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Mixxx 2.0

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  • What's New in Mixxx 2.0?

    Three years in the making, we've added so many new features to Mixxx that we had to call it 2.0. As always, Mixxx 2.0 is available as a free upgrade for all existing Mixxx users.

  • Announcing Mixxx 2.0!

    The wait is finally over. After years of hard work, the Mixxx development team is pleased to present Mixxx 2.0!

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  • Audacious 3.7.1 Open Source Music Player Released for Linux and Windows

    The development team behind the Audacious open source audio player software have announced the availability of the first maintenance release for the Audacious 3.7 series.

  • Triggers

    My goal is to put together an event based business process package that is configurable, knows where I and my technicians are, knows where the customers are, can nag us to do the things that really need to be done, can be set up by a smart business operator to gather data at the moment in time when it is easy and likely to be done.

  • CafeOBJ 1.5.5 released

    Yesterday we have released CafeOBJ 1.5.5 with a long list of changes, and many more internal changes. Documentation pages have been updated with the latest reference manual (PDF, Html) as well as some new docs on CITP (in Japanese for now) and tutorials.

  • BH 1.68.0-1

    A new release of BH is now on CRAN. BH provides a large part of the Boost C++ libraries as a set of template headers for use by R, possibly with Rcpp as well as other packages.

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  • 12 Best Open Source Text Editors (GUI + CLI) I Found in 2015

    Text editors can be used for writing code, editing text files such as configuration files, creating user instruction files and many more. In Linux, text editor are of two kinds that is graphical user interface (GUI) and command line text editors (console or terminal).

  • Personalise the Past with these Excellent Open Source Tools

    Family history (or genealogy) software is computer software used to record, organise and publish genealogical data. With this software, you can help unlock the past, discover secrets and surprises from your past. Genealogy, the study of one’s ancestry, allows people to personalise the past.

    There are useful websites devoted to helping would-be genealogists. Further, radio and TV programmes such as the immortal Who Do You Think You Are?, and other shows such as Secrets of the Clink have encouraged a growing band people to trace their roots, sparking new interest. It's not just celebrities when tracing their ancestry who come up with secrets and surprises from their past.

    There are a huge raft of sources to trace ancestors including the General Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Census Returns, International Genealogical Index, National Burial Index, Parish Registers, Wills and Other Probate documents. These traditional sources are often available to review over the net, although it's often not free access. Not all records are online (particularly those before 1837) so visiting local records offices, churches, graveyards or libraries can help in the quest. Huge online genealogical databases also help people discover their history.

  • WINE 1.7 review - Alcoholics Anonymous

    Several weeks ago, I read a quick but thoroughly interesting news snippet about a, well, ahem, new (not anymore) WINE release, which included additional experimental DirectX 11 support. Wait, what? DirectX 11 support? Sounds massively cool.

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Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.9.0 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- A number of fixes that were deferred during code freeze.
- WSAPoll implementation.
- Standard font dialog fixes.
- X11 drag&drop improvements.
- Various bug fixes.

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  • Plex Home Theater becomes OpenPHT – release 1.5.0 for Debian sid and jessie

    The nice guys from RasPlex have forked the abandoned Plex Home Theater into OpenPHT (github, Plex forum) and updated it with several improvements. Plex itself is now developing a new player called Plex Media Player, which unfortunately uses closed source components. I tried to build also the Plex Media Player for Debian, but a hitherto unreleased Qt versions is necessary, so I gave up for now. So here is a new built of OpenPHT for Debian/sid and jessie, amd64 and i386. This new package conflicts with the old plexhometheater.

  • Skizze - A probabilistic data-structures service and storage (Alpha)

    At my day job we deal with a lot of incoming data for our product, which requires us to be able to calculate histograms and other statistics on the data-stream as fast as possible.

  • Totem May Handle Video Acceleration Better With GStreamer VA-API 0.7

    If you are a user of GNOME's Totem video player, it looks like video hardware acceleration via the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) is working out better for users if using the new GStreamer-VAAPI v0.7 release.

  • Easily Trying Out The Latest GIMP 2.9 Git On Ubuntu

    With noticing a new dark theme for GIMP having been added yesterday to GIMP Git, it reminded me I've been meaning to try out the latest state of GIMP 2.9 myself. This morning I proceeded to work on building GIMP 2.9 from Git on an Ubuntu 15.10 system... There's more dependencies to deal with than GIMP 2.8. Once switching over to the Ubuntu Xenial (16.04) package archive, most of those dependencies could be easily satisfied. However, the GEGL in Ubuntu Xenial was too old for GIMP 2.9 Git. Additionally, libmypaint-gegl wasn't packaged for Ubuntu.

  • darktable 2.0 released
  • Darktable 2.0 Released, Now A GTK3 App With New Features
  • darktable 2.0 Open Source RAW Image Editor Is Out, Has Been Ported to GTK3

    The developers behind darktable, an open source and cross-platform RAW image editor designed for GNU/Linux operating systems, as well as various UNIX-like platforms, such as BSD and Mac OS X, were very proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of darktable 2.0.

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  • Hardware accelerated video playing with Totem

    Various months ago I had hardware problems. To debug this and because I wanted a small server I bought an Intel NUC5PPYH. It’s a really small low power PC. Using this I discovered that my hardware troubles weren’t related to my SSD. Since that time I’ve been using the NUC as my main machine. My previous machine had upgraded parts, but GPU/motherboard and memory all were from around 2007. A slow low power 2015 NUC is somewhat in the same performance range as that 2007 machine (50% slower in some things, faster in others) while using way less power. My previous machine had 2 cores, the new one has 4.

  • Bluefish for Web Developers

    Are you a Gnu/Linux user who develope web ? Are you looking for a application to edit HTML/JS/PHP/CSS files easily ? if yes, Bluefish is amazing lightweight open source and fast web editor that you can have it on your Gnu/Linux and it has lot of good features.

  • 5 Big Improvements in Wireshark

    Nmap was not the only popular open source network security tool to receive a recent upgrade. Wireshark 2.0.0 , an open source tool used for network sniffing and packet analysis, also got a major update in November.

    The new release of Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal) is important because if you want to keep your network secure you need a way to see and analyze the traffic that passes through it at the individual packet level.

  • Vivaldi Web Browser Is Now Based on Chromium 48.0, Latest Snapshot Fixes Bugs

    Today, December 22, the development team behind the Vivaldi cross-platform web browser has been happy to announce the immediate availability for download and testing of the last snapshot build for 2015.

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