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April 4, 2022

Debian Conference 2022 – call for proposals

The deadline for submitting talk proposals, for this years conference is April 15th. Please see the call for proposals page for details.

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Contact information

Salutation : Mr Pronoun : him/his/he

As I sign e-mails, you will find that e-mails have a file attached ending in 7E3D99.asc. This is a signature file, if your client is OpenPGP enabled, then you can import the signature to your client.

Social Media

IRC Chat

You can join me on IRC, details below:

Nickname : zleap Server : irc.libera.chat Channels : #fsf,#dcglug, and others

Nickname : zleap Server : irc.oftc.net Channels : *#debian,#debian-academy, *

Webchat interfaces to the above

#PaulSutton,#Contact,#Social,#IRC,#Chat,#E-mail.

March 26, 2022

Debian Updated 26/3/2022

Today, should see updates to Debian:

• Debian 10.11 > 10.12
• Debian 11.2 > 11.3

Please wait for OFFICIAL announcement before upgrading. Information will appear on the Debian website

Free Software and Hardware

Debian Conference

The the 23rd edition of DebConf [2] will take place from July 17th to 24th,2022 at the Innovation and Training Park (ITP) [3] in Prizren, Kosovo, and will be preceded by DebCamp, from July 10th to 16th.


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February 8, 2022

ToriOS Internship Program – version 1.0

• We need people who enjoy #programming and want to do it for fun, to create really nice small things that can be used easily by almost anyone.
• All levels of programming are fine.
• People need to have #motivation to do this because they want to, themselves. They need motivation to learn more because they are growing.
• They must have the ability to #fail and #learn from it.
• As long as those exist, #skills will come. Anything anyone already has to begin with is fine.
• Rust, serde, FLTK, DBus, X11/etc, XDG, lexer, TUI, Linux, Every Window Manager there is, Rust coreutils/chroot/squashfs?/etc for building, TOML/JSON/INI/etc, HIG/UI/UX accessibility, Bash scripting.

Goals:

1- Oxidize the C++ programs used in ToriOS, and improve them. 2- Oxidize the scripted builds. 3- Oxidize the scripts used in ToriOS, and use serde for configuration, support multiple formats in and out. 4- Build separate libraries for separate tasks. Many small libraries that can be reused are better than one big one for everything. 5- Bring these components together and create a desktop environment using any window manager. 6- Replace GNU with Rust equivalents to make Oxidized Linux as the base of the operating system. 7- Configure multiple window managers using the same graphical tool, allowing for the conversion of one window manager format to another, seamlessly. 8- build menus for window managers with an oxidized menu generator. 9- Oxidize FLTK applications menu program. 10- Make portrait and landscape layouts for the desktop. Using dbus to load things when needed.

Longer term wish list goals:

1- Rust + FLTK to create a modern panel/tray system. 2- Handle the virtual desktops, use ~/Desktop.d/... for handling multiple desktops with multiple icon layouts. Just a desktop manager, not a file manager. 3- Build our design of a very modular onscreen keyboard. 4- Make all GUI apps display a TUI when no $DISPLAY exists. 5- Volume manager to trigger whatever events are configured. 6- Pre-built Phone images to flash as well as ISOs to download. 7- replace any GTK specific programs with Rust + FLTK versions. 8- use a native Rust GUI toolkit when one is mature enough. Note: The word [#Oxidize] is used to mean converting an older program to use Rust, instead of whatever programming language it was originally written in. IF AND ONLY IF YOU MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS, please apply by sending an email to: [ ali AT torios DOT top ] • Subject Line must contain [ToriOS Internship ver 1.0] • Introduce yourself – mention your REAL name. • Country – wherever you currently live. • Written consent that have read + agree on each and everything mentioned in this post. • Please explain WHY you think I should let you in? • NO begging please. Begging means reject. • DO NOT send any Resume/CV because that means reject. January 25, 2022 Searching for information – Debian release notes One essential skill is to be able to search for information. This is expected of people before they ask questions. In looking for Debian release notes I tried a search on the Debian website, only to find a link to Debian 3, and also Debian 12 which is the next release. If you get a similar issues, I would suggest redoing the search in something like DduckDuckGo or similar . Searx, is a privacy respecting meta data search engine. Links TAGS This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License January 24, 2022 Use pastebin from command line Use pastebin from command line Quite often, when you have a problem where, in order to get help you need to paste the contents of a file,or command output so that it can be shared, for example on IRC (Chat) or a forum, this can be challenging to begin with. As it is depreciated that you paste more than 2 lines in to IRC chat. The way round this is to use a service called pastebin. Debian [1] has it's own service for this [2]. There is a tool called pastebinit which is really helpful from the command line. The first step is to switch to the root user. Sear for and install the package pastebinit as per below. Search root@Desktop:/home/user# apt search pastebinit Sorting... Done Full Text Search... Done pastebinit/stable 1.5.1-1 all command-line pastebin client  Install root@Desktop:/home/user# apt install pastebinit Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: linux-image-5.10.0-7-amd64 linux-image-5.10.0-8-amd64 Use 'apt autoremove' to remove them. The following NEW packages will be installed: pastebinit 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 46.6 kB of archives. After this operation, 342 kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye/main amd64 pastebinit all 1.5.1-1 [46.6 kB] Fetched 46.6 kB in 0s (342 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package pastebinit. (Reading database ... 190310 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../pastebinit_1.5.1-1_all.deb ... Unpacking pastebinit (1.5.1-1) ... Setting up pastebinit (1.5.1-1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.4-2) ... root@Desktop:/home/user#  Once complete switch back to normal user (usually type exit) user@Desktop:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list > pastebinit
user@Desktop:~\$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list | pastebinit
https://paste.debian.net/1228146/


In this example I have used the cat command and piped the contents in to pastebinit, this has given me a url to paste in to chat, (or copy manually)

Open this in a browser and you and others can see the contents, and people can help you further.

This is really useful too if you are stuck at the command prompt, without a graphical interface.

December 18, 2021

Updated Debian 11: 11.2 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the second update of its stable distribution Debian 11 (codename “bullseye”). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have already been published separately and are referenced where available

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October 17, 2021

Catfish – file search

For some reason, XFCE doesn't come with a pre-installed file search facility and thunar lacks this feature.

However you can use the command line to search for files

find -name “file.png” for example

However this isn't really an option for a lot of users. The solution is a program called catfish, ( i guess you fish for files).

apt install catfish as root of course

Enter the file you are looking for in to the search box and press enter -

Results will be displayed

August 23, 2021

Debconf 2021 – STARTS TOMORROW

Debian Conference starts tomorrow Tuesday 24/8/2021 online, with talks, chat and lots more.