Seeing the calls to switch to Safari or Firefox from Chrome (hey, have I told you about Odysseus?) I want to say once again that we should be developing new browser engines to fight the collapse in browser divirsity! We need the web to simplify!
Who's interested? I've developed a CSS engine to help you: https://git.nzoss.org.nz/alcinnz/stylish-haskell
And I've just gotten around to blogging about it: https://odysseus.adrian.geek.nz/misc/2019/06/24/my-css-engine.html
Following on from my post, "A Tiling Desktop Environment", this weekend I built a new website to document my thinking and research as I consider the comments received, try out suggestions, and look into the state of open source desktop environments. It's called Desktop Institute. You can find it at https://desktop.institute/
Hello Reason React Native https://reasonml-community.github.io/reason-react-native/en/blog/2019-06-17-hello-reason-react-native/
GNOME 3.32 is awesome, but still needs improvements in key areas – Uncertain Jatan https://jatan.blog/tech/gnome-3-32-is-awesome-but-still-has-key-areas-for-improvements/
offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware
I have three ~20-year-old X terminals (Tektronix/NCD NC200) which I'd ship to you if you're into obsolete computing hardware. I haven't plugged them in for ages but I did get them to work once upon a time, and it should still be possible to use them with modern X applications. It's also supposed to be able to run Java 1.1 applets via "Netscape NC Navigator", a bespoke browser build, but I never tried that.
The required OS image, which has to be served over the network, is still available from the current owner of the product line, and I've saved a copy just in case: http://www.thinpathsystems.com/index.php?modules=support&content=patches&pro=ncb (That's labeled a "patch" but it actually contains the entire system software.)
Somebody's notes for configuring a similar product for use with Linux are at http://bio.gsi.de/DOCS/NCD/xp200_linux.html and there's general advice on the required network environment in several of the old Linux HOWTOs:
In my GTK travels last night I also discovered the broadway GTK backend. It renders GTK apps via a server in the browser. Here it is showing a quite responsive and faithful rendition of gedit. For more info check out the main developers blog: https://blogs.gnome.org/alexl/
Commentary from GitHub’s Semantic project on why they use Haskell. I liked the part pictured — it’s a pretty compelling sales pitch. https://github.com/github/semantic/blob/master/docs/why-haskell.md
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