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KDE and GNOME: ikona 1.0, KF5, Shortwave Goes Stable and How to Use Sysprof

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  • ikona 1.0

    this is where Ikona's meat lies—the application icon view. it displays application icons at a pixel-perfect size in an environment similar to a Plasma desktop.

    by default, it just shows Ikona's icon. the real meat is when you press “Create Icon.” this exports a special type of SVG with the suffix .ikona.app.svg. Ikona can process these SVGs to produce multiple sizes of the same icon from one SVG file, making wrangling with multiple sizes of icon simple.

    saving the icon will cause Ikona to instantly update its preview of the icon.

    once you're done designing your icon, you use the export screen to export your icon.

  • Scaling Barcodes in KF5::Prison

    In the past couple of days I tried to finally address an issue in KDE Itinerary where UIC 918.3 train tickets could be rendered in a way that they weren’t accepted by the scanner. That turned into a journey into the depths of high DPI rendering inside KDE Frameworks’ barcode rendering library Prison.

  • Shortwave – First stable release

    Today, after nearly two years of development I’m very proud to say: The first stable version of Shortwave is now available! I have put a lot of time and effort into this project, now it is finally time to make it available for everyone Smile.

  • Christian Hergert: How to use Sysprof to…

    First off, before using Sysprof to improve the performance of a particular piece of software, make sure you’re compiling with flags that allow us to have enough information to unwind stack frames. Sysprof will use libunwind in some cases, but a majority of our stack unwinding is done by the Linux kernel which can currently only follow eh_frame (exception handling) information.

Shortwave Sees First Stable Release As GNOME Internet Radio...

  • Shortwave Sees First Stable Release As GNOME Internet Radio Player

    After being in development for two years, GNOME Shortwave has seen its first stable release shortly after this week's GNOME 3.36 desktop debut.

    Shortwave is a GTK-based Internet radio player that supports tuning into more than twenty-five thousand stations. Shortwave supports the automatic recording of songs, streaming via the Google Cast protocol, an adaptive interface to work across a variety of devices, and integrates nicely with the modern GNOME Shell desktop.

Internet Radio Player Shortwave 1.0 Released (Howto Install)

  • Internet Radio Player Shortwave 1.0 Released (Howto Install)

    Shortwave, an internet radio player desktop application for Linux, released its first stable version 1.0 today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

    Shortwave is a new desktop radio app for Linux built with Rust. It provides access to a station database with over 25,000 stations.

Shortwave Internet Radio Player Sees Its First Stable Release

  • Shortwave Internet Radio Player Sees Its First Stable Release (1.0)

    Shortwave, the Gradio successor, had its first stable (1.0) release over the weekend after almost two years of development.

    Shortwave is a GTK Internet radio player written in Rust, created to replace Gradio (which is dead now). Being a GNOME-based application, it uses header bars, as well as libhandy to have its interface adapt to all screen sizes (it's compatible with Librem 5 by the way). Dark mode is also available.

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