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KDE's Plasma 5.17 just landed! Check out the new smart notification system, improved and expanded System Settings, increased usability and gestures and much more!

You've been waiting patiently and here it is - a "past year" filter for DuckDuckGo search results! Previously the maximum time length was one month - we've now upped that to 12

Calling out to the Mastodon community again: famous @fdroidorg Repomaker is looking for a new maintainer (and contributors). Should be familiar with F-Droid, Python, Django.

Please help keeping it alive!

Volunteers go to – others please boost, as usual 😉 Thanks!

#helpWanted #callingOut

Why I am seeing so much doom and gloom in software news today?

Latest uBlock Origin Update Rejected from the Chrome Web Store. No time like the present to switch to Firefox.

@norwin I call bullshit on the NewPipe one. Go read the thread. No actual evidence presented, no other users affected, new account with very little activity and whose name is apparently a string of Finnish profanity. Nope.

Possibly Shutting Down VidCommons 

I never heard of Siraj Raval before he got involved in scandals, but I'm posting this because the plagiarism is hilarious.

You might already heard it: Thunderbird 78 will bring native OpenPGP support.

While this sounds great, the reason is the deprecation of the Addons API that makes extensions like Enigmail possible.

Apart from that, the history of OpenPGP support with Thunderbird is rather sad:

TL;DR: there were at least 3 attempts to work on native OpenPGP support declined by a policy that says: S/MIME only…

#Thunderbird #Mozilla #OpenPGP #enigmail

Folks, if you're on #Meetup please consider moving somewhere else.

Meetup is planning on offloading some of the cost for organizers onto those who RSVP for meetings. They're looking at $2 a reservation.

Sounds good, right? No, it's asinine.

This means that meetings that should ostensibly be free to attend now have a surcharge unless the organizer eats the fee.

#FollowFriday, time to share some accounts I follow:

- @sengi_app a desktop application developed by @NicolasConstant (that works also for #Pixelfed)

- @mondstern a pixelfed account publishing painted logos by @mondstern

- @codeberg for hosting your projects.

- @mmarif the developer of GitNex ( that works with #codeberg

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