Mozilla's Test Pilot program is back with a new VPN service, GSConnect has a big release, and KDE looks to modernize Kate.
Plus a host of exciting improvements coming in Ubuntu 19.10.
- Firefox’s Test Pilot Program Returns with Firefox Private Network Beta - The Mozilla Blog — If you haven’t heard, third time’s the charm. We’re turning to our loyal and faithful users, specifically the ones who signed up for a Firefox account and opted-in to be in the know about new products testing, and are giving them a first crack to test-drive new, privacy-centric products as part of the relaunched Test Pilot program.
- A Smackerel of Opinion: Boot speed improvements for Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine — Even with slow spinning media and a slow CPU, the longer load time of the LZ4 kernel is overcome by the far faster decompression time. As media gets faster, the load time difference between GZIP, LZ4 and LZO diminishes and the decompression time becomes the dominant speed factor with LZ4 the clear winner.
- Ubuntu 19.10 Switching to a Full Light Theme, Ditching Dark Headerbars - OMG! Ubuntu! — Alongside the new “full” Yaru light theme — which was always a light theme, just with an dark header bar — is a refined full Yaru dark theme.
- GSConnect Updated With Command Line Interface, Wayland Clipboard Support (Experimental) - Linux Uprising Blog — The latest GSConnect also brings support for controlling remote media players. With this version, if you have a media player running on your phone, you'll be able to control it from your desktop.
- Kate Planning — Whereas Kate already works well as a general purpose editor, the competition in the text editor space got more intense in the last years.
- Kate Planning Feedback on Reddit