Ubuntu 14.10

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

Stencyl 3.3.2 released

Stencyl 3.3.2 recently released, is the quickest and fastest way of creating amazing games and publish the game on iPhone, iPad, Android, Flash, Windows & Mac without coding. Stencyl is more described as a logic building block for 2D games. It’s got a unique drag and drop interface with new functionality and hundreds of ready-to-use blocks that enables you to bring your game logic design to life. Power users can create and share their own blocks, extend the engine through code, import libraries and write their own custom classes that interact seamlessly with block-based Behaviors.

CDex 1.79 – Digital Audio CD Extractor released

CDex 1.79 recently released, is a free Audio CD ripper, extractor, and converter for various formats and encoders, e.g. MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG, WAV, MP2, Musepack, Ape, VQF and many others. It features advanced jitter correction, ID3v2+v1 tagging, audio normalization, transcoding of compressed audio files, analog input recording and also meta tagging with CDDB and Musicbrainz. CDex has been translated to various languages. This version is the final release for CDex 1.

Ubuntu 14.10 Reached End Of Life

As of today (July 23, 2015), Ubuntu 14.10 has reached its End Of life and is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 14.10, and it will be archived to old-releases. The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions: Ubuntu announced its 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) release almost 9 months ago, on October 23, 2014. As a non-LTS release, 14.10 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 14.

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 .

Kdenlive 15.04 Video Editor released

Kdenlive 15.04 recently released, is a free open-source video editor for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD, which supports DV, AVCHD and HDV editing. Kdenlive relies on several other open source projects, such as FFmpeg, the MLT video framework and Frei0r effects. Modern filmakers need to mix different kinds of media, including video, audio and images. Kdenlive is built upon MLT and ffmpeg frameworks, which provide unique features to mix virtually any kind of media.

GNOME 3.16 released with Nautilus Enhancements

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.

Control your mouse pointer – eViacam 2.0.1

Enable Viacam (eViacam) is a mouse replacement software that moves the pointer as you move your head. It works on standard PC equipped with a webcam. No additional hardware is required. It’s completely free, open source and easy to use. eViacam Features: Hands-free: Control your computer with intuitive head movements. No need to use your hands! Wireless: Works with any good quality webcam. No cables, no dots, no additional hardware required.

Install Ubuntu Touch Music App 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.10

Mark Shuttleworth’s last year set himself target to achieving Convergence on all Ubuntu enabled devices. Convergence is an idea that there should be ONLY one operating system that runs on all devices. So your smart phone, tablet, PC, and TV would all run the same Operating System meaning apps designed to run on one device will also run on other devices as well and the design will adapt to the display being used.

FFmpeg 2.5.3 released

FFmpeg 2.5.3 “Bohr” – 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. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library. The most important new features are AVFoundation screen-grabbing support, animated WebP decoding support, and Animated PNG support. In addition, many exciting features for video streaming are also implemented, including MPEG-DASH fragmenting muxer, HEVC RTP payload muxer, and UDP Lite support.

Telegram Desktop 0.7.7 released

Telegram Desktop 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.

Android Studio 1.1 Preview 1 Released

Android Studio 1.1 Preview 1 had just been released to the canary and dev channels. This release for version 1.1 is focused on bug fixes. Version 1.2 is currently been worked on in parallel where the platform will be migrating to the IntelliJ 14 codebase, among other feature work. However, in addition to the bug fixes there are some notable improvements: New projects now create launcher icons as @mipmap resources instead of @drawable The various “cleanup” detectors for lint (e.

XenServer 6.5 officially released

Citrix has announced the release of XenServer 6.5, a virtualization platform based on the open-source Xen Project hypervisor. With this latest update, XenServer now offers a full 64-bit kernel architecture, which allows customers to leverage the latest hardware and OS platforms, and supports enterprise-grade networking, storage and workload management. The new 64-bit kernel architecture features significant improvements in networking and storage performance, providing customers with a virtualization platform for running new and existing workloads in their workspace and datacenter environments.

KDE Ships Plasma 5.2 Beta

The KDE team has announced the release of Plasma 5.2 beta version. This release adds a number of new components and improves the existing desktop. This release of Plasma comes with some new components to make your desktop even more complete: BlueDevil: a range of desktop components to manage Bluetooth devices. It’ll set up your mouse, keyboard, send & receive files and you can browse for devices KSSHAskPass: if you access computers with ssh keys but those keys have passwords this module will give you a graphical UI to enter those passwords Muon: install and manage software and other addons for your computer Login theme configuration (SDDM): SDDM is now the login manager of choice for Plasma and this new System Settings module allows you to configure the theme Read On

KDE Applications 14.12.1 released

The KDE team has just announced the release of the first stability update for KDE Applications 14.12.1. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. More than 50 recorded bugfixes include improvements to the archiving tool Ark, Umbrello UML Modeller, the document viewer Okular, the pronunciation learning application Artikulate and remote desktop client KRDC. This release also includes Long Term Support versions of Plasma Workspaces 4.

rsyslog 8.7.0 released

Rsyslog is an open source software utility used on UNIX and Unix-like computer systems for forwarding log messages in an IP network. It implements the basic syslog protocol, extends it with content-based filtering, rich filtering capabilities, flexible configuration options and adds important features such as using TCP for transport. It offers high-performance, great security features and a modular design. While it started as a regular syslogd, rsyslog has evolved into a kind of swiss army knife of logging, being able to accept inputs from a wide variety of sources, transform them, and output to the results to diverse destinations.

Atom 0.173 released

Atom 0.173 just 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.

Blender 2.73 released

Blender 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. Summary of update for Blender 2.73 A major upgrade was given to the Grease Pencil tool, which inter alia brought the ability to edit and animate strokes.

Lollypop 0.8.20 released

Lollypop 0.8.20 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. Changes in 0.8.20: Add shuffle by album Many bugfixes Install Lollypop 0.

FileZilla Client 3.10.0.1 released

FileZilla Client 3.10.0.1 has been released and this version is mainly bug fixes and some minor improvements. FileZilla Client 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. FileZilla Client 3.10.0.1 update TLS handshakes no longer stall if the server sends ginormous packets during the handshake that do not fit into a single TLS record Fix loading and saving the same queue item multiple times Post-login commands now work with the protocol set to plain FTP MSW: Allow uploading files that are locally opened for writing by another program OS X: Fix layout issues in search dialog and filter conditions dialog Install FileZilla Client 3.

Mozilla Firefox 35 released

Mozilla Firefox 35 for desktop had been released and available for download and install. This latest release comes with quite a number of updates and changes; Firefox Hello with new rooms-based conversations model, New search UI improved and enabled for more locales, Access the Firefox Marketplace from the Tools menu and optional toolbar button. Mozilla Firefox 35 update: New Built-in support for H264 (MP4) on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.

Percona Server 5.6.22-71.0 released

Percona Server is a free, open source MySQL alternative which offers breakthrough performance, scalability, features, and instrumentation. Self-tuning algorithms and support for extremely high-performance hardware make it the clear choice for organizations that demand excellent performance and reliability from their MySQL database server. Percona Server is optimized for cloud computing, NoSQL access, and modern hardware such as SSD and Flash storage. With Percona Server: Queries will run faster and more consistently You can consolidate servers on powerful hardware Sharding is delayed or avoided entirely You can save money on hosting fees and power You can spend less time tuning and administering You can achieve higher uptime Troubleshooting does not require guesswork Download Percona Server 5.

Lua 5.3.0 officially released

Lua 5.3.0 officiallyreleased, is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping. Lua 5.3.0 update integers (64-bit by default) official support for small architectures (“Small Lua” with 32-bit numbers) bitwise operators basic utf-8 support userdata can have any Lua value as uservalue integer division more flexible rules for some metamethods utf-8 escapes in literal strings basic utf-8 library ipairs and the table library respect metamethods functions for packing and unpacking numbers strip option in string.

GTK+ 3.14.7 released

GTK+ 3.14.7 (GIMP Toolkit) recently releases, is a cross-platform graphical toolkit variety, according to the LGPL license issued. Although originally written for GIMP, GTK + is now widespread and has become one of the mainstream Linux development tools to develop graphical applications, of course, is not required to be in GTK + on Linux, in fact, the current GTK + has been successfully windows version. You can use your familiar language with GTK, because GTK + has been bound to almost all popular languages ​​such as: C ++, Guile, Perl, Python, TOM, Ada95, Objective C, Free Pascal, and Eiffel.

Redshift 1.10 released

Redshift 1.10 has just been released and this release includes a new GeoClue2 location provider, also features experimental support for OSX, including Hooks – a long-requested feature to allow custom actions on events from Redshift. This feature was previously waiting for DBus support to be finished. Redshift 1.10 release note: Fix #80: Add Geoclue2 location provider. Add CoreLocation (OSX) location provider and Quartz (OSX) gamma adjustment method.

Fotoxx 15.01 released

Fotoxx 15.01 which was released late last year, 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 supports viewing of RAW camera images (NEF, CR2, etc.), as well as all other image formats, including JPG, PNG, DNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, etc. in both 8 and 16 bits color Fotoxx 15.

Install TextRoom 0.8.2 on Ubuntu

TextRoom is a room of your own. It is a free full screen rich text editor developed with especially writers in mind. TextRoom and all other similar editors share one goal: to get you writing right away by providing distraction free environment to your liking, as well as familiar set of keyboard shortcuts to control its behavior. TextRoom works on Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Fedora and many other Linux distributions.

Calibre 2.16.0 released with snippets support

Calibre 2.16.0 had just been released and this release comes with some improvements, new features, including bug fixes. Noticeable changes includes added support for snippets — small pieces of text that are often re-used. You can now create your own snippets and insert them into the text with only a few keystrokes. The snippets include support for placeholders that you can jump between. Calibre 2.16.0 changelog Edit Book: When importing files and the book has an orphaned entry in the manifest for that file, but the file itself is not present, rename the file instead of erroring out Book Details panel: Fix author links with URL schemes other than http or file preventing context menu from working PDF Output: Make the minimum height for headers and footers scale with the base font size Fix a typo that prevented the Cybook Muse from being detected on some computers Fix regression in 2.

LibreOffice 4.3.5 released

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.3.5, the sixth release from the 4.3 branch of LibreOffice, which contains new features and program enhancements. Impress remote is no longer enabled by default. Go to Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice Impress ▸ General and check [x] Enable remote control to enable it. Also the default sorting behavior/updating references has been changed back to old behavior. LibreOffice 4.3.5 changelog Mac version doesn’t bundle the MediaWiki extension.

Dropbox 3.0.5 released

Dropbox 3.0.5 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.

Install OwnCloud 7.0.4 on Ubuntu

OwnCloud 7.0.4 which was released late last year comes with a number of bug fixes and new updates. OwnCloud is open source file sync and share software for everyone from individuals operating the free Community Edition, to large enterprises and service providers operating ownCloud Enterprise Edition. With ownCloud you can share one or more folders on your PC, and sync them with your ownCloud server. Place files in your local shared directories, and those files are immediately synced to the server, and then to other PCs via the desktop client OwnCloud 7.

RedNotebook 1.9.0 released

RedNotebook 1.9.0 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 1.9.0 update Add #tags to cloud ignore list to remove them from the tag cloud (thanks Przemysław Buczkowski). Remove option to start RedNotebook minimized.

Darktable 1.6.1 released

Darktable 1.6.1 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. Please note that this release is a point release which fixes a couple of minor issues in the recent feature release 1.6.0 (such as a crash with images greater than 134 megapixels).

CopyQ 2.4.3 released

CopyQ 2.4.3 recently released, is a clipboard manager written in Qt with searchable and editable history and comes with some advanced features, image support, editable history, command line support, keyboard shortcuts and more. The application is available for Linux and Windows. CopyQ Change Log since 2.4.3 Plugin for tagging items Plugins can provide script functions and commands Improved automatic commands execution Fixed gradients, transparency and other style improvements Fixed decryption with newer version of GnuPG Fixes for Qt 5 version Install CopyQ 2.

digiKam 4.6.0 released

DigiKam 4.6.0 recently released, is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a snap. The photos can be organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by directory layout or by custom collections. DigiKam has an easy-to-use interface provided to enable you to connect to your camera and preview, download and/or delete your images. Basic auto-transformations can be deployed on the fly during image downloading.

Install Notepadqq 0.41.0

Notepadqq 0.41.0 which was released a while back, 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.

Remarkable 0.975 – Linux Markdown Editor

Remarkable 0.975 which was released late this year, is an open source, powerful markdown editor for Linux. It aims to be the best markdown editor for Linux. Remarkable has Github Flavoured Markdown. This has a simple, easy to learn syntax with features like checklists, highlighting, links, images and more. Remarkable 0.975 update Improved: loading of user settings New: convert selected text to lowercase, titlecase, uppercase New: copy selection to clipboard as HTML New: copy all to clipboard as HTML Fix: Python-Markdown issue is now fixed.

KKEdit 0.2.6 released

KKEdit 0.2.6 recently released, is a deceptively simple Linux Gtk2 text editor with syntax colouring designed specifically for coders. It has a function menu which allows you to jump instantly to a function definition, a navigation menu which will look in all open files for a function definition and then switch to that tab and go to the relevant line if it can’t find a definition in any open files it will do a recursive search from the folder of the currently selected document.

QupZilla 1.8.5 released

QupZilla 1.8.5 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. Above that, 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.

FreeCiv 2.4.4 released

Freeciv 2.4.4 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 2.4.4 update Tech upkeep cost was slightly larger than intended.

Darktable 1.6 released

Darktable 1.6 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. Its taken almost a year since the last update from the team, so this release comes with tons of new features and updates.

Wine 1.7.33 released

Wine 1.7.33 released recently comes with support for copy/paste commands in MSHTML, some more font support in DirectWrite, better handling for loss of focus in Direct3D windows, several more API Sets DLLs and various bug fixes. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.33 update Starcraft II: Installer doesn’t always launch cannot paste text into wine iexplore.

qBittorrent 3.1.11 released

qBittorrent 3.1.11 finally released and it comes with lots of new features and bug fixes. qBittorrent 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 3.1.11 update New Features Allow relative torrent paths when qBittorrent is already running Make Windows icons suitable for high dpi screens Increase maximum size of system icons BugFix & Improvements Fix crash in the “Content” widget when user would right click in it without a torrent selected Don’t show multiple unlock UI dialogs Fix bug where python would falsely be detected and nothing worked Fix TorrentReactor search plugin Pirate bay search engine update Internal improvements in the python code Set correct HTTP Content-Type in case of forbidden access Remove unneeded tooltip Don’t stretch the last section in the transfer list Set minimum width of the left panel in the preferences Optimize sorting of rows.

Unvanquished Alpha 34 released

Unvanquished Alpha 34 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.

Audacious 3.6 Alpha 1 released

Audacious 3.6 alpha 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.

LibreOffice 4.2.8 security patch released

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.2.8 security patch, which is the ninth and really final release from the 4.2 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. Please note that the following notes apply: This release is is bit-identical to 4.2.8 Release Candidate 2 — you don’t need to download or reinstall if you have that version already This version still contains a few annoying bugs, as listed here.

CherryTree 0.35.5 released

CherryTree 0.35.5 released lately, 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 0.35.5 update the toolbar is now configurable in a dedicated preferences dialog tab. added configurable option to use relative paths in links to files and folders. added limit of 10 MB to embedded files.

Fingerprint GUI 1.06 released

Fingerprint GUI is a set of GUI tools for the use of fingerprint scanners on Linux systems. It enables the recording and checking of fingerprints of users and allows login and authentication of users by their fingerprint through its PAM module. An additional “fingerprintIdentifier” application can be used for customized (shell) scripts when users have to be identified or authenticated by their fingerprints. The system is based on device drivers from the “libfprint” project.

StreamStudio 1.15 update released

StreamStudio 1.15 recently released and formerly called t5Streamer 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 1.15 Features Watch videos on Youtube / Dailymotion … without Adobe Flash Player.

Wine 1.7.32 released

Wine 1.7.32 which was released late last month comes with new version of the Mono engine, a few more functions implemented in MSHTML, improved support for restoring display mode, font metrics improvements in DirectWrite, including various bug fixes. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines.   Wine 1.7.31 update Adobe InDesign CS tryout hangs on startup City of Heroes does not run if asked to use a dual core processor Every Extend music does not play (quartz MP3) 3D graphics in Chessmaster 11 are positioned incorrectly [wined3d] volume/volumetex locking implementation Blizzard Updater complains about javascript being turned off Dungeon Keeper 2 game (animation) speed is too fast Flux Family Secrets: The Rabbit Hole sets gamma to 0 and never restores it IE7 crashes when an active X control is called Skype 6.

WPS Office for Linux Alpha16 Patch3 released

Kingsoft Office for Linux is a simple, powerful office suite with a comfortable interface for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. The office suite comprises of Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Presentation and Kingsoft Spreadsheet. The application has a similar interface to that of Microsoft Office Suites. The latest version WPS Office for Linux Alpha16 Patch3 which was recently released comes with following updates: Fixed Spreadsheets formula unusable when decimal point is comma Fixed Writer crashes when saving as docx file which contains OLE objects Install WPS Office for Linux Alpha16 Patch3 on Ubuntu 14.

Linspeed 1.0 released – Test Internet Speed

Linspeed 1.0 which was released a while back, is a lightweight open source gui based tool to test Internet download/upload speed directly from your linux computer’s desktop. All you need to do is open the tool and click to begin a speed test. This tool comes in both the 32bit and 64 bit versions of deb file. Linspeed Features Accurate Internet speed test thanks to SpeedOf.Me API Wide range of themes in two sizes, Copy able reports to share with your friends / ISP Install Linspeed 1.

Opera 26 Officially released

The Opera Desktop Team have announced the release of Opera 26 stable, and with this release you can now share your bookmarks with your friends. All you need to do is, select a few links or an entire bookmark folder and click Share. Then, copy the link and paste it to email, chat, or the social network of your choice. Latest Opera 26 build changelog Hardware acceleration blanks UI on several builds Popup blocker shows blocked popup info after navigating to a different page [Linux] Very frequent crasher Media access (webcam and audio) is not working properly [Mac] Get offline installer option opens a page that downloads the Network Installer [Mac] DuckDuckGo does not have favicon DC-916 Added DuckDuckGo as a default search engine Linux release to the stable channel Install Opera 26 on Ubuntu 14.

Kodi 14.0 RC released

Kodi formerly known as XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 14 Helix RC has recently been released, and this release comes with a lots of changes. Kodi has been updated to use FFmpeg 2.4.3 For users, this means Kodi will now be capable of playing back h.265 (also known as HEVC) and VP9 video codecs.

Docker 1.3.2 releases critical security vulnerabilities fixes

Docker 1.3.2 recently released, fixes some bugs and addresses some security issues. Improvements had also been made to aspects of docker run. Dockers 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. Security fixes Patches and changes were made to address CVE-2014-6407 and CVE-2014-6408.

Robocode 1.9.2.4 – Tank combat simulation engine released

Robocode is a programming game, where the goal is to develop a robot battle tank to battle against other tanks in Java or .NET. The robot battles are running in real-time and on-screen. The latest release Robocode 1.9.2.4 is a new maintenance release containing two bug fixes and two changes. Various issues with the sources that was a “show stopper” for including Robocode with Debian have been ironed out. Robocode 1.

7-Zip 9.34 released

7-Zip is a file achiever application which has ability to archives file with very high compression ratios, 7-zip was that originally design for windows but you can use it in Ubuntu now, 7zip also have own achieve format that known as 7z. p7zip is the Unix command-line port of 7-Zip, p7zip-full provides utilities to pack and unpack 7z archives within a shell or using a GUI through nautilus. p7zip support following archive format : Packing / Unpacking : 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, XZ and TAR Unpacking only : APM, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, LZMA2, MBR, MSI, MSLZ, NSIS, NTFS, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.

LightTable 0.7.2 released

LightTable 0.7.2 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 0.7.2 update since v0.

HandBrake 0.10 RC out

Handbrake 0.10 which is the second and final release candidate build for the 0.10 release, is a free open-source 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 RC update Automatic audio and subtitle track selection behaviours which can be stored per preset. Improvements to Auto-Naming feature.

Firefox 33.1 – New look, new features, new Firefox‏

Firefox recently celebrated her 10th anniversary since its creation and to commemorate this occasion, a special Firefox 33.1 update was released and this release comesmwith some new features which includes some great new privacy options, added DuckDuckGo as a search option, spiffy new look for the newsletter, Enhanced Tiles, Forget Button added, and new firefox looks. The new Forget button: Preserve your privacy with the new Forget button. In just a few clicks, you can wipe out your recent history and personal data from your computer, from the last five minutes to 24 hours, without touching the rest.

Chrome 39 Stable version released

The Chrome team has just announced the promotion of Chrome 39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 39.0.2171.65 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including 64-bit support for Mac, a number of new apps/extension APIs, lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance, a partial list of changes is available in the log. Highlight of some of the fixes includes Address bar spoofing Use-after-free in pdfium Integer overflow in pdfium Use-after-free in pdfium Buffer overflow in pdfium Buffer overflow in Skia Flaw allowing navigation to intents that do not have the BROWSABLE category Use-after-free in pepper plugins Double-free in Flash Use-after-free in blink Integer overflow in media Uninitialized memory read in Skia see change log for full release details Install Chrome 39 stable on Ubuntu 14.

Lua 5.3.0 beta released

Lua 5.3.0 recently released, is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping. Lua 5.3.0 update integers (64-bit by default) official support for small architectures (“Small Lua” with 32-bit numbers) bitwise operators basic utf-8 support userdata can have any Lua value as uservalue integer division more flexible rules for some metamethods utf-8 escapes in literal strings basic utf-8 library ipairs and the table library respect metamethods functions for packing and unpacking numbers strip option in string.

Nvidia 346.16 Beta Driver for Linux released

Nvidia 346.16 Beta driver for Linux-based operating systems has just been released and its available for download. This release comes with numerous bugfixes including support for GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M GPUs. The nvidia-settings was also updated to take advantage of GTK+ 3, when available.   NVidia 346.16 Beta driver update Fixed a bug that caused a blank screen when setting a mode requiring YUV 4:2:0 compression.

Wine 1.7.31 released

Wine 1.7.31 has just been released and this release comes with new version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 34, support for the Visual Studio 2013 version of the C/C++ runtimes, more font metrics support in DirectWrite, some more Direct2D work and various bug fixes. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.31 update GRE Powerprep Software crashes Warhammer: Dark Omen doesn’t launch Adobe Bridge CS2 complains that it can’t start due to licensing restrictions (affects photoshop) Microsoft Crimson Skies crashes after startup ShipSimulator 2008 freezes after start playing (needs d3dx9_36.

LibreOffice 4.3.4 released

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.3.4, the fourth minor release of LibreOffice 4.3 “fresh” family, which is a stable release of the more advanced version of the software, and is targeted to users focusing on features. LibreOffice 4.3.4 contains over 60 bug fixes.   LibreOffice 4.3.4 update fix slide pane cut/copy/paste in outline view RTF import: fix paragraph spacing handling in tables XLS export: external sheet references on Linux/OSX fix shift+click to select multiple drawings RTF import: fix paragraph spacing handling in tables fix word count with recorded changes center ellipsis tooltips that don’t fit on screen crash on second export of svg excel VBA: ActiveDocument is not tracking currently selected Doc fix word count with recorded changes add a hidden configuration option to toggle ref update on sort avoid broadcasting during cell delete & shift crash on negative position in redlined word fix slide pane cut/copy/paste in outline view ensure that formula broadcasting works after sort correct adjustment of range reference on delete & shift andmany more Install LibreOffice 4.

Cinnamon 2.4 released with new features

Cinnamon 2.4 which was recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon is a GTK+ 3-based desktop environment, forked from the GNOME Shell. Cinnamon was developed and maintained by Linux Mint team. There is also plan by the Linux mint team to release Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” with Cinnamon 2.4. Cinnamon 2.4 update CJS was rebased to reduce memory usage 30 memory leaks were fixed in this release Added Mint-X icon theme for Cinnamon Settings Cinnamon desktop now starts with a zoom animation The login sound is now handled directly by Cinnamon Similar to Windows, “Super+e” now opens up the home directory Modules in Cinnamon Settings and categories in the application menu are now sorted alphabetically.

Calligra Suite 2.8.6 released

Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active 2.8.6 where both released late in October. This last recommended update brings over 60 improvements to the 2.8 series of the applications and underlying development frameworks. This release comes with lots of improvements and bug fixes most especially for Kexi & Krita calligra active tools. As we know, Calligra Suite is a set of applications written to help you to accomplish your day to day work.

SeaMonkey 2.31 Beta 1 released

SeaMonkey 2.31 beta 1 recently released, is an open source, free all-in-one internet application suite. It consists of Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools. SeaMonkey is built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies the highly successful siblings Firefox and Thunderbird. Testers are encouraged to get involved in discussing and reporting problems as well as further improving the product.

IntelliJ IDEA 14 released

IntelliJ IDEA 14 which had been released recently, comes with a built-in decompiler for Java classes. When you want to take a look inside a library that you don’t have the source code for, now you can – without any third-party plugins. The following are some the key changes and improvement made in this release: Decompiler – IntelliJ IDEA 14 comes with a built-in decompiler for Java classes. When you want to take a look inside a library that you don’t have the source code for, now you can — without any third-party plugins.

Atom 0.145 Text Editor released

Atom 0.145 just released today, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell, and was developed by GitHub. 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.

Hue 3.7 for Apache Hadoop released

Hue 3.7 recently released, is an open source web-based, graphical user interface used to operate and develop applications for Apache Hadoop. Hue applications are collected into a desktop-style environment and delivered as a Web application, requiring no additional installation for individual users. It features a file browser for HDFS, an Oozie Application for creating workflows, coordinators and bundles, a job designer/browser for MapReduce, Hive, Impala, Spark and Pig editors, search with Solr, a SDK and more.

Brackets 1.0 and Extract for Brackets (Preview) released

Brackets 1.0 and Extract for Brackets (Preview) had just been recently released. As posted on brackets blog – This is a big milestone for the Brackets project. Right now you can grab version 1.0 of Brackets, as well as a preview of Extract for Brackets, an extension that Adobe has been working on. Extract for Brackets (Preview) speeds up the process of pulling design information like colors, fonts, and measurement info out of a PSD and turning it into clean, minimal CSS.

TeamViewer 10 Beta released

TeamViewer 10 beta recently released, is a remote control application that allows you to take control of any computer or Mac over the internet or on the network within seconds. You can also use TeamViewer for online meetings and collaboration. The latest release comes with tons of new features, one of which is One-click video calls – Reach out to your colleagues using video and VoIP in exceptional quality for both image and audio without having to first start a meeting.

Apache MINA 2.0.9 released

Apache MINA 2.0.9 recently released, is a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily. It provides an abstract ·event-driven · asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP via Java NIO. Apache MINA 2.0.9 Features Unified API for various transport types: TCP/IP & UDP/IP via Java NIO Out-of-the-box SSL · TLS · StartTLS support using Java 5 SSLEngine Overload shielding & traffic throttling Unit testability using mock objects JMX managability Stream-based I/O support via StreamIoHandler Integration with well known containers such as PicoContainer and Spring Smooth migration from Netty, an ancestor of Apache MINA.

LibreOffice 4.3.3 released

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.3.3, the fourth release from the 4.3 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users. One of the things to note in this release is, Impress remote is no longer enabled by default. Go to Tools Options LibreOffice Impress General and check “Enable remote control to enable it”.

Docker 1.3.1 released

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 helps you ship code faster, test faster, deploy faster, and shorten the cycle between writing code and running code. Docker does this by combining a lightweight container virtualization platform with workflows and tooling that help you manage and deploy your applications.

Nginx 1.7.7 released

Nginx 1.7.7 recently released, is a free open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server written by Igor Sysoev. 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 1.7.7 update Change: now nginx takes into account the “Vary” header line in a backend response while caching.

LinHES R8.2 released

LinHES R8.2 recently released, is to provide you with the knowledge needed to assemble your very own settop box using Linux. Utilizing open source software and off the shelf hardware you’ll be able to assemble a box that has the following functions – PVR, Jukebox, Image viewer, Game station. LinHES R8.2 brings updates to the kernel, system libraries, Service Menu options, MythTV 0.27.4, LinHES theme and many other parts of LinHES.

GNU Wget 1.16 released

GNU Wget 1.16 recently released, is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc. GNU Wget 1.16 update Add wget-udeb to ship wget as alternative to busybox wget Build-Depend on libssl-dev instead of libgnutls28-dev Pass –with-ssl=openssl; there’s no udeb for gnutls Add a second build pass for the udeb, so we can build with -Os and without libidn Use dh_autotools-dev instead of custom config.

GParted Live 0.20.0-2 released

GParted 0.20.0-2 (Gnome Partition Editor) – recently releases, 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 latest released live image contains GParted 0.20.0 which improves resizing for multi-device btrfs file systems. Also included is a patched version of parted 3.2 that fixes a crash that would occur when resizing fat16 file systems.

Calibre 2.8 released with global menubar in Ubuntu Unity

Calibre 2.8 had just been released and this release comes with some improvements, new features, including bugfixes. Noticeable changes includes added support for the global menubar in Ubuntu Unity – The menu that is displayed in the top most on screen bar. It now works both with the main calibre program and the e-book editor. Calibre 2.8 other changes New Get Books: Add a new store, Bubok (bubok.

TeXpen 0.7.1 – Your LaTeX Editor released

TeXpen 0.7.1 recently released, is open source and based on Qt/C++ . It utilizes codes from another open source tool Textpad. TeXpen is a universal text editor, with features specially for LaTeX users. You can use TeXpen to prepare your academic papers, books, and slides (with Beamer), as well as any other text files. TeXpen latex editor comes with a number of features which includes: Keywords highlighting Document outline(Navigation within a long document) Equation preview (real-time) Themes / Background color (Protecting your eyes) Auto-Completion Build/Stop/Configure Insert Figure/Table codes on One-Click Themes/Background colors to protect eyes English Grammar/Expression Improvement Article outline to navigate quickly Document Templetes for beginners One key inserting Figure/Table One key build pdf and built-in Preview Auto-completion to reduce typing Spell-check Install TeXpen 0.

Mozilla Firefox 34 beta released with Firefox Hello

Mozilla Firefox 34.0 beta version for desktop had been released and available for download. This latest release of Firefox 34 comes with quite a number of new features, one of which is addition of new functionality to Firefox Hello WebRTC feature. Firefox Hello provides more value to Firefox users by making it easier to communicate with your friends and family who might not have the same video chat service, software or hardware as you.

kbengine 0.2.10 released

kbengine 0.2.10 recently released, is an open source MMOG server engine, using a simple protocol will be able to make the client and server interaction. To use the KBEngine-plugins quick combine with (Unity3D, OGRE, Cocos2d, HTML5, etc.) to form a complete client. Engine framework written using c++, Game logic layer using Python(Support the hotfix), developers do not need to re-implement some common server technology, Allows developers to concentrate on the game logic development, quickly create a variety of games.

Less 2.0.0-b2 released

Less is a CSS pre-processor, meaning that it extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themable and extendable. Less runs inside Node, in the browser and inside Rhino. There are also many 3rd party tools that allow you to compile your files and watch for changes. Less 2.0.0-b2 update Imports are now sequenced and so are consistent (previously some complex projects might end up with occasional different orderings) Imports with variables are better supported – variables can be specified in sub imports Support for rebeccapurple Browser can now accept options as attributes on the script tag and the link tags adding a .

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center 0.1 released

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center is an open source tool that allows you to easily install the main platforms for development in Ubuntu and derivatives. The latest Ubuntu Developer Tools Center 0.1 version now supports the installation of Eclipse and the Android ADT applications. The idea behind the Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC) is to enable developers to easily install Android Studio or other development platform with minimal effort from the terminal.

GitLab 7.4.3 Security Release

GitLab 7.4.3 (Community Edition and Enterprise Edition) were both recently released as a security release update to fix a groups API vulnerability. Snippet raw view and buildbox integration are fixed with this release as well. This vulnerability affected the groups API vulnerability in GitLab 6.0 and up. Impact The vulnerability patched by this release allows a guest user to delete the owner of a group and to assign any other member as owner through the groups API.

Influxdb 0.8.5 released

InfluxDB 0.8.5 recently released, is a time series, events, and metrics database. It’s written in Go and has no external dependencies. Influxdb enables you collect data on any interval and compute rollups on the fly later. InfluxDB contains a number of functions that you can use for computing aggregates, rollups, or doing downsampling on the fly. InfluxDB features a SQL like query language, only used for querying data. The HTTP API has endpoints for writing data and performing other database administration tasks.

node.js 0.10.33 released to fix POODLE vulnerability

Node.JS 0.10.33 recently released, is an open source platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript run-time for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. npm is a NodeJS package manager that allows you to install node programs. npm now comes pre-packaged with Node.js According to release note on nodejs website – This release handles the recent POODLE vulnerability by disabling SSLv2/SSLv3 by default for the most predominate uses of TLS in Node.

Shotwell 0.20.1 released

Shotwell 0.20.1 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 0.20.1 Features Import photos and videos from disk or camera directly Organize photos and videos by time-based Events, Tags (keywords), Folders, and more View your photos in full-window or fullscreen mode Users can Crop, rotate, adjust levels and color balance, straighten, and enhance photos Slideshow Video and RAW photo support Share or publish to major Web services, including Facebook, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, Piwigo, and YouTube Auto enhance feature option that will attempt to guess appropriate levels for the image

Fluentd 0.10.56 released

Fluentd 0.10.56 recently released, is an open source data collector, which lets you unify the data collection and consumption for a better use and understanding of data. Fluentd tries to structure data as JSON as much as possible: this allows Fluentd to unify all the collect, filter, buffer, and output mechanisms across multiple sources and destinations (Unified Logging Layer). The downstream data processing is much easier with JSON, since you don’t have to maintain any adhoc scripts.

NetXMS 1.2.17 Network Monitoring Tool released

NetXMS 1.2.17 recently releases, is an enterprise grade multi-platform open source network management and monitoring system. It provides comprehensive event management, performance monitoring, alerting, reporting and graphing for all layers of IT infrastructure — from network devices to business application layer. NetXMS Feature Highlights Unified platform for management and monitoring of the entire IT infrastructure Designed for maximum performance and scalability Distributed network monitoring Automated network discovery Flexible and easy to use event processing Business impact analysis tools Quick deployment with minimal configuration efforts Easy and simple integration with related products Native support for many popular platforms and operating systems NetXMS 1.

Pidgin 2.10.10 released

Pidgin 2.10.10 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!

WPS Office for Linux Alpha16 released

Kingsoft Office for Linux is a simple, powerful office suite with a comfortable interface for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. The office suite comprises of Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Presentation and Kingsoft Spreadsheet. The application has a similar interface to that of Microsoft Office Suites. The latest version WPS Office for Linux Alpha16 which was recently released comes with following updates: New document compare tool for Writer. New Eye Protection Mode for Writer/Spreadsheets.

Review Board 2.0.11 released

Review Board 2.0.11 recently released, is a tool for reviewing source code, documentation and other text-based files. Review Board takes the pain out of code review, saving you time, money, and sanity so you can focus on making great software. It offers a powerful web-based interface with broad browser support for managing review requests and reviewing code, as well as command line tools to simplify the review request submission process. Review Board supports the following browsers: Firefox 3.

Apache CloudStack 4.4.1 released

Apache CloudStack 4.4.1 recently released, is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. CloudStack is used by a number of service providers to offer public cloud services, and by many companies to provide an on-premises (private) cloud offering, or as part of a hybrid cloud solution. CloudStack currently supports the most popular hypervisors: VMware, KVM, XenServer, Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) and Hyper-V.

Ruby 2.1.3 released

Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write. This latest release Ruby 2.1.3 contains a change of full GC timing to reduce memory consumption, and many bugfixes. Ruby is highly portable as its developed mostly on GNU/Linux, but works on many types of UNIX, Mac OS X, etc. Ruby has a wealth of notable features, among which are the following: Ruby has exception handling features, like Java or Python, to make it easy to handle errors.

Lynis 1.6.3 Security Auditing Tool released

Lynis 1.6.3 recently released, is an open source security auditing tool. Primary goal is to help users with auditing and hardening of Unix and Linux based systems. The software is very flexible and runs on almost every Unix based system (including Mac). Even the installation of the software itself is optional. Lynis will perform hundreds of individual tests to determine the security state of the system. Many of these tests are also part of common security guidelines and standards.

Monkey HTTP Server 1.5.5 released

Monkey HTTP Server 1.5.5 recently released, is a small, fast and high performance open source Web Server and development stack for GNU/Linux. It has been designed with focus in embedded devices, therefore its scalable by nature having a low memory and CPU consumption and an excellent performance. Monkey is properly supported on ARM, x86 and x64, being able to work in any architecture and device capable to run a Linux Kernel.

FileZilla 3.9.0.6 released

FileZilla 3.9.0.6 has been released and this comes with a few changes / bug fixes one of which was to fix a vulnerability by disabling support for legacy SSL 3.0 to address the POODLE vulnerability in SSLv3. As we already know, FileZilla Client 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.

Kaqaz 1.1.2 Note Manager released

Kaqaz 1.1.2 is a free, open source modern note manager published by Sialan Lab – the developer of Sigram (Telegram Client). The focus of Kaqaz is on a better user interface so that the user can feel a different experience with it. Kaqaz has tried to provide faster access bars and present a convenient interface for the users to have an enjoyable time while working on it. Kaqaz Features Notes management by means of labels and categories Sorting notes by day A user-interface different from other applications Advance and Smart searching in notes To-Do papers Backing up notes Encrypted synchronization via Dropbox among all your devices Attaching photo to any note Supporting left-to-right and right-to-left languages Sharing papers with other applications Assigning password for protecting notes Settings page for paper appearance Attach map to note informations Capability of running on all operating systems (Android, Windows, Linux, Mac and soon other operating systems) Kaqaz 1.

LXQt 0.8.0 released

LXQt 0.8 recently released, is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment for Ubuntu derivatives – Lubuntu. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment that is designed to use less system resources. Most of the important bugs marked as 0.8 milestones are cleared. Besides, pcmanfm-qt and lxqt-panel also got some serious polishing.

Veusz 1.22 Scientific Plotting App released

Veusz 1.22 recently release, is a scientific plotting package, designed to create publication-ready Postscript, PDF or SVG output. It can create line graphs, XY plots, histograms, shapes, images, ternary plots, polar plots, box plots, vector field plots and contour plots. It features GUI, command-line, and scripting interfaces. Graphs are constructed from components, allowing complex layouts to be designed. Veusz 1.22 Changelog Add option to ignore white space following delimiters when importing CSVs Allow x/yedge and x/ycent to be inverted to change data order when import 2D data Rewrite of widget tree internals to fix miscellaneous bugs Optionally use astropy for SAMP Add setting to extend the python import path Add option to select widgets with same name on page Resize rectangular shapes keeping other corners fixed.

BitTorrent Sync 1.4.93 released

BitTorrent Sync 1.4.93 recently released, is a proprietary peer-to-peer file synchronization tool available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BSD. It allows you to Share anything you want directly from device to device without any limit. The latest version comes with few bug fixes. BitTorrent Sync 1.4.93 update Fixed issue with listening port randomized when changed Fixed minimum window dimensions Fixed status behavior Fixed link validation mechanism Important Notes on Sync 1.

Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images released

Google announced the release of early version of Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK with the L Developer Preview, running on Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Android TV. You can now download the full release of the Android 5.0 SDK, along with updated developer images for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator. The first set of devices to run this new version of Android — Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player — will be available in early November.

Syncthing 0.10.2 released

Syncthing 0.10.2 recently released, is an open-source file synchronization client/server application, written in Go, implementing its own, equally free Block Exchange Protocol (BEP). The source code’s content-management repository is hosted on Github. According to the developers: Syncthing replaces Dropbox and BitTorrent Sync with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it’s transmitted over the Internet.

Zotero 4.0.23 Content Sharing released

Zotero 4.0.23 is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else.

Minecraft 1.8 released

Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. Minecraft 1.8 is the first non-development release in the Bountiful Update. It added and changed many aspects of Minecraft which made it easier for map makers to create adventure maps, and added many blocks and mobs for survival play.

Install / Upgrade to FileBot 4.5

FileBot 4.5 recently released, is the ultimate tool for organizing and renaming your movies, tv shows or anime, and music, even downloading subtitles and artwork. It’s smart, streamlined for simplicity and just works. Putting the super-efficient UI aside, it’s also got a full-featured command-line interface and scripting engine for all sorts of automation. This release is a new major release that brings lots of improvements in almost all aspects. Features: Allow users to choose between (default) Opportunistic / (new) Strict mode matching Fix “freezing” issues when loading (very) large sets of files Improved episode / movie / music auto-detection and matching Improved support for non-English language preferences –action duplicate to duplicate files via hardlink when possible or copy when necessary –db xattr for fast offline re-processing using previously stored xattr metadata New bindings {model} and {self} for advanced use cases Lots of optimizations and usability improvements (especially on Mac OS X) Changes: {primaryTitle} now maps to the original movie name (and not the English movie name) Inherit ACLs when moving / copying files to remote folders Dropped support for Java 7 (so Java 8 is required now) Install / Upgrade to FileBot 4.

KDE plasma 5.1 officially released

KDE team has released its first KDE Plasma 5 maintenance release – KDE Plasma 5.1. This release contains new features including a wide variety of improvements, leading to greater stability, better performance and new and improved features. Based on feedbacks from the community, the KDE developers were able to package a large number of fixes and enhancements into this release, among which more complete and higher quality artwork following the new-in-5.

InkScape 0.91 pre2 released with major improvements

Inkscape 0.91 pre2 recently released is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics. Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software. Inkscape has sophisticated drawing tools with capabilities comparable to Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW and Xara Xtreme.

Notepadqq 0.38.0 a Notepad++ like editor released

Notepadqq 0.38.0 which was released a while back, 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.

Neo4j – a Graph Database

Neo4j is an open-source graph database supported by Neo Technology. Neo4j stores data in nodes connected by directed, typed relationships with properties on both, also known as a Property Graph. Neo4j is designed from the ground up to support blazing-fast connected queries; thousands of times faster than SQL. Main features intuitive, using a graph model for data representation reliable, with full ACID transactions durable and fast, using a custom disk-based, native storage engine massively scalable, up to several billion nodes/relationships/properties highly-available, when distributed across multiple machines expressive, with a powerful, human readable graph query language fast, with a powerful traversal framework for high-speed graph queries embeddable, with a few small jars simple, accessible by a convenient REST interface or an object-oriented Java API [button href=”http://neo4j.

MediaCoder 0.8.32 released with Wine support

MediaCoder 0.8.32 recently released, is a universal media transcoding software actively developed and maintained since 2005. It puts together most cutting-edge audio/video technologies into an out-of-box transcoding solution with a rich set of adjustable parameters which let you take full control of your transcoding. New features and latest codecs are added or updated in weekly basis, which you get all for free! MediaCoder might not be the easiest, but what matters here is quality and performance, and it will be your swiss army knife for media transcoding once you grasp it.

Wine 1.7.29 released

Wine 1.7.29 has just been released and this release comes with Support for shaping and BiDi mirroring in DirectWrite, Some page fault handling fixes, A few more C runtime functions, including various bug fixes most of which are games. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.29 update No pic when installing Indiana Jones demo in fullscreen Doom3 CD version installer fails instead of asking for another CD Heroes of Might and Magic V Map editor — Crashes when an attempt is made to draw the map Galactic Civilizations 2 v.

Plex Media Server 0.9.11 for Linux released

Plex Media Server 0.9.11 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 0.9.11 update New translations for Dutch, French, German, Arabic, Norweigan, Italian, Czech, Belgian, Spanish and Hebrew Improved connection publishing when network changes.

Sysstat 11.0.2 stable released

Sysstat 11.0.2 package contains utilities to monitor system performance and usage activity. Sysstat contains various utilities, common to many commercial Unixes, and tools you can schedule via cron to collect and historize performance and activity data. Sysstat supports UP and SMP machines, including machines with hyperthreaded or multi-core processors, supports hotplug CPUs (it detects automagically processors that are disabled or enabled on the fly) and tickless CPUs. Sysstat’s features

Drupal 7.32 released with SQL injection vulnerability fixes

Drupal 7.32 a maintenance release which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download. Drupal 7.32 was released in response to the discovery of a critical SQL injection security vulnerability. Users are urged to upgrade immediately. Below is a description of the security vulnerability. To fix this issues, you are advised to upgrade immediately. Vulnerability Description: Drupal 7 includes a database abstraction API to ensure that queries executed against the database are sanitized to prevent SQL injection attacks.

Opera Introduces new bookmarks experience

Opera has introduced a new opera bookmark feature which allows you to add images to bookmarks and enables you organize them in a new way. Bookmarks in other browsers save website addresses – you can organize them in folders, and you can edit the titles. That’s easy. But, making it look good too is what we do at Opera. This comes with support for Windows and Mac version of the Opera Internet browser.

Linux Kernel 3.17.1 / 3.16.6 released

The following Linux Kernel versions had been released recently – Linux Kernel 3.17.1 & Linux Kernel 3.16.6. Both releases comes with a number of bug fixes and improvements. Some of the notable changes includes added support for Seluxit USB dongle, added Ketra N1 wireless interface support, added device quirk for ASUS T100 Base Station keyboard. Linux Kernel 3.17.1 & Linux Kernel 3.16.6 updates kill OTG timer on suspend reset network header before passing to taps – netlinks avoid race condition in scheduling delayed work crypto: caam – fix addressing of struct member hyperv: Fix a bug in netvsc_send() sctp: handle association restarts when the socket is closed openvswitch: fix panic with multiple vlan headers driver/base/node: remove unnecessary kfree of node struct from unregister_one_node ipv6: restore the behavior of ipv6_sock_ac_drop() PCI: pciehp: Fix wait time in timeout message Install Linux Kernel 3.

Virtualbox 4.3.18 released

VirtualBox 4.3.18 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 4.3.18 update VMM: fixed a potential misbehavior after restoring the A20 state from a saved state GUI: fixed full-screen mode mini-toolbar related regressions for different platforms and window managers (bug #13369) GUI: X11: fixed full-screen mode Unity panels quirk caused by mini-toolbar code changes in last release (bug #13365) GUI: X11: added possibility to use legacy full-screen mode as the new one can cause multi-screen issues under Unity, see the manual for more information properties which prevented GNOME Shell on Fedora 21 from starting Linux hosts / guests: fixed a few remaining warnings in the kernel log if memory allocation fails Storage: fixed a rare hang during startup when the BIOS enumerates the storage devices attached to the SATA controller NAT Network: properly parse port forwarding rules to allow UDP rules USB: fixed a crash on Linux hosts with older Linux kernels see full change log Install Virtualbox 4.

Phaser 2.1.2 “Whitebridge” Released

Phaser 2.1.2 recently released is a fun, free and fast 2D game framework for making HTML5 games for desktop and mobile web browsers, supporting Canvas and WebGL rendering. It uses Pixi.js internally for fast 2D Canvas and WebGL rendering. This latest release adds in a number of new features including Audio Sprite json format support, native loading of XML files, Sound fades, per character Text colours, further updates to BitmapData, the ability to use BitmapData with frames as Sprite textures, Group filter, search the Cache by URL and plenty of updates and bug fixes too – including the death of the pesky getPixel issue on Safari / iOS.

DigiKam Software Collection 4.4.0 released

DigiKam Software Collection 4.4.0 recently released, is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a snap. The photos can be organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by directory layout or by custom collections. DigiKam has an easy-to-use interface provided to enable you to connect to your camera and preview, download and/or delete your images. Basic auto-transformations can be deployed on the fly during image downloading.

FFMpeg 2.4.2 released

FFmpeg 2.4 “Fresnel” – 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. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library. The most important thing in this release is the major version bump of the libraries. This means that this release is neither ABI-compatible nor fully API-compatible. But on the other hand it is aligned with the Libav release series, and will as a result probably end up being maintained for a long time.

Google Chrome 38 stable released

The Chrome team early this month announced the release of Google Chrome 38 stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Google Chrome 38.0.2125.101 as announced contains 159 security fixes, including 113 relatively minor fixes found using MemorySanitizer and a number of other fixes and improvements, of which includes, A number of new apps/extension APIs and lots of stability and performance changes. Highlight of some of the fixes includes Critical CVE-2014-3188: A combination of V8 and IPC bugs that can lead to remote code execution outside of the sandbox High CVE-2014-3189: Out-of-bounds read in PDFium High CVE-2014-3190: Use-after-free in Events High CVE-2014-3191: Use-after-free in Rendering High CVE-2014-3192: Use-after-free in DOM High CVE-2014-3193: Type confusion in Session Management High CVE-2014-3194: Use-after-free in Web Workers Medium CVE-2014-3195: Information Leak in V8 Medium CVE-2014-3196: Permissions bypass in Windows Sandbox Medium CVE-2014-3197: Information Leak in XSS Auditor Medium CVE-2014-3198: Out-of-bounds read in PDFium Low CVE-2014-3199: Release Assert in V8 bindings Revert of Move sqlite_channel_id_store from chrome/browser/net to net/extras Android update menu edge bg for tablets migrate desktop FRE to use new confirmation bubble show new confirmation bubble when signing in from the new avatar menu and a modal warning dialog is displayed see change log for full release details Install Google Chrome 38 stable on Ubuntu 14.

LightDM GTK+ Greeter Settings on Ubuntu

LightDM is another type of Lightweight Display Manager which is popular and used by default on Xubuntu, Kubuntu, and Lubuntu Desktops. LightDM allows you to manage X servers and facilitates remote logins via XDMCP protocol along with customization of your login screen. LightDM GTK+ Greeter Settings is a free, open source graphical user interface (GUI) that enables users to easily modify the appearance of their desktop screen – this includes Theme, Icons, Fonts, Background image, color, and wallpaper including adding your user picture which will show at the login screen.

Android Studio 0.8.12 released

Android Studio 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 0.8.12 had been released to the canary channel and it comes with the following improvements: A brand new AVD Manager (AVDs are virtual devices for the emulator). The new AVD Manager is more tightly integrated with the IDE.

LyX 2.1.2 released

LyX 2.1.2 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.

Atom 0.136.0 Text Editor released

Atom 0.136.0 recently released is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell, and was developed by GitHub. 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.

QupZilla 1.8.2 released

QupZilla 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. Above that, 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.

Brackets 0.44 Code Editor released with Split View

Brackets 0.44 recently released, is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This means that most of you using Brackets have the skills necessary to modify and extend the editor. One notable changes to this release is the introduction of the Vertical & Horizontal Split View. The split view feature allows you view two files side by side or one above the other.

Deluge 1.3.9 released with UI updates

Deluge is a full-featured ​BitTorrent client for Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows. It uses ​libtorrent in its backend and features multiple user-interfaces including: GTK+, web and console. The latest release comes with a number of UI bug fixes. Deluge 1.3.9 was release same day after Deluge 1.3.8 was released and this was to fix an issue were every torrent is displayed twice in classic mode. Deluge 1.3.9 updates Core Emit FinishedEvent?

Audacity 2.0.6 released with UI improvement

Audacity 2.0.6 has just been recently released and this release comes with a number of UI improvements including a redesigned user interface, effects, and lots of bug fixes. Audacity 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. See below some list of changes since release 2.0.5 Interface Redesigned, searchable Keyboard Preferences with Tree, Name and Key views.

Gitlab 7.3.2 released

Gitlab 7.3.2 recently released, is an open source software to collaborate on code. GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds, wikis. It has LDAP/AD integration, handles 25,000 users on a single server but can also run on a highly available active/active cluster. A subscription gives you access to our support team and to GitLab Enterprise Edition that contains extra features aimed at larger organizations. Gitlab 7.

G’MIC 1.6.0.1 released with new features

G’MIC 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. This release comes with a number of bug fixes and changes / improvement since the last release 1.6.0 G’MIC 1.6.0.1 new features: New web page dedicated to G’MIC film emulation filters Added new recognized typedefs for describing parameters of a GIMP filter : ‘argument = const(value)’, which sets one (invisible) parameter with a constant value, and ‘argument = button()’, which create a button on the interface (boolean value).

Kodi 14.0 Alpha 4 released with UI improvement

Kodi formerly known as XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 14 codename “Helix“, according to the developers is shaping up towards beta status. Kodi 14.0 Alpha 4 continues to focus on stability and user friendliness. Around 117 pull-request (code changes) have been added past month in a variety of areas, but there aren’t many additions that could be picked out as a real or notable “features” for an users.

Pithos 1.0.1 – Pandora Radio client for Linux released

Pithos 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. Pithos Features includes Play / Pause / Next Song Switching stations Remembering user name and password Cover Art Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down / Tired of this song Notification popup with song info Launching pandora.

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.4, 4.1.14.5 and 4.2.9.1 released

phpMyAdmin 4.0.10.4, 4.1.14.5 and 4.2.9.1 were recently released to address a vulnerabilities. These releases addrresses an XSS vulnerabilities in table search and table structure pages. It’s been discovered that with a crafted ENUM value it is possible to trigger an XSS in table search and table structure pages. This vulnerability can be triggered only by someone who is logged in to phpMyAdmin, as the usual token protection prevents non-logged-in users from accessing the required pages.

TimeShift 1.6.2 a System Restore Utility released

TimeShift is a system restore utility which takes incremental snapshots of the system using rsync and hard-links. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo all changes that were made to the system after the snapshot was taken. Snapshots can be taken manually or at regular intervals using scheduled jobs. Snapshots are taken using rsync and hard-links. Common files are shared between snapshots which saves disk space. Each snapshot is a full system backup that can be browsed with a file manager.

Google Chrome 39.0.2171.7 Dev Channel Updated

The Google Chrome dev channel has been updated to Google Chrome 39.0.2171.7 for Windows, Mac and Linux. To be honest, after reviewing the change log, not much or notable changes found that would be of any interest to users. The changes for this release are just minor changes with little or no direct benefit to users experience. I have listed out all the changes made in this release: add UMA to record if a page has distilled data PPAPI: Never re-enter JavaScript for PostMessage Use the correct v8 context for conversions when calling into the plugin from JS Revert “Remove MediaSettingChanged infobar and show the latest state of the media stream” [Search] Adjust buttons in the first run experience.

Calibre 2.5 Released with new features

Calibre 2.5 has been released and this release comes with some improvements, new features, including bugfixes. Noticeable changes includes E-book viewer: Allow changing the website that is used as a dictionary for looking up words in the viewer, Edit book/Book polishing: When embedding fonts or subsetting embedded fonts, handle the :first-letter and :first-line pseudo-element style rules. Calibre 2.5 updates Fix a typo preventing calibre from recognizing the new Kobo Aura H2O Edit Book: Spell Check: Fix replaced words coming back into the list when toggling the “Show only misspelled words” setting Edit Book: Spell Check: Fix replacing a word with multiple words causing the replacements to show up erroneously in the list of misspelled words Edit Book: Fix leading or trailing hyphens on words being ignored when spell checking E-book viewer: Fix a regression, caused by a Qt 5 behavior change, that caused incorrect colors to be shown when viewing MOBI files that use CSS 3 color specifications internally Tag Browser: Fix drag and drop of books onto a language not setting the language.

Wine 1.7.28 Released with DirectPlay Voice support

Wine 1.7.28 has been released and this release includes support for conditional compilation in JavaScript, Bidirectional text support in DirectWrite, Stubs for DirectPlay Voice support, including Excel 2010 Cant save or open files with Pivot Tables fix, and various bug fixes. See below for full list of bug fixes Wine 1.7.28 update (not a Wine bug) Multiple games using OpenAL freezes/crashes during the startup FileMaker Pro 11: Text is upside down when builtin gdiplus is used Irfan view – “Can’t paste image from clipboard !

Install Light Table 0.6.7 on Ubuntu 14.04

Light Table 0.6.7 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. Watch Light Table Video Light Table 0.

OpenSceneGraph 3.2.1 released

OpenSceneGraph is open source, real-time graphics middle-ware used by application developers in fields that range from visual simulation (flight, marine, vehicle, space simulator) to virtual and augmented reality, to medical and scientific visualisation, to education and games. OpenSceneGraph is written in Standard C++, taking advantage of the standard template library (STL) for containers. The software uses the scene graph approach to representing 3D worlds as a graph of node that logical and spatially group subgraphs for behaviour and high performance.

Lightworks v12 now Available

Lightworks is a full-featured editor with all the power, performance and features you would expect, with support for all major professional broadcast formats from SD, HD, 2K and Red 4K files. Editshare announced the final release of Lightworks v12. The release of Lightworks version 12 marks a unique milestone in that for the first time, the same version runs on the Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms. In addition to marking the completion of work on the multi-platform code-base, Lightworks v12 introduces improvements to several key areas and adds some great new features, to speed workflow and improve the editing experience.

Spotify 0.9.11 released

Spotify 0.9.11 is available for upgrade / installation. Spotify 0.9.11.26 an update to its native Linux client version to 0.9.11.x was released middle of the year. Spotify is a free application that allows you to play your favorite music online within the shared services of the same name, and provides you with millions of songs at your fingertips. Spotify 0.9.11 update collectionCache.bnk is no longer written to $HOME It still doesn’t work to drag from an HTML5 view to a legacy view (such as the sidebar).

CodeSlayer 4.3.1 is out

CodeSlayer is a text editor that boasts a clean interface but powerful features. It is written in C using the GTK+ toolkit. At the heart it is a simple text editor that can then be extended to be as full feature a tool as desired. What makes CodeSlayer different is an (optional) projects view in the side pane and the ability to have multiple configurations through what I call profiles. It can also be used as your go-to tool for dealing with regular expressions.

TeamTalk 5 Alpha2 released

TeamTalk 5 is a freeware conferencing system which allows multiple users to participate in audio and video conversations on the Internet or colleagues to chat or conference in a local area network. The TeamTalk 5 install file includes both client and server application. Special client application included with accessibility features for visually impaired. Essentially, it is a web conferencing tool that lets a group of people communicate with each other using both video & audio all in real time via a microphone and a web cam.

Linux Kernel 3.17-rc7 update released

Linus Torvalds has just recently announced the release of Linux Kernel 3.17-rc7 which comes with a number of bug fixes and improvements. This latest release cuts across the network TCP/IP stack and memory leaks, including media fixes. All users of the Linux Kernel 3.17 series are advised to upgrade to this latest release. Some of Kernel 3.17-rc7 updates drivers: net: ethernet: octeon_mgmt: fix a compiler warning ACPI / video: disable native backlight for ThinkPad X201s drm/radeon: add a module parameter for backlight control (v2) drm/radeon: add a backlight quirk for Amilo Xi 2550 net: fix creation adjacent device symlinks [media] videobuf2-dma-sg: fix for wrong GFP mask to sg_alloc_table_from_pages [media] videobuf2-core: add comments before the WARN_ON [media] videobuf2-core.

Time to Install Gnome 3.14 on Ubuntu 14.10

GNOME 3.14 the latest version of GNOME 3, which was recently released brings many new features and improvements. The new release includes over 28,000 changes by 871 contributors. This latest release includes major improvements for developers, including GTK+ Inspector (a new utlity to examine and modify running GTK+ applications), the ability to use SVG assets as a part of GTK+ themes, improved touchscreen support, and major progress towards Wayland. Jeff Fortin, GNOME Foundation President, said: “_With multitouch and gestures support coming to GTK+, as well as maturing support for the next-generation Wayland display protocol, GNOME is paving the way for the future of the Free Software desktop and mobile ecosystem at large….

CakePHP 2.5.4 released

CakePHP is a rapid development framework for PHP which uses commonly known design patterns like Active Record, Association Data Mapping, Front Controller and MVC. The aim is to provide a structured framework that enables PHP users at all levels to rapidly develop robust web applications, without any loss to flexibility. [button href=”http://bakery.cakephp.org/articles/markstory/2014/09/02/cakephp_2_5_4_released” style=”flat” size=”medium” icon=”info”]CakePHP 2.5.4 update[/button] Install CakePHP 2.5.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10 – This is going to be a basic simple development setup [button href=”http://www.

Install Xfce Power Manager 1.4.0 on Ubuntu

This software is a power manager for the Xfce desktop, Xfce power manager manages the power sources on the computer and the devices that can be controlled to reduce their power consumption (such as LCD brightness level, monitor sleep, CPU frequency scaling). In addition, xfce4-power-manager provides a set of freedesktop-compliant DBus interfaces to inform other applications about current power level so that they can adjust their power consumption, and it provides the inhibit interface which allows applications to prevent automatic sleep actions via the power manager; as an example, the operating system’s package manager should make use of this interface while it is performing update operations.

RethinkDB 1.15.0 released

RethinkDB is an open-source, distributed database built to store JSON documents and effortlessly scale to multiple machines. It’s easy to set up and learn and features a simple but powerful query language that supports table joins, groupings, aggregations, and functions. RethinkDB Features Simple programming model: JSON data model and immediate consistency. Distributed joins, subqueries, aggregation, atomic updates. Secondary, compound, geospatial, and arbitrarily computed indexes.

Urban Terror 4.2.019 released with new game mode

Urban Terror is a free multiplayer first person shooter developed by FrozenSand, that will run on any Quake III Arena compatible engine. Urban Terror can be described as a Hollywood tactical shooter; somewhat realism based, but the motto is “fun over realism”. This results in a very unique, enjoyable and addictive game. This latest version Urban Terror 4.2.019 comes with a new official game mode called Freeze Tag, and it’s quite popular in Quake-based gameso.

CKEditor 4.4.5 released

CKEditor is an open source, ready-for-use HTML text editor designed to simplify web content creation. It’s a WYSIWYG editor that brings common word processor features directly to your web pages. Enhance your website experience with our community maintained editor. CKEditor Features Inline editing Spell check as you type Safe undo function Right to left interface UI language auto detection Quality XHTML output click for full details of features [button href=”http://ckeditor.

JRuby 1.7.16 released

JRuby is a JavaTM implementation of the Ruby interpreter. While retaining many of the popular characteristics of Ruby, such as dynamic-typing, JRuby is integrated with the Java platform. With JRuby on Rails, you get the simplicity and productivity offered by Ruby and Rails and the power of the Java platform offered by JRuby, thereby giving you many benefits as a Rails developer, including these: You can access the rich set of Java libraries from your Rails application.

LibreOffice 4.3.2 released

The Document Foundation has announced the release of LibreOffice 4.3.2, the second minor release of LibreOffice 4.3 “fresh” family. Most of the over 80 fixes focus on interoperability issues when reading or writing Microsoft Office DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files. LibreOffice 4.3.2 update DOCX import now has a progressbar LibreOffice now supports inserting 3D models in the glTF format into presentations (using libgltf) Some HiDPI support for Linux and Windows, most of the patches have been backported to 4.

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Final Beta released

Adam Conrad has just announced the release of the final beta release of Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. The Ubuntu Release team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. The stable release of Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn (14.10) is scheduled for October 23rd, 2014. Note that Ubuntu 14.10 will be supported for 9 months for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin along with all other flavours.

Ubuntu Mate 14.10 Beta 2 released

Martin Wimpres has announced the release of Ubuntu Mate 14.10 Beta2 and its now available for download. This release id the second beta release that fixes a number of issues that were present in Beta1, and adds a few new features, including some more original artwork. Ubuntu Mate 14.10 Beta 2 Added gnome-system-tools due to community feedback requesting user and time management facilities Added indicators to Ubiquity that enable access to assistive features and basic system configuration Added assistive features to LightDM Added keybindings, compatible with Sonar, for toggling assistive features Added a MATE panel layout that is similar in appearance to Windows XP classic mode Updated the default Ubuntu MATE panel layout to better reflect how Ubuntu 10.

Phalcon 1.3.3 released

Phalcon is an open source, full stack framework for PHP 5 written as a C-extension, optimized for high performance. You don’t need to learn or use the C language, since the functionality is exposed as PHP classes ready for you to use. Phalcon also is loosely coupled, allowing you to use its objects as glue components based on the needs of your application. Phalcon 1.3.3 update Fix segmentation fault in zim_Phalcon_Http_Request_getBasicAuth Fix memory corruption on unclean shutdown

qBittorrent 3.1.10 released

qBittorrent 3.1.10 finally released and it comes with lots of new features and bug fixes. qBittorrent 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 3.1.10 update New Features Allow disabling of OS cache. This will prevent RAM increases on Windows when seeding many files Add ‘Completed’ column Added ‘Ratio Limit’ column Add ‘Open’ and ‘Open Containing Folder’ entries in the content’s right-click menu Don’t listen on IPv6 address by default.

node.js 0.10.32 released

Node.JS is an open source platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript run-time for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. npm is a NodeJS package manager that allows you to install node programs. npm now comes pre-packaged with Node.js Node JS 0.10.32 update npm: Update to 1.4.28 v8: fix a crash introduced by previous release configure: add –openssl-no-asm flag crypto: use domains for any callback-taking method http: do not send `0\r\n\r\n` in TE HEAD responses querystring: fix unescape override url: Add support for RFC 3490 separators Install Node JS 0.

Redis 2.8.17 released – Urgent Upgrade for Redis Sentinel

Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value cache and store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bitmaps and hyper logs. The latest release Redis 2.8.17 has been marked for urgent upgrade, especially for Redis Sentinel users. This release resolves a memory leak in the hiredis library causing a memory leak in Redis Sentinel when a monitored instance or another Sentinel is unavailable.

newLISP 10.6.2 Scripting Language released

newLISP is a Lisp-like, general-purpose scripting language. It is especially well-suited for applications in AI, simulation, natural language processing, big data, machine learning and statistics. Because of its small resource requirements, newLISP is excellent for embedded systems applications. Most of the functions you will ever need are already built in. This includes networking functions, support for distributed and multicore processing, and Bayesian statistics. newLISP Features A Modern Built-In API Regular expressions PCRE Pattern matching with match and unify Networking functions: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, ICMP XML and JSON text processing functions Advanced Math and classic Statistics functions Bayesian Statistics functions Financial functions Date and time functions Fast, unlimited precision integer arithmetic I/O transparent over local files or remote files via HTTP Name spaces (contexts) for programming in modules Indexing into nested lists and implicit indexing Nested associations FOOP Functional Object Oriented Programming.

FFmpeg 2.4.1 Fresnel released

The FFmpeg Project team have announced the release of FFmpeg 2.4.1 “Fresnel”, just 2 months after the release of 2.3. The most important thing in this release is the major version bump of the libraries. This means that this release is neither ABI-compatible nor fully API-compatible. But on the other hand it is aligned with the Libav11 release series, and will as a result probably end up being maintained for a long time.

MySQL Workbench 6.2.3 GA released

MySQL Workbench 6.2 is the new version for the official MySQL graphical development tool. MySQL Workbench 6.2 focuses on support for innovations released in MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 DMR (Development Release) as well as MySQL Fabric 1.5. MySQL Workbench features A new spatial data viewer, allowing graphical views of result sets containing GEOMETRY data and taking advantage of the new GIS capabilities in MySQL 5.7. Support for new MySQL 5.

MySQL 5.6.21 released

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database, enabling the cost-effective delivery of reliable, high-performance and scalable Web-based and embedded database applications. MySQL is a popular choice of database for use in web applications, and is a central component of the widely used LAMP open source web application software stack. LAMP is an acronym for “Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python.” Free-software-open source projects that require a full-featured database management system often use MySQL.

Install QGifer 0.2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

QGifer is an open-source application that enables you to extract part of a scene from a video file and save it as animated GIF image. After you load your video file, you can use the built-in player to select the start/end frames of your animation. This is a really fantastic application. QGifer Features GIF extraction from a video file Color palette editor Variable color palette support Dithering Text rendering Graphics insertion Object interpolation Cropping Filtering Looping by appending reversed copy GIF optimization through ImageMagick Project management Translations: English, Swedish, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Czech, Chinese, German, French

Pragha 1.3.1 Released

Pragha is a free, open source lightweight Music Player for GNU/Linux, based on GTK+, SQLite, completely written in C, constructed to be fast, light, and simultaneously complete without obstructing your daily work. With gstreamer port added, Pragha has support for more audio files like asf, wma, mp4, m4a, MonkeyAudio and supports the Pulseaudio sound server. Also includes, a complete rewrite of the lastfm support, that adds the ability to identify as Pragha, love, unlove, append similar songs, append loved songs, etc.

Gitlab 7.3.0 Officially released

Gitlab is an open source software to collaborate on code. GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds, wikis. It has LDAP/AD integration, handles 25,000 users on a single server but can also run on a highly available active/active cluster. A subscription gives you access to our support team and to GitLab Enterprise Edition that contains extra features aimed at larger organizations. Gitlab 7.3.0 update Add systemd support for Centos 7 Add a Centos 7 SELinux module for ssh-keygen permissions Log `rake db:migrate` output in /tmp Support `issue_closing_pattern` via gitlab.

Road to GNOME 3.14

GNOME 3.14 is the latest Gnome update and is scheduled to be released later this month and its expected to bring in a whole new set of features, and improvements, including bug fixes since the last release. Though Gnome 3.14 release notes is yet to be released, Allan Day – GNOME user experience designer, has shared a sneak preview of what is in stock with this release: The most noticeable feature is the new “swarm” animation effect when launching applications GNOME’s Photos app has been improved upon, now Gnome photos will now pick up your Google photos, with support for images uploaded with Picasa, Android, or posted on Google+ Adwaita has been written and this includes around 8,000 lines of CSS reduced to about 3,300 lines.

PhpStorm 8 Released – Brings more Emerging Technologies

PhpStorm 8 brings yet even more emerging technologies to help you enjoy web development with deepest ever code understanding and advanced support for remote environments. PhpStorm is a cross-platform IDE for PHP, built on JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA platform. PhpStorm includes all the functionality of WebStorm (HTML/CSS Editor, JavaScript Editor), either out-of-the-box or with free plugins available in the repository. PhpStorm includes all the functionality of WebStorm (HTML/CSS Editor, JavaScript Editor) and adds full-fledged support for PHP and Databases/SQL.

Test Run winSCP 5.5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client and SCP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality. [box type=”danger” icon=”info”]I have just tested installation of the latest winSCP 5.5.5 on Ubuntu using PlayonLinux and it works as expected. Only do this if you love using winscp like me and desire to have it running on Ubuntu[/box] winSCP Features Graphical user interface Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH and FTP and WebDAV protocols Batch file scripting and command-line interface and .

Wine 1.7.27 Released with further Direct2D support

Wine 1.7.27 development version has been released and this release includes some more work on Direct2D support, various improvements to RichEdit interfaces, initial support for ICMP version 6, and various bug fixes. Some of the bug fixes are listed out below: Wine 1.7.27 update Thunder:Can’t finish any task SC2 ‘LazyLaunch’ v2.0 fails with ‘Exception frame is not in stack limits = unable to dispatch exception.’ (TLS callbacks can taint EBP, needs assembly wrapper) AT4RE FastScanner v3.

Install TexturePacker 3.4.0 – Game Development on Ubuntu

TexturePacker is one of the most popular sprite sheet creators tool for game developers in the market. One reason for this is the number of supported frameworks. TexturePacker creates multiple image and data files if not all sprites could be packed into a single texture, Optimises rendering speed and memory usage of an App or Game, it’s mutli-OS (OSX,Linux,Windows), and supports generating sprite sheets for different targets automatically (i.e. retina and non-retina).

Install ClamAV 0.98.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

ClamAV AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library. ClamAV Features command-line scanner fast, multi-threaded daemon with support for on-access scanning milter interface for sendmail advanced database updater with support for scripted updates and digital signatures virus scanner C library on-access scanning (Linux® and FreeBSD®) virus database updated multiple times per day (see home page for total number of signatures) built-in support for various archive formats, including Zip, RAR, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, OLE2, Cabinet, CHM, BinHex, SIS and others built-in support for almost all mail file formats built-in support for ELF executables and Portable Executable files compressed with UPX, FSG, Petite, NsPack, wwpack32, MEW, Upack and obfuscated with SUE, Y0da Cryptor and others built-in support for popular document formats including MS Office and MacOffice files, HTML, RTF and PDF [button link=”https://github.

OpenMW 0.32.0 Modern Game Engine Released

OpenMW is a new and modern engine based on the one that runs the 2002 open-world RPG Morrowind. The OpenMW engine will come with its own editor “OpenCS” which will allow the user to edit or create their own games. Both OpenCS and OpenMW are written from scratch and aren’t made to support any third party programs the original Morrowind engine uses to improve its functionality. The latest release 0.

Cocos2d-x v3.3 Beta Released with New Features

Cocos2d-x is an open source game engine under MIT license. It can be used to build games, apps and other cross platform GUI based interactive programs. Cocos2d-x allows developers to exploit their existing C++, Lua and Javascript knowledge for cross-platform deployment into iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Windows Desktop and Linux, saving time, effort and cost. Cocos2d-x is fast, easy to use and loaded with powerful features. Cocos2d-x-3.

Gradle 2.1 Released with new Gradle Plugin Portal

The Gradle team has announced the release of Gradle 2.1. Gradle is a build automation evolved tool. 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 2.1 comes with a new, simpler, mechanism for using community plugins in your build, integrated with the new Gradle Plugin Portal. The Gradle Plugin Portal already contains more than 120 community plugins.

Android Studio 0.8.11 Released

Android Studio 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 0.8.11 had been released to the canary channel and it comes with the following improvements: Support for the new version of the Android Gradle plugin (0.13), which was also released today. Note however that the IDE continues to work with version 0.

TeamViewer 9.0 Build 32150 Released

TeamViewer is a remote control application that allows you to take control of any computer or Mac over the internet or on the network within seconds. You can also use TeamViewer for online meetings and collaboration. The latest release TeamViewer 9.0 Build 32150 recently released comes with a few improvements and minor bug fixes. VoIP and Phone Conference widgets are now combined for easier selection Connections to contacts don’t require the pre-selection of the target device anymore Improved the recognition and reconnection after a reboot Other minor improvements and fixes TeamViewer Key Features Instant TeamViewer QuickSupport is now also available for Linux customers Open multiple remote sessions in tabs, just like with Firefox browser With the new Wake-on-LAN feature, you can now wake up your computer remotely whenever you need access Protect your TeamViewer account against unauthorized access with two factor authentication, just in case your password happens to land in the wrong hands You can now save customized modules with your company branding (TeamViewer QuickSupport) in your Management Console Process customer cases in the service queue together with your team Integrate new TeamViewer API with your systems, such as helpdesk, ticket, or CRM Redesigned TeamViewer user interface and Computers & Contacts Install TeamViewer 9.

Install Qtractor 0.6.2 Player on Ubuntu 14.04

Qtractor 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. Key Features Multi-track audio and MIDI sequencing and recording Developed on pure Qt4 C++ application framework Audio file formats support: OGG (via libvorbis), MP3 (via libmad, playback only), WAV, FLAC, AIFF and many, many more (via libsndfile) Non-destructive, non-linear editing Unlimited number of tracks per session/project XML encoded session/project description files (SDI) Point-and-click, multi-select, drag-and-drop interaction (drag, move, drop, cut, copy, paste, paste-repeat, delete, split, merge) Built-in mixer and monitor controls LADSPA, DSSI, native VSTi and LV2 plug-in support Unlimited number of plug-ins per track or bus Plug-in presets, programs and chunk/configurations support Unlimited audio effect send/return inserts per track or bus Audio/MIDI clip gain/volume, normalize, export Audio/MIDI track and plugin parameter automation (dynamic curves, sample&hold, linear and spline modes) MIDI clip editor (matrix/piano roll) MIDI controller mapping/learn/assignment (mixer and plug-in parameters) MIDI Song Position cueing support Install Qtractor 0.

Blender 2.72 Test Build Released

Blender 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. [box type=”danger” icon=”info”]You may notice the splash screen still showing v2.71. Ignore it as it appears it hasn’t been updated yet but the date beside it shows this is a recent build[/box] This release which is still in beta stage comes with lots of new features, and improvements.

Install WhatWeb – Identify what websites are running

WhatWeb is an open source application that identifies websites. Its goal is to answer the question, “What is that Website?”. WhatWeb recognises web technologies including content management systems (CMS), blogging platforms, statistic/analytics packages, JavaScript libraries, web servers, and embedded devices. WhatWeb has over 900 plugins, each to recognise something different. WhatWeb also identifies version numbers, email addresses, account IDs, web framework modules, SQL errors, and more. When you visit a website in your browser, the transaction includes many hints of what web technologies are powering that website.

Wireshark 1.12.1 Released

Wireshark is a free, open source packet analyzer used for network troubleshooting, monitoring, analysis, software and communications protocol development. The latest release Wireshark 1.12.1 comes with a number of vulnerabilities & bug fixes, including new and updated Capture File Support – DOS Sniffer, and NetScaler. Wireshark 1.12.1 Updates Wireshark can crash during remote capture (rpcap) configuration 802.11 capture does not decrypt/decode DHCP response. No progress line in “VOIP RTP Player” MIPv6 Service Selection Identifier parse error Probably wrong length check in proto_item_set_end 802.

Popcorn Time 0.3.3 Released with Plethora of new Features

Popcorn Time is a multi-platform, Free and Open Source video streaming application. It is an HTML/CSS/JavaScript application (NodeJS) rendered by a browser (node-webkit). The streaming is done by a torrent client for NodeJS (Peerflix). All the informations (torrent, images, informations) are automatically fetched by the application from different sources and are nicely put together. This latest release comes with a plethora of new features which are outlined below. There is already work on-going on version 0.

Enlightenment E19 Released with Improved Wayland Support

Enlightenment E19 Desktop Environment 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.

Install MKV Extractor Qt 5.1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

MKV Extractor Qt is a graphical MKV demultiplexer, used to extract the tracks contained in Matroska (MKV) files. In addition to that, MKV Extractor Qt is also used to convert DTS audio to AC3 file so that the file Matroska (MKV) is visible on the Freebox v5. This software (in python3 + Qt4) works with the Mastroka files (mkv). MKV Extractor is available in French and English, and it prioritizes the use of those systems and icons by default if they are not found.

Install Audex 0.78 Audio Grabber on Ubuntu OS

Audex is an audio grabber tool for CD-ROM drives based on KDE 4. Audex creates profiles for LAME, OGG Vorbis (oggenc), FLAC, MP4/M4A/AAC (faac) and RIFF WAVE. Beyond you can define custom profile, which means, that audex works together with commmand line encoders in general. Audex Key Features Extracting with CDDA Paranoia. So you have quite perfect audio quality. Extracting and encoding run parallel. Extensive filename schemes.

Install MediaGoblin 0.7.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can store all their different media files (photos, videos, audios, and more!). You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to other network services (Flickr, SoundCloud, YouTube, etc). Its also a place for people to collaborate and show off original and derived creations. MediaGoblin Features Extensible: Plugins allow you to add new media types (3d models, Presentations and documents, and more) or extend old ones The perfect tool to show and share your media Building tools to empower the world through decentralization Built for extensibility.

DVDStyler 2.8 Released

DVDStyler 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 create and burn DVD video with interactive menus support of AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, OGG, WMV, VOB and other file formats support of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MP2, MP3, AC-3 and other audio and video formats using MPEG and VOB files without reconverting allows input files with different audio/video format on one DVD (support of titleset) import image file for background place buttons, text, images and graphic objects anywhere on the menu screen change font/color and other parameters of buttons and graphic object scale buttons and graphic objects copy and paste any menu object and whole menu set chapters for each movie set pre and post commands for each movie and menu DVDStyler 2.

Linux Kernel 3.2.63 LTS Released

Ben Hutchings has just recently announced the release of Linux Kernel 3.2.63 LTS which comes with a number of bug fixes and improvements. All users of the Linux Kernel 3.2 series are advised to upgrade to this latest release. Some of Kernel 3.2.63 updates Fix allocation of pages for paravirt page tables * Fix regression in bbc i2c temperature and fan control on some Sun systems * Fix makefile to work with latest toolchain * x86_64/entry/xen: Do not invoke espfix64 on Xen * x86, espfix: Make it possible to disable 16-bit support * x86, espfix: Fix broken header guard * slab/mempolicy: always use local policy from interrupt context * sunsab: Fix detection of BREAK on sunsab serial console * sparc64: Fix huge TSB mapping on pre-UltraSPARC-III cpus * and many more

Install x265 – Encoding Video Streams from VideoLAN

x265 is a free software library and application for encoding video streams into the H.265/MPEG-H HEVC compression format, and is released under the terms of the GNU GPL. Provides next-generation compression and codec; fast and excellent quality; the APIs are similar to x264 APIs. Encoder features Full prediction and transform quad-tree recursion supported Adaptive B-frame placement B-frames as references / arbitrary frame order CABAC entropy coding Intra: all block types (32×32, 16×16, 8×8, 4×4, and PCM with all predictions) Inter P: all partitions (from 64×64 down to 8×4) Inter B: partitions from 64×64 down to 8×4 (including all merge modes and biprediction) Weighted prediction for P slices Multiple reference frames Ratecontrol: constant quantizer, constant quality, single pass ABR, optional VBV Scenecut detection Parallel encoding on multiple CPUs, both frame-level and wavefront parallelism Install x265 Video Encoder on Ubuntu 14.

Install Piggydb 6.18 on Ubuntu OS

Piggydb is a flexible and scalable knowledge building platform that supports a heuristic or bottom-up approach to discover new concepts or ideas based on your input. You can begin with using it as a flexible outliner, diary or notebook, and as your database grows, Piggydb helps you to shape or elaborate your own knowledge. Soon, it will become an indispensable knowledge base to your creative work. With Piggydb, you can create highly structured content by connecting knowledge fragments to each other to build a network structure, which is more flexible and expressive than a tree structure.

NetBeans IDE 8.0.1 Released with new tools for HTML5

NetBeans IDE 8.0.1 has been released and this 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. NetBeans IDE 8.0.1 has a range of new enhancements that further improve its support for Maven and Java EE with PrimeFaces; new tools for HTML5, in particular for AngularJS; and improvements to PHP and C/C++ support.

Install MTR – Network Diagnostic Tool on Ubuntu OS

MTR is a free, open source network tool that combines the functionality of the ‘traceroute’ and ‘ping’ programs into a single network diagnostic tool. As mtr starts, it investigates the network connection between the host mtr runs on and a user-specified destination host. After it determines the address of each network hop between the machines, it sends a sequence ICMP ECHO requests to each one to determine the quality of the link to each machine.

BleachBit 1.4 – Clean Your Ubuntu Desktop and Free Disk Space

BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. Rid your system of old clutter including cache, Internet history, temporary files, cookies, and broken shortcuts. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean Firefox, Flash, Google Chrome, Java, Opera, and more. Beyond simply erasing junk files, BleachBit wipes free disk space (to hide previously deleted files for privacy and to dramatically improve compression of disk images), vacuums Firefox databases (to improve performance without deleting data), and securely shreds arbitrary files.

OpenSSH 6.7 will support Unix Domain Socket Forwarding

As announced by Nathan Willis, the next stable release of OpenSSH 6.7, which is slated to arrive soon, will not only include the usual bevy of fixes and updates. This release will also introduce several new features, and it will be the first release to showcase the project’s efforts to refactor the OpenSSH codebase. Among the new features is support for Unix domain socket forwarding. This feature allows a Unix domain socket on the local machine to be forward to a remote TCP port, or a remote TCP port to be forwarded to a local Unix domain socket—using the same syntax that OpenSSH supports for forwarding to TCP ports.

Chromium Browser 37 Stable Release Available

The stable channel for Chromium Browser 37 has been updated to version 37.0.2062.120 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chromium Browser is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Chromium serves as a base for Google Chrome, which is Chromium re-branded with very few additions such as usage tracking and an auto-updater system. This release contains an update for Adobe Flash as well as a number of other fixes.

Latest Security updates for Adobe Flash Player released

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions: Users of the Adobe Flash Player desktop runtime for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.152 Users of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release should update to Adobe Flash Player 13.

Trillian 1.2.0.3 Beta – Chat Client Released for Linux

Trillian is modern instant messaging for home and work that prioritizes chat interoperability and security. Trillian is a chat client that currently supports mIRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger. With Trillian, you start a chat on your iPad at the breakfast table. Continue chatting on your phone as you take the train to work. Wrap things up when you sit down in front of your desktop. Trillian automatically keeps all of your devices synchronized throughout the day, ensuring you’re always able to access conversation wherever you are.

DBeaver 3.0.1 – Free Universal Database Manager Released

DBeaver is free and open source universal database tool for developers and database administrators. DBeaver is based on opensource framework and allows writing of various extensions (plugins). It supports any database having a JDBC driver. There is a set of plugins for certain databases (MySQL and Oracle in version 1.x) and different database management utilities (e.g. ERD). DBeaver supports the following databases: MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, ODBC, Java DB (Derby), Firebird (Interbase), SQLite, and many more.

Mozilla Firefox 33 beta 2 Released with Web Call Support

Mozilla has unveiled Firefox 33 beta 2 for desktop which is available for download. Firefox 33 beta 2 notable feature is the introduction of real-time communication application (WebRTC) audio and video calls. What this means is, users can now make audio and video calls through the browser interface without having to install any software. Firefox 33 beta 2 updates Supports sending video on the Android platform to Chromecast and Roku via WebRTC Support for connections to HTTP proxy over HTTPS Continued experimentation with WebRTC-powered communications feature Display which elements have listeners attached CSS transform highlighter to the style-inspector Improved reliability of the session restoration OpenH264 support Improved search experience through the location bar JSD (JavaScript Debugger Service) removed in favor of the Debugger interface New CSP (Content Security Policy) backend Azerbaijani [az] locale added Developer tools: Paint flashing for browser content repaints New sidebar which displays a list of shortcuts to every @media rule in the current stylesheet Search suggestions on the Firefox Start Page DOMMatrix interface implemented Slimmer and faster JavaScript strings Cubic-bezier curves editor @counter-style rule from CSS3 Counter Styles specification implemented Editable @keyframes rules in the Rules section of the Inspector Install Firefox 33 Beta 2 on Ubuntu 14.

WebStorm 9 now Supports Meteor

One of the most requested features for WebStorm has been support for Meteor, a framework for building both the frontend and backend of web applications using JavaScript. For those not familiar with Meteor, Meteor is an open-source platform for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you’re an expert developer or just getting started. Checkout this screencast for a quick intro about Meteor. WebStorm 9 notable features Project Generator – The Meteor new project generator integrates with WebStorm’s New Project allowing us to create projects directly from within WebStorm Meteor API Completion – All Meteor projects will now automatically have the core Meteor files configured as external libraries which means that WebStorm will offer API completion for these Running and Debugging Meteor Applications – WebStorm provides support for creating Run and Debug configuration for Meteor applications Spacebars Support – WebStorm 9 also provides support for Spacebars via Handlebars support which already exists in WebStorm, with completion for if and each directives checkout the full details Quick Video of WebStorm 9 Install WebStorm 9 on Ubuntu 14.

Cloudmin 7.8 Released with CentOS 7 Support

Cloudmin is a User Interface built on top of Webmin for managing virtual systems, such as Xen, KVM and OpenVZ instances. Using Cloudmin you can create, destroy, resize, startup, shutdown and restrict multiple instances using different virtualization technologies from a single interface. It also has a full command line API that can be used to manage virtual systems from a shell script or via HTTP requests. This new version Cloudmin 7.

Cinelerra 4.6 Movie Studio Released with OpenGL support on Intel HD

Cinelerra is the most advanced non-linear video editor and compositor for Linux OS. Cinelerra includes a video compositing engine, allowing the user to perform advanced compositing operations such as keying and mattes. Cinelerra includes support for very high-fidelity audio and video: it processes audio using 64 bits of precision, and can work in both RGBA and YUVA color spaces, using floating-point and 16-bit integer representations, respectively. It is resolution and frame rate-independent, meaning that it can support video of any speed and size Cinelerra Features Cinelerra supports OpenGL on some NVidia graphics cards, which greatly accelerates playback.

Install KiCad – Electronic Circuit Board Design

KiCad is an EDA software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 16 layers. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux and Apple OS X and is released under the open-source GNU GPL v2 free of charge. It includes a schematic editor, a PCB layout tool, support tools and a 3D viewer to display a finished & fully populated PCB. Kicad Key Features kicad – project manager eeschema – schematic editor pcbnew – PCB editor gerbview – GERBER viewer cvpcb – footprint selector for components Libraries: Both eeschema and pcbnew have library managers and editors for their components and footprints You can easily create, edit, delete and exchange library items Documentation files can be associated with components, footprints and key words, allowing a fast search by function Very large libraries are available for schematic components and footprints Most components have corresponding 3D models Install KiCad on Ubuntu 14.

Install SmartGit 6.0.6 on Ubuntu 14.04

SmartGit 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. The current version of SmartGit supports those Git features which are required for the every-day work in software development projects, and it runs on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. SmartGit Features Modify commits before pushing, commit individual lines within a file, resurrect lost commits and many more.

LibreCAD 2.0.5 Released with New Changes

LibreCAD 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. LibreCAD Features No language barriers – it’s available in a large number of languages, with more being added continually. GPLv2 public license – you can use it, customize it, hack it and copy it with free user support and developer support from our active worldwide community and our experienced developer team.

SeaMonkey 2.29 Released with GStreamer 1.0 Support

SeaMonkey is an open source, free all-in-one internet application suite. It consists of Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools. SeaMonkey is built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies the highly successful siblings Firefox and Thunderbird. SeaMonkey 2.29 Notable Update URLs that are too long to be shown completely appear in a tooltip now when hovering the location bar.

FileZilla 3.9.0.5 Released with Bug Fixes

FileZilla 3.9.0.5 has been released and this was released same day after version 3.9.0.5 was released. This immediate release was to address the auto-updater bug. As we know, FileZilla Client 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. FileZilla 3.9.0.5 update including v3.9.0.4 Fix auto-updater not being able to download updates MSW: Fixed crash if starting file rename in an unusual way OS X: Fixed a bug im wxWidgets so that a right-click after a left-click no longer counts as double-click OS X: Fixed pasting of passwords into the “Enter password” dialog OS X: Fixed context menu site manager tree not working *nix, OS X: Fixed context menu of search dialog not working Fixed loading of resources if FileZilla is installed in a directory containing the # character Fixed support for SOCKS4 proxies Attempt reading settings from temporary backup files if loading of settings files fails Install FileZilla 3.

SMPlayer 14.9.0 Released with Youtube Fix

SMPlayer 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.

Install SABnzbd 0.7.18 on Ubuntu 14.04

SABnzbd is an Open Source Binary Newsreader written in Python. It’s totally free, incredibly easy to use, and works practically everywhere. SABnzbd makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything we can. All you have to do is add an .nzb. SABnzbd takes over from there, where it will be automatically downloaded, verified, repaired, extracted and filed away with zero human interaction. SABnzbd Key Features SABnzbd comes with a bunch of great themes, including a brand new Mobile Theme for Webkit-based devices (iPhone, Android, Pre) Easily Extensible – If you can work with XML or JSON you’ve got access to everything SABnzbd can do SABnzbd now ships with 6 localizations by default, and features a rather simple system for adding new localizations SABnzbd runs on Windows, OSX, Linux, Unix, BSD, you name it.

Install CouchPotato 2.5.2 – Torrent Downloader

CouchPotato is an open source, free automatic usenet and torrents downloader application. Just fill in what you want to see and CouchPotato will add it to your “want to watch”-list. Every day it will search through multiple NZBs & Torrents sites, looking for the best possible match. If the list of movies in your wish list is available, couchpotato will download it using your favorite download source automatically. CouchPotato Features Automatic downloading and sending of NZBs to SABnzbd Automatic downloading of .

Install SmartSynchronize 3.3.5 on Ubuntu 14.04

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. SmartSynchronize 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 and other platforms that support Java 1.

Cantata 1.4.1 Music Player Released with Updates & Bugfix

Cantata 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 1.4.1 Updates Update current song to scrobble, even if disabled, so that when enabled we can scrobble.

Install SmartCVS 7.1.7 on Ubuntu 14.04

SmartCVS is an innovative CVS client that runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It has powerful features, such as built-in File Compare/Merge, Transaction display and List Repository Files, and at the same time is easy and intuitive to use. SmartCVS focuses on usability and handling of day-to-day CVS tasks and is not limited to the available CVS command set. SmartCVS Features Supports following authentication methods Password Authentication (pserver), Secure Password Authentication (sserver), Built-In SSH-1, Built-In SSH-2, and Proxy support Built-In Repository Browser to select the files to check out (instead of typing their path) Tag Browser, showing the tag order and branch structure Filtering by file state (show/hide ignored, non-CVS or unmodified files) Ability to use different external file compare tools (even for binary files); file viewers (e.

Calibre 2.2 Released with Improved news sources

Calibre 2.2 has been released and this release comes with lots of changes, improvements, new features and bugfixes since 2.1 release. Noticeable changes includes added news source “The Hollywood Reporter by Darko Miletic”, and improved news sources which includes Common Dreams, LA Times, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, and cracked.com Calibre 2.2 updates Kindle driver: Add option to not overwrite existing page number (apnx) files on the device when sending books to the device Kindle driver: Add option to allow customization of the page number (apnx) generation algorithm based on values in a custom column Metadata jacket: Allow customizing the jacket template to show the tags in alphabetical order View specific format window: If a conversion finishes in the background making a new format available, update the window E-book viewer: Automatically hide the mouse cursor if the mouse has not been used for a few seconds.

Install Midnight Commander 4.8.13 on Ubuntu OS

Midnight Commander is an open source, free visual file manager, with 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.

GIMP 2.8.14 Released to fix broken Library versioning

GIMP 2.8.14 was released late last month, and this was released to fix a broken library versioning – libtool versioning. As it it, there are no notable changes either in UI or functionality. GIMP, as you know is an 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. It works on many operating systems and in many languages.

Install Lifeograph 1.1.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

Lifeograph is an open source, free, easy to use off-line personal journal and note taking application. Lifeograph offers all standard features that is expected from a note taking / diary application. Lifeograph has all the basic features that is expected of a nate taking / diary program and many more. Lifeography Features includes: supports encrypted (with real encryption) and unencrypted diaries automatically logs out when not used for some time (to protect your diary when you forget to log out doing some other thing) (optional) automatically formats entry titles and subheadings (we owe thanks to tomboy for the idea) wiki-like rich text formatting (*bold*, _italic_, =strikeout=, etc…) basic searching/filtering and replacing text themes in text editor favorite entries entry tagging spell checking links between entries links in URI form (http://, file://, mailto://, etc…) automatic backups printing individual entries or whole diaries basic statistical charts image thumbnails in entries Install Lifeography 1.

Update: Wine 1.7.26 Released with more Improvements

Wine 1.7.26 has been released and it comes with about 48 bug fixes including new features and improvement. This includes more DirectWrite functions, Improvements to the common File Dialog, a number of C runtime improvements, and vrious bug fixes. Wine 1.7.26 Bug Fixes TomTom Home can not detect TomTom devices MPQEdit 2.x crashes on startup if World of Warcraft ‘wow.exe’ process is already running Incomedia Website X5: impossible to select the main window Kudos generates an access violation when trying to run SetParent doesn’t behave properly UnrealED 2: Cannot manipulate the viewports in any way Call of Atlantis : does not start after click “Play Game” button MetaTrader 4 ‘MetaEditor’ tool has icon transparency problems Final Fantasy XIV: Live Client Launch Fails Aeria Games ‘Grand Fantasia’ crashes on startup War Leaders: Clash of Nations corrupts graphics Baldur’s Gate II: SoA v23037 and ToB v26498 crashes during character creation high processor usage of Reaper Depth Hunter: pictures missing from photo album without native d3dx9_36 Topo4 by National Geographic no longer loads click herefor more changes Install Wine 1.

Update: Linux Kernel 3.14.18 LTS Released

Linux Kernel 3.14.18 LTS has been released as announced by Greg KH and this release comes with ton of updates, bugfixes and improvements including support for Xonar Essence STX II card. Some of the changes in the release are listed below: ARM: dts: AM4372: Correct mailbox node data ALSA: hda – fix an external mic jack problem on a HP machine ALSA: hda/realtek – Avoid setting wrong COEF on ALC269 & co ALSA: hda – restore the gpio led after resume ALSA: hda – Add mute LED pin quirk for HP 15 touchsmart ALSA: virtuoso: add Xonar Essence STX II support USB: ehci-pci: USB host controller support for Intel Quark X1000 USB: Fix persist resume of some SS USB devices USB: fix build error with CONFIG_PM_RUNTIME disabled usb: xhci: amd chipset also needs short TX quirk x86/efi: Enforce CONFIG_RELOCATABLE for EFI boot stub ACPI / PCI: Fix sysfs acpi_index and label errors drm/radeon: add new bonaire pci ids drm/radeon: add new KV pci id Revert “KVM: x86: Increase the number of fixed MTRR regs to 10” Fixes: ‘serial console does not wake from S3’ and many more

Get valuable insights into your website’s visitors with Piwik

Piwik is the leading open source web analytics platform that gives you valuable insights into your website’s visitors, your marketing campaigns and much more, so you can optimize your strategy and online experience of your visitor. If you want to know more about your users and their behaviour on your website – where they came from (referrers), which pages are most popular, how often they visit, Piwik will help you achieve this.

Bodacious Budgie v7 Released with Added Notifications Support

Ikey Doherty has announced the release of Bodacious Budgie v7 Desktop – aka Bodacious Budgie. This release now has an added notifications support, added initial X11 tray (notification area) which will eventually be superseded by appindicator support, fixed a fair few bugs with session and widgets, and Budgie Popovers now use “native” GtkPopover styling. In short, it allows the sexiness of your theme to continue with Budgie Budgie Notifications

Update: Tor Browser Bundle 4.0 Alpha 2 Released

The second Tor Browser Bundle 4.0 alpha 2 in the 4.0 series, is now available for download. This release includes important security updates to Firefox. In addition to including the changes in 3.6.5, this release also is the first Tor Browser release to enable the in-browser Firefox-based updater. Furthermore, the NoScript behavior in this release has changed. Selecting “Temporarily allow scripts” will now automatically allow all scripts in a page. Tor Browser Bundle 4.

Update: phpMyAdmin 4.2.8 Bug Version Released

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations on MySQL, MariaDB and Drizzle. Frequently used operations (managing databases, tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc) can be performed via the user interface, while you still have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement. The latest release phpMyAdmin 4.2.8 is a bug fix version.

Update: RSYSLOG 8.4.0 Released

Rsyslog is an open source software utility used on UNIX and Unix-like computer systems for forwarding log messages in an IP network. It implements the basic syslog protocol, extends it with content-based filtering, rich filtering capabilities, flexible configuration options and adds important features such as using TCP for transport. It offers high-performance, great security features and a modular design. While it started as a regular syslogd, rsyslog has evolved into a kind of swiss army knife of logging, being able to accept inputs from a wide variety of sources, transform them, and output to the results to diverse destinations.

Update: AMD Catalyst 14.30 Released

AMD has made available the build of AMD Catalyst 14.30.1005 Software Suite WHQL update graphics for AMD Radeon R9 285. This release is designed to support the following platforms Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.4 and 6.5; SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3; openSUSE 13.1; & Ubuntu 12.04.3, 12.04.4 and 13.10. Install AMD Catalyst 14.30 on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10 – Download file and save in your Download folder by default [button link=”http://support.

Update: Tomcat 8.0.11 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project has just released announced the release of Apache tomcat 8.0.11. Apache Tomcat 8.0.11 includes numerous fixes for issues identified in 8.0.9 as well as a number of other enhancements and changes. Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies and it powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations. Apache Tomcat 8.

Why Can’t I Connect? 1.8.5 on Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE

“Why Can’t I Connect?” 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. “Why Can’t I Connect?” is currently supported in Windows and Linux. There is language support for Chinese (simplified character set), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Update: Doomsday Engine 1.14.5 Released

Doomsday Engine 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 Engine Features OpenGL based renderer Dynamic ambient occlusion (corner shadowing) for world surfaces Dynamic lights with halos and lens flares Dynamic shadowing effects for world objects 3D sound stage for positional effects Environmental echo and reverb effects High-resolution textures: PNG, JPG, TGA, PCX 3D models: MD2, DMD with LOD support Clients can join games in progress Up to 15 player games and many more Doomsday Engine 1.

Mesa 10.3 RC2 Now Available For Testing

Emil Velikov has announced the release of Mesa 10.3 release candidate 2, 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 10.3 RC2 Changes since mesa-10.3-rc1: radeonsi: add new CIK pci ids radeonsi: add new SI pci ids Makefile: Switch from md5sums to sha256sums glcpp: Don’t use alternation in the lookahead for empty pragmas.

Build Own Custom Linux OS – LFS 7.5

Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own custom Linux system, entirely from source code. Currently, the Linux From Scratch organization consists of the following sub-projects: LFS :: Linux From Scratch is the main book, the base from which all other projects are derived. BLFS :: Beyond Linux From Scratch helps you extend your finished LFS installation into a more customized and usable system.

Update: Redis 2.8.14 Released

Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value cache and store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bitmaps and hyper logs. The latest release Redis 2.8.14 has been marked for urgent upgrade, especially for Lua scripting users, the server could crash because of a bug introduced in Redis 2.8.10. Redis 2.8.14 Updates Don’t prevent use of shared integers if max memory policy is non-LRU Fail SYNC if background save child aborted due to a signal Different small redis-cli fixes AIX compilation fixes A number of other smaller issues Improved SIGINT handling Use unsigned types in SDS header to raise limit to 4GB Handle signed/unsigned comparisons with more care around the code Colorized test output fixed to don’t change the background color More Sentinel IPv6 fixes Deny CLIENT command in scripts Allow datasets with more than 2 billion of keys, initial work Fix a Lua scripting crash by storing the length of the static argv when first allocated Pub/Sub PING Much faster ZUNIONSTORE Faster ll2string() implementation **WARNING, minor API change**: PUBSUB NUMSUB: return type modified to integer redis-benchmark support for AUTH Install Redis 2.

Update: Komodo Edit 8.5 Released

Komodo Edit 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 Edit 8.5 updates Side pane scrollbars now fade out when they are not in use Open Files now includes additional sorting and grouping options Font Quality (anti-aliasing) preferences were added (Windows and Mac OS X) Komodo now updated to use the Mozilla 24, Scintilla 3.

Update: Kodi 14.0 Alpha 3 Released

Kodi formerly known as XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 14 codename “Helix“, according to the developers is shaping up to be a “stable” release. Kodi 14.0 Alpha 3 Updates It’s now possible to change the virtual keyboard layout to well known ones, like QWERTY and AZERTY The virtual keyboard now has a Hebrew and Bulgarian layout included You can now set update to always auto-update, so you never have to worry about not being up-to-date Notification update option added to notify you when there are updates available You now have option to turn off auto-update & notification.

Update: Cairo Dock 3.3.99 RC1 Released

Cairo Dock is a desktop interface that takes the shape of docks, desklets, panel. It is designed to be light, fast and customizable, and is desktop-agnostic. It has a powerful DBus interface, to be controlled from a terminal or another application. You can see it as a good alternative or addition to Unity, Gnome-Shell, Xfce-panel, KDE-panel and even LXDE-panel for a light and sexy interface . It features docks, panels, desklets, a full keyboard control, tons of applets, themes, and much more.

Update: Sublime Text 3 (Build 3065) Released

Sublime Text 3 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. The latest build 3065 comes with following features, bugfixes and improvement: Added sidebar icons Added sidebar loading indicators Sidebar remembers which folders are expanded Tweaked window closing behavior when pressing ctrl+w / cmd+w Improved quote auto pairing logic Selected group is now stored in the session Added remember_full_screen setting Fixed a lockup when transitioning from a blinking to a solid caret Fixed a crash in plugin_host Fixed a crash triggered by Goto Anything cloning views Windows: Added command line helper, subl.

Update: Spring Tool Suite & Groovy/Grails Tool Suite 3.6.1 Released

The Spring Tool Suite & Groovy/Grails Tool Suite is a complete open source, Eclipse-based development environment optimized for developing, debugging and executing Groovy and Grails applications. A new perspective, new views and wizards ensure an intuitive and familiar Eclipse experience when working with the Groovy language and Grails framework. It provides support for the latest versions of Groovy and Grails, and comes on top of the latest Eclipse releases. The Groovy/Grails Tool Suite supports application targeting to local, virtual and cloud-based servers.

Chrome 38 Beta: New primitives for the next-generation web

After the release of Chrome 37 stable few days earlier, Google has just released it’s first Chrome 38 beta version. The release includes tons of new primitives and APIs to simplify development and outlined features below applies to Chrome for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. Chrome 38 Beta new Javascripts Features New element – Enable a responsive images solution by declaring multiple resources for an image using CSS media queries Map (ES6) – Map objects are simple key/value maps Screen Orientation API – Gives ability to read the screen orientation and lock it Navigation Transitions – Allows web authors to both improve the perceived loading speed as well as provide visual polish by allowing two pages to coordinate on a transition animation Math functions (ES6) – Math related functions – sign, trunc, sinh, cosh, tanh, asinh, acosh, atanh, log10, log2, hypot, fround, clz32, cbrt, log1p, expm1 (as Math.

Install Countly Mobile Analytics on Ubuntu 14.04

Countly is world’s next generation, and leading open source mobile analytics platform tracking 500M+ unique identities. It provides insights about user actions inside your mobile application and helps improve your product. Countly comes in both enterprise and community editions. Countly Key Features Real Time – Countly was designed so that all reports and charts are shown in real-time update Top User Experience – Countly dashboard shows you all important metrics at once in an elegant way Mobile First – Countly mobile application is designed so that you don’t want to miss any valuable insights about your apps, whether you are in a meeting, on the road or just away from your desk Rich SDK – Supports world’s leading smartphones – Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry Extensive API – Countly provides access to configuration data and user interface through its API (Write API & Read API) User management – Countly provides a way to manage different types of users (e.

Update: Monitorix 3.6.0 Released with Nvidia Driver 340.24 Support

Monitorix 3.6.0 has just been released and this version introduces two new graphs; one that is Linux specific to monitor an unlimited number of user processes (including CPU usage, memory usage, disk usage, network usage, opened files, number of threads, number of voluntary and involuntary context switches and number of instances of the same process). The other new graph is to monitor also an unlimited number of virtual machines (using the libvirt manager) and also covers CPU, memory, disk and network usages.

Update: CopyQ 2.4.1 Released with added Scriptable Classes and functions

CopyQ is a clipboard manager written in Qt with searchable and editable history and comes with some advanced features, image support, editable history, command line support, keyboard shortcuts and more. The application is available for Linux and Windows. CopyQ Change Log since 2.4.0 Added scriptable classes File and Dir Added scriptable function settings() for saving custom user data Improved dialog() command Windows: Qt translated strings bundled with application Fixed %1 in command Fixed building with tests and Qt5 Separate dialog for user commands and global shortcuts Search for item by row number Command highlighting More shortcuts can be mapped on Windows and X11 New “copy” command to copy from current window to clipboard New “dialog” command to show dialog with custom input fields Fixed crash on log out on Windows Fixed clipboard monitoring on Windows Fixed argument encoding from client on Windows Fixed log output when printing messages from multiple processes GUI fixes Install CopyQ 2.

Install ClamTK 5.09 AntiVirus on Ubuntu 14.04

ClamTk 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 changes since 5.

Update: Fotoxx 14.09 Released with UI Improvements

Fotoxx as we know, 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 supports viewing of RAW camera images (NEF, CR2, etc.), as well as all other image formats, including JPG, PNG, DNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, etc. in both 8 and 16 bits color Fotoxx 14.

Install Google Play Music Manager Beta on Ubuntu 14.04

Google Play Music Manager is a simple open source application used for adding the music files on your computer to your Google Play Music library, from which you can then listen to your songs on your mobile device or computer. With Google Play Music Manager, you can upload at least up to 20,000 songs, choose how much bandwidth you use to upload music, and download music you have uploaded or purchased on Google Play.

Install BitTorrent Sync 1.4.72 on Ubuntu 14.04

BitTorrent Sync by BitTorrent is a proprietary peer-to-peer file synchronization tool available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BSD. It allows you to Share anything you want directly from device to device without any limit. BitTorrent Sync 1.4.72 update UI was fully revised and now looks similar on all platforms. Also, UI was simplified significantly to make Sync usage faster, more understandable and convenient. HTTPS links can be produced by Sync, shared over non-secure channels and used on remote peer to exchange Keys securely, using X.

Install Pushbullet Indicator 0.5.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

Pushbullet Indicator is an open source application that enables you to send and receive files, addresses, lists, notes, links, images and more from your Ubuntu desktop computer to any mobile phone which has pushbullet installed such as android, IOS (coming soon). Browsing on your phone and see something you want to check out on your computer later? Pushbullet allows you to push it from your phone to your computer and it’ll be there waiting for you.

PHP 5.6.0 Released with New Features

PHP 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. The PHP Development Team has announced the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0. This new version comes with new features, some backward incompatible changes and many improvements. PHP 5.6.0 New Features It is now possible to provide a scalar expression involving numeric and string literals Variadic functions can now be implemented using the … operator Arrays and Traversable objects can be unpacked into argument lists when calling functions A right associative ** operator has been added to support exponentiation The use operator has been extended to support importing functions and constants in addition to classes PHP now includes an interactive debugger called phpdbg implemented as a SAPI module php://input may now be reopened and read as many times as required File uploads larger than 2 gigabytes in size are now accepted GMP objects now support operator overloading and casting to scalar types A wide range of improvements have been made to the SSL/TLS support in PHP 5.

Linux Kernel 3.14.17 LTS Released

Linux Kernel 3.14.17 LTS has been released as announced by Greg KH and this release comes with a few Ethernet TCP/IP stack bug fixes and improvements on hardware components. The updates includes: net: sendmsg: fix NULL pointer dereference tcp: Fix integer-overflows in TCP veno tcp: Fix integer-overflow in TCP vegas bbc-i2c: Fix BBC I2C envctrl on SunBlade 2000 sunsab: Fix detection of BREAK on sunsab serial console net: sctp: inherit auth_capable on INIT collisions bnx2x: fix crash during TSO tunneling ip_tunnel(ipv4): fix tunnels with “local any remote $remote_ip” ip: make IP identifiers less predictable bna: fix performance regression batman-adv: Fix out-of-order fragmentation support xfrm: Fix installation of AH IPsec SAs macvlan: Initialize vlan_features to turn on offload support sparc64: Fix huge PMD invalidation.

Install LongoMatch 0.20.8 on Ubuntu 14.04

LongoMatch is a free sports video analysis tool for coaches and sports scientists, to assist them on making games video analysis. It simplifies video analysis by providing a set of intuitive tools to tag, review and edit the most importants plays of the game. It allows to group plays by categories and adjust the lead and lag time of each play frame by frame through a timeline. It also has support for playlists, an easy way to create presentations with plays from different games and provides a video editor to render new videos with your favorite plays.

Install VNC 5.2.1 for Linux on Ubuntu 14.04

VNC enables you to remotely access and control your devices wherever you are in the world, whenever you need to. VNC has a widespread user base — from individuals to the world’s largest multi-national companies — utilizing the technology for a range of applications. The latest release VNC 5.2.1 came with a single fix – The VNC Server status icon should now appear when you log in to the root user account on a host computer VNC Features Establish connections between computers running an unrivalled mix of Windows, Mac OS X, UNIX, and Linux operating systems Prevent unauthorized access with a password specific to VNC Authorize users to connect using the already-familiar credentials of their own user accounts on a computer Patented algorithms for encoding screen data enable the user experience to be as seamless as your network connection will allow Enable connected users to transfer files in either direction, and also share with other users connected at the same time Enable connected users to chat to other users connected at the same time, or with a host computer use and many more Install VNC 5.

LibreOffice 4.3.1 released with new features and program enhancements

LibreOffice 4.3.1 has just been released today. This is the second release from the 4.3 branch of Libreoffice which contains new features and program enhancements. Please note that this version may contain a few annoying bugs which will be fixed in the next bugfix versions to come. LibreOffice 4.3.1 update quickstarter on windows has been removed Mac version doesn’t bundle the mediawiki extension The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer.

Install Mono 3.6.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

Mono is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications. Mono is an open source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime. Mono 3.6.0 update The profiler now produces backtraces for statistical mode. The profiler’s tracing mode now works on ARM Added buffered response mode to improve network efficiency on high latency links such as USB Reworked locking to drop a hot lock in method lookup Use fine grained locking instead of a big hot lock Add unit test for Novell bug Better hashing of some runtime internal items to avoid some corner-case slowdowns with generics [System] Fix parsing of IPv6 addresses [sdb] Avoid stack overflows when a boxed vtype recursively references itself using fields Optimized EqualityComparer for more types Mono.

cURL 7.37.1 Released with added Support for cacert

curl 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.

Command Your Ubuntu Machine using Voice Commands

Voice Commands is a simple open source application that allows you to control your Ubuntu machine’s actions using your voice without typing anything. This application comes pre-built with 95 voice enabled actions in 67 languages. You can also record your voice against a command to add into the list already available. Voice Commands depends on internet access, active and correct volume Microphone. The function of this program starts running play_stop.

Install Wallpaper Manager 2.0.8.4-7 on Ubuntu 14.04

Wallpaper Manager is an open source tool that allows you to change your desktop wallpaper. Wallpaper Manager sits conveniently as an indicator in the panel. With Wallpaper Manager, you can place a Video as Wallpaper, Place Screen Saver, Place webcam as wallpaper. You are also able to download Nasa Wallpaper, Images from NatGeo, Images from Google. Wallpaper Manager Features Modes: Zoom, Centered, Scaled, Wallpaper, Stretched Favorites: Save, Put, List, viewer, Xml, Remove, Edit list, By date Categories: Save, Put, List, viewer, Xml, Remove, Edit list, By date, My personal tags History: List , Viewer, Edit list, Data by date Special image: Save, Put, List, Remove Slideshows: Slideshows of categories, Slideshows of favorites, Slideshows of current, Open a Slideshows folder Image edit: Invert colors, Black and white, Write the picture, Rotate clock, Rotate anti clock, Rotate invert Xscreensaver: Deactivate screensaver, Start screensaver, Activate screensaver, screensaver next, screensaver prev, Pic screensaver, Save on Favorites, List Favorites, Preferences And speech recognition function Install Wallpaper Manager 2.

Install Crosti 1.12 on Ubuntu 14.04

Build your personal cross stitches. Crosti for Desktop is an open source tool that allows you to make your own unique cross stitch scheme from custom image. You can resize and rotate image, reduce the number of colors, change image palette, make cross stitch scheme, preview it, save and print. Cross stitch scheme edition available: colors and icons changing, new color addition, color fill, scheme pixel draw, lines and half-stitches. Crosti Features Convert custom image to cross stitch design Edit cross stitch design Save and print the design that you created Color palettes: DMC, Anchor Input images: BMP, GIF, ICO, JPEG, JPG, MNG, PBM, PGM, PNG, PPM, SVG, TIF, TIFF, XBM, XPM Output cross stitch designs: BMP, ICO, JPEG, JPG, PNG, PPM, TIF, TIFF, XBM, XPM, PDF, CST (crosti scheme text file) Crosti 1.

Install nouveGnomeRed Icon on Ubuntu 14.04

nouveGnomeRed is a red Gnome icon set reworked from nouveKDEGray which was designed for use ONLY with sufficiently dark color schemes. With the dark styles, it can change the look and feel of Gnome considerably. It also includes a lot of extra places icons, that can be used to distinguish special folders. Credit goes to xanayoshi for making the Red theme for gnome available and also to tsujan @ DeviantArt for creating the original nouveKDEGray design.

Install Super Boot Manager on Ubuntu 14.04

Super Boot Manager is a simple gui created with buc. This interface has the main purpose to make easier and intuitive configuration of Grub, Burg (Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB) and Plymouth. This interface also allows the installation of Burg, the installation of many graphic themes for Burg and Plymouth and it allows the creation of customized themes. Super Boot Manger comes with 3 integrated features: BURG Manager – For installation and emulation of Burg, setting default O.

Install Remarkable – Markdown Editor for Linux

Remarkable is an open source, powerful markdown editor for Linux. It aims to be the best markdown editor for Linux. Remarkable has Github Flavoured Markdown. This has a simple, easy to learn syntax with features like checklists, highlighting, links, images and more. The latest release is Remarkable 0.965 and it comes with a small update. Remarkable Key Features With Live Preview you can see your changes as you make them!

Liferea 1.10.11 Released with Minor Fixes

Liferea 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/newsclient, with an embedded graphical browser. Liferea Features Read articles when offline. Synchronizes with InoReader (git master) Synchronizes with Reedah (git master) Synchronizes with TheOldReader (since 1.10) Synchronizes with TinyTinyRSS (since 1.

GIMP 2.8.12 Released with BugFix

GIMP 2.8.12 has just been released, with a lot of bug fixes. This release is a bugfix release in the stable 2.8 series, no new features were added. GIMP is an 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. It works on many operating systems and in many languages. GIMP 2.8.12 Change Log Core: OSX: Fix migration code for old GIMP directories Fix brush sizes when used from plug-ins Windows: Allow to Explorer-open files with UTF-8 characters in the filename Make XCF loading more robust against broken files GUI: Make sure the widget direction matches the GUI language Remove the option to disable the warning when closing a modified image Fix canvas overlay widgets (like the text options) for tablets Make DND work between images in one dockable Plug-ins: Make script-fu-server more secure by listening to 127.

Install Synergy 1.5.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

Synergy brings your computers together in one cohesive experience; its free and open source cross-platform software for sharing one mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk. It works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux allowing you to seamlessly move your mouse cursor between computers. Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware over the network.

Install ClipGrab 3.4.7 on Ubuntu 14.04

ClipGrab 3.4.7 has been released and this comes with just a single fix. ClipGrab as we know, is a free downloader and converter for video websites like Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites. ClipGrab can convert downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3, OGG Vorbis, OGG Theora and WMV. It also supports downloading the original FLV or MPEG4 videos without conversion. ClipGrab Features ClipGrab officially supports the download from a handful of video websites in addition to the once above, Collegehumor, youku.

Install Kid3 – Audio Tagger on Ubuntu 14.04

Kid3 is an open source audio tagger that allows you to easily tag multiple MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF files (e.g. full albums) without typing the same information again and again and have control over both ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags. Kid3 Features Edit all ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 frames Convert between ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags Edit tags in MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AIFF files and tracker modules Edit tags of multiple files, e.

Install CuteReport 1.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

CuteReport is a free report solution. It is based on Qt4 framework and can be easily integrated into any Qt application. It has powerful template designer with Form designer, Page editor, Dataset editor and other modules. It contains a large set of bands and items, such as line, rect, circle, image, barcode, charts. CuteReport key features plugin system for supporting and extending of any functionality different storages to keep report objects: file system, GIT (soon: SVN, database, FTP) different datasets for report data: SQL database, CSV files, file system information (soon: XML files) runtime forms are supported uses javascript as internal scripting language renderer implemented as plugin so any renderer backends can be used to any destination: printer, SVG, HTML, PDF standalone WYSIWYG designer with possibility to extend functionality via new plugins Designer plugins: ReportProperty editor, Page editor, Script editor, Dataset editor, Preview.

Install Kexi 2.8.5 on Ubuntu 14.04

Kexi is an open source visual database creator, a long-awaited competitor for programs like MS Access or Filemaker. Kexi supports SQLite – file based (version 3.2 or newer), MySQL servers, and PostgreSQL servers. Kexi uses the KDE and KOffice features for better user’s experience. You can run it on most other desktops environment like GNOME or XFCE as well. Kexi Features Full visual designers for tables, queries and forms.

Install Media Player Classic – Home Cinema on Ubuntu OS

Media Player Classic – Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. It is written in C++, supports GPU assisted decoding, and is translated in 33 languages. Install Media Player Classic – Home Cinema on Ubuntu OS Media Player Classic – Home Cinema is: Lightweight – Watch movies on any SSE CPU, even on your old computer back from ’99

Install MKVToolnix 7.1.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

MKVToolnix 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. MKVToolnix 7.

Install sqlmap on Ubuntu 14.04

SQLMAP is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers. It comes with a powerful detection engine, many niche features for the ultimate penetration tester and a broad range of switches lasting from database fingerprinting, over data fetching from the database, to accessing the underlying file system and executing commands on the operating system via out-of-band connections.

Install Nmap 6.47 on Ubuntu 14.04

Nmap – Network Mapper 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 uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics.

Wayland and Weston 1.6 Alpha Released

Pekka Paalanen has just announced the release Wayland and Weston 1.6 Alpha. According to the announcement, this is the first alpha release on the road to 1.6.0 (wayland and weston 1.5.91 release). The release plan continues as follows: two weeks to let the alpha version stabilize, and only merge small features along with bug fixes RC1 release on September 5th, Friday bugfixing RC2 release on September 12th, Friday hopefully no more bugfixing much 1.

Install Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 on Ubuntu 14.04

The Apache Tomcat Project released Apache Tomcat 7.0.55 late last month. This release came with a number of bug fixes and improvements since release 7.0.54. The notable changes since 7.0.54 included Update to the Eclipse JDT Compiler 4.4, Better error handling when the error occurs after the response has been committed, Various improvements to the Mapper including fixing some concurrency bugs, and Update to Tomcat Native Library version 1.1.31 to pick up the Windows binaries that are based on OpenSSL 1.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 Released with tons of BugFixes

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 had just been released and this release comes with tons of updates since release 4.1.0. All users of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 or earlier are advised to upgrade to this latest release. Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 Key Bug Fixes Crash when disabling sidebar view after undocking and closing sidebar Picture loss on save Huge memory consumption for very large and complex .odt Huge memory usage with docs which contain many graphics WW8: outline imported instead of simple numbered list WW8: custom outline numbering has wrong first level style WW8: table of contents empty due to not assigned outline styles on import WW6: outline not imported, thus no TOC entries displayed Opening complex docx document takes several minutes (but succeeds) Formula bar not updating “Read Error” with embedded images after saving in Writer Export to SVG: Error when line contains arrow and text cropping + scaling image in writer results in a blue rectangle Font Effects not applied correctly Update English dictionaries for OpenOffice 4.

Install Grsync 1.2.5 on Ubuntu 14.04

Grsync is a rsync GUI (Graphical User Interface). Rsync is the well-known and powerful command line directory and file synchronization tool. Grsync makes use of the GTK libraries, and doesn’t need the gnome libraries to run, but can of course run under gnome or unity pretty fine. It can be effectively used to synchronize local directories and it supports remote targets as well. Grsync Features Synchronize a music collection with removable devices Backup personal files to a networked drive Replication of a partition to another one, mirroring of files Session sets can be created: run multiple sessions at once Captures and prints rsync output nicely on a own window and log to a file Parses rsync output to display progress bars and other information Highlights errors and show them on a separate window, for better and faster control over rsync runs Can pause rsync execution Shell script for batch, crontab use etc.

Wine 1.7.25 Released with more Bug Fixes

Wine 1.7.25 has just been released and it comes with about 35 bug fixes including new features. Some of the new features includes Implementation of the packet capture library, A few more DirectWrite functions, Improvements in HTML table support, and More VBScript math functions. Medieval total war demo crashes with builtin amstream “native” (Microsoft) MSI does not work with wine 0.9.18 Space Empires V 1.44 crashes Skype 3.

Install Microsoft Office Web Apps on Ubuntu 14.04

There are several Office application suits available for Linux OS platform, some of which are Kingsoft Office 2013, LibreOffice, and OpenOffice. For those that use Microsoft Office Suit on a daily basis on a Windows machine and would like to have the same look and feel on your Ubuntu machine, then Microsoft Office Web Apps is your best bet. Thanks to Dejan Petrovic, he has developed and provided a DEB package for the Microsoft Web Apps.

Calibre 2.0 Released with Qt5 Support

Calibre 2.0 has just been released and this release comes with lots of changes since 1.48, improvements, new features and bugfixes. Noticeable changes includes added support for MTP devices (Android phones/tablets) on OS X, and updated the version of Qt used by calibre to Qt 5. This fixes various longstanding bugs in calibre that were caused by bugs in Qt 4. Calibre 2.0 other changes includes Edit Book: Make the edit saved search/add saved search popup window non-modal Tag Browser: Show format specific icons for the format entries in the Tag Browser Library check: Add buttons to conveniently mark all fixable/deletable items Edit Book: Prevent long saved searches from making the saved search dialog too wide E-book viewer: Reloading the book now re-opens it at the current position even if the option to remember position when quitting is turned off PDF Output: Fix balanced parentheses in the text of items in the Table of Contents not being rendered properly by some PDF viewer New news sources includes General Knowledge Today by Kanika G, BBC Arabic by logophile777 Improved news sources includes TIME Magazine, The Atlantic, Down to Earth, Heraldo de Aragon, Radikal (Turkey), Wired Daily Edition, Orange County Register Install Calibre 2.

GMIC 1.6.0 Image Processing Framework Released

GMIC 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. GMIC Features A portable and thread-safe C++ library ‘libgmic’ for generic image processing, embeddable in third-party applications. A command line interface ‘gmic’ to perform image processing operations from a shell. An easy-to-use plug-in ‘gmic_gimp’ which adds hundred of new filters to GIMP A web-service ‘G’MIC Online’, to apply image fiters directly on a web-browser.

Install Virt Manager 1.0.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

Virt Manager is a graphical desktop application for creating and managing virtual machines through libvirt. It offers simple, rapid management when you don’t need the scalability and complexity of larger more advanced programs. 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.

Install Kingsoft Office 2013 for Linux on Ubuntu 14.04

Kingsoft Office for Linux is a simple, powerful office suite with a comfortable interface for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. The office suite comprises of Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Presentation and Kingsoft Spreadsheet. The application has a similar interface to that of Microsoft Office Suites. The latest version of Kingsoft Office 2023 for Linux comes with a number of updates: Update End User License Agreement for Kingsoft Office.

Budgie Desktop v6 Released With Brand New Panel Editor

Ikey Doherty has just announced the release of Budgie Desktop v6. 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. See how to install Evolve OS Alpha 1 with Budgie Desktop on VirtualBox. Panel Editor Budgie Desktop v6 release comes with several bug fixes in the panel and menu components, as well as the introduction of a brand new Panel Editor, including customisable layouts and GNOME Panel theme integration.

HandBrake 0.10 Beta 1 Released with GTK3 Support

Handbrake is a free open-source 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. This latest release now requires GTK3. HandBrake 0.10 Beta 1 Update Automatic audio and subtitle track selection behaviours which can be stored per preset. Improvements to Auto-Naming feature. Batch Add to queue by list selection.

Viber 4.2 For Linux Released

Install Viber 4.2, an application for Linux that allows users to send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, anywhere in the world. Viber allows you to syncs your contacts and messages with your mobile device. The sound quality is much better than a regular call. Once you and your friends install Viber, you can use it to talk and message as much as you want.

Install Amazon Kindle on Ubuntu 14.04

Amazon Kindle for PC allows you to read more than 2 million Kindle books on your machine without actually having a Kindle device. The whispersync technology built into Kindle allows for automatic sync of your furthest page read of your Kindle content, bookmarks, notes, annotations, and highlights across your various devices. The Amazon Kindle App for PC allows you to Sync to Furthest Page Read, Look Up Words, Search in Books, Organise Collections, Personalise, Take Notes, and View Page Numbers.

Install Firefox 32 Release due in 2 September 2014

Firefox 32, based on Gecko 32 and currently in the beta channel will be shipped in September 2014. This release comes with a couple of changes, bugfixes and improvements, including new features. Highlight of changes and features includes: CSS Enabled mix-blend-mode by default Implemented box-decoration-break and removed the non-standard -moz-background-inline-policy Allowed flex-grow and flex-shrink to transition between zero and nonzero values Developer Tools Web Audio Editor Code completion and inline documentation in Scratchpad Element picker button has moved Node dimensions added to the Inspector’s infobar Full page screenshot button added JavaScript The following new ECMAScript 6 built-in methods got implemented: Array.

Install WeeChat 1.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

WeeChat 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 is designed to support plugins and scripts which can be loaded and unloaded dynamically at any time.

Inkscape 0.48.5 Released with Support for Poppler

Inkscape is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics. Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software. Inkscape has sophisticated drawing tools with capabilities comparable to Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW and Xara Xtreme.

NVIDIA 340.32 Driver Released with added GPU Support

Nvidia 340.32 graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems has just been released this week and its available for download. This release comes with numerous bugfixes including support for additional Quadro GPUs. NVidia 340.32 Release Highlights Added support for Quadro K420, Quadro K620, Quadro K2200, Quadro K4200, Quadro K5200 GPUs Fixed a regression that prevented the internal stereo infrared emitter built into some 3D Vision monitors from working. Fixed a bug that could cause some Java-based OpenGL applications using JOGL to crash on startup on systems with Xinerama enabled.

VLC 2.2.0 Nightly Build Released with Blu-Ray Overlays Support

VLC 2.2.0 nightly build – code named Weatherwax is now available via PPA. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. VLC 2.2.0 nightly build comes with tons of new features, improvements and bugfixes. One of the key important change is, the licenses of more modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.

Install Mandelbulber 3D Fractal on Ubuntu 14.04

Mandelbulber 3d is an easy to use, handy application designed to help you render 3D Mandelbrot fractals called Mandelbulb and some other kind of 3D fractals like Mandelbox, Bulbbox, Juliabulb, Menger Sponge. Mandelbulber 3d released early this year came with following new features Added color palette editor Added function to convert flight path into keyframes Improved water algorithm – less visible pattern Added setting for water animation speed in flight path recording function added switching between constant flight speed and based on estimated distance (use “Absolute distance mode”) added arrows in HUD for flight path recording OpenCL – added rendering of Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO) with GPU.

Install wxWidgets 3.0.1 on Ubuntu OS

wxWidgets is a C++ library that lets developers create applications for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other platforms with a single code base. It has popular language bindings for Python, Perl, Ruby and many other languages, and unlike other cross-platform toolkits, wxWidgets gives applications a truly native look and feel because it uses the platform’s native API rather than emulating the GUI. It’s also extensive, free, open-source and mature. wxWidget 3.

Write a Novel using oStorybook

oStorybook is a free Open Source novel-writing program for creative writers, novelists, and authors. From your first idea to the finished book, oStorybook helps you keep an overview of multiple plot-lines, characters, locations, and so on while writing histories, novels, or other written works. oStorybook allows you to manage all your data such as characters, locations, scenes, items, tags, and ideas in one place. It also consistent a simple interface provided to enable you to define objects, assign them to each scene, and keep an overview of your work with user-friendly chart tools.

Jekyll 2.3.0 Released with Slew of Enhancements

Jekyll is a simple, blog-aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory containing raw text files in various formats, runs it through Markdown (or Textile) and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, ready-to-publish static website suitable for serving with your favorite web server. Jekyll also happens to be the engine behind GitHub Pages, which means you can use Jekyll to host your project’s page, blog, or website from GitHub’s servers for free.

FileZilla Client 3.9.0.3 Released with minor Bugfixes

FileZilla Client 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. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more, IPv6 support, Available in many languages, Supports resume and transfer of large files 4GB, Tabbed user interface, Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue, Bookmarks, Drag & drop support, Configurable transfer speed limits, Filename filters, Directory comparison, Network configuration wizard, Remote file editing, Keep-alive, HTTP/1.

Vuze Bittorrent Client 5.4.0 Released with GUI updates

The Vuze Bittorrent Client is an end-to-end bittorrent downloader, maintaining a lightweight footprint, doesn’t slow your computer down, and quickly downloads torrents. Vuze Bittorrent Client 5.4 officially released this week comes with some updates, including added new features and enhanced user desktop client experience. Vuze Bittorrent Client 5.4.0 Update Added ‘force start’ and ‘super seeding’ options to the create-torrent wizard File filter added to torrent-options dialog Minimum/Target share ratio setters added to column menu and torrent options view Added ‘SHA1′ column to files-view Added a default save directory to apply when ‘best guess’ is enabled and nothing matches File path names can now be entered into the search box to open the torrent New column showing the date of completion of the most recent file Added ‘initial tags’ to the create-torrent wizard Enabled networks can now be specified in torrent-options dialog Added an ‘apply to current’ function to tags with initial-save/move-on-complete set Added ‘availability’ button to torrent-options to allow a torrent’s availability to be checked before addition Tag buttons can now be enabled in Library view; category buttons can be hidden Added ‘pause for’ option for selected torrents in Library view via Advanced menu and many more Install Vuze Bittorrent Client 5.

PeaZip 5.4.1 Released with Major GUI Design

PeaZip is a free cross platform, portable file compression utility and file manager. Like Ark and FileRoller, PeaZip is a fronted for Open Source components from 7-Zip and other great projects (FreeARC, PAQ, UPX…), aiming to provide a powerful unified GUI, natively portable, cross-platform and desktop neutral. PeaZip provides the same wide array of file compression and file management features, and same intuitive user interface on Windows (legacy and newer) and on various flavours of Linux and BSD, supporting Gnome, KDE and other desktop managers PeaZip 5.

Foobnix 3.0 Music Player to be Written on GTK 3

Foobnix is a free, Light and Functional music player written on Python for Linux and Windows. It support all popular formats, CUE, wv and iso.wv support, probably the best among Linux music players Supports MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, Musepack and many more formats. Foobnix Main features Support for CUE (also wv, iso.wv) is the best under Linux (zavlab) Formats MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND … Converter any format to any (mp3, ogg, mp2, ac3, m4a, wav) Scrobbler tags with music and radio Find and play music and videos Equalizer Online music download manager Shortcuts Displays the album cover, lyrics, photo artist Integration with VKontakte (displaying all the friends and their music, downloading music from the group vkontakte) Integration with Last.

Install Ubuntu MATE Remix with Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to install Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic release with Ubuntu MATE Remix Desktop Environment 1.8. Ubuntu MATE Remix is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware alike. [box type=”info” icon=”info”]Ubuntu MATE Remix is not an official Canonical project, but a community-driven one and it is not yet an official Ubuntu flavor[/box] Step 1: Download Ubuntu MATE 14.

Install ImageMagick in Ubuntu 14.04

ImageMagick 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. Some Key Features and Capabilities Format conversion: convert an image from one format to another (e.

Install Mate 1.8 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

MATE Desktop Environment 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. The latest release of Mate desktop environment 1.8 comes with several new features and improvements, some of which are: Added “Open parent location” option in the search view context menu Added side-by-side tiling (window snapping) Added a progress bar to the logout dialog Added support to use Metacity as a window manager Added MATE User Guide Added mpaste tool for http://paste.

How to install a font in Ubuntu

This is a quick step by step tutorial on how to install fonts in Ubuntu Desktop. The recently released Erik Spiekermann latest typeface font – Fira Sans 3.1 will be used as an example. This font comes in the following formats OTF/WOFF/EOT/TTF and available for direct download here Install Fira 3.1 Font – Download the font wget http://dev.carrois.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/downloads/fira_3_1/FiraSans3106.zip – Unzip font unzip fira_3_1/FiraSans3106.zip – Install Font for all users sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/truetype/FiraSans sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/opentype/FiraSans sudo cp FiraSans3106/WEB/*.

Install OpenMPI in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10

Tutorial on how to install openmpi in Ubuntu. Open MPI is an open source MPI-2 implementation that is developed and maintained by a consortium of academic, research, and industry partners. Open MPI is therefore able to combine the expertise, technologies, and resources from all across the High Performance Computing community in order to build the best MPI library available. Below is simple video explaining what MPI & Open MPI is: Open MPI offers advantages for system and software vendors, application developers and computer science researchers Features Full MPI-2 standards conformance Thread safety and concurrency Dynamic process spawning High performance on all platforms Reliable and fast job management Network and process fault tolerance Support network heterogeneity Single library supports all networks Run-time instrumentation Many job schedulers supported Internationalized error messages Component-based design, documented APIs The latest stable release 1.

Next Generation of Lightweight DE – LXQt 0.7.0

LXQt (Qt Port & LXDE) is the first release of the Next Generation Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment. LXQt 0.7.0 brings you a fast and stable desktop environment, already usable in production desktop machines. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel. Features The inclusion of PCManFM-Qt, the Qt port of LXDE’s desktop and file manager An all-new modular architecture, allowing users and maintainers to easily swap out components of the desktop for third party apps Several improvements to the system settings along with the inclusion of screens management, keyboard settings and file associations Improvements to cursor and appearance settings Improved support for systemd-based setups Ongoing work on Qt 5 compatibility.

Change Ubuntu 14.04 Login Screen Background

This is a quick simple tutorial on how to change the login screen background image from the default background to background of your own choice. To achieve this, you need to give LightDM user access to the X-Server and open dconf-Editor to change the settings of Unity Greeter. Step 1: Install dconf-editor sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Step 2: Setup LightDM Account – Setup an account for lightdm and switch to new account sudo xhost +SI:localuser:lightdm sudo su lightdm -s /bin/bash Step 3: Start dconf editor – First copy your background image to desired location.