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Kdenlive 16.08.2 Open-Source Video Editor Released with Over 35 Improvements

Thursday 13th of October 2016 11:00:00 AM

 softpedia: Kdenlive 16.08.2 is here five weeks after the release of the previous maintenance version with no less than 36 improvements and bug fixes

Video: How to configure keyboard layouts in Cinnamon 2 and 3

Thursday 13th of October 2016 06:00:00 AM

 DarkDuck: Learn the process of changing the default keyboard layout in Cinnamon Desktop Environment versions 2 and 3.

Atom 1.11 Hackable Text Editor Released with Image View Improvements, Fixes

Thursday 13th of October 2016 02:00:00 AM

 softpedia: Atom 1.11 ships five weeks after the release of Atom 1.10

MOD Duo: Building an open source guitar stomp box

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 10:00:00 PM

In a nutshell, it is a guitar stomp box that comes loaded with different effects and sounds.

Best Open Source CMS

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 09:00:00 PM

 Datamation: A survey of the relative strengths of the leading open source CMS platforms.

Solus Devs Finalize Full-Disk Encryption for the OS, Coming Soon in Solus 1.2.1

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 08:00:00 PM

 softpedia: We're all waiting for Solus 1.2.1, to ditch our current Linux-based operating system and migrate to the wonderful world of Solus

OpenStack Newton promises better resiliency, scalability and security

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 07:00:00 PM

 With broad industry support from more than 200 vendors including Cisco, Dell, HP Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE and VMware, this version should quickly see wide deployment.

How to succeed as a remote documentation contributor in OpenStack

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 06:00:00 PM

In this interview, Alexandra Settle shares a preview of her upcoming talk at OpenStack Summit Barcelona on remote work in open source.

The 5 most common support issues for open source developers

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 05:00:00 PM

A recent survey conducted by Rogue Wave Software gives the top 5 open source support problems developer's face.

Install and configure DRDB for network filesystem replication on Debian 8

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 04:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: This tutorial explains the configuration of a DRBD network filesystem replication as hot standby

ONLYOFFICE: Create a Single Workspace for All Your Documents on Linux

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 03:00:00 PM

ONLYOFFICE is a very useful tool as it allows you to connect all your accounts, edit and even collaborate on your documents with others using the web-based document editors.

Learn How to Use fuser Command with Examples in Linux

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 02:00:00 PM

fuser is a simple yet powerful command line utility intended to locate processes based on the files

Red Hat open sources Ansible Galaxy for all

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Red Hat double-downs on open-sourcing components of its Ansible DevOps program.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Adds OpenTracing Project

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 12:00:00 PM

InternetNews:  CNCF now has three open-source projects under its roof, with more to come.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 Brings Enhancements to the Build Tools, Security Fixes

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 06:00:00 AM

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 is now the latest and most advanced build of the powerful office suite

Choqok 1.6 Micro-Blogging Client Lands for KDE Users with Better Twitter Support

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 10:00:00 PM

Prominent new features of Choqok 1.6 include the renaming of the StatusNet microblog as GNU Social

Kexi 3.0.0 Released as the Perfect Microsoft Access Replacement for Linux

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 09:00:00 PM

softpedia: Kexi 3.0.0 is a major milestone of the open-source database manager suite, which is considered the perfect replacement for proprietary alternative from Windows or Mac OS X platforms

Google's New Fonts Chip Away at Written Language Barriers

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 08:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Project Noto, one of Google's most ambitious undertakings ever, has reached a milestone.

Working with Network Configurations from the Command Line

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 07:00:00 PM

One area that you need a rock-solid understanding of is how to use the command line to work with network configurations.

Apache Milagro: A New Security System for the Future of the Web

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 06:00:00 PM

Brian Spector, MIRACL CEO and Co-Founder, described Apache Milagro -- a modern cryptosystem with distributed trust authorities

More in Tux Machines

KNOPPIX 7.7.1 Distro Officially Released with Debian Goodies, Linux Kernel 4.7.9

Believe it or not, Klaus Knopper is still doing his thing with the KNOPPIX GNU/Linux distribution, which was just updated to version 7.7.1 to offer users the latest open source software and technologies. Read more

CentOS 6 Linux Servers Receive Important Kernel Security Patch, Update Now

We reported a couple of days ago that Johnny Hughes from the CentOS Linux team published an important kernel security advisory for users of the CentOS 7 operating system. Read more

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Why GNU/Linux ports can be less performant, a more in-depth answer
    When it comes to data handling, or rather data manipulation, different APIs can perform it in different ways. In one, you might simply be able to modify some memory and all is ok. In another, you might have to point to a copy and say "use that when you can instead and free the original then". This is not a one way is better than the other discussion - it's important only that they require different methods of handling it. Actually, OpenGL can have a lot of different methods, and knowing the "best" way for a particular scenario takes some experience to get right. When dealing with porting a game across though, there may not be a lot of options: the engine does things a certain way, so that way has to be faked if there's no exact translation. Guess what? That can affect OpenGL state, and require re-validation of an entire rendering pipeline, stalling command submission to the GPU, a.k.a less performance than the original game. It's again not really feasible to rip apart an entire game engine and redesign it just for that: take the performance hit and carry on. Note that some decisions are based around _porting_ a game. If one could design from the ground up with OpenGL, then OpenGL would likely give better performance...but it might also be more difficult to develop and test for. So there's a bit of a trade-off there, and most developers are probably going to be concerned with getting it running on Windows first, GNU/Linux second. This includes engine developers.
  • Why Linux games often perform worse than on Windows
    Drivers on Windows are tweaked rather often for specific games. You often see a "Game Ready" (or whatever term they use now) driver from Nvidia and AMD where they often state "increased performance in x game by x%". This happens for most major game releases on Windows. Nvidia and AMD have teams of people to specifically tweak the drivers for games on Windows. Looking at Nvidia specifically, in the last three months they have released six new drivers to improve performance in specific games.
  • Thoughts on 'Stellaris' with the 'Leviathans Story Pack' and latest patch, a better game that still needs work
  • Linux community has been sending their love to Feral Interactive & Aspyr Media
    This is awesome to see, people in the community have sent both Feral Interactive & Aspyr Media some little care packages full of treats. Since Aspyr Media have yet to bring us the new Civilization game, it looks like Linux users have been guilt-tripping the porters into speeding up, or just sending them into a sugar coma.
  • Feral Interactive's Linux ports may come with Vulkan sooner than we thought
  • Using Nvidia's NVENC with OBS Studio makes Linux game recording really great
    I had been meaning to try out Nvidia's NVENC for a while, but I never really bothered as I didn't think it would make such a drastic difference in recording gaming videos, but wow does it ever! I was trying to record a game recently and all other methods I tried made the game performance utterly dive, making it impossible to record it. So I asked for advice and eventually came to this way.

Leftovers: Software

  • DocKnot 1.00
    I'm a bit of a perfectionist about package documentation, and I'm also a huge fan of consistency. As I've slowly accumulated more open source software packages (alas, fewer new ones these days since I have less day-job time to work on them), I've developed a standard format for package documentation files, particularly the README in the package and the web pages I publish. I've iterated on these, tweaking them and messing with them, trying to incorporate all my accumulated wisdom about what information people need.
  • Shotwell moving along
    A new feature that was included is a contrast slider in the enhancement tool, moving on with integrating patches hanging around on Bugzilla for quite some time.
  • GObject and SVG
    GSVG is a project to provide a GObject API, using Vala. It has almost all, with some complementary, interfaces from W3C SVG 1.1 specification. GSVG is LGPL library. It will use GXml as XML engine. SVG 1.1 DOM interfaces relays on W3C DOM, then using GXml is a natural choice. SVG is XML and its DOM interfaces, requires to use Object’s properties and be able to add child DOM Elements; then, we need a new set of classes.
  • LibreOffice 5.1.6 Office Suite Released for Enterprise Deployments with 68 Fixes
    Today, October 27, 2016, we've been informed by The Document Foundation about the general availability of the sixth maintenance update to the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite. You're reading that right, LibreOffice 5.1 got a new update not the current stable LibreOffice 5.2 branch, as The Document Foundation is known to maintain at least to versions of its popular office suite, one that is very well tested and can be used for enterprise deployments and another one that offers the latest technologies.