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Browsh

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Browsh

What is Browsh?

Browsh is a fully interactive, real-time, and modern text-based browser rendered to TTYs and browsers… …Browsh is different in that it’s backed by a real browser, namely headless Firefox, to create a purely text-based version of web pages and web apps. These can be easily rendered in a terminal or indeed, ironically, in another browser. Do note that currently the browser client doesn’t have feature parity with the terminal client.

Installation:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install browsh

or via APTus-> Web browsers-> Browsh icon.

Launch the browser in a terminal/terminal emulator via the command:

browsh

or via menu-> Network-> Browsh Browser.

Browsh

Author: Thomas Buckley-Houston
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1
GitHub: github.com/browsh-org/browsh

 

Sparky 2020.09

The September snapshot of Sparky 2020.09 of the (semi-)rolling line is out. It is based on the Debian testing “Bullseye”.

This release provides package updates and fixed an issue of the Sparky Advanced Installer, which generated broken fstab. There is no problem if you have installed Sparky 2020.08 using Calamares (called Sparky Installer).

Changes:
• packages updated from Debian testing repos as of August 31, 2020
• Linux kernel 5.7.17 (5.8.5 & 5.9-rc3 in Sparky unstable repos)
• Firefox 80
• LibreOffice 7.0.1-rc1
• fixed the Advanced Installer issue; thanks to lami07

System re-installation is not required, simply keep Sparky up to date.

The Special Edition iso images have been already updated too.

New rolling iso images can be downloaded from the download/rolling page.

 

August 2020 donation report

Many thanks to all of you for supporting our open-source projects, specially in this difficult days. Your donations help keeping them alive.

Don’t forget to send a small tip in September too, please 🙂

Country
Supporter
Amount
World
Ben J.
€ 10
World
Gernot P.
$ 10
World
John C.
$ 5
World
Tom C.
$ 15
World
Carlos F.
$ 15
Poland
Grzegorz K.
PLN 20
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
Poland
Andrzej T.
PLN 100
Germany
Olaf T.
€ 10
Italy
Palma D.
€ 7
Poland
Krzysztof S.
PLN 50
Poland
Andrzej M.
PLN 5
Switzerland
Rudolf L.
€ 10
World
Marc G.
€ 100
World
Karl A.
€ 1.66
Poland
Grzegorz O.
PLN 200
Poland
Marek B.
PLN 10
Poland
Robert C.
PLN 50
Poland
Michał K.
PLN 29
Germany
Alexander F.
€ 10
World
Bjorn H.
€ 10
Poland
Jacek G.
PLN 40
Poland
Bartłomiej P.
PLN 25
Poland
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
Poland
Paweł S.
PLN 59.47
Poland
Andrzej P.
PLN 20
Germany
Jorg S.
€ 5
Poland
Sebastian K.
€ 5
France
Aymeric L.
€ 10
Poland
Paweł W.
PLN 5
Poland
Dariusz M.
€ 10
Germany
Ralf A.
€ 15
USA
Ryans Products LLC
€ 25
Canada
Eden A.
€ 25
Germany
Wolfgang L.
€ 12
Poland
Wojciech H.
PLN 1
Total:
74 %
€ 265.66
PLN 684.47
$ 45

* Keep in mind that some amounts coming to us will be reduced by commissions for online payment services. Only direct sending donations to our bank account will be credited in full.

* Miej na uwadze, że kwota, którą przekażesz nam poprzez system płatności on-line zostanie pomniejszona o prowizję dla pośrednika. W całości wpłynie tylko ta, która zostanie przesłana bezpośrednio na nasze konto bankowe.

Sparky news 2020/08

The 8th monthly report of 2020 of the Sparky project:

• Sparky 2020.08 of the rolling line released
• Sparky 2020.08 Special Editions released
• Linux kernel updated up to version 5.8.5 & 5.9-rc2
• added to repos: Warpinator, Gmail Desktop, Joplin, Gis Weather

There is an issue in the Advanced Installed which generates broken fstab in the latest rolling iso images, so all of them have to be updated. No problem if you installed Sparky using Calamares.

 

Sparky 2020.08 Special Editions

Special editions of Sparky 2020.08 GameOver, Multimedia & Rescue released.
It is based on the Debian testing “Bullseye”.

Changes:
• packages updated from Debian testing repos as of August 24, 2020
• Linux kernel 5.7.10 (5.8.3 & 5.9-rc2 in Sparky unstable repos)
• added Memory Test and Hardware Detection to the live config
• installed qt5ct + added qt5ct config to Openbox & Xfce desktops
• GCC 9 removed; the default compiler is GCC 10 now
• Xfce 4.14
• Firefox 79.0
• LibreOffice 7.0.1~rc1
• VLC 3.0.11
• Calamares 3.2.24
• removed packages from GameOver iso: balder2d, crrcsim, flare, frozen-bubble
• added new packages to GameOver iso: gamemode
• small improvements

System reinstallation is not required, make full system upgrade via Sparky Upgrade gui or a text based tool:

sparky-upgrade

or via apt:

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

New iso images of the special editions can be downloaded from the download/rolling page.

Gis Weather

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Gis Weather

What is Gis Weather?

Gis Weather is an open-source desktop weather widget and indicator applet with highly customizable user interface. Gis Weather is written in Python 3 with GTK+ 3.

Features:
– View weather for several days
– Detailed weather forecast for today and tomorrow
– Fast switching between cities
– Select the background and theme weather icons
– “Compass” with the wind direction, with adjustable angle of rotation
– Highlighting the high wind
– Support weather services: Gismeteo.com, OpenWeatherMap.org, Yr.no
– Support SVG and widget scale
– Indicator to panel
– Presets

Installation:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install gis-weather

Gis Weather

Author: Alexander Koltsov
License: ? (open-source)
GitHub: github.com/RingOV/gis-weather

 

Sparky 2020.08

The August snapshot of Sparky 2020.08 of the (semi-)rolling line is out.
It is based on the Debian testing “Bullseye”.

Changes:
• packages updated from Debian testing repos as of August 14, 2020
• Linux kernel 5.7.10 (5.8.1 & 5.9-rc1 in Sparky unstable repos)
• added Memory Test and Hardware Detection to the live config
• installed qt5ct + added qt5ct config to non Qt based desktops: Openbox, MATE & Xfce
• GCC 9 removed; the default compiler is GCC 10 now
• LXQt 0.14.1
• MATE 1.24.1
• Xfce 4.14
• Firefox 79.0
• Thunderbird 68.11.0
• LibreOffice 7.0.0-rc2 (7.0.1~rc1 in Debian testing repos now)
• VLC 3.0.11
• Calamares 3.2.24
• small improvements

System re-installation is not required, make full system upgrade via Sparky Upgrade gui or a text based tool:

sparky-upgrade

or via apt:

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

New rolling iso images can be downloaded from the download/rolling page.

 

Joplin

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Joplin

What is Joplin?

Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor. The notes are in Markdown format.
Notes exported from Evernote via .enex files can be imported into Joplin, including the formatted content (which is converted to Markdown), resources (images, attachments, etc.) and complete metadata (geolocation, updated time, created time, etc.). Plain Markdown files can also be imported.
The notes can be synchronized with various cloud services including Nextcloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, WebDAV or the file system (for example with a network directory). When synchronizing the notes, notebooks, tags and other metadata are saved to plain text files which can be easily inspected, backed up and moved around.
The application is available for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS (the terminal app also works on FreeBSD). A Web Clipper, to save web pages and screenshots from your browser, is also available for Firefox and Chrome.

Installation (amd64 only):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install joplin

or via APTus-> Office-> Joplin icon.

Joplin

Author: Laurent Cozic
License: MIT
GitHub: github.com/laurent22/joplin

 

July 2020 donation report

Many thanks to all of you for supporting our open-source projects, specially in this difficult days. Your donations help keeping them alive.

Don’t forget to send a small tip in August too, please 🙂

Country
Supporter
Amount
Germany
Olaf T.
€ 10
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
World
Gernot P.
$ 10
World
John C.
$ 5
World
Tom C.
$ 15
World
Carlos F.
$ 15
Poland
Adam P.
PLN 20
Poland
Andrzej T.
PLN 100
Poland
Krzysztof S.
PLN 50
Poland
Tomasz H.
PLN 33
Poland
Robert C.
PLN 100
Germany
Torsten R.
€ 50
World
Rudolf L.
€ 10
Poland
Marek S.
PLN 10
Germany
Alexander F.
€ 10
World
Karl A.
€ 1.66
Germany
Antony J.
€ 10
Poland
Jacek G.
PLN 40
Poland
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
Poland
Andrzej P.
PLN 10
Germany
Jorg S.
€ 5
Poland
Grzegorz J.
PLN 25
Poland
Andrzej K.
PLN 50
Poland
Jacek G.
PLN 50
Germany
Ralf A.
€ 15
Poland
Paweł W.
PLN 5
Poland
Bartłomiej P.
PLN 25
France
Aymeric L.
€ 10
World
Hugh D.
€ 15
Poland
Dariusz M.
€ 10
Poland
Grzegorz T.
PLN 100
Germany
Eric H.
€ 25
Germany
Wolfgang L.
€ 12
Germany
Gerhard B.
€ 50
Germany
No name
€ 20
Poland
Wojciech H.
PLN 1
World
David M.
€ 30
Total:
77%
€ 283.66
PLN 689
$ 45

* Keep in mind that some amounts coming to us will be reduced by commissions for online payment services. Only direct sending donations to our bank account will be credited in full.

* Miej na uwadze, że kwota, którą przekażesz nam poprzez system płatności on-line zostanie pomniejszona o prowizję dla pośrednika. W całości wpłynie tylko ta, która zostanie przesłana bezpośrednio na nasze konto bankowe.

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