Best of Ohio LinuxFest | Linux Action Show 336

Best of Ohio LinuxFest | Linux Action Show 336

Our interviews, stories, and adventures from Ohio LinuxFest 2014. The big show traveled to Columbus Ohio for one of the best Linux events on the East coast of the US, and we came away with some great stories, friends, and interviews. We’ll feature some of the best in today’s episode.

Plus the big news for openSUSE, Oculus Linux users get some love…

And so much more!

All this week on, The Linux Action Show!

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— Show Notes: —

Ohio LinuxFest 2014


Brought to you by: System76

Closing Address: Ken Starks | Ohio LinuxFest 2014 – The Future of Free

Many of us who work with Linux in the private and government sectors may share a jaded perception. A perception that Linux on the desktop isn’t relevant any more or it never was. I want to talk to you about that. I’ll show you a side you rarely see.

Official PC-BSD Blog » Quick Lumina Desktop FAQ

I am seeing lots of interest and questions about Lumina since it was mentioned in the PC-BSD weekly update last week, so I am just going to try and answer some of the big questions that I have been seeing.

Gqrx SDR | A software defined radio powered by GNU-Radio and Qt

Gqrx supports many of the SDR hardware available, including Funcube Dongles, rtl-sdr, HackRF and USRP devices. See supported devices for a complete list.

SouthEast LinuxFest | Linux and in the GNU/South

Jupiter Broadcasting at Ohio LinuxFest Photo Album


Runs Linux

Behind the Scenes of Lords of War Runs Linux (Blizzard?)

Desktop App Pick

Memo – Unix-style note taking software

Memo is a command line, Unix-style note-taking software written in C99. It’s
very flexible and works well with standard Unix tools.

Weekly Spotlight

SparkleShare – Self hosted, instant, secure file sync

SparkleShare creates a special folder on your computer. You can add remotely hosted folders (or “projects”) to this folder. These projects will be automatically kept in sync with both the host and all of your peers when someone adds, removes or edits a file.

— NEWS —

Tumbleweed, Factory rolling releases to merge

With the release of openSUSE 13.2 in November, two of openSUSE’s open-source projects, the ‘Tumbleweed’ and ‘Factory’ rolling releases will be merging, and offered as a single openSUSE rolling release under the name ‘Tumbleweed’

Factory will remain the name of the development process where openSUSE’s new developments are integrated, with the tested, user-ready rolling release assuming the name Tumbleweed from Nov. 4.

Oculus Rift SDK 0.4.3 with support for Linux released

This Is What We Learnt From the Ubuntu at 10 Reader Survey

ownCloud Asks Canonical to Remove Their Software from Ubuntu Repos, Sparks Fly

One of the big issues with the Ubuntu repositories, in particular “universe,” is that they’re full of old and unmaintained versions. This is a repository where anyone care be a maintainer and it’s mainly used for applications that are not supported officially.

LAS jacket just 1 away from second relaunch


Windows 10 Includes a Linux-Style Package Manager Named “OneGet”

(I’m batching up my answers, I’m post-limited because I don’t post on Reddit much at all)


OneGet is open source —[1]

  • we post bleeding edge/experimental builds often and the latest is always[2] (this contains the chocolatey provider again!)
  • Following @PSOneGet on twitter will keep you in the loop when new builds arrive.
  • We also actively take community input and design ideas; anyone can participate during our online weekly meetings (Friday mornings at 10AM PDT) —[3]

@ANUSBLASTER_MKII — Package Provider can provider their own default repositories, but you have a point, feed discovery is an important concept. I have a few ideas about it, I think we’ll have to talk about that in the weekly meeting this week.

@blackout24 — I hear ya. I do make cmdline stuff all the time, but the PowerShell way of doing things strongly encourages use down a particular set of patterns. I’d tend to go a bit simpler too, but once you’ve learned the “PowerShell” patterns, everything that follows those is easy to use.

As well, OneGet will be exposing the APIs to talk to the package providers, so it’s entirely possible to build standalone cmdline tools that just use the APIs and make things easy.

CSB: I had a rather senior director at MS ask me if we couldn’t just make an exe called RPM (and/or apt-get) that had the same syntax as the linux tools so that those who were well versed in one could just use OneGet that way. I told him sure, but we’re scrambling for time, so I don’t know when we’d get to it 🙂

@Tireseas – what would you like it to do differently for interactive use? I’m going to great lengths to make the tab-completion as functional as I can (way more than PowerShell normally would let me). Additionally, the APIs will let someone make a GUI around it and bypass the whole powershell interface.


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