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  • Neofetch 3.0 Released

    The changes on offer in Neofetch 3.0 are fairly substantive, and range from additional operating system support to a new system-wide config installed to /etc/neofetch/config, including a slate of bug fixes, tweaks and improvements in-between.

    For example, you can now see CPU temperature out-put in Fahrenheit; multiple GPUs are listed on different lines; and KDE users will no longer see GTK theme output listed in their screen fetch!

    NeoFetch 3.0 is also able to fetch ‘now playing’ track data from even more music players, including Exaile, Quod Libet and JuK.

  • ABRT 2.10.0 - new features

    In the last release of ABRT we’ve introduced tons of new features. The most interesting ones are going to be summarized in this document.

  • NetworkManager 1.6 Released

    The developers working on NetworkManager have rolled out their big v1.6 feature update.

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  • Remarkable is a Remarkable Markdown Editor

    I used to always be on the lookout for another, better text editor. No matter what I used, I was convinced there was something better. And it’s not like I have particularly intense requirements for a text editor. I basically want something with a running word count, a spell-check, and a way to quickly render Markdown.

  • HandBrake 1.0.2 New Version Released for all Ubuntu/Linux Mint Versions [PPA]

    HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, DVD ripper, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. It is a versatile, easy-to-use tool for converting DVDs and other videos into H.264, MPEG-4, or OGG formatted media. It's particularly useful for making videos that are compatible with portable video devices such as the Apple iPod/iPhone.

  • Linux Networking with Connect2SSH

    Connect2SSH is a BASH based script that allows for easier and quicker management of SSH and SSHFS sessions to unlimited hosts.

    Jeremy O’Connell at CyperWeb Solutions is like many system administrators out there. He rides heard on a lot of servers, Including the EzeeLinux web server. Jeremy transitioned his entire operation over to Ubuntu MATE a while back and I was consulting with him as he geared up to make the big move. One of the things that came out of it was a new tool Jeremy wrote called Connect2SSH. I am not a programmer but I was happy to offer ideas and be his guinea pig. Connect2SSH helps you to create a database of servers and accounts and automates much of the nuts and bolts of using SSH to administer servers and local machines thereafter.. If you are one who works with lots of servers or a large corporate network or both, Connect2SSH is something you need to look at.

  • Try Toggl, A Cross-Platform Time Tracking And Reporting Tool

    A few features are missing in the Linux desktop application, like an option to show the timer in the panel, adding new tags or editing tags (you can only select already existing tags), as well as the autotracker feature (this feature allows defining applications or keywords that trigger the tracker).

  • Cutelyst 1.3.0 released

    Only 21 days after the last stable release and some huge progress was made.

  • NetworkManager 1.6 to Support PKCS#11 Tokens with 802.1x Authentication, More

    Development of NetworkManager, the open-source program that lets you detect network connections and configure new ones, continues for the upcoming major 1.6 release. The first two Release Candidate versions of NetworkManager 1.6 are now available for public testing, bringing a whole lot of goodies.

  • LibreOffice contributor interview: Tamás Bunth

    LibreOffice developers, testers, translators and documentation authors are working hard on LibreOffice 5.3, which is due for release in early February. One contributor to the project, Tamás Bunth, has been helping to improve Base, the database front-end of the suite. We caught up with him to ask how he got involved with LibreOffice and what the community is like…

  • Designing a Race Car with Open Source Tools

Wine 3.0 Plans

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Wine 2.0

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  • Wine Announcement

    The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 2.0 is now available.

  • Wine 2.0 is now officially available

    I just got the announce email from the Wine team that Wine 2.0 is now officially available. It's an absolutely massive release!

    For those sticking with development builds, you obviously won't really see a difference, but for those sticking to stable releases it's huge.

  • Wine 2.0 Makes Its Debut

    Wine 2.0 is now officially available.

    Wine 2.0 is the first release from WineHQ under their new time-based (annual) release cadence, following the Wine 1.9 development series. Wine 2.0 has many new features including GStreamer 1.0 support, Direct3D 9/11 improvements, X11 improvements, Direct2D enhancements, better support for many different Windows games, support for Microsoft Office 2013, and thousands of other changes in total.

  • Wine 2.0 Released, Supports Microsoft Office 2013

    A brand new stable release of Wine, the Windows compatibility programme, is now available to download.

    Wine 2.0 — yes, 2.0 — follows more than a year of development effort and marks the start of a new timed-based release cadence.

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  • SMPlayer 17.1 Features ‘Experimental Support’ for Chromecast
  • Support for Chromecast in SMPlayer 17.1

    SMPlayer 17.1 features experimental support for Chromecast. Now you can send videos from SMPlayer to your Chromecast device, including local files from your computer and online streams such as TV channels or videos from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Vevo and many more.

  • How Node.js Is Transforming Today’s Enterprises

    On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, we sat down with NodeSource Solutions Architect Manager Joe Doyle and NodeSource Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Dan Shaw to hear more about how today’s enterprises are approaching working with Node.js. The interview was recorded at Node.js Interactive 2016, which took place in Austin, December 2016.

  • 4 Configuration Management Tools for DevOps

    In the past, maintaining technology infrastructure, deploying applications, and provisioning environments involved many manual, iterative tasks. But in today’s DevOps arena, true automation of these tasks has arrived. The benefits of automated configuration management range from time savings to elimination of human error.

    Meanwhile, configuration management platforms and tools have converged directly with the world of open source. In fact, several of the very best tools are fully free and open source. From server orchestration to securely delivering high-availability applications, open source tools ranging from Chef to Puppet can bring organizations enormous efficiency boosts.

  • GPMDP Is A Feature-Packed Google Play Music Desktop Application

    The application is built using Electron, so it's a wrapper for the Google Play Music web interface, with various desktop features added on top, like media keys support, tray/indicator and much more.

  • Netdata 1.5 Released With FreeBSD Support, New Plugins

    Netdata, for the uninitiated, is a distributed real-time performance and health monitoring suite. Netdata can be used for monitoring server performance/health as well as VMs, IoT devices, and more in a "fast and efficient" manner. Netdata 1.5 has been released as a big update to this open-source tool.

  • Firefox Gets Better Video Gaming and Warns of Non-Secure Websites

    Today’s release of Firefox includes various features for developers and users that enable a richer and safer experience on the web.

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  • HandBrake 1.0.2 Open-Source Video Transcoder Released for Linux, Mac and Windows

    After more than 13 years of development, the HandBrake open-source video transcoding app reached 1.0 milestone on Christmas Eve last year, and the second bugfix release is already available.

    HandBrake 1.0.2 is full of improvements and bug fixes enhancing the out-of-the-box video, audio, and subtitles support, but also adds various platform specific changes for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

  • SMPlayer 17.1 Open-Source Video Player Introduces Chromecast Support, More

    It's been two and a half months since you last updated your SMPlayer open-source video player, and a new stable release is now available, versioned 17.1, with some exciting features.

    Sporting initial Chromecast support, SMPlayer 17.1 will let you send video files from your personal computer to your Chromecast device to watch them on your big-screen TV, or your friends for that matter. The feature supports both online and local sources, including those from popular video hosting services like YouTube and Vimeo.

  • Firefox 51 Released with FLAC Support, Better CPU Usage

    A new month means a new release of the venerable Mozilla Firefox web browser. Firefox 51 ships with FLAC support, WebGL 2, and a whole heap more — come see!

  • Mozilla Firefox 51.0 Now Available for Download, Supports FLAC Playback, WebGL 2

    It's not yet official, but the binary and source packages of the Firefox 51.0 web browser are now available for download on your GNU/Linux, macOS, or Microsoft Windows operating system.

    Mozilla will have the pleasure of unveiling the Firefox 51.0 release tomorrow, January 24, according to the official schedule, but you can already get your hands on the final version of the web browser by downloading the installers for your favorite OS right now from our website (links are at the end of the article).

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  • Are you Struggling With Finding Text In Files Or Locating Files? Try 'Recoll' Program In Linux

    Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.

  • New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape

    I hope this type of blog-post will shake the mindset a bit, and make developers more serious about compatibility. The users shouldn't be prompted with a dialog with jargon. The artwork or rendering shouldn't be broken. Inkscape should do the auto-conversion to keep the artwork as it was (especially because the software can). Isn't it the task of Inkscape to be able to read SVG? to properly read itself? I hope a version 0.92.x will happens and solve this serious bug [1] .

    For those who have been following my work for the last ten years, I like to promote the release of new Free/Libre and Open-Sources Software versions. It costs me a lot emotionally and in production-time to have to make this type of blog-post against a project I love. But what else can I do?

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  • Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support

    Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.

  • MKVToolNix 9.8.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Support for DVB Subtitles

    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

    There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.

  • Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements

    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.

  • 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators

    The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.

  • What Spotify Takes Away, the Open-Source Community Brings Back…

    One of my favourite bands has just released a new album, which means I now have 11 new songs to learn the words to before I go see them play next!

  • Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’

Wine Staging 2.0 RC6

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Wine 2.0 RC6 released

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GNOME Recipes and Outreachy

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  • Recipes for you and me

    Since I’ve last written about recipes, we’ve started to figure out what we can achieve in time for GNOME 3.24, with an eye towards delivering a useful application. The result is this plan, which should be doable.

  • Outreachy (GNOME)-W5&W6

    My plan was altered in this two-week, because the strings of GNOME 3.24 have not frozen yet and the maintainers of Chinese localization group told me the Extra GNOME Applications are more necessary to be translated than documents, so I began to translate the Extra GNOME Applications (stable) during this period.

  • [Older] Outreachy (GNOME)-W3&W4

    During this period, I finished the UI translation of GNOME 3.22, I’m waiting to reviewed and committed now, and I met some troubles and resolved them these days.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Communities of Communities: The Next Era of Open Source Software
    We are now about 20 years into the open source software era. You might think that open source simply means publishing the source code for something useful. While this is correct by definition, the most important component of any open source project is its community and how it works together. Open source projects are not isolated islands. In fact, it’s common for them to depend on each other. As new projects are created, it is also common that members come from related projects to work on something new. Apache Arrow is an example of a new project that worked across many related projects, creating a new community that from the beginning knew it needed to build a community of communities.
  • 9 Open Source Storage Solutions: A Perfect Solution To Store Your Precious Data
    Whatever business nature you have, there must be some precious data which you want to store in a secured place. Finding a right storage solution is always critical for business, especially for small and medium, but what if you get a perfect solution at no cost. There is no doubt that business cant runs without data, but while looking for a solution, you might need to spend a fortune to cover all your storage requirements. Open source tools come as the viable solution where you won’t spend money yet get a suitable solution to store your precious data. And don’t worry we will help you to find one of the best.
  • 15 Open Source Solutions To Setup Your Ecommerce Business
    In the past few years, there is a rapid growth in the online sales. According to a survey, more than 40% people are now shifted to online stores and majorly buying products from their smartphones and tablets. With the expeditious rise in the online marketplace, more business introducing online stores. For the big fishes in the industry, the expenses of setting up an online store is like spending peanuts, but for the small or startups, it appears to be a fortune. The smart move could be open source platforms, to begin with as they are not only free also reliable and scalable. One can set up the online store not only quickly as well as, in future if you want to add some of the functionalities, which are available with only premium, can be done by paying quite a small amount.
  • An Industry First: Teradata Debuts Open Source Kylo to Quickly Build, Manage Data Pipelines
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  • OpenSSL Re-Licensing to Apache License v. 2.0

    The OpenSSL project, home of the world’s most popular SSL/TLS and cryptographic toolkit, is changing its license to the Apache License v2.0 (ASL v2). As part of this effort, the OpenSSL team launched a new website and has been working with various corporate collaborators to facilitate the re-licensing process.

Linux Graphics

  • Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19
    While the Ubuntu 17.04 final release is expected to happen in just over two weeks and the final freeze is quickly approaching, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land as anticipated into the Zesty Zapus.
  • NV_fill_rectangle Coming To Gallium3D/Nouveau
    Red Hat developer Lyude Paul is working on OpenGL NV_fill_rectangle support for Gallium3D and the Nouveau driver. Lyude has published a set of six patches for adding GL_NV_fill_rectangle support to Gallium3D and wires it up in the Nouveau NVC0 driver for GM200+ hardware.
  • New Engine Reset Capability Being Worked On For Intel DRM Linux Driver
    Intel's Michael Thierry published the fifth version of these patches on Friday. While there has been GPU reset support within the Intel DRM driver in case of hangs, this new engine-reset support is superior as it can reset a particular engine rather than performing a full GPU reset.
  • Vulkan 1.0.45 Released
    Version 1.0.45 is now the latest version of the Vulkan 1.0 specification.

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Games for GNU/Linux

  • Cheese Talks: Star Wars Games
    This is a collection of excerpts from my recent Cheese Talks project on the history of Star Wars games focusing on titles that are available on Linux in some form or another.
  • A Game Boy emulator for the Apple Watch, RPG Maker comes to Linux, and more gaming news
    In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at a Game Boy emulator for your Apple Watch, RPG Maker for Linux, Star Citizen switching to Vulkan, and more open gaming news.
  • CrossOver 16.2 Supports Microsoft Outlook 2013, Improves Windows Compatibility
    CodeWeavers' Josh DuBois informed us via an email announcement that the CrossOver 16.2.0 commercial graphical user interface for Wine is now available for GNU/Linux and macOS operating systems. CrossOver 16.2.0 is not a major release of the application that lets Linux and Mac users install and use various apps and games designed for Microsoft Windows, but only a maintenance update that promises to further improve the core Windows compatibility layer, as well as to add better support for some popular applications.