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'Useful programs'

4/g/ Wiki
8/tech/ Wiki
https://wiki.cloveros.ga/Main_Page (link dead)
Linux distro wikis (can apply to all distros)

'Tech article sites (need to add more)'
https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ [ onion: http://digdeep4orxw6psc33yxa2dgmuycj74zi6334xhxjlgppw6odvkzkiad.onion/ ]
https://spyware.neocities.org/ [ onion: http://spywaredrcdg5krvjnukp3vbdwiqcv3zwbrcg6qh27kiwecm4qyfphid.onion/ ]
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Thread dedicated to Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread
(but are worth asking)

Before asking a question here, please search the web first or put in effort towards answering your own question. If you put in effort but you still can't find the solution, feel free to ask here.

If you are looking around for useful applications/programs, see >>531
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With a search engine, keyword xfce add taskbar button command
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That is not it, I need to create an icon in the taskbar, that connects to a service, when clicking on this icon, a dropdown menu will show up with the currently available list of audio devices, and a checkbox on each entry, clicking on the checkbox disables/enables the audio device, the problem is not the service, but the desktop GUI.
I don't know where to start, and I want to make it desktop agnostic and GUI needs to decoupled from the service, the only option that I found is this one, https://github.com/p-e-w/argos, but, I don't know if it will work on XFCE.
Searching doesn't not give any meaningful result related to my question, maybe I'm wording it wrongly.
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Sounds like what you're describing is a tray icon (called a status icon in GTK), for example the NetworkManager tray icon pops up a menu on left click, maybe start there.
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>virtual disk IO is faster
what about internet? on virtualbox guest some programs can't download their contents properly but browsers have no trouble connecting. What causes this? ive seen this on vmware too (might be a dns problem). On hyper-v ive noticed a less severe version of this network problem (yet strangely msedge slightly glitches on GPU-P)

>intense 3d work
i was talking about the DX11 engine on VMsvga3D. Anybody had problems with it so far on linux?
also speaking of 3d why does autocad have orange textures on vmware but works just fine on mx150 (it was a school project a year ago) and on intel HD some of the 2d game textures fail to load in virtualbox what causes this? was it due to host drivers or incompetent hardware design

>avoid WINE like a bad goy!
haha all of my games are IGG pirated i aint installing paypig ware host in a million years however i do intend on using steam/itchio on VM windows guest (specifically due to woke poz related drama just for safety)

>proprietary nvidia drivers (for host)
offtopic but are these required for vgpu_unlock? i do not intend on mounting one of the gpu slices after splitting my card my host is gonna be radeon only (is the guest gonna need a different driver? due to vgpu features)

how do you configure SWAP and how much should i give? (for 64gb ram) im enabling hibernation incase my laptop server runs out of battery during unattended blackout (im asking these in advance before i buy my ssd on January)
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what >>7793 says, it can either be the dock, system tray, notification center, they all have similar names

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>have imperfect vision
>sit about 1 meter (3 feet) from the computer monitor
>be in video gaming clan
>they use mumble
>pic related is mumble
>can't just scale up fonts and elements by ctrl + scroll up like i can with my terminal emulator or web browser
>have to lean in every time I need to do something with the program

Is this why javascript and web apps are subsuming desktop application development? It is trivial to define a general page layout and theme and let the user zoom in as needed. Is it not the same for GUI frameworks?

second pic is comfortable reading siz except for the URL and title bar.
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I have looked into crazier stuff such as porting X11 to emscripten, or forking off xserver xsdl. Then I found emscripten has a tiny bit of xlib implemented. Made me think porting X11 to emscripten may not be that bad if I can twist a fb to treat html canvas pixel buffer as the sink. It is still going to suck to run a display server on a browser to run on a display server.
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Tk (using Python + Tkinter) is easy and great for simple GUIs.
You want this:
Fullscreen zoom, picture-in-picture loupe zoom, cursor enlargement, alternate color schemes, etc.

>UI scaling
Those are intended for people with normal vision but tiny hi-rez monitors, though they can be helpful for bad vision too.

>qt forces the kitchen sink on you
>tk is writing the gui in another lang
>There is qt web assembly, but it's qt
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>already willing to put up with the bullshit
I am not working with any of those. The lack of native gui programs was gathered from the job market. I hate and have never used electron.
>just make ports with other toolkit
It is a big investment to maintain even one port, multiple ports with platform specific bugs is a nightmare.

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I'd previously assumed that Electron-esque garbage like Snap and Flatpak were just a fad confined to lazy commercial software, but along with a slow general decline in community packager activity, I've recently noticed more and more dev projects like GIMP and Handbrake abandoning official Linux builds for distro-native package formats. Reading a bit about it, the underlying tools and standards for packaging appear to be in general decay, and I was surprised to see some distros like Ubuntu and Fedora making noises about completely abandoning their package managers at some (usually vague) point in the future!

Throughout the span of modern Linux distros, before the need to resort to manually installing every single version of a piece of software, as an alternative to waiting for the distro's repo to update from (sometimes painfully outdated) stable versions, there were pretty much always builds of whatever available from either the developers themselves or some helpful person's PPA. Without that, Linux will become much less convenient to use at best, far more bloated and broken at worst.

It has been suggested by some, such as this article:
that the main problem which allowed such moronic software to gain momentum (aside from security flimflam exaggerating its sandbox capabilities) was Linux's not
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>All of these issues have been solved in various ways in various build systems for ages
It sounds like the problem is to teach developers to do that. Most developers did a degree in computer science, not software engineering. The practice of designing, implementing and building software is similar to the trades. It is important to learn good designs by example and by doing. People used to learn from a master of his craft or an experienced worker to develop his own skills.
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Sounds like a good opportunity to start writing some sort of "packaging handbook"... Since there are obviously anons with experience on the topic why not pool resources and good practices into one place?
I'd rather just compile an .exe for Windows and let winefags mop it up. It just werks. I'm not playing your linuxnigger games, you've had 30 years to fix this shit.
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Either distribute the source code or create a Flatpak or an Appimage you double wigger.
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>Packaging should be as easy as clicking a fucking button, yet it isn't.
Not a packager myself, but in my experience "./configure && make && make install"-ing tarballs the most annoying pitfall by far compared to using a (whether binary or source based) package manager is the inability to automagically retrieve (or even enumerate a comprehensive list of!) deps. As I mentioned upthread, I'm aware of at least one piece of software that attempted to solve this problem:
Of course, it died almost a decade ago.
>I don't mind flatpak's existence, but I do believe it's a broken remedy for a broken system, and it makes software devs even more greedy about their compliance.
I do. Ditto anything using the same placebo containerization (e.g.: AppImage, Snap, Steam) on the basis that they are a tumerous burden on billions of end-users as well as an inherent attack against the control of the OS over their installed software and its interoperability. HOWEVER, your complaints about your woes arising almost entirely from the sloppiness of the least competent devs makes me think something almost exactly inverted from Flatpak, solely intended for devs, would be useful:
>most of the time is spent fixing broken build systems and software
>is downloading shit from the internet resulting in inconsistent builds
>is using some language/framework that breaks any of the former (e.g. the cancer that are rust and go requiring you to use their package managers).
>give the dev a sandbox to fuck up anything in, and don't let them touch the system
>Add some docker magic and you would even get the binaries and publish the repos
And what >>4796 said:
>You could do all your compilation in a barebones CentOS/Rocky/Alma VM (or a chroot but I haven't tested that)
As a last resort to get sloppy open source devs in line, what if in addition to tarballs, it became a common requirement to offer some sort of standardized diff'd VM image capable of building hash verified binaries without Internet access, reissued for each release? All tools, all deps, all caches, all configs, bundled together and ready to run. It would be useful in a variety of contexts, such as forcing devs to make sure they could get their software to build in something other than their own environment, allowing other devs to figure out how to reproduce bad devs' environments, and as a last resort for quickly getting a nightly buildbot on its feet.
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Gulag for interesting offtopic discussions.
Try to keep it /tech/ related.
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>why does an anonymous message board hate those who intentionally break their anonymity
Gee, I wonder why.
There's always /retro/ on the cafe, or you could drive discussion on /valis/ given how dead it is right now.
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These chans all fucking suck. Can't even comfypost without a niggerlicious browser. Everything a shit.
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Sounds like Discord would be more up your speed.
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Can I play Fortnite in that AOL room? I really like Fort nite!

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What is the final document format? Not text file (unformatted). I am asking for formatted text document, with tables and embedded images. What is the final solution?

-ODF (.odt)
-Rich Text Format (.rtf)
-DOC (.doc)

-is the format simple, efficient, small?
-is it open source, free, or at least without patents or some other shit
-is it supported by large amount of software? for import and export
-is it malware? has hidden metadata and other shit? complex and proprietary?
-does the format allow for huge documents?
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>told about entr + make + zathura
Where is the setup.exe of this program to install it on desktop? Show screenshots so I can confirm this shit works.

>The only one with brain damage is you. That setup allows you to precisely edit and view at the same time. 
With formatted text, images, tables? Show screenshots.

>If you want edit in place, synctex.
With formatted text, images, tables? 

>But you don't know this, because you don't even bother to look. You only dream about your big things while not even spending a percent of time to learn.
I shouldn't waste my time to look for some shit. There should be a final and single solution to the formatted document view+edit, so we don't have to search and test many solutions but use the final one, it should be on all operating systems, installed by default, or actually, on a single final operating system, because there shouldn't be many systems. We need final solutions.

>It is also perfectly ok to view the source while editing it. The language is readable and you can edit it while view it, not the result.
No, it has to display formatted text, tables, images. And allow them to be visually edited, like copy/paste/drag/type.
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install gentoo
You should have build your own format rather than waste time talking with /tech/ and /unix/ niggers.
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You should shut the fuck up rather than making a post of zero value.
AmigaGuide is smol

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Discuss /tech/-related news.
What will happen if section 230 is nuked?
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Most of what you will ever needs is in ports, and generally speaking only Wi-Fi drivers are missing due to licensing issues, like the ath10k driver (which is proprietary).
You get what you deserve, faggot. My shit works because I do research before buying hardware. :3
Rustbros... I consneed
Redacted PDF Documents Are Not as Secure as You Think
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It's not very surprising this was the case. Kind of a shame it was disclosed, though now it is I wonder what kind of secrets people will find.

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So it turns out GTP is just a progression of a thought experiment stated by Claude Shannon in the 1950.

Truly there is nothing new under the sun.

To give a visual idea of how this series of processes approaches a language, typical sequences in the approximations to English have been constructed and are given below. In all cases we have assumed a 27-symbol
“alphabet,” the 26 letters and a space.
1. Zero-order approximation (symbols independent and equiprobable).
2. First-order approximation (symbols independent but with frequencies of English text).
3. Second-order approximation (digram structure as in English).
4. Third-order approximation (trigram structure as in English).
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>>7755 (OP) 
It's GPT.
There being other ways to achieve the same thing doesn't mean all ways are the same. You may as well extend the author's idea into all behaviors. There are neural networks that make two legged object "learn" to walk.
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hit post before finishing.
After that you claim human intelligence is only what the author said.

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What is even a good email provider to use anymore?
>inb4 selfhost your email
most info taken from: https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/email.html
probably incomplete quick list, but you could read the dippity dopper article for more information

<gmail, yahoo, etc.
>big corpo trash
>sells data to 3rd party advertisers
>Shady metadata policy (retained for an indefinite amount of time)
>URLs in onion hidden service site point to the clearnet (information is from 2019, cannot reconfirm as the hidden service never loads as of the time writing this)
>Account creation verification blocks some email domains from being used to verify the account (Riseup and possibly cock.li domains for example)
>Doesn't allow usage of your own PGP keys and forces their private keys generated on their servers instead through a JS web interface, many backdoors
>Requires to use their stupid bridge thing for mail clients, possible backdoor
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>Whats a good registrar for imageboards?

Country codes. ICANN has no control over them. .st takes a strong for free speech and .su is a country code for a country that doesn't exist.
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>Yandex is the best provider
>>95 (OP) 
theyre all dogshit.
if you change ip address yandex will ask you some gay security questions. but i guess at this point that may not be as bad as the rest of the jewniggercock alternatives
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>>95 (OP) 
I pay a reseller $5 a year for 3gb storage and unlimited domains/accounts/etc
+ like $8 a year for a domain registered with false details and whois privacy

I get comments all the time on my cool email [email protected]

theres a $10/yr special offer for 10gb storage
and when you send emails to microsoft/google they dont get dropped for no good reason unlike when you self host.

swear im not a shill
>>95 (OP) 
>probably incomplete list
lists all the ones that exist, same list for last 10 years
yandex requires a phone number to sign up so its not even an option unless you're some yuppie door dash eating faggot

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How do I join?

- a link to your website
- a 240x60 banner of your website

then add the others also in the webring

I'll start:
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>>6282 (me)
I made a banner and added the webring.It didn't actually take this long, some spooky behavior crashed tor, taking the server offline until I got physical access. 

I like the look of 88x31 better.
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I checked it out and I really like it anon, good job. I found the perspectives in your articles really interesting, especially the ones on https and productivity. Good job! Also did you draw the image on the front page? It looks really good!
They disapeared and site is gone
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>>1215 (OP) 
I'm mostly lurking on this imageboard but I made a banner for another webring. This is not my personal website but I'm heavily invested into the project.

We collect high quality PDFs created from book scans, people can contribute or request a book too.

Just stumbled on this: https://darkm000t.neocities.org/
Seems like the real deal. Looks like he's a VR Chat thot now?

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