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Software news or reviews with focus on GNU/Linux and Free/Open Source software

Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.7.18 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Improved OLE Accessible Object support.
- Window sizing improvements in the Mac driver.
- Fixes for various memory issues found by Valgrind.
- A few more MSHTML functions.
- Some DirectDraw cleanups.
- Various bug fixes.

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XBMC 13.0 Gotham – Release Candidate 1

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We hope you are as excited about this as we are. After a year of hard work, improvements and testing since the release of version 12.0, we are delighted to announce the first release candidate of the upcoming XBMC 13.0, codenamed “Gotham”. The past year we have kept you informed with our monthly blog posts of all the exciting new features added to this upcoming release. Now, let’s review a few of those features we’re particularly excited about.

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The development of SlideViewer – a QML based presentation program

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KDE
Software

So SlideViewer was born. The beauty of it is that all our Qt developers can help to add features and fix bugs, and even more importantly, we no longer have to stare at incomprehensible error messages from LaTeX, or hunt down a book that will tell us how to get page numbers in the table of contents.

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today's leftovers

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RawTherapee 4.0.12.0 Review – A Powerful Open Source Alternative to Adobe's Lightroom

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OSS

RawTherapee is an application that specializes in the development of RAW images and it's probably one the best you will find on the Linux platform. It comes with so many features that it might even put Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom to shame.

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SystemTap 2.5 release

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Linux
Software

The SystemTap team announces release 2.5, "boot loot"!

UEFI/SecureBoot support, boot-time probing, function callee probing,
improved error messages, better statement probing, improved function
prologue endings detection, and more!

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Leftovers: Software

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CherryTree 0.33 Has Been Released!

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CherryTree is a hierarchical note taking application that has many useful features such as syntax highlighting, password protection and image handling. This note taking app supports many languages; read the following list to find out the supported languages by CherryTree.

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Dutch municipality tailors and shares Drupal site

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Drupal

The Dutch town of Vught is making available the source code for its website, a preconfigured version of Drupal, an open source content management system. The software is now being implemented by the municipality of Almelo, and, says Frank Schaap, ICT policy maker for the town of Vught, "there are three more that are seriously considering to do the same."

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Wine 1.7.17 released

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Gaming

The Wine development release 1.7.17 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- More implementations for the Task Scheduler.
- C runtime made more compatible by sharing source files.
- Fixes in the Mac OS X joystick support.
- Various bug fixes.

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Leftovers: Software

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Enlightenment's Evas Adds OpenGL ETC2 Support

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Linux
Software

ETC2 is the lossy texture compression scheme developed by Ericsson that is royalty-free and is now mandated as part of the OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenGL 4.3 specifications. For those unfamiliar with this alternative to S3TC, read ETC2 Texture Compression Looks Good For OpenGL.

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Leftovers: Software

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Audacious 3.5 Gets Tens New Features, Screenshots, Ubuntu PPA Installation

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Audacious is an advanced, feature-complete music player for GNOME using GTK 3, that bundles a significant number of options, a clean interface, support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style with installable skins), powerful configuration options and multiple playlists organized in tabs.

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Bitwig Studio video

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After extensively reviewing Bitwig Studio in the soon-to-be-released issue three of Linux Voice, our audio-geek-in-residence (Graham) has made a video showing how to get the best out of this music-making software. It’s also useful for people looking to get to know a bit more about Jack, the audio glue that holds some of Linux’s best sound software together.

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Opera for Linux Is Still a No-Show

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Linux
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The fans of the Opera Internet browser have long given up the hope of seeing their favorite software get a Linux version. There are still a few stranglers that still hang on to the old version, but there is no indication that anything will happen on the Linux front.

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Google Web Designer Available For Linux

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Google
Software

Google Web Designer is a program for creating interactive HTML5 websites and ads for any device. Using it, you can create content using drawing tools, text, 3D objects, add animations and Google Fonts directly from the Google Web Designer interface and more. The tool "outputs clean human-readable HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript".

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today's leftovers

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DNF 0.5.0 Released

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Red Hat
Software

As my post from earlier today explains, the focal point of changes in this release was groups and how to approach them sanely. Then there is some niceties like improved documentation, fixed resource leaks and one feature that hopefully many everyday users will find useful: the --refresh option that forces expiration of all repos, thus ensuring given operation runs with the latest & greatest metadata (just don’t come back complaining it takes time).

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Clonezilla Live 2.2.2-39 Backup Distro Is Based on Linux Kernel 3.13.10

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The Linux kernel for this latest testing version has been upgraded to version 3.13.10-1, which is one of the newest stable releases available, and the drbl package has been updated to version 2.8.16-drbl1. It’s likely that future versions will switch to Linux kernel 3.14 soon.

Clonezilla Live is a Linux distribution that does only one thing: bare metal backup and recovery. It's very similar to other older cloning software, such as True Image or Norton Ghost.

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