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I woke up this morning to an awful looking homescreen on my Android - turns out my Niagara Launcher subscription had lapsed!

I went to check the renewal prices, and they were literally 2-3x more expensive than what I was paying recently - not really excited about that.

Since my homescreen already looked like garbage, I decided may as well try Kvaesitso, a FOSS search-based launcher. I tried it in the past, but abandoned it since I would want to set up my homescreen and apply an icon pack to all the apps individually.

After several hours of setup (mainly applying the icon pack 😭), I've been using it throughout the rest of the day and I'm pretty pleased with it, it's a very smooth, polished and well thought out minimal search-focused launcher. Here's what I like and don't like so far:


  • Search is much more powerful: can use DuckDuckGo or any custom search engine, search app shortcuts (i.e. webpages saved as apps), as well as tagging apps - none of these are possible in Niagara
  • Very, very customizable
  • Supports gestures to open apps or run things, so even less apps are needed on my homescreen
  • The clock looks so nice
  • Cool charging animation that shows rising bubbles from the bottom of the homescreen
  • Contextual media controls under the clock
  • Allows full-size widgets on the homescreen, these can be hidden off-screen by default if you prefer

Meh but not dealbreakers

  • Upcoming calendar events don't show up under the clock, however there is a very nice custom calendar widget included
  • Contextual media app cannot be set (e.g. when bluetooth/3.5mm headphone is connected, pin music app on homescreen)

Highly recommend giving it a try if your Niagara subscription lapses, and open to trying a neat FOSS alternative!

F-Droid | GitHub

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Suppose I want my project to have as many contributors as possible. Generally do you think more people are inclined to contribute (upstream) if the code is permissive or copyleft or do you think it doesn't really matter?

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Today we are sorry to announce that we are not able to bring the Libera Chat bridge back online. We have already begun working through clean up tasks, such as clearing ghosts, and expect to be done by December 22. If you see any bridge artifacts left past that point, please let us know.

We at the Matrix.org Foundation have been working behind the scenes for months with the team at Element who operated the bridge and our peers at Libera Chat. Our hope had been to address the issues that were raised about the bridge to the satisfaction of Libera and to quickly bring it back online, but ultimately the Foundation is only a facilitator in the process and does not have the resources to maintain and operate the bridge itself.

Long term, the Foundation’s hope is to have the resources to service its core programs as well as provide additional community services like bridge maintenance and operations. However, as an open source foundation that is still early in its journey, we must be realistic about our capacity and make hard choices about where we put our scarce resources.

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PeerTube is a decentralized and federated alternative to YouTube. The goal of PeerTube is not to replace YouTube but to offer a viable alternative using the strength of ActivityPub and P2P protocols.

Being built on ActivityPub means PeerTube is able to be part of a bigger social network, the Fediverse (the Federated Universe). On the other hand, P2P technologies help PeerTube to solve the issue of money, inbound with all streaming platform : With PeerTube, you don't need to have a lot of bandwidth available on your server to host a PeerTube platform because all users (which didn't disable the feature) watching a video on PeerTube will be able to share this same video to other viewers.

If you are curious about PeerTube, I can't recommend you enough to check the official website to learn more about the project. If after that you want to try to use PeerTube as a content creator, you can try to find a platform available there to register or host yourself your own PeerTube platform on your own server.

The development of PeerTube is actually sponsored by Framasoft, a french non-for-profit popular educational organization, a group of friends convinced that an emancipating digital world is possible, convinced that it will arise through actual actions on real world and online with and for you!

Framasoft is also involved in the development of Mobilizon, a decentralized and federated alternative to Facebook Events and Meetup.

If you want to contribute to PeerTube, feel free to:

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Become a Github sponsor or buy the dev a coffee.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/8808885

In a recent Matrix blog post dated November 24, they wrote:

"Matrix 1.9 is due out next week. Keep your eyes peeled for an update."

This means that we can expect the new version this week. All new features are described here.

The most important are:

  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Account locking (by server admins) [MSC3939]
  • Official spec support for custom emojis and stickers [MSC2545/MSC1951/MSC3892/MSC4027]

I am so excited especially about the custom emojis! Stay tuned 😎

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I'm looking for an application (windows or maybe web) that can be used to combine images vertically and horizontally. I usually go with PhotoScape (screenshot) to for this but that's not free nor updated anymore. Important features for me are to be able to combine horizontally or vertically, set the number or rows or columns and have the ability to resize the final image.

Thank you.

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Sentry has moved to a new license for its products called Functional Source License, and explains in this article the story of the licensing for these products and why they throw BSL for FSL.

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Hello everyone, I would like to share my little project I've been working on recently. There are many awesome data sharing solutions around. However, I've always wanted to be able to just alt+C on one machine and Alt+P on another, clipboard is just such a handy thing! so, I finally decided to get this done. Welcome Clipshare, a foss, end to end encrypted universal clipboard, written in Rust! Only Text and desktop platforms supported for now, but Android is definitely coming and files / images perhaps too.

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Their goal is to release for may 24.

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Hello Lemmy,

invidtui is a TUI-based Invidious client, which can:

  • Search for and browse videos, playlists and channels
  • Play audio or video from any instance
  • View, open, edit and save m3u8 playlists
  • Download video/audio in any format
  • Authenticate with the preferred instance, and show user feed, playlists and subscriptions

This release contains the following new features/fixes:

  • Playlists are downloadable as well, with progress display in the "Downloads" page. Deleted/private videos are stored separately from the public ones.

    To use this feature:

    • Select a playlist with the i key, wait for the playlist to load
    • Press Ctrl+S to initialize the download
    • To view the progress of the download, press Y

  • Optimizations to the playlist file loading and queue rendering (reduced CPU usage)
    • Updating the queue only for new/updated items
    • Rate limiting the calls to MPV
    • Cancellable loading of playlist entries
      • Open the queue and press x to cancel loading the playlist entries.

  • An "Initializing" indicator is shown when the player is hidden and about to start playing a file

I hope you enjoy this release, and any feedback is appreciated.

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Hosted @ https://ajnabee.live/

Also Ajnabee mean Stranger ;)

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It's also made with plenty of Tkinter modules and other libraries, and it's a small application but it's very universal since it runs on anything!! Thank you Python :3

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manpageblog 1.2 has just been released!

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with the recent news about the things that were said about Google slowing down Firefox on purpose, are they doing this because they severily dislike Firefox/open source? :c If so, that wouldn't make a lot of sense!!! Because Google loves open source too. I read they were doing this to stop adblockers, and well if you use Firefox without those, it can work maybe! I use Chromium and Google Chrome on Ubuntu ^u^

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Curious if there's any travel apps or sites I'm missing that will log your trips, manually or automatically, with the locations on a map along with your dates of visit. I was just hoping to keep track of my trips in a more comprehensive way, and being able to visualize them while also being able to search by timeframe or by each trip would be nice too.

The Polarsteps app does all of this automatically, but it's proprietary and collects a ton of your data. All alternativetos are proprietary as well.

OsmAnd Maps has a great looking tagging system, with different folders and icons. I know everyone here likes it, but as a casual observer it's clunky and I don't know how usable it'll be for this under the free plan that allows 7 map downloads. It looks like I'll have to download maps for every place I've been. Organic Maps allows bookmarks, but has less tagging features than OsmAnd and is also clunky and requires downloads.

Excel / Libre does great in the manual organization of data for trips, locations, and dates, but Excel's maps are meant for data, with charts where you need to choose either a detailed region or worldview chart.

Thanks for any thoughts on this.

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I am trying to use the setup using the kickstart, and I noticed that gd ( [G]oto [D]efintion ) was not working. So I implemented goto-preview (https://github.com/rmagatti/goto-preview), and setup like recommended however, the commands (i.e. gpd and gpt) still don't work.

I've implemented rust-analyzer using Mason.

Typing gp and waiting brings up the hints for all the Goto * commands, so I know those parts are set up correctly.

Anyone else having this issue?

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