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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 .

Tor Browser 6.0.4 released with Mozilla’s servers ping fix

Tor Browser 6.0.4 released yesterday, finally brings Tor Browser users the latest Tor stable, 0.2.8.6, and avoids pinging Mozilla’s servers for system extensions. Pinging Mozilla’s servers was responsible for users getting an extension into their Tor Browser that resulted in annoying and confusing “Your Firefox is out of date” notifications on start-up (bug 19890). Thanks to Mozilla engineers, who fixed that issue as quickly as possible on their side, the extension is not shipped to Tor Browser users anymore since August 11 13:00 UTC.

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’.

Fotoxx 16.08 Photo Editor released

Fotoxx 16.08 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 16.08 changelog Albums: Remove multiple images by clicking thumbnails. Drag thumbnails from a file manager or gallery to an album and position.

LibreOffice 5.2.0 released with new features

The Document Foundation recently released LibreOffice 5.2.0, a feature-rich major release of the best free office suite ever created. LibreOffice 5.2 provides document classification according to the TSCP standard, and a set of improved forecasting functions in Calc. In addition, multiple signature descriptions are now supported, along with import and export of signatures from OOXML files. LibreOffice 5.2.0 Changelog New drawing tools, including filled curves, polygons and freeform lines, have been added to all program modules.

OpenTTD 1.6.1 Transport Tycoon Deluxe game released

OpenTTD 1.6.1 (ttd) 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. OpenTTD 1.6.1 + Rc1 changelog Fix: Compilation and optimisation issues with GCC6 Fix: Compilation with –disable-network Fix: [NewGRF] shift-and-add-divide/modulo varadjusts use signed division/modulo Fix: Company 0 could accept engine previews before they were offered Feature: Mexican Spanish Change: Performance improvement for dedicated servers by skipping drawing calls earlier in the process Fix: Automatic servicing of road vehicles compared path finder costs with tile distances, thus vehicles went to depots which were factor 100 too far away Fix: Enforce a non-zero load amount for all vehicles, so that vehicles can process their cargo reservations Fix: Do not decrease the column width of depot windows when vehicles with high unitnumbers leave Fix: Button size computation in script configuration window Fix: [NewGRF] Set date of last service on construction also for wagons and articulated parts Fix: Vehicles could not be hidden from the purchase list when they were in exclusive preview Fix: Dock and roadstop picker, client list and town authority window did not auto-resize according to their content when they were positioned at the bottom of the screen Fix: Various incorrect but uncritical size computations in the content client Fix: Memory leak when disabling palette animation Fix: [NewGRF] The house id as returned by house variable 66 was incorrect when querying neighboured tiles Fix: [Build] Compilation failure with gcc 6.

G’MIC 1.7.4 Image Processing Framework Released

G’MIC 1.7.4 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 1.7.4 changelog New features: [stdlib] New commands -fade_files, -fade_video, -morph_files and -morph_video which compute a streamed temporal fading/morphing of a sequence of images (given as an input filename pattern, or a video file).

GIMP 2.8.18 released to fix a vulnerability in the XCF loading code

GIMP 2.8.18 was recently released to fix a vulnerability in the XCF loading code (CVE-2016-4994). With special XCF files, GIMP can be caused to crash, and possibly be made to execute arbitrary code provided by the attacker. This release includes additional bug fixes since 2.8.16. An important change has happened to the initial startup experience on Microsoft Windows and OS X platforms – any “GIMP is not responding” errors encountered there should be gone.

Wine 1.9.14 Dev released with GDI improvement

Wine 1.9.14 Dev recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. A notable update to this release is more Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D; Some more write support in WebServices; Performance improvements in GDI; Some more progress towards the Direct3D command stream and various bug fixes. Wine 1.9.14 Dev Changelog Control ” has no parent window in ExpressQuantumGrid Kingsoft Office 2012 can’t read it’s default file System Tray Icons Not Appearing In Mac System Tray AveraSell 4.

How to install VLC 2.2.4 Media Player on Ubuntu 16.04

VLC 2.2.4 “Weatherwax” released today by VideoLAN development team is the fourth stable update to VLC’s 2.2 release series. This latest release fixes a few bugs reported on VLC 2.2.3 for Windows XP and certain audio files. It also includes updated codecs libraries and fixes a security issue when playing specifically crafted QuickTime files as well as a 3rd party security issue in libmad. VLC 2.2.4 Highlights Fix crash in G.

Duplicity 0.7.08 Released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Duplicity 0.7.08 recently released, allows you to backup directories by producing encrypted tar-format volumes and uploading them to a remote or local file server. Because duplicity uses librsync, the incremental archives are space efficient and only record the parts of files that have changed since the last backup. The duplicity package also includes the rdiffdir utility. Rdiffdir is an extension of librsync’s rdiff to directories—it can be used to produce signatures and deltas of directories as well as regular files.

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.

FileZilla 3.19.0 released with bug fix

FileZilla Client 3.19.0 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 3.19.0 changelog New features: Building FileZilla now depends on libfilezilla = 0.

Calibre 2.60.0 released with news download feature

Calibre 2.60.0 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 improved configuration dialog for the Kobo Touch device driver. Calibre 2.60.0 changelog New Features: Edit metadata: In the drop down list for languages, show the five most recently used languages first. Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for missing navigation documents in EPUB 3 books Kobo driver: Improved configuration dialog for the Kobo Touch device driver Copy to Library: Do not abort the copy process if only some books fail to copy, instead report which books failed and copy the rest.

ImageMagick 7.0.2-1 released, Install on Ubuntu

ImageMagick 7.0.2-1 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.

PHP 7.0.8 released

PHP 7.0.8 recently released, 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 7.0.8 Changelog Core: Fixed bug #72218 (If host name cannot be resolved then PHP 7 crashes). Fixed bug #72221 (segfault, past-the-end access). Fixed bug #72268 (Integer Overflow in nl2br()).

Pidgin 2.11.0 Messenger App released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Pidgin 2.11.0 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!

SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 beta, a 3D Kart Racing Game released

SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 beta recently released, is a Free 3D kart racing game, with many tracks, characters and modes you can play. You can play with up to 4 friends on one PC, racing against each other, or you can just try beating the computer (a network multiplayer feature is planned). SuperTuxKart Features Over 20 tracks and arenas Split-screen multiplayer support Many game modes Grand Prix Single Race Time Trial Follow-the-leader 3-Strikes Battles Fun characters Free addons repository Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X SuperTuxKart 0.

Brackets 1.7 officially released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Adobe Brackets 1.7 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 1.7 changelog What’s New CEF shell upgrade to 2623: Brackets app shell is now upgraded to CEF 2623. The long standing issue with mouse scroll being too fast on Windows is now fixed with the CEF upgrade.

Enlightenment 0.20.9 released, Install on Ubuntu

Enlightenment 0.20.9 recently released, is a bugfix release that improves on the 0.20.8 release and resolves a number of issues. Enlightenment is an open-source desktop environment, which contains customization with animations, effects and dedicated applications. Enlightenment 0.20.9 changelog e start – no it doesny need dbus-launch e – suspend.hibernat intelligently – dont account for ac power stop filling logs with buffer transform/scale spam change ‘if’ clause to make gcc-6 happy enlightenment_open: correctly return the exist status code of the executed command just a small patch to make sure evry_hide does not get called synchronously from an Evry_Action Updating italian translation remove pulse sinks/sources from list before running cbs which access the list fix e_place_zone_region_smart_cleanup() add client util function for detecting popups, block popups in ibar/tasks update README.

Firefox 48.0 beta released with Enhanced protection against malware downloads

Mozilla Firefox 48.0 beta was recently released by Mozilla team. A notable feature is the enhanced protection against malware downloads, WebRTC improvements, New design of the URL bar result panel with more results and many more. Mozilla Firefox 48.0 beta changelog New Enhanced protection against malware downloads WebRTC improvements: Delay-agnostic AEC enabled Full duplex for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X enabled ICE Restart & Update is supported Cloning of MediaStream and MediaStreamTrack is now supported New design of the URL bar result panel with more results Skia, the graphic library, enabled by default on GNU/Linux for better canvas performances Tab and Shift+F10 are now also supported in Firefox customization mode fixed Fixed Jabra headset and Logitech C920 webcam audio issue; users heard a frequency distorted (i.

How to install LibreCAD 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 16.04

LibreCAD 2.1.0 recently released, is a fully comprehensive 2D CAD drawing tool based on the community edition of QCAD. LibreCAD has been re-structured and ported to Qt version 4 and works cross platform, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse). This latest release is a years work and it comes with lots and lots of new features, bugfixes and improvements. See hightlight below: Features themed icons option exclusive snap mode (only one mode can be enabled) custom menu creator (more) custom toolbar creator (more) boost version in the About window links to the contributors page and LICENSE in the About window copy button in the About window di for divide mp for properties options to clear settings (restore defaults) custom toolbar that allows users to add the last triggered action open your browser and our wiki from the help menu Bugs Fixed tool options were still shown after a drawing or print preview was closed export image’s resolution field did not work invalid objects were allowed to exist, causing auto-zoom errors a layer’s inline icons could be highlighted layers were activated when clicking their inline icons (e.

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 Calibre 2.58 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Derivatives

Calibre 2.58 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 text search tool to conveniently search for text even if it crosses multiple HTML tags. Calibre 2.58 changelog New Features Edit Book: A text search tool to conveniently search for text even if it crosses multiple HTML tags (Search-Search ignoring HTML markup) OSX: Allow drag and drop of file onto viewer dock icon to view file Bug Fixes Workaround for incompatibility between Qt 5.

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.