A general open source bios for ARM/RISC based chipsets to load OS’s universally like on x86

ONE GOOD FREE FILE MANAGER

I am angry and pissed how not a single free open source file manager, actually made for power multimedia users, has been made to date with the ideal functionality I can imagine. Not even free closed ones are good enough. And not even paid ones are what I want them to be.

Linux file managers all have a problem of not having attribute detail columns related to videos, audio and photos for some bizarre reason. On Windows you have Explorer++ and FreeCommanderXE, best ones, that screen tear like a bag of poop with thumbnails on, then you have Directory Opus which costs $80 and still is not ideal because all they figured out was giving options, but not getting experienced power users to help design default UIs.

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What “atribute detail colluns” do you need? Dolphin have so many of them I barely use.

For videos, frame height, frame width, total bitrate, video bitrate, bit depth. For photos, height, width and other details. For audio, bitrate. Windows has all this in its Explorer, but lacks tabs (Clover adds that) and has a joke of a file search (Everything Search fixes that).

Integrating, extracting and displaying nicely some essential metadata for multimedia files using Exiftool or Mediainfo or other methods is largely unrecognised outside Directory Opus, and Windows Explorer straight up provides that as columns in detail view so you can sort files based on them. I do not think anyone realises how powerful Windows Explorer can be for serious file management for data hoarders and preservationists, with Clover tabs or 2 side-by-side windows.

Edit: checked Dolphin, apparently it decides to not show any video, photo or image info for some reason in detail columns, even though preview has the info. It fell just a sliver short of making me its biggest shill.

Edit 2: Baloo indexing just does not happen for Dolphin, this is why I prefer GNOME over KDE. Atleast shit works when GNOME claims it does.

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Well, you hit a pretty strange bug. As the details are shown in the info panel, this should be pretty simple to fix. I will be looking on it later.

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Graphite, 2D raster & vector editor that melds traditional layers & tools with a modern node-based procedural workflow.

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wow, this looks really promising!

Looks good so far for basic editing. And the node graph system is an interesting concept. But I’m not sure about trying to be the jack of all trades app.

Fractal. The published version is outdated and has no encryption support, so I’m rather waiting for a major update.

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As much as I love (and still support) Matrix - this is the problem that Signal warned about with allowing multiple clients onto your platform. Not all of them support the same features and hold back the progress as you find incompatibilities with people you’re attempting to communicate with. Even Fluffy chat (at least last I tried it) was missing a bunch of features that forced me to go back to Element.

I’m not saying Matrix or Signal is better, just that there is a valid reason for Signal wanting people to use the “official” client, it ensures feature compatibility.

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Whoa they still haven’t added encryption? That was a big ask like 2 years ago.

They added encryption in v5 alpha, but it also has a bunch of issues like memory leaks, so it’s not ready for daily use yet.

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Just looks like an alternative to google and apple maps made by a few US corporations who haven’t gotten into the map game yet. Pointless considering openstreetmap already exists.

it’s founded the linux foundation it’s not going to be pointless as OSM is heavily inaccurate at times

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Was it founded by Linux Foundation? It looks like it was founded by and is mostly funded by the four steering members who are Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, and TomTom.

It is “hosted by” Linux Foundation’s “Joint Development Foundation” which says companies can

Use our legal agreements and our 501©6 corporate structure to start your specification and source code projects quickly and at no cost. The Joint Development Foundation provides you with a “consortium in a box.”

Linux Foundation itself does not appear to be otherwise involved.

Although the overture FAQ says they’re complementary to OSM, I am uneasy about what looks like an embrace/extend/extinguish play from four giant companies who are all primarily in the proprietary software business.

The Linux foundation is the founder and all works are going to be published as open source

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The Linux foundation is the founder

Do you consider The Linux Foundation to be the founder of all projects listed as “Hosted With Joint Development Foundation” or is there some other connection in this case?

all works are going to be published as open source

This doesn’t mean that something is not an effort by corporate interests to control and co-opt a movement; in fact, quite often it means the opposite.

In this case it sounds like would-be institutional contributors to OSM (which uses copyleft licenses for data, documentation, and source code) will be encouraged to instead contribute to Overture-managed permissively-licensed (meaning non-copyleft open source, allowing proprietary derivatives) datasets and software projects.

The only reasons I can see why these four companies are spending $3M/year each (plus 20 full time engineers each!) on a new project instead of contributing these resources to OSM is (1) they can’t have full control of OSM’s priorities (although they could have a lot, with the amount they’re spending here), and, probably more importantly, (2) a large amount of what OSM produces is copyleft licensed.

compare the Overture Foundation’s membership options:

… to the OSM Foundation’s:

(note that three of the four steering members of Overture are already amongst the many corporate members of OSMF.)

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