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Microphone noise suppression app NoiseTorch returns with a new release
13 June 2022 at 7:38 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: scaine
Quoting: DrMcCoyAyyyy, okay, I strongly disagree with that:

Quoting: lawl
Quoting: principisBesides, that's a very annoying clause ["Modified versions may not be conveyed to others under same name as the original program"] to have... It makes it impossible for packagers to apply distro-specific patches.

Good. You got the point of the clause.

Distro-specific patches are very common and pretty much necessary for distributions to, well, essentially work as intended.

Yeah, it feels like sour-grapes when I read those messages on the Github. Very much a "that's my football, and you're not playing with it" attitude. If Lawl wanted to keep the name, he should have kept his repo up, let the team fork it as Noisetorch-next, and that would be that. But he didn't - he pushed the whole lot into the group's new organisation, then when he didn't like the ideas they had for it, changed the license and is now throwing a hissy fit over the name?

There must be something else going on behind the scenes to drive that behaviour, but I don't know what it is.

It's a popular application, so there may be monetary value in the name.

I don't see much of a practical problem with the request itself; rename it to LibreNT and be done with it.

It's the heavy handed way in which the original dev seems to want to try to enforce a name change, after essentially handing off the name to a new team, that is the bigger issue here. A bit of a d..k move and legally dubious, imo.

Initial thoughts on the HP Dev One laptop with Pop!_OS
13 June 2022 at 6:46 pm UTC Likes: 3

Looking nice, apart from the lack of a middle trackpoint button and minor keyboard layout niggles.

Gamers Nexus have a fascinating look at the Steam Deck fan situation
7 June 2022 at 2:50 pm UTC

Quoting: 1xokAt some point you hear the noise, even when the fan is off.

Wouldn't that lead to the conclusion it was not actually the fan that was causing that noise, but something other such as coil whine?

Indie classic Super Hexagon gets a big free Neo update out now
31 May 2022 at 5:03 am UTC Likes: 1

Will the drm-free versions over at humble, gog, and itch also be updated and, if so, when?

At the moment, the non-steam shops offer only older versions for download.

Comedy adventure Catie in MeowmeowLand now on Linux
9 May 2022 at 11:01 am UTC

Gog linux version is back up.

Syncthing is a great way to transfer files from PC to Steam Deck
27 March 2022 at 5:19 am UTC

As asked before: what about normal network shares?

Should work right out of the box, is a standard action from the windows world, and, if I recall correctly from the ltt linux videos, is even Linus-tech-tips-proof-easy.

FreeRCT sees a first release trying to capture the feel of RollerCoaster Tycoon
22 March 2022 at 11:07 pm UTC Likes: 2

FreeRCT actually started in 2011, before OpenRCT2, which started in 2014.

Quoting: HopfenmeisterSo it is not OpenRCT2 with free assets, but a re-implementation from scratch?

FreeRCT aims to be a re-creation of RCT that captures the look and feel, as opposed to a re-implementation, which would aim to fully capture the game's mechanics and underlying models/simulations.

Source: https://freerct.blogspot.com/, https://freerct.net/

GOG Games Festival is live with lots on sale and some demos up
21 March 2022 at 5:17 pm UTC

Also includes GamingOnlinux favourite Nebuchadnezzar ^_^

Isometric party-based RPG Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness has launched
18 March 2022 at 11:50 pm UTC

"important for us and our community, and never more so than with the Steam Deck having arrived (we have hopes!)".

I *do* hope they'll successfully adapt the interface for it. What's on the screenshots is not quite, to put it mildly, up to standards for small screens.

Don't really have the time to play it, bought it anyway. I should know better. I do know better. Ah well, added to the backlog ^_^

Valve reduces size of Steam Deck Client in the latest update
17 March 2022 at 10:35 am UTC

Quoting: andy155Valve reduces the size of the Steam Deck client in the latest update? Honestly but who cares? You really exaggerate with the deck news.

On top of that; it's a fairly useless optimisation as long as the primary mode of installing non-steam software is using those bloated packages.