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Global IP TV Panel MK5 PET released

September 21, 2022 — BarryK

Steve (ETP in the forum) has released "MK5" of his Global IP TV Panel. Forum thread here, currently only has MK4:

https://forum.puppylinux.com/viewtopic.php?t=689

I have received positive feedback about this, so will continue to include it in EasyOS. Thanks for your contribution, Steve!  

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Kernel 5.15.69 compiled

September 21, 2022 — BarryK

Preparing for the next release of EasyOS, have bumped the kernel to 5.15.69.

Previously reported on compiling 5.15.67, with "User Namespace" enabled:

https://bkhome.org/news/202209/planning-run-non-root-in-containers.html

However, have reconsidered. Really not sure about the security risk with enabling that feature, and anyway have determined that can implement containers running non-root without it. So, the 5.15.69 kernel has user-namespace disabled.   

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Limine showstopper bug fixed

September 20, 2022 — BarryK

Well, it is a bug on my computer anyway. Limine installed on my WD Elements SE USB3 SSD, just got a black screen. I reported it and after much back and forth it is fixed:

https://github.com/limine-bootloader/limine/issues/218

That's good, will now compile it in OE.   

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Create a CLI app that will run on Linux, Windows, macOS, BSD

September 20, 2022 — BarryK

I was very surprised to read this post on the Nim Forum:

https://forum.nim-lang.org/t/9477

Here is the project site for 'cosmopolitan':

https://github.com/jart/cosmopolitan

Incredible, I wonder what problems will be encountered if actually try to do this?   

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Vincent has died age 16

September 19, 2022 — BarryK

Vincent was a logo and avatar in Puppy Linux. Died at age 16½, over 110 in human years!

I have created a post on the Puppy Forum:

https://forum.puppylinux.com/viewtopic.php?t=6835

April is 16 and still healthy.

Vincent lives on in EasyOS, as the logo for user "spot" (see /home/spot):

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Introduction to Nim language

September 19, 2022 — BarryK

I have written an introduction to Nim, that mostly consists of links to blog posts:

https://easyos.org/dev/nim/index.html

That page is linked-to from here:

https://easyos.org/dev/coding-for-easyos.html   

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OpenShot video editor now an SFS

September 17, 2022 — BarryK

Earlier today I posted about an SFS file of Shotcut video editor:

https://bkhome.org/news/202209/shotcut-video-editor-now-an-sfs.html

OpenShot is available as an appimage, that I downloaded and extracted the files. I intend to develop a script 'appimage2sfs', but first need to learn more about how appimages are put together. Figured this one out manually and it was straight-forward, created the SFS.

As usual, click on the "sfs" icon to download. Can be installed to run on the main desktop or in a container. In the former case, runs as user 'openshot'.

Here is the homepage:

https://www.openshot.org/

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Only started it up, haven't tried to do anything yet. The homepage claims that it is very intuitive to use.

Feedback is welcome in the forum:

https://forum.puppylinux.com/viewtopic.php?t=6821

So now the Easy Dunfell-series has three video editors to choose from; Pitivi, Shotcut and OpenShot. There is also a fourth, Avidemux, but that is considerably less featured, just basic cutting and joining.    

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Shotcut video editor now an SFS

September 17, 2022 — BarryK

I have created SFSs over the last few days. All that you need to do is click on the "sfs" icon to download and install. You get a choice to install to the main desktop or in a container -- I recommend the former, as these SFSs are configured to run the app as a non-root user, each app runs as its own user, which is fairly secure.

Note, you can do both, install on main desktop and container, if you wish to compare. It seems that openGL is only working with software rendering in containers, which will make apps slower -- but that is unconfirmed, as although the app reports cannot use hardware rendering, it may actually be using hardware rendering. In a container, the app has very limited capabilities, and may not be able to correctly probe how openGL is working.

Today I have created an SFS of Shotcut video editor, version 22.06.23. Homepage:

https://shotcut.org/

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I did some basic testing, seems to be working OK. I have previously used Pitivi video editor (available via the PKGget package manager), and being slightly accustomed to that, it was not immediately apparent how to use Shotcut. There are tutorials and videos on YouTube, that you would probably need to watch.

If you want to contribute feedback, there is a forum thread on these new SFSs:

https://forum.puppylinux.com/viewtopic.php?t=6821

I will probably create a few more. They do make EasyOS more useful, given that the package manager has a rather small repository.    

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