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Painting Sound with ARSS and Gimp

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GIMP
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freesoftwaremagazine.com: “The Analysis & Resynthesis Sound Spectrograph” (“ARSS”, now version 0.2.3) combined with an image editor of your choice (I also chose Gimp) turns out to be a very interesting way to make original sound effects — by painting the sound spectrum.

What's the faster browser on Earth?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: We seem to be having a browser week here at OMG! towers. With all that in mind I couldn’t help but stoke the ever-tender embers of one question that continues to be a red-hot topic: “What is the fastest browser on Linux?”

Newly open source BitTorrent protocol aims to unclog tubes

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arstechnica.com: The company behind the BitTorrent technology has opened the source code of its uTorrent Transport Protocol (uTP). A production-ready implementation of the protocol code in C++ is now available from GitHub under the MIT license.

PostgreSQL 9.0 is now in Betaphase

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Software
Reviews

The first Beta version of the new 9.0 release boasts over 200 new functions and improvements.

Recent changes in dpkg

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debian.org: The versions 1.15.6 and 1.15.7 of dpkg introduced several important changes. Let's skim over them:

Retro mail client Cone has some modern features

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sourceforge.net/blog: Cone harks back to the era when users read e-mail in a non-graphical application, without using menus, mouse, or buttons. Longtime Pine users will feel right at home with Cone; many keyboard commands are the same. However, Cone is not a Pine clone.

GNOME desktop navigation guide – Orca

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ghacks.net: For those who are less than fortunate and have severe vision problems, using a computer can be a task that is nearly impossible without either the help of others or some form of assisted technology. One of those technologies is Orca.

Technical Limitations of Client-Side-Decorations

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KDE
Software

martin-graesslin.com/blog: All windows have KWin decorations and they should not have them. Yakuake has a kind of own CSD – you see the controls at the bottom. The window manager may reparent the window and the window has no control over it.

Open source innovation on the cutting edge

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infoworld.com: Think open source doesn’t innovate? Here are seven projects exploring exciting new directions in computing -- for free

WebM/VP8 "not currently open source"

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  • Phipps: WebM/VP8 "not currently open source"
  • WebM: Missing The Assurances Open Source Needs?
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GNOME and Other Software

  • Nautilus 3.24 – The changes
    Since Nautilus was created, if a user wanted to open a folder where the user didn’t have permissions, for example a system folder where only root has access, it was required to start Nautilus with sudo. However running UI apps under root is strongly discouraged, and to be honest, quite inconvenient. Running any UI app with sudo is actually not even supported in Wayland by design due to the security issues that that conveys.
  • GNOME hackaton in Brno
    Last week, we had a presentation on Google Summer of Code and Outreachy at Brno University of Technology. Around 80 students attended which was a pretty good success considering it was not part of any course. It was a surprise for the uni people as well because the room they booked was only for 60 ppl.
  • Peek Gif Recorder Gets Updated, Now Available from a PPA
    Peek, the nifty animated gif screen capture app for Linux desktops, has been updated. Peek 0.9 reduces the size of temporary files, adds a resolution downsampling option (to help the app use fewer resources when rendering your gif), and introduces fallback support for avconf should ffmpeg be unavailable.
  • Cerebro is an Open Source OS X Spotlight Equivalent for Linux
    Billed as an ‘open-source productivity booster with a brain’, Cerebro is an Electron app able to run across multiple platforms. It’s an extendable, open-source alternative to Spotlight and Alfred on macOS, and Synapse, Kupfer, Ulauncher, GNOME Do, and others on Linux.
  • JBoss Fuse 6.3 integration services for Red Hat OpenShift released
    Red Hat announced the latest update to the Red Hat JBoss Fuse-based integration service on Red Hat OpenShift. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based SaaS systems, and new data streams, organizations can face increasing pressure to more quickly deliver innovative new services. Traditional centralized, monolithic ESB-style integration approaches are often ill-suited to support the business in responding to this pressure.
  • Fedora 25: The perf linux tool.
  • Meet the chap open-sourcing US govt code – Paul, an ex-Microsoft anti-piracy engineer [Ed: Used to work for Microsoft and now spreads the GPL ("cancer" according to Microsoft) in the US government]
    The manager of the project, Berg said, really wanted to release MOOSE as open source, but didn't know how to do so. As a result it took 18 months to traverse government bureaucracy and to obtain the necessary permissions. It's now available under the GPL 2.1 license.

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