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Software: GNOME, Akonadi, Tilda, Exaile, Natron, Upterm, and Proprietary Blobs

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  • GNOME 3.26.1 Officially Released With Various Updates
  • Akonadi EWS resource now part of KDE PIM

    From day one when I started working on the Akonadi resource for Microsoft Exchange I have dreamed for it to be part of KDE PIM itself one day. This week that dream has finally come true.

    At this year’s Akademy meeting the EWS resource was recognized to be valuable and I was invited by Daniel Vratil to merge it to the KDE PIM codebase. After some integration and cleanups followed by a review and more cleanups the resource has finally become part of KDE. Many thanks to Daniel and Laurent Montel for all the great work they did in order for this to go smooth.

  • Tilda – A Gtk Based Drop Down Terminal Emulator For Linux And Unix

    Tilda is a highly configurable and feature-rich Gtk based drop down terminal emulator for Linux and Unix operating systems. It’s similar to Tilix terminal emulator but doesn’t offer horizontally or vertically split and there are tons of customization’s you can make.

  • Exaile – A Powerful Music Player with Management Capabilities

    Exaile Music Player is a lightweight but powerful python-based music player with music management capabilities. It features an extensive plugin support, the ability to automatically fetch song lyrics and album art, stream online radio, and perform advanced track tagging.

  • Natron – An Adobe After Effects Alternative for Linux

    You must know by now that none of Adobe’s products are available for the GNU/Linux platform but that has not stopped open source enthusiast all around the world from being just as productive as Windows and Mac users.

    This is because the open source community is filled with a series of alternatives worthy of their articles in their own right and that is why it is with pleasure that I introduce to you, Natron.

  • Upterm – An IDE and A Terminal Emulator in One App

    Today we bring you another Electron app whose developers are bent on being unique. Having being termed the terminal emulator for the 21st century, its GitHub page deems Upterm as “an IDE in the world of terminals”.

    Upterm (previously called Black Screen), is an open-source Electron-based terminal emulator with a plethora of features that easily make it an IDE compared to other terminal apps in the market especially thanks to its interactive shell.

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