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I see exciting things in future!
If I only had more time... ;-)
http://limbahub.com
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Automated GUI testing... Looks like my computer having a seizure, but it works surprisingly well :)
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Experimenting with "semi-atomic" distribution upgrades using Apt and OverlayFS. The Apt dist-upgrade is running in a chroot which has the system mounted via OverlayFS, with all writes landing in a separate location.
On reboot, the changes are applied and merged with the main system. This provides an additional safety-net in case there are broken packages, and speeds up offline-updates of the whole distribution a lot.
Still highly experimental though, not sure if there are potential issues which I haven't thought of.
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+Tim JP To me, the "deduplication" is less about disk-space, and more about software sharing a common implementation of a library, so (security) updates of it can be rolled out without intervention of the original upstream who created the package.
Regarding Snappy, it seems to resemble OSTree and XdgApp, where I'd ask why they need to re-invent the wheel on that side, while if they use OverlayFS for resource-sharing, they reinvented Limba. But I might be wrong with that, from what I see Snappy appears to be not only for apps but also for managing the whole OS, so its scope might be different from Limba and XdgApp. As said, need to read more about it to comment on it properly ;-)
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Yay!
 
We have an Alpha release of #Tanglu 3!
And it ships with Plasma 5 in the KDE flavor!
More information can be found at: http://tanglu.org/blog/2015/04/tanglu-3-chromodoris-willani-apha-released/
Tanglu 3 (Chromodoris willani) Apha released! Posted by: Matthias 2 minutes ago. We are pleased to announce the release of the first development release of Tanglu 3, which includes Tanglu-KDE, Tanglu-GNOME and Tanglu Core! This alpha release contains many exciting changes, most notably the ...
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I am looking forward to Last Week Tonight every week - it's a really great show (even if you're not an American).
The one from yesterday with focus on government surveillance was awesome (with the highlight clearly being the interview at the end ^^).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEVlyP4_11M
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Something worth testing! :-)
 
Cutelyst 0.7.0 is out!
Cutelyst the Qt/C++ web framework just got a new release, 0.7.0 is brings many improvements, bugfixes and features. Most notably of the changes is a shinny new Chained dispatcher that finally got i...
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Dear lazyweb, are there any network experts here?
I am struggeling with an issue with the Gitlab.com services, where I am unable to connect to their services without fiddling with the MACs of the SSH connection, and after that is done, I can only transmit very small (below 1kB) chunks of data.
Pushing to any other service, which includes Gitorious, Github, Debian's Alioth and any other custom Git host, does not result in any problems. Same applies for regular SSH connections.
Also important to mention is that the same only-upload-few-ytes issue happens with the regular HTTPS connection to Gitlab as well.

Pushing from the same computer, but from another network works fine.
So, whyt could be the cause for this issue? The Gitlab people don't have any idea on how to debug this further, and I am pretty much clueless as well, since I can't reproduce this problem (and it doesn't look like a client issue).
Any info on the cause of this weirdness or on how to debug the issue further would be awesome!
(Relevant (but pretty confusing, since I wasn't actually sure about the issue) bug report: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/1206 )
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I see more and more projects doing the "curl | sudo bash" method of installing something.  Not good on huge number of levels.  This is a good rant of people doing this for containers.

Yes, I know docker doesn't support signed images yet, hopefully that will happen someday...
None of these "fancy" tools still builds by a traditional make command. Every tool has to come up with their own, incomptaible, and non-portable "method of the day" of building. And since nobody is still able to compile things from scratch, everybody just downloads precompiled binaries from ...
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I just found out why I didn't get PackageKit release announcements for a while - it's not that Richard doesn't send them, it's simply Google sorting them out as spam... For some reason, the false-positive rate of the GMail spamfilter increased a lot in the past months.
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Sadly +Google's spam filter is as much user-generated as it is algorithm generated. All it would take is one or two other users getting #PackageKit  through Gmail hitting the Spam button for you to get the filter as well. 
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