Pinpoint Flatpak

A while back I made a Pinpoint COPR repo in order to get access to this marvelous tool in Fedora. Well, now I work for Endless and the only way you can run apps on our system is in a Flatpak container. So I whipped up a quick Pinpoint Flatpak in order to give a talk at GUADEC this year. Flatpak is actually very helpful here, since the libraries required are rapidly becoming antique, and carrying them around on your base system is gross as well as somewhat insecure. »

Some links from week 41, 2015

A thing I used to do was write blog posts full of links I’d found interesting in the past week or so. Twitter and Pinboard mostly ate that content, but for old times sake I thought I’d go back through some things I’d saved and see if there was anything useful. How to know if where you live is “up and coming” JPEGtran, a command whose man page is essentially a handy cheat sheet of the operations it’s possible to perform losslessly on a JPEG file. »

Gitorious Closedown

The not-super-great-open-source code hosting system Gitorious has been acquired and shut down by the much-better-and-open-source code hosting system GitLab. This is an overall net win for humanity but does have a few downsides. A few years ago Intel and Nokia selected Gitorious to host the source code for their MeeGo Operating System. With the upcoming shutdown, that code was about to go offline. Since I have a sentimental attachment to MeeGo I’ve copied the repos for the MeeGo Netbook UX (source code) and MeeGo Tablet UX (source code) to GitHub. »