Gabriele Musco's Dev Log

Early adopter experience with the new Radeon RX 5700XT on Arch Linux

2019-08-31 | #gpu #linux #arch #radeon #amdgpu #mesa #vulkan

So I recently got myself a shiny new AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU (that’s a mouthful). Let’s see how it does on Linux. Installation First, I use Arch (btw) and that makes things a lot easier, at least for now. As of writing this, Navi support is still not in the mainline kernel, but it should come with Linux 5.3. Because of the AUR and many other fun things, this isn’t much of a problem in Arch. Continue reading 

Feeds 0.7 and more features to come

2019-08-23 | #feeds #roadmap #update #gtk #gnome #python

Feeds version 0.7 should be out soon with all the features detailed in this post. The code starts to feel a little more complex, and it would probably use another small refactoring, but that’s not too important right now. Let’s lay out a new roadmap, with the features I implemented, and some new ones I want to add: Read and unread articles Keeping history of older articles locally (still not sure if I actually want this or not) Adblocking Saving articles Suggestions Integration with GNOME Online Accounts Integration with TTRSS Ability to open rss links and OPML files Offline mode with a banner indicating that the system is offline There’s still some work to do. Continue reading 

Feeds: saving articles offline and marking stuff as read

2019-08-20 | #feeds #gnome #gtk #update

Recap In a previous post I layed out a roadmap for my feed reader application Feeds. Here’s a little update on how things are going. Alright, first I want to thank @Etamuk again. He’s being very active with the German translation, and any time I make a commit, soon after I already see he has opened a merge request with the updated translation. That’s just impressive, and I’m truly greatful for his awesome contributions! Continue reading 

On privacy conscious comments and analytics

2019-08-14 | #blog #meta #comments #commento #analytics

This blog is fairly new, and so I still have to set up everything. Comments are obviously a very important part of a blog, especially if you want any kind of feedback on the stuff you’re doing. The lazy solution is pretty obvious: Disqus the privacy nightmare. I like the wild idea of respecting my readers' privacy, and so I started looking for alternative solutions. The one solution I chose to adopt is an open source comment platform called Commento. Continue reading 

Feeds 0.6 and future roadmap

2019-08-12 | #feeds #roadmap #update #gtk #gnome #python

Feeds version 0.6 is out with two important changes: German translation thanks to @Etamuk Concurrent feeds refresh About the translation, I know when a project starts becoming interesting, people want to contribute. And translations are in my experience one of the indication of people really getting passionate. I am really flattered by this contribution and it really means a lot to see this project getting some love. Moving on to the more technical stuff, concurrent refresh or parallel refresh. Continue reading 