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  • Qt 5.9 Planning For Feature Freeze, Other Changes

    While Qt 5.8 hasn't even been released yet, there is already release planning that is happening around Qt 5.9.

    Qt 5.8.0 isn't going to be released until the beginning of January due to the latest delays hampering the release. There is now a thread on the Qt mailing list simply entitled Qt 5.9. The Qt 5.9 plans being talked about are to do a feature freeze in early 2017, as soon as 1 February. They would be sticking hard to the feature freeze date to try to avoid any delays holding back the 5.9.0 release.

  • Darktable 2.2 Being Prepared For Release With Many Changes

    This week marks the Darktable 2.2.0-RC1 release as the developers of this open-source photography workflow software prepare for its official release, just in time if you are planning to get some new camera gear this holiday season.

    Darktable 2.2 is a big release even though Darktable 2.0 was great -- more than two thousand commits have gone into this 2.2 development code thus far.

  • Linux Users Unhappy as Adobe Flash Player keeps NPAPI architecture

    Adobe has announced that they will be continuing to support the NPAPI architecture for the Linux version of Flash in 2017 as well. This was not a decision embraced by everyone, as some Linux users voiced their complaints across the online medium.

  • SQL Server on Linux: Runs well in spite of internal quirks. Why? [Ed: Anderson pushes for Windows layer (back doors) on top of GNU/Linux which is what SQL Server technically requires. It's not really a Linux port.]

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  • NeoFetch — See System Information from the Command Line on Linux

    While not to everyone’s tastes, such tools are often a lot quicker and surfacing what you need when you need it, rather than you having to point and click you way through apps like i-Nex or CPU-g.

    That garble is why I was stoked to find a link to Neofetch in my tips inbox recently (our recent call for content has done wonders). Neofetch is now my favourite CLI system information tool.

  • LibreOffice 5.3 Beta Coming Soon, New Bug Hunting Event Takes Place November 25

    We're getting closer and closer to the final release of the LibreOffice 5.3 open-source and cross-platform office suite, and now The Document Foundation, through Italo Vignoli, informs us about the next bug hunting session, for the LibreOffice 5.3 Beta.

  • Changelog for VirtualBox 5.1
  • VirtualBox 5.1.10 Brings Initial Linux Kernel 4.9 Support, Many GUI Improvements

    Oracle announced the release of yet another stable maintenance update to the VirtualBox 5.1 series of the popular, cross-platform, and open-source virtualization software.

    VirtualBox 5.1.10 is here exactly two months after the previous point release, namely VirtualBox 5.1.8, and we have some good news for Linux users, as Oracle added initial support for the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel, which will be released in the second week of December 2016. It also fixes the Linux kernel module override rule in Linux Additions.

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  • Avidemux 2.6.15 Improves Hardware Decoding, Adds Encoding and Usability Fixes

    The weekend that just passed brought us a new maintenance update to the free, open-source and cross-platform Avidemux video editor, versioned 2.6.15, which comes two months after the previous point release.

    Avidemux 2.6.15 is here to improve hardware decoding and add encoding and usability fixes. It adds Fraunhofer FDK AAC as a supported audio encoder, introduces a "None" preset to the x26* series of video encoders, and fixes the two-pass x265 encoding on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

  • Rspamd 1.4 Comes With Many Spam Filtering Improvements

    For those using Rspamd for open-source e-mail spam filtering, the new version 1.4 release is now available as a big, stable feature update.

  • Vivaldi 1.5 Lands as the World's First Web Browser to Control Philips Hue Lights

    Today, November 22, 2016, Softpedia was informed by Vivaldi Technologies about the availability of the Vivaldi 1.5 cross-platform and free web browser for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

    Vivaldi is known for being designed with the power user in mind, and it appears to be the most customizable web browser ever made. While it's not yet an Open Source product, it's based on the most recent Chromium open-source web browser. With Vivaldi 1.5, the company has raised the bar to a new level of customization.

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  • Kodi v17 “Krypton” – Default skin: Next Gen

    Past March we announced that v17 would feature a brand new default skin called Estuary and since then it has been included in every build we have released. During this period our developers kept improving on how it looked, behaved and made use of the latest features that got included from what is shaping up to be the final release of v17. Since more and more users also started to use these development builds we started to receive a lot of feedback, where most was positive there was also some negative or at least constructive comments. As we are not deaf to these comments and try to create the best experience, our skin developer phil65 went back to the drawing board and rethought on how to incorporate this feedback into wat should become the final skin. With some help from ryanmah for the mockups, ichabod-fletchman for helping out this didn’t resulted in a total rewrite but simply reworking some parts of how the skin looks and behaves. The underlying skin code still remains the same for a very large part except for the parts where a smarter way of doing this magic was found. The visual top layer what you will see should still feel quite familiar if you have used any past v17 builds as not everything was redone.

  • Fix Ubuntu/Linux Mint boot and grub issues with Boot-Repair

    Boot-Repair is around from quite sometime, released under license GNU-GPL and it is great tool to fix the issues with your Grub and Boot, it repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu like when you can't boot Ubuntu after installing Windows or another Linux distribution, or when you can't boot Windows after installing Ubuntu, or when GRUB is not displayed anymore, some upgrade breaks GRUB, etc. Boot-Repair lets you fix these issues with a simple click, which (generally re-installs GRUB and) restores access to the operating systems you had installed before the issue.

  • Sayonara: Try another great audio player in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu Derivatives

    Sayonara is a simple, lightweight and quite fast audio player only for Linux which is written in C++, it also supportet by Qt framework. For audio backend it uses gstreamer. It carries a lot of feature to manage big audio collections. While developing this program they focused on it's performance, it consumes very low CPU and memory.

    One of Sayonara's goals are intuitive and easy usability never leading to the impression you are using an unnecessary bloated program therefore it should be able to compete with the most popular music players. It has a lot of features like a library, id3 tag editor, equalizer, lastfm radio, lastfm scrobbler, stream recorder and so on..

  • PacketFence v6.4 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v6.4.0. 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.

  • Bypass ISP Website Censorship With Alkasir 2.0

    Alkasir is a free, open source website censorship circumvention tool, available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Android and iOS versions are "main objectives for 2016". For now it only works with Google Chrome.

  • "ANGRYsearch" and "FSearch" Helps You Find Your Files/Folders Quickly And Easily

    ANGRYsearch is a simple and lightweight tool to find files/folders from your mounted drives quickly and easily, it is written in Pythong and inspired from "Everything" which is available for Windows. It displays results as you type the name of the file/folder you are looking for.

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  • Calibre 2.72 eBook Manager Lets Users Abort In-Progress Copy-to-Library Actions

    Today, November 18, 2016, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal announced the release and immediate availability of a new maintenance update for his widely-used, open-source, free, and cross-platform ebook library management software.

    Calibre 2.72 arrives more than weeks after the Calibre 2.71 anniversary update that introduced a brand new icon theme. By the looks of it, the Calibre developer was quite busy adding a bunch of new useful features and options, starting with the implementation of automatic embedding for fonts that have abnormal weight and stretch values.

  • GStreamer 1.10 Open Source Multimedia Framework Gets Its First Point Release

    On November 17, 2016, the development team behind the powerful, open-source and cross-platform GStreamer multimedia framework announced the availability of the first point release for GStreamer 1.10.

    GStreamer 1.10 is the latest stable and most advanced branch of the project, bringing a large number of new features and improvements, among which we can mention Vulkan API support on the next-ge Wayland display server, brand new gst-docs and gst-examples modules, and an experimental new Meson-based build system.

  • spf13-vim – The Ultimate Distribution for Vim Editor

    spf13-vim is a cross platform and highly customizable assortment of vim plugins and various resources for Vim, GVim and MacVim.

  • QEMU 2.8 Is Coming Next Month With New Features

    QEMU 2.8.0-rc0 was released on Thursday as the first step towards getting this next update out the door for improving the Linux virtualization stack.

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  • Wireshark 2.2.2 Network Protocol Analyzer Brings over 30 Security and Bug Fixes

    A new maintenance update for the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer, Wireshark, an open-source and cross-platform software used for network troubleshooting, development, and analysis, arrived today, November 17, 2016.

    Wireshark 2.2.2 is here one and a half months after the first point release for the 2.2 series of the applications, bringing over 30 security and bug fixes. First of all, it attempts to fix a bunch of vulnerability and crashes reported by users from version 2.2.1, such as a Profinet I/O long loop problem, crash in OpenFlow, AllJoyn, and DCERPC, as well as a DTN infinite loop issue.

  • Code Like Its The 80s With This Vintage Retro Terminal

    The command line can seem rather utilitarian at times. It’s a functional work environment for getting stuff done, not looking pretty.

    Adding a splash of colour with the Solarised theme is, for many of us, as fancy as we let things get.

    But just because the command line has a reputation for being digitally austere, doesn’t mean you have to use it as such.

  • WindowSpy Lets You Preview an App Running in Another Workspace

    If you've been longing for the ability to preview an app running on one workspace while you're using another, check out the WindowsSpy indicator applet.

  • Axcient Announces Linux Support and Enhanced Orchestration for Fusion
  • ESG Validates One-Hour Recovery of Data Centers with Axcient Fusion
  • Vivaldi 1.5 Major Update Is Almost Here, Solus Users Will Soon Enjoy the Browser

    We've been informed earlier by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard about the availability of a second Release Candidate towards the upcoming major Vivaldi 1.5 release of the free and cross-platform web browser based on Chromium.

    Vivaldi Snapshot 1.5.658.27 is out today, dubbed as RC2 build, to address the last remaining bugs before Vivaldi 1.5 gets promoted to the stable channel next week. The most important ones being a nasty bug that would not permit dragging or moving of tabs between windows using the context menu to work properly.

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  • darktable 2.2 to Be a Major Release with RAW Overexposure Indication, New Tools

    It appears that the powerful, open-source, free and cross-platform darktable RAW image editor is about to get to the next level and enhance your photography experience on GNU/Linux and Mac platforms.

    darktable 2.2.0 is currently in heavy development, with an initial Release Candidate version out the door, and it looks like it will be a major release sporting exciting new features and tools, including a brand new automatic perspective correction module, new raw overexposure indication, as well as Undo and Redo support.

    The upcoming darktable 2.2 release also promises a new tool called darktable-chart, which allows for the creation of styles for the CLUT (Color Look Up Table) module used for changing colors in an image, a new Liquify tool, and a revamped LCh reconstruction mode in the Highlight reconstruction module.

  • Screenkey Shows Key Presses On Screen In Ubuntu

    If you’re a regular screen caster or YouTube how-to maker, you’ll know how difficult it can be to relay the keys you’re pressing on your screen.

  • Go For It! Is a Simple To-Do App for Linux with Built In Timer

    Go For It! — it sounds like the name of an overly enthusiastic mobile workout app that you download with good intentions only to never actually use it. But thankfully (for our collective laziness) it’s not. Go For It! is, instead, a “stylish to-do list with built-in productivity timer“.

  • Vivaldi 1.5 Web Browser Up to RC State, Fixes H.264 and MP3 Support for openSUSE

    Today, November 14, 2016, Vivaldi developer Pål Andreas Franksson was pleased to announce the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Vivaldi 1.5 web browser.

    Vivaldi 1.5 has been in development for the past two months, during which it received no less than fifteen snapshots that brought numerous improvements and fixes, including better Linux clipboard support, enhancements to tab dragging and inline title editing, inline editing of bookmarks and notes, as well as advanced tab dragging.

    With today's Release Candidate build, Vivaldi 1.5 is one step closer to the final release, which should land by the end of the year with Chromecast support, enhancements to Reader View, the ability to drag tabs between windows, address bar improvements, performance improvements, and an engine upgrade based on Chromium 54.0.

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  • Kdenlive presentation and news

    I will make a presentation on Kdenlive next saturday, 19th of november 2016 in Toulouse at the “Capitole du Libre” event. The Kdenlive event will be at 16h30, and lots of other interesting conferences / workshops / boots will be presenting various aspects of open source so hope to meet some of you there! Full schedule is here.

  • Find Files Faster with Recent Files Indicator Applet

    Recent Files Indicator sits in your panel and gives you access to recently used files, saving you the need to navigate or search using Nautilus.

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