• 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.
  • Welcome!

    I'll get straight to the point.

    When I started Pop!_Planet, I launched it because I saw a need for a centralized community for Pop!_OS. To be frank, I never expected the level of popularity it has achieved. Over the last year, we have gone from under 50 users, to almost 400 users. That's awesome! However... it also comes with a downside. We are rapidly running out of disk space on our server, and the bandwidth costs go up every month.

    Pop!_Planet is not affiliated with System76 in any way, and is funded completely out of pocket. From day one, I said that I'd never use on-site ads (I hate them as much as you do), so the only monetization we get is through donations. Right now, the donations we receive don't even cover our overhead.

    I know that most users will ignore this message, and that's ok. However, if even a few of our users are willing and able to donate a few dollars to help offset our expenses, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Support Pop!_Planet

    Thank you for your time,

    Dan Griffiths
    Pop!_Planet Founder

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  1. mmstick

    This Month in Pop! - 1

    Apologies for slacking on the weekly posts since July. Starting from now, the weekly posts will now become monthly posts. This will give me more time to write about the developments that have happened each month, as there are times when I have a busy week that leaves me little time to spend on...
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    This Week in Pop! – 19 – July 19th

    This update will cover the last two weeks. Rust 1.35 Released Canonical has updated the version of Rust in the repositories for all supported Ubuntu releases to 1.35.0. This brings a handful of quality of life improvements to the language, adds support for futures from the standard library...
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    This Week in Pop! – 18 – July 5th

    Firmware Manager The focus of this week was adding support for fwupd in our Firmware Manager application / widget library. In order to do so, a client library was needed to interact with the fwupd DBus daemon, and since no such crate existed, the greater half of the week was spent studying...
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    This Week in Pop! – 17 – June 28th

    Firmware Manager Widget Improvements to the firmware manager widget were made throughout the week. The majority of this was handling internal errors and exposing them to the user via an infobar in an overlay, so that critical errors are not silently ignored. Further testing in the integration...
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    This Week in Pop! – 16 – June 21st

    ECS Disk Manager The project is currently on hold while the pop upgrade and system76-firmare patch for GNOME Settings are being rewritten in Rust. These take a higher priority than the ECS disk manager at this time, yet I am continuing its development in my free time. The lsdm example was...
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    This Week in Pop! – 15 – June 14th

    Week of June 10 – 14 GNOME Shell: High CPU Usage w/ TopIcons Extension I found a patch that was made for GNOME Shell 3.32.2 which fixes the high CPU usage experienced when using the TopIcons extension. When the extension is enabled, I noticed that it would consistently consume 60% of a core at...
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    This Week in Pop! – 14 – June 7th

    Week of June 3rd – 7th GNOME Shell / Mutter Optimizations Now In Stable During the past two weeks, testing of all of the mutter and shell patches was successful, and the patches were pushed to the stable repositories. Two additional patches were also tested and added to our optimized fork...
  8. mmstick

    This Week in Pop! – 13 – May 31st

    Week of May 28-31 New Package: GNOME Pomodoro It was reported in the Pop!_Chat that GNOME Pomodoro is not available in the Ubuntu repositories for 19.04, as it was in 18.10 and prior. The project is still actively developed, it has just stopped getting packaged in Ubuntu. As this is a useful...
  9. mmstick

    This Week in Pop! – 12 – May 24th

    Week of May 20-24 System76 Power Daemon There was a scenario where a process signal could kill the daemon before it had reset the fan controls to an automatic fan curve. This would cause the fan controls of the Thelio I/O board to be stuck at the same fan duty regardless of the temperature. To...
  10. mmstick

    This Week in Pop – 11 – May 17th

    Week of May 13-17, 2019 There was some work on internal projects this week, but we managed to enact a handful of good changes this week for Pop!_OS, as well. Change to Swappiness A change was made to the vm.swappiness kernel parameter. By default, Ubuntu sets this to 60, but this is way too...
  11. mmstick

    This Week in Pop! – 10 – May 10th

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    This Week in Pop! – 9 - April 26th

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    This Week in Pop! – 8 - April 19th

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    This Week in Pop! – 7 – April 5th

    Week of April 01-05, 2018 The focus on merging active pull requests continued throughout this week. Distinst / Installer The "Refresh OS" option was finally merged, so the next set of ISOs will be featuring this as an available option. What remains to be merged is the "Alongside OS" feature...
  15. mmstick

    This Week in Pop! – 6 – March 29th

    Week of March 25-29, 2018 This week contained a large amount of code merges -- much progress that has happened over the last many weeks has now been sent to our stable repositories. With the 19.04 release imminent, there will a sprint on our end to get features merged and tested before 19.04 is...
  16. mmstick

    This Week in Pop! – 5 – March 22nd

    Week of March 18-22, 2018 This week consisted of a lot of packaging and updating packages, especially for Disco (internal testing). Upgrade Daemon The progress on this project this week has been to get the GNOME Control Center aspect of the upgrade process functioning. GNOME Control Center is...
  17. mmstick

    This Week in Pop! – 4 – March 15th

    This week did not have much to report for Pop, as some System76 projects were the primary focus of this week. The upgrade daemon saw continued progress, though, as work towards integrating with GNOME Control Center is now in progress. New Software Releases Geary was updated from 0.13.1 to...
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    This Week In Pop! – 3 – March 8th

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  19. mmstick

    Commit Emojis in Pop Projects

    When searching commit history, it's often difficult to track down which commits made what changes. There's little that conveyed in the commit header with words alone. Emojis can aid in quickly identifying the purpose of each commit that was made to a project, conveying information such as...
  20. mmstick

    Organizing Pop! Volunteers

    I am starting this thread to initiate an onboarding process for open source volunteers to the Pop! project. All of the Pop! projects are open source, and developed exclusively out in the open in public view. Anyone who would like to contribute to the development of Pop! is encouraged to do so...