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Ubuntu 18.10’s New Wallpaper is Cosmically Cute

The striking new background was attached to a bug report on Launchpad, and arrives just in the nick of time. The sole Ubuntu 18.10 beta is released tomorrow. If you’re running the Ubuntu 18.10 daily builds you’ll get the new Ubuntu 18.10 wallpaper as an update to the Ubuntu wallpapers package, so keep an eye on update manager. Read more

Mozilla: Rust, Servo, Firefox Monitor and Curl

  • The Rust Programming Language Blog: Announcing Rust 1.29.1
    The Rust team is happy to announce a new version of Rust, 1.29.1. Rust is a systems programming language focused on safety, speed, and concurrency.
  • This Week In Servo 114
    Big shout-out to @eijebong for digging into the underlying cause of an ongoing, frustrating intermittent problem with running websocket tests in CI.
  • Mozilla Launches Firefox Monitor To Alert You When Your Data Is Breached
    Mozilla just launched a free service called Firefox Monitor to help users find out whether their accounts have been a part of the numerous data breaches that occur every year. Just enter your email ID on the Firefox Monitor website and get it scanned to find any cases of compromised online accounts.
  • Daniel Stenberg: 10,000 stars
    On github, you can 'star' a project. It's a fairly meaningless way to mark your appreciation of a project hosted on that site and of course, the number doesn't really mean anything and it certainly doesn't reflect how popular or widely used or unused that particular software project is. But here I am, highlighting the fact that today I snapped the screenshot shown above when the curl project just reached this milestone: 10,000 stars. In the great scheme of things, the most popular and starred projects on github of course have magnitudes more stars. Right now, curl ranks as roughly the 885th most starred project on github. According to github themselves, they host an amazing 25 million public repositories which thus puts curl in the top 0.004% star-wise.

Games: Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Pillars of Eternity II, Mark of the Ninja, Timespinner

  • The RPG 'Pathfinder: Kingmaker' is out with critical bugs in the Linux version
    The RPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker is out today from Owlcat Games and Deepsilver, sadly the Linux version has some critical bugs. GOG provided me with a key, so at release today I went to download it only to find no Linux download. When speaking to my GOG contact, they confirmed a critical bug was found where the game will completely crash if you try to load a saved game. This is also confirmed by users on the Steam forum. Due to this, there's no ETA on GOG having any Linux build available and I can't blame them for that, this is down to Owlcat Games to solve.
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Seeker, Slayer, Survivor is now out, some thoughts on the brawling
    The latest DLC for the engaging RPG, Pillars of Eternity II, sees you thrust into bloody arena combat. I spent some time overcoming the trials and have some thoughts to share.
  • Mark of the Ninja Remastered from Klei Entertainment due out on October 9th
    Mark of the Ninja was a damn fun game and it's one I'm pretty happy to see remastered, it has a trailer and a release date now too. Due out on October 9th, hopefully with the Linux version ready then. When we spoke to Klei a few months ago, they clearly said it will have a Linux version but they weren't sure if it would be ready in time. The Steam page is now up, which does have a SteamOS + Linux system requirements section, along with a SteamOS icon so given how close it is to release it looks like we're good. Even if there ends up being a small wait, Klei games are worth it. Small update: I asked Klei about a Linux build, they replied with "yeeeeup".
  • Timespinner, a polished and fun metroidvania, is now available
    Traveling back and forth in time is seldom easy and often carries risks. I braved the odds and have thoughts to share about this new metroidvania.

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