Xubuntu 19.04 released

New for this release is that the 32-bit image is dropped. If you want to use Xubuntu on a 386 machine, please stay to the 18.04 version supported for another two years.

The release note can be found here.

I’ve been using Xubuntu since 2013 and I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know how happy I am using Xubuntu. As I’m already using the 64-bit version I look forward to use Xubuntu many years to come.

Thanks a zillion to the entire Xubuntu team maintaining my favourite Linux distribution!

Julian Assange

Photo: REUTERS

As you might have understood online privacy matters a lot to me.

This doesn’t mean I fully agree what Mr Julian Assange say or do. The same day as Mr Assange and Wikileaks releases as many leaks about China and Russia as they release about United States and its allies, that day I will re-evaluate my perception of them.

According my opinion Mr Assange and Wikileaks are connected to the Russian government to such level that we can call them Voice of Kremlin! Sarah Harrison, deeply involved in Wikileaks, helped Edward Snowden to escape to… Moscow.

Are all the people around Mr Assange good guys? No. One of them, Mr Jacob Appelbaum, is accused for sexual abuses in the film Risk by Laura Poitras. Mr Appelbaum’s abuses is even mentioned on Wikipedia. Maybe Mr Assange is guilty to whatever he is accused for by the Swedish prosecutor?

Yes, I believe we as individuals need to be able to keep our privacy and integrity when being online. But also states and governments need to keep secrets. Therefore all governmental agencies are not per definition bad.

TrustedQSL version 2.4.5

I’ve now installed TrustedQSL (TQSL) version 2.4.5 to signed my ADIF log files before sending them to Logbook of The World.

Using Xubuntu 18.04 version 2.3.1 is supported but I wanted to use the latest version. This is how I installed the latest version:

  1. Download the latest version from arrl.org.
  2. Unpack the file tqsl-2.4.5.tar.gz.
  3. Go to the parent directory of the unpacked file.
  4. Execute the following commands:
    • “cmake .”
    • “make”
    • “sudo make install”

Voila – you know have TQSL version 2.4.5 installed!

Update: Here you find the release note for version 2.4.5.