1. Pop!_Planet is still very much under development. Data for the wiki is being sourced from the Arch Linux and Ubuntu wikis, along with a bunch of completely unique content specific to Pop!_OS, and sourcing, converting and updating that content takes time; please be patient. If you can't find what you're looking for here, check the Arch Linux and Ubuntu wikis.
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It's been a whirlwind couple of months here at Pop!_Planet! When I first came up with the idea for Pop!_Planet, it was little more than a Jekyll site hosted on GitLab that contained unofficial docs for Pop!_OS. In a matter of four months, it's gone from those humble beginnings, to a full-scale wiki, to a community hub that I can only hope will grow in the coming year.

With that in mind, I'd like to wish both our current and future users happy holidays, regardless which holiday you celebrate. The holiday season is all about giving, and Pop!_Planet is my little way of giving back to the community... so come on and join our little corner of the Internet!

Speaking of giving... if you haven't seen it already, System76 is running an awesome sale through January 3rd! A good chunk of their products are currently anywhere from $30 to $370 off and a portion of all laptop sales goes to help fund open source projects. Check it out today!

Since day one, we've said that we wanted Pop!_Planet to be a resource for the Pop community. However, the Pop community has never had a real community feel. Sure, we've got the awesome live chat system, but that's not ideal for content sharing. We've got the Pop!_OS subreddit, but Reddit only goes so far in terms of support... the concept of searching is severely limited, resulting in circular questions that get asked over and over again. We though it was high time the Pop community has a true community hub.

What does this mean for the wiki?

It's not going anywhere! The original Pop!_Planet wiki has moved to https://wiki.pop-planet.info for the time being. We're planning on working to integrate it more tightly with the new community site, and will continue to provide content updates as time and resources permit. You can find a quick link to the wiki up in the main menu.

What if System76 launches their own forum?

Good! Pop!_OS is the brainchild of System76, so final say as to what they want to officially support is obviously theirs. If they choose to launch a forum, we'll happily step aside (at least in that regard) and allow them to run a forum as they see fit. We're hopeful, however, that if System76 decides to invest the time and energy into maintaining a forum, they'll simply work with us to provide a sense of legitimacy to the platform (and community) we're already building.

Forums are public; how do I know what users can give me good answers?

Short answer? Not every answer you receive will be perfect. While we (both in terms of Pop!_Planet Team members and users) strive to give quick, accurate responses, nobody is perfect. However, anyone who has a Pop!_Planet Team banner on their usercard is someone we trust. Additionally, if any System76 employees choose to join the forum they will have a special System76 banner on their usercard.

I have a problem with...

If you have a problem with the site, or a suggestion or question about the site, please post it in the Site Discussion forum. If you have something you want to talk to us privately about, there is a contact link in the footer.
Yesterday, we finally released the first truly stable version of our first GNOME Shell extension, TopIcons Redux. TopIcons Redux was written by request due to compatibility and/or flexibility issues with similar extensions, and was a significant learning experience for us. Hopefully, we'll have reason to write further extensions in the future. If you have any suggestions, feel free to ask!
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Since System76 (and, by extension, Pop!_OS) uses Mattermost for communications, we at Pop!_Planet are following suit. Services like Slack changed the way people, especially businesses, communicate. Mattermost took it a step further by allowing users to bring the service in-house. And yet, none of the services in this category has yet to release a decent native app. Both Slack and Mattermost, along with a host of other popular platforms, chose to release their official apps as little more than a Node wrapper around their webapp. While this does allow for a quick turnaround on development, and allows the app to be cross-platform with little to no effort, it also results in users having to run yet another glorified web browser, with all the headaches, inconsistencies and bottlenecks that come along with it.

Our solution is a two-part development project. First, we are actively working on developing an API library in Rust for working with the Mattermost API. This library is called Maco (Mattermost API COnnector) and will be released under the MIT license. Once we have a fully working (if incomplete) library, we will begin working on the actual Mattermost GTK3 client. The client, called Silva, will also be written in Rust and released under the MIT license.

Further, we finally decided to get social! Yesterday, we officially launched the Pop!_Planet Twitter account. Follow us to get updates on both Pop!_Planet and projects released by our team!
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Since I launched last month, I've been using the Pop!_OS logo on our site. While the Pop!_OS team (or at least those I asked) was OK with us using it (it's a wiki about Pop!_OS, and falls under fair use), I wanted to set us apart a little bit.

After a ton of debating, I opted to use a derivative of the Pop!_OS official logo. Our new logo drops the underline that is used in the Pop!_OS logo, and switches the blue field for a blue planet, representative of the site name. Hope you all like it!