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  • qBittorrent 3.3.9 Open-Source BitTorrent Client Adds New DHT Bootstrap Node

    Today, December 14, 2016, the development team behind the Qt-based, open-source, free, and cross-platform qBittorrent BitTorrent client announced the general availability of the qBittorrent 3.3.8 and 3.3.9 maintenance updates.

    After being in development for the last three months, qBittorrent 3.3.8 is here as the latest and most advanced stable version of the popular torrent and magnet downloader, implementing initial support for newer libtorrent APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) from the upcoming 1.1.x branch, which is currently in development.

  • Essential Utilities: Reclaiming Disk Space

    Linux offers an unsurpassed breadth of open source small utilities that perform functions ranging from the mundane to the wonderful. These tools help make Linux a compelling operating system. This series of articles identifies indispensable open source utilities which make using Linux that bit more special.

    You often hear that disk space is cheap and plentiful. And it's true that a 4TB mechanical hard disk drive currently retails for a little over 100 dollars. But like many users I have moved over to solid-state drives (SSD) as my primary storage. SSD does functionally everything a hard drive does, but helps to make a computer feel more responsive. With a SSD, data is stored on interconnected flash memory chips that retain the data even when there's no power present. SSDs are more expensive than mechanical hard drives in terms of dollar per gigabyte. And SSDs with 4TB capacity are thin on the ground and expensive, so most users settle for lower capacity SSDs.

  • Ghostwriter, an Open-Source Markdown Editor

    Ghostwriter is a free, open-source markdown editor for Linux and Windows. Billed as being ‘distraction free’, the Qt based app doesn’t scrimp on features at the expense of looking minimal and stylish.

  • Crossover 16 for Linux Now Supports 64-bit Windows Apps

    I don’t use WINE, the software layer that lets you run Windows application on Linux, but I know a great many of you do.

    And, as much, you may be interested to hear that a new release of CrossOver, developed by CodeWeavers, is available for download.

Krita 3.1 Released

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  • Krita 3.1 Released!

    Today the Krita team releases Krita 3.1.0 ! Krita 3.1 is the first release that is fully supported on OSX (10.9 and later)! Krita 3.1 is the result of half a year of intense work and contains many new features, performance improvement and bug fixes. It’s now possible to use render animations (using ffmpeg) to gif or various video formats. You can use a curve editor to animate properties. Soft-proofing was added for seeing how your artwork will look in print. A new color picker that allows selecting wide-gamut colors. There is also a new brush engine that paints fast on large canvases, a stop-based gradient editor.

  • KDE's Krita 3.1 Released With Speedups & Improvements

    After the big Krita 3.0 release earlier this year, the crew responsible for this open-source digital painting software aligned with KDE has released Krita 3.1.

  • Krita 3.1 Digital Painting App Officially Released with Many Cool New Features

    A few moments ago, the development team behind the powerful, open-source, free, and cross-platform Krita digital painting software proudly announced the final release of Krita 3.1.

    After being in development for the past few months, Krita 3.1 is now that most advanced version of the application, bringing cool new features like full support for Apple's Mac OS X operating system, as well as the ability to render an animation to MKV, GIF, MP4, or OGG files using the FFmpeg multimedia framework.

More Coverage off CrossOver 16 Release

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  • CrossOver 16 lets you run Office 2013 on Mac or Linux

    CrossOver is a compatibility layer that makes it possible to run some Windows software on Mac or Linux computers. It’s basically a commercial version of the open source WINE, and the two projects share a lot of code, but CrossOver usually has a few exclusive features and offers official support for customers.

  • CrossOver 16 adds Microsoft Office 2013 & 64-bit application virtualization

    Windows software solution CrossOver for macOS has updated, and with the update comes full compatibility for the Microsoft Office 2013 suite and 64-bit applications for the first time.

  • CrossOver 16 Debuts with Support for Microsoft Office 2013, 64-bit Windows Apps

    CodeWeavers' Josh DuBois informs Softpedia today, December 13, 2016, about the general availability of the final release of CrossOver 16.0.0 commercial graphical user interface for Wine.

    CrossOver 16 is now the most advanced stable release of the commercial software that allows GNU/Linux and Mac OS X users to run applications and games designed only for Microsoft Windows operating systems, and it looks like the biggest new feature is support for installing and running the Microsoft Office 2013 office suite.

CrossOver 16 Released

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  • man-pages-4.09 is released

    I've released man-pages-4.09. The release tarball is available on kernel.org. The browsable online pages can be found on man7.org. The Git repository for man-pages is available on kernel.org.

    This release resulted from patches, bug reports, reviews, and comments from 44 contributors. This is one of the more substantial releases in recent times, with more than 500 commits changing around 190 pages. The changes include the addition of eight new pages and significant enhancements or rewrites to many existing pages.

  • Gammu 1.38.0

    Today Gammu 1.38.0 has been released. Changes in last two testing releases have been stabilized and this is the outcome. You can expect changes in API or SMSD tables as well as some additional features.

  • HomeBank 5.1.2 Free Personal Finance App Improves the Balance Report, Fixes Bugs

    The free, cross-platform, and open-source HomeBank personal finance software and money management suite received a new maintenance update a few days ago, versioned 5.1.2.

    HomeBank 5 is a powerful tool designed from the ground up to be easy to use and let users analyze their personal finance and budget in detail thanks to the included filtering tools and beautiful charts. It's the go-to app for managing your personal accounting, budget, and finance across Linux and Windows platforms.

  • Shotwell 0.25.2 Image Viewer and Organizer Gets over 20 Fixes, Some Improvements

    Today, December 12, 2016, Jens Georg, the developer of the Shotwell open-source image viewer, editor, and organizer software, published the second development version towards the major Shotwell 0.26 release.

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  • New location for Weblate
  • Calibre 2.74 eBook Library Manager Supports Metadata Download from Amazon China

    It's been two weeks since the last point release of the Calibre 2.7 open-source, free, and cross-platform ebook library management software, and developer Kovid Goyal is back with a new version that adds a couple of new features and fixes many issues.

    Calibre 2.74 is here to implement support for downloading Amazon metadata from the Amazon China (amazon.cn) website, a functionality that can be enabled from the Metadata download setting in the Preferences dialog of the application. There, users can customize the Amazon plugin to download metadata from https://www.amazon.cn.

  • Citrix Linux VDA 7.12 adds support for Ubuntu!

    The new Linux VDA 7.12 is released with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12. This release adds support for Ubuntu 16.04, IPv6, NIS integration, SSSD and LDAPS. In addition, there are new interesting experimental capabilities like seamless apps and enhanced Linux VDA metrics in HDX insight. Lets learn more about them below.

  • Access Ext2, HFS and other file systems with DiskInternals Linux Reader

    DiskInternals Linux Reader is a freeware Windows application for browsing drives using Linux, Apple and other file systems. The program enables reading (but not writing) drives using Ext2/3/4, ReiserFS, Reiser4, HFS, HFS+, FAT, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS and UFS2.

    It’s also possible to mount and read raw disk images (*.dsk, *.img) and assorted virtual disk formats (*.vmdk, *.vhd, *.vhdx, *.vdi, *.vds).

Leftovers: Software

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Leftovers: Software

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  • A new webinterface called Chorus2

    Kodi has many hidden secrets and even team members don’t know the full potential it packs. One of those features you might not know is that Kodi also has a web-interface from which you can browse your library and start playback directly on your Kodi device. It’s something we’ve never really promoted that it was available and I’m not really sure why. However the past few years not much was changed to to it and it kinda fell into decay with only minor fixes done to keep it kind of functional. For Kodi v17 this has been radically changed as we have packaged up a brand new default web-interface called Chorus2.

  • Pitivi 0.98 — Getting there

    We switched our official build to use GTK 3.22 and the framework did not like how we were using it, spamming us with warnings in the console. We fixed those and improved the timeline in the process and added more unit tests.

  • FreePats 2.0 [released]
  • [Scribus] New Text Layout Engine with Full OpenType Support

    As of 4 December 2016, Scribus 1.5.3svn provides a new text layout engine with support for OpenType advanced features, as well as complex and right-to-left scripts. For text features, a separate “Text Properties” palette has been created.

  • Preparing for Linux

    If you've seen the roadmap or the product address then you know Delphi for Linux is coming.

  • Integrating PVS-Studio into Eclipse CDT (Linux)

    The news about the possibility of using PVS-Studio to check source files for free finally prompted me to integrate the analysis of source code into Eclipse CDT. There are guides on integrating with CLion/QtCreator/etc., but nothing for us, the purple Smile Tools used for my experiments: Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers, Version: Neon.1a Release (4.6.1), Build id: 20161007-1200, and PVS-Studio 6.11.20138.1. Here's what I've got.

  • Xtreme Download Manager 2016 Available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA

    We previously shared mostly used download managers for Linux but xdman is another great download manager available. Xtreme download manager is very powerful utility that has ability to increase download speed up-to 500% (depend on connection), it can pause/resume downloads even broken downloads are resume-able, xdman also has functionality to grab videos from around the internet and offers schedule downloads. Xdman can be integrate with any browser to manage downloads automatically by using Advanced browser integration.

  • Software to Record Linux Tutorials

    I like to use SimpleScreenRecorder, Audacity and then I edit stuff with Kdenlive. There are a few different approaches you can take here. For example, if you’re doing tutorials with a less than powerful PC, you can record the audio on another PC while capturing video demonstrations from the more powerful PC. My PC is thankfully powerful enough to capture everything on a single box. This allows me to achieve the desired result without skipping a beat.

  • Top 12 Image Editor Tools for Linux Desktop
  • EasyTAG: A Tool for Viewing and Editing Tags in Audio and Video Files

    Most of us, come across graphics of several kind in our day to day life. Our interaction with graphics ranges from viewing and manipulating images, videos and audio’s. Before we deal with graphics of any kind in real, all the tag information is our source of knowledge.

Wine 2.0 Takes Shape, First Release Candidate Updates the Mono Engine, More

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A few moments ago, the Wine development team was proud to announce the general availability of the first Release Candidate of the upcoming Wine 2.0 open-source software for running Windows apps on Linux and UNIX-like operating systems.

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Also: Wine 2.0-rc1 Arrives, Prepares For Wine 2.0

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  • SAP buys into blockchain, joins Hyperledger Project
  • foss-north speaker line-up
    I am extremely pleased to have confirmed the entire speaker line-up for foss north 2017. This will be a really good year!
  • Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser
    Google's Chrome / Chromium web-browser has added a native glTF 1.0 parser. The GL Transmission Format, of course, being Khronos' "3D asset delivery format" for dealing with compressed scenes and assets by WebGL, OpenGL ES, and other APIs. There are glTF utility libraries in JavaScript and other web-focused languages, but Google adding a native glTF 1.0 parser appears to be related to their VR push with supporting VR content on the web. Their glTF parser was added to Chromium Git on Friday.
  • Sex and Gor and open source
    A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say. A huge furor has erupted in response — not least because the reason clearly has much to do with Garfield’s unconventional sex life. [...] I’ll unpack the first: open-source communities/projects are crucially important to many people’s careers and professional lives — cf “the cornerstone of my career” — so who they allow and deny membership to, and how their codes of conduct are constructed and followed, is highly consequential.
  • Hazelcast Releases 3.8 – The Fastest Open Source In-Memory Data Grid
  • SecureDrop and Alexandre Oliva are 2016 Free Software Awards winners
  • MRRF 17: Lulzbot and IC3D Release Line Of Open Source Filament
    Today at the Midwest RepRap Festival, Lulzbot and IC3D announced the creation of an Open Source filament. While the RepRap project is the best example we have for what can be done with Open Source hardware, the stuff that makes 3D printers work – filament, motors, and to some extent the electronics – are tied up in trade secrets and proprietary processes. As you would expect from most industrial processes, there is an art and a science to making filament and now these secrets will be revealed.
  • RApiDatetime 0.0.2

Security Leftovers

  • NSA: We Disclose 90% of the Flaws We Find
    In the wake of the release of thousands of documents describing CIA hacking tools and techniques earlier this month, there has been a renewed discussion in the security and government communities about whether government agencies should disclose any vulnerabilities they discover. While raw numbers on vulnerability discovery are hard to come by, the NSA, which does much of the country’s offensive security operations, discloses more than nine of every 10 flaws it finds, the agency’s deputy director said.
  • EFF Launches Community Security Training Series
    EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL. [...] With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.
  • NextCloud, a security analysis
    First, I would like to scare everyone a little bit in order to have people appreciate the extent of this statement. As the figure that opens the post indicates, there are thousands of vulnerable Owncloud/NextCloud instances out there. It will surprise many just how easy is to detect those by trying out common URL paths during an IP sweep.
  • FedEx will deliver you $5.00 just to install Flash
    Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more