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Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.551.17 released with bugfixing

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.551.17 the latest release, is another round of bugfixes to stabilize the browser for the upcoming version 1.3 stable release. A notble update is Middle clicking on home and reload buttons pastes selection. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.551.17 Highlights [Linux][Regression] Selection is pasted in address field when closing tab with middle click (VB-19486) [Linux] Middle clicking on home and reload buttons pastes selection (VB-20098) [Linux] URL autocompletion overwrites clipboard content (VB-5437) [Regression] History links do not respond to touch input (VB-19383) [Regression] Switching tabs on left/right side with scroll does not work (VB-19987) [Regression] Tab close misplaced after closing tabs with many tabs open (VB-20035) [Regression] Cannot re-add a deleted bookmark (VB-18229) [Regression] Double clicking on notes no longer works (VB-18392) [Regression] “Open bookmarks with single click” Ctrl+Click (VB-18689) [Regression] Releasing the mouse button over some buttons activates them (VB-19979) [Regression] Bug in “Shift” key behaviour in “Downloads” sidebar (VB-4039) Add Web Panel dialog clipped (VB-19983) Crash on Webcam access from web panel (VB-15318) Tab-color flickers to red on different sites when opening images / news articles (VB-19312) Updated Chromium to 52.

How to Install Wine 1.9.11 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Derivatives

Wine 1.9.11 recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. A notable update to this release is Better support for long URLs in WinInet; Various Direct3D 11 improvements; Down-mixing support in DirectSound; Some cosmetic improvements in desktop mode and many others. Wine 1.9.11 Update Safrosoft RoX freezes at start. Starship Titanic hanging on video replay The Witcher: Character models are sometimes invisible Multiple games crash during attempt to write past the end of mip level, expecting contiguous mipchain allocation (League of Legends, Warlock Master of the Arcane, PSOBB) Gómez Peer: CPU utilisation diagnostic does not work (requires kernel32.

Wine 1.8.1 Stable and Wine 1.9.4 Development released

Wine 1.8.1 and Wine 1.9.4 both recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements, small translation updates and bugfixes. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.8.1 Changelog Gyldendal dictionary needs ole2disp.dll.SAFEARRAYALLOCDATA Lack of ole2disp.dll.SAFEARRAYDESTROYDESCRIPTOR causes Nota Bene to refuse to launch Internet Explorer 3.01 crashes on some web pages (unimplemented function ole2disp.

Wine 1.9.2 Development released with GStreamer 1.0 support

Wine 1.9.2 development recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. This release now supports GStreamer, support for SHA hashes, underlines support in directwrite, Synthesizing bold glyphs also for bitmap fonts. and more Shader Model 4 instructions. Wine 1.9.2 Bug fixes Gyldendal dictionary needs ole2disp.dll.SAFEARRAYALLOCDATA SHBrowseForFolder: BIF_NEWSTYLEDIALOG not implemented – title gets cropped Lack of ole2disp.dll.SAFEARRAYDESTROYDESCRIPTOR causes Nota Bene to refuse Installshield installer text not being bolded (appinstall) Use-after-free in DdeClientTransaction in user32 dde tests Unimplemented function ole2.

Wine 1.9.1 released with fix to 64-bit StarCraft II v3.0 client which crashes immediately on startup

Wine 1.9.1 recently released, comes with a few more deferred fixes, Support for debug registers on x86-64, More Shader Model 4 instructions, Support for the Mingw ARM toolchain, and fix to 64-bit StarCraft II v3.0 client which crashes immediately on startup. Wine 1.9.1 Changelog GetLargestConsoleWindowSize() should not return hard coded constants Geoplan / Geospace popups cannot be accepted or dismissed Internet Explorer 3.01 crashes on some web pages (unimplemented function ole2disp.

PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac 4.2.10 are released

PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac 4.2.10 both recently released, is a frontend piece of software for Wine, that allows you to easily install and run many Windows applications with relative ease on Linux and Mac OS X. PlayOnLiux is free and does not require a Windows licence for use. PlayOnLinux 4.2.10 changelog Wine 1.8 staging is now the default wine version on OSX. The build process has been improved thanks to wine-staging team so that the compiler supports ms_hook_prologue, allowing function hotpatching.

Install Kodi/XBMC 16.0 with Live TV Add-On on Windows 7, Windows 10

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Wine 1.8 released with support for DirectWrite and Direct2D, and new Pulse Audio driver

Wine 1.8 recently released, comes with the implementation of DirectWrite and Direct2D, and the new Pulse Audio driver. It also contains a lot of improvements across the board, as well as support for many new applications and games. See the release notes below for a summary of the major changes. Wine can be configured to report the Windows version as ‘Windows 8.1’ and ‘Windows 10’ Pulse Audio driver is implemented.

Vivaldi Browser Beta 2 released

Jon von Tetzchner (Co-Founder/CEO) of Vivaldi recently announced the launching of Vivaldi browser Beta 2 just in time for Christmas. According to Jon – “Early this year, we released our first Technical preview. Since the release of TP1, we have gotten a lot of positive feedback, encouragement, and support. The idea of making a browser for our friends and ourselves seems to have resonated with lots of people around the world.

Xtreme Download Manager (XDMAN 5.0) released

Xtreme Download Manager (XDMAN 5.0) recently released, is a advanced and powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, resume broken/dead downloads, integrate with any browser, capture videos from YouTube, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Video or any other website and schedule downloads. Xtreme Download Manager features: Xtreme Download Manager Features: Download files at maximum possible speed. ( 5-6 times faster ) Works with all version of all browsers. XDM can integrate with any browser (Firefox,Chrome,Internet Explorer,Opera,Safari or any other program trying to download a file from Internet) XDM can save videos from YouTube, Daily Motion, Metacafe or other popular video sharing sites Works with Windows ISA, supports Auto proxy, NTLM, Kerberos authentication Supports HTTP,HTTPS,FTP protocols with Authentication,Proxy Servers, Cookies, Redirection etc Resumes broken/dead downloads caused by connection problem,power failure or session expiration Batch download,clipboard monitoring, automatic antivirus checking,scheduler, system shutdown on download completion Install Xtreme Download Manager (XDMAN 5.

ClamAV 0.99 AntiVirus Released for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows

ClamAV 0.99 AntiVirus recently released, contains major new features and changes. YARA rules, Perl Compatible Regular Expressions, revamped on-access scanning for Linux, and other new features join the many great features of ClamAV: Processing of YARA rules (some limitations- see signatures.pdf). Support in ClamAV logical signatures for many of the features added for YARA, such as Perl Compatible Regular Expressions, alternate strings, and YARA string attributes. See signatures.

Skype 7.16 for Windows released

Skype 7.16 for Windows App had just been released and this latest release comes with several improvements to how you share. This release is more focused on your sharing experience with an introduction of a new media toolbar which allows you to qickly share photos, files etc. Skype 7.16 Update: Media toolbar Sharing shouldn’t take too many clicks – as such we’ve released a new toolbar which you can use to quickly share photos, files, video messages, contacts and emoticons.

Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 released

Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 had just been recently released. Qt Creator is a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers. Qt Creator focuses on providing features that help new Qt users get up and running faster, and also boost the productivity of experienced Qt developers. Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 comes with many bug fixes, including an ugly, evasive crash that could happen on code completion, depending on how you used the mouse while typing function arguments.

Notepad++ 6.8.7 released with enhanced language detection

Notepad++ 6.8.7 recently released, is a free open-source code editor and is based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

ownCloud 8.2.1 released with lots of improvements

ownCloud 8.2.1 recently released, is the first maintenance release of their open-source ownCloud 8.2 self-hosting cloud server solution for GNU/Linux operating systems. This latest release comes with a number of improvements and bug fixes. ownCloud 8.2.1 Updates: Sharing improvements: Show path to file in error message about sharing with owner Replaced error numbers with details in the sharing error message Fix pagination on public link share page Deal with NoUserException in sharing code Fix cannot change share info after switching sections Fix changing expiration date of shared link breaks password Various other fixes Performance improvements: Optimize multiple shared locks for a single process Don’t lock if we’re only reading cache metadata Escape like parameter in cache operations Storage improvements: Improve dealing with Dropbox and Google Drive Moving files makes them disappear (SWIFT object store) Transactional file locking database backend warning is only shown when there is another warning.

p7zip 15.11 beta for Windows released

p7zip 15.11 beta recently released, is a quick port of 7z.exe and 7za.exe (command line version of 7zip) for Unix. 7-Zip is a file archiver with highest compression ratio. Since 4.10, p7zip (like 7-zip) supports little-endian and big-endian machines. p7zip 15.11 changelog Some bugs were fixed. 7-Zip File Manager could work incorrectly, if files list columns were reordered. 7-Zip 15.10 showed incorrect error message about missing volume for multivolume RAR archives.

MPC-HC 1.7.10 – Windows Media Player released

MPC-HC 1.7.10 – Windows Media Player Classic Home Cinema recently released after 5 months since last stable release v1.7.9, is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. MPC-HC 1.7.10 changelog This release is a bugfix release, with many improvements and a few new features. Completely new Internal Audio Renderer: Uses sanear project as backend Requires Windows Vista or newer Outputs sound through WASAPI (shared or exclusive) Employs automatic channel downmixing Provides stereo crossfeed processing option (for headphones) Tries to preserve signal pitch when playing at custom rate (time stretching) Supports bitstreaming <p> Note that you need to select the new renderer in options in order to use it</li> <li> Windows 10 related fixes: <ul> <li> Improved mouse behavior </li> <li> Fixed volume control with scroll wheel </li> <li> Window snapping to desktop edges </li> </ul> </li> <li> Allow hardware decoding of UHD video with AMD cards </li> <li> Big video rendering stability improvement </li> <li> New Indonesian, Lithuanian and Punjabi translations </li></ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <a href="https://mpc-hc.

Wine 1.7.55 released with various fixes for Microsoft Office 2013 support

Wine 1.7.55 which was recently released, now comes with Pulse audio driver support, Various fixes for Microsoft Office 2013 support, Some more implementation of the Web Services DLL, More fixes for the latest C runtime version, Improvements to the Makefile generation and various bug fixes. Wine 1.7.55 changelog Unable to get keyboard / mouse input in multiple games Adobe Premiere 6 video playback broken Wine should support PulseAudio Adobe AIR / Adobe Media Player pre 2 never shows GUI Resolume Avenue 3.

FileZilla FTP Client 3.14.1 released – Download Now

Filezilla Client 3.14.1 recently released, is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. Filezilla Client 3.14.1 changelog: New features: For third-party builds, add configure flag to allow using system ciphers for FTP over TLS.

Wine 1.7.54 released with fix to Assassin’s Creed III crash

Wine 1.7.54 which was recently released, now comes with improved video decoding, TransmitFile function implementation, More implementation of the Web Services DLL, Improved video decoding, Alternative for the deprecated prelink tool, Major Turkish translation update and various bug fixes. Wine 1.7.54 changelog Paint.NET 3.22 window rendering broken Paint.NET 3.36 fails to start without native gdiplus IVONA Voices/Reader (SAPI TTS) 1.0.16 crashes on startup CamStudio displays an error when record button is pressed Word Perfect Lightning 1.

CCleaner 5.11.5408 system cleanup tool released

CCleaner 5.11.5408 recently released, is the number-one free cleaner tool for cleaning your PC. It protects your privacy and makes your computer faster and more secure! Is your computer running slow? As it gets older it collects unused files and settings which take up hard drive space making it slower and slower. CCleaner cleans up these files and makes it faster instantly. Many programs run silently in the background when you start up your computer.

Kitematic 0.9.2 managing Docker containers released

Kitematic 0.9.2 recently released, is an open source project built to simplify and streamline using Docker on a Mac or Windows (coming soon) PC. Kitematic automates the Docker installation and setup process and provides an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) for running Docker containers. Kitematic integrates with Docker Machine to provision a VirtualBox VM and install the Docker Engine locally on your machine. Kitematic Features: Kitematic’s one click install gets Docker running on your Mac and lets you control your app containers from a graphical user interface (GUI).

Wine 1.7.50 released with Direct3D 11 implementation

Wine 1.7.50 which was recently released, now comes with a new version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 40, with first steps towards Direct3D 11 implementation, better font matching in DirectWrite, support for OpenMP on ARM platforms and various bug fixes. Wine 1.7.50 changelog Iriver Plus 3 fails to start due to missing msvcirt.dll ?sh_read@filebuf@@2HB export PowerPoint 2007 insensitive to changes in screen resolution MPLAB IDE v8.60 toolbars getting reorganised every time when the window minimized and restored Multiple games crashes on unimplemented function vcomp.

Install Wine 1.7.49 recently released

Wine 1.7.49 recently released, comes various bug fixes including new features which includes, DirectWrite is now good enough for rendering text in Steam, Some more OpenMP functions, Support for namespaces in the IDL compiler and many more. Wine 1.7.49 changelog DirectWrite is now good enough for rendering text in Steam. A number of Direct2D improvements. Some more OpenMP functions. Support for namespaces in the IDL compiler.

Atom 1.0.5 Text Editor quick fix released

Atom 1.0.5 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.

Kodi Pre-15.1 testing has begun

If you are not already aware, Kodi Pre-15.1 testing has already begun, this is following updates to a number of issues that popped up upon release of 15.0. Testers are been sort for to help test this release and you can report back issues noticed or recommendation herein the thread – Kodi pre-15.1 Testing Thread. The goal of this thread is not to find and report new bugs, but only to look for bugs that might have been introduced while fixing issues in 15.

Squid 3.5.7 Proxy Server released

Squid 3.5.7 recently released, is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows. Squid 3.5.7 changelog wrong SNI sent to server after URL-rewrite Add ENABLE_POD2MAN_DOC automake conditional for pod2man builds basic_smb_auth: rejecting valid credentials basic_smb_auth: doesn’t handle passwords with backslashes basic_smb_auth: nmblookup fails when smb.

ShareX 10.1.0 – Advanced Screenshot Tool released

ShareX 10.1.0 recently released, is an open source program that lets you take screenshots or screencasts of any selected area with a single key, save them in your clipboard, hard disk or instantly upload them to over 40 different file hosting services. In addition to taking screenshots, it can upload images, text files and all other different file types ShareX 10.1.0 changelog Added “Portable mode” option to installer Added ShareX Greenlight buttons to main window where you could vote to help us or just hide it permanently When ShareX window minimizes to tray it will now save all settings “Rectangle region capture” renamed to “Region capture” Rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond region captures moved to “Region capture” which you can activate them with Numpad 1, 2, 3, 4 keys Added “Copy URL” option for “ToastWindowClickAction” setting in “Task Settings - Advanced” tab Added tray menu item and hotkey to be able to “Disable/Enable hotkeys” Imgur GIF uploads now use GIFV link Added LnkU, CoinURL, QRnet, VURL, 2gp URL shorteners Added Windows modifier hotkey support (Because of limitations, instead of holding this modifier you need just press one time for it to add/remove modifier) Multiple file import support e.

PlayOnLinux 4.2.8 released – Install Now

PlayOnLinux 4.2.8 recently released, is a frontend piece of software for Wine, that allows you to easily install and run many Windows applications with relative ease on Linux and Mac OS X. PlayOnLiux is free and does not require a Windows licence for use. PlayOnLinux 4.2.8 changelog Feature freeze has been declared for POL 4.x, so this changelog should contain only bug fixes checkVersionUse(): don’t assume cfg files have any order manual installation: component installation bugfix ($IFS not restored correctly) POL_OpenShell: call POL_Wine_AutoSetVersionEnv in all cases, to set $PATH (#5062) Fix consecutive shortcut creations POL_Wine_SetVideoDriver bugfix, device IDs were not inserted as DWORDs Install PlayOnLinux 4.

LightZone 4.1.2 Digital Darkroom released with bugfixes

LightZone 4.1.2 recently released, is a non-destructive, professional-level digital darkroom software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, that includes RAW processing and editing. LightZone lets the user build up a stack of tools which can be rearranged, readjusted, turned off and on, and removed from the stack. LightZone 4.1.2 changelog Bug Fixes Highlights were excluded when luminosity selection was set for highlights and set back to maximum Color selection of a tool was not updated if modification occurred earlier in the tool stack Windows – Limit max heap to 1024 MiB on 32 bit build Improvements Fixed a DCRaw vulnerability Replaced non-free color profiles with OpenICC ones Linux Added libgomp1 in dependency on Debian and Ubuntu Removed libmlib_jai.

ExMplayer 5.0.1 GUI for MPlayer released

ExMplayer 5.0.1 recently released, is a free GUI front-end for award-winning MPlayer with 3D/2D video playback support, tools like audio converter,media cutter and audio extractor. It can play audio,video,dvd files(.vob),vcd files(.mpg,.dat) etc and supports network streaming. ExMplayer plays different video and audio formats, including MPEG-1, -2 and -4 (DivX), H.264,H265 /HEVC,VP9, Ogg Vorbis and AAC. Supports subtitles, 3D video playback, wide variety of 3D formats supported. ExMplayer 5.0.1 changelog: Added video downloader,youtube-dl needed Added movie animator Added software video equaliser Improved thumbnail seeking Fixed powersaving Install ExMplayer 5.

Wine 1.7.47 released with text drawing in Direct2D

Wine 1.7.47 recently released, comes various bug fixes including new features which includes, Text drawing in Direct2D, Support for the new thread pool API, Toolbar state saving, Beginnings of an implementation for proper HID support, Support for file objects in device drivers. Wine 1.7.47 changelog WeatherScope: Right mouse button stuck Multiple games need software vertex blending implementation (NOLF2, Divinity 2, Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online, PSU:AOTI) 3DMark06 doesn’t recognize Pixel Shaders 2.

Openbox 3.6.1 – Windows Manager released

Openbox 3.6.1 recently released, is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support. The *box visual style is well known for its minimalistic appearance. Openbox uses the *box visual style, while providing a greater number of options for theme developers than previous *box implementations. Openbox lets you bring the latest applications outside of a full desktop environment. Most modern applications have been written with GNOME and KDE in mind.

Wine 1.7.43 released with support for WoW64 mode on ARM64

Wine 1.7.43 recently released, comes various bug fixes including support for support for WoW64 mode on ARM64, Improved support for Shell Browser windows, Some more API Sets libraries, Read/write operations support with built-in devices, and Major Catalan translation update . Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.43 changelog WinBoard console window stops working after 32767 chars Legions Overdrive: crashes when starting a game Mini Racing Online: Cars are invisible Starcraft Campaign Editor shows Wine icon instead of map icon Battlefield Bad Company 2 audio doesn’t work in-game C&C – Red Alert 2 can not enter campaign when fullscreen JScript Date.

Wine 1.7.41 released with more support for kernel job objects

Wine 1.7.41 which was released, comes various bug fixes including support for for kernel job objects, more Known Folders supported in the shell, MSI patches improvements. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.41 changelog WinRar doesn’t fully utilize CPU cores in the multithreaded (SMP) mode DirectPlay8 requires some IP_ADAPTER_UNICAST_ADDRESS parameters to be correct in GetAdaptersAddresses Network game in Heroes 3 doesn’t work Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns 1.

Wine 1.7.39 released with support for DirectX Media Objects

Wine 1.7.39 which was released a week ago, comes various bug fixes including support for Media Objects filters and WinMM joystick support on Mac OS X. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.39 changelog Kerning support in DirectWrite. Better support for animated GIFs in GdiPlus. Improved support for Known Folders in Shell32.

Wine 1.7.38 released with support for themed scrollbars

Wine 1.7.38 has been released and this comes various bug fixes (57 bugfixes) including support for themed scrollbars. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.38 changelog New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 36. Support for themed scrollbars. Updated version of the Mono engine. More compatible RPC interface for service control.

Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1 released

Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1 for desktop had been released and available for download and install. This latest release comes with additional issues been fixed, one of which is the “Hello may become inactive until restart”. Other issues fixed in this release includes: Disable the usage of the ANY DNS query type Fixed a startup crash with EMET Hello may become inactive until restart Print preferences may not be preserved Hello contact tabs may not be visible Accept hostnames that include an underscore character (“_”) WebGL may use significant memory with Canvas2d Option -remote has been restored Fix a top crash See releasenotes for full details Install Mozilla Firefox 36.

Google Chrome 41.0.2272.76 stable released

The Chrome team have released a stable version of Google Chrome 41.0.2272.76 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 41.0.2272.76 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including – A number of new apps/extension APIs; Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance. Google Chrome 41.0.2272.76 updates Prevent login as new user on disabled devices [net] Subtract timestamps to determine if uploading file changed. VP8Parser: Fix calculation of DCT partition sizes.

PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.2 Beta released

PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.2 Beta recently released, is an Open-Source framework for building cross-platform native applications using standard web technologies such as HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript. What’s New The major highlights allow us to start rapid releases: OS X installer. Windows installer, which should address some security issues. Update notification when a new version is available (we promise to not release as often as Adobe Reader).

DigiKam Software Collection 4.8.0 released

DigiKam Software Collection 4.8.0 recently released, is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a snap. This release includes a new sets of bugs fixes from Maik Qualmann who maintain KDE4 version while KF5 port is under progress. digiKam 4.8.0 update Some BQM tools in a workflow don’t restore (all) parameters properly Lens Auto-Correction seems to prefer makernotes over Exif making fixing manual lenses impossible Image Quality Sorter doesn’t apply labels digiKam crash during marking photos in Persons/Tags view Geolocalisation not possible using google maps: “Malformated Url” Digikam won’t start: *** Error in `digikam’: realloc(): invalid pointer: 0x0000000000c14260 *** Tag Manager crashes when adding a new tag Tags from Windows Photo Gallery sometimes ignored digiKam sometimes shows the raw preview, sometimes the JPEG preview, depending on the position of the stars Rotating raw image sometimes results in the preview showing the photo rotated in the opposite direction Use digiKam with your keyboard, delete the wrong photos digiKam crashes when making panorama / boost FindQtSoap.

Atom 0.181 Hackable Editor released

Atom 0.181 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.

Espera 2.12.4 Media Player for Windows released

Espera 2.12.4 recently released, is an open-source media player that plays audio files, YouTube videos, SoundCloud songs and has a special “party mode”. It comes built-in with some amazing features, one of which is a remote control. Espera has an open remote control API for e.g mobile devices. The official Android app is available on Google Play Party-Mode With the party-mode Espera can be locked, so your guests can’t change the volume or stop the music anymore, while you can control the playback from your Android device.

Download PopcornFx – Realtime Particle FX for games

PopcornFx is a realtime particle FX middleware for games. It’s made of a dedicated effect editor and a multiplatform runtime integrated into the game-engine. PopcornFx’s architecture and scriptable particles makes it both high-performance and extremely powerful. Watch the overview video for more details on what it does. How does it work ? Particle effects are created by artists in the PopcornFx editor. They are then baked and saved with the game assets.

QupZilla 1.8.6 released

QupZilla 1.8.6 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. 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.

Former Co Founder of Opera releases new browser – Vivaldi

Following the release of Microsoft browser Spartan, a former CEO / Co-Founder of Opera “Jon von Tetzchner” has just announced the release of a new browser called “Vivaldi“. The new browser, which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, is still in its early days, but offers a number of features that loyal Opera users may remember. It sports mouse gestures for browsing and the familiar “speed dial” interface that shows your favorite tabs on the new tab page.

OrientDB 2.0 released

After 6 months of Development and Testing, 400+ Issues resolved, 55 Pull Requests from the Community, 3 Milestones and 2 Release Candidates, Orient Technologies is thrilled to announced the final release of OrientDB 2.0! OrientDB 2.0 is much faster than 1.7 (many users notice a 40% performance improvement) and performs much better when distributed on multiple servers. The new Binary Protocol compresses the database size resulting in less space used on the File System and higher I/O throughput.

Node.js 0.10.36 stable released

Node.JS 0.10.36 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 Node.JS 0.10.36 changelog openssl: update to 1.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 (2013.5) CTP 2 released

Microsoft announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP 2). This latest release now has added support for graphics debugging of Unity-based applications on Windows Phone, and made fixes in Team Foundation Server, Git support, and the IDE. This update is the latest in a cumulative series of technology improvements and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2013. Download Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 2

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.296 released

Adobe has announced the release of Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.296 to address a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-0311) which exists in Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.287 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Its known that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild via drive-by-download attacks against systems running Internet Explorer and Firefox on Windows 8.

IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.3 update build 139.1117 released

IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.3 build 139.1117 has just been released and this comes with long-awaited enhancements and bugfixes. If you’re running IntelliJ IDEA 14 and haven’t received a notification about the update yet, check for it via _Help_ → Check for Updates.   The following are some the key changes, improvement and bug fixes: Android device list contains non-device lines A part of method name is improperly reported as undefined path variable Live template is evaluated inside another live template placeholder (scope: JSON) Intellij does not work with android-maven-plugin 4.

Wine 1.7.35 released

Wine 1.7.35 has been released and this comes various bug fixes including support for OpenGL core contexts, initial support for glyph placement in DirectWrite and some more WBEM objects. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.35 update Multiplayer crashes Heroes 4 Screen corruption in Evernote 1.1 3DMark 2001: Nature Test (#4) renders incorrectly around 40th second ProntoEdit NG 2.

Calibre 2.17 released with new reports tool

Calibre 2.17.0 had just been released and this release comes with a new reports tool that shows a summary of files, images, words, characters and styles used in the book. The reports tool is a great way to get an overview of the different parts of your book. Every line in the report is hot-linked, double clicking it jumps to the places in the book where that item is used. In addition to this, you can now add the ‘Manage Snippets’ action to the toolbar, for easy access.

MySQL Cluster NDB 7.3.8 released

MySQL Cluster NDB 7.3.8 has just been released and its based on MySQL Server 5.6 and including features from version 7.3 of the NDB storage engine, as well as fixing a number of recently discovered bugs in previous MySQL Cluster releases. This release also incorporates all bugfixes and changes made in previous MySQL Cluster releases, as well as all bugfixes and feature changes which were added in mainline MySQL 5.6 through MySQL 5.

PHP 5.6.5 / 5.5.21 released

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 both immediate availability of PHP 5.6.5 & PHP 5.5.21. These new versions comes with lots of bug fixes. PHP 5.6.5 Changelog Upgraded crypt_blowfish to version 1.3. unlink() bug with some files path Inside trait, self::class !

LibreCAD 2.0.7 released

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). This is the first, major fixes for the year 2015: a serious command line regression since 2.0.6: keyboard Enter/Esc support, command line widget in a second screen, etc.

SteamOS 1.0 Beta Update 153 released

SteamOS 1.0 Beta Update 153 have just been released to the alchemist repository. This release comes with a number of updates, bug fixes and new packages. Some of the updates includes: Updated NVIDIA drivers to 343.22, Updated AMD graphics driver to 14.9, Linux kernel rebased against 3.10.60, Improved performance of timing system calls for 32-bit applications by backporting i386 VDSO changes from upstream kernel and adding eglibc support for them, Fixed “XCOM: Enemy Unknown” not focusing on startup.

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.

FileZilla Client 3.10.0 rc2 released

FileZilla Client 3.10.0 rc2 has been released and this comes with two changes / a single bug fix. The two additional changes includes added Welsh translation and Data type indicator in the status bar now reacts to left-clicks as well. When displaying the drive list, this crashes and its now fixed. 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.

VLC for Windows Phone is now available for download

The much awaited VLC Player app for Windows Phone is now available in Store for download. Please note that this version is the fist beta of the port of VLC media player to the Windows Phone platform. This is the first version of the port to Windows Phone. VLC media player is a portable, free and open-source, cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC media player supports most audio and video compression formats, files and streaming protocols.

Install xnViewMP in Ubuntu 14.04

xnViewMP is the enhanced version of xnView for all platforms. xnViewMP is a powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. XnViewMP supports more than 500 image formats (including Multipage and animated still formats APNG, TIFF, GIF, ICO, etc..) and export to about 70 different file formats. Compared to xnView, considerable improvements have been made in terms of performance (speed-optimized loading, improved caching, multi-core processing, 64bits version). Install xnViewMP latest version from PPA sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dhor/myway sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xnview Install xnViewMP from DEB packages For 32 bit

Install Windows Server or Instance on Amazon EC2

In this post, I will be showing you how to spin-up a Windows Server machine on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This post will get you started on how to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Windows instances. Step 1: Launch Instance – Sign into the AWS Management Console at https://console.aws.amazon.com and click on EC2 – Click on ‘Launch Instance’ – Select ‘Quick Launch Wizard’ → Enter Instance Name → Select your Public/Private key pairs (Checkout my post on how to create a key pair) → Scroll down and click on ‘Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Base‘ which is the base image I will be using for this post → Click Continue – Review your settings → then click Launch to launch the instance Note: The default security group created authorizes all IP addresses to access your instance over the specified ports (i.

Installing Andriod Phone Emulator on Windows 7

If you are looking to test a mobile app and would like to test run it on an emulator, one of numerous options available is to use the Android SDK virtual mobile device emulator which runs on a Windows machine. The emulator lets you run a prototype, develop and test Android applications without using an actual physical mobile phone. Follow the steps outlined below to successfully run an Android mobile emulator – Go to http://developer.

Install Windows 8.1 on VirtualBox

With the recent release of Windows 8.1 preview by Microsoft, I have been privileged to be amongst the first to test run the Operating System and have a feel of what it offers. Since this is a preview version, its advisable to test run it in a virtual environment before deploying it in your production environment. Step 1: Download Install Files – Download latest version of VirtualBox (Currently running version 4.

Add monitor for mission critical application service in Zabbix

If you are running a service based mission critical applications on a Windows server and you would like to be notified immediately when the application service(s) goes down, then this post is for you and with the assumption that you are using Zabbix as your monitoring tool. This post will focus on: – Adding a monitor for the desired service in zabbix – Setup a trigger to notify you when the service goes down.

Install and Configure SMTP relay service on Windows Server 2008

There are 3 or more ways that can be followed to successfully install SMTP service on Windows Server 2008 R2. Most administrators use the ‘Server Manager’ GUI to achieve this. In addition to the GUI, you can also use the ‘servermanagercmd’ commandlet or Windows PowerShell to accomplish same task. For the purpose of this post I will install SMTP service using PowerShell. 1. Installing SMTP Components and Features – Click on Start → All Programs → Accessories → Windows PowerShell → Right-click on Windows PowerShell → click on Run as administrator – Enter the following command ‘powershell.

Sysprep Windows Server 2008 R2

To sysprep a Windows Server 2008 or 2008R2, simply execute the sysprep file that comes pre-installed with these server of Windows located in Windows\System32\Sysprep. Steps: – Open windows explorer, navigate to Windows\System32\Sysprep and execute the file Sysprep.exe – On the System Preparation Tools box, select the settings as shown in the diagram – Click OK to begin the sysprep process and wait till the system reboots then follow the on-screen setup to configure Windows from scratch

Install IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012

This post is simply to show us how to install IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 using the default settings. Steps: – Start the Server Manager – Click Add Roles and Features from the Manage Menu – On Add Roles and Features wizard begins and click Next – Select the Role-based or feature-based installation option and click Next – If you have more than one server managed via the server manager console, then select the desired server you’d like to install IIS 8 on – From the Roles lists select Web Server (IIS), click Add Features on the popup window – Click Next – No additional features are needed for IIS, so click Next – Review ‘Things to note’ section and click Next – As earlier mentioned, I will accept the default settings.

Enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2012

To enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2012 for ease of remotely managing the server, the steps below is a quick outline on how to do this. Steps: – Log onto your Windows Server 2012, click on server manager, then click on Local Server and under the Properties screen, you will see Remote Desktop currently disabled – Click on Disabled, the system properties screen will appear. Select ‘Allow remote connections to this computer’, leave the Recommended check-box checked.

Adding Windows Server 2012 DC in an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 DC

As part of the series of Windows Server 2012 deployment, I will be showing us how to promote a Windows Server 2012 member server into a domain controller in an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 domain. Lets begin the journey 🙂 Exciting. Requirements: – Ensure your Forest/Domain functional level is minimum Windows server 2003 – Ensure that you have an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller in place – Ensure you assign a static IP address to the server.

Assign a static IP Address to Windows Server 2012

This tutorial is about assign a static IP Address to windows server 2012 before proceeding with the installation of Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Services, we need to assign a static IP Address in preparation for the installation of the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). In this article it is assumed that you have already pre-installed Windows Server 2012. – Log onto your newly installed Windows Server 2012, locate the Network Internet Access icon, right-click on it and click “Open Network & Sharing Center” – Click on change adapter settings – Right-click on Ethernet and click properties – Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties – Select ‘Use the following IP address’, enter the IP address, subnet mask and gateway (if any).

Install Windows Server 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

In one of my recent posts I was able to install Windows Server 2012 on VMware Workstation v9. Now its time to test run the installation on Hyper-V. I will be enabling the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2008 R2. Important: The following issues have been identified to occur after installing either Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 virtual machine: The virtual machine stops responding. You receive a Stop error message, and the computer restarts.

Install Windows Server 2012 on VMware Workstation 9

To kick start straight away the installation of Windows Server 2012 RTM on VMware Workstation v9, you will need to have had the following in place: – Installed VMware Workstation 9 – Downloaded copy of Windows Server 2012 software Steps: – Launch the VMware Workstation Application and click on “Create a New VMware Machine” VMware Workstation – On Welcome page, select Custom (Advanced) VMware Workstation – On the Hardware Compatibility page, select Workstation 9.

Installing Windows 8 from scratch

In this post, I will not bore us with the concept and history behind Windows 8 but like some of us who are like me :), I just want to go straight into the installation of Windows 8… “Brilliant :)”. Setup Guide: – Insert your Windows 8 installation disc and boot the computer. Note: If you do not have a Windows 8 installation disc, then click here for steps on how to create a bootable Windows 8 usb.

WinDbg Download, Install and Configure tutorial (Windows Debug Tools)‏

WinDbg download , install and configure it correctly to analyse Windows Dump files and IIS Debug Diagnostics files among others. WinDbg Download, Install and Configure Setup Guide: – You can download WinDbg here <p style="text-align: justify;"> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <strong>1. Install WinDbg</strong> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &#8211; Navigate to <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WinDbg" target="_blank">Debugging tools for Windows</a> on the Microsoft site and download the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) file from <a href="http://www.