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Linux Commands list for beginners

An article that will show a basic Linux Commands list for beginners. Linux Commands list for Beginners Linux is one of the most popular open source operating system that is used by programmers around the world. It is easy to install and is loaded with incredible features that work efficiently on any hardware. Linux is also fully customizable and can be modified as per your hardware and software requirements. Whether you’re new to Linux or have been a fan of this operating system for a long time, you should be familiar with a basic Linux command list for beginners that will improve your user experience.

Android Emulators for Linux

Android Emulators for Linux   An emulator is a program or a hardware device that allows your connected device like a computer to imitate a different system. Usually, an emulator is used for popular hardware devices when they become outdated or are not compatible with the majority of machines in the market. Terminal emulation is a term that refers to the use of emulators to make an older program work with a new device.

Linux Operating System

Linux Operating System Linux operating system (Linux or GNU/Linux) is a free source Unix Type operating system that was initially created by Linus Torvalds and then it developed with the help of developers from all over the world. Its use is similar to that of Unix, but all of the source code has been written from scratch as free software under free license GNU General Public License. That means that it’s source code is accessible to anyone.

Linux Distros Part 2

This is the continuation of our previous article, where we list some of the most popular Linux Distros. You can read the first part here.     Linux Distros Part 2   1. Slackware For many people, Slackware is considered the… Hackers distribution. It is the oldest Linux Distro that managed to “survive” until today, and no, it’s not the first Linux Distro as many people believe. It’s very strong and stable since 1993.

Does Linux needs antivirus

Does Linux needs antivirus?   Using Windows OS without an updated AntiVirus is not really responsible. Many users though who switch to a Linux Distro like Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Manjaro or Fedora, ask them self’s if Linux needs antivirus . The short answer is no, and we’re going to see why. What is a virus, or else, a malware? In order for us to understand why an antivirus isn’t necessary in Linux it’s important to understand first how a virus/Trojan/key logger/work/whatever kind of malware works.

How to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux Distros. It is one of the most user friendly distribution and it is also common for a newbie to start with Ubuntu his Linux experience. That doesn’t mean that Ubuntu isn’t good enough fro more advanced users though. In this article we’re going to share a step-by-step guide on how to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS by either using a DVD either a USB drive.

Recover deleted files in Linux

Since everyone once in while acccidently deletes a file, in this article we’re going to show how you can recover deleted files in Linux. Since there are different ways to delete a file there are different ways to recover it also.     Recover deleted files in Linux Case 1 – You deleted the file using the “Del” key. In that case, just go to the “Trash” and search for the file in order to restore it.

Ubuntu Core 16 Released

The parent company of Ubuntu, named Canonical, released Ubuntu Core 16. It’s a minimal edition for embedded devices, Internet of things and cloud deployments.   What is new in Ubuntu Core 16 The new version released with Update control. This allows publishers of software and also manufactures to make some validations to the updates before they actually apply them. A great Ubuntu Core feature is that its updates are transactional.

How to download and install Steam on Ubuntu Linux

Before we install Steam on Ubuntu Linux we have to open the terminal and install the following packages: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libc6:i386 -y When installation is finished just follow this link and press ” Install Steam Now” button.   Next step is to open the file with the Ubuntu Package Center. If it doesn’t prompt you ; just find the file you downloaded and double click it. Accept Steam Terms and you are ready to play.

Manjaro Linux 16.10 Fringilla Released

In a previous post we announced the updates of the rolling distribution Manjaro Linux, but as it seems the update, upgrades the system in to the edition Manjaro Linux 16.10 Fringilla. The edition of Xfce remains the default desktop administrator and according to the post announcement of Manjaro Linux 16.10 not a few can claim to offer such an integrated and innovative experience Xfce.   So, the new distribution comes with Xfce 4.

Manjaro Linux: Update brings Linux Kernel 4.5.8-2

Manjaro Linux operating system updated yesterday, and the update was just announced. For those that don’t know about this OS, the Manjaro distribution is based on Arch Linux and it’s goal is to make things easier for the non-experienced Linux user. The Manjaro installation is simple and it can be done with 2 different ways, one via GUI and one via terminal.     In general Manjaro linux is good for your attention, and it brings a lot of promises for the future.

Repair Restore or Reinstall Grub 2 with Ubuntu CD or USB

In this article we’ll show you how to repair restore or reinstall Grub 2 with Ubuntu CD or USB. Grub 2 usually gets overridden when you install another OS. In order to make Ubuntu to control the boot process you’re going to need to Reinstall Grub using and Ubuntu live CD.         Warning: By using the “sudo” commant, especially form a live CD you can seriously harm your system.

Skype Alpha 1.11 released with improvements in Video Call

Recently Skype released an update to the Skype for Linux Alpha client. It includes many new features and improvements compared to the previous version as they say, but that is not necessarily true or exact !     Now you can have support for setting an avatar in group chats and there are also some performance improvements during a video call. Some of the early users mentioned that they have already experienced issues, by receiving notifications when skype isn’t in focus.

Fedora 25(Beta) resets Linux performance bar

Fedora 25 beta version released this month by Red Hat. This release gives more to cloud and developer features which makes this Linux distribution more attractive to enterprise users. Fedora Linux is the version of Enterprise Linux(RHEL), and it includes a set of base packages that form the basic foundation of: Cloud, Server and Workstation. Each one of those targets a different group of users.     Fedora 25 Targeted Users So Fedora 25 release is most likely for enterprise users.

Released: Lumina Desktop 1.1

This weekend, a new version of Lumina got released, Lumina Desktop 1.1 . Lumina is a lightweight Qt-based desktop environment. It uses an approach “plugin based” to the whole interface, and this is allowing the user to tune and tweak the desktop according to his personal needs and preferences. You can install it in almost any Linux distribution even though the developer says that it works best with TrueOS, including also Fedora, Arch and ofcourse Ubuntu.

How to have Netflix on Firefox for Linux

If you’re a Firefox user if you run Netflix in the Mozilla browser now, you’ll see the old Silverlight error page. But there is a solution. For a reason , Netflix expects Silverlight when a user is running firefox.   There is a simple solution on this. The only think you have to do is trick Netflix into thinking you are running something like Chrome and you can do it by changing the browser user-agent.

How to fix Linux Kernel from Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) – Debian/Ubuntu

  Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) is a privilege escalation vulnerability that Linux Kernel has and exists since 2005. CVE stands for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures). The explanation why this can be referred as Dirty COW is as a result of a race condition that was found in Linux kernels memory subsystem, handled the copy-on-write (COW) breakage of private read-only memory mappings. That means that a local user that did not have the privilege, could use this flaw for gaining access to read only memory mappings.

How to install VirtualBox 5.1 to RHEL/CentOS and Fedora

VirtualBox is a software that created for virtualization and it is open source x-platform. It is possible to be installed in all operating systems and give to user the capability to install and run a lot of “guest” operating systems in the same machine. A simple example is that if you install it in your Linux machine, then, you can ran Windows OS as a GuestOS and also the opposite.

Fedora 26 removes the synaptics driver

Jan Kurik , Red Hat’s Fedora program Manager informed us about a system-wide change on the fedora 26 release. His proposal is the retirement of synaptics X11 drivers , provided by xorg-x11-dvr-synaptics package. Ferora project’s dev team decided the removal to offer users a better touchpad experience from the default install on Fedora 26 Linux default install that is released in june 2017. For users who prefer synaptics instead of libinput can still install it.

How to install virt-manager on Ubuntu 16.10

The virt-manager is a desktop user interface application for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (linux containers). It presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain’s resource allocation & virtual hardware. An embedded VNC and SPICE client viewer presents a full graphical console to the guest domain.

GParted LiveCD 0.26.1-5 released – Based on the Debian Sid repository

GParted LiveCD 0.26.1-5 recently released, is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions. GParted uses libparted to detect and manipulate devices and partition tables while several (optional) filesystem tools provide support for filesystems not included in libparted. This release fixes boot and window bar issues when used on VirtualBox. Also included are patches for libparted for FAT file system operations. GParted LiveCD 0.26.1-5 update Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Jul/23) Fixes VirtualBox with BIOS boot won’t enter X Windows (bug 761343) Fixes window bars missing on VirtualBox Includes patched version of libparted which fixes: check FAT32 crashes (bug 762448) resized FAT32 not recognized by Windows (bug 759916) This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics

Skype 1.10 Alpha released with video call support

Skype 1.10 for Linux Alpha recently released, now comes with it a couple of few improvements and bug fixes to improve on its needed users experience. One notable feature is the support for video calls on Linux and its made available for experimental testing. Based on feedbacks received, final support would be released in next or future update. Highlights of Skype 1.10 for Linux Alpha The team has been working hard on bringing video calls on Linux and today we have the experimental version ready for you.

Wireshark 2.2.1 released – Windows installer now ships with Qt 5.6

Wireshark 2.2.1 recently released, now ships with Qt 5.6 for the Windows Installer. In addition to this, File open from menu bar with filter in place causes Wireshark to crash now fixed. Wireshark 2.2.1 Changelog The Windows installers now ship with Qt 5.6. Previously they shipped with Qt 5.3 Flow Graph colored data arrows Capture File Properties under Statistics Grayed Out after Stopping a Capture Qt: Hidden columns displayed during live capture Unable to save changes to coloring rules Bad description for NBSS error code 0x81 Live capture from USBPcap fails immediately Cannot decrypt EAP-TTLS traffic (not recognized as conversation) Export packet dissections Option disabled after capturing traffic Failure to open file named with Chinese or other multibyte characters k12 text file format causes errors See release notes for complete changes How to Install Wireshark 2.

Webmin 1.820 released with support for editing TLSA (SSL Certificate) DNS records

Webmin 1.820 recently released, is a web-based interface for system administration for Linux machines. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Linux configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely. Webmin comes with tons of modules that allows you to manage Windows, FreeBSD and Mac OS X machines.

Fotoxx 16.10 released with GTK API changes in Ubuntu 16.10

Fotoxx 16.10 Photo Editor had recently been released, and this comes with numerous bug fixes and improvements. This latest release appears to be more focused on improving Fotoxx startup speed, galleries display dpeed and many others. Fotoxx 16.10 Highlights Compensate GTK API changes in Ubuntu 16.10. Keys F1 (= help) and Escape (= cancel) were made consistent in all dialogs. The Select Hairy function and user interface were improved somewhat.

NetBeans IDE 8.2 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

NetBeans IDE 8.2 recently released, provides out-of-the-box code analyzers and editors for working with the latest Java 8 technologies–Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8. The IDE also has a range of new tools for HTML5/JavaScript, in particular for Node.js, KnockoutJS, and AngularJS; enhancements that further improve its support for Maven and Java EE with PrimeFaces; and improvements to PHP and C/C++ support. NetBeans IDE 8.

Skype 1.9 Alpha released with dark theme support and mute notifications

Skype 1.9 for Linux Alpha now released, and this comes with it a couple of few improvements and bug fixes to improve on its needed users experience. One notable feature is the ability to mute notifications from specific conversation
. Highlights of Skype 1.9 for Linux Alpha Added the ability to mute notifications from specific conversation Added dark theme support (Settings->Personalisation->Dark theme) Added the option to disable emoticons completely Added support for /me command Added support for system HTTPS proxy Improved message quoting – now works even with Ctrl+C Hovering message time reveals the full date/time as a tooltip Electron update to 1.

LibreOffice 5.2.2 released with more bugfixes

The Document Foundation recently released LibreOffice 5.2.2, the second minor release of the LibreOffice 5.2 family, which comes with new features and bugfixes. In LibreOffice 5.2, documents can be classified into categories (such as “Confidential”) according to TSCP standards. In addition, multiple digital signatures and descriptions are now supported, along with import and export of signatures from OOXML files. LibreOffice 5.2.2 Changelog handle copying one cell to multiple cols with cond format do not return coded double error for single matrix value relax timeout timings for the GL watchdog in SDK, set CPPU_ENV=mscx for 64-bit Windows fix emoji correction conflict with time format fix emoji correction conflict with time format DOCX import: handle w:gridAfter by faking cells DOCX import: handle w:gridAfter by faking cells docx – don’t change continuous break into page break fix sort calc tooltips are truncated ensure GETLINK reports proper contents for reverse selections too RTF import: don’t set default para style to the 0th char style hyperlink tabpage put hyperlink name in wrong field Unable to edit My Documents path and a host of others Install LibreOffice 5.

FileZilla 3.22.0 RC1 released with more search match type

FileZilla 3.22.0 RC1 Client recently released, is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. FileZilla 3.22.0 RC1 changelog New features: Directory listing filters can now be exported and imported Added the “not all” filter match type to filter out all items not matching all conditions Added the “not all” search match type to search for all items not matching all conditions Building and running FileZilla now depends on libfilezilla = 0.

SmartGit 8.0.1 available, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

SmartGit 8.0.1 recently released, is an efficient user interface with support for GitHub, Pull Requests + Comments, SVN and Mercurial. It focuses on simplicity and targeting non-experts and people who prefer a graphical application over command line usage. SmartGit 8.0.1 Changelog Fixed Bugs Git: Branches: misleading ahead/behind commit display in case of push.default branch != tracking branch Commit: false-positive “diverges remote branch” warning when trying to Commit&Push merge commit flickering if spell-checker and line-length-guide want to highlight Log: memory leak if having the Log window open for a long time Refresh, File Monitor: smartgit.

Shotwell 0.23.7 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Shotwell 0.23.7 recently released, is a digital photo organizer designed for the GNOME 3 desktop environment. It allows you to import photos from disk or camera, organize them in various ways, view them in full-window or fullscreen mode, and export them to share with others. The Yorba Foundation wrote Shotwell in the Vala programming language. Changelog since v0.23.6 Language updates Fix locale-dependent times Use nl_langinfo instead of custom LConv Fix renaming of tags and saved searches Improve message shown on empty camera Make thm a recognized extension for JPEG files How To Install Shotwell 0.

Audacious 3.8 finally released

Audacious 3.8 had finally been released, and it now not only allows multiple instance run but also support for windows had been improved. This release also comes with a new plugin (contributed by Róbert Čerňanský) to browse music on an Ampache server. Audacious 3.8 changelog Support for Windows has been improved: There is a new installer using NSIS, based on work by Carlo Bramini The user interface handles high-resolution displays better and no longer appears blurred due to scaling.

VMware Workstation Player 12.5 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

VMware Workstation Player 12.5 recently released, is a free for personal use piece of software that can be used by anyone to run (or playback) virtual machines that were initially created with the Oracle Virtualbox or VMware Workstation applications and exported as appliances. VMware Workstation Player 12.5 Changelog   What’s New This release of VMware Workstation Player is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 12 Player users, it adds support for the following operating systems: Windows 10 Anniversary Update Windows Server 2016 Resolved Issues: On a Linux host, when you click the close button on VMware Workstation Player window while the guest OS is shutting down, a question dialog appears.

Plex Media Server 1.1.4 released – (Nvidia Shield) Enable DLNA server

Plex Media Server 1.1.4 which is the latest release, is a free powerful application that enables you to manage and organize all of your personal media files stored on your computer, making it beautiful and streaming it to all of your devices (mobile phones & tablets, smart TVs, other streaming devices) across a local network or over the Internet. Plex Media Server 1.1.4 changelog New: (Web) Updated Plex Web to 2.

Fotoxx 16.09 released with faster galleries display

Fotoxx 16.09 Photo Editor had recently been released, and this comes with numerous bug fixes and improvements. This latest release appears to be more focused on improving Fotoxx startup speed, galleries display dpeed and many others. Fotoxx 16.09 Highlights Fotoxx startup is much faster when there are few new image files to index. Huge galleries also show much faster Batch Convert: output file names may now contain photo dates taken from EXIF.

cURL 7.50.3 released with cmake and openssl fix

cURL 7.50.3 had just been release recently with a further bug fixes. As we already know cURL is an open source and freely distributed software project, a command-line utility that help you easily transfer any type of data using a URL syntax. It supports a wide-range or file transfer protocols and can be integrated into various applications. cURL 7.50.3 changelog   CVE-2016-7167: escape and unescape integer overflows mk-ca-bundle.pl: use SHA256 instead of SHA1 checksrc: detect strtok() use errors: new alias CURLE_WEIRD_SERVER_REPLY http2: support > 64bit sized uploads openssl: fix bad memory free (regression) CMake: hide private library symbols http: refuse to pass on response body when NO_NODY is set cmake: fix curl-config –static-libs mbedtls: switch off NTLM in build if md4 isn’t available curl: –create-dirs on windows groks both forward and backward slashes  

Wine 1.9.19 Dev released with World of Tanks crash fix

Wine 1.9.19 Dev recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This includes Initial version of a udev bus driver for HID, various improvements in joystick support, Initial implementation of DC rendering in Direct2D, Improved metafile support in GDI and various bug fixes. Wine 1.9.19 Dev Changelog WinUAE settings window reappears after being dismissed PDF Export problem on Delphi 7 applications stamps.com installer hangs The Geometer’s Sketchpad 5.

Kodi 17 Beta 2 released with New Android 7.0 Nougat Passthrough Audio API

Kodi 17 Beta 2 has just been released, and this release features a huge amount of work in areas like video playback, live TV and PVR/DVR, the music library, skinning and more. It features a new default skin, as well as a new default touchscreen skinned, named Estuary and Estouchy, respectively. Kodi 17 Beta 2 Highlights Any game controller was non function due to recent refactoring. This has now been fixed with the added bonus of deadzone settings for joypads.

VirtualBox 5.1.6 released, Linux 4.8 fix for the kernel display driver

VirtualBox 5.1.6 was recently released as a 5.1 maintenance release which improves stability and fixes regressions. Some addressed issues includes fixed issue with opening ‘.vbox’ files and it’s aliases, keyboard grabbing fixes and many others. VirtualBox 5.1.6 changelog   GUI: fixed issue with opening ‘.vbox’ files and it’s aliases GUI: keyboard grabbing fixes GUI: fix for passing through Ctrl + mouse-click GUI: fixed automatic deletion of extension pack files USB: fixed showing unknown device instead of the manufacturer or product description under certain circumstances XHCI: another fix for a hanging guest under certain conditions as result of the fix for bug #15747, this time for Windows 7 guests Serial: fixed high CPU usage with certain USB to serial converters on Linux hosts Storage: fixed attaching stream optimized VMDK images Storage: reject image variants which are unsupported by the backend Storage: fixed loading saved states created with VirtualBox 5.

Vim 8.0 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Vim 8.0 released after more than a year since it was last released. This release gives you interesting new features, such as channels, JSON, Jobs, Timers, Partials, Lambdas, Closures, Packages and more. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient. Vim 8.0 Update Jobs DirectX support for Microsoft users Support for asynchronous I/O, channels, JSON New style testing Lambdas and Closures Partials Packages estamp Timers (asynchronous) Support for GTK+ 3 Viminfo merged by tim See changelog for complete lists

Install DB Browser for SQLite 3.9.0 on Ubuntu 16.04

DB Browser for SQLite 3.9.0 which was released end of last year is now available for installation via the PPA. SQLite Browser is a visual tool used to create, design and edit database files compatible with SQLite. This release contains some important enhancements, and fixes. SQLite Browser 3.9.0 Changelog Major Features Strong encryption is now supported on Windows, using SQLCipher! – 5d98a19 Keyboard navigation in the “Browse Data” tab now works well Our releases are now digitally signed on both Windows and MacOS Enhancements Add Fedora install instructions Add Windows DATE display format Remove ampersands from windows title Feature request: Option to turn off “intellisense”-like suggestions Add select and deselect all options for Export SQL dialog Add Homebrew Cask install instructions Add decimal support to display format Add Edit Database Cell update when selecting a cell from the Execute SQL tab Cannot view binary data on BLOB columns containing image Update Fedora install instructions Add preference setting for exports line ending Adjust executable/app name according to the project’s name Add duplicate record option Change default button to No in removal message dialogs Add default field type preference setting See changelog for more Install SQLite Browser 3.

qBittorrent 3.3.7 released – New feature delete torrent files with shift

qBittorrent 3.3.7 Open Source BitTorrent Client recently released, is a BitTorrent client that comes loaded with all the modern functionality necessary for daily torrenting which includes an integrated search engine, web interface, sequential download support, bandwidth scheduler, RSS support and other useful features. qBittorrent 3.3.7 Changelog   FEATURE: Delete torrent+files with Shift+Delete (pieniacy) BUGFIX: Fix 6-hour speedplot point push rate. Close #5545 (Daniel Segesdi) BUGFIX: Avoid spawning a new explorer.

PeaZip 6.1.1 released – Alternative to WinRar, WinZip

PeaZip 6.1.1 recently released, is a free cross platform, portable file compression utility and file manager. This latest release comes with various minor improvements and bug fixes. PeaZip 6.1.1 changelog Backend (Linux) p7zip updated to 16.02 Pea 0.56 File Manager Settings, archiving, and extraction screens made scrollable for better readability Various minor improvements and fixes File tools CRC64 now is included in set of default algorithms default algorithm for the browser can now be set from context menu File manager File Tools Extraction and Archiving Password button moved on the right of output dialog for better visibility Some options were moved to Advanced options panels for archiving and extraction “Use advanced filters” moved to Advanced options panel (archiving and extraction) “Enumerate folder content” and “Add timestamp to archive name”, plus timestamp format option, moved to Advanced options panel (archiving) Some options, previously volatile, are now saved to configuration “Delete after archiving / extraction” option is now remembered, but user will always be warned by confirmation prompt before proceeding, in order to avoid accidental deletion “Add timestamp to archive name” (archiving) is now remembered How to Install PeaZip 6.

darktable 2.0.6 released with support for jpeg format writer

Darktable 2.0.6 recently released, is the sixth bugfix release for the 2.0 series of darktable. Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. Darktable 2.0.6 changelog New Features Jpeg format writer: use libexiv2 to write metadata, like with other formats Accept non-mosaiced raw files with 4 channels, assume they are RGBA (alpha channel is ignored) Bugfixes Once again, fix for yet another gtk theming regression… OpenCL: properly discard CPU-based OpenCL devices.

FreeType2 2.7 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

FreeType2 2.7 recently released, is a software font engine that is designed to be small, efficient, highly customizable, and portable while capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images). It can be used in graphics libraries, display servers, font conversion tools, text image generation tools, and many other products as well. FreeType2 2.7 changelog We start a new ‘minor’ series, which finally allows us to activate a new default mode for bytecode hinting (see also the announcements below for version 2.

Nvidia Linux Display Driver 370.28 released with vkQuake and DOTA2 fixes

Nvidia team has announced the release of Nvidia Linux Display Driver 370.28 for Linux-based operating systems and its available for download. This release comes with a fix a potential hang in Vulkan applications such as vkQuake and DOTA2. Nvidia Linux Display Driver 370.28 Release Highlights Fixed undefined symbol references in libnvidia-glcore.so. Fixed a potential hang in Vulkan applications such as vkQuake and DOTA2 that use vkFences for present synchronization.

cURL 7.50.2 released with multiple bug fixes

cURL 7.50.2 recently released, is an open source, command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, Gopher, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, Telnet and TFTP. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, kerberos…), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.

KDE Plasma 5.7.4 released with more bugfixes

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.7.4, a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5. The bugfixes includes Fixed dragging items bug in Kickoff, Mouse settings being applied in kdelibs4 applications, Improved handling of screen CRTC information and many more below. KDE Plasma 5.7.4 Changelog Breeze: Remove redundant includes Discover: [Notifier] Use “update-high” for security updates kactivitymanagerd: All config updates have the same importance Even in kiosk mode, we need to be able to create at least one activity Plasma Addons: [Show Desktop applet] Fix showing desktop through applet keyboard shortcut KScreen: [kcm] decrease snapping area KWin: Ensure to directly delete old Shadow on update Select also raw button press/release in XInput2 based polling [wayland] Ensure that pointer enter event carries the correct coordinates [autotest/intergration] Wait for pointer enter before simulating button press libkscreen: Xrandr-crtc: clear outputs in update() Update CRTCs before enabling an output Plasma Desktop: [Kicker Dash] Use ComplementaryColorGroup for icon tinting [kcm_mouse] Sync KDE4 config after writing the KF5 settings, not before [Pager] Hide minimized windows [Task Manager ToolTipDelegate] Silence warning on startup [Kickoff] Fix start row for drag not always being correct [Kickoff] Fix being unable to reorder entries in favorites menu after scrolling down Use a Timer to switch on hover event handling and do the initial geo export Revert “Use a Timer to switch on hover event handling and do the initial geo export Use a Timer to switch on hover event handling and do the initial geo export Fix ReferenceError on external drag hover with !

Nmap 7.25 Beta2 Network Mapper released

Nmap 7.25 Beta2 Network Mapper recently released, is a free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing. Its useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap 7.25 beta2 changelog [NSE] Upgraded NSE to Lua 5.3, adding bitwise operators, integer data type, a utf8 library, and native binary packing and unpacking functions. Removed bit library, added bits.

Wireshark 2.2.0 released with lots of new features and major API changes

Wireshark 2.2.0 recently released, is now able to display the format of some types of files (rather than displaying the contents of those files). This is useful when you’re curious about, or debugging, a file and its format. Wireshark 2.2.0 Changelog “Decode As” supports SSL (TLS) over TCP. Invalid coloring rules are now disabled instead of discarded. This will provide backward compatibility with a coloring rule change in Wireshark 2.

Vivaldi 1.4 released with richer customization and themes scheduling

Vivaldi 1.4 had just been released and this release comes with richer customization and lets you take charge of scheduling themes along with improved web panels. The theme scheduling gives you the power to set your favorite theme to your preferred time like no other browser has ever done. Vivaldi 1.4 Changelog [New feature] [Themes] Theme change scheduling (VB-20445) [New feature][Trash] Let middle-click on Trash icon restore recently closed tab (VB-20624) [Regression] [Mac] Escaping fullscreen crashes vivaldi (VB-20886) [Regression] History entry in URL dropdown cannot be deleted (VB-21017) [Regression] Can’t delete history on search box if the entry is too long (VB-16086) [Regression] Vivaldi crashes when denying web notifications after leaving the website (VB-20855) [Regression] Tab not displayed on tab Trash list if closed on Speed Dial (VB-10032) [Fixed] Bookmark bar folder is not removed from toolbar when deleted (VB-20804) [Fixed] Bookmark added twice after confirming with Enter (VB-15345) [Fixed] Add Scots Gaelic to installer and settings (VB-20992) [Fixed] Resizing panels pushes right-placed tabs (VB-20839) [Fixed] Search in notes does not look into URL field (VB-16919) [Fixed] Drop URLs on Tab Bar or individual tabs (VB-1369) [Fixed] Auto-update fails with non-ASCII character in user name (VB-20771) See changelog for full release details Install Vivaldi 1.

LibreOffice 5.2.1 released with new features

The Document Foundation recently released LibreOffice 5.2.1, the second bugfix release of the 5.2.x branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. LibreOffice 5.2.1 Changelog add missing Loader$1.class byref args incorrectly passed in basic-c++ conditional formatting super slow on exit XML number format: do not enquote space followed by minus, follow-up revert “Fail loading a new document with read only property …” crash pressing tab in r-o document with hyperlink restart on initialisation-time OpenCL crash handle empty elements in matrix concatenation conditional formatting super slow on exit use most recent poppler release report XDG_{DOCUMENTS,TEMPLATES}_DIR only when it exists Writer crashes when trying to delete cell from a table [fix available] Usability – libreoffice does not search XDG defined “Templates” directory message box fonts corrupted in libreoffice Impress: Instead of showing “Slide Master” view, “Normal” view is shown wrong password passed to xpdfimport disallow Fill and Random when entire sheet is selected Undo crashes spreadsheet after trigger macro GSoC firebird metadata functions fix crash in diamond shape transition printing controls uses wrong font and font sizes paragraph styles drop-down list and a host of others Install LibreOffice 5.

Krita 3.0.1 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Krita 3.0.1 recently released, is the first release after Krita 3.0. This release already contains the first results of the 2016 Google Summer of Code projects, as well as kickstarter-funded features. Krita 3.0.1 Highlights Smarter input boxes that can accept simple maths! Unit conversion is still coming! This feature was created by Laurent Jospin. Per-stroke fuzziness sensor, called “Fuzzy: Stroke”, perfect for all those grassblades that need to be subtly different.

Adobe Flash Player 23 Beta released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Adobe has announced the release of Adobe Flash Player 23 beta. This beta release includes new features as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance, and device compatibility for Flash Player 23 and AIR 23. Adobe Flash Player 23 Beta Highlight New and Updated Features: Extended Beta – Flash Player NPAPI for Linux Linux users have access to both NPAPI and PPAPI versions of Flash Player.

ImageMagick 7.0.3-0 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

ImageMagick 7.0.3-0 recently released, is a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves. ImageMagick 7.

Wine 1.9.18 Dev released with Improved IME window handling

Wine 1.9.18 Dev recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This includes Support for multiple kernel drivers in a single process, More WebServices reader support, Various improvements in joystick support, Some more work towards the Direct3D command stream, GDI performance improvements, Improved IME window handling, Compatibility fixes in the clipboard support, and various bug fixes. Wine 1.9.18 Dev Changelog Microsoft Office 2000 Server Extensions Configuration Wizard ‘CFGWIZ.

Skype 1.6 Alpha released with ability to paste files from clipboard

Skype 1.6 for Linux Alpha now released, and this comes with it a couple of few improvements and bug fixes to improve on its needed users experience. One notable feature is the added ability to paste files from clipboard. Highlights of Skype 1.6 for Linux Alpha Added the ability to paste files from clipboard Added settings for emoticons (Under the Messaging section of Settings) Fixed message quoting Added the option to unpin Favorites from Recent conversations Names of group chats aren’t automatically converted to lowercase after editing Several under-the-hood stability improvements How to Install Skype 1.

How To Install Clonezilla On Ubuntu 16.04

Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image or Norton Ghost. It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup and recovery. It comes in two types, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (server edition). The latest release Clonezilla 2.4.7-8 includes major enhancements and bug fixes. Clonezilla 2.4.7-8 Changelog ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Jun/27).

OpenShot Video Editor 2.1 released with 64-bit Support

OpenShot Video Editor 2.1 recently released, is a free, open-source video editor that allows you to take videos, photos, and music files and create a movie you have always dreamed of. You can easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other formats. OpenShot Video Editor 2.1 changelog Misc Improvements Custom Profile Support Improved 1.

Plex Media Server 1.1.3 released

Plex Media Server 1.1.3 recently released, is a free powerful application that enables you to manage and organize all of your personal media files stored on your computer, making it beautiful and streaming it to all of your devices (mobile phones & tablets, smart TVs, other streaming devices) across a local network or over the Internet. Plex Media Server 1.1.3 changelog New: (Media Flags) Update bundle Fixes: (NAS) Non-ASCII characters were being encoded to XML incorrectly on certain ARM devices (Android) Enforce h264 profile limitations correctly IMPORTANT: With the security changes in version 1.

FFmpeg 3.1.3 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04 & Ubuntu 14.04

FFmpeg 3.1.3 the latest release, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. FFmpeg provides the ffmpeg tool for converting multimedia files, the ffserver streaming tool, the ffplay media player based on SDL and ffmpeg libraries and the ffprobe multimedia stream analyzer. FFmpeg 3.1.3 changelog avcodec/exr: Check tile positions avcodec/aacenc: Tighter input checks avformat/wtvdec: Check pointer before use libavcodec/wmalosslessdec: Check the remaining bits avcodec/adpcm: Fix adpcm_ima_wav padding avcodec/svq3: fix slice size check avcodec/diracdec: Check numx/y avcodec/h2645_parse: fix nal size avcodec/h2645_parse: Use get_nalsize() in ff_h2645_packet_split() h2645_parse: only read avc length code at the correct position h2645_parse: don’t overread AnnexB NALs within an avc stream avcodec/h264_parser: Factor get_avc_nalsize() out avcodec/cfhd: Increase minimum band dimension to 3 avcodec/indeo2: check ctab avformat/swfdec: Fix inflate() error code check avcodec/rawdec: Fix bits_per_coded_sample checks vcodec/h2645_parse: Clear buffer padding avcodec/h2645: Fix NAL unit padding avfilter/drawutils: Fix single plane with alpha cmdutils: check for SetDllDirectory() availability It includes the following library versions: libavutil 55.

How to install XnView MP on Ubuntu 16.04

XnViewMP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a powerful cross-platform image viewer used for viewing, converting, organizing and editing graphical & video files. Compatible with more than 500 format. In this article we’ll guide you through the process of how to install XnView MP on Ubuntu 16.04 How to install XnView MP on Ubuntu 16.04 How to install XnView MP on Ubuntu 16.04 XnView 0.

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.582.3 released – Web Panel improvements and new Snapshot logo

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.582.3 the latest snapshot release, uses a new version of vivaldi logo to help show the difference between snapshots and stable builds, added new options for web panels and per tab zoom as been set as the new default. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.582.3 Highlights [Regression] Tab not displayed on tab Trash list if closed on Speed Dial [Bookmarks] Panel – no collapse after pressing left arrow key on subitem?

Chatty 0.8.3, a Twitch Chat Client released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Chatty 0.8.3 released 2 months ago, is a Twitch chat client for everyone who wants to try something new and different from the webchat, but doesn’t want the complexity of an IRC client or miss out on the Twitch specific features. Chatty 0.8.3 Changelog Improvements Added display of timeout duration/reason (can be configured in the settings) Updated commands /ban and /timeout (/to) to allow giving a reason Added intitial support for new re-subscription messages Added ability to follow/unfollow channels, either through the context menus (under Miscellaneous) or the new commands /follow and /unfollow Added support for FFZ Featured Emotes, which are frequently available in channels of Speedrunning events (not to confuse with FFZ Feature Friday) Added setting (under Ignore – Ignored Users) to hide users ignored on chat from joins/parts and userlist as well Added state display for emote-only mode in titlebar Added simple search to tables in the Settings Dialog (click into a table column and start typing, Backspace or wait to reset search) Extended Stream Status Writer to include number of Followers/Subscribers (only updates correctly when the Follower/Subscribers dialog is open) Updated help Login Added info to login dialog when token was set through -token parameter Added setting to prevent token from being set through -token parameter when login data is already available in Chatty Added “Follow channels” access (you need to re-request login data to get it) System Restrict size of session debug log file Automatically exit application when too many errors occur (which should never happen, but if it does, this should prevent affecting the rest of the system) Added some Mac specific shortcuts Improved debug logging Bugfixes Fixed not being able to join (and perform some other actions) through context menu, for channels that contain spaces in the display name Install Chatty 0.

How to install Avidemux 2.6.13 (Free Video Editor) on Ubuntu 16.04

Avidemux 2.6.13 recently released, is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux 2.6.13 changelog [OsX] Toolchain updated [Win64] Toolchain updated [Linux] AppImage (universal linux64 binaries) [Core] Update to libav* 3.

DVDStyler 3.0.2 released with updated Manolito’s VBR plug-in

DVDStyler 3.0.2 recently released, is a free open source, cross-platform DVD authoring application for the creation of professionally looking DVDs. DVDStyler has a user-friendly interface with support for drag & drop option, inlcuing flexible menu creation on the basis of scalable vector graphic. DVDStyler Features added selection of player for preview added possibility to normalize audio (replay gain) added ability to choose 5.1 audio and normalizing as default in the settings added possibility to select border or crop to keep aspect ratio added possibility to set default subtitle properties added possibility to keep and use cached files after restarting of DVDStyler redesigned the menu properties dialog joined chapter and cell properties dialogs enabled reencoding of ntsc film (24 fps) by default fixed displaying of video bitrate if video don’t need be transcoded fixed memory leak (thanks to Sebastian Vater) win32: updated ffmpeg to version 2.

Compare Files and Directories in Linux – SmartSynchronize

If you are looking to compare files / directories in your Linux box, then try out SmartSynchronize. SmartSynchronize is a multi-platform file and directory compare tool. It allows you to compare files or perform 3-way-merges, both with the ability to edit the file contents. SmartSynchronize is optimized for comparing directory structures (for example, of software projects), and can keep them synchronized. Main Features File Compare comfortable editing and transfer of changes from one file to the other inner-line change detection Directory Compare configurable filter for customized directory scanning (inclusion and exclusion) configurable filter for ignored files easy transfer of changes from one directory structure to another saving configuration for later re-use (“profile”) automatic synchronization depending on file times and previous synchronization time 3-Way-Merge ability to edit each of the three files easy merge from changed files to resulting files General command line interface for easy invocation from other applications configurable font, colors and accelerators runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X support for all major text file encodings The latest release SmartSynchronize 3.

Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1 released

Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1 has just been released, and it’s the first beta of Kodi 17, codenamed Krypton. Kodi 17 features a huge amount of work in areas like video playback, live TV and PVR/DVR, the music library, skinning and more. It features a new default skin, as well as a new default touchscreen skinned, named Estuary and Estouchy, respectively. Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1 Highlights Estuary and Estouchy The biggest visual change from Kodi 16 to 17 is the new default skin Estuary.

Wine 1.9.17 Dev released with Joystick Support Improvements

Wine 1.9.17 Dev recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This includes better exception handling on 64-bit, various improvements in joystick support, some more stream support in the C++ runtime, font embedding improvements, more metafile support in GDI and various bug fixes. Wine 1.9.17 Dev Changelog Fury 3 does not recognize Gamepad/Joystick Worms 2 (GOG version) fails to start, crashes with a Visual C++ runtime error Worms 2 in-game audio no longer works Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer (AoM: Cards of Destiny) doesn’t stretch fullscreen properly Microsoft Chat’s comic mode graphical glitches Gun Metal is unresponsive to joystick VisualFEA’s Toolbar is broken (does no line wrapping) Perfect Cherry Blossom controls go crazy Total Commander: Pressing the “Program information” button opens multiple windows instead of just one Geneforge 1 – text gets cut away Shadow Vault has display errors ADO.

EME – An Elegant Markdown Editor for Linux

EME is an Elegant Markdown Editor recently released for Linux. EME was developed with Electron framework. The goal of EME is to give you teh best markdown editor experience and its available for Windows, Mac, Linux. EME Features It just suits, show editor or preview or both just as you wish. Focus mode, writing without distractions. Exportable, from Markdown to HTML/PDF… You name it. Supporting math typesetting, good for students and professionals.

How to install Node.js 6.4.0 on Ubuntu 16.04

Node.JS 6.4.0 recently released, is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Node.js’ package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world. Node.JS 6.4.0 changelog build: zlib symbols and additional OpenSSL symbols are now exposed on Windows platforms child_process, cluster: Forked child processes and cluster workers now support stdio configuration child_process: argv[0] can now be set to arbitrary values in spawned processes fs: fs.

Shotwell 0.23.5 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Shotwell 0.23.5 recently released, is a digital photo organizer designed for the GNOME 3 desktop environment. It allows you to import photos from disk or camera, organize them in various ways, view them in full-window or fullscreen mode, and export them to share with others. The Yorba Foundation wrote Shotwell in the Vala programming language. Shotwell 0.23.5 Changelog Remove obsolete files Plugins: Load icons and GtkBuilder files from GResource Offer a way to hide the bottom toolbar Fix .

phpMyAdmin 4.6.4 released with security fixes

phpMyAdmin 4.6.4 recently released, is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add columns, execute any SQL statement, manage indexes on columns. phpMyAdmin 4.6.4 changelog This release includes many security fixes of various levels of severity. Its recommended all users upgrade to this release immediately. For full information on the vulnerabilities fixed and mitigation factors for users who are unable to upgrade, refer to the ChangeLog file included with this release and the security announcements at https://www.

Nvidia Linux Display Driver 370.23 Beta released

Nvidia team has announced the release of Nvidia Linux Display Driver 370.23 Beta for Linux-based operating systems and its available for download. This release comes with an added ability to over and under-clock certain GeForce GPUs in the GeForce GTX 1000 series. Nvidia Linux Display Driver 370.23 Beta Release Highlights Added the ability to over- and under-clock certain GeForce GPUs in the GeForce GTX 1000 series and later. For GPUs that allow it, an offset can be applied to clock values in some clock domains of all performance levels.

mpv 0.19.0 Video Player released with new Features

MPV 0.19.0 Video Player recently released, is a free, open source, and cross-platform movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. MPV is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more new features. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. MPV 0.12.0 changelog Build System Changes build: add –htmldir option build: always require atomics wscript: add proper unversioned SONAME for Android Features New client API: add stream_cb API for user-defined stream implementations (bumps client API version to 1.

Our List of must have Linux Apps

As a vivid Ubuntu / Linux user, we have a selection of Linux distro apps that are a must have most especially when you install a fresh Linux OS. If you are in the process of finding the right apps to install on your new Linux OS, look no further as we highlight below some useful apps we think you would love and would be of benefit to your daily usage.

Skype 1.5 for Linux Alpha released, Mojis and Voice Messaging now working

Skype 1.5 for Linux Alpha now released, and this comes with it a couple of few improvements and bug fixes to improve on its needed users experience. One notable improvement in this update is “Presence status icon sizes in the Tray have been improved on some distributions”. Highlights of Skype 1.5 for Linux Alpha Voice messaging audio now works. Mojis now work with audio. You can now silence notification sounds and turn off messaging notifications completely in ‘Settings’.

Install Sayonara, A audio player for Linux on ubuntu 16.04

Sayonara is a small, clear and fast audio player for Linux written in C++, supported by the Qt framework. It uses Gstreamer as audio backend. Although Sayoanra is considered as a lightweight player, it holds a lot of features to organize even big music collections. Sayonara is a good alternative to players like Rhythmbox, Clementine or Amarok. Those who miss Winamp for Linux should give Sayonara a try. One of Sayonara’s goals is intuitive and easy usablility.

Install FreeFileSync 8.3-1 on Ubuntu 16.04

FreeFileSync 8.3-1 recently released, is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and synchronize folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is designed to save your time setting up and running backup jobs while having nice visual feedback along the way. With FreeFileSync, you can detect moved and renamed files and folders, keep versions of deleted/updated files, including copy locked files (Volume Shadow Copy Service) etc.

Linux 4.8 RC1 released, AMDGPU driver overclocking supports

Linux 4.8 RC1 recently released, is the first release candidate of the Linux 4.8 kernel. According to Linus Torvalds mailing list, the merge windows for the 4.8 release is now closed, hence the main changes in the new version has been fixed. This seems to be building up to be one of the bigger releases lately, but let’s see how it all ends up. The merge window has been fairly normal, although the patch itself looks somewhat unusual: over 20% of the patch is documentation updates, due to conversion of the drm and media documentation from docbook to the Sphinx doc format.

digiKam 5.1.0 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

digiKam 5.1.0 just recently released, introduces a new huge bugs triage and some fixes following first feedback from end-users. This release update internal Libraw to last public and pre-release version 0.18.0. This permits digiKam to support new lead RAW cameras as: Canon 80D, 1300D, 1DX MkII Fujifilm X-Pro2, X70, X-E2S HTC One A9 and M9 Leica M and X-U Nikon D5 Olympus Pen F, SH-3 Panasonic DMC-GX80/85, DMC-TZ80/81/85/ZS60, DMC-TZ100/101/ZS100 PhaseOne IQ150, IQ180 IR, IQ3 Samsung Galaxy S7 Sony ILCA-68, ILCE-6300, RX1R II, RX10 III Additional Changes and Improvements made in this release A consolidation of Mysql database interface has been continued Some optimizations have been introduced to speed-up startup operation, especially to delay the scan from new items after the main interface initialization Also the option to enable or disable the scan for new items at startup is back in Setup/Miscs dialog page Install digiKam 5.

Audacious 3.8 beta, now runs multiple instances of Audacious

Audacious 3.8 beta had been released, and its now possible to run multiple instances of Audacious. Each instance will remember its own configuration. This new release has better support for Windows, with a new installer based. Audio output on Windows now uses the native waveOut API, allowing higher bit depths, lower latency, and better integration with the system volume control. Audacious 3.8 beta changelog New audtool commands added: Enable/disable stream recording Enable/disable any plugin: effects, visualizations, etc Cuesheet support is more seamless, with the following fixes: More robust logic to prevent adding duplicate entries Display artist correctly for cuesheets with only a single PERFORMER line Add audio files normally if cuesheet support is disabled Track lengths correctly account for pregap with libcue 2.

Gradio – Find and listen to internet radio stations

Gradio is a simple GTK3 radio app that lets you find and listen to internet radio stations on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint desktop. Gradio comes with a large collection of radio stations you can listern to like BBC Radio, Jazz Radio, Beatles, Reggae and many more across all nations. Gradio Features New dark mode (Not available on all gtk designs) Now show playing song New “Discover” feature Improved grid view Improved design Improved MPRIS support Search for stations Add stations to your library Vote for stations Desktop integration Seperate volume control Connection information (Bitrate, channel-mode, etc.

Install and Run Museeks, A lightweight and cross-platform music player

Museeks is a free, lightweight and cross-platform music player for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX platforms. Museeks music player uses Node.js for back-end, electron (used to be atom-shell) for embedded browser, and React.js as front-end framework and Flux with Redux as data-flow pattern. Museeks Features Lightweight music player Polished Playlists Queue management Shuffle, loop Dark theme Playback speed control Sleep mode blocker Supported formats: mp3 mp4 m4a/aac wav ogg 3gpp Museeks 0.

Wireshark 2.0.5 released with various bugfix

Wireshark 2.0.5 recently released, addresses some vulnerabilities issues identified since last update, including various bugfixes. One notable issue addressed in this fix is “Wireshark loses windows decorations on second screen when restarting maximized using GNOME”. Wireshark 2.0.5 Changelog T30 FCF byte decoding masks DTC, CIG and NCS TShark crashes with option “-z io,stat,…” in the presence of negative relative packet timestamps Packet size limited during capture msg is repeated in the Info column Wireshark loses windows decorations on second screen when restarting maximized using GNOME Cannot launch GTK+ version of wireshark as a normal user Restart current capture fails with “no interface selected” error when capturing in promiscuous mode Add field completion suggestions when adding a Display filter or Y Field to the IO Graph Wireshark Qt always indicates locale as “C” Wireshark crashes every time open Statistics → Conversations | Endpoints Find function within the conversations window does not work Invalid values for USB SET_REQUEST packets Display filter dropdown hides cursor Filter for field name tcp.

Skype 1.3 Alpha released with few improvements

Skype 1.3 Alpha recently released, comes with it a couple of few improvements and bug fixes to give the app a much needed stable user experience. One notable improvement in this update is the fixing of the logout function from the menu now working consistently. As commented by a user, this latest update gives you nice sound quality including video calls. Highlights of Skype 1.3 Alpha Changelog Instead of being hidden, the menu items are now disabled when you’re not signed in.

Cumulus – A Linux Desktop Weather App released

Cumulus, a weather app which was recently resurrected by Daryl Bennett, is a simple Linux desktop weather application with a clean aesthetic. Cumulus for those who may not know the history chain was forked from Typhoon (a community based version) which was based on Stormcloud by Jono Cooper. According to the developer, the apps forecasts are powered by the latest Yahoo! Weather API. Cumulus comes with a number of attractive features: Set a custom background color and Location Adjust opacity Choose between various temperatures such as celsius, fahrenheit, & kelvin Select your desired wind speed unit as follows miles/h, kilometre/h, metres/s Toggle Unity Launcher badge Few Known Bugs There are a few grey clouds spoiling an otherwise bright first run Some opacity issues on first-run Dead links Broken support pages Credits panel that credits the old developers Window isn’t resizable may annoy some of you Install Cumulus on on Ubuntu 16.

Skype for Linux Alpha released

Skype for Linux Alpha recently released, is an early edition of a new version of Skype for Linux. Currently it lacks some features seen on the skype app but all of the features will be released in the final version. It can be installed globally but is currently available in English only. According to the developers, this release comes with the latest, fastest and most responsive Skype UI, so you can share files, photos, videos and a whole new range of new emoticons with your friends.

Wmail 1.3.2, a Gmail & Google Inbox Client released

Wmail 1.3.2 recently released, is the missing desktop client for Gmail & Google Inbox. Wmail brings the Gmail and Google Inbox experience to your desktop in a neatly packaged app. This release focuses on code improvement and filesize reduction, in addition to a few great features and bug fixes. Wmail 1.3.2 Changelog Features Added keyboard shortcuts for prev and next mailbox. ctrl/cmd+ Added navigate backwards and forwards shortcuts.

KDE Plasma 5.7.1 released

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.7.1, a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.7.1. Plasma 5.7 was released in July with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a week’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. Highlights of KDE Plasma 5.7.1 Fix shadow rendering calculations. Fixes ‘Krunner has broken shadow / corners’ Make the systray work with scripting shell again.

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) reaches End of Life on July 28 2016

The Ubuntu Release Team recently announced the End of Life of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) which was released almost 9 months ago, on October 22, 2015. All security related updates wil no longer be made available after the scheduled date “July 28, 2016. According to the announcement posted by Adam Conrad (A member of the release team): As a non-LTS release, 15.10 has a 9-month month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 15.

Slackware 14.2 Linux OS released

Slackware 14.2 recently released, is an open source independent Linux-based operating system with the main goals of being stable and easy-to-use by novice and experienced users alike. It is one of the oldest GNU/Linux distributions on the world. Slackware 14.2 changelog Runs the 4.4.14 version of the Linux kernel from ftp.kernel.org. The 4.4.x series is well-tested, offers good performance, and will be getting long term support from kernel.org. For people interested in running the latest Linux kernel, we’ve also put configuration files for Linux 4.

Squid 3.5.20, Open Source Proxy Server released

Squid 3.5.20 recently released, is an open source, full-featured and high-performance web proxy cache application that can be arranged hierarchically for an improvement in response time and a reduction in bandwidth usage. Squid 3.5.20 Changelog Fix icons loading speed. This bug had the annoying result of making Squid startup or restart very slow. All installations should see a few seconds shaved off startup and restart. Do not allow low-level debugging to hide important/critical messages.

Kodi v17 “Krypton” Alpha 2 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Kodi v17 “Krypton” Alpha 2 recently released, comes with an awesome new default skin however the vast improvements in this release are deep in the bowels of Kodi core code. Since Kodi v16 there were 1179 pull-request (code change requests) which hold 3735 commits (code chunk changes) spread over 6679 files done. Kodi v17 “Krypton” Alpha 2 Changelog 10bit/HEVC hardware enabled playback on INtel or NVIDIA GPU that have the capabilities (see hardware specs) Refactor of scrapers Fix possible high CPU usage with GUI rendering Playback improvement on all platforms Support for multiple external ratings and userrating from GUI and smartplaylists Audio and subtitle filter added to smartplaylists Use ffmpeg for loading certain types of images and drop external libraries Added PVR to eventlog feature Various database optimisations Unify behaviour of context menu Improvements on binary add-on handling Rework of rendercapture which is used by boblight or ambilight implementations Removes SAP streams support Added MVC, framepack and 3D switching support on Raspberri-Pi Change certain settings from spinners to a list Further improvements on DirectX implementation Further unify certain skin windows to make it easier to make new skins without duplicating same code Music mood scanning Game controller add-ons Improved tag reading from music files Improvement on Kodi rendering system which should reduce CPU load and pave the way to headless some day Add InProgress node for TV Shows Fix CPU count on Android Various changes to Kodi python API.

MAME 0.175 Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator OS released

MAME 0.175 (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) recently released, is a freely distributed and non-profit project that provides users with a sophisticated arcade machine emulator software designed for the GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems. MAME 0.175 changelog MAME now supports a number of previously unemulated prototypes, alternate versions of games, and unusual systems. Prototypes include the super-rare Konami Kyuukoukabakugekitai, Home Data’s Mahjong Joshi Pro-wres Give Up 5 Byou Mae, and an early Japanese version of E.

Xen 4.7.0, An Open Source Virtual Machine released

Xen 4.7.0 recently released, is a completely free and open source virtual machine monitor for x86 computer platforms that has been designed from the ground up to support execution of multiple guest operating systems in isolated environments on a single machine. It is one of the most powerful virtual machine solutions for Linux, UNIX and POSIX OSes. Xen 4.7.0 Changelog Usability Improvements: In Xen 4.7, a new XL command line interface to manage PVUSB devices has been introduced to manage PVUSB devices for PV guests.

How to install Plex Media Server 0.9.16.6 for Linux on Ubuntu 16.04

Plex Media Server 0.9.16.6 recently released, is a free powerful application that enables you to manage and organize all of your personal media files stored on your computer, making it beautiful and streaming it to all of your devices (mobile phones & tablets, smart TVs, other streaming devices) across a local network or over the Internet. Plex Media Server changelog Various updates to Services and Media Flags (Windows) Localized tray icon to German, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese.

Qt 5.6.1 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Qt 5.6.1 recently released, is a cross-platform application framework that is widely used for developing application software with a graphical user interface (GUI), and also used for developing non-GUI programs such as command-line tools and consoles for servers. Qt 5.6.1 brings over 800 improvements on top of the already solid Qt 5.6.0 release. Qt 5.6.1 Highlights Out of the over 800 improvements, there are many error corrections across all modules of Qt, as well as updates to the documentation and various translations of Qt.

How to install Atom 1.8.0 Text Editor on Ubuntu 16.04

Atom 1.8.0 Text Editor released today, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access tothe file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. Atom 1.8.0 changelog Better environment handling Shortcut for moving text left/right core.

ImageMagick 7.0.1-10 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

ImageMagick 7.0.1-10 recently released, is a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves. ImageMagick 7.

How to install Visual Studio Code 1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Visual Studio Code 1.2 recently released, is a new type of tool that combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for their core edit-build-debug cycle. Code provides comprehensive editing and debugging support, an extensibility model, and lightweight integration with existing tools. This latest release of has some great new features, enhancements to existing features, and a set of important bug fixes. See highlights below: Editor: Ability to trim automatically inserted whitespace, a new key binding to select all find matches, and the Peek view is now resizable.

How to install Android Studio 2.1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Android Studio 2.1.2 recently released, is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA and similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin. Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. The latest version Android Studio 2.1.2 includes minor bug fixes, instant run improvements, and native development performance enhancements. Android Studio 2.1.2 includes a number of small changes and bug fixes: Instant Run updates and bug fixes Improved performance in LLDB and a notification in studio when there are LLDB crashes.

Vivaldi 1.2 released with editable mouse gestures

Vivaldi 1.2 had just been released today, and this release comes loaded with new feature updates and improvements. Most notable feature is the editable mouse gestures so what this means is you can now Make Your Own Mouse Gestures (MYOMG). Others includes new shortcuts, better tabs and more customizations. How to create custom Mouse Gesture [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQvSDd6-ol4[/youtube] Vivaldi 1.2 Highlights Better tabs: The new Tab Page setting allows you to choose any web page as the starting point for a new tab.

How to Install Fotoxx 16.06 Photo Editor on Ubuntu 16.04

Fotoxx 16.06 Photo Editor recently released, is a free open source Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection (collection management). Images can be viewed in scrollable pages of thumbnails (variable size) or singly in a large window. Fotoxx 16.06 changelog Many popup tips were added to dialogs to improve ease of use. Edit Metadata and Edit Geotags were integrated for better ease of use.

How to Install Whatsie Chat, A WhatsApp Web Client on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently came across a simple & beautiful desktop client for WhatsApp Web called Whatsie. Whatsie allows you to chat without distractions. Not affiliated with WhatsApp or Facebook. This is NOT an official product. Whatsie is still in beta, so some features might not work properly. Features Themes & Mini Mode Native Notifications (with reply on OS X) Spell Checker & Auto Correct Keyboard Shortcuts Launch on OS startup Automatic Updates Whatsie Beta Changelogs Improve the ordering of menu items (Linux, Windows).

How to Install Liferea 1.10.19 Linux Feed Reader on Ubuntu 16.04

In this guide you will see how to install Liferea 1.10.19 Linux Feed Reader on Ubuntu 16.04. Liferea 1.10.19 recently released, is a web feed reader/news aggregator that brings together all of the content from your favorite subscriptions into a simple interface that makes it easy to organize and browse feeds. Its GUI is similar to a desktop mail/news client, with an embedded graphical browser. This is a maintenance release for Liferea 1.

How To Install Dropbox 4.3.26 Beta Build on Ubuntu 16.04

Dropbox 4.3.26 Beta build recently released, is a storage application and service which enables users to store and sync files online and between computers. Dropbox has a cross-platform client (Windows, Mac, Linux and even Android) that enables users to drop any file into a Dropbox folder that is then synced to the web and the users’ other computers with the Dropbox client. Files in the Dropbox folder may then be shared with other Dropbox users or accessed from the web.

Nvidia 367.18 Beta Linux Display Driver released – How to install on Ubuntu 16.10

Nvidia team has announced the release of NVIDIA 367.18 Beta Linux Graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems and its available for download. This release comes with a number of OpenGL bugfix and other fixes to previous version. Nvidia 367.18 Beta changelog Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when creating a context on one X display connection, then making it current with no associated drawable on another X display connection.

How To Install ImageMagick 7.0.1-5 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Derivatives

ImageMagick 7.0.1-5 recently released, is a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves.

Scribus 1.5.2 – An Open Source Desktop Publishing Released

Scribus 1.5.2 recently released, is a page layout program for Linux, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OpenIndiana, Debian GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, Haiku and Windows. Scribus since inception has evolved into one of the premier Open Source desktop applications. This latest release of the development version Scribus 1.5.2, is another major step onto the next fully-featured version 1.6.0. In terms of stability, 1.5.2 can be already be regarded as robust.

Install SQLite Browser 3.8 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Derivatives

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to Install SQLite Browser 3.8 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Derivatives. SQLite Browser 3.8.0 which was released end of last year is now available for installation via the PPA. SQLite Browser is a visual tool used to create, design and edit database files compatible with SQLite. This release contains some important enhancements, and fixes. Install SQLite Browser 3.8 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Derivatives SQLite Browser 3.

How To Install cURL 7.49.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Derivatives

In this article we’re going to show you how to install cURL 7.49.0 on Ubuntu. cURL 7.49.0 recently released, is an open source, command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, Gopher, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, Telnet and TFTP. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, kerberos…), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.

ReactOS 0.4.1 (Windows XP Alternative) released

The ReactOS team recently announced the release of ReactOS 0.4.1 just three months after the release of 0.4.0. ReactOS is the best known Windows XP alternative. Imagine running your favorite Windows applications and drivers in an open-source environment you can trust. That’s ReactOS. Not just an Open but also a Free operating system. ReactOS 0.4.1 Changelog Due to the brief period of time between the two releases, 0.4.1 is ultimately a refinement of what was in 0.

How To Install IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1.2 Community Edition on Ubuntu

IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1.2 Community Edition which was recently released addresses two important security issues. The vulnerabilities, in various forms, are also present in older versions of the IDE; therefore, patches for those are also available. IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1.2 Community Edition Highlights User Interface: Structure ToolWindow sorts shortens entry names wrong Having focus in “Database Console” and pressing “close tab” with CMD-w always closes SQL console instead No “Print…” opption in File menu gdb console is blinking and adding and deleting scroll bar.

Wine 1.9.10 released with Video Output Improvements

Wine 1.9.10 recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. A notable update to this release is the improvement to the video output, more compatible directory enumeration, a number of C++ runtime fixes and many others. Wine 1.9.10 Bug fixes Month calendar control uses 0=sunday for firstDayOfWeek tooltips not working properly – message problems Discription file of task configuration \’C:\plc.xml\’ not found dlls/ntdll/directory.

Install Grive2 0.5.1 – An Unofficial Google Drive Client for Linux

Grive2 currently classified as an unofficial Google drive client is a simple Linux client application that simply downloads all the files in your Google Drive into the current directory. After you make some changes to the local files, run grive again and it will upload your changes back to your Google Drive. Few Features New files created locally or in Google Drive will be uploaded or downloaded respectively Deleted files will also be “removed” Currently Grive will NOT destroy any of your files: it will only move the files to a directory named .

How To Install LibreOffice 5.1.3 recently released

The Document Foundation has just announced the release of LibreOffice 5.1.3, the third minor release of the LibreOffice 5.1 family, supporting Google Drive remote connectivity on GNU/Linux and MacOS X. LibreOffice 5.1.3 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users. LibreOffice 5.1.3 Changelog DOC import: handle subset of STYLEREF natively clear cache before disposing rest of VCL prevent cyclic reference zombies Bitmap Background exceeds shape borders when PRINTING or PDF EXPORT RTF import: page number are incorrect Add Plains Cree language to LibreOffice FILESAVE: DOCX Table Width Type and Alignment is not preserved resize image (picture) together with frame does not work Writer: huge table cell table layout issue Pasting a whole row with data crashes all open LibO apps Style formatting overrides direct formatting when using conditional formatting Changing the paragraph style removes index entries VIEWING: OpenGL text rendering performance Font colour icon in sidebar disappears when changing font colour EDITING: Image moving and anchoring erratic behavior on text body style Crash in layout SwSectionFrame after opening particular document Missing Icons in Find Toolbar with Icon Style Galaxy See release notes for complete list of changes and improvements Install LibreOffice 5.

How to install Handbrake 0.10.5 on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

Handbrake 0.10.5 which was released early this year, is a free open source, video transcoder tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Handbrake is also a multi-platform application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Handbrake 0.10.5 highlights Removal of FDK AAC from our binary releases. Please see out AAC Encoder Change Announcement to understand what this means. Updated x265 to 1.

How to Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04

Skype 4.3 for Linux was released a few years back and there had not been any further updates. This tutorial is primarily focused on showing those that are currently running Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04 on how to install Skype for Linux on their machine. Quick Highlight of Skype 4.3 An updated UI Our new cloud-based Group Chat experience More reliable file transfer support when using multiple devices at once Greater accessibility by blind and visually impaired users PulseAudio 3.

Install Vuze 5.7.2 BitTorrent Client on Ubuntu 16.04

Vuze 5.7.2 Bittorrent Client recently released, is a multimedia BitTorrent client based on Azureus intended for DVD and HD video. It includes some social-networking features to share videos among friends. Vuze 5.7.2 changelog New Features: UI: New tree view for selecting files to download in the torrent options dialog UI: Higher UI refresh rates now supported UI: Search for existing data files now supported at the file level UI: Added option to disable the simple library views UI: Color can now be set for sidebar background and table headers UI: Option to disable chat notifications on a per-chat basis Core: Support start/stop and pause/resume for aggregate tag actions Core: Added option to ignore checking downloads when managing the max active downloads Core: Added individual tag based share ratio actions Core: Added ability to control the priority of aggregate/individual tag share ratios when both enabled Core: Added option to prioritize downloads based on seed count Core: Exported stats now include smoothed up/down rates Core: Added ability to reset a download’s file-links at the download level Core: Option added for swarm merging to complete all copies of a file, not just the first Core: Support multiple torrent import folders and tag auto-assignment Core: Added per-subscription maximum result limits Core: Option to periodically recheck ‘out of disk space’ downloads for restart Core: Option to control the maximum supported file links in a download Core: Option to auto-skip files smaller than a given size when adding a torernt Plug: Linux support for the embedded media player Plug: Embedded media player plugin can now use VLC for playback Plug: Swarm Discoveries – more views now support ‘search more’; tag aggregation Changes: UI: Double clicking on a plugin from the overview settings panel now selects a plugin’s settings UI: Brazilian Portuguese translation update [Havokdan] UI: Basque translation update [Azpidatziak] UI: Spanish translation update [Valtiel] Core: Piece selection during swarm merging optimized for pieces with zero availability Plug: Improved seed/peer counts for swarm discoveries

Cinnamon Desktop 3.0.2 released with lots of fixes

Cinnamon 3.0.2 recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest release comes with a number of fixes highlighted below. Cinnamon 3.0.2 Highlights: Cache generated thumbnails Fix desktop effects on dialogs and menus This prevents desktop effects on dialogs and menus from being used if desktop-effects Power applet: Fixed declaration of alias variable Window list: Fixed call on null object Fix handling of device icon where gicon is None cinnamon-settings: Don’t set the stack switcher to use the main settings stack on creation This is causing visual glitches in a lot of gtk themes when changing from the main icon view to a page that displays the stack switcher Fix highlighting not working correctly for multiple instances of an applet ExtensionCore.

Install Telegram Desktop 0.9.42 Messaging App on Ubuntu OS

Telegram Desktop 0.9.42 recently released stable version, is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. Telegram Desktop from 0.9.4x changelog: Bug fixes and other minor improvements Introducing Bot API 2.0, the biggest update to our bot platform since June 2015 Bots can now update existing messages on the fly as you interact with them New Inline keyboards with callback, ‘open URL’ or ‘switch to inline mode’ buttons help create seamless interfaces Inline bots can now send all attachments supported by Telegram (videos, music, stickers, locations, etc.

How To Install Swift 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf)

Swift 2.2.1 recently released, is an interactive and fun programming language for iOS, OS X, tvOS, and watchOS. The syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift 2.2 brings new syntax, new features, and some deprecations too. Swift 2.2 includes support for Swift on Linux. The Linux port is still relatively new and in this release does not include the Swift Core Libraries (which will appear in Swift 3).

KeePass 2.33 released with Improved private mode browser detection

KeePass 2.33 Password Manager recently released, is an application for people with extremely high demands on secure personal data management. It has a light interface, and is cross platform. KeePass 2.31 mainly features integration and user interface enhancements, and various other minor new features and improvements. KeePass 2.33 Changelog New Features: Added commands in the group context menu (under ‘Rearrange’): ‘Expand Recursively’ and ‘Collapse Recursively’. Added option ‘When selecting an entry, automatically select its parent group, too’ (turned on by default).

LibreOffice 5.0.6 released

The Document Foundation has just announced the release of LibreOffice 5.0.6, the sixth release of the LibreOffice 5.0 family. LibreOffice is an open source productivity suite that provides all the necessary office components for small-business, educational and non-profit organizations. It is a fork of the well-known OpenOffice.org application.LibreOffice 5.0.6 Changelog Bitmap Background exceeds shape borders when PRINTING or PDF EXPORT Add Plains Cree language to LibreOffice [crk-CA] EMF: dashed lines in background grid are rendered as solid lines Changing the paragraph style removes index entries.

MyPaint 1.2.1 beta released

MyPaint 1.2.1 beta recently released, is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint comes with a large brush collection including charcoal and ink to emulate real media, but the highly configurable brush engine allows you to experiment with your own brushes and with not-quite-natural painting.

GIMP 2.9.3 Development version released

Following the stable release of GIMP 2.9.2 late last year, Otto Meier had just updated its PPA repository with GIMP 2.9.3 which is currently in its development phase. There is no changelog available yet detailing changes expected in this release but this will be made available as soon as its available. Gimp is a freely distributed piece of software, open source tool that lets you create and edit images. It can also be used for tasks such as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Ubuntu Tweak Is Now Officially Terminated

The creator and maintainer of the once popular Ubuntu Tweak utility, Tualatrix Chou, recently announced that the Ubuntu Tweak utility project is no longer under maintenance starting from May 2, 2016. For those that may not know, Ubuntu Tweak was one of the most downloaded applications that makes configuring Ubuntu OS easier for everyone. It allows tweaking of many useful desktop and system configuration options which are unavailable via native system tools.

Vivaldi 1.1 Build 453.52 Minor update released

Following the successful release of Vivaldi 1.1, a minor update to Vivaldi 1.1 had just been released early this week – Vivaldi 1.1 Build 453.52. According to update on Vivaldi blog page, “We now provide more detailed security information in developer tools, updated our Chromium engine with security updates from upstream and fixed an issue with Vivaldi failing to install on Ubuntu 12.04″. Windows and Mac users will receive the update via our autoupdate system.

Git 2.8.2 A Source Code Management System Released

Git 2.8.2 recently released, is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows. Git 2.8.2 changelog The embedded args argv-array in the child process is used to build the command line to run pack-objects instead of using a separate array of strings.

FFmpeg 3.0.2 “Einstein” Multimedia Framework Released

FFmpeg 3.0.2 recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. FFmpeg provides the ffmpeg tool for converting multimedia files, the ffserver streaming tool, the ffplay media player based on SDL and ffmpeg libraries and the ffprobe multimedia stream analyzer. FFmpeg 3.0.2 changelog DXVA2-accelerated HEVC Main10 decoding fieldhint filter loop video filter and aloop audio filter Bob Weaver deinterlacing filter firequalizer filter datascope filter bench and abench filters ciescope filter protocol blacklisting API MediaCodec H264 decoding VC-2 HQ RTP payload format (draft v1) depacketizer AudioToolbox audio decoders AudioToolbox audio encoders coreimage filter (GPU based image filtering on OSX) libdcadec removed bitstream filter for extracting DTS core ADPCM IMA DAT4 decoder musx demuxer aix demuxer remap filter hash and framehash muxers colorspace filter hdcd filter readvitc filter VAAPI-accelerated format conversion and scaling libnpp/CUDA-accelerated format conversion and scaling Duck TrueMotion 2.

Samba 4.4.3 SMB for Linux released

Samba 4.4.3 recently released, is an implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol for Unix systems, providing support for cross-platform file and printer sharing with Microsoft Windows, OS X, and other Unix systems Samba can be used to: Act as a server for SMB clients: share folders and printers, including PDF pseudo-printers so all the computers in your network may write PDF files Act as a domain controller in a Windows network (authenticating users, etc.

VLC 2.2.3 released with fix to maximizing Window in multi-screen context

VideoLAN and the VLC development team has released VLC 2.2.3, a new maintenance build for the stable 2.2 series of their popular, cross-platform, and open-source VLC Media Player software for all supported platforms. A notable fix in this release is fix to resume where you left off. VLC 2.2.3 changelog Demux: * Fix HLS quality selection and a potential stack overflow * Fix potential MKV infinite loop and improve MKV tags support

VirtualBox 5.0.20 released with Linux Kernel 4.5 fixes

VirtualBox 5.0.20 released today, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 5.0 which improves stability and fixes regressions. Note that this release does not contain fixes for the X11 Guest Additions so users affected by 5.0.18 regressions with X.org Linux guests should continue to use the 5.0.16 Guest Additions for the time being. These regressions will be handled with the next 5.0.x maintenance release. The main reason for this quick update are the 5.

Atom 1.7.3 Text Editor released

Atom 1.7.3 Text Editor released today, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access tothe file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. Atom 1.7.3 changelog Fix a problem with undoing multiple changes at the same time Quote spaces in paths on Win cmd line Ensure atom.

Krita 3.0 BETA builds released

Krita 3.0 Beta had been released today after over 80 fixes had been carried out in Krita since the last Alpha build. In addition to this, improvements where made on the windows build which fixed all the scary G’Mic crashes on windows. Krita 2.9.9 changelog G’Mic is fixed so that it uses OpenMP for multi-threading on Linux and Windows! This is a big performance increase from Krita 2.9 which was single-threaded.

Fedora 24 default wallpaper announced

Sirko Kemter a member of the Fedora project design team yesterday announced the winners of the wallpapers community activity that is expected to be included in the upcoming Fedora 24 Linux operating system, which is due for release in June 7, 2016. Note that Fedora 24 Linux operating system is still currently in the development stage. “Each release, the Fedora Design team collaborates with the Fedora community to release a set of 16 additional backgrounds to install and use on Fedora.

Firefox 46 released with Linux Desktop GTK3 integration

Mozilla Firefox 46 was recently released by Mozilla team. A notable feature for GNU/Linux desktop users is the integration GTK3. In addition to this, this release is purely focused on the security and stability of Firefox on the desktop side. For mobile users, notable features are “Notifications about tabs opened in the background now list the URLs, History and Bookmarks items added to menu” and many more below. Mozilla Firefox 46 Desktop changelog New Improved security of the JavaScript Just In Time (JIT) Compiler GTK3 integration (GNU/Linux only) fixed Correct rendering for scaled SVGs that use a clip and a mask Various security fixes Screen reader behavior with blank spaces in Google Docs corrected changed WebRTC fixes to improve performance and stability developer Display dominator trees in Memory tool Allocation and garbage collection pause profiling in the performance panel Launch responsive mode from the Style Editor @media sidebar html5 Added support for document.

Vivaldi 1.1 released with enhanced tab handling, better hibernation and more!

Vivaldi 1.1 had just been released today, and this release comes with more tab handling options. You can select opening behavior on cloned and stacked tabs. You can close all other tabs by holding Alt and clicking on the tab close button or via Quick Commands. You can further adjust tab activation options upon closing a tab. For instance, you can choose whether to automatically activate the tab to the right or left.

Wireshark 2.0.3 released

Wireshark 2.0.3 recently released, is a free, open source packet analyzer used for network troubleshooting, monitoring, analysis, software and communications protocol development. The latest release Wireshark 2.0.3 comes with a number of vulnerabilities & bug fixes, which includes fix to wireshark crashing right after a capture filter is selected. Wireshark 2.0.3 Changelog Protocol Hierarchy Statistics shows LDAP lines recursively. UTF-8 replacement characters in FT_STRINGs are escaped for presentation.

FileZilla Client 3.17.0 released

FileZilla Client 3.17.0 recently released, is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. Chnagelog since v3.17.0-rc1: New features: Recursivly queing local files for upload now displays the progress below the local file list MSW: Use dynamic TCP send buffer sizes to improve upload speeds on high-latency connections SFTP: Use hardware-accelerated AES on x86_64 CPUs if available by using the AES implementation from Nettle instead of PuTTY Building FileZilla now depends on the Nettle library, version 3.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS released

Martin Wimpress recently announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS which has been in development for nearly 2 years. This latest release features the latest MATE desktop environment, and support for Ubuntu Snappy command-line package manager.   Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Update: Added ubuntu-snappy-cli to the default install. Updated Ubuntu MATE Welcome to 16.04.9. Updated translations and assorted bugs fixes Updated to install Telegram from a PPA maintained by Martin Wimpress that has fixes Indicator icons.

Xubuntu 16.04 released, Ubuntu Software Centre replaced by GNOME Software

The Xubuntu team has just announced the immediate release of Xubuntu 16.04. Xubuntu 16.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years. A notable change in this release is the replacement of Ubuntu Software Center with GNOME software. Highlights and Known Issues Highlights New community wallpapers Ubuntu Software Centre replaced by GNOME Software Known Issues Thunar is the subject of a few bugs, though they all appear to revolve around similar issues.

Firefox 45.0.2 released with fix to video playback crash

Mozilla Firefox 45.0.2 was recently released by Mozilla team. This latest release is purely in relation to some important bug fixes, which Mozilla have deemed necessary to bring the browser to a new client version which requires a physical update. These include a fix for Firefox crashing in relation to video playback with Media Source Extension and also a fix an issue impacting the cookie header, when third-party cookies are blocked.

Scylla 1.0.1 The world’s fastest NoSQL database released

Scylla 1.0.1 recently released, is the world’s fastest NoSQL database store compatible with Apache Cassandra. Scylla will work with existing Cassandra CQL clients. However, mixed clusters of Scylla and Cassandra nodes are not supported. A Scylla node cannot join a Cassandra cluster, and a Cassandra node cannot join a Scylla cluster. This release is a bug fixing release of Scylla 1.0 stable branch. 1.0.1. Scylla 1.0.1 Changelog An error message generated when a malformed SSTable is read may be formatted incorrectly in Scylla 1.

Atom 1.7.2 Text Editor Released

Atom 1.7.2 Text Editor released today, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access tothe file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. Atom 1.7.2 changelog Atom Core Copy active item when splitting from TextEditor context menu Correctly autoindent single newline in Selection#insertText fuzzy-finder Fix slow opening Install Atom 1.

VirtualBox 5.0.18 released with Improved Stability and Regressions Fixes

VirtualBox 5.0.18 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 5.0.18 changelog GUI: position off-screen windows to be fully visible again on relaunch in consistence with default-behavior GUI: fixed the View menu / Full-screen Mode behavior on Mac OS X El Capitan GUI: fixed a test which allowed to encrypt a hard disk with an empty password GUI: fixed a crash under certain conditions during VM shutdown GUI: fixed the size of the VM list scrollbar in the VM selector when entering a group PC speaker passthrough: fixes (Linux hosts only) Drag and drop: several fixes SATA: fixed hotplug flag handling when EFI is used Storage: fixed handling of encrypted disk images with SCSI controllers Storage: fixed possible crash with Solaris 7 if the BusLogic SCSI controller is used USB: properly purge non-ASCII characters from USB strings NAT Network: fixed 100% CPU load in VBoxNetNAT on Mac OS X under certain circumstances ACPI: fixed ACPI tables to make the display color management settings available again for older Windows versions (4.

Wine 1.9.8 Development released

Wine 1.9.8 Development version recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This latest release now comes with more work towards the WineD3D command stream; More support for Shader Model 5 shaders; C++ exception handling on x86-64; Bug fix update of the Mono engine; More WebServices reader support; Support for gradients in metafiles; Improved table formatting in WinHelp; and various bug fixes. Wine 1.9.8 Changelog Bug fixes army men hangs on black screen AvsP Preview window fails to load Multiple DirectX10 games need Texture2D DXGI_FORMAT_R24G8_TYPELESS format support for stencil operations (Battlefield Bad Company 2, Warhammer 40k: Kill Team) MJ’s Help Diagnostics crashes on startup (app provided MonitorEnumProc callback relies on ECX = lprcMonitor) Office 2010 font embedding when exporting to PDF AMD Demo – Whiteout crashes with null-ish pointer read after dxgi_output_GetDisplayModeList Simutronics ‘StormFront.

Visual C++ 1.0.2 for Linux Development released

Visual C++ 1.0.2 for Linux Development just released today, is the latest extension developed by Microsoft that lets you roll C++ code for Linux servers, desktops and devices. With this extension you can author C++ code for Linux servers, desktops and devices. You can manage your connections to these machines from within VS. VS will automatically copy and remote build your sources and can launch your application with the debugger. The project system supports targeting specific architectures, including ARM.

Google Chrome 50 released

The Chrome team recently announced the release of Google Chrome 50 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 50.0.2661.75 contains a number of fixes and improvements, out of which the update includes 20 security fixes. Highlight Of Fixes: High CVE-2016-1652: Universal XSS in extension bindings High CVE-2016-1653: Out-of-bounds write in V8 Medium CVE-2016-1651: Out-of-bounds read in Pdfium JPEG2000 decoding Medium CVE-2016-1654: Uninitialized memory read in media Medium CVE-2016-1655: Use-after-free related to extensions Medium CVE-2016-1656: Android downloaded file path restriction bypass Medium CVE-2016-1657: Address bar spoofing Low CVE-2016-1658: Potential leak of sensitive information to malicious extensions Complete list of changes is available in thelog Install Google Chrome 50 on Ubuntu OS sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://dl.

MythTV 0.28 Open Source DVR released

MythTV 0.28 recently released, is the ultimate Digital Video Recorder and home media center hub for everyone. Think of it as a Free and Open Source alternative to Windows Media Center or Tivo. MythTV had been transformed from a mere TV viewing application into a full home media center suite, capable of managing your personal photo, video, and music collections, as well as keeping you up to date with the weather, a ZoneMinder home security system, and much more.

How to Install zbackup 1.5 alpha on Ubuntu OS

zbackup is a globally-deduplicating backup tool, based on the ideas found in rsync. Feed a large .tar into it, and it will store duplicate regions of it only once, then compress and optionally encrypt the result. Feed another .tar file, and it will also re-use any data found in any previous backups. This way only new changes are stored, and as long as the files are not very different, the amount of storage required is very low.

KeePass 2.32 Password Manager released

KeePassX 2.32 Password Manager recently released, is an application for people with extremely high demands on secure personal data management. It has a light interface, and is cross platform. KeePass 2.31 mainly features integration and user interface enhancements, and various other minor new features and improvements. KeePassX 2.32 Changelog New Features: The quick search box (in the toolbar of the main window) now supports searching using a regular expression; in order to indicate that the search text is a regular expression, enclose it in ‘//’; for example, performing a quick search for ‘//Michael|Adam//’ shows all entries containing ‘Michael’ or ‘Adam’.

FreeFileSync 8.0 released

FreeFileSync 8.0 recently released, is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and synchronize folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is designed to save your time setting up and running backup jobs while having nice visual feedback along the way. With FreeFileSync, you can detect moved and renamed files and folders, keep versions of deleted/updated files, including copy locked files (Volume Shadow Copy Service) etc.

AMDGPU Linux Open Source Driver Update Released

Michel Danzer – AMD graphics driver engineer recently announced the release of AMDGPU 1.1.0 (xf86-video-amdgpu), the Xorg driver for AMD Radeon GPUs supported by the amdgpu kernel driver. This release supports xserver versions 1.9-1.18. This latest release comes with over 50 major improvements and fixes. AMDGPU 1.1.0 Hightlights Support for the upcoming Polaris family of GPUs. Option “TearFree” can now prevent tearing with rotation / reflection as well (with Xorg = 1.

LibreOffice 5.1.2 released with OneDrive Integration

The Document Foundation has just announced the release of LibreOffice 5.1.2, the second maintenance release of the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source office suite. So far, the LibreOffice 5.1 family is the most popular LibreOffice ever. LibreOffice 5.1.2 Changelog Enable auto-accelerator behaviour for gtk new baseline (Cent OS 6): requires kernel 2.6.32 or newer, glibc 2.12 or newer SUM function now uses optimized arithemetic and SSE3 if present, giving a ~5x win for large sums [gtk3] [wayland] Windows have broken size and headerbar drawn over content [gtk3] gtk2 Swing/AWT GUIs in java-based extensions crash gtk3 libreoffice [gtk3] [dark theme] Adwaita:dark not fully supported horizontal/vertical flip of inserted picture is not persisted OneDrive Integration Request EDITING: Text drag and drop doesn’t work correctly Export as JPEG missing something Outline Numbering for DOCX not working when new headings inserted in between EMF: dashed lines in background grid are rendered as solid lines TOOLBAR: empty values in button names not respected DOCX Import: Incorrect display of the headings – numbering style indents EDITING: PostgreSQL direct connection – Default for Text isn’t CharacterType of PostgreSQL Switching spreadsheet tab triggers crash, no data provided See release notes for complete list of changes and improvements Install LibreOffice 5.

Simplenote App for Linux OS released

Simplenote recently released is a Light, clean, and open source note taking app. According to Simplenote blog page, Simplenote first started on iOS and has since expanded to include Android, Mac OS X, and now Windows and Linux. Simplenote app is built with React and runs on Electron. Simplenote Features History: drag the History slider to view previous versions. Collaboration: share your note with others and allow them to edit.

Vivaldi 1.0 Stable version released

Vivaldi 1.0 stable version had just been released recently. This latest stable release comes with lots of new features one of which is after installation, you will be prompted to start customizing your browser immediately. Full feature list: Faster Navigation Speed Dial Quick links to your favorite sites, available in every new tab. Speed Dial Folders Organize your Speed Dials into folders for convenient access.

0 A.D. Alpha 20 Timosthenes released

Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, has announced the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 20 Timosthenes“, the twentieth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This Alpha features 10 new maps, core functionality for a cinematic in-game camera, the ability to share drop sites with your allies, and more! 0 A.D. Alpha 20 Timosthenes changelog New Gameplay Features in This Release New Random Maps: “Ambush”, “Empire“, “Flood”, “Frontier“, “Hell’s Pass“, “Island Stronghold“, “Lions Den” and “Stronghold“.

Uptown Funk Parody By OpenSUSE Linux team

I recently came across an interesting OpenSUSE Linux video called – “Uptime Funk” music video (parody of Uptown Funk) from SUSECon 2015 in Amsterdam. This is a must watch video. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbABy9ul11I[/youtube] Lyrics: This bit Uncontrolled A bad bug, Make my system fold This bug, in the kernel My kernel My uptime ceases Freakin’, Spazzin’ My manager’s mad, it ain’t pretty I need caffeine, a big screen Gotta fix this server in a jiffy

Wireshark 2.0.2 released

Wireshark 2.0.2 recently released, is a free, open source packet analyzer used for network troubleshooting, monitoring, analysis, software and communications protocol development. The latest release Wireshark 2.0.2 comes with a number of vulnerabilities & bug fixes, including new and updated Capture File Support – 3GPP TS 32.423 Trace, iSeries, Ixia IxVeriWave, pcap, and pcapng. Wireshark 1.12.3 Updates HTTP 302 decoded as TCP when “Allow subdissector to reassemble TCP streams” option is enabled.

DVDStyler 2.9.6 Authoring Tool released

DVDStyler 2.9.6 the latest release, is a free open source, cross-platform DVD authoring application for the creation of professionally looking DVDs. DVDStyler has a user-friendly interface with support for drag & drop option, inlcuing flexible menu creation on the basis of scalable vector graphic. DVDStyler Features added selection of player for preview added possibility to normalize audio (replay gain) added ability to choose 5.1 audio and normalizing as default in the settings added possibility to select border or crop to keep aspect ratio added possibility to set default subtitle properties added possibility to keep and use cached files after restarting of DVDStyler redesigned the menu properties dialog joined chapter and cell properties dialogs enabled reencoding of ntsc film (24 fps) by default fixed displaying of video bitrate if video don’t need be transcoded fixed memory leak (thanks to Sebastian Vater) win32: updated ffmpeg to version 2.

G’MIC 1.7.0 Magic Image Converter released

G’MIC 1.7.0 recently released, is an open and full-featured framework for image processing, similar to Gimp, providing several different user interfaces to convert, manipulate, filter, visualize generic image datasets, from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images. Most of the important work done for this release has been focused on the improvement and optimization of the embedded math expression evaluator, and its JIT compiler G’MIC 1.7.0 changelog New features: [core] Added a C bridge to the libgmic library.

Install MenuLibre – Advanced Menu Editor on Ubuntu OS

MenuLibre update recently made available via PPA is an advanced menu editor that provides modern features in a clean, easy-to-use interface. All without GNOME dependencies, so even lightweight systems can benefit from the sanity that MenuLibre offers. MenuLibre is your one-stop shop for menus in Linux, whether you use Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, or Unity. Features A beautiful interface powered by the latest version of GTK+ Create new launchers, or modify existing ones with complete control over common settings and access to advanced settings Add, remove, and adjust desktop actions: powerful shortcuts available used Ubuntu’s Unity and elementary’s Plank and Slingshot Easily rearrange menu items to suit your needs

Atom 1.6.0 Text Editor Released

Atom 1.6.0 Text Editor recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access tothe file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. Atom 1.6.0 changelog Add functionality and API for pending pane items Improvements to multi-pane usage Block Decorations Async Git Top and bottom bar API See release notes for full change details

Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

Linux Spotify client 1.x is now in stable state. According to the developers, “The intention was to fix a few of the bigger issues and then quickly move this to stable. That never happened, since after September, we have had no developers working on the linux client. There are still lots of problem with this version of the client for linux, but we are now seeing much more problems with the old client“.

Telegram Desktop 0.9.28 Messaging App released

Telegram Desktop 0.9.28 recently released, is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. Telegram Desktop from 0.9.27 changelog: Edit your messages in channels and supergroups Share links to specific posts in channels via the post context menu Add admin signatures to messages in channels Send silent messages in channels that will not notify members, useful for non-urgent or late night posting Edit your messages in channels and supergroups Share links to specific posts in channels via the post context menu Add admin signatures to messages in channels Send silent messages in channels that will not notify members, useful for non-urgent or late night posting Install Telegram Desktop 0.

Blender 2.77 RC1 released as a quick bugfix and Improvements

Blender 2.77 rc1 recently released, is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender 2.77 RC1 changelog: Cycles Rendering Improved Subsurface Scattering, and faster SSS on GPUs.

LightTable 0.8.1 Code Editor released

LightTable 0.8.1 recently released, is a unique kind of integrated development environment (IDE) – a reactive work surface for the creation and exploration of our programs. It allows you to have a real-time debugging of your code while typing. This means you get a real-time feedback allowing instant execution, debugging and access to documentation. The instant feedback provides an unusual execution environment intended to help developing abstractions. LightTable 0.8.1 changelog CHANGED: [:app :lt.

SlowMoVideo – Open Source Slow Motion Video Creator

SlowMoVideo is a free and open-source program that allows you to create slow-motion videos from your footage. It analizes the pixel rate and calculates the frames between the videos recorded by your camera. With SlowMoVideo you can smoothly slow down and speed up your footage, optionally with motion blur. slowmoVideo tries to find out where pixels move in the video (this information is called Optical Flow), and then uses this information to calculate the additional frames between the ones recorded by your camera.

Cantata 2.1 Music Player released

Cantata 2.1 Music Player recently released, is a feature-rich and user friendly client for Music Player Daemon (MPD). MPD is a background application that can be used to play music. Cantata can be compiled with KDE support, or as a pure Qt4 application. The interface is very configurable – most views can be shown as either a list or tree structure. Cantata 1.5.2 changelog Re-add all album sorts from Cantata 1.

Vivaldi Beta 3 is here – Download Now

Vivaldi Beta 3 had just been released , and this released primarily focuses on improving performance and stability, as well as polishing the design throughout Vivaldi UI. This includes adding a lot of new settings and a few new features. Vivaldi Beta 3 changelog A sessions save/load In this implementation, you can save all of your currently open tabs as a session so that you can go back and open them all at once.

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.403.17 comes with further fixes to saved sessions

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.403.17 recently released, comes with the latest fixes. According to the developers website “For sessions, we have added the missing delete button, fixed the problem with sessions of the same name and added in menu items for Mac. In addition the changelog includes fixes for some of our most frequently reported bugs”. These changes fix a wider range of things than their titles might suggest, so give them a test and let us know if any of your worst issues are now resolved.

Wine 1.8.1 Stable and Wine 1.9.4 Development released

Wine 1.8.1 and Wine 1.9.4 both recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements, small translation updates and bugfixes. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.8.1 Changelog Gyldendal dictionary needs ole2disp.dll.SAFEARRAYALLOCDATA Lack of ole2disp.dll.SAFEARRAYDESTROYDESCRIPTOR causes Nota Bene to refuse to launch Internet Explorer 3.01 crashes on some web pages (unimplemented function ole2disp.

Kodi 16.0 Officially released with DirectX 11 Upgrade and iOS9 support

Following the third Release Candidate for Kodi v16 early in Feb, Kodi 16.0 finally release now out and according to the developers, this release is a heavy under-the-hood improvements release. Some of the more prominent features released imncludes Event Logging, Long Press, Non-Liner Stretch, Music Library Improvements, Add-On Manager Changes and DirectX 11 upgrade. Other Important Changes: Start of integration of ADSP (Audio Digital Signal Processing) handling (no add-ons shipped yet) Improve image resizing and caching algorithm to improve image quality of images Added support for the musicbrainz “ARTISTS” tag in id3v2, ape, xiph.

Miam-Player Cross-Platform Open Source Music Player

Miam-Player recently released, is a cross-platform open source QT5 based music player. Its fast and reliable, it can read .mp3, .m4a (MP4), .flac, .ogg, .oga (OGG Vorbis), .asf, .ape (Monkey Audio), .opus and more! In addition to above, you can also: Customize everything: User Interface, Covers, Shortcuts, Buttons, Themes Read and edit metadata using Taglib Upcoming Future work Add MPRIS implementation for Linux (Media Player Remote Interfacing Specification) to be able to control the player 10-band equalizer Add projectM support for amazing visualizations A spotify / jamendo plugin to stream music High DPI support (for OSX first) Plugins A plugin system has been introduced to extend possibilites of the player.

Corebird Twitter Client 1.2 Released

Corebird 1.2 recently released, is an open-source, modern, easy and fun Twitter client developed in GTK 3.12, and it comes with all the main twitter features, which includes: Tweets Streaming, Favorites, Lists, Filters, Integrated Search, Mentions/Notifications, among others. Corebird 1.2 changelog Inline media and avatars are no longer cached on disk Videos now indicate download progress showing a preview thumbnail with a circular progress overlay We download higher-resolution avatars on HiDPI displays now The build system usage has seen a major refactoring an cleanup, thanks to Rico Tzschichholz The sidebar is now at the top and dark Favorites now us a heart icon Sending tweets is now cancellable (e.

Sublime Text 3 – Build 3103 released

Sublime Text 3 build 3103 recently released, is a sophisticated cross-platform text and source code editor, with a Python application programming interface (API). Sublime Text is proprietary software. Its functionality is extendable with plugins. You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance. Sublime Text has a powerful, Python based plugin API. Along with the API, it comes with a built in Python console to interactively experiment in real time.

Kadu 3.0 Instant Messenger Final released

Kadu 3.0 Instant Messenger recently released, is a user-friendly, adware free, fast, stable and flexible open source Gadu-Gadu and Jabber/XMPP protocol Instant Messenger client for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Windows. What’s New File transfers Kadu 3 supports new file transfer protocol that is compatible with GaduGadu 11 and 12. It requires encrypted connection to server (enabled by default in Kadu 3, can be easily turned on in Your Accounts window).

Firefox 44.0.2 released with bugfix

Mozilla Firefox 44.0.2 was recently released by Mozilla team. This latest release primarily focuses on bugfix. A notable update to this release is it fixes an issue where Firefox hangs or crashes on startup. Mozilla Firefox 44.0.2 changelog Same-origin-policy violation using Service Workers with plugins Lightweight themes on Firefox for Android do not verify a secure connection Application Reputation service disabled in Firefox 43 Unsafe memory manipulation found through code inspection Addressbar spoofing attacks Delay following click events in file download dialog too short on OS X Errors in mp_div and mp_exptmod cryptographic functions in NSS Missing delay following user click events in protocol handler dialog Addressbar spoofing through stored data url shortcuts on Firefox for Android Firefox allows for control characters to be set in cookie names Buffer overflow in WebGL after out of memory allocation Out of Memory crash when parsing GIF format images Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:44.

uGet 2.0.5 the Best Download Manager for Linux released

uGet 2.0.5 recently released, is one of the best download managers for Linux. It’s a simple, lightweight and easy-to-use download manager, allowing you to classify download, and import download from HTML files. uGet 2.0.4 comes with some bug fixes. uGet Changelog uGet 2.0.5:  curl plug-in: Disable SSL verification for host. curl plug-in: Don’t check post and cookie file if no HTTP setting data. curl plug-in: Don’t assign data if plug-in start failed.

G’MIC 1.6.9 Magic Image Converter released

G’MIC 1.6.9 recently released, is an open and full-featured framework for image processing, similar to Gimp, providing several different user interfaces to convert, manipulate, filter, visualize generic image datasets, from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images. A lot of cool stuffs have been added to the G’MIC core engine (particularly the math parser), to make more cool and cool filters in the future. G’MIC 1.6.9 changelog New features: New command -frame_seamless and associated plug-in filter Arrays & tiles / Make seamless [patch-based].

Atom 1.5.3 Text Editor released

Atom 1.5.3 Text Editor recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access tothe file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. Atom 1.5.3 changelog Fixed files not showing as changed with multiple projects folders open Install Atom 1.

Darktable 2.0.1 released with new features and bugfix

Darktable 2.0.1 recently released, is the first bugfix release for the 2.0 series of darktable. Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. Darktable 2.0.1 changelog: New features: add export variables for Creator, Publisher and Rights from metadata add support for key accels for spot removal iop add some more info to –version add collection sorting by group_id to keep grouped images together add $(IMAGE.

Unvanquished Alpha 48 First Person Shooter game released

Unvanquished Alpha 48 is a fast-paced, futuristic FPS with RTS elements, pitting technologically advanced humans against hordes of highly adaptable aliens. The player can choose from either team, providing a fresh gameplay experience on both sides of the conflict. This release mainly contains bug-fixes and code cleanups. There has been art progress as well but it came late in the alpha cycle and the integration of the assets wasn’t perfect so we did not merge them.

Calibre 2.51 released with new features and bugfix

Calibre 2.51 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with an added action to the context menu for the search bar to paste and instantly execute the search and many more. Calibre 2.51 changelog New Features Add an action to the context menu for the search bar to paste and instantly execute the search.

HandBrake 0.10.3 Video Converter Tool released

Handbrake 0.10.3 recently released, is a free open source, video transcoder tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Handbrake is also a multi-platform application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Handbrake 0.10.3 marks our 4th release of our 0.10.x branch. This provides another set if fixes for common bugs that have been raised over the last few months. All going well this will be the last bug fix release for this branch as we look to finish up the major 1.

Wine 1.9.3 released with fix to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Wine 1.9.3 recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This latest release now comes with New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 44; JSON support in JavaScript; Improved line breaking in DirectWrite; Some more write support in WebServices; and still more Shader Model 4 instructions. Wine 1.9.3 Bug fixes Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 fails to launch (number of quality levels for D3DMULTISAMPLE_NONMASKABLE multiple-sample type must not exceed 8) Multiple Visual Basic 5/6 applications using ActiveX components depend on Standard OLE Types Typelib which is missing from ‘olepro32.

Tor Browser 5.5.1 is released

Tor Browser 5.5.1 recently released, comes with new supported features and bugfix. Most notably, this release features fixes for regressions caused by our font fingerprinting defense: chinese users should have a functional Tor Browser again and emoji support is restored on OS X and Linux systems (A fix for the Windows platform is currently underway). In addition to this, an oversight in one of the patches which broke some websites depending heavily on iframes was also fixed.

Opera Developer 36.0.2120.0 Update released

Opera Developer 36.0.2120.0 update recently released, comes with some new exciting features and bug fixes. Notable feature is now the personalized news, which is now enabled in the developer stream, this feature takes advantage of your browsing history and adjusts your news page accordingly: Opera Developer 36.0.2120.0 changelog [Mac] Reduce size of Network Installer internationalizations [Mac] Duplicate “Enter Full Screen” menu item Auto-login after sync authorization malfunction Monitor won’t go sleep when Opera has animated theme Adjust pdf viewer styles after chromium intake Personalized News: improve performance Personalized News: Localize [Mac] Equalizer icon disappears after draging Tab in New Window WP4 – Visited style of the News articles Configuration hint tick is wrong way on Linux Placeholder instead of text in sync advanced settings [Win] Bigger context menus should work on other Win versions as Downloads – remaining time left unknown when paused download [Mac] Opera crashes after closing Tab via RMB in TabMenu Enable Personalized News on Developer [SP] The gap between the address bar and the first element [ Se Fix theme selector style to be more in-line with mockup [Win10] Align the address dropdown selection color with frame c [SP] Lazy load News images Side panel navigation broken in downloads [Linux] opera packages are missing opera_crashreporter binary [Mac] Opera freezes when going to fullscreen with more than one [Tools] Opera:activity pages keep loading [Tools] Full history is not displayed in opera:history [Win10] Bookmarks bar a little too high Sidebar config panel only previews first catalog theme [SP] Visual fixes Incorrect title on initial opening of BM from start page OMenu resized to tab size in maximize regardless of Windows 10 Speed dial view broken after switch back to it if there was a r Enable Windows 10 skin by default on stable/beta Start page view disappears on dbl click Middle clicking on news opens in a new foreground tab [Tools] History page hangs when accessed from navigation side p empty start page for fast clicking with start-page-web-ui-compo [SP] Favicons of components don’t show up on Windows 10 Adjust the WebUI entries of the Opera menu [Win] Startpage configuration hint hides right after it’s shown [Win10] Make the toolbar / BB icons much smaller in mouse mode [SP] Startpage URL with unrecognized path should not fail hard [Win10] Problems with layout in HiDPI Enable startpage hints on beta and stable Enable on developer Reduce News article count to 20 Move WebUI strings away from bookmark manager private api Use details_url instead of download_url for installed themes (T The theme selector wrongly initialized when created inside hidd Context menu option ‘Change theme’ in the start page should ope Add expandable sections Checkbox size in Settings and Start Page Config differ Install Opera Developer 36.

Sylpheed 3.5 Lightweight and User-friendly E-mail client Released

Sylpheed 3.5 recently released, is a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client. Sylpheed provides intuitive user-interface. Sylpheed is also designed for keyboard-oriented operation, so Sylpheed can be widely used from beginners to power users. Sylpheed runs on many systems such as Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like systems. Sylpheed uses GTK+ GUI toolkit. The newest version of Sylpheed works with GTK+ 2.4 or later (2.6 or later is recommended).

Qtractor 0.7.4 Open-Source Audio/MIDI Multi-Track Sequencer Released

Qtractor 0.7.4 recently released, is a free, open-source Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt4 framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI, are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio. Qtractor 0.7.4 Changelog Eye-candy warning: muted/non-soloed tracks are now shaded over the main thumb-view.

Wine 1.9.2 Development released with GStreamer 1.0 support

Wine 1.9.2 development recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This release now supports GStreamer, support for SHA hashes, underlines support in directwrite, Synthesizing bold glyphs also for bitmap fonts. and more Shader Model 4 instructions. Wine 1.9.2 Bug fixes Gyldendal dictionary needs ole2disp.dll.SAFEARRAYALLOCDATA SHBrowseForFolder: BIF_NEWSTYLEDIALOG not implemented – title gets cropped Lack of ole2disp.dll.SAFEARRAYDESTROYDESCRIPTOR causes Nota Bene to refuse Installshield installer text not being bolded (appinstall) Use-after-free in DdeClientTransaction in user32 dde tests Unimplemented function ole2.

Mozilla Firefox 44.0 Released

Mozilla Firefox 44.0 was recently released by Mozilla team. This latest release comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfix. A notable new feature is an improved warning pages for certificate errors and untrusted connections. Mozilla Firefox 44.0 changelog New Improved warning pages for certificate errors and untrusted connections Enable H.264 if system decoder is available Enable WebM/VP9 video support on systems that don’t support MP4/H.264 In the animation-inspector timeline, lightning bolt icon next to animations running on the compositor thread Support the brotli compression format via HTTPS content-encoding Screenshot commands allow user choice of pixel ratio in Developer Tools Fixed

Audacity Audio Editor 2.1.2 Released

Audacity Audio Editor 2.1.2 recently released, is a free, open source, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. A notable improvement is the new “Crossfade Tracks” effect which can now be used for crossfading two tracks. This replaces Cross Fade In and Cross Fade Out. Audacity Audio Editor 2.1.2 changelog Improvements Effects Noise Reduction defaults changed. Interface

qBittorrent 3.3.3 released

qBittorrent 3.3.3 Open Source BitTorrent Client recently released, is a BitTorrent client that comes loaded with all the modern functionality necessary for daily torrenting which includes an integrated search engine, web interface, sequential download support, bandwidth scheduler, RSS support and other useful features. This latest release fixes a problem that requested “G:” drive on Windows. BUGFIX: Temporarily disable “filename” column of peers view. It has a bug that causes frequent crashes.

Enlightenment DR 0.20.3 Released with bugfix

Enlightenment DR 0.20.3 recently released, improves on the 0.20.2 release and resolves a number of issues. Enlightenment is an open-source desktop environment, which contains customization with animations, effects and dedicated applications. Enlightenment 0.20.3 changelog: e randr – fix randr dialog to do restore right again Fix xbl_avail variable being used when it could be undefined Fix spelling in .pc file e_grabinput: do not pass a faulty time block input devices from backlight list unpopulate all gadcons during shutdown add shelf callback for hidden state and trigger extra hide-on-show if hiding un-defer comp util object hiding if second hide occurs during animation add special case for frame adjustment during first recalc of new clients test given coordinates in smart window placement algorithm remove wayland function usage from grabinput methods simplify and clarify winlist directional selection action code check all corners of an object in e_comp_object_util_zone_get() disable custom logging when eina backtrace is active select mixer popup sink after popup has been fully initialized optimize zoomap recalc during recursion make ibar config pointer EINTERN do full cleanup when overriding existing comp autoclose object remove configs for illume modules allow NULL object in e_comp_object_util_autoclose() improve menu hiding and autoclose make E_DESK_TYPE an int define enforce border_fix_on_shelf_toggle config option in shelf create comp object updates tiler in helper function from either show or damage do not unset comp object native surface during shape apply unset WM_STATE for x11 clients upon unmapping them if available, use wl output (nested) for wayland compositor creation use more correct defines for enabling wl output modules during comp init automatically attempt to create a wayland x11 output during comp init

Cutegram 2.7.1 Telegram Client App released

Cutegram 2.7.1 recently released, is a cross platform, free and opensource telegram clients, focusing on user friendly, compatibility with desktop environments. Cutegram using Qt5, QML, libqtelegram, libappindication, AsemanQtTools technologies and Faenza icons and Twitter emojies graphic sets. Cutegram 2.7.1 changelog: Fix the map bugs, rendered blurry Add emojione to the emojis Improve window border on the OSX Fix mute/unmute problem Fix link and tag highlighter problems Many improve on the libqtelegram-ae and TelegramQML libraries Many other improvements and Bugfixes It’s the last release of the Cutegram 2.

FileZilla Client 3.15.0-beta1 released

FileZilla Client 3.15.0-beta1 recently released, is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. FileZilla Client 3.15.0-beta1 changelog: New features: Building FileZilla now depends on libfilezilla 0.

MyPaint 1.2.0 Final Release out

MyPaint 1.2.0 final recently released, is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint comes with a large brush collection including charcoal and ink to emulate real media, but the highly configurable brush engine allows you to experiment with your own brushes and with not-quite-natural painting.

FFmpeg 2.8.5 Has Been Released

FFmpeg 2.8.5 recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. FFmpeg provides the ffmpeg tool for converting multimedia files, the ffserver streaming tool, the ffplay media player based on SDL and ffmpeg libraries and the ffprobe multimedia stream analyzer. FFmpeg 2.8.5 changelog avformat/hls: Even stricter URL checks avformat/hls: More strict url checks avcodec/pngenc: Fix mixed up linesizes avcodec/pngenc: Replace memcpy by av_image_copy() swscale/vscale: Check that 2 tap filters are bilinear before using bilinear code swscale: Move VScalerContext into vscale.

Lollypop 0.9.77 GNOME Music Player released

Lollypop 0.9.77 just released, is an open-source, GNOME audio player developed in GTK+3, and was created as an alternative to Rhythmbox. Lollypop provides support for mp3/4, ogg and flac, Genre/Cover browsing, Genre/Artist/Cover browsing, Search, Queue, Party mode, Replay gain, Cover art downloader, Context artist view. The latest version available is Lollypop 0.9.77, which has been recently released, coming with small changes: Fix issue with cover drawing Fix issue with player Install Lollypop 0.

Calibre 2.49 released with new features and bugfix

Calibre 2.49 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with a new option to hide empty categories in Tag Browser and many more. Calibre 2.49 changelog New Features: E-book viewer: Add an option to allow only a single book to be viewed at a time. Trying to view a second book will cause it to replace the currently viewed book.

SMPlayer 16.1.0 Media Player has been released

SMPlayer 16.1.0 Free Media Player recently released, intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. Notable feature of SMPlayer is, it remembers the settings of all files you play. When you watch a movie and leave, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume.

Kernel 4.4 Finally Released with lots of Goodies

Linus Torvalds recently announced the final release of the stable version of Kernel 4.4 LTS. Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS among others, includes 3D support in the GPU driver, allowing 3D hardware-accelerated graphics inside virtual machines, support for Open-Channel SSDs via LightNVM has been added, journaled RAID5 MD support has been implemented and various driver updates and fixes have been included as well. Linux Kernel 4.4 changelog sd: Disable support for 256 byte/sector disks fix race when unfreezing sync_action UBI: block: Add missing cache flushes drm/amdkfd: Don’t report local memory size dm: fix reload failure of 0 path multipath mapping on blk-mq devices Revert “drm/radeon: only mark audio as connected if the monitor supports it (v3)” iwlwifi: mvm: Free fw_status after use to avoid memory leak rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix kernel deadlock See announcement for full release Install Kernel 4.

Shutter 0.93.1 Screenshot Tool released

Shutter 0.93.1 released late last years, is a feature-rich, open source screenshot program for Linux based operating systems such as Ubuntu. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window. Shutter allows you to capture nearly anything on your screen without loosing control over your screenshots (tabbed interface).

OpenLP 2.3.2 Free Worship Presentation Software Beta release out

OpenLP 2.3.2 recently released, is a feature rich open-source church presentation platform that doesn’t tie you down to subscription renewals, device platforms, or even the presentation computer! Cross platform between Linux, Windows, OS X and FreeBSD Display songs, Bible verses, presentations, images and more Control OpenLP remotely via the Android app or mobile web browser Quickly and easily import songs from other popular presentation packages Easy enough to use to get up and running in less than 10 minutes OpenLP 2.

KeePass 2.31 Password Manager released

KeePassX 2.31 Password Manager recently released, is an application for people with extremely high demands on secure personal data management. It has a light interface, and is cross platform. KeePass 2.31 mainly features integration and user interface enhancements, and various other minor new features and improvements. KeePassX 2.0 Highlights: New Features: Added menu/toolbar styles, freely selectable in ‘Tools’ - ‘Options’ - tab ‘Interface’; available styles are ‘Windows 10’, ‘Windows 8.

Telegram Desktop 0.9.18 released

Telegram Desktop 0.9.18 recently released, is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. Telegram Desktop from 0.9.16 changelog: v 0.9.19 Choose an emoticon and see the suggested stickers Bug fixes and minor improvements v 0.

Wine 1.9.1 released with fix to 64-bit StarCraft II v3.0 client which crashes immediately on startup

Wine 1.9.1 recently released, comes with a few more deferred fixes, Support for debug registers on x86-64, More Shader Model 4 instructions, Support for the Mingw ARM toolchain, and fix to 64-bit StarCraft II v3.0 client which crashes immediately on startup. Wine 1.9.1 Changelog GetLargestConsoleWindowSize() should not return hard coded constants Geoplan / Geospace popups cannot be accepted or dismissed Internet Explorer 3.01 crashes on some web pages (unimplemented function ole2disp.

Thunderbird 38.5.1 released with new updates

Thunderbird 38.5.1 recently released, is a free, open-source, cross-platform email application for managing email and news feeds. It is a local (rather than a web-based) email application that is powerful yet easy-to-use. Thunderbird is easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features. Thunderbird 38.5.1 updates Use a SHA-256 signing certificate for Windows builds, to meet new signing requirements Windows XP SP2 will not longer install Thunderbird (workaround: Install Thunderbird 38.

PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac 4.2.10 are released

PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac 4.2.10 both recently released, is a frontend piece of software for Wine, that allows you to easily install and run many Windows applications with relative ease on Linux and Mac OS X. PlayOnLiux is free and does not require a Windows licence for use. PlayOnLinux 4.2.10 changelog Wine 1.8 staging is now the default wine version on OSX. The build process has been improved thanks to wine-staging team so that the compiler supports ms_hook_prologue, allowing function hotpatching.

Calibre 2.48 released with new features and bug fixes

Calibre 2.48 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with a new option to hide empty categories in Tag Browser and many more. Calibre 2.48 changelog New Features Driver for Energy Ereader Screenlight. DOCX Input: Add option to have superscripts/subscripts converted so that they do not affect the line height of the line containing them.

Atom 1.3.3 Text Editor released

Atom 1.3.3 Text Editor recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access tothe file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. Atom 1.3.3 changelog Fixed an exception that would occur when undoing after closing a split pane.

Otter Browser 0.9.09 – Classic Opera 12 Like Browser released

Otter Browser 0.9.09 recently released, is an open source lightweight internet browser with the aim of recreating the best aspects of the classic Opera (12.x) UI browser using Qt5. Otter Browser 0.9.09 comes with a number of new features and many fixes and improvements. Otter Browser 0.9.09 changelog: added initial support for spell checking; added support for selecting allowed and rejected domains for third-party cookies; added support for customizing visible columns and their order in most of views; added support for customizing text and icon of toolbar entries; added support for adding arbitrary menus to toolbars; some other fixes and minor improvements.

Pidgin 2.10.12 Chat App released

Pidgin 2.10.12 recently released, is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time. Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems, and it’s compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!

Fotoxx 16.01 Photo Editor released

Fotoxx 16.01 Photo Editor recently released, is a free open source Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection (collection management). Images can be viewed in scrollable pages of thumbnails (variable size) or singly in a large window. Fotoxx 16.01 changelog Edit Any Metadata and Batch Add/Change Metadata: faster/easier UI: mouse point and click to select metadata items from a list of most likely items.

MuseScore 2.0.2 – Free music composition and notation software released

MuseScore 2.0.2 which was recently made available for installation via PPA, is an open-source music composition and notation software, allowing the users tp create, edit and print music in an WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) environment. This release, focuses primarily on stability, with over 100 more bugs fixed. But we couldn’t resist making a few additional enhancements! New Features Playback of trills and other ornaments as well as glissandi and bends, with controls to customize or disable the effect New templates: various classical chamber groups, vocal ensembles, orchestras, and concert band Palette improvements: clefs, key signatures, time signatures, lines, and other palette elements that formerly required drag and drop can be added to a selected range via double click Search box in Symbols palette Zoom to 100% shortcut (Ctrl+0) Tremolo rendering improvements New symbols: treble clef with parenthesized octave indicator, pedal line with release symbol Improvements to Bravura and other music fonts Improvements to the default FluidR3 soundfont Install MuseScore 2.

Audacious 3.7.1 – Advanced Audio Player released

Audacious 3.7.1 recently released, is one of the best lightweight music player – is an advanced, feature rich music player for GNOME using GTK 3 interface. Its got a clean interface, with support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style), powerful configuration options and multiple playlists organized in tabs. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.

uGet 2.0.4 the Best Download Manager for Linux released

uGet 2.0.4 recently released, is one of the best download managers for Linux. It’s a simple, lightweight and easy-to-use download manager, allowing you to classify download, and import download from HTML files. uGet 2.0.4 comes with some bug fixes. Main features: Downloads Queue Resume Downloads Advanced Download Categories Clipboard Monitor Batch Downloads Multi-Protocol Multi-Connection FTP Login & Anonymous FTP Scheduler Quiet Mode Robust Keyboard Shortcuts Computer Shutdown After Completion No changelog had been provided yet Install uGet 2.

Stellarium 0.14.1 – Desktop Planetarium Projector released

Stellarium 0.14.1 recently released, renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It displays stars, constellations, planets, nebulae and others things like ground, landscape, atmosphere, etc. The latest release which comes after month of development is the first correcting release of Stellarium in series 0.14.x – version 0.14.1. This version contains 13 closed bugs (ported from version 0.

Frogr 1.0 – A Flickr Remote Organizer for GNOME released

Frogr 1.0 recently released, is an open source program that enables the users to easily upgrade photos on Flickr. Frogr comes with a simple and clean user interface, that provides you with ability to edit the visibility, content type, tags, description and enable/disable global search results in Flickr. Frogr 1.0 changelog: Use xdg-open instead of gnome-open as a fallback plan to open URIs. Use a GtkMessageDialog for the “Uploading pictures” dialog.

Enlightenment 0.20.2 Released with number of bug fixes

Enlightenment 0.20.2 released end of last year, is a bugfix release with improvements on the 0.20.1 release and resolves a number of issues. Enlightenment is an open-source desktop environment, which contains customization with animations, effects and dedicated applications. Enlightenment 0.20.2 changelog: Add missing function prototype for e_winlist_direction_select emix: Rename parameter bool to mute wayland: Add support for wl_surface.damage_buffer alsa: fix a valgrind warning mixer: only save state if not in init simplify e_mouse_update() code for x11 compositors only show x11 clients during MapNotify/Request if they have Normal state show non-new x11 clients immediately when changing Withdrawn - Normal ignore withdrawn state for x11 override clients during show Set QT_QPA_PLATFORM theme to gtk2 enhance winlist next window selection Install Enlightenment 0.

Battle For Wesnoth 1.13.2 Development Release Out

Battle For Wesnoth 1.13.2 released end of last year, is the third development release in the 1.13.x series and it delivers a number of improvements, bug fixes, and a few visible graphic updates including a brand-new logo. The Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures.

Manjaro Linux Deepin 15.12 released

Bernhard Landauer announced end of last year the first stable release of Manjaro Deepin. This Community Edition, based on Manjaro 15.12 ‘Capella’ features the latest updated Deepin Deskop Environment 2015 RC and will be maintained as a rolling release like all other Manjaro editions. Features: Kernel Linux 4.1 Manjaro-Welcome Installers Thus, Calamares and CLI optional Window managers Mutter/Gala or Metacity Chromium Evolution Libreoffice-still Nautilus Xarchiver Deepin-Terminal Deepin-Music Deepin-Movie Deepin-Game Gimp Gthumb Deepin-Screenshot Evince Galculator Xfburn Manjaro-Printer Xsane Pamac Manjaro-Settings-Manager Lightdm-Deepin-Greeter Pulseaudio Dconf-Editor Gparted Isousb Yaourt / Base-devel Downgrade Download Manjaro Linux

Darktable 2.0 Final released

Darktable 2.0 final release which was released end of last year, comes with a host of new features, improvements and bug fixes. Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. Darktable 2.0 changelog: GUI: darktable has been ported to gtk-3.0 the viewport in darkroom mode is now dynamically sized, you specify the border width side panels now default to a width of 350px in dt 2.

SMPlayer 15.11.0 Free Media Player released

SMPlayer 15.11.0 Free Media Player recently released, intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. Notable feature of SMPlayer is, it remembers the settings of all files you play. When you watch a movie and leave, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume.

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.357.5 – Major Chromium Upgrade

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.357.5 recently released is the last snapshot before the year runs out. This release comes with a major upgrade of Chromium and that can introduce new issues or regressions. So the developers advise that you test run this release carefully. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.357.5 Changelog [Window][Linux] Main / horizontal menu changes: transition to native menus (in progress, more work to be done) [Window][Linux] No shortcuts listed for Undo, redo, cut, copy, paste, select all in horizontal / main menu [Linux] APT warning about two identical sources files: warning will go away from next update [Linux] PPAPI Flash not detected on Mandriva and derivatives [Mac] Backspace does not work as go back in history Empty window is left after detaching last tab Links issue with target=”_blank” No Next Tab (Recent) in Quick Commands [Window][Linux] Prevent tab closing on last default startpage (Speed Dial) Audio icon should adhere to “Tabs → Animation” setting Copy protocol on all urls, not only http(s) in address field Fullscreen not persisting after restart Updated Chromium to 48.

SuperTuxKart 0.9.1 Kart Racing Game released

SuperTuxKart 0.9.1 recently released, is a free 3D kart racing game, with many tracks and with a focus on having fun over realism. You can play with up to 4 friends on one PC, racing against each other or just trying to beat the computer; single-player mode is also available. SuperTuxKart 0.9.1 Changelog: Many bug fixes Started to use scripting in tracks Significant audio performance improvements Smaller tweaks and improvements to several tracks including Math class XR591 Fort Magma Gran Paradiso Subsea Tweak to challenges Better support for driving tracks in reverse Install SuperTuxKart 0.

SuperTux 0.4.0 – Super Mario Classic Clone released

SuperTux 0.4.0 recently released its first stable release after more than a decade of slow development. SuperTux is a free classic 2D jump’n run sidescroller game in a style similar to the original Super Mario games. Compared to 0.1.3, this release features: a nearly completely rewritten game engine based on OpenGL, OpenAL, SDL2, … support for translations in-game manager for downloadable add-ons and translations Bonus Island III, a for now unfinished Forest Island and the development levels in Incubator Island a final boss in Icy Island new and improved soundtracks and sound effects new badguys, bonuses and power-ups (air-, earth- and ice-flower) a halloween tilemap new graphic effects (glowing objects, particles, …) levels and worldmaps are scriptable using squirrel much more game objects: trampolines, switches, portable stones, wind, moving platforms, … – most of them have scripting APIs improved statistics many invisible changes, like unit tests, efficiency improvements and more bugfixes much more… Compared to the latest beta, 0.

OpenCV 3.1 released

OpenCV 3.1 recently released, is the first stabilization update in 3.x series. This latest release supports fresh Operating Systems from Microsoft and Apple: Windows 10 and OSX 10.11 as well as the newest development tools (Visual Studio 2015 and XCode 7.1.1, respectively). OpenCV 3.1 Changes: A lot of new functionality has been introduced during Google Summer of Code 2015: Several advanced calibration methods Deep neural networks frameworks (without training) Improved text detection Better stereo correspondence New detection and tracking algorithms Structure from motion and stereo 3D reconstruction and more Many great contributions made by the community, such as: Support for HDF5 format New/Improved optical flow algorithms Multiple new image processing algorithms for filtering, segmentation and feature detection Superpixel segmentation and much more IPPICV is now based on IPP 9.

Sunflower 0.2.59 Twin-Panel Linux File Manager released

Sunflower 0.2.59 recently released, is a small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins. It is intended to be an easy-to-use and powerful file manager that seamlessly integrates into the GNOME desktop environment (but not limited to). Sunflower 0.2.59 changelog: Multiple file system monitor Drag and drop in same directory Column font size Auto-complete in manual location entry Support for XDG directory icons Right-click drag and drop with options “Copy”, “Move”, “Link” Option to choose to allow multiple instances Emblem support DBus support interface Locking tabs and tab menus Linking using with drag and drop Affected items list in copy/move dialog Install Sunflower 0.

FFmpeg 2.8.4 “Feynman” Released

FFmpeg 2.8.4 “Feynman” recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. FFmpeg 2.8.4 changelog rawdec: only exempt BIT0 with need_copy from buffer sanity check mlvdec: check that index_entries exist avcodec/mpeg4videodec: also for empty partitioned slices avcodec/h264_refs: Fix long_idx check avcodec/h264_mc_template: prefetch list1 only if it is used in the MB avcodec/h264_slice: Simplify ref2frm indexing avfilter/vf_mpdecimate: Add missing emms_c() sonic: make sure num_taps * channels is not larger than frame_size opus_silk: fix typo causing overflow in silk_stabilize_lsf ffm: reject invalid codec_id and codec_type golomb: always check for invalid UE golomb codes in get_ue_golomb sbr_qmf_analysis: sanitize input for 32-bit imdct sbrdsp_fixed: assert that input values are in the valid range aacsbr: ensure strictly monotone time borders aacenc: update max_sfb when num_swb changes aaccoder: prevent crash of anmr coder ffmdec: reject zero-sized chunks swscale/x86/rgb2rgb_template: Do not crash on misaligend stride avformat/mxfenc: Do not crash if there is no packet in the first stream lavf/tee: fix side data double free.

Steam Client Beta For Linux Update Released

Steam Client Beta For Linux update had recently been released for all supported operating systems, including SteamOS/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X, bringing various improvements to the Big Picture mode, In-Home streaming, and Steam Controller support. Steam Client Beta Update: Steam Controller Improved responsiveness and reliability of changing bindings or settings during gameplay Fixed several instances of legacy local bindings not loading Fixed changing bindings or settings during gameplay in Guest mode Tagged legacy local bindings in configuration browser; these have now been migrated and can be deleted if migration was successful Disabled Export dialog when in Guest mode In-Home Streaming Added NVIDIA NVFBC encoder as a separate option under Advanced Host Settings in Big Picture mode Added logic to retry any previously-failed encoding methods whenever a new game is launched Added logic to fall back to software encoding when hardware encoding is being unreasonably slow Temporarily reversed a previous change to the bitrate of games running below 60 FPS, due to an adverse impact on network latency Opt into the Steam Client Beta to see the latest features before they’re released.

Wine 1.8 released with support for DirectWrite and Direct2D, and new Pulse Audio driver

Wine 1.8 recently released, comes with the implementation of DirectWrite and Direct2D, and the new Pulse Audio driver. It also contains a lot of improvements across the board, as well as support for many new applications and games. See the release notes below for a summary of the major changes. Wine can be configured to report the Windows version as ‘Windows 8.1’ and ‘Windows 10’ Pulse Audio driver is implemented.

Calibre 2.47 released with new tool to easily export and import all calibre data

Calibre 2.47 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with a new tool to easily export and import all calibre data — books, settings and plugins. Calibre 2.47 changelog New Feature A new tool to easily export and import all calibre data — books, settings and plugins Get Books: Add plugins for Amazon Australia and Amazon India.

Virtualbox 5.0.12 released – Supports Kernel 3.10.0-327.el7 with latest RHEL 7.2

VirtualBox 5.0.12 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 5.0.12 changelog Fixed the validation of IPv6 port-forwarding rules Improved handling of text selection mouse pointer added LBA64 support for being able to boot from huge hard disks Fixed .

Kadu 3.0 RC1.5 Instant Messenger released

Kadu 3.0 RC1.5 Instant Messenger recently released, is a user-friendly, adware free, fast, stable and flexible open source Gadu-Gadu and Jabber/XMPP protocol Instant Messenger client for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Windows. What’s New Gadu-Gadu Kadu 3 supports server notifications about avatar updates. New avatars are immediately downloaded and displayed on buddy list. XMPP/Jabber Library for XMPP/Jabber support was changed from Iris to QXmpp. It already made connections with XMPP servers including Google Talk/Hangouts much faster.

FileBot 4.6.1 Ultimate TV and Movie Renamer / Subtitle Downloader released

FileBot 4.6.1 recently released, is the ultimate tool for renaming your movies, tv shows or anime and downloading subtitles. It’s smart, streamlined for simplicity and just works. FileBot supports Windows, Linux and Mac, plus there’s a full-featured command-line interface for all sorts of automation. This latest release is a new minor release which brings lots of improvements in almost all aspects. It’ll run smoother than ever! Also, there’s the new Presets feature that’ll help you automate some repetitive tasks.

Install Golang 1.5.2 on Ubuntu Linux OS

Golang 1.5.2 which is the latest stable release, is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. The latest Go release – v1.5, is a significant release, including major architectural changes to the implementation. Golang 1.5, the most significant release since Go 1, features a completely redesigned garbage collector that makes the language more suitable for latency-sensitive applications; it marks the transition from a C-based compiler tool chain to one written entirely in Go; and it includes ports to new architectures, with better support for ARM processors (the chips that power most smartphones).

KeePassX 2.0 Password Manager released

KeePassX 2.0 Password Manager recently released, is an application for people with extremely high demands on secure personal data management. It has a light interface, and is cross platform. This release is the first stable release of the KeePassX 2 series after several years of development. KeePassX 2.0 Highlights: KeePassX 2.0 is using the new .kdbx (same as KeePass 2) database format. You can import your .kdb database from 0.

Atom 1.3.2 & 1.4.0-beta3 Text Editor released

Atom 1.3.2 & 1.4.0-beta3 Text Editor recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access tothe file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. Atom 1.3.0 changelog Autocomplete-plus now uses a new and improved sorting algorithm by default Fixed an issue that caused various exceptions while loading packages Install Atom 1.

LibreOffice 5.0.4 Officially Released

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 5.0.4, the fourth release of the LibreOffice 5.0 family, with a large number of fixes over the previous releases. So far, LibreOffice 5.0 is the most popular LibreOffice ever, based on the feedback from the marketplace. LibreOffice 5.0.4 is ready for enterprise level or large scale deployments. LibreOffice 5.0.1 changelog If interested in technical details about the release, check the following change log for details: https://wiki.

Opera Developer 36.0.2079.0 Update released

Opera Developer 36.0.2079.0 update had been released. This is the last developer release and the last release in general. In this release, a number of issues had been fixed, crashes dealt with, and introduced a few improvements. There is also plan to introduce some Speed Dial adjustment changes soon in 2016. Opera Developer 36.0.2079.0 Changelog: [Tools] opera://profiler page doesn’t load fully Port extensions’ chrome.printerProvider API to Opera Use-after-free when closing Opera on Mac [HiDPI] Pages open at 200% zoom / 50% zoom Show sync button only when needed Make sure that sync authorization malfunction doesn’t cause a kickout Old search term and results reappear on alt+down after removing search term with Esc Adjust hint popups Unable to search in search box with search engine keyword.

Chakra GNU/Linux OS receives Plasma 5.5.1, Applications 15.12.0 and Frameworks 5.17.0

Chakra GNU/Linux OS receives new 5.5 series of Plasma releases, more specifically Plasma 5.5.1. This quick update that followed the first 5.5 release provides some bug fixes to Plasma users, in addition to the many changes that were introduced in 5.5.0 which aimed at enhancing users’ experience: Applications 15.12.0 also become available in the repositories Spectacle, a new screenshot application, replaces Ksnapshot adding new features and using a reworked interface Artikulate, Krfb, KSystemLog and many games have now been ported to Frameworks 5 Kdenlive and Ark have been further polished, Dolphin and Kate got significant bug fixes Kontact suite received many new features, whereas Amor, KTux, and SuperKaramba have been dropped.

Vivaldi Browser Beta 2 released

Jon von Tetzchner (Co-Founder/CEO) of Vivaldi recently announced the launching of Vivaldi browser Beta 2 just in time for Christmas. According to Jon – “Early this year, we released our first Technical preview. Since the release of TP1, we have gotten a lot of positive feedback, encouragement, and support. The idea of making a browser for our friends and ourselves seems to have resonated with lots of people around the world.

Street Fighter V to support Linux with help from Valve

Capcom has just announced that the upcoming Street Fighter V game will also be adapted for SteamOS, with the help of Valve. Street Fighter V is an upcoming fighting video game produced by Capcom, which co-developed the game together with Dimps. It is the fifth main numbered entry in Capcom’s Street Fighter franchise. Following a recent post on capcom website: “Hey everyone. I’m excited to announce that Street Fighter V will be officially supporting Steam OS!

Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 released with updates to Plasma 5.5 and dropping Plasma 4

Philip Müller, Manjaro Development Team recently announced the second release candidate of Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 (Capella). This is one of the biggest updates we did so far. Mostly due the C++ 11 ABI change within gcc. With this update, Plasma 4 is been dropped for good. All users of this desktop should either switch over to Plasma 5 or any other maintained desktop, like LXQt. Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 update: Now have Plasma 5.

Tails 1.8 Linux OS released

Tails 1.8 recently released, is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

PyCharm 5.0.3 EAP released

Having released PyCharm 5.0.2 with a bunch of improvements and performance fixes a few days ago, PyCharm 5.0.3 EAP early preview build had been released. PyCharm is a Python IDE with unique code assistance and analysis, for productive Python development on all levels. It’s an intelligent Editor, with code completion, on-the-fly error highlighting, auto-fixes. Its got support for modern web development frameworks, such as Django, Flask, Google App Engine, Pyramid, web2py, etc.

PHP 7.0.0 released with host of fixes

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0. This release marks the start of the new major PHP 7 series. PHP 7.0.0 which was released early this month, is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world. PHP 7.0.0 comes with a new version of the Zend Engine, numerous improvements and new features such as Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.

Darktable 2.0 rc4 released with more bug fixes

Darktable 2.0 rc4 recently released, is the forth and probably the last release candidate in the new feature release of darktable 2.0. Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. Darktable 2.0 rc3 changelog: an OpenCL bug fixed fixed a rare crash when leaving darkroom fixed a bug in gamut checking fixed a possible crash in lua garbage collection fixed a bug in rawspeed’s sraw handling fixed a bug in circle masks allow toggling tethering zoom with ‘z’ don’t make some modules too wide in some languages fixed high CPU load when hovering filmstrip fixed lighttable prefetching fixed thumbnail color management make tethered focusing for Canon cameras more robust wrt.

MATE Desktop 1.12.1 released as bug fix

MATE Desktop 1.12.1 recently released, is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. This latest release brings mostly bug fixes. Install Mate Desktop 1.12.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/xenial-mate sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install mate-dock-applet Remove Mate Desktop sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/xenial-mate Install Mate Desktop 1.

Enlightenment 0.20.1 Released with number of bug fixes

Enlightenment 0.20.1 recently released, is a rich feature set, fast, modular and extensible window manager for X11 and Linux with a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work. It provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. Enlightenment 0.20.1 changelog: e backlight – avoid seg when comp is shut down and backlight updated e comp – set e_comp to null on shutdown so others dont access junk e zone – handle null e_comp if comp is already shut down e randr – feature fix that allows config to jump to specific screen e exec – fix missing ref and unref for instance event e randr – fix silent free of data behind randr’s back e comp randr support – fix leak of randr info e randr2 – remove auto-clone and now make randr dialog come up instead e randr – fix leak of modes list in randr code e – fix using an invalid icon theme – fall back to hicolor if not exists e – fix leak added by previous fix for icon theme use client geometry for calculations in x11 ConfigureRequest handler reshuffle all notifications on a notification merge disable redirection toggling for the nocomp client fix wl-x11 make/install rules to not include nonexistent DATA files enforce wayland subsurface stacking order when parent surface is restacked apply already-committed wayland subsurface positioning after parent surface move init ecore-x during wl-x11 init to ensure DISPLAY is set move comp canvas resize callback to monitor elm win geometry do not apply x11 randr iface in wl-x11 if running nested in x11 add wayland shell private data for managing shell-specific data do not drop subsurface buffer early after commit from cache make e_comp_wl_surface_attach static and take a surface state set wayland new client focus based on accepts_focus and !

Telegram Desktop 0.9.15 released

Telegram Desktop 0.9.15 recently released, is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. Telegram Desktop 0.9.15 changelog: Sticker management: manually rearrange your sticker packs, pack order is now synced across all your devices Click and hold on a sticker to preview it before sending New context menu for chats in chats list Support for all existing emoji Install Telegram Desktop 0.

CentOS 7-1511 Released

CentOS team has announced the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 -1511 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. This is the third major release for CentOS Linux 7 and is tagged as 1511, derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2. Updates released since we froze the iso and install media content are posted in the updates repo along with the release. This will include content from late November 2015 and December 2015, therefore anyone running a new install is highly encouraged to run a ‘yum update’ operation immediate on install completion.

Openfire 4.0.0 Beta – Instant Messaging Platform released

Openfire 4.0.0 Beta recently released, is a real time collaboration (RTC) server licensed under the Open Source Apache License. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Openfire is incredibly easy to setup and administer, but offers rock-solid security and performance. Openfire 4.0.0 Beta changelog Improvement Add a comment about restarting in Managing Plugins section of documentation Mutual authentication support AdHoc SessionData should be extensible Improve installation guide During build, parentPlugin should be on classpath Update bundled postgresql driver to 9.

Solus Budgie Next Desktop integrated with GNOME Session

Solus Budgie Next Desktop released with GNOME Session integration, with multilib update. Budgie Desktop is a lightweight GTK3 desktop session and its the default desktop environment for Evolve OS, a new desktop Linux distribution released early this year Budgie Next Desktop Work has progressed well on the rewrite of Budgie. The rewrite is now integrated into GNOME Session and uses its phase initialization system, so Budgie starts in the panel initialization phase and the window manager in the WindowManager phase.

KDE Frameworks 5.17.0 released

KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.17.0. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner. New in this Version Baloo Fix date filter used by timeline:// BalooCtl: Return after commands Clean up and armour Baloo::Database::open(), handle more crash conditions Add check in Database::open(OpenDatabase) to fail if db doesn’t exist Breeze Icons

Xtreme Download Manager (XDMAN 5.0) released

Xtreme Download Manager (XDMAN 5.0) recently released, is a advanced and powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, resume broken/dead downloads, integrate with any browser, capture videos from YouTube, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Video or any other website and schedule downloads. Xtreme Download Manager features: Xtreme Download Manager Features: Download files at maximum possible speed. ( 5-6 times faster ) Works with all version of all browsers. XDM can integrate with any browser (Firefox,Chrome,Internet Explorer,Opera,Safari or any other program trying to download a file from Internet) XDM can save videos from YouTube, Daily Motion, Metacafe or other popular video sharing sites Works with Windows ISA, supports Auto proxy, NTLM, Kerberos authentication Supports HTTP,HTTPS,FTP protocols with Authentication,Proxy Servers, Cookies, Redirection etc Resumes broken/dead downloads caused by connection problem,power failure or session expiration Batch download,clipboard monitoring, automatic antivirus checking,scheduler, system shutdown on download completion Install Xtreme Download Manager (XDMAN 5.

Kodi 16.0 beta 4 – Jarvis released with more fixes

Just a week after Kodi 16.0 beta 3 was released, Kodi 16.0 beta 4 had been released and this release comes with more bug fixes. According to the release note, the rapid succession of these releases in a shorter period will help reduce the amount of changes that are included in each one. Instead of a huge list of changes it now only has several which gives a better overview. The advantage of that is possible regressions get picked up way faster and that you as user also get the benefit of not having to wait a long time to get these fixes.

Manjaro Drops KDE 4 for good, Switches to Plasma 5.5

The developers of the Manjaro Linux operating system recently announced the general availability of Manjaro 15.12 (Capella) Update 2015-12-13, which is in testing phase. A notable update in this release is that Manjaro will drop support for KDE 4 for good and switch over to Plasma 5.5. According to Philip Müller: This is one of the biggest updates we did so far. Mostly due the C++ 11 ABI change within gcc.

LibreOffice 5.0.4 RC1 available for download

The Document Foundation announced that the first Release Candidate for the LibreOffice 5.0.4 RC1 branch is now out and ready for testing. This is a very new release, and it’s going to be around for a long time. In fact, a couple more releases are planned after the launch of 5.0.4. The launch of the next major version, 5.1.0, should happen on February 1, at the earliest. Hightlights of LibreOffice 5.

Atom 1.3.0 Text Editor released

Atom 1.3.0 Text Editor recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access tothe file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. Atom 1.3.0 changelog Fixed copying and pasting in native input fields.

GalliumOS an Xubuntu Based Linux OS for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes released

GalliumOS an Xubuntu Based Linux OS for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes has just been introduced. GalliumOS is a fast and lightweight Linux distro for ChromeOS devices. GalliumOS includes optimizations that eliminate system stalls and improve overall responsiveness. Alternative kernel schedulers to prevent system stalls BFS for process scheduling BFQ for I/O scheduling Removed some services to improve the boot time and reduce memory usage Zram for swap, which is a much faster swap than to disk Removed unnecessary kernel features/modules Compton as the compositor for tear free compositing Performs better than enabling Tear Free in the Intel graphics driver Improved Powersaving The kernel watchdog timer has been disabled.

qBittorrent 3.3.1 Open Source BitTorrent Client released

qBittorrent 3.3.1 Open Source BitTorrent Client recently released, is a BitTorrent client that comes loaded with all the modern functionality necessary for daily torrenting which includes an integrated search engine, web interface, sequential download support, bandwidth scheduler, RSS support and other useful features. qBittorrent 3.3.1 changelog FEATURE: FEATURE: New “Set as default label” option in Add torrent dialog FEATURE: Support wildcards for filtering torrent list and torrent content BUGFIX: Fix -1 is displayed instead of the infinity symbol BUGFIX: Fix scan dirs settings saving BUGFIX: Exported torrents now use name instead of hash BUGFIX: Improve upgrade to v3.

Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc1 released with Steam-Native and running Kernel 4.4-rc4

Philip Müller, Manjaro Development Team recently announced the first release candidate of Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc1 (Capella). This release comes with reworked preview of all installation options, some UEFI issues got fixed, it is now possible to use the same password also for the root account, bootloaders can now be optionally installed (BIOS mode) Noteable changes in tools kcm module of Manjaro-Settings got reworked several enhancements to Pamac and Octopi optimizations and fixes to Manjaro-Tools a lvm issue was fixed within Thus Notable changes in packages Steam-Native is now running again, updated the kernel to 4.

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.344.5 – Set font sizes and encoding

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.344.5 recently released, comes with some new features and bug fixes. A notable update to this release is the introduction of the option of setting the minimum font size and a default character encoding. Global font settings These options are found under: Tools → Settings (Preferences) → Web Pages → Fonts Further font related settings will be added in the future. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.344.5 Changelog VB-11060 Regression: Bookmarks messed up VB-3970 Set font sizes and encoding VB-10649 Clicking backspace in panel navigates back in history on webpage VB-2417 Display keyboard shortcuts in main Vivaldi menu and other context menus VB-11223 Saving passwords does not work VB-3879 Shortcuts not working while a tab is loading VB-10304 Disabled inputs cancel mouse events VB-7864 Sorting for language list is wrong in Unicode Update Chromium 47 to 47.

Mesa 11.1.0 3D Graphics Library Release Candidate 3 released

Emil Velikov has announced the release of Mesa 11.1.0 3D Graphics Library Release Candidate 3, which is now available for testing. Mesa is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification. OpenGL is a programming library for writing interactive 3D applications. Mesa 11.1.0 3D Graphics Library Release Candidate 3 changelog: i965: fix 64-bit immediates in brw_inst(_set)_bits r600: geometry shader gsvs itemsize workaround r600: rv670 use at least 16es/gs threads r600: workaround empty geom shader.

digiKam 5.0.0-beta2 Photo Management released with MySQL database support

digiKam 5.0.0-beta2 Photo Management has just been released. This version is the second public release of the new main digiKam version and is a result of the long development process by the team. This release marks almost complete port of the application to Qt5 and KF5 API. All Qt4/KDE4 code has been removed and many parts have been re-written, reviewed, and tested. Porting to Qt5 required a lot of work, as many important APIs had to be changed or replaced by new ones.

Kodi 16.0 beta 3 – Jarvis released with more fixes

Following the release of Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” few weeks ago, Kodi 16.0 Beta 3 “Jarvis” had been released and this release comes with a number of fixes. Kodi formally known as XBMC is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 16.0 beta 3 changelog: Fixed: non-working touch input in file manager Fixed: workaround for MySQL 5.

Open Broadcaster Studio 0.12.3 Screen Recorder released

Open Broadcaster Studio 0.12.3 recently released, is a complete rewrite of the original OBS from the ground up, with the main goals of course being multiplatform support, a more thorough feature set, and a much more powerful API. Open Broadcaster Software is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Supported features include: Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC. Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) and NVENC.

LightZone 4.1.4 Photo Editor released

LightZone 4.1.4 Photo Editor recently released, is a professional-level digital darkroom and photo editor for Mac, Windows, and Linux. It includes RAW processing and editing. Rather than using layers in the way that other photo editors do, LightZone lets the user build up a stack of tools which can be rearranged, readjusted, turned off and on, and removed from the stack. It’s a completely non-destructive editor, where any of the tools can be re-adjusted or modified later — even in a different editing session.

Telegram Desktop 0.9.13 released

Telegram Desktop 0.9.13 recently released, is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. Changelog since Telegram Desktop 0.9.13 Groups can now have multiple administrators with the ability to edit the name and logo, and add and remove members Groups that have reached their capacity of 200 users can be upgraded to supergroups of up to 1,000 members Bug fixes and other minor improvements Install Telegram Desktop 0.

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.340.7 released with Silent Tabs For Users, Netflix support and HTML5 notifications

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.340.7 recently released, introduces a new feature, internally called “Silent Tabs For Users” — an easy way to kill annoying sounds in the browser. Support for Netflix was also added, HTML5 notifications and a bunch of bugs fixes. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.340.7 Highlights: Silent Tabs For Users An initial implementation of the Silent Tabs had bee added, so this just adds the basic feature but there are plan to make this more power in the future Netflix support Following the introduction of Proprietary (H.

Chrome 48 Beta Introduces Present to Cast with Custom Notification Buttons, and Network Estimation

The latest Chrome 48 Beta release, introduces Present to Cast with Custom Notification Buttons, and Network Estimation. The latest release of Chrome on Android now allows mobile sites to present to Google Cast devices using the standards-based Presentation API and the Cast Web SDK. In the latest Chrome release, sites can now add custom buttons to notifications, enabling users to complete tasks entirely within the notification. Developers can now use NetworkInformation.

FreeFileSync 7.7 Released with volume shadow copy fix

FreeFileSync 7.7 recently released, is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and synchronize folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is designed to save your time setting up and running backup jobs while having nice visual feedback along the way. With FreeFileSync, you can detect moved and renamed files and folders, keep versions of deleted/updated files, including copy locked files (Volume Shadow Copy Service) etc.

LiVES 2.4.5 Open Source Video Editor released

LiVES 2.4.5 Open Source Video Editor recently released, is a combination of realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ’s and video editors – mix and switch clips from the keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline.

ClamTK 5.20 Clam Antivirus released

ClamTk 5.20 Clam Antivirus recently released, is an open source desktop application that provides users with a graphical user interface for Clam AntiVirus virus scanner application that runs on Linux-based operating systems. ClamTk uses Perl and Gtk libraries and it’s designed to be an easy-to-use, lightweight, on-demand antivirus scanner for Linux systems. It has been ported to Fedora, Debian, RedHat, openSUSE, ALT Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, Gentoo, Archlinux, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, Frugalware, FreeBSD, and others ClamTk 5.

Darktable 2.0 rc3 released with improved camera support

Darktable 2.0 rc3 recently released, is the third release candidate in the new feature release of darktable 2.0. Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. Darktable 2.0 rc3 changelog: camera support improvements add support for the Canon PowerShot G5 X basic support for Olympus SP320 Panasonic LF1 noise profile and white balance presets noiseprofiles: add Sony A77mk2 high-dpi fixes fixed a few memleaks 3:1 aspect ratio as preset in crop&rotate magic lantern-style deflicker has been activated in the exposure module updated translations darktable has been ported to gtk-3.

Enlightenment DR 0.20 Released with Full Wayland Support

Enlightenment DR 0.20 Desktop Environment released late last month, is a rich feature set, fast, modular and extensible window manager for X11 and Linux with a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work. It provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. Enlightenment is comprised of both the Enlightenment window manager and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), which provide additional desktop environment features such as a toolkit, object canvas, and abstracted objects.

Boot Linux In Just One Second

In this years Embedded Linux Conference Europe, one interesting presentation was how-to boot Linux in just one second. Jan Altenberg of Linutronix presented how to achieve this feat of booting Linux in under one second. Linux as we know, became one of the most popular Embedded Operating Systems. Its scalability, the real-time capabilities and the excellent energy saving functions are outstanding. But there are still a couple of use cases where the usual power saving functions are not good enough: Automotive components usually need to be switched of for standby, because even the lowest power states of an embedded device are still consuming to much energy.

ClamAV 0.99 AntiVirus Released for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows

ClamAV 0.99 AntiVirus recently released, contains major new features and changes. YARA rules, Perl Compatible Regular Expressions, revamped on-access scanning for Linux, and other new features join the many great features of ClamAV: Processing of YARA rules (some limitations- see signatures.pdf). Support in ClamAV logical signatures for many of the features added for YARA, such as Perl Compatible Regular Expressions, alternate strings, and YARA string attributes. See signatures.

Shotcut 15.12 Video Editor released

Shotcut 15.12 Video Editor recently released, is a free, cross-platform, open-source video editor. Shotcut supports oodles of audio and video formats and codecs, supports many image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences. Shotcut comes with an extensive amount of features listed below: no import required – native editing frame-accurate seeking for many formats multi-format timeline: mix and match resolutions and frame rates within a project screen capture (Linux only) including background capture to capture a Shotcut session webcam capture (Linux and Windows only) audio capture (Linux and Windows only: PulseAudio, JACK, ALSA, or DirectShow) network stream playback (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP) frei0r video generator plugins (e.

TeamViewer 11 Final version released

TeamViewer 11 final recently released, focuses on effective usability through new features that address the need for mobile working functionality. This includes unrivaled performance and efficiency gains that make TeamViewer 11 up to 15 times faster, while considerably cutting back on data usage rates by up to 30 percent. The new features in TeamViewer 11 follow three significant objectives, to provide the best user experience, support more use cases and be available on more devices.

Google Chrome 47 update released

Google Chrome 47 update (47.0.2526.73 ) recently released, comes with a 41 security fixes, very tiny UI changes (except for the built-in PDF viewer, which was redone entirely), and the removal of the desktop notification center. The iOS version has added new keyboard shortcuts and support for 3D touch. Google Chrome 47 Highlights: Use-after-free in AppCache Cross-origin bypass in core Cross-origin bypass in DOM Out of bounds access in v8 Out of bounds access in Skia Use-after-free in Extensions Type confusion in PDFium Out of bounds access in PDFium.

Evernote Linux Client NixNote 2 Beta 5 released

Evernote Linux Client NixNote 2 Beta 5 recently released and previously known as Nevernote, is an unofficial Evernote client for Linux which was initially written in Java. NixNote 2 is a complete rewrite of NixNote in C++ using the Qt framework, having speed and a reduced memory footprint as the main goals. Evernote Linux Client NixNote 2 Beta 5 changelog: added the ability to email notes; searching will now highlight PDF results; added Print Preview & the ability to only print selected text; notes that are marked as shortcuts are now visible in the tray icon; added the option to use notify-send instead of Qt’s popup notification; a colors.

Picty r785 Photo Manager released

Picty r785 Photo Manager recently released, is an open-source photo manager designed to help you manage a large collection of photos. The focus is on tools to tag, organize and rearrange an image collection. Some simple editing tools are provided (using a lossless process) but advanced editing and other tasks can easily be handed off to other programs via customizable launchers, drag and drop etc. picty is lightweight and has a snappy interface: All the heavy lifting is done on background threads or external processes to ensure the UI never blocks.

Otter Browser 0.9.08 – Classic Opera 12.x Like Browser released

Otter Browser 0.9.08 recently released, is an open source lightweight internet browser with the aim of recreating the best aspects of the classic Opera (12.x) UI browser using Qt5. Otter Browser 0.9.08 comes with a number of new features and many fixes and improvements. Otter Browser 0.9.08 changelog: enhanced URL completion in address field: suggest bookmarks by URL and keyword; suggest URLs from history; suggest searching for given string using default search engine; allow to use popup with list of suggestions; added new extremely flexible mouse gestures system; added icons for badge in address field; added FTP listing support to QtWebKit backend; added SSL certificate viewer; added Website Information dialog; added configuration module for downloads handlers; added configuration module for mouse gestures; added command line option to print out diagnostic report (–report); added support for configuring policy for popup windows; updated style of error pages and directory listings; many other fixes and improvements.

Fotoxx 15.12 Photo Editor released

Fotoxx 15.12 Photo Editor recently released, is a free open source Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection (collection management). Images can be viewed in scrollable pages of thumbnails (variable size) or singly in a large window. Fotoxx 15.12 changelog Adjust HSL: improved control of the color range to select and adjust. Fix Perspective: new option to automatically trim using the corner markers.

Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 released

Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 had just been recently released. Qt Creator is a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers. Qt Creator focuses on providing features that help new Qt users get up and running faster, and also boost the productivity of experienced Qt developers. Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 comes with many bug fixes, including an ugly, evasive crash that could happen on code completion, depending on how you used the mouse while typing function arguments.

Oracle Linux 7.2 released ships with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3

Oracle Linux 7.2 recently released, is the second update release for Oracle Linux 7 Update 2. A notable feature in this release is MySQL 5.6 Community Edition can now be installed directly with the Anaconda installer or kickstart. Oracle Linux 7 Update 2 ships with the following kernel packages: Red Hat Compatible Kernel (kernel-3.10.0-327.el7) for x86-64 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3 (kernel-uek-3.8.13-98.7.1.el7uek) for x86-64 By default, both the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and the Red Hat Compatible Kernel are installed and the system boots the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

uGet 2.0.3 the Best Download Manager for Linux released

uGet 2.0.3 recently released, is one of the best download managers for Linux. It’s a simple, lightweight and easy-to-use download manager, allowing you to classify download, and import download from HTML files. uGet 2.0.3 comes with some bug fixes. Main features: Downloads Queue Resume Downloads Advanced Download Categories Clipboard Monitor Batch Downloads Multi-Protocol Multi-Connection FTP Login & Anonymous FTP Scheduler Quiet Mode Robust Keyboard Shortcuts Computer Shutdown After Completion No changelog had been provided yet Install uGet 2.

Adobe Brackets 1.5 Open Source Text Editor released

Adobe Brackets 1.5 recently released, is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor. With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. Adobe Brackets 1.5 changelog: Fold Selected Text: Select any text block in the editor and fold markers will appear to collapse the selected text. Instant Search (Improved Stability and Performance): Major stability and performance improvements.

Thunderbird 38.4.0 Mozilla mail client released with various fixes

Thunderbird 38.4.0 Mozilla mail client recently released, is a free, cross-platform email application for managing email and news feeds. It is a local (rather than a web-based)email application that is powerful yet easy-to-use. Thunderbird is easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features. Thunderbird 38.4.0 changelog Fixed issue where messages moves of multiple messages from a maildir folder to an mbox folder failed. NSS and NSPR memory corruption issues Mixed content WebSocket policy bypass through workers Vulnerabilities found through code inspection JavaScript garbage collection crash with Java applet Memory corruption in libjar through zip files CORS preflight is bypassed when non-standard Content-Type headers are received Buffer overflow during image interactions in canvas Trailing whitespace in IP address hostnames can bypass same-origin policy Miscellaneous memory safety hazards Install Thunderbird 38.

MKVToolNix 8.6.1 Multimedia Manipulation Tool (Matroska mkv Multimedia Files) released

MKVToolNix 8.6.1 recently released, is a free set of open-source, cross-platform tools to create, alter, split, join and inspect Matroska files (mkv) under Linux, other Unixes and Windows. With these tools one can get information about (mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a new multimedia file format aiming to become the new container format for the future.

EasyTag 2.4.0 for Audio files released

EasyTAG 2.4 recently released, is a simple application for viewing and editing tags in audio files. It supports MP3, MP2, MP4/AAC, FLAC, Ogg Opus, Ogg Speex, Ogg Vorbis, MusePack, Monkey’s Audio, and WavPack files. And works under Linux or Windows. EasyTAG 2.4 changelog Correct the disc number format specifier to %z Fix multiple CDDB searches during a single run Improve handling of tags with empty images Link to the online application help on Windows Remember the paned position in the main window between restarts Improve handling of file list selection Fix a crash when deleting files from within the application Fix a crash when reading FLAC files Fix a crash when navigating the directory browser with the keyboard Remove a few internal FIXMEs with some refactoring Updated British English translation Wolfgang Stöggl’s German translation update Gábor Kelemen’s Hungarian help translation Gábor Kelemen’s Hungarian translation update Alexandre Franke’s French translation updates Muhammet Kara’s Turkish translation update Daniel Mustieles’ Spanish translation updates Marek ÄŒernocký’s Czech translation updates Jordi Mas’ Catalan translation update Piotr DrÄ…g’s Polish translation updates

qBittorrent 3.3 Downloader released

qBittorrent 3.3 Downloader recently released, is a BitTorrent client that comes loaded with all the modern functionality necessary for daily torrenting which includes an integrated search engine, web interface, sequential download support, bandwidth scheduler, RSS support and other useful features. This latest release have switched to Qt5 but Qt4 is still supported. Temporarily OS X builds will use Qt4. qBittorrent 3.3 changelog FEATURE: Huge core code refactoring. Problems with labels, temp folders etc should be eliminated.

Elive 2.6.12 Beta Debian-based Linux Desktop released

Elive 2.6.12 recently released, is a debia-based linux desktop. Elive provides a dynamic and clean interface without saturating the look. Nothing in the desktop is static. Simplicity and intuitive is one of its best points. The menu is reachable from any point of the desktop instead of being in a single place, icons grows when you pass over them, you have a pager where you can have your windows better organized than in the classic minimized way, you can customize it to look at any imaginable way.

Vendetta Online 1.8.360 with Improved Windows gamepad support for Xbox One, 360, PS4 and Logitech F710

Vendetta Online 1.8.360 recently released, is a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc. A notable update to this release is Vendetta is widely regarded as the first MMO to launch support for the Rift, back in July of 2013, and as a result, this update now comes with the latest 0.8 SDK support, along with adding many new VR-specific features and improvements. Vendetta Online 1.8.360 changelog: Oculus Rift “Beta Test” VR support updated to the 0.

FFmpeg 2.8.3 “Feynman” Released

FFmpeg 2.8.3 “Feynman” recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. FFmpeg 2.8.3 changelog Fix “left shift of negative value -31767” Check subtitle stream before dereferencing Do the xtea decryption in little endian mode Replace assert by request for sample for unsupported TRNS cases Fix potential integer overflow with tile dimensions Fix input size check in dxtory_decode_v1_410() Check that the data size is a multiple of a sample vector Fix input size check in dxtory_decode_v1_420() avoid accessing previous or next frames tables beyond height avcodec/flashsv: Check size before updating it avcodec/ivi: Check image dimensions See changelog for full details

MakuluLinux Aero Edition released with Popcorn-Time pre-installed

MakuluLinux Aero Edition has been released almost 12 months, with more than 500 builds, almost 40 Beta’s, more than 3300 hours of work. Makulu kicks off the 10 series with the release of the Aero Edition, built from the ground up it offers the end users everything they have asked for, a Linux Edition that has a similar look and feel to the familiar Windows Environment and is ready to use straight out of the box, not only does it make it comfortable and easy for Windows users to jump ship, but its Extremely Fast, Stable, and EXTENSIVELY tested for many months.

Linux 3.12.51 released with Multiple x86 Improvement

Jiri Slaby recently announced the fifth-first maintenance release – Linux Kernel 3.12.51, which is immediate availability for download. According to Jiri, all users of the 3.12 kernel series must upgrade to this latest version. According to the changelog, this release brings multiple improvements to the x86, ARM, ARM64, and PowerPC (PPC) hardware architectures. Linux Kernel 3.12.51 changelog fix possible race resulting from improper usage of IP_INC_STATS_BH() in preemptible context powerpc/pseries: Fix dedicated processor partition detection fix entry for HP lt4112 LTE/HSPA+ Gobi 4G Module net/mlx4: Copy/set only sizeof struct mlx4_eqe bytes mptfusion: prevent some memory corruption KEYS: Fix race between key destruction and finding a keyring by name KEYS: Fix crash when attempt to garbage collect an uninstantiated keyring sfc: Fix memcpy() with const destination compiler warning IB/cm: Fix rb-tree duplicate free and use-after-free KVM: x86: work around infinite loop in microcode when #AC is delivered crypto: api – Only abort operations on fatal signal dm btree remove: fix a bug when rebalancing nodes after removal serial: 8250_dw: Fix deadlock in LCR workaround Revert “ARM64: unwind: Fix PC calculation” serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 16 port Exar boards serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 12 port Exar boards dm btree: fix leak of bufio-backed block in btree_split_beneath error path Download Kernel 3.

GIMP 2.9.2 released with GEGL as the new image processing engine

GIMP 2.9.2 recently released, is the first development release of GIMP in the 2.9.x series. It is another major milestone towards making GIMP a state-of-the art image editing application for graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, and scientists. GEGL is GIMP’s new image processing engine, and while a few advanced features of GEGL such as non-destructive editing are planned to be exposed in GIMP at a later development stage (v3.2 and onwards), with 2.

Opera 34 Beta Build 34.0.2036.16 Browser released

Opera 34 Beta Build 34.0.2036.16 Browser was recently released, and this build features mostly the Chromium update plus a few usability and stability fixes. As we know, Opera is an open source graphical Web browser developed by Opera Software and available on several platforms. Opera 34 Beta Build 34.0.2036.16 changelog: Site causes Opera not to accept text in URL-field or in any text field (Silverlight issue?) [Mac 10.

Pale Moon 25.8.0 – Firefox Based Browser released

Pale Moon Browser 25.8.0 recently released, is an open source web browser based on Firefox, focusing on efficiency and ease of use, by leaving out unnecessary features and making optimizations, while maintaining compatibility with Firefox extensions and themes. Pale Moon provides a familiar set of controls and visual feedback similar to previous versions of Firefox, including grouped navigation buttons, a bookmarks toolbar that is enabled by default, tabs next to page content by default, and a functional status bar Pale Moon Browser 25.

Atom 1.2.4 Text Editor released

Atom 1.2.4 Text Editor recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. At the core of Atom is Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome.

Photoflow 0.2.4 Image Editor released

PhotoFlow 0.2.4 Image Editor released early this month, is a fully non-destructive photo retouching program providing a complete layer-based workflow from RAW image development to printing. The individual layers can be activated and de-activated using the radio buttons on the right of the image. Moreover, the layers structure can be saved to disk and re-opened again via the command line. Photoflow 0.2.4 changelog: The tools reset button now works also with curves The target channel selector has been removed from tools that do not correctly implement this feature Impulse noise reduction tool: fixed memory leak Fixed crashes on some Xfce-based systems Perspective correction tool: initial region set to rectangle (therefore no correction is initially applied) Curves tool: sampling of curve points is now associated to Ctrl+Alt+left_click mouse gesture.

WinRAR 5.30 Now Supports Multipart for 7-Zip and Validity checks for tar.gz, tar.bz2 and tar.xz archives

WinRAR 5.30 finally released, is an archiving utility that completely supports RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives. WinRAR offers you the benefit of industry strength archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a key of 128 bits. It supports files and archives up to 8,589 billion gigabytes in size. It also offers the ability to create self extracting and multi volume archives.

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver released

The new AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver has been released for the Linux platform. This version of the AMD Radeon Software Linux Proprietary Graphics Driver is designed to support the following Linux distributions: Distributions supported: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.7, 6.6, 6.5 Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 14.04.2, 14.04.3, 15.04, 15.10 SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, 12 OpenSuSE 13.

Ubuntu Make 15.11.2 released

Didier Roche, the lead developer and creator of Ubuntu Make, has announced the immediate availability of Ubuntu Make 15.11.2 just few weeks after Ubuntu Make 15.11.1 was released and this comes with support for Ubuntu Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf). Ubuntu Make 15.11.1 changelog: Add JetBrains CLion C/C++ IDE support. Complete Russian translation. Refresh po files with latest community translations. Add Twine game editor support.

GIMP 2.8.16 released to mark 20 Years of it’s General Image Manipulation Program

GIMP 2.8.16 was recently released to celebrated GIMP 20th anniversary. GIMP 2.8.16 features support for layer groups in OpenRaster files, fixes for layer groups support in PSD, various user inrterface improvements, OSX build system fixes, translation updates, and more changes. Our immediate future plans are to release first public version in the unstable 2.9.x series that will feature fully functional GEGL port, 16/32bit per channel processing, basic OpenEXR support, vastly improved color management implementation, new tools, on-canvas preview for many filters, and more.

Linphone Desktop 3.9.1 Voice Over IP App released

Linphone Desktop 3.9 recently released, is a voice over IP phone app that allows you to communicate freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging. Linphone makes use of the SIP protocol , an open standard for internet telephony. You can use Linphone with any SIP VoIP operator, including the free SIP audio/video service Linphone Desktop 3.9.1 Update: Video recording of calls in MKV format Clickable URLs in chat view Add buttons to change the record and playback volumes during a call Add button to start chatting without having to create a contact first Liblinphone has been also improved: call logs are now stored in database and video preser is supported, including a high-fps preset.

Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” released with changes to music library

Following the release of Kodi 16.0 Beta 1 “Jarvis” few weeks ago, Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” had been released and this release comes with a number of changes. A notable change is when after you add a new music file source it will now ask you if you want to scan all the files in that folder using the tag data in those files and organise it for you. This was not the case with music files but was already happening when you add a video source.

MyPaint 1.2.0 Beta – MS Paint for Linux released

MyPaint 1.2.0 beta recently released, is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint comes with a large brush collection including charcoal and ink to emulate real media, but the highly configurable brush engine allows you to experiment with your own brushes and with not-quite-natural painting.

Pitivi 0.95 Free Video Editor for Linux released with pure GTK+ widgets suport

Pitivi 0.95 the fifth beta release towards the 1.0 version recently released by the Pitivi team, is a Free video editor with a beautiful and intuitive user interface, a clean codebase and a fantastic community. This latest release packs a lot of bugfixes and architectural work to further stabilize the GES backend. Pitivi 0.95 Highlights: Pitivi can also work on Mac OS X now but not officially supported due to lack of resources.

ownCloud 8.2.1 released with lots of improvements

ownCloud 8.2.1 recently released, is the first maintenance release of their open-source ownCloud 8.2 self-hosting cloud server solution for GNU/Linux operating systems. This latest release comes with a number of improvements and bug fixes. ownCloud 8.2.1 Updates: Sharing improvements: Show path to file in error message about sharing with owner Replaced error numbers with details in the sharing error message Fix pagination on public link share page Deal with NoUserException in sharing code Fix cannot change share info after switching sections Fix changing expiration date of shared link breaks password Various other fixes Performance improvements: Optimize multiple shared locks for a single process Don’t lock if we’re only reading cache metadata Escape like parameter in cache operations Storage improvements: Improve dealing with Dropbox and Google Drive Moving files makes them disappear (SWIFT object store) Transactional file locking database backend warning is only shown when there is another warning.

Git Credential Manager for Mac and Linux now Open Sourced

Microsoft recently announced the open-source release of the Git Credential Manager for Mac and Linux. This follows the release of the GCM for Windows. The tool was ported to Mac and Linux to simplify their authentication to remote Git repositories, in particular those hosted in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). The GCM is a Git credential helper that assists with multi-factor authentication. Compared to Git’s built-in credential storage (such as wincred for Windows), which provides single-factor authentication support for remote Git repositories, the GCM provides multi-factor authentication support for VSTS (and soon GitHub).

Systemd 228 Arrives with New Features

David Herrmann recently announced the release of systemd 228. Systemd 228 comes with several new properties updates. Notable features includes various memory-related resource limit settings (such as LimitAS=) now understand the usual K, M, G. Behaviour of networkd’s IPForward= option changed (again). It will no longer maintain a per-interface setting, but propagate one way from interfaces where this is enabled to the global kernel setting. systemd-detect-virt gained a new –chroot switch to detect whether execution takes place in a chroot() environment.

Bodhi Linux 3.1.1 released to address Wireless Password pormpts

Jeff Hoogland announced yesterday an unscheduled bug fix release for Bodhi Linux 3.1.1. The Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 release which was released back in August had an issue where users were not always prompted automatically for wireless passwords when connecting to encrypted networks. This lead to enough confusion / user frustration that we feel it warrants an updated install image now as opposed to waiting for our scheduled 3.2.0 release early 2016.

Intel Graphics Installer 1.2.1 for Linux released

Intel Graphics Installer 1.2.1 for Linux recently released, is a tool that allows you to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for your Intel graphics hardware. This allows you to stay current with the latest enhancements, optimizations, and fixes to the Intel Graphics Stack to ensure the best user experience with your Intel graphics hardware. The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux is available for the latest version of Ubuntu OS.

NVIDIA 358.13 Linux Graphics Driver Released

Nvidia team has announced the release of NVIDIA 358.13 Linux Graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems and its available for download. This release comes with a number of bugfix to previous version Nvidia 358.09. NVIDIA 358.13 changelog: Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-installer to crash when installing from a driver package that has had precompiled kernel interfaces added to it (e.g., by using the “–add-this-kernel” option). Fixed a regression from 358.

Linux Kernel 4.4 RC1 released

Linus Torvalds recently announced the first release candidate for Linux 4.4 (Linux Kernel 4.4 RC1). According to Torvalds “Just looking at the patch itself, things look fairly normal at a high level, possibly a bit more driver-heavy than usual with about 75% of the patch being drivers, and 10% being architecture updates. The remaining 15% is documentation, filesystem, core networking (as opposed to network drivers), tooling and some core infrastructure. The driver changes are all over, although staging, networking and GPU drivers stand out (and those three areas account for over half of the driver changes – roughly 40% of the whole patch).

LiVES 2.4.3 Open Source Video Editor released

LiVES 2.4.3 recently released, is a combination of realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ’s and video editors – mix and switch clips from the keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline.

MPC-HC 1.7.10 – Windows Media Player released

MPC-HC 1.7.10 – Windows Media Player Classic Home Cinema recently released after 5 months since last stable release v1.7.9, is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. MPC-HC 1.7.10 changelog This release is a bugfix release, with many improvements and a few new features. Completely new Internal Audio Renderer: Uses sanear project as backend Requires Windows Vista or newer Outputs sound through WASAPI (shared or exclusive) Employs automatic channel downmixing Provides stereo crossfeed processing option (for headphones) Tries to preserve signal pitch when playing at custom rate (time stretching) Supports bitstreaming <p> Note that you need to select the new renderer in options in order to use it</li> <li> Windows 10 related fixes: <ul> <li> Improved mouse behavior </li> <li> Fixed volume control with scroll wheel </li> <li> Window snapping to desktop edges </li> </ul> </li> <li> Allow hardware decoding of UHD video with AMD cards </li> <li> Big video rendering stability improvement </li> <li> New Indonesian, Lithuanian and Punjabi translations </li></ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <a href="https://mpc-hc.

Enlightenment DR 0.19.13 released as bugfix improvement on the 0.19.12 release

Enlightenment DR 0.19.13 recently released, is a rich feature set, fast, modular and extensible window manager for X11 and Linux with a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work. It provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. Enlightenment is comprised of both the Enlightenment window manager and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), which provide additional desktop environment features such as a toolkit, object canvas, and abstracted objects.

Docker 1.9.1 RC1 released with lots of bug fixes

Docker 1.9.1 rc1 recently released, fixes some bugs and addresses some security issues. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins for developing, shipping, and running applications. Docker is designed to deliver your applications faster. With Docker you can separate your applications from your infrastructure and treat your infrastructure like a managed application. Docker 1.9.1 – rc1 changelog Runtime Do not prevent daemon from booting if images could not be restored Force IPC mount to unmount on daemon shutdown/init Turn IPC unmount errors into warnings Fix docker stats performance regression Clarify cryptic error message upon docker logs if –log-driver=none Fix seldom panics Fix opq whiteouts problems for files with dot prefix devicemapper: try defaulting to xfs instead of ext4 for performance reasons selinux: only relabel if user requested so with the z option Client Fix docker login on windows Fix bug with docker inspect output when not connected to daemon Fix docker inspect -f {{.

Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 Linux released with KDE Plasma update

The Netrunner Team recently announced the release of Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 Linux – 64bit version. (Note that the 32bit version currently remains at 2015.09). Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 has been updated with packages from KDE Plasma and KDE Applications. Other Updates: The desktop is at Plasma 5.4.2 together with KDE Applications 15.08.2 and many more applications and libraries updated to their latest versions. Firefox with built-in Plasma-support is at 42.

FFmpeg 2.8.2 released – Install on Linux Distros

FFmpeg 2.8.2 “Feynman” recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. This release includes all changes from ffmpeg-mt, libav master of 2015-08-28, libav 11 as of 2015-08-28. FFmpeg 2.8.2 changelog See changelog for full details Install FFmpeg 2.8.2 on Ubuntu OS sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ffmpeg-real sudo ln -sf /opt/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg /usr/bin/ffmpeg Remove FFmpeg 2.

Wine 1.7.55 released with various fixes for Microsoft Office 2013 support

Wine 1.7.55 which was recently released, now comes with Pulse audio driver support, Various fixes for Microsoft Office 2013 support, Some more implementation of the Web Services DLL, More fixes for the latest C runtime version, Improvements to the Makefile generation and various bug fixes. Wine 1.7.55 changelog Unable to get keyboard / mouse input in multiple games Adobe Premiere 6 video playback broken Wine should support PulseAudio Adobe AIR / Adobe Media Player pre 2 never shows GUI Resolume Avenue 3.

Calibre 2.44 released with new features and bugfixes

Calibre 2.44 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release fixes the Amazon metadata download, due to website change at amazon.com that prevented ratings from being downloaded. Calibre 2.44 changelog New Features Allow setting the cover for a book from one of the book’s formats by right clicking on the format in the Book details panel.

Opera 35 Developer released with Mute me baby option

Opera 35 Developer was recently released and its uses Chromium 48 as it’s code base. As we know, Opera is an open source graphical Web browser developed by Opera Software and available on several platforms. Opera 35 Developer Changelog: Simple settings section – so that the most common settings are all together on one page, Further downloads improvements – Opera should ask you if you really want to close it and stop currently ongoing download, Sync – annoying duplicates creation should finally be solved in this cycle, Easier way to turn bookmarks bar on/off.

Kubuntu 15.10 HD Screenshots

Kubuntu 15.10 which had been released a while now, is a linux distribution based on ubuntu 15.10 and it comes with the latest version of KDE Plasma 5.4.2 as default desktop environment. As ubuntu 15.10, Kubuntu 15.10 used linux kernel 4.2, it ships with KDE applications 15.04 that containing all your favorite apps based on KDE. Non-KDE application also included such as Firefox 41 and LibreOffice 5. Let’s take a quick tour at the amazing Plasma 5.

Vivaldi Web Browser Snapshot 1.0.321.3 released – Improves Tab closing and extension fixes

Following the successful move of Vivaldi to Beta stage, Vivaldi recently released its first snaphot 1.0.321.3 of its free web browser packed with almost 50 bugs fixes and with further improvements with tab behaviour. The two key fixes that users were waiting for are: backspace once again navigates in history and several more popular extensions are now working correctly. Vivaldi Web Browser Snapshot 1.0.321.3 update: Tab closing The Tab Closing behaviour had been tweaked, so that tabs do not immediately resize.

Manjaro 15.12 preview 2 released with XFCE 4.12, KDE Plasma 5.4.3, 4.3.0 kernel Support

Philip Müller, Manjaro Development Team recently announced the release of Manjaro 15.12 Preview 2. This release comes with XFCE 4.12, KDE Plasma 5.4.3, 4.3.0 kernel and all the usual Manjaro and upstream updates. We worked mostly on our tools and the graphical installers. Noteable Calamares changes are: we reworked our preview of all installation options some UEFI issues got fixed it is now possible to use the same password also for the root account bootloaders can now be optionally installed Noteable changes in our tools: kcm module of Manjaro-Settings got reworked several enhancements to Pamac and Octopi optimizations and fixes to Manjaro-Tools a lvm issue was fixed within Thus Download here

Ubuntu Make 15.11.1 released and available for download

Didier Roche, the lead developer and creator of Ubuntu Make, has announced the immediate availability for download of Ubuntu Make 15.11.1 for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf). Ubuntu Make 15.11.1 changelog: Added support for Netbeans IDE, with possibility of extension to support its flavours Add large and initial support for medium tests Add Rust support, installing the latest rust compiler and tools version.

Virtualbox 5.0.10 released with added basic support for X.Org Server 1.18

VirtualBox 5.0.10 released with added basic support for X.Org Server 1.18. Virtualbox is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 5.0.10 changelog VMM: improved support for certain Intel Atom CPUs VMM: system register emulation fix GUI: fixed immediate screenshot issue GUI: fixed another 3D overlay window reparenting issue when the VM is switched to fullscreen mode on X11 hosts GUI: fixed help index GUI: fixed state synchronization issue in the VM manager window when VM was paused from its runtime window Audio: fixed suspending/resuming audio streams on VM pause/unpause Audio: properly reset AC97 audio streams, otherwise there is silence until a non-48 kHz stream is played Audio: fixed a small emulation quirk of the AD1980 codec of the HDA device to make recent linux guests work USB: serveral fixes for the xHCI controller USB: fixed a crash under certain conditions on hosts with Linux kernels older than version 3.

QupZilla 1.8.9 Web Browser released with new logo

QupZilla 1.8.9 recently released, is a new and very fast QtWebKit browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. QupZilla has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. You can manage RSS feeds with an included RSS reader, block ads with a builtin AdBlock plugin, block Flash content with Click2Flash and edit the local CA Certificates database with an SSL Manager.

Install Kernel 4.2.6 on CentOS 7

Greg Kroah-Hartman recently announced the sixth maintenance release of the Linux 4.2 kernel series. According to the diff from Linux kernel 4.2.5, the new maintenance release is here to add various improvements to the ARM, ARM64, PowerPC (PPC), and x86 hardware architectures. Moreover, it fixes several issues in the Btrfs and OverlayFS filesystems, repairs a couple of networking problems, mostly related to mac80211 and Netfilter, as well as to adds a few mm and sound enhancements.

AntiX MX 15 Linux Distro (codename ‘Fusion’) first Beta release is Based on Debian 8.2

antiX development team have just announced the first public beta of MX-15 (codename ‘Fusion’) based on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.2) with extra enhancements from our packaging team. Just like MX-14, this release defaults to sysVinit (though systemd is available once installed for those that prefer to use it). Available in 32 and 64 bit. The 32 bit version (c1.1GB) ships with 2 stable 3.16 Debian kernels (pae and non-pae), while the 64 bit (c1GB) comes with the more recent kernel 4.

Audacious 3.7 released with Internet streaming recording now possible while playing

Audacious 3.7 recently released, is one of the best lightweight music player – is an advanced, feature rich music player for GNOME using GTK 3 interface. In this release, the Qt interface can be customized with several new appearance settings. Many other small fixes and improvements, such as a visualizer in the info bar, have been made to bring the interface closer to feature-parity with the GTK+ interface. Audacious 3.7 bugfixes New features Playlists can be shuffled by whole albums rather than single tracks.

Blender 2.76 released with absolute grid snapping in the 3D view

Blender 2.76 recently released, is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender 2.76 highlights Initial support for Pixar’s OpenSubdiv geometry subdivision technology.

Rapid Photo Downloader 0.4.11 for Linux released with fix to a critical bug

Rapid Photo Downloader 0.4.11 for Linux released recently last month, is written by a photographer for professional and amateur photographers. Its goal is to be the best photo and video downloader for the Linux Desktop. This latest release, fixes a critical bug for users with systems that use the Pillow library version 3.0 or higher. Moreover, Brazilian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish translations have been updated.

FileZilla FTP Client 3.14.1 released – Download Now

Filezilla Client 3.14.1 recently released, is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. Filezilla Client 3.14.1 changelog: New features: For third-party builds, add configure flag to allow using system ciphers for FTP over TLS.

MATE Desktop 1.12 released with improvement on Multi monitor support

MATE Desktop 1.12 Desktop Environment recently released, the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. MATE 1.12 changelog Fixes and improvements for GTK3 support across the entire MATE Desktop including GTK 3.18 support. Touchpad support is significantly improved and now features multi touch and natural scrolling. Multi monitor support has been improved so the display settings use output names and the revised UI lets you set the primary monitor.

Krita 2.9.9 Paint App released with lots of bugfixes

Krita 2.9.9 recently released, is a robust, fast and flexible painting application that makes creating art from scratch or existing resources a fun and productive experience. This latest release comes with an improved performance when adding empty layers and masks by not updating the image. Krita 2.9.9 changelog Features Show a message when trying to use the freehand brush tool on a vector layer Add a ctrl-m shortcut for calling up the Color Curves filter dialog.

Vinux 5.0 released and features both Unity Desktop, Gnome-shell and Mate

The Vinux team has announced the release of Vinux 5.0 desktop image. This release features not just the Unity Desktop, but Gnome-shell and the ever popular Gnome 2 fork called Mate. Vinux 5.0 is based upon Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.0.4.3 LTS. Some of the highlights in Vinux 5.0 New re-designed Vinux boot logo. Up to date accessibility infrastructure. Current Gnome-Orca and accessibility framework.

Drawpile 1.0.2 a Paint Drawing App released with more bugfix

Drawpile 1.0.2 a Paint Drawing App recently released, is an open source, oriented drawing program which is similar to OpenCanvas, and it’s used for creating sketches. In addition to other features, DrawPile allows you to share your drawings live with other users over the internet, and you can draw simultaneously on the same picture. DrawPile 1.0.2 update: New feature: added option to split serverside recordings at each snapshot The “/force_snapshot” command is now available outside debug mode Fixed selection content stretching if selection was partially outside the canvas Improved URL detection in chat Simplified history conflict resolution (fixes some lagging issues) Hidden layers are no longer saved in a flattened image Fixed tablet pressure glitch at the beginning of a stroke Faster loading of OpenRaster images with a solid background layer Install DrawPile 1.

Tor Browser 5.0.4 is released with important security updates

Tor Browser 5.0.4 recently released, is based on Firefox ESR 31.7.0 and features important security updates to Firefox. In addition to this, Yan Zhu’s fix was included for not leaking the Referer header when leaving a .onion domain and are shipping an updated NoScript version. Tor Browser 5.0.4 changelog All Platforms Update Firefox to 38.4.0esr Update NoScript to 2.6.9.39 Update Torbutton to 1.9.3.5 Bug 9623: Spoof Referer when leaving a .

Manjaro i3 15.11 released

The Manjaro community has recently announced the release of Manjaro i3 15.11. This latest edition features i3-wm 4.11 of the next-branch including sticky windows and i3-gaps. This was made possible by i3-developer Airblader on the implementation of the new functions. Manjaro i3 is now fully maintained by packages and aims to be pre-configured for all basic needs while remaining completely customizable. Dmenu-manjaro 4.5.1 offers recency-awareness and mouse-interaction and has a designated config-file for appearance and terminal preferences.

Fedora 23 official version released with newest GNOME desktop

The official version of Fedora 23 is now available for download and install. As earlier announced during the alpha release, Fedora 23 comes with a number of changes that will improve all of the editions. For example, Fedora 23 is making use of compiler flags to help improve security by “hardening” the binaries against memory corruption vulnerabilities, buffer overflows, and so on. This is a “behind the scenes” change that most users won’t notice through normal use of a Fedora edition, but should help provide additional system security.

Tails 1.7 Debian Distro released

Tails 1.7 recently released, is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Mozilla Firefox 42.0 released, now offers Private Browsing with Tracking Protection

Mozilla Firefox 42.0 for desktop had been released and available for download and install. This latest release comes with various bugfix and some additional new features one of which is providing Private Browsing with Tracking Protection, which blocks certain Web elements that could be used to record your behavior across sites. Mozilla Firefox 42.0 changelog New: Private Browsing with Tracking Protection blocks certain Web elements that could be used to record your behavior across sites Control Center that contains site security and privacy controls Indicator added to tabs that play audio with one-click muting WebRTC improvements: IPV6 support Preferences for controlling ICE candidate generation and IP exposure Hooks for extensions to allow/deny createOffer/Answer Improved ability for applications to monitor and control which devices are used in getUserMedia Login Manager improvements: Improved heuristics to save usernames and passwords Edit and show all logins in line, Copy/Paste usernames/passwords from the Context menu Migration imports your passwords to Firefox from Google Chrome for Windows and Internet Explorer; import anytime from the Login Manager Changed: HTML5 Improved performance on interactive websites that trigger a lot of restyles Implemented ES6 Reflect Support ImageBitmap and createImageBitmap() Media Source Extension for HTML5 video available for all sites DEVELOPER Remote website debugging over WiFi (no USB cable or ADB needed) View HTML source in a tab Asynchronous call stacks now allow web developers to follow the code flow through setTimeout, DOM event handlers, and Promise handlers.

GNOME 3.19.1 released

Javier Jardón recently announced the release of Gnome 3.19.1. This latest release has led to development work beginning on the next GNOME release, GNOME 3.20. Gnome 3.19.1 comes with a number of new features, Various UI improvements and bugfixes since release 3.18.1. Preview of some changes since v3.18.1 Bugfix: Use OAuth2 for Google sources – Evolution-Data-Server Bugfix : Explicitly link required libraries for gnome-calculator and gcalcmd binaries – gnome-calculator Respect text-scaling factor under wayland – gnome-shell Show the Bluetooth submenu when there were setup devices – gnome-shell Fix some theme issues – gnome-shell-extensions gtksourceview New class: GtkSourceTag with a draw-spaces property Drop build dependency on intltool, use upstream gettext and ITS Tool instead Completion windows: don’t add space for scrollbars Do not show undo/redo in context menu if undo/redo is disabled Bracket matching: several bug fixes, unit tests written, code simplified Other small code improvements

MPV 0.12.0 Video Player released

MPV 0.12.0 Video Player recently released, is a free, open source, and cross-platform movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. MPV is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more new features. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. MPV 0.12.0 changelog Features New vo_opengl: support new VAAPI EGL interop (requires Mesa 11) vo_opengl: vaapi: add Wayland support bring back the x11 video output vo_opengl: support all kinds of GBRP formats Removed video: remove VDA support (VideoToolbox is preferred) Behavior vo_opengl: enable X11 EGL backend by default (disabled for NVIDIA due to driver bugs) ytdl: don’t override user-set format in no-video mode sub: adjust behavior on mismatching video/subtitle aspect ratio Options and Commands

uGet 2.0.2 the Best Download Manager for Linux released

uGet 2.0.2 recently released, is one of the best download managers for Linux. It’s a simple, lightweight and easy-to-use download manager, allowing you to classify download, and import download from HTML files. uGet 2.0.2 comes with some added new features and including some bug fixes. uGet 2.0.2 changelog curl plug-in: fix memory leak and avoid accessing NULL pointer. curl plug-in: create new file with correct size if file size is not the same.

G’MIC 1.6.7 Magic Image Converter released

G’MIC 1.6.7 recently released, is an open and full-featured framework for image processing, similar to Gimp, providing several different user interfaces to convert, manipulate, filter, visualize generic image datasets, from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images. G’MIC 1.6.7 changelog New features: New native command -patchmatch that is able to find a correspondence map between two images, by comparing their respective patches. When updating a variable value in G’MIC (ouside the math parser), you can now use the math operators +=,-=,…= for numeric variables (the same as in C).

Spark IM 2.7.3 Instant Messaging client released

Spark IM 2.7.3 Instant Messaging client recently released, is an Open Source, cross-platform IM client optimized for businesses and organizations. It features built-in support for group chat, telephony integration, and strong security. This release contains minor fixes and features. Such as an updated build script to support newest versions of IzPack, Ant and Java. Various places in the interface have been fixed to use translations instead of default Yes and No options.

Kodi 15.2 Isengard released with improved Android screen zoom

Kodi 15.2 Isengard which was officially released, is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 15.2 addresses some bugs introduced in Kodi 15, the biggest of the fixes is for those running Kodi on Android phones seeing issue with zoomed in videos screens and refresh-rate switching errors. Kodi 15.2 Isengard changelog Fix non DVB subtitles Fix incompatible MySQL queries Improvements on PulseAudio for Linux Fix multi images in grouplists/layouts Updated PVR add-ons: Tvheadend HTSP and MythTV Fix refresh-rate switching on Android.

It looks like Google OnHub Router Is Using A Custom Version Of ChromeOS

As you may remember, Google and TP-Link have announced that Google OnHub Router, a premium router that was first said to run a modified version of Gentoo, one of the oldest Linux distributions. It is a modern dual-band wireless router, operating networks on both 2.4GHz and 5GH frequencies. But a bunch of geeks have disassembled the router and studied it closely, discovering that the device is actually running a modified version of ChromeOS, which is the default OS of the Chromebooks.

TextAdept 8.3 Minimalistic Text Editor released

TextAdept 8.3 recently released, is a fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible cross-platform text editor. It comes with a user interface that is sleek and simple to use. Textadept runs on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and BSD. It also has a terminal version, which is ideal for work on remote machines. TextAdept 8.3 changelog Bugfixes: Stop annoying black box from flashing when saving some files on Win32. Fixed bug in parsing Ruby error output.

Calculate Linux 15 released

Calculate Linux 15 is a combination of three distinguished distributions. Calculate Directory Server (CDS) is a solution that supports Windows and Linux clients via LDAP + SAMBA, providing proxy, mail and Jabbers servers with streamlined user management. Calculate Linux Desktop (CLD) is a workstation and client distribution with KDE, GNOME or Xfce desktop that includes a wizard to configure a connection to Calculate Directory Server. Calculate Linux Desktop, featuring either the KDE (CLD), the MATE (CLDM) or the Xfce (CLDX) environment, Calculate Directory Server (CDS), Calculate Media Center (CMC), Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS), Calculate Scratch Server ( CSS).

VirtualBox 5.0.4 released

VirtualBox 5.0.4 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 5.0.4 changelog VMM: fixed an issue with Windows 10 guest kernel debugging over the network for Hyper-V paravirtualized VMs VMM: fixed a bug which prevented reading the saved state of the ‘PATM’ unit from VirtualBox 4.

Ultimate Edition 4.6 Gamers Published

Ultimate Edition 4.6 Gamers recently released by “TheeMahn”, the developer of the Ubuntu-based Ultimate Edition distribution, is the latest special “Gamers” edition of the product. This edition comes as 4GB live DVD with great collection of games, as well as the XBMC (now called Kodi) media centre software, PlayOnLinux and the Steam client. It is the ultimate entertainment system. It has a list of games that just scrolls by on the screen even on a 4K monitor, it does not stop there XBMC has been pre-injected & pre-setup into the system with over a million channels / streams to cut the cable TV bill on 69 networks, and the ability to add more.

LibreOffice 5.0.1 released

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 5.0.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 5.0 family, with a number of fixes over the major release announced on August 5. So far, LibreOffice 5.0 is the most popular LibreOffice ever, based on the feedback from the marketplace. LibreOffice 5.0.1 is targeted to technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users. For more conservative users, and for enterprise deployments, TDF suggests the “still” version: LibreOffice 4.

Calibre 2.36.0 released with new icon themes

Calibre 2.36.0 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with new icon themes: Change the calibre icons easily via icon themes. Calibre 2.36.0 changelog New Features Icon themes: Change the calibre icons easily via icon themes You can now change the icons calibre uses easily via Preferences->Look & Feel->Change icon theme. Several icon themes are already available for calibre When adding empty books to the library also allow creating duplicates of the current book, with all metadata copied.

RedNotebook 1.10.2 Daily Journal released

RedNotebook 1.10.2 recently released, is a modern daily journal that helps you to keep track of notes and thoughts throughout the day. RedNotebook includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality, word clouds and keyword searching. You can also format, tag and search your entries. RedNotebook 1.10.2 update Fix Chinese fonts in preview mode on Windows by using the fonts mingliu and MS Mincho Fix instructions for running RedNotebook on Windows Move repository from launchpad to github.

Wine 1.7.50 released with Direct3D 11 implementation

Wine 1.7.50 which was recently released, now comes with a new version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 40, with first steps towards Direct3D 11 implementation, better font matching in DirectWrite, support for OpenMP on ARM platforms and various bug fixes. Wine 1.7.50 changelog Iriver Plus 3 fails to start due to missing msvcirt.dll ?sh_read@filebuf@@2HB export PowerPoint 2007 insensitive to changes in screen resolution MPLAB IDE v8.60 toolbars getting reorganised every time when the window minimized and restored Multiple games crashes on unimplemented function vcomp.

VirtualBox 5.0.2 released

VirtualBox 5.0.2 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 5.0.2 changelog VMM: added support for guest crash report MSRs with Hyper-V paravirtualization VMM: fixed an issue causing artifically high load averages on Linux hosts VMM: fixed a kernel panic with thread-context hooks caused by incompatible changes made to Linux 4.

Filezilla Client 3.13.0 Officially released

Filezilla Client 3.13.0 recently released, is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. Filezilla Client 3.13.0 changelog: New features: Display home directory instead of root directory if the last used directory does not exist Larger initial size of main window if there is no stored size Slightly increased size of page selection box in settings dialog

MKVToolNix 8.3.0 Multimedia Manipulation Tool released

MKVToolNix 8.3.0 recently released, is a free set of open-source, cross-platform tools to create, alter, split, join and inspect Matroska files (mkv) under Linux, other Unixes and Windows. With these tools one can get information about (mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a new multimedia file format aiming to become the new container format for the future.

Nomacs 2.4.6 Open-Source Image Viewer released

Nomacs 2.4.6 recently released, is a free image viewer for windows, linux, and mac systems. Nomacs is small, fast and able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible. It allows to compare images and spot the differences (e.g. schemes of architects to show the progress), zoomable grid preview of thumbnails, change transparency of windows and many other nice features.

YaRock 1.1.3 Qt Based Audio Player released

YaRock 1.1.3 recently released, is a music player written in C++ using Qt and Phonon multimedia framework and designed to provide a clean, simple and beautiful music collection based on album coverart. Yarock is Qt4 Modern Music Player designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art. YaRock 1.1.3 changelog: New : new radionomy radio service (replace shoutcast) New : add radio cover for all radio views New : add symbolic link support for file system view New : add MP4 audio files tag reading New : add ape files import into playqueue New : add browsing history support for stream link in radio views BugFix : fix network redirection management BugFix : fix volume slider for phonon engine BugFix : fix “lyrics.

Atom 1.0.6 Text Editor released

Atom 1.0.6 recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. At the core of Atom is Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome.

Pithos 1.1.1 Pandora Radio client for Linux released

Pithos 1.1.1 recently released, is a native Pandora Radio client for Linux. It’s much more lightweight than the Pandora.com web client, and integrates with desktop features such as media keys, notifications, and the sound menu. The latest release Pithos 1.0.1 comes with many new features, including a redesigned UI and icon. This release is a bug fix release that fixes occasional erratic buffering behavior Changelog since Pithos 1.1.0 Redesign plugin preferences Fix locking up when buffering a song Make pylast an optional plugin Make MPRIS an optional plugin Update various icons Minor performance improvements MPRIS: Add property introspection MPRIS: Add song rating pithos:rating Notify: Fix escaping text when not needed Install Pithos 1.

Smuxi 1.0 released with message persistence, counters

Smuxi 1.0 recently release took 10 yrs before this could be released. Smuxi is an open-source, powerful, flexible, and user-friendly chat client created by Mirco Bauer and developed by other contributors. Inspired by the combination of screen and irssi, Smuxi has a detachable server (or like a “normal” client) that stays connected when you aren’t, and can allow multiple Smuxi frontends (like the GNOME frontend, or STFL text-based frontend) to be connected and in sync.

Gradle 2.6 Automation Tool released

Gradle 2.6 recently released, is an open source build automation system. Gradle can automate the building, testing, publishing, deployment and more of software packages or other types of projects such as generated static websites, generated documentation or indeed anything else. Gradle 2.6 comes with some shiny new features and many under the hood improvements. Can now build Play applications for Play version 2.3.x and 2.4.x. The new play plugin allows users to build, test, run and package Play applications Brings the initial version of, the long awaited, official support for functionally testing Gradle plugins Introduces a new TestLauncher interface for launching tests using the Tooling API.

DigiKam Software Collection 4.12.0 released

DigiKam Software Collection 4.12.0 recently released, is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a snap. This new release comes with OSX PKG installers for Mountain Lion, Maverick, and Yosemite. Note that you must considerate digiKam under OSX as beta stage, not stable as under Linux. DigiKam Software Collection 4.12.0 update Some dysfunctions have been identified and fixed with this release.

Telegram Desktop 0.8.48 Messaging App released

Telegram Desktop 0.8.48 recently released, is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. Changelog since Telegram Desktop 0.8.47 Search for messages in conversation Clear messages history in groups Contacts without messages are hidden from the conversations list Search for messages in conversation Clear messages history in groups Contacts without messages are hidden from the conversations list Install Telegram Desktop 0.

Variety 0.5.4 Wallpaper Changer released

Variety 0.5.4 recently released, is an open-source wallpaper changer for Linux. Variety is packed with great features, yet slim and easy to use. It can use local images or automatically download wallpapers from lots of online sources, allows you to rotate them on a regular interval, and provides easy ways to separate the great images from the junk. Variety can also display wise and funny quotations or a nice digital clock on the desktop.

Install Wine 1.7.49 recently released

Wine 1.7.49 recently released, comes various bug fixes including new features which includes, DirectWrite is now good enough for rendering text in Steam, Some more OpenMP functions, Support for namespaces in the IDL compiler and many more. Wine 1.7.49 changelog DirectWrite is now good enough for rendering text in Steam. A number of Direct2D improvements. Some more OpenMP functions. Support for namespaces in the IDL compiler.

FileZilla Client 3.13.0 rc1 released

FileZilla Client 3.13.0 rc1 recently released, is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. FileZilla Client 3.13.0 rc1 changelog: New features: For SFTP servers the private key file to use can now be specified in the Site Manager The contents of each queue tab can now be exported through the context menu MSW: The installer now registers the App Path so that FileZilla is recognized in the Win+R dialog FileZilla now uses pugixml instead of TinyXML to parse and create XML files Several performance improvements Code cleanup and modernization, building FileZilla now requires a C++14 compiler Bugfixes and minor changes: Fixed an assert loading sitemanager.

Syncthing GTK 0.7.4.1 GTK 3 & Python based GUI released

Syncthing GTK 0.7.4.1 recently released, is a GTK3 & Python based GUI and notification area icon for Syncthing. Syncthing as we already know, is an open-source file synchronization client/server application, written in Go, implementing its own, equally free Block Exchange Protocol (BEP). Supported Syncthing features: Everything what WebUI can display Adding / editing / deleting nodes Adding / editing / deleting repositories Restart / shutdown server Editing daemon settings Additional features: First run wizard for initial configuration Running Syncthing daemon in background Half-automatic setup for new nodes and repositories Filesystem watching and instant synchronization using inotify Nautilus (a.

Google Chrome 45.0.2454.26 Beta Channel released

The Chrome team recently announced the release of Google Chrome 45.0.2454.26 (Platform version: 7262.25.0) for all devices to the beta channel. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements. Google Chrome 45.0.2454.26 updates The autofill credit card editor uses Calendar.getInstance() Use native theme’s throbber colors for tabstrip throbber (GTK theme Avoid destroying webview Surface too early net: remove uber.

Calibre 2.34.0 released with support for amazon.nl

Calibre 2.34.0 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with a new feature: Amazon metadata download: Add support for amazon.nl. To use it go to Preferences-Metadata download and configure the amazon plugin to use Netherlands as the source. Calibre 2.34.0 changelog New Features Amazon metadata download: Add support for amazon.nl. To use it go to Preferences-Metadata download and configure the amazon plugin to use Netherlands as the source.

Linux Lite 2.6 Beta released with Systemback

Linux Lite 2.6 Beta – Linux Lite Control Center which was recently released, aims to provide one central location for everything that you needed to configure your computer. This release also includes “Systemback”, a versatile tool that makes it easy to create backups of the system and the users configuration files. Linux Lite is now deployed across large networks and systems, Systemback allows the creation of a custom version of Linux Lite that can then be deployed to multiple machines in a given scenario.

Atom 1.0.5 Text Editor quick fix released

Atom 1.0.5 recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. At the core of Atom is Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome.

LibreOffice 5.0 RC5 released – Grab it now

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 5.0 RC5, the fifth release candidate of LibreOffice 5.0 family. The upcoming 5.0.0 will be the first release of our fresh 5.0 line. Please be aware that LibreOffice 5.0.0 RC5 has not been flagged as ready for production use yet, however feel free to give it a try instead of 4.4.5. LibreOffice 5.0 RC5 changelog Content of a choosen listbox in a tablecontrol isn’t shown FILESAVE: New DOCX export of text with highlighting works not for all colors Show the real icon instead of a black square with gtk vclplug.

Manjaro-i3 0.8.13.1 Arch Linux based distribution released

Manjaro-i3 0.8.13.1 recently released, is a user-friendly GNU/Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch Linux. Within the Linux community, Arch itself is renowned for being an exceptionally fast, powerful and lightweight distribution that provides access to the very latest cutting-edge software. Manjaro-i3 0.8.13.1 chnagelog New features and enhancements The new release has become even more resource friendly and boots up with available with both init systems Systemd or OpenRC, both 64bit and 32bit customization and config now mostly achieved with packages that can easily be updated in the future: i3status-manjaro, dmenu-manjaro (recency- and terminal aware and mouse-interactive) new fancy and lightweight Conky new i3exit-script and i3lock replacing light-locker, added switch-user function,blurlock and Xautolock added preconfigured Hexchat Dunst for notifications Alsa-audio with Volumeicon Xarchiver-gtk2 tweaked configuration for urxvt and Compton a bunch of console utilities and AUR-building-tools (base-devel) are included lots of other new little features, tweaks and enhancements in the i3 config As usual, this release comes with our advanced graphical installer Thus aswell as ourCLI-installer.

Kodi Pre-15.1 testing has begun

If you are not already aware, Kodi Pre-15.1 testing has already begun, this is following updates to a number of issues that popped up upon release of 15.0. Testers are been sort for to help test this release and you can report back issues noticed or recommendation herein the thread – Kodi pre-15.1 Testing Thread. The goal of this thread is not to find and report new bugs, but only to look for bugs that might have been introduced while fixing issues in 15.

Fotoxx 15.08 Photo Editor released

Fotoxx 15.08 recently released, is a free open source Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection (collection management). Images can be viewed in scrollable pages of thumbnails (variable size) or singly in a large window. Fotoxx 15.08 changelog The brightness distribution for an image can be reshaped by using slider controls and watching the image or graph. The distribution can be clipped at either end, or stretched or flattened in different zones.

Linux Kernel 4.2-RC5 released

Linus Torvalds recently announced the fifth release of Linux Kernel 4.2-RC5, which is immediate availability for download and testing. According to Torvalds, it’s looking like 4.2 might be one of the releases needing more than the usual seven rc releases – things aren’t calming down like I would wish, and we’ve still had some fairly annoying issues pop up. For example, there was a core VFS fix merged just yesterday – the bug itself was old, but some changes in this merge window ended up triggering it much more easily.

Rendera 1.7 Painting App released

Rendera 1.7 recently released, is an open-source painting program. It was primarily designed with photo restoration in mind, but is also useful as a general painting application. The tools, shapes, blending modes, edge-wrapping, and cloning may all be combined to suit a particular need. Brushstrokes are rendered after being drawn, allowing for slower, non-realtime calculations to be applied without interfering with the mouse or tablet response. Features: use any combination of paint, blending, clone, and wrap options crop tool interactive offset (for working on seamless tiles) GIMP palette support with editor high-quality color quantization basic image transforms lots of built-in filters advanced color restoration filters alpha-channel support grid (no snap yet…) PNG, JPEG, BMP, and TGA file formats Rendera 1.

LibreOffice 4.4.5 released – Install Now

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.4.5, the fifth minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 family, with over 80 fixes over the previous version. LibreOffice 4.4.5 is replacing LibreOffice 4.3.7 as the “still” version for more conservative users and enterprise deployments. LibreOffice 4.4.5 changelog DOCX import: inline picture should have no spacing fix (fatal) perl deprecation in lo-xlate-lang Calc “INDIRECT” range intermittently fails EDITING: CRASH in action after Undo untrusted value as argument [Caolán McNamara] FILESAVE: Pictures on buttons, created in forms, gone after reopening form F9 cell update fails in sheet with combination of randomnumber() with reference to other cells [FILE OPEN/SAVE] field Insert ▸ Field ▸ Page Title not saved / reloaded Use configuration of text to number conversion also in arithmetic matrix operations (was: SUMPRODUCT() doesn’t work well with 4.

Why Can not I Connect? 1.11.2 released

Why Can’t I Connect? 1.11.2 recently released, is a network diagnostic tool that makes it easier to resolve TCP/IP connection errors. Use it to diagnose connections to common server types (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL Server, FTP, SFTP, IMAP, POP3, SMTP, IRC, LDAP, Usenet) and create generic TCP/IP clients and / or servers. Maybe a firewall is blocking the requested port, the port isn’t listening, DNS isn’t returning the expected address, DHCP hasn’t supplied a local IP address, the WiFi login isn’t complete.

FFmpeg 2.7.2 released

FFmpeg 2.7.2 “Nash” recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. This release includes all changes from ffmpeg-mt, libav master of 2015-06-10, libav 11 as of 2015-06-11. FFmpeg 2.7.2 changelog imc: use correct position for flcoeffs2 calculation hevc: check slice address length snow: remove an obsolete av_assert2 webp: fix infinite loop in webp_decode_frame wavpack: limit extra_bits to 32 and use get_bits_long ffmpeg: only count got_output/errors in decode_error_stat ffmpeg: exit_on_error if decoding a packet failed pthread_frame: forward error codes when flushing huffyuvdec: validate image size wavpack: use get_bits_long to read up to 32 bits nutdec: check maxpos in read_sm_data before returning s302m: fix arithmetic exception vc1dec: use get_bits_long and limit the read bits to 32 mpegaudiodec: copy AVFloatDSPContext from first context avcodec/vp8: Check buffer size in vp8_decode_frame_header() avcodec/vp8: Fix null pointer dereference in ff_vp8_dec avcodec/diracdec: Check for hpel_base allocation failure avcodec/rv34: Clear pointers in ff_rv34_decode_init_thr avfilter/af_aresample: Check ff_all_* for allocation avcodec/pthread_frame: clear priv_data, avoid stale swscale/utils: Clear pix buffers Zhang Rui avutil/fifo: Fix the case where func() returns less ffmpeg: Fix cleanup after failed allocation of output_files avformat/mov: Fix deallocation when MOVStreamContext See changelog for full details Install FFmpeg 2.

Atom 1.0.3 text Editor released with few fixes

Atom 1.0.3 recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. At the core of Atom is Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome.

Oracle Linux 6.7 – Oracle Enterprise Linux distribution released

Oracle Linux 6.7 recently released, is the seventh update release for Oracle Linux 6. You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and our public yum repository and ISO installation images are available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 ships with the following kernel packages: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3 (kernel-uek-3.8.13-68.3.4.el6uek) for x86-64 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 2 (kernel-uek-2.

Arch Linux 2015.08.01 released – Download and Upgrade

Arch Linux 2015.08.01 recently released, is a lightweight and flexible Linux distribution OS that tries to Keep It Simple. This latest Arch Linux 2015.08.01 is now available for you download and install or upgrade your existing version. This release is powered by the latest Linux 4.1.3 LTS kernel and brings with it updates to GNU/Linux technologies. Download latest Arch Linux OS Those who use Arch Linux, Manjaro or another derivative system can receive the upgrade by performing a regular system upgrade: sudo pacman -Syu

LightZone 4.1.2 Digital Darkroom released with bugfixes

LightZone 4.1.2 recently released, is a non-destructive, professional-level digital darkroom software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, that includes RAW processing and editing. LightZone lets the user build up a stack of tools which can be rearranged, readjusted, turned off and on, and removed from the stack. LightZone 4.1.2 changelog Bug Fixes Highlights were excluded when luminosity selection was set for highlights and set back to maximum Color selection of a tool was not updated if modification occurred earlier in the tool stack Windows – Limit max heap to 1024 MiB on 32 bit build Improvements Fixed a DCRaw vulnerability Replaced non-free color profiles with OpenICC ones Linux Added libgomp1 in dependency on Debian and Ubuntu Removed libmlib_jai.

ExMplayer 5.0.1 GUI for MPlayer released

ExMplayer 5.0.1 recently released, is a free GUI front-end for award-winning MPlayer with 3D/2D video playback support, tools like audio converter,media cutter and audio extractor. It can play audio,video,dvd files(.vob),vcd files(.mpg,.dat) etc and supports network streaming. ExMplayer plays different video and audio formats, including MPEG-1, -2 and -4 (DivX), H.264,H265 /HEVC,VP9, Ogg Vorbis and AAC. Supports subtitles, 3D video playback, wide variety of 3D formats supported. ExMplayer 5.0.1 changelog: Added video downloader,youtube-dl needed Added movie animator Added software video equaliser Improved thumbnail seeking Fixed powersaving Install ExMplayer 5.

Install Wine 1.7.48 recently released

Wine 1.7.48 recently released, comes various bug fixes including new features which includes, Fleshed out OpenMP implementation, I/O stream support in the MSVCIRT C++ runtime, Support for pixel snapping in DirectWrite, More support for OpenGL core contexts. Wine 1.7.48 changelog Quake III Arena installer: Text area is scrolled at the bottom, and all text is selected Chernobyl terrorist attack demo crashes on start Tesla: The Weather Man demo: movement keys not working (GetKeyState should fallback to GetAsyncKeyState for threads without message queue) Crash bug after finishing conversion in FormatFactory Multiple games and applications crash on unimplemented function vcomp.

Install Birdfont 2.10.5 latest release

Birdfont 2.10.5 recently released, is a free, Open Source font editor written by Johan Mattsson using Vala programming language. It lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT & SVG fonts. It is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and OpenBSD platforms. Birdfont 2.10.5 changelog Lock grid and guides Bug fixes Layers Mac specific TTF fonts (fixes fontbook problems) Fallback font with support for many languages Speed optimization in font export Faster search queries in the Unicode Data Base.

Install Tor 0.2.7.2-alpha recently released

Tor 0.2.7.2-alpha is the second alpha release in the Tor 0.2.7 series, and comes with a number of new features, including a way to manually pick the number of introduction points for hidden services, and the much stronger Ed25519 signing key algorithm for regular Tor relays (including support for encrypted offline identity keys in the new algorithm). Support for Ed25519 on relays is currently limited to signing router descriptors; later alphas in this series will extend Ed25519 key support to more parts of the Tor protocol.

Chrome 45 beta updates released with new ES2015 feature

The newest Chrome 45 beta recently released includes new JavaScript language features, an improved audio experience on Android, and a large number of minor API improvements and deprecations. Chrome 45 beta comes with lots of new features including New ES2015 features, improvements to Service Worker, Media Controls, Changes to Push, additions to Touch API and much much more. Chrome 45 beta changelog Service worker improvements: Chrome 40 introduced support for service workers, enabling developers to build high performance sites that work offline.

Git 2.5.0 released with lots of updates

Git 2.5.0 recently released, is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows. Git 2.5.0 changelog List of commands shown by “git help” are grouped along the workflow elements to help early learners “git p4” now detects the filetype (e.

LibreOffice 5.0.0 RC4 released

LibreOffice 5.0.0 RC4 pre-release version had just been released, as such this version is not recommended for production use. As we know, LibreOffice is an open source productivity suite that provides all the necessary office components for small-business, educational and non-profit organizations. It is a powerful office suite; its clean interface and powerful tools let you unleash your creativity and grow your productivity. LibreOffice 5.0.0 RC4 changelog missing shape bg color uninitialized scalar field comply attributes name with FILESAVE: Pictures on buttons, created in forms, gone after reopening form Meta: Enhancing Impress/Draw toolbars and context menu EDITING – Calc Function suggestion too agressive Extend ODF to support some special scientific formats xlsx formula not importing correctly, with Table structured references in named expressions and MATCH lookup array creation Style preview in “Styles and Formatting” sidebar should be optional JRE defective message unless user installs Visual C++ 2010 runtimes UI: No bold headings in dialogues GetImplementationName method returns com.

LyX 2.1.4 – The Document Processor released

LyX 2.1.4 recently released, is a fully featured document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG). With LyX, you use a set of predefined styles and apply on your document content, this makes sure that the resulting document will be typographically correct and good looking visually. You can apply various style changes and LyX will apply the same style throughout the document, hence making sure that your document is consistent in its look.

Synfig Studio 1.0.1 Open Source 2D animation software released

Synfig Studio 1.0.1 recently released, is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X Synfig Studio 1.0.1 changelog Switching bone parent now works correctly.

Install Elasticsearch 1.7.x and Kibana 4.1.x on CentOS 6.5

Elasticsearch 1.7.0 based on Lucene 4.10.4 recently released is a small release, which contains two important security fixes and two important features which will improve cluster stability and recovery: Security fixes, Delayed shard allocation & Prioritization of index recovery. Full details of the release information can be found here. Kibana 4.1.x which was also released recently is now available for data dicing, stat splicing, log munching, chart crunching enjoyment. In addition to a fork load of great new features, a big focus on performance was also factored in Kibana 4.

PyCharm 4.5.3 released

PyCharm 4.5.3 recently released, is a Python IDE with unique code assistance and analysis, for productive Python development on all levels. It’s an intelligent Editor, with code completion, on-the-fly error highlighting, auto-fixes. Its got support for modern web development frameworks, such as Django, Flask, Google App Engine, Pyramid, web2py, etc. PyCharm 4.5.3 changelog: a number of fixes for Django support, mostly related to the new manage.py tool. a bunch of improvements in Python refactorings and the new auto-intention: convert tuple to list and vice-versa which is available on Alt+Enter over the cursor on a list or a tuple.

SMPlayer 14.9.0.7042 Free Media Player released

SMPlayer 14.9.0.7042 recently released, intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. Notable feature of SMPlayer is, it remembers the settings of all files you play. When you watch a movie and leave, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume.

Audacious 3.7-alpha1 ready for testing

Audacious 3.7-alpha1 is now available and ready for testing. As we know, Audacious is one of the best lightweight music player – is an advanced, feature rich music player for GNOME using GTK 3 interface. Its got a clean interface, with support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style), powerful configuration options and multiple playlists organized in tabs. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface orchange things up with Winamp Classic skins.

Nginx 1.9.3 released

Nginx 1.9.3 [engine x] recently released, is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server. Nginx powers several high-visibility sites, such as Netflix, Hulu, Pinterest, CloudFlare, Airbnb, WordPress.com, GitHub, SoundCloud, Zynga, Eventbrite, Zappos, Media Temple, Heroku, RightScale, Engine Yard and MaxCDN. Nginx 1.9.3 changelog Change: duplicate “http”, “mail”, and “stream” blocks are now disallowed. Feature: connection limiting in the stream module. Feature: data rate limiting in the stream module.

Krita 2.9.6 Paint App released with lots of bugfixes

Krita 2.9.6 recently released, is a robust, fast and flexible painting application that makes creating art from scratch or existing resources a fun and productive experience. This release comes with lots of bugfixing and a new selection modifiers which is the new biggest change. The selection modifier can be configured as follows: Shift+click: add to selection. Alt+click: subtract from selection. Shift+alt+click: intersect selection Ctrl+click: replace selection (for when you have set the selection mode to something else but replace).

overGrive 3 – Google Drive desktop client solution for Linux released

overGrive 3 is a complete Google Drive desktop client solution for Linux. With overGrive 3, you can Sync Multiple Accounts, Auto Sync Local Files, Auto Sync Google Files, Select Google Drive Folder, Select Google Drive Folders to Sync, Convert Google Docs to Office File Formats for offline editing, Convert Office Files back to Google Docs formats. Install overGrive 3 on Ubuntu OS sudo apt-get install gdebi wget https://www.thefanclub.co.za/sites/default/files/public/overgrive/overgrive_3.0.9_all.deb sudo gdebi overgrive_3.

Test run Flightgear 3.6 Flight Simulator

FlightGear 3.6 which is yet to be officially released, is a free, open-source flight simulator. It supports a variety of popular platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and is developed by skilled volunteers from around the world. FlightGear 3.6 changelog A complete makeover for the default aircraft And it comes with a damage model, creating a very visual impression of what happens if you land too hard: A new user interface / instructor station ‘Houston, the Atlantis has reached orbit.

Audacity 2.1.1 Released

Audacity 2.1.1 recently released, is a free, open source, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. A notable improvement is the new “Crossfade Tracks” effect which can now be used for crossfading two tracks. This replaces Cross Fade In and Cross Fade Out. Audacity 2.1.1 changelog Improvements Effects Built-in effects now support presets. New Limiter effect replaces Hard Limiter effect.

Microsoft Visual Studio Code 0.5.0 released

Microsoft Visual Studio Code 0.5.0 recently released by Microsoft, is a free platform independent IDE with support for many programming languages. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool – supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows – in the Visual Studio family. Microsoft Visual Studio Code 0.5.0 changelog Several updates to how we handle files, including file and folder filtering in the explorer, opening files via the command line at a specific line number, re-using an existing instance when you open multiple files, ability to control the size of the working files list.

NetworkManager 1.0.4 released

NetworkManager 1.0.4 recently released, is a set of co-operative tools that make networking simple and straightforward. Whether Wi-Fi, wired, bond, bridge, 3G, or Bluetooth, NetworkManager allows you to quickly move from one network to another: once a network has been configured and joined, it can be detected and re-joined automatically the next time its available. NetworkManager 1.0.4 changelog The MTU setting from an IPv6 neighbor discovery Router Advertisements is now ignored if applying it would result in invalid configuration.

Blender 2.75a released now supports Stereo 3D pipeline

Blender 2.75a recently released, is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender 2.75a changelog Blender now supports a fully integrated Multi-View and Stereo 3D pipeline Cycles has much awaited initial support for AMD GPUs, and a new Light Portals feature.

Firefox 40 Beta 4 released

Firefox 40 Beta 4 for desktop had been released and available for download and install. This latest release comes in 39 languages, Firefox Sync is now included by default, A new feature gives users a visual overview of all open tabs, allowing them to be sorted and grouped. Firefox 40 Beta 4 changelog Firefox 4 Beta 4 is available in 39 languages. Firefox Sync is now included by default.

ImageMagick 6.9.1-8 – Image Processing App released

ImageMagick 6.9.1-8 recently released, is a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves. ImageMagick 6.

Tor Browser 0.2.6.10 is released

Mike Perry announced the release of Tor Browser 0.2.6.10, which is based on Firefox ESR 31.7.0 and features important security updates to Firefox. Tor version 0.2.6.10 fixes some significant stability and hidden service client bugs, bulletproofs the cryptography init process, and fixes a bug when using the sandbox code with some older versions of Linux. Tor Browser 0.2.6.10 changelog Major bugfixes (hidden service clients, stability): Stop refusing to store updated hidden service descriptors on a client.

FileZilla Client 3.12.0.2 released

FileZilla Client 3.12.0.2 recently released, is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. FileZilla Client 3.12.0 changelog till date Fix regression on servers that have MLSD facts disabled by default Fix detection of UTF-8 support Fix location of file list status bar, it was shifted by one pixel Directory comparison can be configured for Site Manager entries and bookmarks Instead of skipping commands due to spontaneous connection failures while executing a command, reconnect and retry FileZilla no longer shows popup dialogs such as the file exists dialog if another dialog or message box is already shown Improved compatibility with servers sending malformed FEAT replies Install FileZilla Client 3.

Wine 1.7.47 released with text drawing in Direct2D

Wine 1.7.47 recently released, comes various bug fixes including new features which includes, Text drawing in Direct2D, Support for the new thread pool API, Toolbar state saving, Beginnings of an implementation for proper HID support, Support for file objects in device drivers. Wine 1.7.47 changelog WeatherScope: Right mouse button stuck Multiple games need software vertex blending implementation (NOLF2, Divinity 2, Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online, PSU:AOTI) 3DMark06 doesn’t recognize Pixel Shaders 2.

KDE Frameworks 5.12.0 released

KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.12.0. KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner. New in KDE Frameworks 5.12.0 Extra CMake Modules Improve error reporting of query_qmake macro BluezQt Remove all devices from adapter before removing the adapter (bug 349363) Update links in README.

Install dzip 2.9 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid

Dzip 2.9 which was release quite a while ago, is a program for file compression. It’s advantage over more popular compression software is in the size of the program, easily fitting on a floppy disk. It performs just as good as the competition, or slightly better, on average, both in compression ratio and time. Dzip has full integration with the Windows shell. You can drag files into the Dzip window to add them to a .

Doomsday 2.0 Portable game engine released

Doomsday 2.0 portable game engine just released, is an open source, portable game engine for classic first person shooters. Doomsday supports many games including the classic first-person shooters DOOM, Heretic and Hexen. Lets you enjoy the original games using modern technology, including high-resolution OpenGL graphics, 3D models, and dynamic lighting effects. The Doomsday Engine is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu and most other Unix platforms. Doomsday 2.0 changelog from developer: The major milestone we are achieving with 2.

p7zip 9.38.1 released

p7zip 9.38.1 recently released, is a quick port of 7z.exe and 7za.exe (command line version of 7zip) for Unix. 7-Zip is a file archiver with highest compression ratio. Since 4.10, p7zip (like 7-zip) supports little-endian and big-endian machines. p7zip 9.38.1 changelog p7zip crashes while moving memory in MoveItems fixes “7z with unicode file name with surrogate pair is not handled well in Linux” password from commanline is visible in processes list Now the characters of the password are replaced with * If you extract the password with # program crashes 7z now supports long password in RAR 3 and 4

OpenCV 3.0 Gold released

OpenCV 3.0 Gold which was released early last month, is the most functional and the fastest OpenCV ever. This release comes with over 1500 patches, opencv_contrib repository has been added. A lot of new functionality have been included in the release. OpenCV 3.0 Gold changelog opencv_contrib (http://github.com/itseez/opencv_contrib) repository has been added. A lot of new functionality is there already! opencv_contrib is only compatible with 3.0/master, not 2.4. a subset of Intel IPP (IPPCV) is given to us and our users free of charge, free of licensing fees, for commercial and non-commerical use.

Openbox 3.6.1 – Windows Manager released

Openbox 3.6.1 recently released, is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support. The *box visual style is well known for its minimalistic appearance. Openbox uses the *box visual style, while providing a greater number of options for theme developers than previous *box implementations. Openbox lets you bring the latest applications outside of a full desktop environment. Most modern applications have been written with GNOME and KDE in mind.

Notepadqq 0.50.1 released

Notepadqq 0.50.1 recently released, is a an open source, Notepad++-like text editor for the Linux desktop. It helps developers by providing all you can expect from a general purpose text editor, such as syntax highlighting for about 100 different languages, code folding, color schemes, file monitoring, multiple selection and much more. You can search text using the power of regular expressions. You can organize documents side by side. You can use real-time highlighting to find near identifiers in no time.

MyPaint 1.2.0 Alpha released

MyPaint 1.2.0 is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint comes with a large brush collection including charcoal and ink to emulate real media, but the highly configurable brush engine allows you to experiment with your own brushes and with not-quite-natural painting.

Entangle 0.7.0 “Charm” Camera Control & Capture released

Entangle 0.7.0 recently released, is an open source software that provides a graphical interface for “tethered shooting”, aka taking photographs with a digital camera completely controlled from the computer. It is fully colour managed, auto-detecting system monitor profile and applying the necessary transforms when displaying images. The main features introduced in this release are a brand new logo, a plugin for automated capture of image sequences and the start of a help manual.

FFmpeg 2.7.1 released

FFmpeg 2.7.1 “Nash” recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. This release includes all changes from ffmpeg-mt, libav master of 2015-06-10, libav 11 as of 2015-06-11. FFmpeg 2.7.1 changelog configure: make makeinfo_html check more robust postproc: fix unaligned access ffmpeg: Free last_frame instead of just unref configure: only disable VSX for !

Calibre 2.31 ebook management released

Calibre 2.31 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with a new feature: E-book viewer: Make the search engine used for searching for selected text configurable (in the Miscellaneous section of the viewer preferences). Calibre 2.31 changelog E-book viewer: Fix dragging to select text with the mouse causing the page to slide sideways in paged mode, if the mouse leaves the text area.

curl 7.43.0 Command Line Tool released

curl 7.43.0 recently released, is an open source, command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, Gopher, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, Telnet and TFTP. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, kerberos…), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.

Atom 0.210.0 Text Editor released to address fixes

Atom 0.210.0 recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. At the core of Atom is Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome.

Future of Linux without Linus Torvalds

For some of you who may not have known, Linus Torvalds has been the face and architect behind the worlds most popular open source OS Linux for many years. One question that pondered my mind is “What will happen to Linux when Linus departs the world”? Well Linus himself thinks that Linux would survive just fine without him, and that may come as a welcoming news for Linux lovers. Some comments and reactions from some Linux redditors to the article “The Creator of Linux on the Future Without Him“: Pizzaiolo: “For some reason I think Stallman will be a bigger loss to the free software movement than Torvalds will be for kernel development :(“ Knaekce: “Linus could get run over by a bus.

Tor Browser 4.5.2 released with Latest Tor Anonymity Network Software

Mike Perry announced the release of Tor Browser 4.5.2, which is based on Firefox ESR 31.7.0 and features important security updates to Firefox. Tor Browser 4.5.2 provides a fix for the Logjam attack and updates a number of Tor Browser components: Tor to version 0.2.6.9, Torbutton to version 1.9.2.6, NoScript to version 2.6.9.26 and HTTPS-Everywhere to version 5.0.5. Moreover, it fixes a possible crash on Linux and avoids breaking the Add-ons page if Torbutton is disabled.

Sailfish OS 1.1.6 released with private browsing mode

Sailfish OS 1.1.6 has just been released and one notable new feature is the introduction of private browsing mode. In addition to this, the latest release comes with a host of other new features, bug fixes, and improvements. Please ensure that you have at least 1.5GB of free disk space and connect your Jolla to a charger before attempting to upgrade. If connected to the internet, and your account is subscribed for early access releases, your Jolla should receive an OS update notification shortly.

LinuxConsole 2.4 Lightweight (LXDE Desktop) released

LinuxConsole 2.4 Lightweight (LXDE Desktop) recently released, is a lighweight distribution for children and kids. LinuxConsole 2.4 Lightweight (LXDE Desktop) could be installed on computers used by childs or and teenagers. You can install many games, educational, internet and music software. The CD ISO contains all libraries, the LXDE Desktop, drivers and the game “Supertuxkart”. The DVD ISO comes with many applications like libreoffice or the game 0ad. About LinuxConsole 2.

Dota 2 Reborn Beta – New Interface, New Engine

The Dota team recently announced that Dota 2 Reborn Beta will be available early next week. This release brings with it a new interface, new engine and Custom Games. Dota 2 is a free-to-play competitive game of action and strategy, played by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Everything in the dashboard has been completely redesigned utilizing a new UI framework, and the engine that powers the game has been fully replaced.

Wine 1.7.45 released with more progress on DirectWrite implementation

Wine 1.7.45 recently released, comes various bug fixes including more progress on DirectWrite implementation, a number of RichEdit control fixes, beginning implementation of the old MSVCIRT C++ runtime, better debugging support on 64-bit Mac OS X. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.45 changelog Utopia angel does not start (clipboard error) dogwaffle exits during initalization with a visual basic error Gothic 2 crashes without native directmusic Adobe Reader 6 / Adobe Acrobat Pro 6: Zoomfactor and Pagenumber are empty (riched20.

Cinnamon 2.6.8 released for Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela”

Cinnamon 2.6.8 is now available for install on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon 2.6.8 changelog Fix typo in doc windowManager.js: fix typo; panel.js: fix panel autohide glitch applet.js: don’t use deprecated MenuItem Revert “Menu applet: Removed context menu on recent items (overkill and we’re really struggling with performance at startup)” Power applet: Fixed panel icon not getting refreshed after falling back to brightness icon (after a suspend/resume for instance) Power Settings: Added missing “self” in front of function Background settings: Don’t fail when locale isn’t as expected (fixes “LC_ALL=C cinnamon-settings backgrounds”) Display Volume OSD on primary monitor correctly windowManager.

Spark IM 2.7.1 released

Spark IM 2.7.1 recently released, is an Open Source, cross-platform IM client optimized for businesses and organizations. It features built-in support for group chat, telephony integration, and strong security. It also offers a great end-user experience with features like in-line spell checking, group chat room bookmarks, and tabbed conversations. Spark IM 2.7.1 changelog Printing conversation margin cuts off characters from lines that wrap is online at message does not always show in chat room After receiving XML data as a message Spark stops displaying history Buzz and stale settings overlap in the Preferences window Update French translation Show JID as contact name if instead an empty string would have been shown Default resource should be “Spark” without a version number Update Lithuanian translation Fix loading of Spellchecker’s IgnoreUppercase setting Add an option to disable graying out and italic for idle contacts Option to use hostname as a resource Update bundled JRE with the latest version This release is bundled with the latest and last Java 7 update (7u80).

Why Can’t I Connect? 1.11.0 released

Why Can’t I Connect? 1.11.0 recently released, is a network diagnostic tool that makes it easier to resolve TCP/IP connection errors. Use it to diagnose connections to common server types (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL Server, FTP, SFTP, IMAP, POP3, SMTP, IRC, LDAP, Usenet) and create generic TCP/IP clients and / or servers. Maybe a firewall is blocking the requested port, the port isn’t listening, DNS isn’t returning the expected address, DHCP hasn’t supplied a local IP address, the WiFi login isn’t complete.

Kodi 15.0 Beta 2, XBOX Media Center released

Kodi 15.0 Beta 2 is the second beta build for Kodi 15.0 which was primarily focused on database clean-up; freshly baked and ready to be served. Kodi is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 15.0 Beta 2 changelog Bump libCEC to 3.3.0 which fixes a variety of problems Reworked the storage provider on Android.

Darktable 1.6.7 Photography App released

Darktable 1.6.7 recently released, is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them. Darktable 1.6.7 changelog security libraw CVE-2015-3885: fix integer overflow in ljpeg_start() miscellaneous improvements to facebook export interpolation fixups demosaic code cleanups slideshow should handle very small images better improve Olympus lens detection various minor memory leak fixes various other fixes Pentax (K-x) DNG old embedded preview left over is now removed modern OSX display profile handling translations Catalan German Spanish Swedish See changelog for more Install Darktable 1.

LightZone 4.1.1 Digital Darkroom released

LightZone 4.1.1 recently released, is a non-destructive, professional-level digital darkroom software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, that includes RAW processing and editing. LightZone lets the user build up a stack of tools which can be rearranged, readjusted, turned off and on, and removed from the stack. LightZone 4.1.1 is primarily focused on bugfixes. Bug Fix: Minimum right pane width was too narrow LCMS library name conflicts with Java 8’s LCMS library Windows – Maximum value of Memory Limit slider in Preference shrinks over time Install LightZone 4.

HandBrake 0.10.2 Video Converter Tool released

Handbrake 0.10.2 recently released, is a free open source, video transcoder tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Handbrake is also a multi-platform application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Handbrake 0.10.2 is second release for the 0.10 branch which brings a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. Install HandBrake 0.10.2 on Ubuntu OS sudo apt-add-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install handbrake

Pixelitor 3.1.1 Image Editor released

Pixelitor 3.1.1 recently released, is a free and open source image editing software that supports layers, image effects, multiple undo etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of which are unique. Pixelitor changelog from v3.1.0 Clone Tool: new scale, rotate and mirror options Smudge Tool: soft brush option Pixel grid is disabled by default (see View/Show Pixel Grid) More angle settings for shape brushes Minor bugfixes and UI improvements New tool: Smudge Clone Tool: soft brush option “Random Filter” maintains history, and has “Back” and “Forward” buttons to navigate it A generic “Shape” brush type (instead of the “Heart” brush), with settings New filter: “Channel to Transparency” Minor bugfixes Install Pixelitor 3.

FFmpeg 2.7 “Nash” released

FFmpeg 2.7 “Nash” recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. FFmpeg 2.7 includes NVENC HEVC encoder for use with NVIDIA’s binary driver, has support for Secure Transport, a multi-part JPEG demuxer was added and a TDSC decoder has been implemented, among others. FFmpeg 2.7 changelog mkv: Correctly report the latest packet had been flushed mpjpegdec: don’t try to alloc an AVIOContext when probe avcodec/jpeg2000dec: Fix some 5⁄3 bitexactness issues doc/muxers: document new break_non_keyframes option avcodec/jpeg2000: Disable special case for JPEG2000_QSTY_SI avcodec/jpeg2000dec: Add placeholder for PLT parsing lavf/webm_chunk: Remove AVFMT_ALLOW_FLUSH avcodec/jpeg2000dec: Fix gain regression with gray16 fate: Force jpeg2000 decoder for dcinema avcodec/hq_hqa: Fix signness of tag mov: Check memory allocation jack: Check memory allocation atrac3plus: give the phase_shift flag a better name.

Elasticsearch 1.6.0 based on Lucene 4.10.4 released

Elasticsearch 1.6.0 based on Lucene 4.10.4 recently released, is a distributed, open source search and analytics engine, designed for horizontal scalability, reliability, and easy management. It combines the speed of search with the power of analytics via a sophisticated, developer-friendly query language covering structured, unstructured, and time-series data. Elasticsearch 1.6.0 changelog Breaking Changes Benchmark: Benchmark api: removed leftovers Highlighting: Wildcard field names in highlighting should only return fields that can be highlighted Network: Remove unsafe options Snapshot/Restore: Fix FSRepository location configuration New features Logging: Add ability to specify a SizeBasedTriggeringPolicy for log configuration Mapping: Bring back numeric_resolution REST: API: Add response filtering with filter_path parameter Recovery: Synced flush backport Move index sealing terminology to synced flush Seal indices for faster recovery Scripting: Add support for fine-grained settings Search: Validate API: provide more verbose explanation Settings: Add ability to prompt for selected settings on startup bootstrap.

Pale Moon Browser 25.5.0 released

Pale Moon Browser 25.5.0 recently released, is an open source web browser based on Firefox, focusing on efficiency and ease of use, by leaving out unnecessary features and making optimizations, while maintaining compatibility with Firefox extensions and themes. Pale Moon provides a familiar set of controls and visual feedback similar to previous versions of Firefox, including grouped navigation buttons, a bookmarks toolbar that is enabled by default, tabs next to page content by default, and a functional status bar Pale Moon Browser 25.

Komodo IDE/Edit 9.1 released

Komodo IDE/Edit 9.1 recently released, is a fast, smart, free, and open source cross-Platform IDE for all major languages. Komodo Edit is an editor from dynamic language experts, featuring support for dynamic languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl; plus JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML, and template languages like RHTML, Template-Toolkit, HTML-Smarty and Django. Komodo IDE/Edit 9.1 update Package Manager integration: You can now easily install and uninstall packages using Commando, as well as perform all sorts of specific package manager actions.

Atom 0.208.0 Text Editor supports files larger than 2MB

Atom 0.208.0 recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. At the core of Atom is Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome.

Microsoft planning to support SSH

As Microsoft has shifted towards a more customer-oriented culture, Microsoft engineers are using social networks, tech communities and direct customer feedback as an integral part on how we make decisions about future investments. As announced by Microsoft, they are looking to contribute to the OpenSSH project, so the connectivity between Linux and Windows gets a boost. Supporting SSH has been one of the most popular request the PowerShell team has received, this will allow Windows machine manage Linux system via SSH and, vice versa, Windows connecting to and managing Linux via SSH.

Apple Swift Programming Language to go Open Source

Apple is taking the next big step when Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi announced during Monday’s keynote at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference that its Swift programming language will become available under an open-source license by the end of the year and will support Linux OS. Swift is the programming language that uses LLVM for its compiler stack so it’s not too much of a surprise that Apple will be working to get Swift on Linux systems.

Kernel 4.0.5 released with architecture updates

Greg Kroah-Hartman recently announced the release of Linux Kernel 4.0.5, which has been tagged the most advanced and stable kernel version currently available. Linux kernel 4.0.5 brings architecture updates for ARM, x86, MIPS, PowerPC, s390, ARM64, and PA-RISC, filesystem specific optimizations for Btrfs, EXT4, XFS, OverlayFS, jbd2, Optimized MPEG Filesystem (OMFS), and NFS and updated drivers, among others. Linux Kernel 4.0.5 changelog sd: Disable support for 256 byte/sector disks fix race when unfreezing sync_action UBI: block: Add missing cache flushes drm/amdkfd: Don’t report local memory size dm: fix reload failure of 0 path multipath mapping on blk-mq devices Revert “drm/radeon: only mark audio as connected if the monitor supports it (v3)” iwlwifi: mvm: Free fw_status after use to avoid memory leak rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix kernel deadlock See announcement for full release

Spotify Client 1.0.7 beta for Linux released

Spotify Client 1.0.7 beta for Linux has just been recently released and this release comes with a number of new features and bug fixes. All the various bugs with text/mouse input in the 0.9.x client; Like the client not giving up mouse focus; Or crashing on drag/drop; Or text input not working on some window managers, have all ben taken cared of. New features in the 1.x client which are specific to the Linux client: “Now playing” notifications can be switched off in the settings page, and libnotify is a suggested (not recommended) package dependency.

Android Studio 1.3 Preview 2 available

Android Studio 1.3 Preview 2 which was recently released, is an intelligent code editor capable of advanced code completion, refactoring, and code analysis. This release contains only 4 bug fixes relative to Preview 1. The lint check which incorrectly flagged missing “missing super method call” errors (issue 174964, shown below) has been fixed. The Setup Wizard now longer installs the Android M preview by default; it installs the most recent stable version (currently API 22).

Upgrade to Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu 15.04

Earlier in March this year, Gnome 3.16 stable version was released, but this version of Gnome was not made available for Ubuntu 15.04. Upgrading to Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 15.04 is currently possible but not recommended as you may likely run into issues since this release is largely untested fully. So ONLY do this if you really want to give it a try and ONLY on Ubuntu 15.04. Upgrade Gnome 3.

Audacious 3.6.2 Advanced Audio Player released

Audacious 3.6.2 recently released, is one of the best lightweight music player – is an advanced, feature rich music player for GNOME using GTK 3 interface. Its got a clean interface, with support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style), powerful configuration options and multiple playlists organized in tabs. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.

FreeCiv 2.5 released with lots of changes

Freeciv 2.5.0 recently released, is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and each player’s mission is to become the of your tribe, lead them from the Stone Age to the Space Age, and fight to obtain the ultimate goal. Freeciv can be played online in your web-browser for free. FreeCiv 2.5.0 Changelog Summary Fixes to longstanding bugs in border rules Fixes to corner cases in the civ2civ3 rules The client could sometimes fail to show some cargo of a transport in the unit selection dialog, due to the server not sending correct information after reloading a savegame When the AI proposed a treaty, it could be sent in such a way as to cause the client to pop it up in front of other tabs, obscuring end-of-turn activities Fix a corner case where a technology could be granted to a dead player due to changing research costs Fix a server crash in rulesets with variable city map radius.

Porteus KIOSK 3.4.0 Linux OS released

Porteus Kiosk 3.4.0 Linux OS recently released, makes securing your public access computer easier than you think. You no longer have to be a technical guru to customize, lock down and install your own kiosk. No need to worry about viruses, malware or users installing unwanted software. Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.18.14 and supports much wider range of the hardware including x86 compatible tablets and embedded/industrial devices. Default ISO size has been reduced to 36 MB as the browser component is not present in it and must be not downloaded from the network during installation.

wattOS R9 released

The wattOS team has just announced the release of the newest version of wattOS R9. According to the announcement, they have made the switch back to Ubuntu as the upstream distro and built the latest version from 14.04 LTS for long term support and stability. We have simplified things this time around with wattOS and are only releasing two types of desktops. Previously having the extra desktop versions created additional work.

Cherrytree 0.35.8 Rich Note taking app released

CherryTree 0.35.8 recently released, is a hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text, syntax highlighting, images handling, hyperlinks, import/export with support for multiple formats, support for multiple languages, and more. The latest release comes with several bug fixes. CherryTree 0.35.8 changelog protected documents: better checks at extraction time to cope with 7zip extracting zero size files after a wrong password protected documents bugfix: windows 7za.exe wrong path detected causing wrong password error import from plain text file in WIN_OS allow user to select an extension different than txt (in linux any text file is automatically detected) changed behaviour of HOME and END key presses in text: at first press move the cursor to start or end of the line, at second go to smart start or end (start or end excluding spaces) dialog tablecolumnhandle: change active radiobutton with Tab and auto focus to text entry added support for Scala programming language (from gtksourceview-3.

Wine 1.7.44 released

Wine 1.7.44 recently released, comes various bug fixes including more support for the COM interfaces of the RichEdit control, more support for the ARM64 platform, support for the null device kernel object and Initial version of a SmartTee filter. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.44 changelog When exiting Wizardry 8 waits until background music thread finishes playing Desperados v1.

MPC-HC 1.7.9 Home Cinema released

MPC-HC 1.7.9 Media Player Classic Home Cinema recently released, is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. MPC-HC 1.7.9 changelog Internal Subtitle Renderer: Convert colorspace of subtitles to match video. Append files to the playlist on drag&drop while holding “Control” key Enable Press and Hold gesture to make easier access to context menu on touch devices Add ability to disable every time after playback event for current session by selecting “Do nothing” event in context menu.

Midnight Commander 4.8.14 a Visual File Manager released

Midnight Commander 4.8.14 released early this year, is a visual file manager which comes with a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files and run commands in the subshell. Internal viewer and editor are included. Midnight Commander is based on versatile text interfaces, such as Ncurses or S-Lang, which allows it to work on a regular console, inside an X Window terminal, over SSH connections and all kinds of remote shells.

Cinnamon 2.6.3 released in Repository for Linux Mint

Cinnamon 2.6.3 is now available for install on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca and LMDE 2. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest update comes with a number of fixes and changes: Cinnamon 2.6.3 changelog mint-x-icons: Updated pidgin tray icons cinnamon-desktop, cinnamon-session, cinnamon-settings-daemon, cinnamon-screensaver Split “use-systemd” configuration key into three different keys for cinnamon-settings-daemon, cinnamon-session and cinnamon-screensaver Note: In Betsy, you’ll want to set the session and settings-daemon keys to true, and the screensaver key to false.

LightZone 4.1 Digital Darkroom released

LightZone 4.1 recently released, is a non-destructive, professional-level digital darkroom software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, that includes RAW processing and editing. LightZone lets the user build up a stack of tools which can be rearranged, readjusted, turned off and on, and removed from the stack. User Interface You can now open an image via command line, OS context menu, or drag & drop on LightZone shortcut icon.

FileZilla Client 3.11.0.1 released

FileZilla Client 3.11.0.1 recently released, is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. FileZilla Client 3.11.0.1 changelog Fixed vulnerabilities: Reject Diffie-Hellman Groups smaller than 1024 bits when using FTP over TLS to protect against the Logjam attack Bugfixes and minor changes: Do not bind the source IP address of the data connection if the server is not configured properly Deleting bookmarks from the bookmarks dialog no longer deletes the wrong bookmark Fixed CPU compatibility issues on 64bit binaries Install FileZilla Client 3.

PostgreSQL 9.4.2, 9.3.7, 9.2.11, 9.1.16 & 9.0.20 Released!

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update with multiple functionality and security fixes to all supported versions of the PostgreSQL database system, which includes minor versions 9.4.2, 9.3.7, 9.2.11, 9.1.16, and 9.0.20. The update contains a critical fix for a potential data corruption issue in PostgreSQL 9.3 and 9.4; users of those versions should update their servers at the next possible opportunity. Data Corruption Fix For users of PostgreSQL versions 9.

Flacon 1.0.1 Audio File Encoder released

Flacon 1.0.1 recently released is an audio file encoder that extracts individual tracks from one big audio file containing the entire album of music and saves them as separate audio files. To do this, it uses information from the appropriate CUE file. Besides, Flacon makes it possible to conveniently revise or specify tags both for all tracks at once or for each tag separately. Flacon Features Supported input formats: WAV, FLAC, APE, WavPack, True Audio (TTA).

LibreOffice 4.4.3 released

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.4.3, the third bugfix release from the 4.4 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users. LibreOffice 4.4.3 changelog Filters Improved OOXML support Improved Visio support Improved Table of Contents in HTML export Document thumbnails Improved MS Publisher support Improved Abiword support Improved MS Works Spreadsheet support Improved FictionBook support Localization New languages/locales with locale data Improved language tools (spell-check dictionaries, thesaurus, hyphenation patterns) API changes OSL macro clean-up IReference and ReferenceObject UNO API changes UNO API removals GUI Dialogs conversion to WidgetLayout finished Sifr as the default icon theme on OS X Changes to rulers Start Center New default templates New color selector Reworked paragraph line spacing dropdown Bullet and Numbering dropdown Sidebar changes Context menu changes Edit / Read-only mode Tab changes Firefox Themes Image scaling Simplification of Special Character dialog Icon improvements Locale in About dialog UI text improvements Writer Master Document Templates Shapes can have a TextBox Improvements to Track Changes Style dropdown Line numbering easier to apply for headers and footers Status bar improvements Toolbar improvements Navigator bookmarks AutoCorrect improvements Calc Statistics Wizard (alternative to Excel’s Add-in “Analysis ToolPak”) Direct conversion of formulas into static values Formula engine Toolbar improvements Sheet context menu Impress and Draw Text of Master View Object Previews Select and toggle off master elements directly via Delete OpenGL transitions Page Title field Inherit current style of cells when inserting New row/column in table Password for editing Printing: use specified paper size Zoom Mode button Toolbar improvements Menubar improvements See changelog for full details

FFmpeg 2.6.3 “Grothendieck” released

FFmpeg 2.6.3 “Grothendieck” recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. A notable addition to this release is the support for NVENC — the Nvidia Video Encoder interface for H.264 encoding. FFmpeg 2.6.3 changelog diracdec: prevent overflow in data_unit_size check ffmpeg: remove incorrect network deinit avformat/avidec: add mp2 to the list of exceptions… n2.

Everpad 2.15.8 now available for Ubuntu 15.04

Everpad 2.15.8 which was release awhile back, is now available for install on Ubuntu 15.04 via its PPA repository. Everpad as we know is the Linux client equivalent for Evernote available only in Windows. It works great and is fully integrated with Ubuntu Unity lens, indicator applet and unity launcher. The client Linux client supports notes, tags, notebooks, resources and places. Everpad Evernote client is well integrated with Linux desktop and the Everpad Client has:

Calibre 2.28 released with conversion of ebook format to Microsoft Word

Calibre 2.28 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with a new feature which supports conversion of text styles, images, lists, tables, embedded fonts, etc. Produces DOCX files compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 or newer. Calibre 2.28 changelog New Features Add keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Right, Ctrl+Left) to switch between virtual library tabs. When sending email using GMX pause for five minutes between books, to prevent GMX from blocking the account.

WeeChat 1.2 released with lots of new features

WeeChat 1.2 recently released, is a fast, light and extensible chat client written from scratch, and actively in development. WeeChat has a text interface and runs on many operating systems, such as Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Unix, GNU Hurd, Mac OS X, Windows (cygwin). WeeChat 1.2 new features core: add signals “signal_sigterm” and “signal_sigquit” core: use environment variable WEECHAT_HOME on startup core: remove WeeChat version from config files core: add options weechat.

Kernel 4.0.4 released with more ARM Fixes

Greg Kroah-Hartman recently announced the release of Linux Kernel 4.0.4, which has been tagged the most advanced and stable kernel version currently available. The Linux kernel 4.0.4 patch includes fixes for the ARM hardware architecture issue, as well as updates for the ACPI, MMC, GPU (Radeon and Intel i915) devices. Linux Kernel 4.0.4 changelog drm/radeon: don’t setup audio on asics that don’t support it vfio: Fix runaway interruptible timeout sound/oss: fix deadlock in sequencer_ioctl(SNDCTL_SEQ_OUTOFBAND) ACPI / SBS: Add 5 us delay to fix SBS hangs on MacBook mmc: card: Don’t access RPMB partitions for normal read/write mnt: Fix fs_fully_visible to verify the root directory is visible ARM: dts: imx23-olinuxino: Fix polarity of LED GPIO ARM: mvebu: armada-xp-openblocks-ax3-4: Disable internal RTC ARM: dts: imx28: Fix AUART4 TX-DMA interrupt name ARM: 8307⁄1: psci: move psci firmware calls out of line ARM: dts: OMAP3-N900: Add microphone bias voltages and lots more

CentOS 7 Linux now runs on ARM64 (AArch64) hardware

CentOS 7 Linux is now available for the 64bit AArch64 hardware architecture. This latest release will available to the community for testing and consumption sometime next week. According to Jim Perrin of Seven.Centos :- There are some differences with a traditional CentOS install that users wishing to experiment should keep in mind. Because AArch64 hardware is still very new, this build requires a newer kernel that we’ll be patching fairly regularly with help from the community as well as various vendors.

VirtualBox 4.3.28 released with several fixes

VirtualBox 4.3.28 recently released, is a cross-platform virtualization application that installs on your Intel or AMD-based computers, and runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. VirtualBox 4.3.28 changelog VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation when rebooting certain guests (for example Solaris doing fast reboot) by fixing the implementation for INIT IPI VMM: added some information for diagnosing rare VERR_VMX_INVALID_VMXON_PTR Guru Meditations (VT-x only) GUI: HID LEDs sync: prevent synchronization if VM window has no focus (Windows and Mac OS X hosts only) GUI: fixed drag and drop moving the cursor between guest screens on certain hosts 3D: fixed a crash on restoring the VM state on X11 hosts 3D: fixed a crash on Linux guest shutdown VRDP: fixed incompatibility with rdesktop 1.

Solus Operating System Beta 2 released

The Solus Project team recently announced the immediate availability of Solus Operating System Beta 2. This release is available for 64-bit systems, and is now available for EFI machines. This release is the first new ISO since the project rebrand, and marks many technological changes. According to Solus Project team, they have switched to HTTPS-only software repositories and implemented delta updates with highly compressed packages for quick, safe and bandwidth-friendly software management.

Wine 1.7.43 released with support for WoW64 mode on ARM64

Wine 1.7.43 recently released, comes various bug fixes including support for support for WoW64 mode on ARM64, Improved support for Shell Browser windows, Some more API Sets libraries, Read/write operations support with built-in devices, and Major Catalan translation update . Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.43 changelog WinBoard console window stops working after 32767 chars Legions Overdrive: crashes when starting a game Mini Racing Online: Cars are invisible Starcraft Campaign Editor shows Wine icon instead of map icon Battlefield Bad Company 2 audio doesn’t work in-game C&C – Red Alert 2 can not enter campaign when fullscreen JScript Date.

Tor Browser Bundle 4.5.1 released

Mike Perry announced the release of Tor Browser 4.5.1, which is based on Firefox ESR 31.7.0 and features important security updates to Firefox. The 4.5.1 release also addresses several regressions and usability issues discovered during the 4.5 release. The most notable change is that we have slightly relaxed the first party isolation privacy property, due to issues encountered on several file hosting sites as well as other sites that host content on multiple subdomains.

Cutegram 2.2.1 Telegram Client App released

Cutegram 2.2.1 recently released, is a cross platform, free and opensource telegram clients, focusing on user friendly, compatibility with desktop environments. Cutegram using Qt5, QML, libqtelegram, libappindication, AsemanQtTools technologies and Faenza icons and Twitter emojies graphic sets. Changelog from Cutegram 2.2.0 Smooth Scroll System tray icon color on configure page Link preview (disabled on trusty, because of some problems) Audio Recorder Audio Player Focus on User messages using click on their messages New messages separator Mention and Hashtag support Add new contact dialog on contact list Better scroll bars An option to disable badges Update and Add new translations Improvement on Secret chat Non-contact chat bugfix Many other improvements and bugfixes Install Cutegram 2.

Visual Studio Code released for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows

Visual Studio Code recently released by Microsoft, is a free platform independent IDE with support for many programming languages. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool – supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows – in the Visual Studio family. Visual Studio Code includes built-in support for always-on IntelliSense code completion, richer semantic code understanding and navigation, and code refactoring. In the Preview, Code includes enriched built-in support for ASP.

Wine 1.7.42 released with dynamic timezone information support

Wine 1.7.42 recently released, comes various bug fixes including support for support for dynamic timezone information, initial desktop shell window support, and more Direct2D support. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.42 changelog Screen resolution changes when it shouldn’t in Anarchy Online X11 mouse pointer sometimes hidden, sometimes visible in Anarchy Online AutoCAD 2008: Crash when reusing coordinates DeusEx: Invisible War npc voices not played Guild Wars 2 Low Performance/Not using all CPU cores Guild Wars 2: Input gets stuck Missing radio buttons in Evernote installer Brazilian timezones are not correctly detected win86emu needs Unimplemented function KERNEL32.

uGet 2.0 is Officially Released

uGet 2.0 recently released, is one of the best download managers for Linux. It’s a simple, lightweight and easy-to-use download manager, allowing you to classify download, and import download from HTML files. uGet 2.0 comes with a number of improvements, fix, features and more. uGet Key Features Downloads Queue: place your downloads into a Queue to download as many, or as few, downloads as you want simultaneously. As a download finishes the queue will automatically start downloading the remaining files.

Telegram Desktop 0.8.11 Messaging app released

Telegram Desktop 0.8.11 recently released, is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. Telegram Desktop Features Connect from most remote locations Coordinate groups of up to 200 members Synchronize your chats across all your devices Send documents of any type Encrypt personal and business secrets Destruct your messages with a timer Store your media in the cloud Build your own tools on our API Enjoy feedback from your customers Telegram messages are heavily encrypted and can self-destruct.

Lollypop 0.9.15 GNOME Music Player released

Lollypop 0.9.15 recently released, is an open-source, GNOME audio player developed in GTK+3, and was created as an alternative to Rhythmbox. Lollypop provides support for mp3/4, ogg and flac, Genre/Cover browsing, Genre/Artist/Cover browsing, Search, Queue, Party mode, Replay gain, Cover art downloader, Context artist view. Ubuntu user need to install Gtk 3.12 and Adwaita icons 3.14 for better experience. Lollypop 0.9.15 changelog since 0.9.10 Fix an input issue Many fixes for Ubuntu Fix party mode for recents and populars Fix player for compilations Notify user when updating database Add help Fix visual aspect in Ubuntu Fix Ubuntu 14.

PhotoFlow 0.1.150502 Photo Editor released

PhotoFlow 0.1.150502 recently released, is a fully non-destructive photo retouching program providing a complete layer-based workflow from RAW image development to printing. The individual layers can be activated and de-activated using the radio buttons on the right of the image. Moreover, the layers structure can be saved to disk and re-opened again via the command line. PhotoFlow Main Features Fully non-destructive, layer-based photo editing workflow with realtime preview of the final image Support for 8-bits and 16-bits integer as well as 32-bits and 64-bits floating point precision, selectable at runtime and on a per-image basis Plugin-based architecture: new tools can be implemented as separate modules that are loaded at runtime Allows to load and edit images of arbitrary size, thanks to the underlying rendering engine based on the VIPS library Fully color managed workflow: user-defined input, work and output profiles, soft-proofing, etc… Support for layer grouping and layer masks Support for common photo editing tools: levels, curves, brightness-contrast control, blurring, sharpening, cropping, resizing, colorspace conversions, etc…, all implemented in the form of image layers User-friendly interface to develop new tools and image filters as external plugins Install PhotoFlow 0.

Atom 0.196.0 Text Editor released

Atom 0.196.0 recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. At the core of Atom is Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome.

Darktable 1.6.6 Photography app released

Darktable 1.6.6 recently released, is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them. Darktable 1.6.6 changelog General improvements: fix the Olympus E330 support (which was accidentally broken in 1.6.4) fix white balance reading for the Canon Powershot SX50 HS white balance presets for RICOH GR minor assorted bug fixes (masks, lens correction, profiled denoise, etc) Install Darktable 1.

Webmin 1.740 released

Webmin 1.740 recently released, is a web-based interface for system administration for Linux machines. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Linux configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely. Webmin comes with tons of modules that allows you to manage Windows, FreeBSD and Mac OS X machines.

Freeminer 0.4.12.6 A Minecraft-inspired sandbox game released

Freeminer 0.4.12.6 recently released, is a Minecraft-inspired sandbox game. Freeminer is based on Minetest which is developed by a number of contributors from all over the globe. Unlike Minetest it aims to make the game fun while trading off some bits of perfectionism. This latest release is to address issues with game stability and speed. Freeminer Features Walk around, dig and build in an infinite voxel world and craft stuff from raw materials to help you along the way.

Calibre 2.26 released

Calibre 2.26 recently released, is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. This latest release comes with driver support for the soon to be released Kobo Glo HD. In addition to this, there is new additional news source support – Discover Magazine Monthly by Michael Marotta. Calibre 2.26 changelog Bug Fixes Do not use a separate process to draw the splash screen.

Komodo 9.0.1 released – Better, Faster, Stronger

Komodo 9.0.1 recently released, is a fast, smart, free, and open source cross-Platform IDE for all major languages. Komodo Edit is an editor from dynamic language experts, featuring support for dynamic languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl; plus JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML, and template languages like RHTML, Template-Toolkit, HTML-Smarty and Django. This release build contains important bug fixes and is a recommended update for all Komodo 9 users.

G’MIC 1.6.2 GREYC’s Magic Image Converter released

G’MIC 1.6.2 recently released, is an open and full-featured framework for image processing, providing several different user interfaces to convert, manipulate, filter, visualize generic image datasets, from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images. G’MIC 1.6.2 changelog New features: New command ‘-apply_timeout’ allows to apply a G’MIC command with a time out, so that the commands throws an error if the invoked pipeline takes too much time to finish.

KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.04.0

KDE team recently released KDE Applications 15.04. With this release a total of 72 applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5. With this release there are several new additions to the KDE Frameworks 5-based applications list, including KHangMan, Rocs, Cantor, Kompare, Kdenlive, KDE Telepathy and some KDE Games. Kdenlive is one of the best non-linear video editing software available. It recently finished its incubation process to become an official KDE project and was ported to KDE Frameworks 5.

KDE Ships Plasma 5.3 Beta v5.2.95, New Feature Released

The KDE team has announced the release of Plasma 5.3 beta version 5.2.95, which makes a huge step towards to supporting the Wayland windowing system in addition to the default X11 windowing system. Plasma’s window manager and compositor KWin is now able to start a nested XWayland server, which acts as a bridge between the old (X11) and the new (Wayland) world. X11 windows can connect to this server as if it were a normal X server, for KWin it looks like a Wayland window, though.

Firefox 37.0.2 released to fix some reported issues

Firefox 37.0.2 for desktop had been released and available for download and install. This latest release comes with additional issues been fixed, one of which is Google Maps may render incorrectly in some cases, Stability fixes for select graphics hardware and feature sets and Memory corruption during failed plugin initialization. Install Mozilla Firefox 37.0.2 on Ubuntu OS sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install firefox Remove Firefox sudo apt-get remove firefox

Install Gaupol 0.28 Subtitle Editor on Ubuntu OS

Gaupol 0.28 released end of last year, is an editor for text-based subtitle files. It supports multiple subtitle file formats and provides means of creating subtitles, editing texts and timing subtitles to match video. The user interface is designed with attention to batch processing of multiple documents and convenience of translating. Gaupol should run on all Unix-like (GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris, etc.) operating systems and on Windows. Technically, it should run on Mac as well, but that has not been tested nor made convenient.

HPLIP 3.15.4 Linux Imaging and Printing released

HPLIP 3.15.4 Linux Imaging and Printing recently released, is an HP developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux Desktops. The HPLIP project provides printing support for over 2,080 printer models–including; Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (Print, Scan, Copy), Business Inkjet, LaserJet, Edgeline MFP, and LaserJet MFP. HPLIP 3.15.4 changelog HPLIP Plugin support for ARMv6,ARMv7 and aarch64 architectures Added Support for the Following New Printers: HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw HP Color LaserJet Pro M252n HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277n HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553n HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dh HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552dn HP LaserJet Enterprise M604n HP LaserJet Enterprise M604dn HP LaserJet Enterprise M605dn HP LaserJet Enterprise M605n HP LaserJet Enterprise M605x HP LaserJet Enterprise M606x HP LaserJet Enterprise M606dn

GNOME Pie 0.6.1 a Circular Application Launcher released

Gnome Pie 0.6.1 recently released, is a circular application launcher for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices. The user presses a key stroke which opens the desired pie. By activating one of its slices, applications may be launched, key presses may be simulated or files can be opened. Get full details including demo here Gnome Pie 0.6.1 changelog: New Feature: Its now possible to have half or quarter pies.

Sweet Home 3D 4.6 released

Sweet Home 3D 4.6 which was released early this year, is an open source interior design application that helps you draw the floor plan of your house, arrange your furniture’s on the 3D plan, and preview the results in 3D. Sweet Home 3D comes with 50 pieces of furniture, but you may also import some additional objects in it. Sweet Home 3D Features Draw walls and rooms upon the image of an existing plan, on one or more levels Drag and drop doors, windows and furniture from a catalog onto the plan Update colors, texture, size and orientation of furniture, walls, floors and ceilings View all changes simultaneously in the 3D view from any view point Create photo realistic images and videos with various light sources Import additional 3D models and export the plan at various standard formats Sweet Home 3D 4.

Install StreamStudio 2.1.0 formerly Ht5streamer on Ubuntu OS

StreamStudio 2.1.0 recently released and formerly called Ht5Streamer is a node-webkit app to stream video services. StreamStudio is a new youtube dailymotion streaming application and, based on the node-webkit and developed using web technologies only as html5 / javascript or css. Access most of the features of youtube or dailymotion directly from your desktop now! StreamStudio changelog since v2.0 fix t411 login fix play upnp files thru chromecast small youtube fix bug fix fix youtube bugs fix close window process add opensubtitles support for series gui update update translations fix t411 engine login fix external player fix twitch upnp better chromecast support fix open youtube link add youtu.

Tomahawk 0.8.4 Social Media Player released

Tomahawk 0.8.4 recently released, is a free, open-source cross platform social media player for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s a music player that fundamentally changes the way music is consumed and shared. It decouples the name of the song from the source it was shared from – and fulfills the request using all of your available sources. Changelog since 0.8.3 Fixed drag & drop issues on sidebar. Fixed starting Tomahawk with a filename as parameter.

Wine 1.7.41 released with more support for kernel job objects

Wine 1.7.41 which was released, comes various bug fixes including support for for kernel job objects, more Known Folders supported in the shell, MSI patches improvements. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.41 changelog WinRar doesn’t fully utilize CPU cores in the multithreaded (SMP) mode DirectPlay8 requires some IP_ADAPTER_UNICAST_ADDRESS parameters to be correct in GetAdaptersAddresses Network game in Heroes 3 doesn’t work Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns 1.

Xiphos 4.0.2 Open Source Bible Study released

Xiphos 4.0.2 recently released, is a Bible study tool written for Linux, UNIX, and Windows using GTK, offering a rich and featureful environment for reading, study, and research using modules from The SWORD Project and elsewhere. It is open-source software, and available free-of-charge to all. This is an urgent bugfix-only release. A serious memory management error has been uncovered in the editor, making it virtually useless in many cases. This release corrects this error.

Telegram Desktop 0.8.7 stable released

Telegram Desktop 0.8.7 recently released, is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip,mp3, etc) to people who are in your phone contacts and have Telegram.

Fedora 22 beta released

Fedora 22 beta recently released, comes with lots of changes, features and bugfixes. A notable change is Yum has been replaced with dnf as the default package manager. Dnf has very similar command line options and configuration files compared to yum but also has several major internal changes including using libsolv in coordination with friends from the openSUSE project for faster and better dependency management. Fedora 22 beta release notes Plasma 5, the successor to KDE Plasma 4, is now the default workspace in the Fedora KDE spin.

Nomacs 2.4.4 Image viewer released

Nomacs 2.4.4 recently released, is a free image viewer for windows, linux, and mac systems, which is licensed under the GNU Public License v3. Nomacs is small, fast and able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible. It allows to compare images and spot the differences (e.

Shotcut 15.04 Video Editor released

Shotcut 15.04 recently released, is a free, cross-platform, open-source video editor. It supports oodles of audio and video formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg, supports many image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences. See page for more features. Shotcut 15.0x changelog Added an audio tone generator (in File Open Other). Now you can set a new default duration for audio or video fade filters.

Corebird 1.0 released with many layout updates

Corebird 1.0 recently released, is an open-source, modern, easy and fun Twitter client developed in GTK 3.12, and it comes with all the main twitter features, which includes: Tweets Streaming, Favorites, Lists, Filters, Integrated Search, Mentions/Notifications, among others. Corebird 1.0 changelog All dialogs now use client-side decorations if the environment dictates it, otherwise they fall back to server-side decorations (compose dialog is excluded). Many layout updates The compose window now allows for up to 4 pictures to be uploaded.

VLC 2.2.1 “Terry Pratchett” released

VideoLAN and the VLC development team announced the release of VLC 2.2.1, named “Terry Pratchett”. This first stable release of the “WeatherWax” version of VLC fixes most of the important bugs reported of VLC 2.2.0. VLC 2.2.0, a major version of VLC, introduced accelerated auto-rotation of videos, 0-copy hardware acceleration, support for UHD codecs, playback resume, integrated extensions and more than 1000 bugs and improvements. VLC 2.2.1 changelog Codec: Fix compilation with older libavcodec versions Fix some VP9 decoding Fix flac crashes Fix lpcm channel ordering Fix potential NULL dereference in dmo Fix teletext framing code in DVB PES packets Fix potential buffer overflow in schroendinger decoder (CVE-2014-9629) Fix AAC samplerate Demuxers: Fix MP4 chapters Fix MKV overseeking, introducing slowness over network shares Fix crash when playing SPC files Fix ATRAC3 playback in MKV Revert to older ASX code Workaround TS issue with mpeg-audio Access: Fix sftp read and close sockets Fix DTV build with Linux DVB versions Fix UDP/RTP input on Windows Audio output: Fix Alsa HDMI plugs Improve Alsa output, with larger buffers Fix DirectSound output with multi-channel files OS X: Fix numerous crashes in the UI Fix video-wallpaper mode Fix race when starting VLC from command line Qt: Fix recent items behaviour Fix rotation filter activation Fix mux modules names for the streaming wizard Win32: Timestamp the signature of the dlls Fix extensions registration during install Fix extensions dialog crash Default to no DxVA decoding libVLC: fix libvlc_media_get_stats and lots of additional translations Install VLC 2.

Facebook Messenger for Desktop 1.2.4 released

Messenger for Desktop is an unofficial beautiful desktop client for Facebook Messenger that brings the messenger.com app to your desktop. It works by embedding the official website, so the functionality is identical. Chat without being distracted by your feed or notifications. Messenger for Desktop Features Chat with your friends, or groups of friends Snap photos and shoot videos then send the photos, videos and other files to friends Make HD voice and video calls anywhere in the world Choose and send from thousands of awesome stickers Know when people have seen your texts Record voice messages Notifications badge in the dock/taskbar for OS X and Windows Native notifications on OS X, provided by Chrome for Windows and Linux Install Facebook Messenger for Desktop on Ubuntu OS 32bit OS sudo apt-get install gdebi wget https://github.

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya released

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya stable had been released. This comes after a year and a half of development, over a thousand bugfixes, and countless lines of code. Freya is the latest version of elementary OS, a design-oriented and open source Linux-based operating system for desktops and laptops. It succeeds Luna which was released in August of 2013. Elementary OS 0.3 changelog A more discoverable, redesigned, and app-focused multitasking view New interactive and dismissible notifications, plus a notifications settings pane including a system-wide “Do Not Disturb” mode A refined look and feel that includes a refreshed system-wide stylesheet, refreshed icons, space-saving Header Bars, a dark stylesheet for apps, rounded corners on menus and dialogs, improved animations, many new and refined “symbolic” icons, intelligent transparency for the panel, and more.

NVIDIA 350.12 Grand Theft Auto V GeForce Game Ready Driver Released

Nvidia team has announced the release of Nvidia 350.12 graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems and its available for download. NVIDIA 350.12 released just in time for the highly anticipated title Grand Theft Auto V, will ensure you have the best possible gaming experience. Grand Theft Auto V is the one of the most anticipated PC releases of 2015, and with the new GeForce Game Ready driver you’ll have optimal performance when playing its explosive single-player, multiplayer, and co-op modes, and when enhancing your game with supported NVIDIA technologies.

Cinnamon 2.4.8 updates out

Cinnamon 2.4.8 is now available for install / update. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest update comes with a number of fixes and changes: cinnamon Fixed wrong week number in calendar applet Background slideshow: use os.execvp instead of os.system to keep cinnamon-slideshow from having child processes Update xlet stylesheet as well on “Alt+F2 rt” Added missing tooltip for Keybinding xlet widgets Fixed a memory leak Tweaked how the panel icon is used to prevent occasionally getting an oversized icons when restarting cinnamon or changing cinnamon themes Applet.

LeechCraft 0.6.70 “Severance” – a cross-platform modular app released

LeechCraft 0.6.70 “Severance”, is a modular system, and by installing different modules you can customize the feature set, keeping off the things you don’t need and getting a decent IM client, media player or a feed reader. LeechCraft Features: Full-featured web-browser with support for all major web-standards Advanced multiprotocol modular IM client currently supporting XMPP (Jabber), IRC, WLM/MSN, MRIM and quite a few other protocols and with a bunch of features from metacontacts and Off-The-Record support to audio calls Collection-oriented media player with a lot of features from gapless playback and transcoding for removable devices to social features like recommended artists and nearby events.

FFmpeg 2.6.2 “Grothendieck” released

FFmpeg 2.6.2 “Grothendieck” recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. A notable addition to this release is the support for NVENC — the Nvidia Video Encoder interface for H.264 encoding. FFmpeg 2.6.1 update doc: add aarch64 cpuflags to fftools documentation doc: add missing arm cpuflags to fftools documentation doc: add missing x86 cpuflags to fftools documentation avcodec/h264: Do not fail with randomly truncated VUIs avcodec/h264_ps: Move truncation check from VUI to SPS avcodec/h264: Be more tolerant to changing pps id betwe… avcodec/aacdec: Fix storing state before PCE decode avcodec/h264: reset the counts in the correct context avcodec/h264_slice: Dont reset mb_aff_frame per slice avcodec/h264: finish previous slices before switching… avcodec/h264: Fix race between slices where one overwri… avformat/utils: avoid discarded streams in av_find_defa… ffmpeg: Fix extradata allocation avcodec/h264_refs: Do not set reference to things which… avcodec/h264: Fail for invalid mixed IDR / non IDR… Revert “avcodec/exr: fix memset first arg in reverse_lut()” h264: avoid unnecessary calls to get_format avutil/pca: Check for av_malloc* failures avutil/cpu: add missing check for mmxext to av_force_cp… lavc/dnxhd: Fix pix_fmt change.

Sync your Speed Dial entries and open tabs in Opera 29 beta

Opera 29 beta was recently released, this release now allows you to easily sync your Speed Dial entries and open tabs between different devices. You can assign your own keyboard shortcuts. An audio indicator was also added to help you find which tab is blasting sound. Opera 29 Beta changelog Sync Speed Dial entries and open tabs See open tabs from your other devices directly from the start page.

OpenTTD 1.5.0 Transport Tycoon Deluxe game released

OpenTTD 1.5.0 recently released, is an open source simulation game based upon the popular Microprose game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe“, written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with lots of new features and enhancements. This latest released comes with higher mountains than you have ever seen before, a better UI for high resolution screens, and a much more rural intro screen.

Tor Browser 4.0.8 released

Mike Perry announced the release of Tor Browser 4.0.8, a new stable release by the Tor Browser team. This version is exactly the same as 4.0.7, which was briefly advertised to users last week but then withdrawn because a bug would have caused it to endlessly recommend updating. This release includes Tor 0.2.5.12, which fixes the recent onion service and client crash bugs. Both 4.0.7 and 4.0.8 contain an update to the included Tor software, to fix two crash bugs in the version of the Tor software included prior to 4.

DeaDBeeF 0.6.2 Ultimate Music Player released

DeaDBeeF 0.6.2 recently released, is an audio player for GNU/Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris and other UNIX-like systems. DeaDBeeF is also available as an Android version, which is a very different product. With DeaDBeef, you can drag and drop, both in playlist, and from other apps, customize groups in playlists etc. DeaDBeeF 0.6.2 changelog added “Stop playback after current album finished” (Aleksejs Popovs) added ALAC, OPUS, OggFlac encoder presets (Ian Nartowicz) added configure option to build artwork plugin without network support added new widget for muting chiptune voices added support for SHIFT-JIS charset detection/recoding (off by default) fixed “stop after current” bug, which required player restart on every change fixed –gui command line option fixed GUI seeking accuracy bug fixed bug in extended frame flags conversion between ID3v2.

Atom 0.192.0 Text Editor released

Atom 0.192.0 recently released, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access to the file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. At the core of Atom is Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome.

MATE 1.10.0 Desktop Environment released

MATE 1.10.0 Desktop Environment recently released, is one of the most lightweight and appreciated open source desktop environments used in numerous distributions of Linux, including Ubuntu MATE and Linux Mint, has reached today version 1.10.0, a released that introduces several new features and a great. MATE 1.10.0 changelog Turn MateRRScreen, GnomeRRConfig and GnomeOutputInfo into a GObject Add gobject introspection Many RANDR fixes interface: add automatic-mnemonics key for Gtk xsetting use GDK_WINDOW_XID for inter-GTK compatibility Updated mpaste for website change Added org.

DB Browser for SQLite 3.5.0 released with support for encrypted databases

SQLite 3.5.0 Database Browser recently released, is a visual tool used to create, design and edit database files compatible with SQLite. One of the major improvements in this release, is support for encrypted databases (for MacOS X and Linux only, not Windows yet). This is done using the SQLCipher encryption library. SQLite Database Browser 3.5.0 update Enhancements I18N – Simplified Chinese language support Add tooltip for all table items Remember CSV export options Distinguish Save and Save As when saving SQL files in the Execute SQL tab Add support for compiling on OS/2 Add two buttons to navigate to the head and the tail Compatibility with shadow build Support Indices without sorting – FreeBSD Port Enhancements with progress, though more still needs to be done Open Encrypted Database Add full support for tables without rowid NULL field values are not highlighted Ability to change language Bug fixes Foreign Key in Edit Create Table CSV export bug – Fields aren’t automatically quoted when separator character is present in the data [feature request]”Execute SQL”: clear output if query returns nothing Export to SQL INT Datatype Expression Crash when opening db without rowid and composite primary key Database Structure view: wrong parsing of CHECK constraints tests: fix QCoreApplication parameters Other notes The Windows release uses SQLite v3.

LibreOffice 4.4.2 released with new features

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.4.2, the second bugfix release from the 4.4 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users. Some key performance enhancement in this release includes: Writer The “Accept Change” and “Reject Change” commands now automatically jump to the next change Inclusion of new buttons in the Track Changes toolbar, along with a new set of icons Writer shapes can now have a Textbox, meaning that it’s possible to have complex Writer content and full drawinglayer geometry for a shape at the same time The “Standard” and “Formatting” toolbars were reorganized by removing uncommonly used commands and replacing them with frequent features Calc A new feature was added to convert formula cells into static values (via the menu Tools ▸ Cell Contents ▸ Formula to Value) Added AGGREGATE spreadsheet function for Excel interoperability The right-click context menu that appear for managing sheets now has icons for sheet operations Impress and Draw In Slide Master view, the text of the presentation object previews is now read-only Toggling bullets on and off in slide master view in the outline preview via “Bullets On/Off” now truly toggles on/off the bullets of the Outline styles OpenGL transitions Implemented and enabled for Windows Improved implementation based on new OpenGL framework in vcl for Linux, Windows and OS X Math Now Math supports the basic 16 HTML colors The newly added colors can be inserted from the Elements docked bar General notes on features and enhancements are contained in this release.

Install Latexila 3.14.4 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

LaTeXila 3.14.4 recently released, is a free LaTeX editor for GNOME desktop. The idea of LaTeXila is to always deal directly with the LaTeX code, while simplifying as most as possible the writing of this LaTeX code. Key Features Build tools: customizable buttons to compile, convert and view a document in one click. Latexmk is used by default, but the low-level commands such as pdflatex, dvipdf and bibtex can also be used Completion of LaTeX commands Document structure: a list of chapters, sections, figures, etc.

Darktable 1.6.4 Open Source Photography released

Darktable 1.6.4 recently released, is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them. Darktable 1.6.4 changelog General improvements: major rawspeed update facebook exporter update (first authentication usability should be much better now) first run opencl benchmark to prevent opencl auto-activation if GPU is obviously slower than CPU lensfun cornercase fixes some mask cornercase fixes zonesystem now updates it’s gui when number of zones changes spots iop updates ui_last/gui_language should work more reliably now internal lua updated from 5.

Skrooge 1.11 personal finance management tool released

Skrooge 1.11 recently released, is a free management tool that allows you to manage your personal finances, and its powered by KDE 4.x. Thanks to its many features, it is one of the most powerful way to enter, follow, and analyze your expenses. Skrooge can run on many platforms, including of course linux, BSD, Solaris, but also on Mac OS, and possibly on Windows. Skrooge 1.11 chnagelog Correction bug 341020: End of text in lineedit hides under the “clear” icon button Correction bug 341450: Empty skg_bill.

Notepadqq 0.46.0 released

Notepadqq 0.46.0 recently released, is a an open source, Notepad++-like text editor for the Linux desktop. It helps developers by providing all you can expect from a general purpose text editor, such as syntax highlighting for about 100 different languages, code folding, color schemes, file monitoring, multiple selection and much more. You can search text using the power of regular expressions. You can organize documents side by side. You can use real-time highlighting to find near identifiers in no time.

Unvanquished Alpha 38 First Person Shooter game released

Unvanquished Alpha 38 is a fast-paced, futuristic FPS with RTS elements, pitting technologically advanced humans against hordes of highly adaptable aliens. The player can choose from either team, providing a fresh gameplay experience on both sides of the conflict. This release mainly contains bug-fixes and code cleanups. There has been art progress as well but it came late in the alpha cycle and the integration of the assets wasn’t perfect so we did not merge them.