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Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
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+Eclipse Flatpak
Flatpak by +Alexander Larsson is officially released: http://flatpak.org/press/2016-06-21-flatpak-released.html

The first application I thought about that I wanted as a flatpak was Eclipse. Why?
1. The distributions tend to break it up in 187 small pieces, and you always need around 131 of them, but you don't know which ones... so I always give up on using that. So I end up downloading a tar.gz from eclipse.org. And that works, but I then have to create desktop launches and stuff to make it integrate in to my desktop. So having a package that just works, would be great here.
2. It is a huge beast of software, so it would feel great to have it sandboxed.

So, I basically took the tar.gz from eclipse.org and repackaged that in to a flatpak. It is sandboxed to only have access to ~/workspace, ~/.m2 and ~/.eclipse in your home directory. It have network access and read only access to /etc/hosts, and it also have access to some system bus.
The flatpak is based on Eclipse Neon RC3 for Java developers. I use RC3 since the final release would crash on startup. So if someone can get that to work, let me know!

The resulting flatpak kan be downloaded from google drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzLQBLebD-lOQnNjUzl0M19BVlE/view?usp=sharing

And the script I used to create it is found here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzLQBLebD-lOVERNSjFidXlDMjg/view?usp=sharing

Some installation instructions (basically from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/flatpak/):
First we need the gnome 3.20 runtime which I used as a base
wget https://sdk.gnome.org/keys/gnome-sdk.gpg
flatpak remote-add --user --gpg-import=gnome-sdk.gpg gnome https://sdk.gnome.org/repo/
flatpak install --user gnome org.gnome.Platform 3.20

Then you can install the bundle using the command:
flatpak install --user --bundle eclipse-neon-rc3.flatpak

And to run it you click on the application launcher in the desktop environment UI, or by the command:
flatpak run org.eclipse.Eclipse

have fun!
Performance Tracers (debug users only). 19.079 Start Calling startPreProcess: DocsHttpForwardingProcessor 4 19.083 Start | [AfterLockServiceFilter] Before 16 19.099 Done 16 ms | [AfterLockServiceFilter] Before 0 19.099 Done 20 ms Calling startPreProcess: DocsHttpForwardingProcessor 0 19.099 ...
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Wrote up a blog entry talking about Fedora Workstation 24 and Flatpak! Exciting times!
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Fedora 24 released! Read more at https://fedoramagazine.org/fedora-24-released/
Today the Fedora Project is pleased to announce the general release of Fedora 24. Download it now from our Get Fedora site: https://getfedora.org/workstation/ https://getfedora.org/server/ https://getfedora.org/cloud/ https://spins.fedoraproject.org/ https://labs.fedoraproject.org/ https://arm.fedoraproject.org/ Another Step in the Fedora Journey The Fedora Project has embarked on... Continue Reading →
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Reading Boris Johnsson bitching about Obama recommending against Brexit the stench of hypocrisy is overwhelming considering his stance on Scottish independence. Of course that was the same kind of hypocrisy that SNP was reeking of in regards to Orkney independence. This is definitely not the age of being principled. 
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The linked article is interesting in its own regard and the issue of the so called war on drugs, but the article also rekindled an old paradox for me on how on one side we need international agreements to achieve a lot of things, but on the flip side such agreements do undermine local democracy in a very significant manner. So in the case of the article it seems all 192 UN members are have to keep prohibition in place unless you can get all 192 members to agree to a change. Which is an extremely high threshold for changing something. And it is not just the war on drugs that are hostage to such agreements, I mean fixing copyright and patent laws are an area where we in the free software field have to deal with overcoming the obstacles passed by international agreements and which even if you manage to champion the issue in a national election the fix is not easily implementable because it comes in conflict with agreed international commitments. Which obviously is not good, but on the other hand I don't think one can make a valid case for the world being a better place without any binding international agreements. 
But don’t hold your breath—a UN summit on drugs next month looks likely to be a flop
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Isn't it just a tradeoff, similar to individual freedom vs. laws?
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So GStreamer is used to make one of the greatest scientific discoveries \o/ https://wiki.ligo.org/DASWG/GstLAL
gstlal provides a suite of GStreamer elements that expose gravitational-wave data analysis tools from the LALSuite library for use in GStreamer signal-processing pipelines. Examples include an element to add simulated gravitational waves to an h(t) stream, and a source element to provide the ...
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Hey look, here's how to write a press release!

http://flatpak.org/press/2016-06-21-flatpak-released.html

#flatpak #snappy
Announcing Flatpak – Next Generation Linux Applications. Stockholm, Sweden – 21st June 2016 – The development team behind Flatpak is excited to announce the general availablity of their new framework for desktop applications on Linux. Previously named xdg-app, Flatpak is available on a range of ...
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The Swedish conspiracy!
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You'll see more a more beautiful default font in the Fedora 24 Workstation courtesy of +GNOME​! Read more in the Fedora Magazine here.
Cantarell, the default font in GNOME 3 and Fedora, is now improved. The new version is featured in Fedora 24 Workstation. Read more about the changes.
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Only three slots left for GNOME Software Hackfest London 2016... :)
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Here's a little Christmas present. This is GNOME Software working with xdg-app to allow live updates of apps and runtimes. It's very much a prototype, but seems to work for me.
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