Using Trisquel Everyday – Day 1

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

I’m using Trisquel GNU/Linux version 8 codenamed Flidas since March 2017. I decided to write my daily experiences with Trisquel in a series, particularly at the most technically usable things. This ‘Day 1’ at the title doesn’t represent my first day, but, the first article of this series. I won’t write each day except the days when I feel it’s the time to write it and I have no particular order of events. This article is inspired by Didier Roche’s article series about Ubuntu Artful Day 1 until Day 8 from the days when Artful was still pre-release version.

What I remember to write now is:

7 December 2017: Ruben Rodriguez is back at Trisquel Forum with the plan to release Trisquel 8 and plan to plan Trisquel 9. This is a long awaited thing for the forum members. Ruben is the leader of Trisquel Project.

Startup Items: I placed redshift command at startup so now it runs every time Trisquel boots. Redshift is my real treatment for sleeplessness (hard to sleep disorder), a disorder caused by blue light. I say thank you for Redshift developer!

apt-daily.service: apparently, I still need to disable permanently anything related to packagekitd, unattended-upgrade, and apt-daily-blablabla because I found 2 days ago it eaten up (again!) my bandwidth as 100+ MB without my concern.

Desktop Icons: yes, desktop icons (like on Windows) feature is really helpful. Trisquel supports this by default so Windows users can adapt themselves into Trisquel faster. Personally I dislike GNOME 3’s approach (or any other desktop) that doesn’t permit the user to easily put icons on desktop area. However, actually my most used icon there is only IceCat Web Browser.

I follow Trisquel forum via email not via web.


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Do You Know Uruk GNU/Linux?

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

It’s a new GNU/Linux distro that follows FSF’s FSDG. The most interesting things (after Uruk’s strong commitment) are it’s desktop oriented, it’s Trisquel derivative, and it has a new package manager which can mimic another package manager commands. I know Uruk from Trisquel Forum and currently I’m downloading the 2.0 Beta 1. Visit the Uruk Project Website at https://urukproject.org.


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Yakkety Repo Archive is Still Alive!

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

Today is Saturday 30 September 2017. Ubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety Yak” was already End-Of-Life at Thursday 20 July 2017. It’s already more than 2 months so far. So, as end-user, I supposed today I must find my Yakkety repo is also ended and moved to old-releases repo. But no, I don’t find that today, because I still can download packages from Yakkety repo located at archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/yakkety/. This is amazing. Thanks to all Ubuntu Developers.

The result of apt-get update

The installation process of ‘geany’ package


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KDE neon Repo, Sources.list, and plasmashell 5.10.95

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

I am using KDE neon currently. To be specific, it’s neon dev-unstable (instead of neon dev stable), OS version 5.10.5. As a not technologist, I simply want to try Plasma 5.11 beta that’s just released 14 September ago. So I downloaded the 17 or 18 September (sorry, I forgot the date) built image. I assumed that all dev versions of neon must have 5.11 already at 17 September, so I tried it and … no. I didn’t found the plasmashell binary at 5.10.95. Instead, it’s still 5.10.90. Hey, so, where is the 5.10.95? This is written because I find problems while writing Plasma 5.11 article at UbuntuBuzz.
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Warning, packagekitd and snapd Eat Bandwidth!

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

Now I know for sure why each distro I ran eats my bandwidth extremely a lot without my permission, that’s because of PackageKit’s packagekitd daemon doing automatic updates in stealth. Not only that, but also Snappy’s snapd daemon eats my bandwidth without my permission too. Those two packagekitd and snapd are serious problems for limitedly-bandwidth users! These happened on neon, my favorite KDE distro, and also Ubuntu, Kubuntu, even openSUSE, and even Fedora. Tonight I do some searching and I finally understand packagekitd action is a part of GNOME Software or KDE Discover automatic update. Continue reading

First Time Running GNOME Builder

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

  • sudo dnf install gettext-common-devel gettext-devel autoconf-archive gtk3-devel gcc-c++
  • Fedora 26
  • I encountered errors while building pre-build samples such as ‘AX_GENERATE_CHANGELOG: command not found’
  • GNOME Builder can download big amount of data (Flatpak library things) without my permission by default and I dislike this, I value my internet bandwidth more than this
  • I have experiences in Qt Creator previously (I like it so much), so GNOME Builder is a new thing for me
  • Clean interface, easy to understand, no excessive number of buttons, build buttons are straightforwardly placed on center (this is good)
  • Build output are placed in a way that is simple and understandable, easier to copy the messages to the internet

I really like the licenses selection on new project screen. This eases new programmers to get accustomed to free software development. Good job, GNOME Developers!


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