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gksu removed from Ubuntu

Today, gksu was removed from Ubuntu 18.04, four weeks after it was removed from Debian.

Posted in Debian, GNOME, Linux, Ubuntu

gksu is dead. Long live PolicyKit

Today, gksu was removed from Debian unstable. It was already removed 2 months ago from Debian Testing (which will eventually be released as Debian 10 “Buster”). It’s not been decided yet if gksu will be removed from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Posted in Debian, GNOME, Linux, Ubuntu

webkitgtk in Debian Stretch: Report Card

webkitgtk is the GTK+ port of WebKit. webkitgtk provides web functionality for many things including GNOME Online Accounts’ login panels; Evolution’s HTML email editor and viewer; and the engine for the Epiphany web browser (also known as GNOME Web). Last

Posted in Debian, GNOME, Linux, Ubuntu

GNOME Tweaks 3.28 Progress Report 2

GNOME 3.28 has reached its 3.27.90 milestone. This milestone is important because it means that GNOME is now at API Freeze, Feature Freeze, and UI Freeze. From this point on, GNOME shouldn’t change much, but that’s good because it allows

Posted in Debian, GNOME, Linux, Ubuntu

logo.png for default avatar for GitLab repos

Debian and GNOME have both recently adopted self-hosted GitLab for their git hosting. GNOME’s service is named simply https://gitlab.gnome.org/ ; Debian’s has the more intriguing name https://salsa.debian.org/ . If you ask the Salsa sysadmins, they’ll explain that they were in

Posted in Debian, GNOME, Linux, Ubuntu

GNOME Tweaks 3.28 Progress Report 1

A few days ago, I released GNOME Tweaks 3.27.4, a development snapshot on the way to the next stable version 3.28 which will be released alongside GNOME 3.28 in March. Here are some highlights of what’s changed since 3.26. New

Posted in Debian, GNOME, Linux, Ubuntu

GNOME Tweaks 3.25.91

The GNOME 3.26 release cycle is in its final bugfix stage before release. Here’s a look at what’s new in GNOME Tweaks since my last post. I’ve heard people say that GNOME likes to remove stuff. If that were true,

Posted in Debian, GNOME, Linux, Ubuntu

Link: Ubuntu @ GUADEC 2017 and plans for GNOME Shell migration

Since Didier Roche’s blog is not on Planet GNOME or Planet Debian and I think his post is of widespread interest, I’m linking to it here. Enjoy! Ubuntu @ GUADEC 2017 and plans for GNOME Shell migration

Posted in Debian, GNOME, Linux

GNOME Tweak Tool 3.25.3

Today I released the second development snapshot (3.25.3) of what will be GNOME Tweak Tool 3.26. I consider the initial User Interface (UI) rework proposed by the GNOME Design Team to be complete now. Every page in Tweak Tool has

Posted in Debian, GNOME, Linux, Ubuntu

#newinstretch : Latest WebKitGTK+

Debian 9 “Stretch”, the latest stable version of the venerable Linux distribution, will be released in a few days. I pushed a last-minute change to get the latest security and feature update of WebKitGTK+ (packaged as webkit2gtk 2.16.3) in before

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Jeremy Bicha

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