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pg_statement_rollback v1.3 released

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pg_statement_rollback is a PostgreSQL extension to add server side transaction with rollback at statement level like in Oracle or DB2.

Release v1.3 of pg_statement_rollback was released. This is a maintenance release to add support to PostgreSQL 14.

See ChangeLog for a complete list of changes.

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Also: PostgreSQL Weekly News - October 24, 2021

A Look At Alacritty The OpenGL Powered Terminal Application

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There are more terminal applications for Linux systems than you can shake a stick at... And frankly, most of them are like choosing what socks to wear; very little difference, save maybe for some special purposes, like thermal socks, or tiling terminals...But, every once and a while I come across one that does things a little differently, and makes me curious to check it out further; such as Alacritty.

Right off the hop something to mention about Alacritty is that this terminal application is GPU powered, using OpenGL; which gives it a much smoother and faster appearance. Does this make it install your software faster? No...but it does look and feel very nice, for what it is. However, this isn’t the only feature of the application; other such features include...

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XClicker is a Simple Auto Clicker for Linux Desktops

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XClXClicker is an auto clicker software for Linux that automates mouse clicks and helps you automate repetitive tasks. It’s a great way to boost your productivity.

Mouse auto clickers are incredibly useful in scenarios that require you to repeat mouse movements and clicks. If you are tired of clicking the mouse a thousand times while carrying out routine and laborious tasks, auto clicker tools help you solve that problem. In short, the software tool makes automatic clicks.

So, auto clickers are usually used to mimic clicks. However, this is mostly used in online games. All you need to do is press the hotkey designed to initiate the clicks and you’re all set.icker is an auto clicker software for Linux that automates mouse clicks and helps you automate repetitive tasks. It’s a great way to boost your productivity.

Mouse auto clickers are incredibly useful in scenarios that require you to repeat mouse movements and clicks. If you are tired of clicking the mouse a thousand times while carrying out routine and laborious tasks, auto clicker tools help you solve that problem. In short, the software tool makes automatic clicks.

So, auto clickers are usually used to mimic clicks. However, this is mostly used in online games. All you need to do is press the hotkey designed to initiate the clicks and you’re all set.

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6 Best Free and Open Source GUI Batch Renamers

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You may have migrated over from Windows or Mac OS X to the wonderful world of Linux. You’ve selected a Linux distro (after a bit of fruitful distro hopping), chosen a desktop environment, and studied the basic Linux commands. Or you’ve been using Linux for decades, know the operating system like the back of your hand. Whatever your level of experience, you want some really useful free utilities. Software that enriches your workflow, offers new opportunities, and allows you to tap into new innovations.

Renaming files or folders can be very cumbersome, especially if you want to rename a high number of files. But it is not necessary to click on every single file individually, make some changes just to take the same procedure at the next file. Instead what you need is a batch renamer.

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Wine 6.20

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  • Wine Announcement
    The Wine development release 6.20 is now available.
    
    What's new in this release (see below for details):
      - MSXml, XAudio, DInput and a few other modules converted to PE.
      - A few system libraries are bundled with the source to support PE builds.
      - HID joystick is now the only supported joystick backend in DirectInput.
      - Better support for MSVCRT builds in Winelib.
      - Various bug fixes.
    
    The source is available from the following locations:
    
      https://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/6.x/wine-6.20.tar.xz
      http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/6.x/wine-6.20.tar.xz
    
    Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:
    
      https://www.winehq.org/download
    
    You will find documentation on https://www.winehq.org/documentation
    
    You can also get the current source directly from the git
    repository. Check https://www.winehq.org/git for details.
    
    Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
    AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.
    
  • Wine 6.20 and Wine staging 6.20 Released - itsfoss.net

    Additionally, we can note the formation of a release of the Wine Staging 6.20 project , within which extended Wine assemblies are formed, including incompletely finished or risky patches that are not yet suitable for adoption into the main Wine branch. Compared to Wine, Wine Staging provides 557 additional patches.

    The new release provides synchronization with the Wine 6.20 codebase. 5 patches related to joystick support in DirectInput and COM initialization when windows are activated in imm32 have been transferred to the main Wine composition. Updated patches eventfd_synchronization and ntdll-NtAlertThreadByThreadId. Temporarily disabled the mfplat-streaming patch set and all remaining dinput patches (to coordinate with the new HID backend).

  • Wine 6.20 Released With More Modules Switching To The PE Format - Phoronix

    Wine 6.20 was released today as the latest bi-weekly development release of this open-source software for enjoying Windows games and applications on Linux and other platforms.

    Wine 6.20 continues the recent trend of converting more modules over to the PE (Portable Executable) format. The latest Portable Executable conversion work is for MSXml, XAudio, and DInput, among others. There are also some system libraries bundled with the source to support PE builds.

Virtual mouse app for Linux phones makes desktop apps easier to use

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Linux phones are basically just small, low-power Linux computers with touchscreens, and modems. While most mobile Linux distributions designed for phones feature touch-friendly user interfaces and apps, you can also run desktop applications on a Linux phone.

But you may have trouble actually using software that obviously weren’t designed for small screens, because it can be hard to navigate applications designed for keyboard and mouse input when you’re using a fingertip. So developer CalcProgrammer1 built a Touchpad Emulator that lets you use the entire surface of your phone as a trackpad, controlling an on-screen cursor.

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Software: Firefox, Chrome, Brave, and PDF Readers

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  • This Week in Glean: The Three Roles of Data Engagements [Ed: Is "Data Engagements" the latest crypto-jargon Mozilla uses for surveillance or spying on Firefox users?]

    I’ve just recently started my sixth year working at Mozilla on data and data-adjacent things. In those years I’ve started to notice some patterns in how data is approached, so I thought I’d set them down in a TWiG because Glean’s got a role to play in them.

  • Chrome 95.0.4638.54 SFS created

    Whatever you might think about Google's data mining, the official Google Chrome browser sure does run nice. So much so, that I might make it my regular daily browser.
    I have created an SFS for EasyOS 3.x. This can be installed in a container or on the main desktop. In the latter case, it runs as user 'chrome', with home folder /home/chrome -- and in there you will see /home/chrome/Downloads, which is the default path for downloading.
    Chrome can be run from the menu, in category "Internet", or click on /home/chrome/chrome, or even run "chrome" in a terminal.
    To run on the main desktop requires EasyOS version 3.0 or later. I have tested on the pre-release of 3.1, and it runs real great.
    Chrome can also be installed in a container, and that also works great, except that it runs with "--no-sandbox" commandline option, which causes a warning message to popup at startup. That is just an annoyance.
    In theory, Chrome can run in a container in any version of EasyOS, as it will download it's dependency 'easy-3.*.sfs' from the Internet and use that in a layered filesystem.

  • Brave Browser Kicks Out Google as the Default Search Engine in Favor of its Own

    Brave is one of the best web browsers available for Linux. The browser uses Google as the default search engine for most of the regions.

    However, that is about to change with the recent announcement of Brave abandoning Google to favor its privacy-respecting search engine Brave Search.

  • Top 5 Free PDF Readers in Ubuntu / Debian Linux

    The PDF file format is the conventional document format for sharing text files over the internet. Whether it's for professional, school, or informal use, PDF files are a convenient way of sharing information.

Essential System Tools: Czkawka – data cleaner

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This is the latest in our series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series examines both graphical and text based open source utilities. For details of all tools in this series, please check the table in the Summary section.

Even though the cost of storage per GB continues to fall, it’s common for users to need to find and remove duplicates files. The process of finding and removing duplicates is time-consuming. Fortunately, there are a number of tools that are designed to remove the laborious nature of finding duplicates. We recommend fdupes, an excellent command-line tool. We know that many users prefer software with a graphical user interface.

Czkawka is an app that finds duplicate files, big files, empty files, similar images, and much more. Czkawka is free and open source software.

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Neos.io: the next generation open-source WordPress CMS alternative

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Neos.io is a free open-source modern CMS solution for developers and designers. It is the ideal solution for enterprise and developers.

Neos.io is packed with dozens of features aiming to be easy to use for content creators and editors, effortlessly customized by designers, and extensible for developers.

Developers can easily build custom themes, custom content models, plugins to add new features and functions and integrate 3rd party services and solutions.

Neos.io offers long-term support for its releases, which means every production release goes through extensive testing and quality check before production.

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pgAdmin 4 v6.1 Released

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The pgAdmin Development Team is pleased to announce pgAdmin 4 version 6.1. This release of pgAdmin 4 includes 30 bug fixes and new features. For more details please see the release notes.

pgAdmin is the leading Open Source graphical management tool for PostgreSQL. For more information, please see the website.

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Also: pgexporter 0.2.0

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