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  • Xfdashboard with new themes

    I updated the xfdashboard package this morning to version 0.3.4. The big arrival with this update is that there are multiple themes that can be installed.

  • Tomahawk Review – A Beautiful, Fresh Music Player for the New Cloud Age

    Tomahawk is a new type of music player that aims to change the way we think about this kind of applications. It's not very different from the rest, but some of the features it sports are unique. We'll take a closer look to see if it's really all that revolutionary.

Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.7.32 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- New version of the Mono engine.
- A few more functions implemented in MSHTML.
- Improved support for restoring display mode.
- Font metrics improvements in DirectWrite.
- Various bug fixes.

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ODFAutoTests gearing up towards the 10th ODF Plugfest in London

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In two weeks time, users and developers of OpenDocument Format software will meet up for a two day ODF plugfest in London. In preparation of the plugfest, I have spent last weekend, refreshing ODFAutoTests. ODFAutoTests is a tool for creating test documents for ODF software and running these documents through the different implementations. If you want to help out with improving OpenDocument Format, please come to the plugfest, or participate online. Writing tests with ODFAutoTests is a great way to help make the 10th ODF Plugfest a success.

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FFmpeg Is Returning To Ubuntu With 15.04 Release

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While FFmpeg has been absent from recent releases of Ubuntu Linux due to the switch over to Libav, with Ubuntu 15.04 it will return.

FFmpeg is back to being packaged inside Ubuntu 15.04 and version 2.4.3 is found within the Ubuntu Vivid universe archive as of yesterday. Libav forked from FFmpeg back in 2011. Libav was favored by the Debian multimedia team but there's been work for bringing FFmpeg back to Debian. FFmpeg/Libav are widely used audio/video codec libraries.

The FFmpeg details inside Ubuntu can be found via Launchpad.

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