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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Wine 1.9.9 Development version recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes including more work towards the WineD3D command stream, Service proxies in WebServices, Query support in the builtin reg.exe utility, Improved support for long URLs in WinInet, and various bug fixes. Wine 1.9.9 Changelog Bug fixes Windows Movie Maker 2.x needs ole32.dll.StgOpenPropStg TeX2Word will not install winhelp: Some images not shown in certain 16-bit Help files WM_SETTEXT handler for the user32 buttons generates WM_CTLCOLOR* inconsistent with Windows user32 Prince of Persia SoT: control key bindings don’t change properly 3DMark Vantage needs unimplemented function d3dx10_43.
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 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.
Nginx 1.9.15 [engine x] recently released, is an open source webserver, 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 1.9.15 changelog Bugfix: “recv() failed” errors might occur when using HHVM as a FastCGI server. Bugfix: when using HTTP/2 and the “limit_req” or “auth_request” directives a timeout or a “client violated flow control” error might occur while reading client request body; the bug had appeared in 1.
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.
SmartGit 7.1.3 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 Features Modify commits before pushing, commit individual lines within a file, resurrect lost commits and many more. SmartGit will ask only when it needs a decision, but doesn’t bother you with underlying technical constraints.
wxMEdit 3.1 recently released, is a cross-platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ & wxWidgets. wxMEdit is an improved version of MadEdit which has been discontinued. wxMEdit supports many useful functions, e.g. Bookmark, Syntax Highlightings, Word Wraps, Encodings, Column/Hex Modes, Updates checking, and a Plugin system(not work yet). In HexMode, wxMEdit can open large files which size is up to 32GB (INT_MAX*16). wxMEdit 3.1 Changelog added a new killer feature: word boundary with Chinese/Japanese/Thai/Lao/Khmer and Burmese characters etc.
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.
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 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 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.
Atom 1.7.0 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. A notable change in this release is the ctrl-tab will switch between the most recently used (MRU) tabs in an Atom window instead of switching to the tab to the right of the current tab.
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.
WebTorrent Desktop is a streaming torrent client that connects to both BitTorrent and WebTorrent peers and its currently in Beta stage. Whether it’s video from the Internet Archive, music from Creative Commons, or audiobooks from Librivox, you can play it right away. You don’t have to wait for it to finish downloading. WebTorrent Desktop Features Lightweight, fast torrent client Beautiful user experience Free, non-commercial, ad-free, and open source Instantly stream video and audio WebTorrent fetches file pieces from the network on demand for instant playback.
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.
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.
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 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.
Kodi 16.1 “Jarvis” Release Candidate 2, is the second Release Candidate for Kodi v16. This is a maintenance release candidate which has some additional fixes on top of 16.0. Kodi as we know is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 16.1 RC2 Changelog: Never cache addons directories Fix typo when calculating forced ratio size AndroidStorageProvider: Ignore /mnt/runtime and don’t call Exists all the way every some 500 ms as this will affect performance Set of fixes for DirectX rendering Fixed crash under JSON-RPC on iOS/OSX 20% performance gain on opening EPG guide window Add missing libgif.
uGet 2.0.6 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 2.0.6 Changelog curl plug-in: fix a bug that downloaded file may be incomplete in some case. curl plug-in: improve downloaded segment handler. curl plug-in: set min split size to 10 MiB.
Atom 1.6.2 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 1.6.2 changelog Hitting an unbound key sequence sharing a prefix with a bound sequence freezes atom via atom/atom-keymap#124
WeeChat 1.4 which was released early in January, is a fast, light and extensible chat client, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3. It was written from scratch, and is actively developed. 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 1.4 Changelog New features core: add a parent name in options, display inherited values if null in /set output, add option weechat.
Spark IM 2.7.6 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. In this release more patches went into fixing Mac OS X version (issues with Preferences, File transfer, etc.). Also as part of fixing issues on Mac we have applied an experimental version of Libjitsi patch by cstux (Voice Chat module).
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.
VLC 3.0 Master build had just been released to public. Please note that this is an experimental version of VLC that are daily generated from the VLC code that is currently in development. Several issues that existed in previous versions of VLC might be fixed here, but since this version of VLC is not yet finished, you should expect other problems and issues. VLC 3.0 changelog Important changes: The Windows XP/2003/2003R2 support for VLC is now on a best-efforts basis: it should work, but not without limitations.
ShareX 10.9.1 recently released, is an open source program that lets you take screenshots or screencasts of any selected area with a single key, save them in your clipboard, hard disk or instantly upload them to over 40 different file hosting services. In addition to taking screenshots, it can upload images, text files and all other different file types. ShareX 10.9.1 changelog Removed Copy file uploader because service is discontinued Update Greenshot image editor to 1.
OpenToonz, the open source version of the Toonz animation software used by Studio Ghibli, was recently released to the public. OpenToonz is based on the software “Toonz”, which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years. Dwango launches this OpenToonz project, in cooperation with Digital Video and Studio Ghibli. According to Dwango: This software can be used by anyone free of charge, no matter whether the purpose of use is commercial or not.
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
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.
Transmission 2.90 BitTorrent Client recently released, is a cross-platform BitTorrent client and it comes in both GUI, CLI and daemon form. All its features are very simple, intuitive interface on top of an efficient, cross-platform back-end. Transmission is an open source application with low memory footprint. Transmission 2.90 changelog Fix renaming torrent files with common prefix Fix some more thread safety bugs in the tr_list datatype Fix infinite loop when removing torrent data Add support for CyaSSL/WolfSSL and PolarSSL cryptographic backends; bump OpenSSL minimum to v0.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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).
Adobe Brackets 1.6 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 1.6 changelog: Add flip-view and close buttons to pane-headers by petetnt : In split view, documents now can be closed via the new close button added at the right corners of both the panes.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Kodi 16.0 “Jarvis” Release Candidate 3, is the third Release Candidate for Kodi v16. With this release candidate, a small number of fixes that users mentioned where added. Kodi as we know is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Fixes done in Release Candidate 3: Fix some possible DVD menu problems Fix selection of stacked multiple ISO files (movie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Wireshark 2.0.1 recently released, is a free, open source packet analyzer used for network troubleshooting, monitoring, analysis, software and communications protocol development. The latest release Wireshark 2.0.1 comes with many vulnerabilities fixes and bugs fixes. Wireshark 2.0.1 changelog Zooming out (Ctrl+-) too far crashes Wireshark IPv6 Mobility Header Link-Layer Address Mobility Option is parsed incorrectly About → Plugins should be a scrollable Profile change leaves prior profile residue Wireshark crashes when using the VoIP player Incorrect presentation of Ascend-Data-Filter (RADIUS attribute 242) Not possible to stop a capture with invalid filter “No interface selected” when having a valid capture filter Malformed packet with IPv6 mobility header Wireshark crashes dissecting Profinet NRT (DCE-RPC) packet All fields in the packet detail pane of a “new packet” window are expanded by default Malformed packets with SET_CUR in the USBVIDEO (UVC) decoding Display filters arranges columns incorrectly Scrolling and navigating using the trackpad on Mac OS X could be much better Lua Proto() does not validate arguments Pointers to deallocated memory when redissecting Suggestion for re-phrasing the TCP Window Full message Wireshark Portable is not starting (no messages at all) IPv6 RPL Routing Header with length of 8 bytes still reads an address See changelog for full release details Install Wireshark 2.
Mixxx 2.0 recently released, is the most advanced, free, open source DJ software designed for DJs that allows you to mix songs live. Mixxx natively supports MP3, OGG, FLAC, WAVE, and AIFF playback (with plugins to support additional formats) and can be controlled by numerous DJ MIDI controllers. Turntables with timecoded vinyl can also be used to control Mixxx through the vinyl control feature. Mixxx runs on the Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 .
MongoDB 3.0.8 recently released, is an open-source, document-oriented database designed for ease of development and scaling. Think of MySQL but with JSON-like objects comprising the data model, rather than RDBMS tables. Significantly, MongoDB supports neither joins nor transactions. 3.1.7 is a development release and is not intended for production use. The 3.1 series will evolve into 3.2, which will be for production. MongoDB 3.0.8 Major Changes Security SERVER-21278 Remove executable bit from mongod.
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.
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 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.
As promised, Apples’s Swift programming language is now officially open source, making the project available through Swift.org. As an open source language, the broad community of talented developers — from app developers to educational institutions to enterprises — can contribute to new Swift features and optimizations and help bring Swift to new computing platforms. “By making Swift open source the entire developer community can contribute to the programming language and help bring it to even more platforms,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.
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.
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).
Microsoft had just announced during the Connect(); 2015 developer event on November 18, 2015, that its Visual Studio Code Integrated Development Environment software is now open source. The Visual Studio code which is a web-focused IDE based on Atom, and not the full-blown Visual Studio IDE is now available on GitHub. The cross-platform web and cloud development code editor (IDE) now distributed for free as an open-source application, is licensed under the MIT license for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and, of course, Microsoft Windows.
Oracle recently announced the general availability of MySQL 5.7, the latest version of the world’s most popular open source database. MySQL 5.7 delivers greater performance, scalability and manageability, plus enhanced NoSQL capabilities with JSON support and MySQL Router, which makes it easy to connect applications to multiple MySQL databases. “MySQL 5.7 delivers a wide range of innovations allowing developers, database administrators and DevOps teams to build and manage next-generation Web and cloud-based applications capable of processing ever increasing volumes of data,” said Tomas Ulin, vice president, MySQL Engineering, Oracle.
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.
PlayOnLinux 4.2.8 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 4.2.8 changelog Feature freeze has been declared for POL 4.x, so this changelog should contain only bug fixes checkVersionUse(): don’t assume cfg files have any order manual installation: component installation bugfix ($IFS not restored correctly) POL_OpenShell: call POL_Wine_AutoSetVersionEnv in all cases, to set $PATH (#5062) Fix consecutive shortcut creations POL_Wine_SetVideoDriver bugfix, device IDs were not inserted as DWORDs Install PlayOnLinux 4.
Adobe Brackets 1.4 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 1.4 changelog: Instant Search in Files: Searching across files is faster than ever. Results are now displayed incrementally and updated as you type. Easier Preferences Editing: All preferences are now available as code hints while editing the `brackets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Handbrake 0.10.1 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. In an attempt to move away from our yearly release cycle, handbrake will now be published with interim fix releases. 0.10.1 marks the first of these releases. It’s focus is to fix some common bugs rather than introduce the new features we are working on in the background for 1.
The Inkscape community announces the release of Inkscape 0.91. Inkscape is an multi-platform, Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor that uses SVG as its native file format. Digital artists use it to produce professional quality work. Engineers and scientists use it to create clear drawings to explain their ideas. Everyday people use it to create simple drawings, develop their design skills, and just have fun. This new version features faster and more accurate rendering, new and improved tools, as well as better and wider file-format support.
Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Revolution Analytics, an open-source analytics company with a strong focus on the highly popular R programming language for statistical computing. Microsoft says that it made this acquisition “to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics.” The two companies did not disclose the financial details of the transaction. R is one of the most widely used programming languages specifically designed for statistical computing and predictive analytics, alongside SAS, MatLab, Mathematica and a number of Python libraries.
According to Reuters News – Hewlett-Packard Co said it plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next two years to develop and offer cloud-computing products and services. The company said it will make its OpenStack-based public cloud services available in 20 data centers over the next 18 months. OpenStack, a cloud computing project that HP co-founded, provides a free and open-source cloud computing platform for public and private cloud services.