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The Best GTK Themes for Ubuntu 2017

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 08:26:12 AM

We roundup some of the best GTK themes for Ubuntu. Our list includes Arc, Adatpa, and Numix, and other GTK themes guaranteed to give your desktop a makeover.

This post, The Best GTK Themes for Ubuntu 2017, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Canonical Has Joined the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 12:51:09 PM

Canonical has joined the GNOME Foundation advisory board, a move that makes sense given that the popular Linux distro now uses the GNOME Shell desktop.

This post, Canonical Has Joined the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Revamped Skype Desktop App Released

Monday 30th of October 2017 06:51:47 PM

A colourful new Skype desktop client is rolling out. It features a number of visual changes and introduces some major new features, including @mentions.

This post, Revamped Skype Desktop App Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

You Can Now Play SuperTuxKart on Android!

Monday 30th of October 2017 12:00:21 PM

The SuperTuxKart Android release is go! You can now play the famous open-source kart racing game on your phone, tablet or compatible Chromebook.

This post, You Can Now Play SuperTuxKart on Android!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

SuperTuxKart Update Adds New Tracks, Characters

Monday 30th of October 2017 12:47:41 AM

SuperTuxKart is the best kart racing game not available on Nintendo consoles — and it's just scored a spooktacular new update in time for Hallowe'en!

This post, SuperTuxKart Update Adds New Tracks, Characters, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GTK+ Twitter App Corebird Has Pushed Out a New Release

Sunday 29th of October 2017 01:59:26 PM

A new version of Linux Twitter app Corebird has been released with improved user autocomplete, image-only tweets, links in profile bios, and more.

This post, GTK+ Twitter App Corebird Has Pushed Out a New Release, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

And We’re Off: Development Begins on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ‘Bionic Beaver’

Sunday 29th of October 2017 12:35:36 PM

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is now officially open for development. Canonical’s Matthias Klose shared the news on the Ubuntu development mailing list. The first few weeks of every Ubuntu development cycle is spent syncing key packages from upstream sources, plumbing in the base infrastructure on which future changes lay, and so on. As such you won’t see much […]

This post, And We’re Off: Development Begins on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ‘Bionic Beaver’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Release Schedule

Sunday 29th of October 2017 12:21:10 PM

The Ubuntu 18.04 release date is set. For this, and other milestones in the Ubuntu 18.04 development cycle, check out the Ubuntu 18.04 release schedule.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Release Schedule, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Software: VirtualBox, TeX Live Cockpit, Mailspring, Qt, Projects, and Maintainers

  • VirtualBox 5.2.2 Brings Linux 4.14 Fixes, HiDPI UI Improvements
    The Oracle developers behind VM VirtualBox have released a new maintenance build in the VirtualBox 5.2 series that is a bit more exciting than their usual point releases.
  • TeX Live Cockpit
    I have been working quite some time on a new front end for the TeX Live Manager tlmgr. Early versions have leaked into TeX Live, but the last month or two has seen many changes in tlmgr itself, in particular support for JSON output. These changes were mostly driven by the need (or ease) of the new frontend: TLCockpit.
  • Mailspring – A New Open Source Cross-Platform Email Client
    Mailspring is a fork of the now discontinued Nylas Mail client. It does, however, offer a much better performance, and is built with a native C++ sync engine instead of JavaScript. According to the development team, the company is sunsetting further development of Mailspring. Mailspring offers virtually all the best features housed in Nylas Mail, and thanks to its native C++ sync engine it uses fewer dependencies which results in less lag and a reduction in RAM usage by 50% compared to Nylas Mail.
  • Removing Qt 4 from Debian testing (aka Buster): some statistics
    We started filing bugs around September 9. That means roughly 11 weeks, which gives us around 8 packages fixed a week, aka 1.14 packages per day. Not bad at all!
  • Products Over Projects
    However, projects are not the only way of funding and organizing software development. For instance, many companies that sell software as a product or a service do not fund or organize their core product/platform development in the form of projects. Instead, they run product development and support using near-permanent teams for as long as the product is sold in the market. The budget may vary year on year but it is generally sufficient to fund a durable, core development organization continuously for the life of the product. Teams are funded to work on a particular business problem or offering over a period of time; with the nature work being defined by a business problem to address rather than a set of functions to deliver. We call this way of working as “product-mode” and assert that it is not necessary to be building a software product in order to fund and organize software development like this.
  • Why we never thank open source maintainers

    It is true that some of you guys can build a tool in a hackathon, but maintaining a project is a lot more difficult than building a project. Most of the time they are not writing code, but [...]

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