DebugPoint Weekly Roundup #22.02: Linux Birthday, Earn via Flatpak and More

Here’s the weekly roundup #22.02 for you across the GNU/Linux and tech world.

Weekly Roundup 22.02

Welcome to the DebugPoint Weekly roundup #22.02, which briefly explains what happened this week across various segments, mainly in GNU/Linux space. We scan through thousands of updates every day, filter out the relevant updates for you and present them on this page.

Here’s what happened this week.

DebugPoint Weekly Roundup #22.02


Spotlight updates from GNU/Linux

  • Linux celebrates its 31st birthday on August 25th, 2022. On August 25, 1991 – Linus Torvalds released the 0.01 version, and that hobby project eventually ran billions of devices on the planet.
  • A massive data breach in the Plex media platform was uncovered. Plex informed that a vast amount of user data, including emails, passwords are stolen from Plex databases and advised users to change their passwords. [read more]
  • Another possible data breach was uncovered by Lastpass, which millions of users use. As per Lastpass, the hackers were able to steal some source code from a development environment. [read more]
  • Firefox 104 was released with subtitles support for Disney+ picture-in-picture mode. [read more]
  • Fosshost announced to stop the “AArch64 as a service” offer due to untenable situations. [read more]
  • Linux Kernel 6.0 RC2 is released, which is currently under development. [read more]
  • Developers can now earn via Flatpak apps with CodeThink collaboration. [read more]

Top Articles this week from DebugPoint


Desktop Environment and Linux Distro

  • Deepin Linux plans to become an independent distro by moving away from Debian and also announced a new packaging format Linglong. [read more]
  • Neptune 7.4 (“Ada”) is released with Debian 11.4 bullseye. [read more]
  • Privacy focussed distro Tails released version 5.4 [read more]
  • Budgie 10.6.3 was released with the initial support of GNOME 43. [read more]
  • Xfce-based Archman Linux brings up their latest version, 20220820 [iso download]
  • School server distro Karoshi Linux announced their latest release, 14.0.0 [iso download]
  • Mabox Linux (Manjaro spin)’s August monthly ISO refresh brings up a new tool and additional updates. [read more]
  • Kubuntu 22.04 LTS users can now upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.25. [read more]
  • KDE Neon is now rebased with version 22.04 Jammy packages.
  • GNOME introduces a user feedback program to improve the user experience (opt-in). [read more]

Application Updates

  • Debian Chromium Package changes the default search engine to DuckDuckGo for privacy reasons. [read more]
  • Flatpak 1.14 was released with improvements to sandboxing tech. [read more]
  • PeaZip 8.8.0 was released with updated GUI and features. [read more]
  • Kdenlive 22.08 brings up a massive update which includes subtitle styling, chapter generation and more. [read more]

Interesting updates across the web

  • Butter – a new btrfs file-system snapshot manager arrives. [read more]
  • Google Chrome is introducing a built-in feed reader for desktops (ChromeOS). [read more]
  • A developer made an app which beeps each time your browser sends data to Google. [read more]
  • Some unlicensed code move way into Debian and other Linux via Go language [read more]
  • Upscayl – Free and open-source Linux first AI Image Upscaler arrived [read more]

Wrapping Up

So, that’s about it for this week’s weekly roundup #22.02. Do let me know in the comment section if you want to see any additional happenings across the web; I will cover them in these roundups.

See you in the next round-up. Happy weekend.


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