CentOS Stream, Cyberpunk 2077 on Linux, Qt 6.0, Flatpak App Store | This Week in Linux 129

On this episode of This Week in Linux, we’ve got some interesting and somewhat Rocky news for CentOS to talk about. There’s a new Flatpak App Store released this week called Souk. Linux Gaming news with Cyberpunk 2077 running on Linux thanks to Proton. We’ve also got many new releases this week from PAPPL 1.0, OpenRGB, Qt 6.0 toolkit, CRUX Linux, and QEMU. Then we’ll round out the show with some great deals from Humble Bundle. All that and much more coming up right now on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

As part of this change to focus on CentOS Stream, Red Hat and CentOS project leadership want to hear from people directly about why specifically they choose CentOS Linux and how Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS Stream could serve these use-cases. For this, they are asking people and companies who use CentOS heavily instead of RHEL to open up a dialogue with them by sending an email to centos-questions@redhat.com

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  1. Thanks @MichaelTunnell! Excellent show, as usual :slight_smile:

    Many thanks for going deeper on the CentOS/CentOS Stream matter, and yes, I’d love a video if you have time. I guess my main concern was to be able to access RHEL if I ever train for their certification, and CentOS was a good way to experiment as much as wanted without having to pay the Enterprise licence fee. However if there is a developer version for free, that would be even better, I agree. I can understand CentOS Stream’s approach for innovation, my fear though is it might weigh quite heavily in terms of risk / reliability. Then again, I’m very conservative and risk-averse for daily drivers. Debian suits me just fine and to be honest I would more than likely consider that if I needed a small number of servers, rather than RHEL. If running a business dependent on enterprise level software, I do think an investment in technical support from RedHat is probably a good idea and worthwhile, though startups may initially struggle. Rocky Linux might save the day yet, for such folk but I wish their choice of name was also erm… different. Rocky does not have the connotation of stability, to my mind!

    I haven’t heard much of Crux Linux previously. Sounds interesting, like Slackware, which was the first distro I ever installed. Everything was tar-files. Sounds a little like LFS too :slight_smile:

    Risc-V does interest me, so I’m looking forward to increasing support for that in QEMU. Also I am glad Qt innovates, even if not sustaining backward compatibility at times, as we do have a dire need for a portable GUI toolkit, in my opinion. I am starting to enjoy JavaFX more as it finally now appears to port to mobile platforms too. Once I have a grounding on it for desktop, I’ll try it for Android, whose native tools failed me repeatedly when I looked at them a year or two ago now.

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