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[One year later] Anyone of you seriously using open-source Delta Chat email messenger?

Fri, 2018-04-20 07:42

I found this interesting discussion from one year ago where many of you were pretty excited about "chattyfing" email.

Has someone of you seriously adopted Delta Chat meanwhile and can share his experiences?


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When the heck did Linux/Open Source become easier to use than Windows?

Thu, 2018-04-19 23:40

I am really, really shocked right now. I migrated our R&D lab (we are a very small team that develop automated scientific instruments) from Windows XP to Windows 10 last year, solving a lot of issues with well, everything, and using VMs to run old windows XP custom data loggers for instruments (weird custom serial APIs).

However, the forced updates, lock-screens, and unsigned-driver issues (serial port adapters, USBASP programmers, etc.) with Windows 10 have been an absolute nightmare. Its been whack-a-mole with problems due to the changes made on Windows 10 (every other system update requires redefining COM ports), and any attempt to be "future-proof" utilizing Microsoft platforms has proven to be a an exercise in futility.

We've been able to leapfrog a few technologies and migrate to very simple cloud-based data storage of instrument testing data (for R&D and for customers), and in doing that we started building up some rudimentary Python & Javascript understanding in house. Just enough to let us have our IoT systems send data to different cloud-hosted databases.

On a lark I started investigating python-based serial data logging capabilities rather than trying to make our VB-based custom codebase from 20 years ago work. It is night and day compared to what we used to do. My AARP-age Ph.D-holding colleagues are buying books on R, Python, Javascript, and after seeing what I was able to do in 3-4 days from a almost 0-coding experience level (Basic when I was a kid, and C in highschool for a class).

10-20 years ago it was a huge pain to run Linux and open-source software for most of what we do. Now we have 40-80 line cross-platform scripts that are replacing hundreds of thousands of lines of custom VB code, letting us simplify our instrument data logging APIs. The robustness of these platforms and APIs today is astounding.

We're now migrating all of our R&D lab workstations to Ubuntu Mate with Anaconda,, Node, and AWS's SDK. It is absurd how much easier and more effective these platforms are now compared to the offerings from Microsoft. The MS platform seems user-hostile in comparison to Mac or Linux.

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Serial Port Install on CentOS 7

Thu, 2018-04-19 22:37

I am trying to install a Vantec UGT-PCE10SR on a system running CentOS 7. I'm not entirely sure what's wrong but it is not working. Does anyone have a procedure to follow to install it?

I also have a startech PEX2S1050 available but it is currently not in the computer.

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Is MLT Framework stable? (OSS non-linear video-editing engine)

Thu, 2018-04-19 21:46

Media Lovin' Toolkit (MLT) Framework seems to be the dominant OSS/Linux non-linear video-editing engine [citation needed], and is the basis for OSS video editors, like:

I've only tried Openshot, but found that it crashes way too often. I don't have any strong opinions about MLT or its editors, but I've anecdotally seen many complaints: from software crashes to stability/scalability issues with large projects.

So—is MLT Framework stable? What do you like or dislike about it (or its editors)? Are there some inherent limitations with the MLT engine, or do the complaints stem more from editor implementations?

I really want to see a strong OSS contender to Adobe and Apple creative video software, and I hope MLT and company can be it!

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Will it run linux? (Toshiba Tecra R850-11N)

Thu, 2018-04-19 20:01

Hello guys, as I was looking for a cheap Linux laptop I found this particular which is in excellent condition.

I looked all over the internet and couldn't find a lot of information about this laptop.

It has a nice 1080p screen, Intel Core i5 2520M, 8GB RAM and 128 SSD.

My biggest concern is its compatability with Linux, I will be using Mint and not some weird distro.

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Trying to Use a VM to Test Out Linux (Ubuntu)

Thu, 2018-04-19 19:35

Trying to use a VM to test out Linux Ubuntu since I want to switch to Linux and the VM's being a pain in the ass. lol Like, I keep getting the same damn error no matter what I do. Or well, I guess it's technically 2 errors since one is 0x0000034 and one is 0x80004005. It won't even bother to launch the VM, just instantly an error.

It's this:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Ubuntu (VM).

The virtual machine 'Ubuntu (VM)' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). More details may be available in 'C:\Users\xxxxx\VirtualBox VMs\Ubuntu (VM)\Logs\VBoxHardening.log'.

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: MachineWrap Interface: IMachine {85cd948e-a71f-4289-281e-0ca7ad48cd89}

I just want to see if I like Linux better, and the VM's just making the effort not worth my time.

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Give your ideas and must-have features for photo manager

Thu, 2018-04-19 17:58

Hello everyone! I want to ask several questions about ideal PhotoManager for Linux-based distros.

  1. Have you found the ideal / the best photo manager? Which one would you prefer?

  2. Which features are you missing from them? Give some list in priority order

  3. Would you willing to buy Photo Manager (ideal in your terms), if it will be available for Linux? At what cost?

I'll just give some hints. I've looked very often that a lot of people, especially non-professional photographers, have a mess with photos on their computers. It's just a bunch of photos in some folders all around computer / usb-flash, removable drives. They are not easily searchable, managed.

I'm not an exception. And I'm asking myself several questions about usability and photo management.

This is my thinking about ideal photo manager: 1. I see photos on usb-flash, are they already copied into my computer (means are they duplicates)? Can I safely delete them from usb-flash? If there are on my computer - where?

  1. I want to search my photos by dates, by ranges, by items on photos (faces, my favorite dog, my children, my brother's children), by type of camera on which these photos were captured, by types, geo-location

  2. I want to have complex conditions like (all photos from last year's october where is me and my son)

  3. I want to have tags and these tags should be added automatically as much as possible (AI / machine learning)

  4. This AI should be adopted - if I set thet this is "my son" - photo manager next time for new photos will be available to detect "my son" automatically and tag photos appropriately

  5. Somehow detect and manage derived products (photos after photoshop, pds files / etc) - to know that this improved image is related to original (if original is still stored)

  6. Automatic backups to online services in the background

  7. If I insert usb with photos - easily show me "all photos", "only new photos" - just to concentrate on adding new photos into my hard drive

  8. Concentrate on content (photos), not on folders. Folders and folder's structure, names should not matter

  9. UI should be responsive. For example as soon as I insert new USB flash - it should automatically detect that and find all relevant photos. No need to select folders.

  10. Best integration with desktop environment (notifications, automatically open photo manager if I select USB flash, etc)

That's my vision. And before I will start investing my time in developing that kind of software - I want to know your opinion about "is that kind of application in in request"? Please, answer to my above questions (give your additional hints of requested features, with which features you disagree, etc). Your opinion is very valuable to me!

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