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You can now read and engage with news and information about 🇪🇺 EU policies, in a privacy-focused environment and with no transfer of data outside the EU.

This initiative is part of an EU pilot for supporting and using social media platforms based on open-source software.

Follow us! 🙌

#EuropeanUnion #Mastodon #Fediverse

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Great news #Fediverse it is Official. The #EU #EuropeanCommission just launched two servers 🚀

Welcome to #EUVoice mastodon and #EUVideo peertube 🎉

So say hi to @EC_Commission@social.network.europa.eu 👋

Love #FOSS with @EC_OSPO 💘

Stay in the loop with @EC_DIGIT ➿

Help make things fundamentally right with @FRA ☀️

Regain balance with @Curia ⚖️

Protect that data with @EDPS 🔐

Let's go global with @CDT 🌐

Get us heard at @ombudsman 📣

Watch and boost from: tube.network.europa.eu/videos/

And explore: social.network.europa.eu/explo

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Plasma Mobile Gear ⚙ 22.04 is here, and improves the design of the user interface, adds support for callaudiod in dialer, and other new features and bugfixes in applications like Spacebar, Neochat and Tokodon.

plasma-mobile.org/2022/04/26/p

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So, now that we are all on #Mastodon / in the #Fediverse, everybody switches from Whatsapp & Telegram to #Matrix / #Element, right?

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FYI for newbies 

Twitter has algorithms to get you engaged. Mastodon does not. So in order to enjoy Mastodon you have to take some time to reach out and find content and follow folks that you enjoy. Don't expect Mastodon to send you random popular posts to keep you engaged, you have to curate your own feed. But this is good! It gives you control.

#NewHere

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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

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Please do theme our apps 

We are developers and designers making user-friendly apps. We take pride in our craft and work hard to make sure our applications are a great experience for people.

Unfortunately, there are increasing efforts on the current market to disallow or discourage customization. This worsens user experience for a lot of software.

Kirigami colour sets allow developers to easily make their UI work with any colour schemes.

Icon Themes allow users to have a unified view across different applications.

Application styles allows users to decide how a button is represented, how wide a scroll bar should be, etc.

All these not only give users the freedom to decide how the applications should behave, but also make room for accessibility considerations like larger buttons, more visible focus indication, and more contrastive colours and shades.

This is why we believe application developers should be aware of the possibility to customize its appearance.

If you are an application developer, we kindly ask that you do not hard-code any colour or size, but rather follow the system styles.

On a platform level, we should implement a colour set editor that informs users about what colours might be put where, and advises about how contrastive the foreground and the background are in different places.

If you are a user or distribution maintainer that ships our apps, and you are having issues with our apps on your customized colour set or application style, please do tell us, and we can figure out the cause of the problem.

Signed, tusooa, maintainer of kazv.

This document is inspired by https://stopthemingmy.app/ .

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Hey @nitrokey, when are you going to fix copying of HOTP codes to the clipboard on Wayland sessions? For a year already I have been having to log out and switch to a X11 session and back if I want to login to a service for which I have setup 2FA and it's really annoying

github.com/Nitrokey/nitrokey-a

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Tokodon (a Mastodon client for Plasma and Plasma Mobile) is getting some nice updates! Recently with the help of @BreadZeppelin we improved the profile page feature a lot. Now the follow button works and reflects the current server state. Muting, blocking and the profile fields are also now working!

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Repeat after me, distributions should not be patching things at downstream level unless upstream releases it or recommends patching.

Especially when it introduces freaking new API(!!!!) This ensures that no sane developer can make use of your platform/distribution to develop.

invent.kde.org/plasma-mobile/p

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Got smbios data working on the PinePhone Pro when booting with UEFI :D

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On #AlpineLinux & #postmarketos , I was fed up with the janky way that xdg autostart is used to run things on login, so I wrote a brand new user service supervisor, called superd. It's like systemd --user but without all of the rest of systemd.

sr.ht/~craftyguy/superd

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pmos-tweaks displaying the firmware version when booting with UEFI :)

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Spring is almost here, in the northern hemisphere, and that means it is time for another monthly service pack update for postmarketOS v21.12! This update brings a few bug fixes and package upgrades from edge to the stable release.

postmarketos.org/blog/2022/03/

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PSA: The Tow-Boot project (tow-boot.org) have just put out their 4th release, officially supporting the @PINE64 #PinePhone and #PinePhonePro: github.com/Tow-Boot/Tow-Boot/r

If you're wondering what EBBR is: arm-software.github.io/ebbr/in. Basically, Tow-Boot delivers UEFI on ARM and thus makes work for distributions a lot easier.

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Software may be immaterial, but it runs on hardware and determines its energy consumption. Making software energy efficient is crucial. Let's build energy-efficient Free Software together!

eco.kde.org/

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