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larsmb, to random
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Wondering why 24.2 hasn't shown up yet in 🤔

kalpa,
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@larsmb https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/LibreOffice:24.2/libreoffice

I suspect it's because of Leap, looks like it builds fine for Tumbleweed, and just hasn't been submitted, might be worth asking the Maintainer

kalpa, to random
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@sfalken will be appearing on https://hackaday.com/tag/floss-weekly/ next week (21-Feb), to discuss , , and hopefully answer some questions.

kalpa, to random
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So I recently ran across this post and thread by @vwbusguy, and I would like to try to address some of the questions/misconceptions/etc that come up in the thread.

If you have questions, please, ask. What we do with isn't identical to what does with their , but many of the concepts for the end user are going to be similar/the same.

https://mastodon.online/@vwbusguy/111887740588197543

kalpa,
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@vwbusguy We see the upsides to the image based approach that can offer to some folks, what the folks have going on, for instance, isn't really viable with our setup. It's all just a different way to approach a common problem.

kalpa,
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@vwbusguy I've been working on some ideas, with the guys already, and you'll probably see some of that making it's way into in the coming months. I can't speak to , as I don't make the decisions there.

As far as the ability to do the image based rebasing, I'm not even certain how that would look, based on top of our stack, since we don't use ostree. Not to say it can't happen, but it's also not in our roadmap.

kalpa,
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@vwbusguy @jorge so there isn't anything stopping anybody from grabbing the "secret sauce" from devel:microos:aeon and doing their own thing. everything behind the scenes is basically just tumbleweed

kalpa,
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@vwbusguy @jorge Ah, There is one minor stumbling block that does occur to me, now that I think about it. Purely grabbing the Aeon or Kalpa sources do have a small issue with the installer. The MicroOS DVD ISO still uses the YaST based installer, which is a little problematic for somebody wanting to create a "spin"

I will follow up with the workaround

kalpa,
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@vwbusguy @jorge You can generate a self-install image, with the current stuff in devel:microos:aeon/kalpa, but due to the lack of a firstboot wizard for Kalpa right now, you will end up having to drop to a TTY on firstboot, to setup your user. Not an issue for Aeon.

The other option is to copy how https://github.com/ProjectGreybeard is doing it, which is a text based installer, and has user setup in it.

Continued…

kalpa,
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@vwbusguy @jorge Richard and the Aeon guys are working on a new installer https://github.com/sysrich/tik for Aeon (And Kalpa will inherit) but it's not ready to go yet.

kalpa,
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@alxlg That's fair, I'm not going to pretend that isn't going to require more disk space than the equivalent at the moment.

It's just not something that we're concerning ourselves with at this point, but I certainly can understand that it's a concern for some users.

kalpa,
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@jorge @vwbusguy It isn't. I don't personally have alot of interest in recreating something close to , for , but it's pretty basic, with OBS, to be able to grab what Bazzite is doing, and rebuild it, against a target, if somebody were so inclined.

jay, to random
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❔ Seeking Web-Based CMS Recommendations (, , , etc.)

If you customize/maintain or use a Content Management System () to display Web content, I'd like to know which CMS your prefer

I've always coded Web-based components from scratch, but I'm curious about the CMS solutions that are commonly used to serve up content on the Web. The community here seems to be very tech-oriented, so I thought I'd be able to get some great feedback.

kalpa,
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@jay Why would you be unsure about the future of openSUSE? We're doing fine.

kalpa,
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@jay Fair enough. There's nothing wrong with Kinoite, I was just curious as to what your reasons were.

macberg, to random
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I will now try to install on an old ass laptop I found laying around. with ran on it, but was really laggy, so let's see if this works better. I doubt it, due to being heavier than IceWM, but we'll see!

kalpa,
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@macberg That shouldn't be happening, unless perhaps you're using the Nvidia proprietary Drivers, I seem to recall that GDM does some weirdness, unless you do some tweaking, making the Wayland session not available.

kalpa, to random
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If you want to use something like to backup your system, at the moment, the flatpak won't work, as dejadup (and others) are leveraging gvfs on the host system, which isn't currently included by default in Kalpa.

transactional-update pkg in gfvs gvfs-backends will get this working for you.

But there's a chance that kwallet isn't going to play nice with libsecrets for storing your credentials.

Ooooh, Fun.

kalpa,
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These two packages are now in the patterns for all new installs, as will be steam-devices (the udev rules for controllers and such)

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