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Occasionally the CommBlog has had an issue with the WordPress interface that allows you to edit articles. The visual editor gets stuck and the interface stops working. I use the WordPress Desktop App. This application allows you to edit and manage a wordpress.com blog, but it also allows you to edit and manage a self-hosted WordPress blog through JetPack. This app will allow you to post on the CommBlog from your laptop without any problem. The requirement is to have a wordpress.com account.
There is no package or installation required, just download the binary and run it. First download the latest version of the app from the wordpress desktop app site. Choose the tar.gz file. At this moment, the latest version is 2.7.1
After downloading the file, unpack it:
tar xzf wordpress-com-linux-x64-2-7-1-tar.gz
This will give you a folder called
WordPress.com-linux-x64, which has the binary app called WordPress.com inside of it.
You also need to have the dependency,
libXss.so.1, that is provided by
libXScrnSaver. This is available via a
sudo dnf install libXScrnSaver
Finally, you just need to excecute the WordPress.com file.
To configure it, just execute the app and follow the steps shown on the screen.
You will be prompted to use the My Sites widget to add a new site:
Click on “Add New Site” and in the next screen select “Add an existing WordPress site with Jetpack” and write communityblog.wordpress.com:
You will prompted to login with your fas account (in the default browser) and then it will make the link between your wordpress.com account and the Jetpack plugin in the CommBlog. After a few minutes you will see the blog configured in the app:
You will need to close your browser and then you can use the app to write and manage the CommBlog without any problem.
Right now the only failure I found is that I can’t upload media to the Media Library. My solution has been to upload the media files from the browser and then switch to the app to write the articles.
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The Latin American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISoL, in Spanish “Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre”) is the biggest event for the dissemination of Free Software in Latin America.
It has been carried out since 2005 and it has 2 primarily objectives:
To that end, various communities of free software (in each country in each city / locality), simultaneously organized events where is installed, free of charge and completely legal, free software in computers that carry the audience. Furthermore, in parallel, will offer lectures, presentations and workshops on topics of local, national and Latin American Free Software works, across their range of expression: artistic, academic, business and social.
In its first edition, it was carried at 106 cities, within 13 countries. In 2014, almost 300 cities across 20 countries confirmed that FLISoL was carried out. This year there are 18 countries confirmed and 300 cities, you can check the countries in the wiki for this year, and that’s why is called the greatest event in Latin Amreica. The date of the event is set to the 4th Saturday of April every year, so this year it will be on April 22nd.
This event has been a great impulse in Latin America to attract, not only users but contributors to all kind of projects, including Fedora Project of course. This year we have confirmed presence in 7 countries within 12 cities, making installations, talks, demonstrations and a lot of fun activities:
FLISoL is a great party in all Latin America: Join Us!
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