FLOSS Weekly Episode 771: Kalpa — Because Nobody Knows What Hysteresis Is

This week, Jonathan Bennett and Dan Lynch talk with Shawn W Dunn about openSUSE Kalpa, the atomic version of openSUSE Tumbleweed, with a KDE twist. What exactly do we mean by an Atomic desktop? Is ALP going to replace openSUSE Tumbleweed? Are snaps coming to Kalpa?

Shawn gives us the rundown of all the above, and what’s holding back a stable release of Kalpa, what’s up with Project Greybeard, and why Kalpa really doesn’t need a firewall.


Did you know you can watch the live recording of the show right in the Hackaday Discord? Next week, we’re talking with Eben Upton about Raspberry Pi!

Direct Download in DRM-free MP3.

If you’d rather read along, here’s the transcript for this week’s episode.

6 thoughts on “FLOSS Weekly Episode 771: Kalpa — Because Nobody Knows What Hysteresis Is

    1. The same people who complain about this are viewing this website that takes almost 180MB in Firefox and Chrome. So what if KDE and Gnome takes 500MB to run? That is like 3 open tabs in a browser these days. If it’s taking more than that, then complain to your distro maintainers.

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