One question which comes to mind: How far would e-mail have come if half the e-mail servers out there were blocking large amounts of other e-mail servers and you could not know if someone got your e-mail with calling and asking them? Our guess is that we'd still be using faxes.
#Xfce Image Viewer Ristretto 0.10.0 is released. This is the first version of Ristretto which is based on GTK3.
IBM subsidiary Red Hat has joined the RISC-V foundation. This is not totally shocking since IBM is a founding silver member. There is no announcement of any RISC-V Linux distribution from Red Hat coming any time soon.
Bitcoin Core 0.18.1 is Released. The new version of this wallet software for the #BTC #cryptocurrency has a bug-fix for #Tor users and not much else noteworthy. https://linuxreviews.org/Bitcoin_Core_0.18.1_Released
Xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin 2.3.3 released! The popular menu for #Xfce has translation updates for 6 languages. It also removes a crash fix which is no longer needed. https://linuxreviews.org/Xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin_2.3.3_released
It's Over, The Linux Journal is Closing Down after 25 years of publishing interesting Linux-related articles. They were the first to write about Linux and Linux based operating systems. It is sad that it did not work out for them and they will be missed.
@email@example.com @linuxjournal "On August 7, 2019, Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating funds to continue in any capacity."
Mesa 19.1.4 is now released with a fix for hair problems in Max Payne 3. Howver, the first release candidate of the next version of the graphics library which powers all 3D technology on #GNU/#Linux is NOT available. It has been delayed. https://linuxreviews.org/Mesa_19.1.4_is_now_available_with_fixes_for_hair_oddities_in_Max_Payne_3_on_AMD/RADV
KDevelop 5.4 is now available. It is a great Integrated Development Environment for developing software on GNU/Linux. You do not have to use KDE to use it, KDevelop is just as good for writing Python programs on Xfce as it is for writing KDE software on KDE Plasma. https://linuxreviews.org/KDevelop_5.4_released
The #Japanese have wall and bed clocks which can synchronize #time using #linux NTP servers! It is unclear when they will allow Europe and the US to have access to this technology. https://linuxreviews.org/The_Japanese_have_NTP_synchronized_wall_clocks
The game "Drift Into Eternity" is now available for #linux on #steam. Too bad the game doesn't even launch.. https://linuxreviews.org/Drift_Into_Eternity_now_available_for_Linux_on_Steam
It looked like the #Linux distribution #ManjaroLinux would install the propietary office suite FreeOffice from softmaker instead of #libreoffic by default in the upcoming 18.10 release. Push-back made the Manjaro team promise that won't be the case. https://linuxreviews.org/Manjaro_Linux_will_not_be_installing_the_proprietary_FreeOffice_by_default
Honorary Doctor Richard Stallman will be speaking in Saint Petersburg and Moscow towards the end of August.
The Freedesktop project has very quietly added another #CoC enforcer from #Intel https://linuxreviews.org/Freedesktop_Quietly_adds_Intel_Code_of_Conduct_Enforcer
Latte Dock 0.9 for is released. Latte Dock is an alternative panel for the KDE Plasma desktop which looks very similar to that found on computers made by an American fruit company. It is worth a look if you like that zoom-on-hoover panel style. https://linuxreviews.org/Latte_Dock_0.9_for_KDE_Plasma_released
#AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPUs will not be able to boot modern #Linux distributions for another "few" weeks according to a "community update" AMD released today. https://linuxreviews.org/AMD_Ryzen_3000_series_CPUs_will_not_be_able_to_boot_modern_Linux_distributions_for_another_%22few%22_weeks
@Ephaemera I was reading through your toots for some reason and noticed "hey, that's from my inbox". I remember having to make that screenshot because of demands for "link to sources" as if my inbox has web links.
@Ephaemera You could just ask RMS yourself if you're unsure he sent me that e-mail. He has answered every single e-mail I've sent him the last 10+ years. He's also very consistent so I'm sure you'll get the exact same answer.. eventually. It takes a day or three depending on where he is (speaking tours etc) but you'll get an answer eventually.