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Software and Games: Network Monitoring, Steam Usage, RPCS3 Has Moved to Qt, Go support in KDevelop, and QT3D

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Software: José, Buildah, Poppins, KeePassXC, LabPlot, Design & Animation Software, Linphone

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  • What's new in José v8?

    José is a general purpose cryptography toolkit which uses the data formats standardized by the JOSE IETF Working Group. By analogy, José is to JOSE what GPG is to OpenPGP and OpenSSL is to X.509.

  • Quick Blog on Buildah.

    Buildah is a new tool that we released last week for building containers without requiring a container runtime daemon running. --nodockerneeded

  • Poppins beta 0.3 released

    We are proud to announce the new release of Poppins 0.3 beta. This release is a big improvement including new features and bug fixing.

    Poppins 0.3 beta is PHP7 ready. It was tested on Debian 8 and 9, CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 server. Please read the release notes and edit your config files before upgrading.

  • The state of Linux media center software

    Recently a client expressed interest in developing a pre-built Home Theater PC (HTPC) solution with Digitial Video Recorder (DVR) functionality for Over The Air (OTA) broadcasts. They considered both low-end devices, like the Raspberry Pi, and high-end devices like dedicated PCs. As part of their marketing research, they wanted to have a broader perspective of existing solutions on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Out of respect for the open-source community’s efforts, our client has kindly agreed to let us publish a subset of the report that summarizes HTPC solutions with built-in OTA recording and playback capabilities.

  • [Older] KeePassXC 2.2.0 released

    We are very excited to announce the release of KeePassXC 2.2.0! We have worked long and hard to bring you lots of new features and bug fixes in a well-rounded release.

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  • LabPlot getting "live support"

    As I told you guys in my previous post, I'm here now to show you some new, cool stuff about LabPlot. First let me introduce you the synopsis of my project's proposal:

    "Currently, the visualization and analysis of data is only possible on static data that was imported into or generated in one of LabPlot's data containers. The goal of the project is to add support for streaming data. At the moment LabPlot has no support for this kind of data processing even though it is very important for this feature to be available in a scientific data plotting software."

  • Intro to Graphic Design & Animation Software on GNU/Linux

    This article introduces free software alternatives on GNU/Linux towards graphic design & 2D animation software on Windows. Yes, I write this article for those switching to GNU/Linux. You'll find here replacements for Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Paint Shop Pro, CorelDRAW, and even Macromedia Flash MX. I hope this list helps you finding what you need!

  • Linphone 4.0 for desktop platforms is available!

    Our engineering team intensively worked in the past few months on the development of our new Linphone 4.0 app for desktop platforms. We are glad to announce that this new version has officially been released on June 14!

    We consequently improved the app’s look and feel with a more user-friendly and modern user interface. We also implemented various new features to bring new specific possibilities for a desktop usage and reach the same level of usability as in our mobile versions.

Software: PhockUp, Terminus, Weblate, PiCluster, FreeDOS, LibreOffice, Jio Cinema, and (GNU) GRUB

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  • PhockUp is a Clever CLI Tool To Organize Photos by Date

    Phockup is a simple, straightforward, command line tool for sorting photos into folders based on date. It's an ideal tool for making organized backups.

  • Terminus is modern, highly configurable terminal app for Windows, Mac and Linux

    Hands up if use GNOME Terminal as your default terminal on Ubuntu? That’s a lot of hands. GNOME Terminal is great. It’s fast, featured, and straightforward. But it doesn’t hurt to try a few alternatives to it from time to time. Be it the vintage chic of retro term or the modern minimalism of Hyper.

  • Weblate 2.15

    Weblate 2.15 has been released today. It is slightly behind schedule what was mostly caused by my vacation. As with 2.14, there are quite a lot of security improvements based on reports we got from HackerOne program and various new features.

  • [Old] Why Use Package Managers?

     

    Fortunately, the vast majority of all open source software installs can be made trivial for anyone to do for themselves.  Modern package managers perform all the same steps as a caveman install, but automatically.  Package managers also install dependencies for us automatically.

    [...]

    The pkgsrc package manager is unique in that it fully supports most POSIX compatible (Unix-like) operating systems.

  • What’s new in PiCluster 1.9

    PiCluster is a great platform to manage and orchestrate Docker containers.  Although it started as a way to manage my Raspberry Pi’s,   it can be run on any operating system that supports Node.js and Docker.  PiCluster has been under heavy development lately and I like to share what is new in v1.9.

  • 4 cool facts you should know about FreeDOS

    In the early 1990s, I was a DOS "power user." I used DOS for everything and even wrote my own tools to extend the DOS command line. Sure, we had Microsoft Windows, but if you remember what computing looked like at the time, Windows 3.1 was not that great. I preferred working in DOS.

  • LibreOffice Mascot competition
  • Jio Cinema app now runs on Samsung Tizen TV

    Over the years, Samsung Electronics has unveiled a lot of Tizen-powered devices, many of which have received positive reviews. Two years ago, Samsung decided to start shipping Tizen on all of its upcoming Smart TVs as part of a bid to boost Tizen TV ecosystem. Since then, we have seen the likes of the SUHD TV line which was unveiled at CES 2016, Las Vegas, an event in which Samsung released a total of 49 TVs at the same time. Now, to further boost the popularity of Samsung-Tizen TV, Jio Cinema has been added to its Tizen TVs.

  • d2k17 hackathon report: Martin Pieuchot on moving the network stack out of the big lock

    I came to unlock the forwarding path and thanks to the multiple reviews from bluhm@, sashan@ and claudio@ it happened! It started as a boring hackathon because I had to review and fix all the abuses of splnet() in pseudo drivers but then it went very smoothly. I still haven't seen a bug report about the unlock and Hrvoje Popovski even reported a 20% forwarding performance increase.

  • GRUB Now Supports EXT4 File-Systems With Encryption

    The GRUB bootloader now supports file-systems making use of EXT4 file-system encryption but where the boot files are left unencrypted.

Software: Wormhole, Summernote, Cipher, Beast, Cylon, Papirus Icon Theme, Moe, LibreOffice and Games

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Wine Staging 2.11

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  • [Wine Staging] Release 2.11

    Wine Staging 2.11 contains improvements for the macOS preloader, which was added in the last release, and should now support all macOS versions >= 10.6. Besides these host system specific changes, several patches were added to fix individual game bugs. The Witcher 3 should now display the intro videos and contain less graphical glitches compared to Wine Staging 2.10. For GTA 5 it is no longer necessary to pass -GPUCount 1 as parameter or to change the PCI IDs to run the game on a NVIDIA graphic card (-DX10 is still required though). The handling of low level keyboard hooks has been improved to fix input issues in GTA 5. This release also changes the handling of clipping regions to fix the remaining mouse issues with Unity based games.

  • Wine-Staging 2.11 Brings NVAPI Improvements, PIE Support

    Building off last week's Wine 2.11 update is now the adjoining Wine-Staging release that adds in various experimental patches for more widespread testing.

  • Wine Staging 2.11 released with GTA 5 and The Witcher 3 fixes, also improved Unity game support

    The Wine Staging team has put out their 2.11 release and it comes with some interesting fixes. They've done some adjustments to help run GTA 5 and The Witcher 3.

    As a reminder: Wine Staging is the testing area for future features and fixes to make it into the normal Wine development releases and then eventually a stable Wine build.

Software: Nuvola Player, GStreamer, MKVToolNix, Parlatype, and PulseEffects

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  • Nuvola Player 4.5 Integrates Progress & Volume Bars in Google Play Music, Deezer

    Jiří Janoušek was pleased to announce the release of Nuvola Player 4.5, a new stable update to the 4.x series of the open-source cloud music player for GNU/Linux desktops.

    The Nuvola Player project is designed as a wrapper for various cloud music services that runs as a web-based interface in a standalone app that fully integrates with your Linux desktop's elements, such as the system tray area, notifications system, dock menu, and even Ubuntu's sound menu.

  • GStreamer 1.12 Open-Source Multimedia Framework Gets Its First Point Release

    The GStreamer development team announced the availability of the first point release of the GStreamer 1.12 stable series of the popular and widely-used open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework.

    Even if it comes about one and a half months after the GStreamer 1.12.0 release, the 1.12.1 update is a small one that contains only bugfixes. These include improvements to the Meson build system, a fix for a memory leak on the gstptpclock related to the delay request message release, leaving the timeout source referenced.

  • MKVToolNix 13.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation Tool Brings Small Enhancements

    MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus is pleased to announce today the release and immediate availability of MKVToolNix 13.0.0, a new stable update of the open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility.

    MKVToolNix 13.0.0 comes about one month after version 12.0.0 to add a handful of new features, and fix a bunch of bugs that have been reported by users during this period. The new version of MKVToolNix has been dubbed by the developer as "The Juggler" and it was built for GNU/Linux, macOS and Microsoft Windows platforms.

  • Parlatype is an Ace Audio Transcription App for Linux

    Whether you’re a student needing to take notes from a lecture you recorded or a blogger trying to transcribe an audio interview, the following little GNOME app can help.

    Turning an audio recording into text format is a time-consuming and sometimes tedious affair, with endless stop/starts as you hurriedly attempt to keep pace with the spoken word, rewind to double check, and so on.

  • PulseEffects is a Powerful GTK Audio Effects & Equalizer App for Linux

    If you’re on the hunt for an advanced audio equaliser for Ubuntu, you’re definitely going to want to check this app out.

    It’s called PulseEffects and it’s an equalizer, limiter, reverb, and compressor that works with Pulseaudio, the default sound server in Ubuntu.

Software: Design Tools, Nageru, Obnam, VP9, and Older Articles

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  • 7 Great Linux Design Tools Digital Artists Should Know

    If you are a Linux user and a digital artist, there is good news for you – Linux offers some great design tools for digital artists to create outstanding designs, videos, animations, etc. Maybe you believe Mac and Windows are the platforms for artists. Not necessarily – you can do a lot with Linux digital art tools, too.

  • Frame queue management in Nageru 1.6.1

    Nageru 1.6.1 is on its way, and what was intended to only be a release centered around monitoring improvements (more specifically a full set of native Prometheus] metrics) actually ended up getting a fairly substantial change to how Nageru manages its frame queues. To understand what's changing and why, it's useful to first understand the history of Nageru's queue management. Nageru 1.0.0 started out with a fairly simple scheme, but with some basics that are still relevant today: One of the input cards was deemed the master card, and whenever it delivers a frame, the master clock ticks and an output frame is produced. (There are some subtleties about dropped frames and/or the master card changing frame rates, but I'm going to ignore them, since they're not important to the discussion.)

  • Obnam 1.22 released (backup application)

    I've just released version 1.22 of Obnam, my backup application. It is the first release for this year. Packages are available on code.liw.fi/debian and in Debian unstable, and source is in git. A summary of the user-visible changes is below.

  • VP9 Added To VA-API's Encode Capabilities For FFmpeg

    VA-API VP9 encode capabilities were introduced last year to this Video Acceleration API to complement the existing VP9 decode support. GStreamer was quick to enable the VP9 encode support while now FFmpeg has finally supported it too.

  • [Older] Simplenote gives a new life to your notes

    If you haven’t tried it yet, Simplenote brings a solid note taking utility to your day-to-day open source toolkit. Don’t be fooled by a simple appearance, as it’s one of the most comprehensive editing suite around, especially for Markdown, with previews and extensive syntax support.

  • [Older] Best GIF Recorder Tools For Linux In 2017

    When we talk of screen recording tools for Linux, most of us think about video recording. But, for those who don’t know, there also is another way to record your desktop session, that is animated GIF recording.

Software: Calibre, juju, Wine, Castle Game Engine, Budgie and Latte Dock

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  • Calibre 3.1 Open-Source Ebook Manager Released with Support for RAR 5.0 Archives

    Last week's major Calibre 3.0 update made a lot of noise among the ebook community with its new support for reading books in-browser on your phone or tablet, and now developer Kovid Goyal announces the first point release to the series.

    Calibre 3.1 is out, and among the new features is ships with, we can mention support for reading RAR and CBR files compressed using the latest RAR 5.0 archiving format, a new option in the Tag browser to control the spacing between items, and new buttons to the Edit metadata dialog to easily set and clear the "Yes/No" columns.

  • conjure-up dev summary for week 25

    We recently switched over to using a bundled LXD and with that change came a few hiccups in deployments. We've been monitoring the error reports coming in and have made several fixes to improve that journey. If you are one of the ones unable to deploy spells please give this release another go and get in touch with us if you still run into problems.

  • Wine 2.11 Adds OpenGL Support in the Android Driver, Adobe Premiere Improvements
  • Castle Game Engine 6.2 release

    We’re proud to announce the release of Castle Game Engine 6.2!

  • Budgie Desktop User? Here’s 5 Applets You Should Be Using

    Are you a Budgie desktop user wanting to add a bit more functionality to your nimble, lightweight desktop? Well you can, by adding Budgie applets.

    Budgie applets are like little souped-up mini-apps that live in your panel. They provide additional features and functionality in an accessible and semi-uniform manner.

    You likely already have a small set of icons and applets nestled in the far reaches of your Budgie panel right now, such as the simple clock applet, Wi-Fi signal status, and volume control.

  • Latte Dock Is Working On Wayland Support, New Features

    Latte Dock, the desktop dock based on KDE's Plasma Framework and Qt, is preparing for their next release at the end of August.

    Latte Dock 0.7 is expected to be the next major release of this dock and it's slated for availability by the end of August.

  • Latte Dock accepts donations, what is coming...

    to cheer you up a bit for the upcoming 0.7 version which is scheduled for the end of August or maybe earlier Wink based on the effort...

Software: ChatOps, Cool-Retro-Term, Calibre, Brightness Controller, gnuplot 5.2, Nix, and Gravit

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  • 7 Awesome ChatOps Open Source Software For Conversation-driven Development and Management

    A software bot is nothing but a set of scripts or an independent program that connects to web services or chat services as a client to perform automated functions. Often, bots are deployed from a server. It runs in background and performer various activities such as giving out information, providing an answer to common questions, deleting spam and much more. Here is a list of 7 of them that you must know.

  • Cool-Retro-Term is a great Mimic of old Command Lines, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    Cool-retro-term is a free terminal emulator developed by Filippo Scognamiglio, it mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. If you are tired of your current terminal than it comes in hand as eye-candy, it is customizable and reasonably lightweight terminal emulator. It uses the Konsole engine which is powerful and mature, it requires Qt 5.2 or higher to run terminal emulator.

  • Calibre eBook Library and Editor and Library Now Support Latest Kobo Device

    Calibre is an eBook management software that is almost without equal, on any platform that runs it. A few years ago nobody could anticipate that eBooks will take our lives completely, but the rise of eBook readers and the fact that most books are cheaper in digital form, proves that it was inevitable for someone to take matters in his own hands and develop something that can actually manage an entire library.

  • Are You Using Linux On Laptop? If Yes Then Try this Brightness Controller Program

    If you are using Linux on your Laptop then you have been using builtin brightness functionality which doesn't offer much but to increase and decrease brightness. Brightness Controller offers more functionality than builtin one, it is written in Python programming language and Pyside, it works with Pyton2 version.

    It lets you control the brightness, Color temperature of the display and RGB as well. You can control all these values from 1% to 100%, apart from hardware brightness control which lets you control the brightness like 10% 20% 40% and so on. It should be mentioned that it changes the present brightness value set via hardware control of your monitor. For example, if you set your Monitor's brightness to 50% using hardware buttons, then that will be the 100% value in Brightness controller. It also supports arbitrary number of displays, further more you can save current configuration profile and load them as you need.

  • [Older] What's new in gnuplot 5.2

    This article is a tour of some of the newest features in the gnuplot plotting utility. Some of these features are already present in the 5.0 release, and some are planned for the next official release, which will be gnuplot 5.2. Highlights in the upcoming release include hypertext labels, more control over axes, a long-awaited ability to add labels to contours, better lighting effects, and more; read on for the details.

    Most of the examples in this article should work as-is in the 5.2 alpha release when it is available; they should also work with latest development version, the source for which can be downloaded from the repository and compiled. There is also a new stable branch for 5.2 that was established as this article was written; this may be the best choice for users who want the latest features and don't mind compiling themselves.

    For an introduction to gnuplot — what it is, where it comes from, how to compile and install, and how to get started using it — please refer to our earlier article.

  • Nix, the purely functional package manager

    The problem of course, is that the current code has not been designed with typing in mind. This code as it stands will probably never type check in any reasonable static type system. But thanks to the wonders of gradual typing, this isn't a real problem: we just have to gradually type the untypeable part. Furthermore, we had the chance of having Jeremy Siek − the inventor of gradual typing − in Paris for a month, and he provided us some substantial help in designing this.

  • An alternative to Illustrator and SketchApp: Gravit tops the list

    People often state that there are no alternatives to popular applications like SketchApp (for the Mac only) and Adobe Illustrator (for both the Mac and Windows) without digging into the inter-webs enough.

    After hours of searching for something that lets me wire-frame like Sketch would and vector and edit images like Illustrator would, I stumbled onto Gravit. And boy, was I lucky.

Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

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  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux

    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,.

    Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.

  • Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux

    ​Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.

  • Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux

    When I created a list of Alternative Evernote Clients for Linux, the formerly known NeverNote was on the list as NixNote since it hadn’t gained a “2” to its title yet. It has been 4 months since and I decided to give the app its own review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

    NixNote2 (also called NixNote) is an unofficial client of Evernote for Linux. It possesses most of the features Evernote provides including the use of Notebooks, tags, themes, emails, and multiple accounts.

  • Grive – A Dockerized Google Drive Client for Linux

    Not too long ago I reviewed Grive2 as an alternative Google Drive client for Linux. Today, I’ll introduce you to Grive, a Docker implementation for the Google Drive client, Grive2.

    Docker (if you don’t already know what it is), is a tool designed to benefit both system admins and developers thanks to its use of containers. Docker’s containers provide a way for developers to create and distribute their apps using containers.

  • Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop

    There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all.

    But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating and arcane.

    Which is why FFMpeg frontends are popular.

  • Dazzle spotlight – Multi Paned and Action Muxing

    The way the GtkActionMuxer works is by following the widget hierarchy to resolve GActions. Since the HeaderBar is a sibling to the content area (and not a direct ancestor) you cannot activate those actions. It would be nice for the muxer to gain more complex support, but until then… Dazzle.

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