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In a failed attempt to improve users personal privacy, DuckDuckGo jumps from the frying pan straight into the fire. With the motto
Google Search -> DuckDuckGo (free)I understand, that they advertise their own service here. And while I do believe, that DuckDuckGo does not cheat and keeps your searches private, as a user, one cannot prove it. In any case, one just replaces one centralised search machine with another one. Better use a decentralised service, such as meta search engine Searx.
Let's start off with the easiest one! Switching to DuckDuckGo not only keeps your searches private but also gives you extra advantages such as our bang shortcuts, handy Instant Answers, and knowing you're not trapped in a filter bubble.
Android -> iOS (paid)This is certainly the worst recommendation in their list. I had to check the date of the article, when I read this. Aprils Fool's Day? I'm certainly not a fan of Android and I'm not an Android user anymore, but going for a much more restrictive jail is just stupid. Android has at least relatively free versions, e.g. Replicant. iOS, in contrast, is a carcel with beautifully painted walls. Very high walls with perfectly styled barbed wire on top. Even the most proprietary variants of Android let you at least install free software from F-Droid.org.
The most popular alternative to Android is of course iOS, which offers easy device encryption and encrypted messaging via iMessage by default. We also have tips to increase privacy protection on your iPhone or iPad.
If you don't want to use Android anymore, like myself, better go for a free alternative, e.g. support the Librem 5 crowdfunding, or the Pyra handheld or the ZeroPhone, all three running the free Debian operating system.
Google Allo -> Signal (free)Again, they recommend to leave one centralised service for another one. And one, that even wants your phone number, otherwise you can't use it. And one, that does not yet have a decent client for Linux. There are messengers around that are federated or completely decentralised, that do not force you give them your phone number, and that have native clients for all major operating systems. My recommendation is XMPP. If you are on Linux, use e.g. Gajim, on Android the best app is probably Conversations, for iOS there is ChatSecure and so on. Alternatives to XMPP are Ring, Matrix and more recently Wire.
There are several services offering private messaging but, as we've mentioned before, Signal gets our recommendation. It offers free, end-to-end encryption for both messages and private calls. It's also recommended by Edward Snowden and renowned security expert Bruce Schneier, among others.
Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1755:
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.One should also not give up libre software, which is essential in many ways, to purchase a little perceived safety or privacy through non-free or centralised services.
#duckduckgo #google #searx #replicant #fdroid #librem5 #pyra #zerophone #debian #xmpp #gajim #conversations #chatsecure #ring #matrix #wire
Debian developer Petter Reinholdtsen writes:
A little more than a month ago I wrote how to observe the SIM card ID (aka IMSI number) of mobile phones talking to nearby mobile phone base stations using Debian GNU/Linux and a cheap USB software defined radio, and thus being able to pinpoint the location of people and equipment (like cars and trains) with an accuracy of a few kilometer. Since then we have worked to make the procedure even simpler, and it is now possible to do this without any manual frequency tuning and without building your own packages....
The gr-gsm package is now included in Debian testing and unstable, and the IMSI-catcher code no longer require root access to fetch and decode the GSM data collected using gr-gsm.
Here is an updated recipe, using packages built by Debian and a git clone of two python scripts:
#debian #freesoftware #privacy #imsicatcher #gsm #mobilephone #gnuradio #sdr
Purism does better than I hoped! After a little bit more than half of the time (33 days passed, 27 still to go), they have half the money (51%) of the 1.5 million USD they need. I'm positively surprised!
Now the other half it is up to you! If you like to have a phone that respects your privacy (so does promise Purism), runs a mainstream Linux distro (PureOS/Debian by default, the most important point for me personally), and has strong focus on freedom and security, please consider supporting their crowd funding campaign!
As long as they do not reach their goal there is no risk. Your credit card will not be charged before they reach their target. If the reach the 1.5 million USD, they will charge you. Then there is the risk, that they will fail, of course. I think, that they will not fail, because they have some experience with building hardware and they have capable people on board. But, hey, no risk, no fun!
#librem5 #purism #freesoftware #debian #mobile #phone #privacy #security #smartphone
Congratulations to the developers!
Note to Debian users: You can try 0.10 now, but it is a two months old pre-release in experimental. You have to use also the prosody-modules from experimental, which are pretty recent. Works perfectly for me on a production server, but still... Expect the new release in unstable in some days.
#prosody #xmpp #debian
Like to experiment with Debian, Gajim, XMPP?
Bored? Like to play? OK, here's my offer: If you run Debian testing or unstable and you are using XMPP, why not install Gajim and some of its plugins from Debian experimental? It probably will not work as smooth as the packages from stable, testing, or unstable, but you can run the freshest stuff ever!
Just put experimental into your /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb https://deb.debian.org/debian/ experimental main
and install from it:
So far, stuff works for me, but beware: Experimental is called experimental for a reason.
#debian #gajim #xmpp #experimental
Prosody 0.10.0 now in Debian unstable
Users of Debian unstable can now apt install prosody prosody-modules to get the latest version. I run the packages (so far without issues) on a Debian stable system. The "clean" way would be to wait for a backport, but at the moment, it is not strictly necessary.
#debian #prosody #xmpp #federation
What is Dino?
Dino is a modern IM client using XMPP (Jabber) with support for both OpenPGP and OMEMO. It looks very nice and can already be used for chatting and group conversations. It is, however, not yet stable nor feature-complete. If you are looking for something like Conversations (Android XMPP client), but for the desktop, Dino is for you. If you like to have something more stable and feature-complete, try Gajim instead. I use both! :~)
Dino is written in C and Vala, uses the GTK+ UI toolkit and looks best in Gnome, XFCE, or other GTK+ based desktops. I heard about planned versions for Windows and MacOS, too, but don't hold your breath.
How to install Dino on Debian?
Since yesterday, the Dino IM client is available in the official Debian repositories, but so far only in the "experimental" distribution. To install it, Debian users have to:
$ echo deb https://deb.debian.org/debian/ experimental main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/experimental.list
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt -t experimental install dino-im
This should work on nine official and five unofficial architectures for at least unstable and testing. Not sure about stable. I'm pretty sure, that oldstable will not work.
Why the "-im" suffix for Dino in Debian?
There used to be another program, an "integrated MIDI piano roll editor and sequencer engine", by the same name in Debian. Many references to the old program still exist, so it would be problematic to recycle the name for a different purpose.
#xmpp #debian #dino #jabber #openpgp #omemo #im #federation #chat
Install Dino on Debian-based Systems
If you run Debian testing or unstable, you may install dino-im directly from Debian experimental. Easy.
If you run Debian stable, or Ubuntu, or Mint etc. there are some more steps involved. Make sure, your system has GTK3 version 3.22 at least. This is required by Dino. E.g. for Ubuntu this means 17.04 or newer. Also, you may need to install some development tools and libraries. During the build, you'll see which one are missing on your system. I did not try this myself, this is just what I hope should work - quick and dirty:
- $ dget http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libs/libsignal-protocol-c/libsignal-protocol-c_2.3.1+git20171007-1.dsc
- cd libsignal-protocol-c-2.3.1+git20171007/
- sudo apt install check cmake debhelper dpkg-dev libssl-dev protobuf-c-compiler
- $ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -us
- cd ..
- sudo dpkg -i libsignal-protocol-c2_2.3.1+git20171007-1_amd64.deb libsignal-protocol-c-dev_2.3.1+git20171007-1_amd64.deb
- dget http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/pool/main/d/dino-im/dino-im_0.0.git20171101-1.dsc
- cd dino-im-0.0.git20171101/
- sudo apt install dh-exec gettext libgcrypt20-dev libgee-0.8-dev libglib2.0-dev libgpgme-dev libgtk-3-dev libnotify-dev libsoup2.4-dev libsqlite3-dev ninja-build valac
- $ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -us
- cd ..
- sudo dpkg -i dino-im_0.0.git20171101-1_amd64.deb dino-im-common_0.0.git20171101-1_all.deb
#debian #ubuntu #mint #dino #xmpp
~~There is NO CLOUD, just other people’s computers~~
There’s cloud, and it can even be YOURS on YOUR computer
blog post by Debian developer Thomas Goirand "Zigo"
Each time I see the FSFE picture, just like on Daniel’s last post to planet.d.o, where it says:#cloud #freesoftware #openstack #fsfe #debian #privacy
“There is NO CLOUD, just other people’s computers”
it makes me so frustrated. There’s such a thing as private cloud, setup on your own set of servers. I’ve been working on delivering OpenStack to Debian for the last 6 years and a half, motivated exactly to fix this issue: I refuse that the only cloud people could use would be a closed source solution like GCE, AWS or Azure. The FSFE (and the FSF) completely dismissing this work is more than annoying: it is counter productive. Not only the FSFE shouldn’t pull anyone away from the cloud, but it should push for the public to choose cloud providers using free software like OpenStack.
The openstack.org market place lists 23 public cloud providers using OpenStack, so there is now no excuse to use any other type of cloud: for sure, there’s one where you need it. If you use a free software solution like OpenStack, then the question if you’re running on your own hardware, on some rented hardware (on which you deployed OpenStack yourself), or on someone else’s OpenStack deployment is just a practical one, on which you can always back-up quickly. That’s one of the very reason why one should deploy on the cloud: so that it’s possible to redeploy quickly on another cloud provider, or even on your own private cloud. This gives you more freedom than you ever had, because it makes you not dependent anymore on the hosting company you’ve selected: switching provider is just the mater of launching a script. The reality is that neither the FSFE or RMS understand all of this. Please don’t dive into the FSFE very wrong message.
Debian developer Matthieu Caneill announced today the new URL for Debsources. For those who do not know it: With Debsources you can search in the complete source code of Debian. This is very nice, when you like to learn, how your operating system or applications work, if you like to learn a new computing language, if you like to find an attack vector for your latest hack or you like to prevent the latter. It is like the late Google codesearch, but free as in freedom. Try out and have fun!
Dear developers,#debian #freesoftware #sourcecode #search #development #debsources #python #agpl3
We're happy to announce that Debsources, the Web application that
allows to browse and search the entire source code of all Debian
releases, is now hosted on the official Debian infrastructure and
available at https://sources.debian.org.
You may already know this service as previously hosted at
sources.debian.net . We took the move to Debian hardware as the
opportunity to officially announce it here.
Debsources is a web service that exposes the content of Debian source
packages on the Web, both via an HTML user interface and a JSON API
. To that end, an updater runs regularly (currently 4 times a day)
to unpack and index new packages from all the available Debian
suites. It also runs various plugins, for example to count lines of
code and measure the size of packages; this information is exposed in
Since all extracted information is stored in a PostgreSQL database,
various data warehouse features are available, such as the list of
file duplicates for every file, or package name search.
More than source code
Worth noting are two "sub-apps" that run on the same infrastructure:
* patches : for packages using 3.0 (quilt) package format, the list
of patches is extracted and exposed, along with some metadata.
* copyright : the copyright files of packages are exposed through
this interface, and displayed in a convenient way if they are
Debsources has been described extensively and used to conduct various
studies on the Debian source code. To learn more check out the paper:
Matthieu Caneill, Daniel M. Germán, Stefano Zacchiroli. The Debsources
Dataset: Two Decades of Free and Open Source Software. In Empirical
Software Engineering, Volume 22, pp. 1405-1437, June, 2017
An open access preprint of the paper and additional information about
Debsources are available on the Debsources documentation page .
Many credits go to everyone who submitted patches and feedback over
the years, thank you! In particular, Stefano Zacchiroli started the
project and wrote the updater infrastructure, and Orestis Ioannou
developed the patches/ and copyright/ apps.
This new instance of the service is hosted by DSA - without whom
sources.debian.org would not exist. Many thanks to the whole team for
their guidance in the d.n -> d.o migration, and in particular to
Julien Cristau and Peter Palfrader.
The previous instance of Debsources had been hosted by IRILL for
more than 4 years, who has also spearheaded the initial development of
the service - thanks for the non-interrupted service!
As always, we're more than happy to hear your feedback; you can
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . (See the footer
of the Debsources web page for bug report and contribution
For the Debsources team,
Movim is a distributed social networking platform founded in 2010. It can be accessed using existing XMPP clients and Jabber accounts, and is a free and open source software licensed under the AGPL.#movim #ejabberd #socialnetwork #federation #xmpp #agpl #prosody #debian #freesoftware
With version 0.12 released in October, Movim migrated its official server to ejabberd. Before, they were using Metronome, a Prosody fork. Today, we are chatting with Timothée Jaussoin, the founder of Movim, about this very complex migration.
We now have a proper packaging for our Linux distribution – Debian, which certainly makes it easier to maintain. There’s also an improved scalability and more stable CPU and memory consumption, which helps to predict hardware requirements.
Even if I see ejabberd more as a tool that needs integration and tuning to create a proper platform, ejabberd seems to be the more serious solution to build proper messaging systems using the XMPP protocol.
The developers have put a huge amount of work into this release:
* Ported to GTK3 / Python3Congratulations!
* Flatpak support
* Lots of refactoring
* New Emoji support
* New Chat Window design
* New StartChat Window (Ctrl+N)
* New ServerInfo Window
* AccountWindow Redesign
* Moved some encryption code out into Plugins (see PGP Plugin, Esessions Plugin)
* OTR Plugin was not ported, use OMEMO
* Added mam:1 and mam:2 support (mam:0 was removed)
* Added MAM for MUCs support
* Added support for showing XEP-0084 Avatars
* Added xmpp URI handling directly in Gajim
* Removed Gajim-Remote
* Removed XEP-0012 (Last Activity)
* Removed XEP-0136 (Message Archiving)
* Added XEP-0156 (Discovering Alternative XMPP Connection Methods)
* Added XEP-0319 (Last User Interaction in Presence)
* Added XEP-0380 (Explicit Message Encryption)
* Added Jingle FT:5 support
Users of Debian unstable can already install the new version, as well as the plugins gajim-antispam, gajim-httpupload, gajim-omemo, gajim-pgp, gajim-rostertweaks, gajim-triggers, and gajim-urlimagepreview. Have fun!
#gajim #xmpp #jabber #freesoftware #release #omemo #pgp #otr #chat #im #federation #debian
Use IRC from XMPP with Debian
Biboumi 6.1-1~bpo9+1 and Prosody 0.10.0-1~bpo9+1 are now available in Debian 9 (stable, stretch) via backports. Biboumi is a gateway from XMPP to IRC and can be used with Prosody or any other XMPP server. It allows XMPP users to join IRC channels as if they were MUCs. Very useful!
#biboumi #prosody #xmpp #debian #freesoftware #irc #muc
mcabber is a small XMPP console client written in C. It support MUC, TLS, PGP, OTR, but not OMEMO.
For those, who prefer vi like key bindings: With the new version you can put
in your ~/.mcabberrc and feel like home. I'll stay with the default key bindings.
If you don't like mcabber, but want a console client anyway, you might want to look into profanity, primitivus, or poezio, which are native XMPP clients. There is also finch, which is a multiple protocol clients. And irssi, which is an IRC client, but can speak XMPP via an XMPP plugin or, alternatively bitlbee. poezio is not yet in Debian, everything else is.
#mcabber #xmpp #jabber #debian #vi #console #terminal #im
Looks similar to the ZeroPhone, but based on the C.H.I.P. (well known for the PocketCHIP) instead of Raspberry Pi Zero. Both run Debian/Raspbian.
#chipsmartphone #pocketchip #zerophone #mobilephone #debian #freesoftware #openhardware
Say no to Slack.
Debian developer Gunnar Wolf writes:
I have grudgingly joined three Slack workspaces, due to me being part of proejects that use it as a communications center for their participants. Why grudgingly? Because there is very little that it adds to well-established communications standards that we have had for long ~~years~~ decades.See also @Carl Chenet, another Debian developer, post The Slack Threat.
On this topic, I must refer you to the talk and article presented by Megan Squire, one of the clear highlights of my participation last year at the 13th International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS2017): «Considering the Use of Walled Gardens for FLOSS Project Communication». Please do have a good read of this article.
Thing is, after several years of playing open with probably the best integration gateway I have seen, Slack is joining the Embrace, Extend and Extinguish">-minded companies. Of course, I strongly doubt they will manage to extinguish XMPP or IRC, but they want to strengthen the walls around their walled garden...
So, once they have established their presence among companies and developer groups alike, Slack is shutting down their gateways to XMPP and IRC, arguing it's impossible to achieve feature-parity via the gateway.
Of course, I guess all of us recognize and understand there has long not been feature parity. But that's a feature, not a bug! I expressly dislike the abuse of emojis and images inside what's supposed to be a work-enabling medium. Of course, connecting to Slack via IRC, I just don't see the content not meant for me.
The real motivation is they want to control the full user experience.
Well, they have lost me as a user. The day my IRC client fails to connect to Slack, I will delete my user account. They already had record of all of my interactions using their system. Maybe I won't be able to move any of the groups I am part of away from Slack – But many of us can help create a flood.
Say no to predatory tactics. Say no to Embrace, Extend and Extinguish. Say no to Slack.
Btw. I never used Slack, but some people still try to drag me into it. I stay with XMPP, and in IRC by means of the biboumi XMPP-IRC gateway.
#xmpp #slack #irc #walledgarden #federation #biboumi #debian
Gajim 1.0 has been released on 2018-03-17 and is available in Debian unstable ("sid"). It will hopefully migrate to Debian testing ("buster", Debian 10) in some days. A backport for Debian stable ("stretch", Debian 9) will be provided then, too.
New Gajim features compared to the previous stable release 0.16:
* Ported to GTK3 / Python3
* Integrate HTTPUpload
* Improvements for HiDPI Screens
* Change password storage to python keyring package
* New Emoji support
* A lot of new design
* MAM for groupchats support
* New XEPs:
* XEP-0156 (Discovering Alternative XMPP Connection Methods),
* XEP-0319 (Last User Interaction in Presence),
* XEP-0368 (SRV records for XMPP over TLS),
* XEP-0380 (Explicit Message Encryption)
#gajim #xmpp #debian
Debian developer Vincent Bernat writes, how he changed his blog. Before, he used Google Analytics, Google Fonts, YouTube, Disqus, Google Search, etc. Read yourself, what he modified to show respect for the privacy of his readers!
#privacy #blog #debian #selfhosting
* Before: Google Analytics
* After: nothing
Google Analytics is an ubiquitous solution to get a powerful analytics solution for free. It’s also a great way to provide data about your visitors to Google — also for free. There are self-hosted solutions like Matomo — previously Piwik.
I opted for a simpler solution: no analytics. It also enables me to think that my blog attracts thousands of visitors every day.
This is a bug fix release, i.e. around 20 issues have been solved.
It is already in Debian unstable ("sid").
On a side note: A colleague switched from Psi 1.3 to Gajim 1.0.1 on Windows 10 and so far, they is happy. Psi wasn’t bad, but on their machine it was not possible to restart Psi after quitting it. Only after reboot :~(
#gajim #xmpp #debian
Debian developer Thorsten “mirabilos” Glaser writes:
The upstream Movim developer arrived as well — we have quite an amount of upstream developers of various projects attending MiniDebConf, to the joy of the attendees actually directly involved in Debian, and this makes things much easier, as he immediately started removing dependencies (to make our job easier) and fixing bugs and helping us understand how some of those dependencies work. (I also contributed code upstream that replaces some Unicode codepoints or sequences thereof, such as 3⃣ or ‼ or 👱🏻♀️, with <img…/> tags pointing to the SVG images shipped with Movim, with a description (generated from their Unicode names) in the alt attribute.)#movim #debian #socialnetwork #minidebconf #hamburg #xmpp
Now, Saturday, all dependencies are packaged so far, although we’re still waiting for maintainer feedback for those two we’d need to NMU (or have them upload or us take the packages over); most are in NEW of course, but that’s no problem. Now we can tackle packaging Movim itself — I guess we’ll see whether those other packages actually work then ☺
In the meantime we’ve also had the chance to socialise, discuss, meet, etc. other Debian Developers and associates and enjoy the wonderful food and superb coffee of the “Cantina” at the venue; let me hereby express heartfelt thanks to the MiniDebConf organisation for this good location pick!
Movim developer Timothée “edhelas” Jaussoin writes:
Hey everyone :) I'm currently in #Hamburg for the MiniDebConf.#movim #debian #socialnetwork #minidebconf #hamburg #xmpp #php #eloquent
The goal is to work on #Movim and prepare it to be packaged for #Debian!
Lots of work has already been done as you can see on the CHANGELOG of the project.
We first worked on cleaning up and stabilizing the #dependencies of Movim. The outdated heyupdate/emoji was replaced by a wonderful pull request by mirabilos that add support of emojis directly inside Movim.
On my side I replaced ramsey/uuid with a simple internal function and worked on upgrating reactphp/http to their latest release with the help of WyrilHaximus, which also helped to release the v0.4.0 of reactphp/zmq that contains some important fixes for Movim.
The template engine of Movim, RainTpl was also stabilized to the latest release.
Natureshadow also made a really nice pull request to prepare the Debian package and fixe a couple of small bugs regarding URL handling inside the project.
All those dependencies will soon be packaged and integrated in Debian.
On top of that I worked a few hours yesterday on the optimisation of the #database requests by using some memory caching and Eloquent eager loading to prefetch some extra information when querying resources in the DB. This reduces the time spent to generate the pages and contents by more than 50 to 75% in some cases! It can especially be noticed on the Chat page and Contacts page.
The main pods were also updated with all those changes, so you can try them on nl.movim.eu, fr.movim.eu or de.movim.eu.
That's all folks!
The DebOps project is a set of Free and Open Source tools that let users bootstrap and manage an IT infrastructure based on Debian or Ubuntu operating systems. Ansible is used as the main configuration management platform. DebOps provides a collection of Ansible roles that manage various services, as well as a set of Ansible playbooks that tie them together in a highly integrated environment.Note to myself: Need to check out this project.
#debian #ansible #debops #container #datacenter #devops
OSTicket sobre nginx + mariadb + php7 en Debian 9
#apache2 #codigo #debian #mysql #nginx #osticket #php #sistemas #tickets
Osticket es un software que sirve para gestionar incidencias. Lo que viene a ser un software en el que puedes dar soporte a algo mediante tickets. Los/las usuarios/as abren un ticket o realizan el seguimiento de alguno abierto. Las personas que dan soporte pueden ir al mismo tiempo gestionando esto con cuentas en osticket de […]
Mario Lang writes on their blog "The Blind Guru":
Bela is a low latency optimized platform for audio applications built using Debian and Xenomai, running on a BeagleBoard Black. I recently stumbled upon this platform while skimming through a modular synthesizer related forum. Bela has teamed up with the guys at Rebel Technologies to build a Bela based system in eurorack module format, called Salt. Luckily enough, I managed to secure a unit for my modular synthesizer.#debian #music #synthesizer #xenomai #bela #salt #beagleboard #blind #visuallyimpaired
Enviar un correo con desde la línea de comandos de #RaspberryPi con Raspbian | victorhckinthefreeworld
Veamos cómo enviar un correo desde la línea de comandos de nuestra Raspberry Pi con Raspbian como sistema operativo.
#gnu #linux #Debian
Is there really a light at the end of the journey...?
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Well, well, well.
Are we really getting there?
Yes, it could be the case.
4GB RAM CPU Boards are working!
Finally, after a long, long search for the reason, Tony Lindgren found the real issue for 4GB RAM crashes.
It was a hardware and software fix. Even the previously produced boards work better now - and maybe a lot better with some changed timings :)e.
That does mean... well, the CPU boards should now be 100% finished.
And we might even be able to use the 500 bare PCBs we already have - if they can still be populated (as they have been sitting around for quite a while now).
A memory stress test still crashes after 10 minutes, but that is due to overheating, as it doesn't do this if a heatsink is added to the CPU board.
10 minutes without a heatsink is quite good though, as a memory stress test both fully stresses the CPU and memory, and doesn't happen in real life.
Nikolaus ran a 4GB Board without heatsink and 1,5GHz and did an apt-get upgrade which installed 400 new packages... without any issues.
After a few hours, he shut it down again. Without any crash or overheating!
Once the mainboards are finished and the new case has arrived, I'll assemble a full unit including our cooling solution, and then we'll no for sure.
This issue together with the rotation issue we had are most probably due to TI mostly having abandoned the OMAP5.
There are not many devices out there using the OMAP5 and therefore, no one has run into that issue before.
So yes, we might have some more low-level software work ahead of us compared to the Pandora, but it surely will be fun seeing the system evolve :)
Well, with the CPU boards and the DIsplay boards final now, the last thing missing are the mainboards.
What's up with those, you might ask?
Well, the have arrived at Global Components - but there was an issue. Some of the silk layer (that's the white print on the PCBs) are too close to some of the BGA pads. And as we don't populate single PCBs but multiple ones at once, the tolerance is an issue - and some BGAs might not be populated properly.
Unfortunately, the chinese manufacturer hasn't checked that thoroughly (last time, they fixed that issue themselves without telling us upfront). It would be possible to populate them by doing some VERY accurate measurements - but that would cost over 3000 EUR.
That was pretty annoying - but luckily, producing another set of bare PCBs WITHOUT this layer is a lot faster now, as all the tools have already been created and the software for the machines has been written.
The new PCBs will arrive June 18th (so in around a week) and will be populated shortly afterwards.
Well, according to my contact, a (hopefully) final case is already on the way to me.
It has been shipped a while ago via DHL but has not arrived yet.
He'll try to get a tracking number for me, and hopefully, it'll arrive this week.
This case should have the logo and everything glued in. But I won't assure that until we have it here.
... and then?
When the case is fine, 500 transparent cases will be produced, which will be used for the prototype preorders.
After that, the moulds will immediately be moved to the new company so we can produce the remaining cases in proper color. As most companies close down in August in Greece, we have to be fast here. Hopefully, that'll work out - then we could have a small release party at the GamesCom this year and who knows, maybe some users can already pick up their units there.
But yeah, that would be a miracle, as we also need to get the pre-cut material for the heat dissipation and I don't know yet how long the production will take. That said, it's existing material that just needs to be cut - so it shouldn't take long.
So who knows - one can dream, right? :)
With all the boards and the case finished, it's also time for CE / FCC testing, which we're planning for early July.
So yay.. we got another few steps closer to release :)
Final round... Fight!
#pyra #pyra-handheld #umpc #pc #hardware #debian #linux #console #dragonbox #handheld #computer #dragonbox-pyra
Disponible Devuan 2.0 “ASCII”
#debian #devuan #gnu/linux #systemd
Para los amantes del SysVinit llega Devuan 2.0, nueva versión estable de esta distribución con aires debianitas (converge con Debian 9 Stretch), que se caracteriza por venir libre de systemd en su sistema de inicio, como sabéis la tendencia actual en la mayoría de distribuciones
Gajim master available in Debian experimental
For users of Debian testing or unstable who like the smell of adventure and the taste of danger: Try
Seriously: Nothing to be afraid of, IMHO. Only a bunch of nice features, such as MUC avatar pictures! Still, it is called
Official releases are still in unstable/testing/stable-backports, as always.
#gajim #debian #xmpp
Entrevista exclusiva a Nacho Parker, desarrollador de #NextCloudPi | victorhckinthefreeworld
se puede instalar NCP en casi cualquier sitio. Cualquier sistema #Debian puede instalar a través del “instalador curl”, sea ARM o x86. También cualquier sistema ARM o x86 que soporte Docker puede usar la versión Dockerizada de NCP.
#gnu #linux #nextcloud
Entrevista exclusiva a nachoparker, desarrollador de #NextCloudPi | victorhckinthefreeworld
nachoparker: Animo a la gente a que nos ayudemos a administrar nuestra propia infraestructura, que esté bajo nuestro control y posesión, y que apoyemos a proyectos como Nextcloud, Armbian o Syncthing para que puedan rivalizar con alternativas privativas en calidad y no tengamos que sacrificar funcionalidad para preservar control sobre nuestros datos.
#softwarelibre #nextcloud #debian #docker #gnu #linux
Vielleicht finden sich hier ja Leute die diesbezüglich begabt sind:
♲ Pro-Linux ():
News: Debian sucht Artwork für Buster[l]
Das Debian-Projekt hat einen Artwork-Wettbewerb für die kommende Version 10.0, »Buster«, ausgeschrieben. Gesucht werden Hintergrundbilder und Grafiken für Boot Screen, Installer, den Login-Bildschirm und weitere Komponenten.- - - - - -
#linux #debian #artwork #aufruf #design