We just published the first tagged alpha release of Fractal.

gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/fractal

This doesn't change how we publish Fractal builds and it's still only available on GNOME Nightly.

@sylvia_ritter This has been the desktop on my laptop for the better part of a year.

@mobian @linmob @whynothugo @thewk For others who might be interested (via Matrix): The 360 apparently has a 5 minute timeout. It still disconnects the display on power down, but the longer timeout significantly reduces frustration. (Thanks @spaetz for the boost)

@mobian @linmob @whynothugo @thewk I understand the 360 fixed some of the hardware issues in the 2 (e.g., it's much lighter), but the 2 has a frustrating ~20s auto power-off as soon as it loses the active display. Whenever the phone sleeps the display, the 2 powers down, cutting power and outright disconnecting the display on the phone's side. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get my hands on a 360 to compare. Would anyone with a 360 be willing to comment on whether this got fixed as well?

@kyle The database textbook I used to use also has an Indian edition that cuts out the index and table of contents. It's a good teachable moment, why an index is worth doubling the price.

@kop316 It's still a bit complicated as several components need patches, but I expect everything to be in place for easy install in a month or so.

For now there's source.puri.sm/-/snippets/1195 - a bit outdated by now, gets you an Android 10 image with some minor visual glitches and crashes, but it was pretty usable already anyway ;) I have just started my vacations so probably won't update it soon (unless I get bored I guess :P)

@elb @tournelhenry Was plenty of autotuned trash out in our days too (cough Backstreet Boys). Nowadays, take Lindsey Stirling or Pentatonix f'rex... Both capable of some incredibly technical pieces.

@agx @FrOSCon What we've been seeing on the snapdragons we've been testing with is that governor policies that adaptively scale CPU frequency are "butting heads" with the idle thread policy. That is, when running the idle thread, it seems like the kernel cuts all power to the core already, so there's not a huge benefit to scaling based on CPU load, which Android's defaults (at least one of which is inherited from linux) are configured to do...

@agx @FrOSCon Great talk! Out of curiosity, do you know what the state of the art is for mobile governors (dynamic frequency scaling) on mainline linux. One of my students has been playing around with Android's governors, and it's looking increasingly like even the defaults (one of which originates from mainline) are over-engineered for the phones we''ve tested on. I don't know what the frequency scaling options look like on the imx8, but there might be some low hanging power savings there.

Trip to Eternal Flame with the Fam. Pics include a Minnow, Hummingbird (x2), and a White Breasted Nuthatch. The nuthatch was in mortal combat with a pair of creepers over the hollow in the picture. Must be something tasty in there.

Clouds over the Utah Desert (Taken from Amtrak's California Zephyr in Jan 2022)

@elb @publius The justification for disabling PDF/PS in config is that imagemagick is also the default for several PHP image conversion libraries. You're not going to pwn yourself, but ImageMagick doesn't allow you to specify separate configs for use on the command-line vs as a PHP library. This is like limiting your shell to an allow-list of commands because system() exists. 🙁

If you have a moment- I have a little birdy art experiment going on! What color and shape does this bird call evoke in you? colorchirp.com 🐦🎨

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