Articles in the Blog category

  1. Building applications for other architectures with Flatpak

    When I added Blender to Flathub, the build failed on ARM and Aarch64.

    Not having access to a machine in any of these architectures, I was wondering how I could try and reproduce the build failure, in order to fix it.

    Fortunately, Flatpak comes with fantastic tools.

    I quickly found …

  2. Blender is on Flathub

    I have been maintaining Flatpak builds of Blender for some time, now. In fact at the time I started Flatpak was still called XDG-App. :)

    As of today, my Blender builds are now on Flathub, and I will stop updating my personal repository.

    One of the benefits of moving it to …

  3. Rebuilding a Debian package for another release

    Over at Ideascube we want to start using Cockpit for various appliance maintenance tasks.


    Feel free to use our packages, but don't expect anything. I built it to enable us to start playing with Cockpit, but we might never upgrade these packages, or we could as well remove them …

  4. Install Musicbrainz's Picard with Flatpak

    Picard is an amazing music tagging application, which I use regularly.

    I originally installed the Fedora package, but that didn't work very well. So I made a Flatpak build of it and used that, but I never actually shared it.

    Some time ago, I added it to Flathub, so that …

  5. Aggregate Blogs with Pelican

    I use Pelican for my website, including this blog, and I love it. So when the time came to start working on our professional website, it was the obvious choice.

    One thing we wanted was a page that aggregates our blogs. A view on what the individual members of the …

  6. Blender nightly in Flatpak

    Over the past week I started on an experiment: building the git master branch of Blender in Flatpak.

    And I decided to go crazy on it, and also build all its dependencies from their respective git master branch.

    I've just pushed the result to my flatpak repo, and it seems …

  7. GUADEC 2016

    I came back from Karlsruhe last week, where GUADEC 2016 took place.

    It was a wonderful event. Even though it was only my second GUADEC, I felt at home in this community, meeting with old and new friends.

    The talks were excellent, but a few really resonated with me:

    • Cosimo …

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