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KDE6 on OpenBSD (
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KDE launched version 6 of its Plasma desktop environment on February 28, 2024, bringing numerous updates and features as well as the major switch to Qt6. I am immensely proud that the OpenBSD team has managed to prepare for this major update so swiftly. All necessary components have been committed to our CVS tree, and the packages will soon be available.

YES! KDE6 landed in OpenBSD -current

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The Commission is concerned that the systems of both Facebook and Instagram, including their algorithms, may stimulate behavioural addictions in children, as well as create so-called 'rabbit-hole effects'. In addition, the Commission is also concerned about age-assurance and verification methods put in place by Meta.

Today's opening of proceedings is based on a preliminary analysis of the risk assessment report sent by Meta in September 2023, Meta's replies to the Commission's formal requests for information (on the protection of minors and the methodology of the risk assessment), publicly available reports as well as the Commission's own analysis.

The current proceedings address the following areas:

  • Meta's compliance with DSA obligations on assessment and mitigation of risks caused by the design of Facebook's and Instagram's online interfaces, which may exploit the weaknesses and inexperience of minors and cause addictive behaviour, and/or reinforce so-called ‘rabbit hole' effect. Such an assessment is required to counter potential risks for the exercise of the fundamental right to the physical and mental well-being of children as well as to the respect of their rights.
  • Meta's compliance with DSA requirements in relation to the mitigation measures to prevent access by minors to inappropriate content, notably age-verification tools used by Meta, which may not be reasonable, proportionate and effective.
  • Meta's compliance with DSA obligations to put in place appropriate and proportionate measures to ensure a high level of privacy, safety and security for minors, particularly with regard to default privacy settings for minors as part of the design and functioning of their recommender systems.
New C++ features in GCC 14 (
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The next major version of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), 14.1, was released on May 7 2024. Like every major GCC release, this version brings many additions, improvements, bug fixes, and new features.

New C++ features in GCC 14 (
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The next major version of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), 14.1, was released on May 7 2024. Like every major GCC release, this version brings many additions, improvements, bug fixes, and new features.

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Money is pouring into Europe from ultraconservative US foundations. One of the biggest spenders is the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian right wing organization that has played a prominent part in rolling back gender, abortion, and LGBTQIA+ rights on both sides of the Atlantic. Its latest tax filing shows it has doubled its spending in Europe since 2018.

This unfolds in a context where we could see a new right wing majority in the European Parliament after the European elections on 9 June, that includes the far right, and in parallel we may see Donald Trump retake the US Presidency. Considering the work done by the Trump camp to unite the European far right ­– including by forging a close alliance with the Hungarian President Viktor Orbán – this is a dangerous prospect. A strengthened European far right also bolsters the Trump camp.

This goes beyond party politics. Groups such as the ADF have been working on the ground in member states to network and build up power to overturn rights won through decades of struggle. Currently, the foundations that support the ADF and similar organisations, are increasing their spending dramatically. That is likely to strengthen their impact.

Linux 6.9 released (
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What's New in Fedora KDE 40? (
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Fedora Linux is a community developed and maintained operating system. Fedora KDE is one of our adaptations of Fedora Linux for your laptop or desktop. With this milestone release of Fedora KDE 40, we hope that you’ll be interested in trying an OS that belongs to you from start to finish, from install to first shut down, from UI customizations to major changes under the hood!

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The beta versions of Lubuntu and Kubuntu 24.04 are out, showing that there's room to improve on the standard Ubuntu formula. The beta announcements for Lubuntu 24.04 and Kubuntu 24.04 don't reveal quite as much information as the Lubuntu's alpha-test announcement did. The Reg FOSS desk looked at the two Qt-centric remixes, and found some intriguing distinctions between them and their parent distro.

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"Programming: Principles and Practice using C++ (3rd Edition)", aka PPP3, is an introduction to programming for people who have never programmed before. It will also be useful for people who have programmed a bit and want to improve their style and technique - or simply learn modern C++. It is designed for classroom use, but written with an eye on self study. Ealier versions of this book have been used as the basis for first programming classes for electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science students at Texas A&M University and in many other places.

People who have seen PPP2 will notice that PPP3 is about half its size. What I have done to keep the weight down is to

  • strengthen the foundational chapters usually covered in a one-semester course, utilizing key parts of C++20 and C+23, and re-basing the Graphics/GUI chapter code on Qt for portability (e.g., to browsers and phones).
  • placed the more specialized chapters (known as "broadening the view" in PPP2) on the Web for people to use as needed. See below.
  • eliminate the pure reference material. You now can find more and more up-to-date material on the web, e.g.
They're Looting The Internet (
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This is the state of the modern internet — ultra-profitable platforms outright abdicating any responsibility toward the customer, offering not a "service" or a "portal," but cramming as many ways to interrupt the user and push them into doing things that make the company money. The greatest lie in tech is that Facebook and Instagram are for "catching up with your friends," because that's no longer what they do. These platforms are now pathways for the nebulous concept of "content discovery," a barely-personalized entertainment network that occasionally drizzles people or things you choose to see on top of sponsored content and groups that a relational database has decided are "good for you."

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

That would be huge improvement. They could even make it look and act almost as restrictively as GNOME is since KDE Plasma is so flexible and configurable so it can easily mimic GNOME or any other desktop out there. And from there one they could slowly start unlocking the full power of KDE Plasma desktop.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

My friend has one (if I remember it it a Slimbook or Tuxedo laptop) and as far as he told me it is flawless (well almost). My next laptop will for sure be a KDE CPU+GPU one. I hear good things about the combo and if it is any similar to desktop AMD GPU support I will be happy.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Please could you stop spreading Google lies and propaganda. Instead of this please focus more on good news from GNU/Linux and libre and opensource in general. I have seen way too much GAFAM/BigTech/corporate lies and propaganda being spread here lately.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

No wonder. all GAFAM is a spyware surveillance capitalism mafia and they work together. If you really want to THINK different you need to look into libre and opensource software like GNU/Linux and the likes.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 2 months ago

They should ditch them for so many other reasons too. Also Public Money, Public Code. Al public institutions should only use libre and opensurce software. The only way to preserve privacy, freedom, and digital sovereignty.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

You can also watch it on official KDE Peertube server, also with fully respecting privacy

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

So not even with setting the Width option to Fill Width and Style with disabled Floating option? (see this picture for refeence)

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Yeah I hear good things about qemu. Will really have to reserve some time to learn it some day. And just for kicks I have just tried and installed KDE Neon into VirtualBox too, and damn I am actually surprised how fast Plasma runs under it, definitely faster than Plasma 5 did. Another job well done :)

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Yeah also don't like the dock, but with KDE Plasma at least you can make it full width as it is so nicely customizable. VM, oooo I wonder how it will run there, I guess it will be quite slow, at least Plasma 5 was a lot slower in VB for me than later on real hardware, so it might not be well representative.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

HP48GX scientific calculator, damn old, still works great still use it a lot

Steam Deck, handheld gaming computer, barely use PS5 anymore, this one is so quick and convenient to just pause and resume games and take gaming everywhere and the SteamOS Linux is awesome. I use the desktop mode with full KDE Plasma desktop as my portable computer a lot when on the go. Also with the dock station I can use it as a gaming console when going on holidays.

And the flat I live in. Good thing as I bought it quite a few years ago since the home prices are just criminal and highly unjust now. This stuff does not belong on markets to be sold for profits or some criminal short-time renting crap like AirBnB

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

Yeah it is way to often we forget how good we have it on GNU/Linux. I also had to work a lot with the two proprietary OSes a lot during the past year or so at work where our software is cross-platform so I had to test it everywhere. Oh and boy the closed proprietary options are even worse then I remember them from 5+ years ago. So dumbed down so much spyware. One is also very bloated and don't get me started how hard it is to properly support them when programming and it is so hard to debug when something goes wrong. Just terrible experience for things I take for granted while using GNU/Linux every day.

So yeah thanks to all people developing libre and opensource software and GNU/Linux especially, just love it how it gives me the choice of which desktop to use, or if I do not want to use GUI desktop at all, thanks for keeping everything deep down event to the center of the kernel accessible, and just hidden behind a very nice GUI desktop, thanks for being so open it is much easier to see things when they go wrong and see where it went wrong and is so much easier to debug. Thanks for keeping and strengthening our 4 essential freedoms and for actually caring about our privacy instead of just bullshiting and talking like you care. And thank you for not adding more stupid corporate bloat into your OS and apps. You are the real unsung heroes of the digital world, unlike this GAFAM/BigTech exploitative mafia making their products ever more closed and shitty in general just to exploit you more.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

FYI: an interesting video on How KDE Plasma 6 Was Made

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