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Ugh, It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s New Google Drive Client Is Coming to Linux

google drive ocamlfuse on linux graphic‘Backup and Sync’ is the name of Google’s all-new Google Drive desktop client. The rejigged and refreshed app is being released later this month.

This post, Ugh, It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s New Google Drive Client Is Coming to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Linux System Utility ‘Stacer’ Updated with Process Monitoring Panel, New Look

stacer 1.0.7A new version Stacer, an open-source system cleaning n’ tune-up tool for Linux desktops, is available to download. Stacer 1.0.7 ships with improved language support, adds in a choice of light or dark theme, and introduces a new processes monitor. Processes can be sorted based on PID, CPU and memory usage, etc. You can also search […]

This post, Linux System Utility ‘Stacer’ Updated with Process Monitoring Panel, New Look, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Inkscape hackfest planned for late June in Paris

Following productive hackfests in 2015 and 2016, the Inkscape team is meeting in Paris later this month for another hackfest. The event is taking place on June 27th through July 1st inside Paris’s modern science museum, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie.

(Not quite) coincidentally, the venue is exactly where in 2008 part of the original documentation team met for the first time to work on the official user manual.

So far the hackfest agenda seems to cover many topics from the official roadmap for the next major update of Inkscape: GTK+3 port, coordinate system flip, making C++11 compiler a requirement, splitting less-maintained extensions into an extra package, improving performance. Which is another reminder that should the team stick to the plan, they will need all the help they can get to prepare the next release in a sensible amount of time.

The attending team members are core team developers like Tavmjong Bah, Martin Owens, and Jabier Arraiza, as well as contributors like C Rogers, Cédric Gemy, and Elisa de Castro Guerra. Apart from programming sessions there’s a community meet-up planned for Saturday, July 1st.

The team is currently revamping the project’s infrastructure. Most recently they moved to Gitlab for source code hosting and bug tracking, marking a departure from Canonical’s Launchpad and Bazaar.

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Snappy Is Finally Doing Something About Super Large App Sizes

snappy logoUbuntu is finally doing something to tackle the size of Snap apps, albeit only for GNOME apps at present. A new GNOME platform snap is available in for testing in the testing channel of the Snap store. This snap will allow devs to build and distribute smaller GNOME Snap apps. Because apps will be able to […]

This post, Snappy Is Finally Doing Something About Super Large App Sizes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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