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  • The Elementary OS Developers Have Decided To Fork Geary Under A New Name: Pantheon Mail

    As you may know, Yorba is a foundation that develops open-source software, famous for Geary, an awesome email client, Shotwell, a screenshot tool similar to Windows’ Snipping tool and California Calendar.

  • Cockpit 0.83 and 0.84 Released

    Cockpit releases every week. This week it was 0.84. I’ll also include notes from 0.83 here.

  • Pitivi 0.95 — Enfant Suisse

    Hey everyone! It’s time for a new Pitivi release, 0.95. This one packs a lot of bugfixes and architectural work to further stabilize the GES backend. In this blog post, I’ll give you an overview of the new and interesting stuff this release brings, coming out from a year of hard work. It’s pretty epic and you’re in for a few surprises, so I suggest listening to this song while you’re reading this blog post.

  • Cat discovers GNOME desktop bug

    It's a tip of the open source hat today to a cat belonging to one Christoph Reiter, which recently discovered a bug in Linux desktop GNOME.

  • gspell news

    If everything goes fine, the 1.0 version will be released at the same time as GNOME 3.20, with a stable API.

  • smartmontools

    I've also uploaded a new version of smartmontools which updates the package to the new upstream version. I'm not the regular maintainer for this package, but it is in the set of packages covered by the collab-maint team. To be polite I uploaded it to DELAYED-7, so it will take a week to hit unstable. I've temporarily put a copy of the package here in the meantime.

More in Tux Machines

Stable Kernels: 5.16.1, 5.15.15, 5.10.92, and 5.4.172

I'm announcing the release of the 5.16.1 kernel.

All users of the 5.16 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 5.16.y git tree can be found at:
	git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.16.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
	https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-s...

thanks,

greg k-h
Read more Also: Linux 5.15.15 Linux 5.10.92 Linux 5.4.172

Android Leftovers

FFmpeg 5.0 "Lorentz"

FFmpeg 5.0 "Lorentz", a new major release, is now available! For this long-overdue release, a major effort underwent to remove the old encode/decode APIs and replace them with an N:M-based API, the entire libavresample library was removed, libswscale has a new, easier to use AVframe-based API, the Vulkan code was much improved, many new filters were added, including libplacebo integration, and finally, DoVi support was added, including tonemapping and remuxing. The default AAC encoder settings were also changed to improve quality. Some of the changelog highlights... Read more

What Linux Distros And FOSS Projects Can Learn From Zorin OS

I don’t envy any individual or small organization that has to market a Linux distribution (or a FOSS project, or an indie game). There are currently hundreds of Linux distros in active development. 72 of those employ the GNOME desktop environment, and 77 use KDE. There are 51 Linux distributions based on Ubuntu. And Searching Google with the phrase “Linux distro for beginners” returns an astounding 9 million results. If you think it’s challenging for new Linux users to make the right choice, imagine how challenging it is for Linux distro teams trying to be those chosen ones. Read more