Episode 213

Rocky Linux with Greg Kurtzer


December 29th, 2020

56 mins 20 secs

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About this Episode

Greg Kurtzer executive director of Rocky Linux a bug for bug RedHat distribution joins us this hour to tell the story of CentOS and what his vision for Rocky Linux is!

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Greg Kurtzer - Executive Director of Rocky Linux, a bug for bug red hat compatible distro

36:00 minutes in

Walt Caller One

What Protections are in place to protect Rocky Linux from corporate interests

44:00 minutes in

Email 1 Unifi Access Points and NVRs

1) Unifi Access Points

47:00 minutes in
2) What security NVR solution do you recommend?

51:00 minutes in

Pick of the Week

Snapdrop: local file sharing in your browser. Inspired by Apple's Airdrop.

Underneath the hood

Vanilla HTML5 / ES6 / CSS3 frontend
WebRTC / WebSockets
NodeJS backend
Progressive Web App

51:45 minutes in

Gadget of the Week Playstation 5 Controller

DualSense™ Wireless PS5 Controller

  • The DualSense wireless controller for PS5 offers immersive haptic feedback2, dynamic adaptive triggers2 and a built-in microphone, all integrated into an iconic design.

  • Feel physically responsive feedback to your in-game actions with dual actuators which replace traditional rumble motors. In your hands, these dynamic vibrations can simulate the feeling of everything from environments to the recoil of different weapons

  • Experience varying levels of force and tension as you interact with your in-game gear and environments. From pulling back an increasingly tight bowstring to hitting the brakes on a speeding car, feel physically connected to your on-screen actions.

  • Available from Sony for $69.99

  • Linux driver support

[From Roderick Colenbrander](roderick.colenbrander@sony.com)

  • Supported in linux
    *DualSense in both Bluetooth and USB modes
    *Motion Sensors

  • Not supported yet
    *Adaptive Triggers
    *VCM based Haptics

These features require a large amount of data and complex data structures. It is not clear how to
expose these. The current Evdev and FF frameworks are too limiting. We hope
to have a dialog on how to expose these over time in a generic way.

  • Companies are starting to get it - make a good controller, make the code open so everyone can use it, people will buy your controller.

54:00 minutes in

XFCE 4.16 has been Released!


  • The Settings Manager itself received a visual refresh of its filter box
    *which can now be hidden permanently
    *Search capabilities of the filter box were improved by searching the descriptive 'Comments' part of each dialog's launcher

  • Default Applications is a new dialog represents a merger between the previously available 'Mime Settings' and the 'Preferred Applications' dialogs.

  • Added fractional scaling based on the RandR extension of X11

  • Added more default keyboard shortcuts out of the box (Examples: for window tiling or to open Thunar)

  • xfce4-panel

  • The panel received quite a few noteworthy updates
    *Animation for autohide and intellihide
    *New 'Status Tray' plugin that combines both legacy Systray item support with modern StatusNotifier item support
    *Dark mode support
    *Launchers showing additional actions on right-click
    *Window buttons offering to Launch a new instance

  • XFCE Power Managment was cleaned up

  • The settings dialog of the power manager was cleaned up and shows either 'on battery' or 'plugged in' settings as opposed to both in a huge table.

[DarkTable](darktable.org) - 3.4 Encore!


  • Best professional photography tools out there

  • This is the second major release of 2020

  • 5,500 commits in 2020!

  • Many of the computationally-intensive image processing algorithms have been updated to be faster and more scaleable when running on the CPU.

  • Improved operations to a number of the tools

  • Releasing the first version of the new user manual, now split into a separate project named “dtdocs”. We have completely reorganised and rewritten the manual into a more maintainable structure using Markdown. This project has involved new content as well as a significant overhaul of the text, making it much easier to read for native English speakers

  • In addition, filmic RGB version 4 now works with OpenCL and highlight reconstruction is now significantly faster with OpenCL-enabled hardware.

  • New Module: Color Calibration

  • Tone Equalizer Improvements

  • Export Print Sizes

  • Map View Changes

  • The global color picker module UI has been overhauled

  • It is now possible to automatically hide the header buttons on processing modules in the darkroom

  • Hovering your mouse over the header of a processing module now displays a tool tip providing detailed in-app documentation.

Many users have requested customization of module groups, and now that feature is here! Processing modules in the darkroom can now be assigned to user-defined module groups. This replaces the previous “favorites” group and the “more modules” module with a tool that allows you to create your own module groups and presets based on your work flow.



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Gadget of the Week


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