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GNOME: LVFS, Vala, GPaste and Dino

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  • Please welcome Lenovo to the LVFS

    I’d like to formally welcome Lenovo to the LVFS. For the last few months myself and Peter Jones have been working with partners of Lenovo and the ThinkPad, ThinkStation and ThinkCenter groups inside Lenovo to get automatic firmware updates working across a huge number of different models of hardware.

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    Bringing Lenovo to the LVFS has been a lot of work. It needed changes to the low level fwupdate library, fwupd, and even the LVFS admin portal itself for various vendor-defined reasons. We’ve been working in semi-secret for a long time, and I’m sure it’s been frustrating to all involved not being able to speak openly about the grand plan. I do think Lenovo should be applauded for the work done so far due to the enormity of the task, rather than chastised about coming to the party a little late. If anyone from HP is reading this, you’re now officially late.

  • Vala+GDA: An experiment

    I’m working on GNOME Data Access, now on its GTK+ library, specially on its Browser, a GTK+ application more as a demo than a real database access tool.

    GDA’s Browser, spots notable features in GDA’s non-GUI library. For example, support to create a single connection binding for two or more connections to different databases and from different providers (SQLite, PostgreSQL, MySQL), so you can create a single query and get a table result combining data from different sources. More details in another post.

  • GPaste Is A Great Clipboard Manager For Gnome Shell

    GPaste is a clipboard management system that consists of a library, daemon, and interfaces for the command line and Gnome (using a native Gnome Shell extension).

    A clipboard manager allows keeping track of what you're copying and pasting, providing access to previously copied items. GPaste, with its native Gnome Shell extension, makes the perfect addition for those looking for a Gnome clipboard manager.

  • [Dino, a XMPP client] UI polishing and auto completion

    For each search hit in the results, three messages are (partially) displayed: The actual hit and the messages before and after that. The hit is clickable and clicking it will jump to the hit in the conversation history. The clicked message is highlighted with a CSS animation by fading a background color in and out.

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  • Hughes: Please welcome Lenovo to the LVFS

    Richard Hughes announces that the Linux Vendor Firmware Service will start distributing firmware updates for Lenovo systems. "Obviously, this is a big deal. Tens of thousands of people are likely to be offered a firmware update in the next few weeks, and hundreds of thousands over the next few months."

  • Lenovo To Make Their BIOS/UEFI Updates Easier For Linux Users Via LVFS

    Lenovo is making it easier for their customers running Linux to update their firmware now on ThinkPad, ThinkStation, and ThinkCenter hardware.

    Lenovo has joined the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) and following collaboration with the upstream developers is beginning to roll-out support for offering their device firmware on this platform so it can be easily updated by users with the fwupd stack. Kudos to all involved especially with Lenovo ThinkPads being very popular among Linux users.

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