Rant about GNU/Linux vs Linux
So I just looked up "Linux" on Wikipedia, and of course it's an amalgamation of both the Linux kernel and the GNU/Linux family of OS.
The page says it's about the OS (there's a separate page for the kernel), says the userland is "GNU".
But then this same page links to kernel.org as the official website, and goes on to say 74% of smartphones are Linux-based.
Is this page about the OS or the kernel?
From now on, I'm going to say "GNU/Linux" when relevant.
I had to install Arch in a hurry because I am required to use eclipse, which won't install on my current systems, and the only computer I can use for that has a dumb bios that prevents me from installing a bootloader.
I now am in a situation where I can only boot from an USB and chroot into my system, and need to be root to use any app (otherwise they can't access the display, because my WM will only run as root).
This is the worst thing I've ever done to a computer.
if you were wondering what happens when oulipo.social (doesn't allow the letter E) meets dolphin.town (only allows the letter E): https://dolphin.town/users/e/updates/2643
Decentralization is not the goal. The goal is information and communication services that respect human agency.
Open source is not the goal, the goal is building a commons of software that is free to study, inspect, and improve.
I feel like, as implementors, as people who spend our lives in the digital crawlspaces focused on the details; its easy to lose sight of the why behind the how. I think important to periodically step back and refocus on why we are doing things the way we are doing. What is the desired world state?
I tried using the guix openjfx packages, got split packages errors which I don't know how to resolve.
I tried downloading it from the official website and putting it directly in my project folder, got an UnsatisfiedLinkError.
I tried using openjdk 10, since apparently javafx is included in it, but it acts like it isn't.
At this point I'm out of ideas.
Does anyone know how to create a javafx app on Guix?
It's for a school project, we never actually learned how Java package/modules work or how to properly install them, and so far every attempt at running a Hello World program (https://docs.oracle.com/javafx/2/get_started/hello_world.htm) has failed.
I don't understand enough about Java to properly troubleshoot this; can anyone running guix give me step by step instructions that will allow me to compile and run a javafx program?
I literally have no idea what to put here.
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