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  • Calibre eBook Editor Gets Much Better Support for DOCX

    Calibre, a complete application to edit, view, and convert eBook files, has been updated yet again, and the developer has added a number of new features and various other fixes.

  • GNOME Builder - 3.16.2

    I released 3.16.0 a couple weeks ago without much fanfare. Despite many months of 16-hour days and weekends, it lacked some of the features I wanted to get into the "initial" release. So I didn't stop. I kept pushing through to make 3.16.2 the best that I could.

  • PacketFence v5.0 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.0.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

  • What are good open-source log monitoring tools on Linux

    In an operating system, logs are all about keeping track of events, be it critical system errors, resource usage warnings, transaction history, application status, or user activities. These logs, which are stored as (text or binary) files in the system, are useful for system auditing, debugging and maintenance. However, with so many different system entities generating log files, and even at growing rate, the challenge as a system admin is to how to "consume" these log files effectively.

  • Apache Fortress Core 1.0-RC40 released !
  • Say Hello to Open Source Puppet 4!

    Production-ready Open Source Puppet 4 is now available! We’re excited to announce new features and enhancements that will extend your use of Puppet for faster, more consistent management of server configurations. We’ve added capabilities to help you save time, reduce errors, and increase reliability.

  • textprint: Visually impressive, in only 18K

    textprint takes a flat data file as input, and arranges it graphically to fit the terminal without distorting the image. From there, textprint goes from zero-to-60, in about two seconds.

Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.7.41 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- More Known Folders supported in the shell.
- Some more support for kernel job objects.
- More MSI patches improvements.
- Some theming fixes.
- Various bug fixes.

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GNOME's Evolution 3.16.1 Released with over 65 Bug Fixes

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The GNOME Project has recently announced that the powerful Evolution email and groupware client has been updated for the GNOME 3.16.1 desktop environment, a maintenance release that fixes over 65 bugs.

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GNOME Builder IDE Gets a Massive Update in GNOME 3.16.1

GNOME's Orca Screen Reader Gets New Improvements in GNOME 3.16.1

GNOME 3.16.1 Brings Improvements to Evolution, Boxes, and Orca

​Docker ships 1.6 with a faster registry and more for sysadmins

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Docker has shot to prominence as a developer tool but version 1.6, available today, shows further evidence of efforts to make life easier for the ops teams that put containers into production.

The latest iteration of the open-source platform that first appeared in early 2013 also offers a rewritten, backwards-compatible registry, an improved engine, and new features for the orchestration technology launched in December at the DockerCon EU conference in Amsterdam.

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Kdenlive 15.04.0 released

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The Kdenlive team is happy to announce the release of Kdenlive 15.04.0. While there are very few new features in this release, it is a huge step towards a bright future!

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  • Plank 0.9.0 Released With Window Dodge Hide Mode

    Plank is a simple, lightweight dock written in Vala. The application, which is available by default in elementary OS, features multiple hide modes, customizable screen position, theme and icon size, supports pinning apps to the dock, quicklists and more.

  • VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 Out Now with Support for Older Linux Kernels and HiDPI

    Oracle announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Beta version of its upcoming VirtualBox 5.0 virtualization software, a major release that introduces powerful new features.

  • Announcing git-cinnabar 0.2.1

    Git-cinnabar is a git remote helper to interact with mercurial repositories. It allows to clone, pull and push from/to mercurial remote repositories, using git.

  • Tomahawk 0.8.4

    At the same time we also started using features of C++11, which is now a requirement to build Tomahawk’s master branch.

  • GTK+ 3.16.2 Introduces More Wayland and HighContrast Improvements

    The second maintenance release of the GTK+ 3.16 GUI toolkit has been announced recently. While the changelog is quite small when compared with the previous point release, this version introduces more Wayland and HighContrast improvements.

  • VLC 2.2.1 Released with VP9 Decoding Improvements, Fixes MKV Overseeking

    VideoLAN released the VLC Media Player 2.2.1 multimedia playback software with dozens of bugfixes for various core components, as well as stability and performance improvements.

  • Google Chrome 42 Stable Is the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

    Google developers have promoted to stable the latest Chrome 42 branch of the famous Internet browser, and they have declared it to be the answer to life, the universe and everything.

  • Nginx's new version goes beyond Web serving

    With the release of Nginx Plus Release 6, the latest version of its Web server, Nginx looks to replace everything from hardware load balancing to legacy servers.

    It makes sense for Nginx to broaden its game and its functionality. The company's explosive growth among the most heavily trafficked sites is leveling out; to stay competitive, it must become more than a faster, more efficient alternative to Apache.

  • NGINX Open Source: Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead

    Today we announced the availability of NGINX Plus Release 6 (R6). With this milestone event in our commercial business, I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on what we have accomplished as a community and to address where we are taking NGINX from here.

  • (re)Introducing eSpeak.js

    A long time ago, we were investigating a way to expose text-to-speech functionality on the web. This was long before the Web Speech API was drafted, and it wasn’t yet clear what this kind of feature would look like. Alon Zakai stepped up, and proposed porting eSpeak to Javascript with Emscripten. This was a provocative idea: was our platform powerful enough to support speech synthesis purely in JS? Alon got back a few days later with a working demo, the answer was “yes”.

Leftovers: Software

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  • GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter

    This model of federation is criticized by many new users who land on GNU social having had the experience of socialization of Twitter and Facebook. They label this difference “federation issues” and complain that conversations they participate in only show messages from the person that they themselves follow or other people in their node. The solution is as technically simple to implement as it is dangerous.

    What such a request would do, in reality, is break the federation of content based on implicit contracts and open the doors to the aggregation of everything, everywhere, breaking any chain of trust. That is, it would remove the basis for allowing the nodes to create spaces for real conversation. By breaking this model of federating content, we would be importing the social model of the great centralizers, the Facebook-Twitter model, into the spaces and networks that we built on the basis of tools like GNU social, Diaspora, Friendica, etc.

  • GCC 5.1 Release Candidate Now Available

    A short time after branching GCC 5 and initiating GCC 6.0 development, the first GCC 5.1 Release Candidate has surfaced in marking the big GCC 5.

  • GCC 5 Is Branched, GCC 6.0 Enters Development

    GCC 5 is to be the first release under the GNU Compiler Collect's new versioning scheme. The new versioning scheme is outlined on the GCC develop page. Right now the code is at GCC 5.0.0 for the GCC 5 branch but it will become GCC 5.0.1 when in the pre-release state and GCC 5.1.0 will be the first release from the GCC 5 branch, GCC 5.2.0 will be the second release from the GCC 5 branch, etc.

  • Using Digikam and ownCloud to share family pictures

    Soon after my daughter was born, I became increasingly concerned about sharing her pictures in Facebook. I’d usually post one picture of her, and see it quickly reshared by family and friend. Yes, it was flattering, but with privacy concerns growing daily, it left an uneasy feeling.

  • Valve Gives Mesa Developers Access to All of Their Present and Future Games

    Valve is now offering its entire catalogue of games to the Mesa developers in order to reward them for the work they've put into this open source project.

  • Valve Giving Away Their Past & Future Games To Mesa Developers

    Valve are giving away their games for free again, and this time it has been extended to include developers of the Mesa project.

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