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Flatpak 0.9.2 Backports Many Changes from 0.8 Series, Supports GPG Signatures

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Just two days after releasing the 0.8.5 maintenance update for the Flatpak 0.8 stable series of the open-source Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework, Alex Larsson publishes a new build from the 0.9 branch.

We still don't know if the Flatpak 0.9 series is a stable branch or not, but it's already been adopted by the developers of the Arch Linux and Solus operating systems. Flatpak 0.9.2 is here about 22 days after the first maintenance update in the new series, version 0.9.1.

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  • Lightworks 14.0 Video Editor Premieres with Brand New UI, New Features

    Lightworks is a professional-grade video editor available for download on Windows, macOS and Linux — it has just has received an update.

    And boy is it a big one.

    Like a sequel to the Expendables, Lightworks 14.0 is packed to the rafters with cameos from features you always knew were there, but had sort of forgotten all about.

  • Darktable – An Adobe Lightroom Alternative for Linux

    Darktable is an Open Source workflow application and raw developer for photography. From the perspective of a photographer, picture it as your virtual zoomable light table and darkroom at the same time.

  • Top Notepad ++ Alternatives for linux

    Not many will disagree with me when I claim that Notepad++ as probably the best text editor for Windows today. Many will also agree with me, when I say Notepad++ is missed by many who use Linux. Therefore, we have searched annals of the internet to come up with 5 alternatives for Notepad++ on linux.

Elisa Music Player and Lightworks 14.0

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  • Introduction and Elisa Music Player

    Hello Planet KDE, I am Matthieu Gallien. I am a software developer mainly working with C++ and PHP. I am passionate about free software in general and KDE in particular.

  • A New KDE Music Player: Elisa

    While Amarok has not seen a release in years and Juk development not being too vibrant, now there's another new KDE music player option: Elisa.

    Developer Matthieu Gallien announced the Elisa Music Player today as a new initiative. Elisa makes use of KDE Frameworks 5, uses Baloo for indexing of music, the Qt5 tool-kit is obviously used, and the KDE VDG has chipped in with their design ideas on this still young music player.

  • Lightworks 14.0 Professional Video Editor Released with More Than 400 Changes

    EditShare was proud to announce today, April 4, 2017, the general availability of the final release of the Lightworks 14.0.0 professional video editor for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

    Lightworks 14.0 is a massive release of the multi-platform video editing system, and most probably highly anticipated by many of you out there. There are over 430 changes incorporated in this major update, including around 70 new features and hundreds of bug fixes, some of which are platform specific.

Leftovers: Software

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Software and today's howtos

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  • Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9 Enters Beta, Adds Support for openSUSE and Fedora

    Rapid Photo Downloader developer Damon Lynch announced this past weekend the release of the first Beta build of the upcoming Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9 series of the open-source and free photo and video downloader for Linux PCs.

    Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9 will be the next major release of the application developed by a photographer for amateur and professional photographers alike. The new series has been in development for the past one a half years, during which it received an Alpha milestone approximately eleven months ago.

  • Rapid Photo Download Makes It Easy to Import Photos from a Camera or Smartphone

    It’s spent 2.5 years in development, but the first beta release of Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9 is now available to download.

    It’s been almost 7 years since we last featured this app on this site, so I’ll totally understand if you don’t recall much about it!

    Designed and built by a photographer, Rapid Photo Downloads lets you import photos and videos from a connected camera or smartphone quickly and, it claims, reliably.

  • Gkill is an Interactive CLI Process Killer Written in Go

    Now, I appreciate that few of you will have much use for this app, but it’s too cool to not throw a few words up here about.

    It’s called Gkill and it’s an interactive command-line process killer for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    The app is written in Go, and lets you quickly filter through and kill running tasks and processes using your keyboard.

  • Variations around ls -lrt
  • How to install and use ZNC bouncer for IRC

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  • Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9.0b1 is released - please test!

    After 2.5 years of development and triple the code of version 0.4.11, the first beta of Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9 is released.

    Unlike the previous alpha releases, all the features that are going into the 0.9 release are now included. No new features will be added until after 0.9 is released.

  • This App Sets National Geographic Photo of the Day As Your Desktop Wallpaper

    If you're looking for an easy way to set the National Geographic photo of the day as your desktop wallpaper on Ubuntu look no further than this desktop app.

  • A throwback theme for gedit

    This isn't exactly about usability, but I wanted to share it with you anyway.

    I've been involved in a lot of open source software projects, since about 1993. You know that I'm also the founder and coordinator of the FreeDOS Project? I started that project in 1994, to write a free version of DOS that anyone could use.

    DOS is an old operating system. It runs entirely in text mode. So anyone who was a DOS user "back in the day" should remember text mode and the prevalence of white-on-blue text.

Leftovers: Software

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  • OpenShot 2.3 Is "Biggest Update Ever", Adds New Transform and Razor Tools

    OpenShot developer Jonathan Thomas was pleased to announce the release of version 2.3 of the popular, open-source, and cross-platform video editor software.

    According to the developer, OpenShot 2.3 is the biggest update ever to the video editor application, which introduces numerous improvements and bug fixes. Prominent new features included in this release are brand-new transform tool for creating real-time transformations in the video preview window, as well as the razor tool, which finally makes a comeback after being removed a long time ago.

  • Firefox Is Getting a Massive Redesign, And This Is What It Looks Like

    Later this year Mozilla plans to give Firefox is a brand new look as part of something called project Photon.

    And a handful of tentative mockups of this upcoming redesign have slipped out online, as German-language website soeren-hentzschel.ht reported on at the weekend.

  • Manageyum – One Desktop App for Trello, GitHub, Slack, Skype, WhatsApp & More

    Today we bring Manageyum, a desktop application that enables you to use your online services from one app. ith regards to design, it features both a beautiful User Interface and User Experience.

    It seems to be increasing on the apps trend list and is said to have the cleanest UI with integrated support for over 20 services including, of course, GitHub, Slack, Skype, Outlook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and more.

  • VP9 Encoder Gets Better Multi-Threading Performance

    The impact of these multi-threading improvements to VP9 are very exciting. Straight from the mailing list message discussing the work, "encoding HD videos with 4 column tiles, the improved VP9 MT encoder achieved speedups over the original of 11% with 2 threads, 27% with 4 threads, 101% with 8 threads, and 135% with 16 threads."

  • Boostnote is an open-source note taking app designed for programmers

    The desktop app is built using Electron, runs offline, supports markdown (with live preview) and lets you quickly create and store code snippets like Github Gists.

    Your primary notes will be written in markdown as Boostnote is, first and foremost, a markdown editor. Your markdown notes are saved automatically as you write, and various formatting options have semi-live previews so you can double check what you’re writing is formatted as you like, as you type.

  • Container Orchestration Moves Forward at Cloud Native Computing Event

New Releases of GNU/Linux and Latte Dock

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  • NixOS 17.03 Switches To X.Org Server 1.19, KDE Plasma 5

    For those interested in the NixOS Linux distribution built off the Nix package manager, the 17.03 release is now available.

  • Linux Lite 3.4 Released With New Features — Download Torrent And ISO Files Here

    The latest release of Linux Lite operating system is now available for download. Based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 and Linux kernel 4.4, Linux Lite 3.4 is released after 5 months of development. It comes with new applications like Lite Updates Notify and zRam. The interested users can visit Linux Lite website to grab the ISO files and torrents.

  • The Best KDE Dock App Is Now Stable, Available from KDE Store

    The first stable release of KDE dock app ‘Latte Dock‘ is available to download.

    Latte Dock 0.6 includes a number of bug fixes and performance tweaks, and can be considered more stable (and thus usable) than the earlier beta version we blogged about.

  • KDE/Qt-Focused Latte Dock Released

    For those interested in a fancy dock for your desktop if trying to make it look perhaps more like macOS, the developers behind Now Dock and Candil Dock have joined forces to create a new dock solution called Latte Dock. Today marks the first release of this Qt/KDE-focused Latte Dock offering.

Latte Dock 0.6 and HandBrake 1.0.3

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  • Latte Dock v0.6 - fresh air...

    Latte Dock v.0.6 has been released!!! The first stable Latte release has been just landed!

  • HandBrake 1.0.3 Has Been Released

    For those who don’t know, HandBrake is an open-source multiplatform multithreaded video transcoder. It is used for converting DVD or Bluray discs to formats like MP4, MKV, H.264, MPEG-4 or other formats. You can also encode audio files like AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3 etc

5 of the Best Personal Finance Managers for Linux

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There is certainly no shortage of financial apps available for Linux. If you are looking for an app to help you keep track of the money you earn and spend, take a look at five of the best personal finance managers for Linux.

For simple bookkeeping, you can use a spreadsheet such as LibreOffice Calc. For more advanced tasks, a personal finance manager is much better. Some of the managers available might be too complicated for an ordinary user, but others are simple and can be used by non-accountants as well. I’ve tried to include apps from both groups – full-fledged financial managers you can use for pro purposes, as well as easier apps for the average Joe or Jane.

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  • Anonymous Open Source Projects
    He made it clear he is not advocating for this view, just a thought experiment. I had, well, a few thoughts on this. I tend to think of open source projects in three broad buckets. Firstly, we have the overall workflow in which the community works together to build things. This is your code review processes, issue management, translations workflow, event strategy, governance, and other pieces. Secondly, there are the individual contributions. This is how we assess what we want to build, what quality looks like, how we build modularity, and other elements. Thirdly, there is identity which covers the identity of the project and the individuals who contribute to it. Solomon taps into this third component.
  • Ostatic and Archphile Are Dead
    I’ve been meaning to write about the demise of Ostatic for a month or so now, but it’s not easy to put together an article when you have absolutely no facts. I first noticed the site was gone a month or so back, when an attempt to reach it turned up one of those “this site can’t be reached” error messages. With a little checking, I was able to verify that the site has indeed gone dark, with writers for the site evidently losing access to their content without notice. Other than that, I’ve been able to find out nothing. Even the site’s ownership is shrouded in mystery. The domain name is registered to OStatic Inc, but with absolutely no information about who’s behind the corporation, which has a listed address of 500 Beale Street in San Francisco. I made an attempt to reach someone using the telephone number included in the results of a “whois” search, but have never received a reply from the voicemail message I left. Back in the days when FOSS Force was first getting cranked up, Ostatic was something of a goto site for news and commentary on Linux and open source. This hasn’t been so true lately, although Susan Linton — the original publisher of Tux Machines — continued to post her informative and entertaining news roundup column on the site until early February — presumably until the end. I’ve reached out to Ms. Linton, hoping to find out more about the demise of Ostatic, but haven’t received a reply. Her column will certainly be missed.
  • This Week In Creative Commons History
    Since I'm here at the Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit this weekend, I want to take a break from our usual Techdirt history posts and highlight the new State Of The Commons report that has been released. These annual reports are a key part of the CC community — here at Techdirt, most of our readers already understand the importance of the free culture licensing options that CC provides to creators, but it's important to step back and look at just how much content is being created and shared thanks to this system. It also provides some good insight into exactly how people are using CC licenses, through both data and (moreso than in previous years) close-up case studies. In the coming week we'll be taking a deeper dive into some of the specifics of the report and this year's summit, but for now I want to highlight a few key points — and encourage you to check out the full report for yourself.
  • ASU’s open-source 'library of the stars' to be enhanced by NSF grant
  • ASU wins record 14 NSF career awards
    Arizona State University has earned 14 National Science Foundation early career faculty awards, ranking second among all university recipients for 2017 and setting an ASU record. The awards total $7 million in funding for the ASU researchers over five years.

R1Soft's Backup Backport, TrustZone CryptoCell in Linux

  • CloudLinux 6 Gets New Beta Kernel to Backport a Fix for R1Soft's Backup Solution
    After announcing earlier this week the availability of a new Beta kernel for CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid users, CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is now informing us about the release of a Beta kernel for CloudLinux 6 users. The updated CloudLinux 6 Beta kernel is tagged as build 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.26 and it's here to replace kernel 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25. It is available right now for download from CloudLinux's updates-testing repository and backports a fix (CKSIX-109) for R1Soft's backup solution from CloudLinux 7's kernel.
  • Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell
    The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone.

Lakka 2.0 stable release!

After 6 months of community testing, we are proud to announce Lakka 2.0! This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated! We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult. Read more Also: LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

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