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GitHub stale bot considered harmful

One of GitHub’s “recommended” marketplace features is the “stale” bot. The purpose of this bot is to automatically close GitHub issues after a period of inactivity, 60 days by default. You have probably encountered it yourself in the course of your work. This is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea. Read more

Android Leftovers

liveslak-1.4.0 and new ISO images are available

It’s that time again for a fresh batch of ISOs for Slackware Live Edition. The ISO files are based on Slackware-current of “Sat Oct 23 18:57:30 UTC 2021” and using the liveslak-1.4.0 scripts. The Slackware-current snapshot on which the Live ISOs are based contains a Linux 5.14.14 kernel. This is not yet the pre-emptive variant of 5.14.14 which you can find in “./testing” inside today’s Slackware-current mirrors. However, you can use liveslak’s “upslak.sh” script to easily upgrade the kernel on your persistent USB Live if you want. It’ll be interesting to see how it improves real-time performance on the DAW Live platform. Read more

Fedora 34, A Review of Flatpak-Wayland Desktop Mix Part I

Fedora already did a great job in Flatpak integration. They made their own Flatpak repository and made it easy to add Flathub.org. The initial experience is very poor, it is very slow and almost often freezing the system, although how to use it is already clear enough. Also, we think the incorrect licensing information displayed on Software is a deep issue they should fix as soon as possible. About the functionality? The apps and games we installed work well. OBS and Kooha can record screen (even camera) into videos. Those games can be played normally, with great visuals and audio, we could not tell that they use a different technology. On Flatpak, in general we want to say F34 works but with a very poor initial experience. Read more