"corporate development teams are uniquely qualified to utterly botch a libc, yet still push it into widespread use" http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2019-June/133308.html
Discovery of the day: the ThinLTO support in #Clang has all the benefits of link-time optimization (smaller binaries, cross-module optimizations), without the very noticeable slowdown traditinal LTO has for big projects (Web engines, I am looking at you!). Bonus track: when passing the needed linker options to configure a cache directory, rebuilds will be faster.
The last days I have gotten back to work on my patch set to revamp the #GNOME Web ad blocker: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/epiphany/merge_requests/178
After rebasing and adapting to the new public API (available since WebKit 2.24), I added the periodic update check, direct loading of local ruleset files, support in the profile migration tool, and changed the default to switch from EasyList in the ABP to the WebKit native JSON ruleset format.
Only one item left to go: making sure filters are enabled before loading web pages.
Another lesson in don't believe white people's idea of history, b/c oh hey they're full of shit. Also, whites make up history for political reasons
Fun stuff: GtkConstraintLayout, the equivalent of Apple's AutoLayout and Android's ConstraintLayout, has landed in GTK's master branch, and will be available in the next major release: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/merge_requests/973
There's going to be a blog post on the #GTK development blog soon.
@mntmn Probably you may want to know that the Debian packages for the WPE WebKit components are starting to materialize! See for example https://ftp-master.debian.org/new/libwpe_1.3.0-1.html
Your friendly reminder that slack once had an IRC bridge and they tore it down. The reason was that they could not afford to maintain it. If so, why didn't they opensource it for the community to maintain? Now we have split communities and one more walled garden. And a growing generation that thinks a centralized system owned by a single company is normal. Thanks, slack.
Everything in this talk about package management could also apply to social media:
- You have no way to hold Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerberg accountable.
- The real owners do not care whether it is pork bellies or our commons; the goal is to make money from it
- We have ceded our commons to a private entity.
- We decided this was okay. We voted with our feet.
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