138: 20 Years of VLC Media, OBS Studio, Lightworks Video Editor, DevConf.cz | This Week in Linux

On this episode of This Week in Linux, we’ve got a lot of App News this week with the latest release of Lightworks video editor, Shutter screen capture project has returned, we’ve got updates about OBS Studio on Wayland and we’ll celebrate 20 Years of VLC. System76 announced a new project that will give people a chance to win a Thelio desktop. A 24 year old bug was found in the Linux Kernel and instead of the usual oh no! kind of scenario, this is more a testament to open source. Then we’ll talk about some upcoming changes to the email client space on the Linux Desktop with some announcements from Mailspring. All that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

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  1. Thanks, Michael - great news this with VLC and their lunar programme - I’ve been a fan since version 1.something, certainly :slight_smile:

    Interesting that OpenMandriva’s using LLVM. gcc always fascinated me as I was interested in compiler technology back when I was doing research in hardware software codesign. I think LLVM’s modular approach has advantages and I think having some competition can drive quality so I’m glad it’s there :slight_smile:

    OBS Wayland support is also excellent news, though I have to say I’m always a bit unsure what Plasma support is like for Wayland currently because it might still be defaulting to X on Debian 10 whereas GNOME defaults to Wayland and works very well. Recently I have found GNOME Boxes has a problem with mouse pointer disappearing under Wayland but the same VMs are fine under X so I’m using Wayland less than I used to. Hopefully in Debian 11 (expected in late summer or-so) they will have fixed this because I prefer Wayland to X now.

  2. I have Plasma on Wayland on my laptop with Endevour OS. It’s a bit rough right now, but Plasma 5.21, which should be out in he next couple of days, should fix a lot of problems.

    One of the biggest issues I have is that some apps (chromium based web browsers and electron apps in particular) look blurry when using fractional display scaling. I have my laptop set to 150%, and the fact that this works to some degree is one of my reasons for actually using Wayland on that machine in the first place.

  3. Plasma’s great for power-users, no doubt, but a bit overwhelming for me with a lot of its options every time I go to a menu for example. Good to hear Endeavour’s got it setup with Wayland already :slight_smile:

  4. It’s not the default yet (understandably so), but the option is there.

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