Shotwell 0.23.1 recently released, is a digital photo organizer designed for the GNOME 3 desktop environment. It allows you to import photos from disk or camera, organize them in various ways, view them in full-window or fullscreen mode, and export them to share with others. The Yorba Foundation wrote Shotwell in the Vala programming language. Shotwell 0.23.1 update Update Facebook application id. Facebook integration works again Remove obsolete VAPIs Remove custom WEXITSTATUS implementation Fix an assert in file monitor caused by renaming a file Rename “Yorba website” to “Shotwell website” in About dialog so it actually says what it does Change the way how shotwell checks whether it runs uninstalled to allow running with symlinks Copyright was transferred from Yorba to SFC Do not block closing the viewer if there was an issue loading the photo Remove remaining references to .
Details of a number of libxml2 vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have been published Ubuntu security notice blog. According to the summary – “Several security issues were fixed in libxml2.“ libxml2 incorrectly handled certain XML data. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause resource consumption, resulting in a denial of service.
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.
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 .
Earlier in March this year, Gnome 3.16 stable version was released, but this version of Gnome was not made available for Ubuntu 15.04. Upgrading to Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 15.04 is currently possible but not recommended as you may likely run into issues since this release is largely untested fully. So ONLY do this if you really want to give it a try and ONLY on Ubuntu 15.04. Upgrade Gnome 3.
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.
Ubuntu 15.04 codenamed “Vivid Vervet”, had just been released today. One of the key changes in this latest version is the switch from upstart to systemd as the default for managing boot and system service startup. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 3.19-based kernel, a new glibc, and much more. Ubuntu 15.04 updates Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and stability improvements to Unity.
Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Community Wallpaper is now available for download. These wallpapers are chosen via a contest in which various users participate by submitting his/her own wallpaper design and based on successful wallpapers, they are then made available in the next Ubuntu release. This contest is guided by various guidelines required by the developer of the Canonical Design team. The top 10 successful wallpapers that won the Ubuntu 15.04 community wallpaper contest which took place on Flickr are shown below: Download Ubuntu 15.