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Software and Games: Web Tools, Howtos, Dicey Dungeons and Xenko 3.0

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  • vcrpy for web related tests

    It is a Python module which helps to write faster and simple tests involving HTTP requests. It records all the HTTP interactions in plain text files (by default in a YAML file). This helps to write deterministic tests, and also to run them in offline.

  • 6 Best Online Linux Bash Editors

    If you have been following our posts, we published an article that lists the best online terminal platforms for learning how to work with the Linux not too long ago.

    I hear you ask “how are online Linux terminals different from online Bash editors?” – well, for starters, bash editors are the best apps to use for creating and executing bash scripts and some online terminals don’t even allow you to work with local files and save data.

    If you want to go beyond the beginner-level scripting then a bash editor is what you need and below is our list of the best online platforms you can use right from your browser.

  • How to use Apache as Reverse Proxy on CentOS & RHEL
  • Suricata IDS with ELK and Web Frontend on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Installing Android on VirtualBox
  • Dicey Dungeons, a new roguelike from Terry Cavanagh is a little bit addictive

    Dicey Dungeons is a new roguelike from Terry Cavanagh, Marlowe Dobbe, and Chipzel that seems quite simple, until you start getting further in and it becomes quite addictive.

    I've been silently following it for a while, as a fan of Cavanagh's previous games like Super Hexagon and VVVVVV I've been quite curious to see what it's like. Today, he put out a new build with fresh art from Marlowe Dobbe and music from Chipzel so it seemed like a good time to jump on in.

    What surprised me the most, is how deceptive the game is with its initial simplicity. You move around a really basic board, battling anyone you land on as you move. In terms of style and overall presentation, it's incredibly simple, but in terms of gameplay it's something else entirely.

  • Xenko 3.0 game engine is here, now free and open-source

    Xenko, a game engine owned by Silicon Studios has officially released its third version on August 2. The major change in Xenko 3.0 is the transition to being open-source. It also comes with changes made to the project system and added support for videos as well as hair, and skin rendering.

More in Tux Machines

Stable kernels 5.0.3, 4.20.17, 4.19.30, 4.14.107 and 4.9.164

  • Linux 5.0.3
    I'm announcing the release of the 5.0.3 kernel. All users of the 5.0 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 5.0.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.0.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...
  • Linux 4.20.17
  • Linux 4.19.30
  • Linux 4.14.107
  • Linux 4.9.164

Firefox 66 Released

Firefox now prevents websites from automatically playing sound. You can add individual sites to an exceptions list or turn blocking off. Read more Also: Firefox 66 Arrives - Blocks Auto-Playing Sounds, Hides Title Bar By Default For Linux

Mozilla/Firefox: Reducing Your Online Annoyances, This Week in Servo Development and Vista 10 Integration

  • Today’s Firefox Aims to Reduce Your Online Annoyances
    Almost a hundred years ago, John Maynard Keyes suggested that the industrial revolution would effectively end work for humans within a couple of generations, and our biggest challenge would be figuring what to do with that time. That definitely hasn’t happened, and we always seem to have lots to do, much of it online. When you’re on the web, you’re trying to get stuff done, and therefore online annoyances are just annoyances. Whether it’s autoplaying videos, page jumps or finding a topic within all your multiple tabs, Firefox can help. Today’s Firefox release minimizes those online inconveniences, and puts you back in control.
  • This Week In Servo 127
    In the past week, we merged 50 PRs in the Servo organization’s repositories.
  • Passwordless Web Authentication Support via Windows Hello
    Firefox 66, being released this week, supports using the Windows Hello feature for Web Authentication on Windows 10, enabling a passwordless experience on the web that is hassle-free and more secure. Firefox has supported Web Authentication for all desktop platforms since version 60, but Windows 10 marks our first platform to support the new FIDO2 “passwordless” capabilities for Web Authentication.

Lessons in Vendor Lock-in: 3D Printers

One interesting thing about the hobbyist 3D printing market is that it was founded on free software and open hardware ideals starting with the RepRap project. The idea behind that project was to design a 3D printer from off-the-shelf parts that could print as many of its own parts as possible (especially more complex, custom parts like gears). Because of this, the first generation of 3D printers were all homemade using Arduinos, stepper motors, 3D-printed gears and hardware you could find in the local hardware store. As the movement grew, a few individuals started small businesses selling 3D printer kits that collected all the hardware plus the 3D printed parts and electronics for you to assemble at home. Later, these kits turned into fully assembled and supported printers, and after the successful Printrbot kickstarter campaign, the race was on to create cheaper and more user-friendly printers with each iteration. Sites like Thingiverse and YouMagine allowed people to create and share their designs, so even if you didn't have any design skills yourself, you could download and print everyone else's. These sites even provided the hardware diagrams for some of the more popular 3D printers. The Free Software ethos was everywhere you looked. Read more