DLN MegaFest is TODAY! (August 22nd = 3:00pm EST / 19:00 UTC)

The DLN MegaFest to celebrate 30 Years of Linux is LIVE RIGHT NOW!!!

Ask Us Anything

One of the panels we would love to have is an ‘Ask the DLN Creators Anything’ which we will answer live on air. Please be mindful that kids listen to the show. Put your questions here!

Giveaway for Steam Games

Want to enter the Giveaway? Simply reply with what “Linux means to you” in the Giveaway Thread.

DLN Gives Back = VLC

Today we’re going to give a $500 donation to an open source project as part of our 30 Year’s Of Linux Megafest.

We want YOU to decide! Go to the Gives Back thread to suggest some projects!

GameFest

Join us in Hedgewars, search for the Destination Linux server in the network menu!

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Localized date/time object for the event:

2021-08-22T20:00:00Z

[date=2021-08-22 time=15:00:00 timezone="EST"]
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I assume all this will happen on Zoom?

We’ll see, the DLN patron show was done on Jitsi this week.

Plan is to use Jitsi and/or Mumble.

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Nice. Since you where actively avoiding mumble last time I tried joining a gamefest. :wink:

Dasgeek’s the one who originally announced the DLN Mumble and wrote the original guide. I’ve recommend a few times that the DLN Mumble be removed because it’s an un-moderated ghost town and while DLN gave it a solid go for a few months and advertised it on the show practically everyone chose Discord.

Despite that, DLN keeps the Mumble going anyway but forcing their audience to use something they’ve overwhelming voted against with their feet is probably going to do more harm than good for Linux.

That’s also assuming Mumble is stable at scale and well written which it is not, at least in my experience having using it over the past decade to host developer meetings and game groups. I refuse to use Discord, Mumble is my go-to VOIP solution and even i’m more anti-Mumble than DLN.

If DLN could have it’s cake and eat it too I guarantee it’d be eating that Mumble cake.

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it’ll probably move directly into Matrix if I had my way . Mumble eh Discord is nice since it does have patreon bot tied in. But most of that could be replaced entirely in matrix .

Is there a list of games that y’all (we’all) will be playing? So we can make sure we have them installed ahead of time. Thanks!

Ryan listed some games on the latest DL (DL 239): Hedgewars, Xonotic, Among Us, Splitgate. Here’s how to get/install them. Please update or correct this if I got anything wrong or missed something, thanks!


Hedgewars
https://www.hedgewars.org

could be available in your distro’s repos

or

Flatpak:
https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.hedgewars.Hedgewars

or

Snap:

or

download and install from Hedgewars website:
https://www.hedgewars.org/download.html


Xonotic
https://xonotic.org

could be available in your distro’s repos

or

Flatpak:
https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.xonotic.Xonotic

or

Snap:

or

download and install from Xonotic website:
https://xonotic.org/download/


Among Us (~$5.00)
https://www.innersloth.com/gameAmongUs.php

Humble Bundle ($3.99)

or

Steam ($4.99)

ProtonDB tips for Among Us on Steam/Proton
https://www.protondb.com/app/945360

or

other options on Among Us website


Splitgate

free-to-play beta

Steam

ProtonDB tips for Splitgate on Steam/Proton
https://www.protondb.com/app/677620


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Wow, nice one nekojet.

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Virtual high five @nekojet

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Would be cool if anyone wanted to play DOTA2 as well. I suck but its fun.

How do I attend today’s event?

Just for you or anyone else interested:

Localized time: 2021-08-22T20:00:00Z

You’ll need Jitsi, download here: Download | Jitsi

Extremely easy to use but it’s recommended to get it installed and play with it a bit first. Test your mic, ect.

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I will be posting the link to join here right after DL today. We will be using Jitsi.

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Works right in the browser too!

Here is the link 3pm EST

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