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Google cuts team of contractors who went on strike
  • Its insane to think you have any leverage as a contractor for one of the most bloated companies in the history of man kind.

    Don't know why you're getting downvoted, but this is the reality.

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    Google cuts team of contractors who went on strike
  • The thing is that these contractors shouldn't expect to be in the same level as a regular employee in terms of importance. And if they didn't fire these people, but they simply didn't bother to renew the contract, then that solidifies that position.

    This past few months (can't recall how long it has been) have been full of layoffs across various industries. Their position just became even weaker.

  • I really hope that they do let us know what went wrong with Neon during Plasma 6's release. I love Neon, and will stick with it.
    discuss.kde.org Has the Neon team considered working with Tuxedo as their QA team for Neon?

    I’m really sorry it’s been so rocky on Neon. The roll-out of Neon’s packaging of Plasma 6 was unacceptable, and we’ll be conducting an investigation to determine how it happened and make sure it doesn’t recur.

    Has the Neon team considered working with Tuxedo as their QA team for Neon?
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    Panels are freaking out on Plasma 6
    discuss.kde.org Panels are freaking out on Plasma 6

    I just installed Plasma 6 on my work PC (KDE Neon). My main monitor has 2 panels: top panel and a left panel. Both panels were set to fill width/height, and it was causing my top panel to freak out. And the desktop to lock up. My fix for now is to set the width to custom and disable floating. I ad...

    Panels are freaking out on Plasma 6
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    Is there a downside to Flatpak?
  • Some developers don't want to deal with building an app for multiple versions. Sure some DEBs can work without needing to deal with that, but some don't.

  • This week in KDE: Holiday bug fixes
    pointieststick.com This week in KDE: Holiday bug fixes

    Like last week, the focus remained on getting the megarelrease ready for, well, a mega release! Along the way folks have been starting their well-earned vacations, so the pace of work understandabl…

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    is it possible to have a de-Googled RCS?
  • Safe to assume them that Apple will utilize the bare minimum for RCS.

    When Apple implements RCS, was there any information on whether it'll be dependent on the carrier or if Apple will build their own RCS infrastructure? Cuz I suspect it'll be the former.

    And if Apple does build their own RCS infrastructure, I highly doubt it'll have E2E encryption as that's essentially iMessage. Will E2E encryption work if one side is Apple and the other side is Google?

    And for any RCS messages that doesn't go through Google, does this mean that RCS is still being used sans E2E encryption? What does it look like in the Messages app?

  • This week in KDE: un-flashy important stability work
    pointieststick.com This week in KDE: un-flashy important stability work

    Everyone kept hammering on the bugs this week. As a result, the number of open Plasma 6 issues decreased, and so did the number of older high and very high priority Plasma issues! I’m feeling…

    This week in KDE: un-flashy important stability work
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    Proton Experimental brings HDR to Mass Effect Legendary Edition and Injustice 2
  • I know that KDE is working on HDR support for Plasma 6 (Wayland). Dunno how ready it'll be by the time it comes out, but its coming.

    Other than Plasma 6, I don't think so.

  • Proton Experimental brings HDR to Mass Effect Legendary Edition and Injustice 2
    www.gamingonlinux.com Proton Experimental brings HDR to Mass Effect Legendary Edition and Injustice 2

    Valve put up a brand new release of Proton Experimental for Steam Deck and Desktop Linux, which brings a sprinkle more HDR and some great bug fixes.

    Proton Experimental brings HDR to Mass Effect Legendary Edition and Injustice 2
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    Weekly “What are you playing” Thread || Week of December 10th
  • I just finished Detroit: Become Human.

    I decided to play it after I upgraded my Deck's SSD to 2TB.

    And I've been spending a lot of time on Halo: Infinite.

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    Plasma 6 (Wayland) is laggy on my laptop running on 6th gen i5
  • I discovered that the fan just died.

    Sorry for this. I didn't check that old laptop till yesterday to check for other issues unrelated to Plasma, which was when I discovered that the fan died.

    It's a spare laptop a friend gave to me recently.

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    Plasma 6 (Wayland) is laggy on my laptop running on 6th gen i5
  • I discovered that the fan just died.

    Sorry for this. I didn't check that old laptop till yesterday to check for other issues unrelated to Plasma, which was when I discovered that the fan died.

    It's a spare laptop a friend gave to me recently.

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    Plasma 6 (Wayland) is laggy on my laptop running on 6th gen i5
  • I discovered that the fan just died.

    Sorry for this. I didn't check that old laptop till yesterday to check for other issues unrelated to Plasma, which was when I discovered that the fan died.

    It's a spare laptop a friend gave to me recently.

  • is it possible to have a de-Googled RCS?

    Just wondering if such an option is possible on a phone that is totally Google-free or is virtually de-Googled?

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    Plasma 6 (Wayland) is laggy on my laptop running on 6th gen i5
  • I was merely testing out Plasma 6 on it, and I was just shocked on how sluggish it felt. I recently just got that laptop, so I'm hoping there isn't some BS where the performance gets hampered by the kind of charger i'm using.

    I was just curious if that's what's happening at this point in time.

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    PCSX2 Emulator Disables Wayland Support By Default
  • I figured that GNOME's insistence on CSD few years back will bite them in the rear.

    https://github.com/PCSX2/pcsx2/pull/10179#issuecomment-1779298467

    And I don't wanna be that guy that's wants something to fail just because it's not to my taste, but I'm glad to hear that the dev thinks KDE's Wayland is in much better shape than GNOME's, especially since GNOME's pushing it really hard.

    For me, personally, I won't switch away until Plasma 6 comes out, if it's in much better shape than Plasma 5's Wayland, and games running through Proton work well enough in Wayland competitively.

  • Plasma 6 (Wayland) is laggy on my laptop running on 6th gen i5
    discuss.kde.org Plasma 6 (Wayland) is laggy on my laptop running on 6th gen i5

    I’m not sure if this is normal, but it seems that Plasma 6 (Wayland) feels overall slow on my laptop with Intel i5-6200U. Operating System: KDE neon Unstable Edition KDE Plasma Version: 5.90.0 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.246.0 Qt Version: 6.6.0 Kernel Version: 6.2.0-37-generic (64-bit) Graphics Platf...

    Plasma 6 (Wayland) is laggy on my laptop running on 6th gen i5

    I'm not sure if this is normal, but it seems that Plasma 6 (Wayland) feels overall slow on my laptop with Intel i5-6200U.

    Operating System: KDE neon Unstable Edition KDE Plasma Version: 5.90.0 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.246.0 Qt Version: 6.6.0 Kernel Version: 6.2.0-37-generic (64-bit) Graphics Platform: Wayland Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz Memory: 15.5 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® HD Graphics 520 Manufacturer: Dell Inc. Product Name: Inspiron 5559

    I only got this laptop recently from a friend so I have yet to test on X11 session. The only other time I've spent using Plasma was on a RTX 3060 Ti in a VM so it didn't feel as slow.

    Is that normal?

    Created bug report 477959.

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    This week in KDE: changing the wallpaper from within System Settings
    pointieststick.com This week in KDE: changing the wallpaper from within System Settings

    Plasma 6 beta 1 has been released! And so far the feedback has been very positive. A few final features snuck in before we started on the mega bugfixing marathon, which began this week! Please do c…

    This week in KDE: changing the wallpaper from within System Settings
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    This week in KDE: Panel Intellihide and Wayland Presentation Time
    pointieststick.com This week in KDE: Panel Intellihide and Wayland Presentation Time

    It’s great to see lots of people running the Plasma 6 Alpha release, which has resulted in a spike of bug reports, as we had hoped and expected. So keep at it! Focus is already shifting to bu…

    This week in KDE: Panel Intellihide and Wayland Presentation Time
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    This week in KDE: Wayland by default, de-framed Breeze, HDR games, rectangle screen recording
    pointieststick.com This week in KDE: Wayland by default, de-framed Breeze, HDR games, rectangle screen recording

    Yep you read that right, we’ve decided to throw the lever and go Wayland by default! The three remaining showstoppers are in the process of being fixed and we expect them to be done soon̵…

    This week in KDE: Wayland by default, de-framed Breeze, HDR games, rectangle screen recording
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    On the Road to Plasma 6, Vol. 4 – Kai Uwe's Blog

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/7492459

    > "Chill your Champagne bottles – it’s official: the KDE Plasma 6.0 + KDE Frameworks 6.0 + KDE Gear 24.02 Mega Release™ that will take KDE software to the next level is going to happen on 28th February 2024! Let’s have a look at what I’ve been up to in the past two months, again working mostly on either Qt itself or dealing with its behavior changes on the application side."

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    My current setup after "downsizing" from 2x dual monitor setup to a single setup

    Before:

    !

    Full view of my makeshift L-desk now:

    !

    2nd desk is also a bedside table in my bedroom.

    I decided few months ago to downsize as I find myself needing my 2nd desk for other stuff other than for my GPU-passthrough VMs and laptop setup, but I still want the option to do that, so I got myself an LG DualUp, since it's one of the monitors that can do proper 16x9 when split and would require very minimal amount of config when going from full size to picture-by-picture.

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    This week in KDE: Plasma 6 Alpha approaches
    pointieststick.com This week in KDE: Plasma 6 Alpha approaches

    Time has a way of creeping up, and the Plasma 6 alpha release is in two days. People are scrambling to get their features in before either the soft feature freeze (on Monday) or the hard one (a few…

    This week in KDE: Plasma 6 Alpha approaches
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    Where can I grab the widgets that "fell in between" 2 monitors?
    discuss.kde.org Where can I grab the widgets that "fell in between" 2 monitors?

    So I was planning on re-arranging my widgets between 2 monitors earlier. I dragged couple of my widgets from my secondary to my primary, but it disappeared. Any way to retrieve or delete those ones? Reason why I was asking for “delete” because some of them, I can re-create.

    Where can I grab the widgets that "fell in between" 2 monitors?
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    Unixporn @lemmy.ml YamiYuki @lemmy.kde.social
    [KDE Plasma] may be extremely basic in terms of ricing, but KDE did an amazing job with Breeze that I barely had the need to tweak it
    • Primary monitor: MSI Optix MAG342CQR
    • Secondary monitor: LG DualUp
    • Operating System: Kubuntu 23.10
    • KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.8
    • Primary theme: Breeze Dark
    • Icon Theme: Sweet-Red-Filled/Candy-Icons
    • System specs: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/y7tBL9
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    This week in KDE: colorblindness correction filters
    pointieststick.com This week in KDE: colorblindness correction filters

    This week there’s a lot of news on the accessibility front in particular! Beyond that, we have a fairly juicy assortment of other new features and user interface improvements, so have a look:…

    This week in KDE: colorblindness correction filters
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