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True, but what made those subreddits really useful is the amount of users, which is hard to match somewhere else. Any ways, time to look for alternatives…


I used to be particularly fond of some subreddits, where it was easy to get support on certain things I use, like Arch, Artix, lineageOS, microG, gnu+linux, keybase (when it was promising), etc… The amount of other users which might be able to help is big on several subreddits. But it’s been a while since privacy has been a concern, and I was waiting for some lemmy features to finally leave reddit, but they do what they can to push me out, :)


why would you remove firstparty.isolate? What if it remains enabled? Does something break?






I don’t like Intel HW, neither Apple hardware in terms of user privacy. But business wise, this looks a bit desperate…


How to remove neofetch on tty? : artixlinux

Although the neofetch output is no longer part of /etc/issue, unless installing artix-branding-base, the suggestion to completely clean /etc/issue is pretty nice…



It’s weird, I don’t know if the teddit is unstable, but as of now, it’s throwing everything at me, not just my subscribed subreddits, :\

Not sure if another privacy focused front end works better for this purpose…


No problem. At times I want a way to keep interesting for me at least, URLs, cheatsheets or stuff in general, that some people looking for my stuff in particular can find, or at least I myself can search for. Also stuff just in my language of origin for example, or not fitting in any community, but I’d still like to keep the reference…

There’s a feature request for that already BTW:

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/752#issuecomment-722626934

But marked as “far-future”, so not to be seen any time soon…


That’s what I do, since subscriptions are local, not to reddit, but it wasn’t showing me the subscribed subreddits yesterday. Today it seems to work fine.

This was one of the steps to drop my reddit account. The other one is a bit less required, which is Lemmy allowing to post to myself and not a community…

But I can now drop my reddit account and still keep track of my local buscriptions, :)

Thanks!





Yeah, I was just saying is not 1:1 features alternative. A pretty good one for just for text chatting though. And I’m still hoping other alternatives catch up in terms of features. I’d like a Qt alternative on the desktop, and also an android alternative from the community, and not element.io


Fluffy unfortunately is way behind in terms of features with regard to element.io… It doesn’t support voice/video calls for example. I created an issue about that, and they just closed with the criteria that it would break very old phones… I really got disappointed. I do think there’s still no gnu/linux neither android matrix client at the same level of features than element.io. Hopefully that’ll change, specially on the desktop side, where electron is really a pain, but so far that’s not happening…


Me too, and I didn’t remove power optim… One can configure how often to sync…


But it’s in official f-droid. Is it too out of date that you’re asking for a custom repo? If using a custom repo, I’d hope they keep the f-droid policy though, removing all google and proprietary stuff…


It used to do it with the Enigmail AddOn, TB 78 and later doesn’t, and maybe it will never do it, does TB support autocrypt?:

Thunderbird does not support the Autocrypt philosophy that encryption should be fully automatic.

You have to manually keep [un]specifying you wan to encrypt/decrypt, depending on how you set things, but it’s all manual. And it seems TB doesn’t like autocrypt at all, and if they don’t, they won’t include it… That along with not using GPG, makes me sad I’m still using TB, lacking really working alternative applications…


Nice !!

Care to write about your experience with pinephone once you’ve played around with it and look for alternative apps on it?


BTW, I just tried it out, and I couldn’t connect to my email server, nor for cladav/cardav. Weird enough it doesn’t allow almost any settings, for example, I couldn’t configure the ports for the services. And preferences doesn’t allows changing anything.

It might be it’s too early to give it a try, or that’s the plan, inhibiting the user to control anything…


Arch already has FF 85 on its official repos, and voila, the flash plugin is no more… So it happened as advertised…


Well, I mostly use Firefox. I just use Falkon (also Blink based) when Firefox fails on some corporate web pages where I work, and Chromium if nothing else helps. I’ve never used the sync features, and nothing special from Chromium, since I prefer to stick with Firefox.

So to me, the lack of chromium might be an issue on some corporate web pages. Perhaps by not being my main browser, I would think users might still find chromium useful without those features.

But now, 6 days after the discussion started on Arch, at least, it seems Arch is close to conclude Arch will drop Chromium, and proposing to get in talk with other major distros to encourage them do the same…

https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2021-January/030295.html https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2021-January/030296.html https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2021-January/030300.html

Looking at how the Arch thread is trending, Chromium most probably will get dropped from Arch. And I’m not sure about other distros, but the legal limbo seems something most distros would like to protect from.

I’d love to see this as an opportunity to increase the Firefox use base, gaining something against the google monopoly long term, but I’m afraid that’s not what will end up happening…


Well QML != Qt and QtQuick is sort of the framework for QML… So this is not precisely a Qt project. This is closer to Liri DE than to KDE/Plasma.

At any rate I was following the project, since I don’t like where Thunderbird ended up, and I don’t like Kontact (KMail + KOrganizer + KContacts + Akonadi + …) either. But las time I looked into it, GPG wasn’t advertised, and who knows about autocrypt (missing in both, Kontact and Thunderbird). But as it’s right now, it seems I can give it a try, and see how it goes…

I tend to think that though QML gives a modern look, perhaps it has less performance than Qt, but at any rate, as mentioned, I ran out of integrated options (I need to see if web ical calendars works as well as caldav ones, and that cardav also work. On Korganizer, KDE never got web ical calendar to sync, which is really a shame given how long Korganizer has been out there). Perhaps the tool offers a more compact view, and what is shown on the screenshots are the default ones…


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https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2021-January/030265.html

Just reading the 1st post on the Arch thread is not enough. It’s too early to know what the distros will do. It seems there’s at least one dev willing to adopt chromium without the sync functionality. I was not even aware such thing existed, but I’m not a heavy chromium user any ways, I rather use Firefox for everything, and Chromium for stuff only working on Chrome based browsers, and only if strictly required…


The post indicates FF 85 will also drop it, and that it’s supposedly coming on Jan. 26th. Arch already dropped both flashplugin and pepper-flash plugins from its repos…



It would be interesting to get something like the pinephone on top. There’s now AOSP ported to risc-v, but better gnu/linux in my mind…




I’m also interested on understanding if Moxie and company would eventually request molly to cease connecting to signal servers. Same thing as with signal-gcm-less. I don’t understand why they can still connect to signal servers, since Moxie clearly wants no other clients, than the binaries provided by signal connecting. I don’t know if this would last only until Moxie or signal guys realize, or only while these clients don’t reach certain popularity… Who knows… Moxie’s decisions make signal look like not open source, but who knows, maybe those 2 clients, molly and signal-gcm-less got some approval from signal?


I don’t know much about protonmail and tutanota, since I don’t like that you need your contacts to also use the same provider in order to have the easy encryption they offer (so no federation), and it’s not much different than using any email provider and an email client which uses GPG encryption, or PGP encryptions for that matter (I prefer GPG), given the provider is not one of the giants, and not based in the 5 eyes or extended 5 eyes (in this case that really counts, given most of the email one receives is NOT encrypted, since not everyone uses GPG/PGP encryption). Enigmail used to have an option to full encrypt (included subjects) emails on Thunderbird, and I think the new Thunderbird encryption does the same (just that it doesn’t use GPG anymore, and other subtleties).

If not self hosting (as mentioned by others, keeping your service and host secure and safe when opening it to the internet is hard to accomplish), using /e/ email service might be an option, as long as you encrypt as much as you can what you must. But even encrypted emails are not as secure and private as messengers designed for that purpose. So I wouldn’t use email for confidential or personal stuff, or use it as little as possible, and GPG encrypting of course. And if going the GPG route, you should use ed25519 (elyptic curves) keys, same way those are the recommended ones for ssh keys, but the problem is that nothing forces your contacts to do the same, and they might use weaker keys…



What roles should element.io group member have in order to be able to start calls (video and/or voice)?

I noticed only group admins on element.io can start video/voice group calls, and then I look on the group settings to find out which role is the one granting permissions to start such calls, but none of the roles seem to correspond to that. …






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