Lollypop 0.9.113 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. Lollypop 0.9.113 Changelog Enhanced search engine MTP sync for albums Move stats to settings dialog Move artist artwork outside cache Fix Lastfm scrobbler Guess tracknumber from filename Fix issues with Unity Rework all code (may have introduced unwanted regressions) Install Lollypop 0.
Shotwell 0.23.1 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 0.23.1 update Update Facebook application id. Facebook integration works again Remove obsolete VAPIs Remove custom WEXITSTATUS implementation Fix an assert in file monitor caused by renaming a file Rename “Yorba website” to “Shotwell website” in About dialog so it actually says what it does Change the way how shotwell checks whether it runs uninstalled to allow running with symlinks Copyright was transferred from Yorba to SFC Do not block closing the viewer if there was an issue loading the photo Remove remaining references to .
Audacious 3.7.2 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.
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.
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.
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.
GNOME 3.19.3 had just been recently released a week before Christmas. This release comes with plenty of updates, improvements and bug fixes which includes GNOME Maps now supports editing locations in OpenStreetMap, wayland: Implement DND icon hotspot API, more of the DND implementation is now handled in GDK: creating the drag window, moving the window along with the cursor, the drag cancel animation. Others are: Mouse – Added a notification for the multiple copy actions, and a new menu for actions on the view Mouse – Force 2-finger scroll by default if available – Migrate scroll-method key to new edge-scrolling-enabled key The libdbus-1 backend has been removed.
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.
Arch Linux 2015.12.01 recently released, is a lightweight and flexible Linux distribution OS that tries to Keep It Simple. This latest Arch Linux 2015.12.01 is now available for you download and install or upgrade your existing version. Arch Linux 2015.12.01 is still powered by Linux kernel 4.2.5, but it now includes the recently released X.Org Server 1.18.0 packages. The new Arch Linux ISO image has been released for those who want to install the GNU/Linux OS on their personal computers, as well as for existing Arch Linux users who want to make a fresh install.
For those currently running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS codenamed Xenial Xerus, the popular Ubuntu Software Centre will no longer be available. This will be replaced with GNOME’sSoftware application based on current plans as the default and package management utility on the Unity 7-based desktop. New plugins will be created to support the Software Centre’s ratings, reviews and paid app features as a result of the switch. GNOME 3.18 stack will also be included in Ubuntu 16.
The Manjaro Community has just released Manjaro Budgie 15.11 – new Budgie Desktop. Budgie is designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance. A huge advantage for the Budgie desktop is that it is not a fork of another project, but written from scratch with integration in mind. It tightly integrates with the GNOME stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience. Budgie can now emulate the look and feel of the GNOME 2 desktop, optionally, via a setting in the panel preferences.
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
Lollypop 0.9.61 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. Ubuntu user need to install Gtk 3.12 and Adwaita icons 3.14 for better experience. Lollypop 0.9.61 is just bug fix to previous release Faster playlist loading (in sqlite db) Faster cover drawing Bug fixes Install Lollypop 0.
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.
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.
GNOME 3.16 is the latest version of GNOME 3, and is the result of six months’ work by the GNOME project. It includes major new features, as well as a large number of smaller improvements and enhancements. The release incorporates 33525 changes, made by approximately 1043 contributors. New features and improvements being introduced in GNOME 3.16 include: Notifications Reimagined GNOME 3’s notifications system has been overhauled for 3.
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.
Lollypop 0.9.1 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. According to the developer, Lollypop 0.9.1 is purely a bug fix release.
GNOME 3.15.90 is now available. This is the first beta release of the 3.15 development, and it is a big release. All of the big features that where been worked on have made it into this release, in more or less complete form. One notable change the new GNOME shell theme. Other introduced features includes: Redesigned notifications in GNOME shell Codec installation integrated in gnome-software Login screen on Wayland New UI in eog UI improvements in nautilus and many more.
If you desire to have a better visual layout of your Ubuntu folder directories, then Folder Color is what you need. Folder Color is an open-source application that allows users to easily color or change the color of their folder icons. This was initially used in Nautilus but now also added to the default repoitory for Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet. Folder Color supports the following file browsers Nautilus, Nemo & Caja in these desktops: Unity, GNOME, Cinnamon, & MATE You can choose the color or emblem of a folder from a predefined color templates Change the color of a folder with just a right click!
Gnome Pie 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 0.5.6 update Transparency under Gnome 3.10+ Pie hotkeys start numbering with one (instead of zero, since the zero key is really hard to press) option windows are now resizable since they are too small with certain window managers (e.
GNOME Shell provides core user interface functions for the GNOME 3 desktop, like switching to windows and launching applications. GNOME Shell takes advantage of the capabilities of modern graphics hardware and introduces innovative user interface concepts to provide a visually attractive and easy to use experience. GNOME Shell 3.13.2, the second update to GNOME 3.13.x series comes with many fixes, various improvements, and translation updates over 3.13.0 and 3.13.1. Make airplane mode menu insensitive in lock screen Don’t always extend struts to the screen edge Fix keynav for alternatives in AltSwitcher Implement window menus in the shell Support resource:/// URLs in GNOME_SHELL_JS envvar Fix switcher popups with keybindings containing Escape Update extension-prefs UI to follow GNOME 3 patterns Add support for fallback app menu in window decorations Fix keynav escaping open app folders use widget GtkBuilder templates for the event detail view Avoid using deprecated GtkMisc Turkish translation update to Swedish and Catalan (Valencian) translation [button link=”https://download.
Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr comes with the default Unity Desktop Environment, but for some of us that prefer a more traditional styled desktop, Gnome Flashback Sessions formally known as Gnome Classic does offer you with the old fashion 2-bar panels. Install Gnome Flashback (Classic) Session – Open terminal and run this command sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback – Alternatively, click button below to install [button link=”apt://gnome-session-flashback” style=”tick” color=”primary” style=”download”]Install Gnome Flashback (Classic) Session[/button] – Next save your work and log out.
Following from my previous post on how to install Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10, if you find yourself running into multiple issues yet unknown and would like to remove Gnome 3.10, then simply following the steps outlined below to accomplish this task Step 1: Install PPA Purge – Run the command to install PPA Purge # sudo apt-get install ppa-purge Step 2: Remove PPAs – Run following commands to remove the PPAs # sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging # sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next Step 3: Completely remove Gnome 3 Uninstalling Gnome 3.
Ubuntu GNOME which was formerly known as Ubuntu GNOME Remix is part of the Ubuntu flavor, featuring the GNOME Desktop Environment experience. The idea behind this is, its intended for users to mostly have the GNOME desktop experience feel. Integrating Gnome desktop environment into Ubuntu to some maybe a good and fantastic idea but others may be a bad idea. This is now down to individual experience and desire. Below is simple step by step on how to install Ubuntu Gnome 13.
Gnome 3.10 is latest and new version of GNOME released on September 2013. Unity comes shipped with Ubuntu 13.10 which is Ubuntu’s default Desktop Environment for some years now. Installing this version Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10 has been reported to break Light Display Manager. The most user visible aspect of the display manager is the login screen. Follow the steps outlined below carefully to install the package: Step 1: Install GDM (Gnome Display Manager) – From the Terminal console, run the command below.
When you have more than one desktop environment including Gnome installed on CentOS, its default desktop session is set to Gnome. If you desire to have the machine boot into another desktop other than Gnome, for instance KDE, then follow this simple steps outlined below to achieve this Steps: – Log into CentOS using root account. Run following command to create the desktop file [code language=”js”]# vi /etc/sysconfig/desktop[/code] – Enter the following lines shown below.
In my earlier post, I showed us how to Install CentOS 6.4 on VirtualBox using the minimal version which runs on CLI. Now I would show us how to install a GUI desktop environment on CentOS. For the purpose of this post, I will install GNOME Desktop and install some optional packages Step 1: Install desktop packages – Log into CentOS using root account. Run the following command: yum -y groupinstall "