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gnome-shell 3.15.90 is absolutely beautiful. Kudos to everyone involved.
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only that nouveau adds odd moments
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GNOME is proud to have launched the Outreach Program for Women and seen it grow beyond our wildest expectations. We wish it best of luck and continue to support it as it joins Software Freedom Conservancy as Outreachy.
Software Freedom Conservancy and the GNOME Foundation together announce that the Free and Open Source Software Outreach Program is moving from GNOME to Conservancy. As Karen Sandler, Executive Dire...
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It is no secret that we've been interested in sandboxed applications for a while. It is evident here, here, here or here, to name just a few. What may not be widely known yet is that we have been working on putting together a working implementation of these ideas. Alexander Larsson has made ...
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After watching this talk I'm more terrified of mobile phones than I was before. I knew they are insecure, but I never thought attacking them is so  easy.

http://media.ccc.de/browse/congress/2014/31c3_-_6249_-_en_-_saal_1_-_201412271715_-_ss7_locate_track_manipulate_-_tobias_engel.html

Also phones are devices in which you use your voice to talk with other people, which is already terrifying even without the security flaws
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Judging by that last reply in the Tracker bug I talked about it yesterday I assume Tracker developers don't have any PDF files on their machines at all.
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We’re happy to announce that the 2015 edition of GUADEC will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden from August 7 – 9, at Folkets Hus conference center. The conference is not just for developers; everyone is welcome and we hope to see as many people as possible!
We're happy to announce that the 2015 edition of GUADEC will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden from August 7 – 9, at Folkets Hus conference center. Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden, loca...
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fedora-desktop-list used to have a (relatively) decent signal to noise ratio as far as mailing lists of big projects go, but every since Fedora Workstation became a thing the amount of noise in that list keeps increasing :/
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Well, it was basically completely dead before that, and not very functional. Some noise is the price of having a signal at all....
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Too much money? Santa brought some cash? Help building Builder!
Let's make it easy to create software for GNOME! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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tracker developers think it's acceptable to dump hundred of megabytes of texts from all my PDF files into the system log. This is ridiculous.

They have a patch that would prevent it from happening. They won't merge it because "it should never happen".

But bugs exist in every piece of software. Software breaks frequently. The least you can do is when it breaks, make sure it breaks gracefully.

Dumping hundreds of megabytes of text into my system log is not considering handling things gracefully. It means my system log would be harder to navigate and read, it means my log will bloat faster than it should.

Also consider this: the data dumped into the log is contents from PDF files all over the system. That's not just ebooks! sensitive medical/financial documents, legal document, paychecks, and other types of documents you'd want to keep private would be dumped into the log. This means every time there's a problem and I need to post my log, I need to validate bits of my documents didn't find their way into the log. This means that on a multi-user system any user who has access to the system log would have access to everyone's PDF files.

This is not OK. And besides, if you have a bug in something making a query, you really don't need the full text of Discworld to debug it, right? So why not limit the output?
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+Kamil Páral Yeah, it's obvious that bug isn't the experience we'd like. Building the experience we'd like is hard, and I hate that we've stuck that in and said "welp, it should never happen", but I don't have the power or the will to change it.
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Those who have spoken to me know that I'm not a big fan of packages for shipping software. Once upon a time, I was wowed that I could simply emerge blender and have a full 3D modelling suite running in a few minutes, without the fuss of wizards or unchecking boxes seeing the README.
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I think G+ is suggesting me to join weird "communities" just to make me think the data google has on me is inaccurate. I mean, seriously, they just offered me to join EMACS and FreeBSD "communities". Ridiculous.
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