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  • Calibre 2.72 eBook Manager Lets Users Abort In-Progress Copy-to-Library Actions

    Today, November 18, 2016, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal announced the release and immediate availability of a new maintenance update for his widely-used, open-source, free, and cross-platform ebook library management software.

    Calibre 2.72 arrives more than weeks after the Calibre 2.71 anniversary update that introduced a brand new icon theme. By the looks of it, the Calibre developer was quite busy adding a bunch of new useful features and options, starting with the implementation of automatic embedding for fonts that have abnormal weight and stretch values.

  • GStreamer 1.10 Open Source Multimedia Framework Gets Its First Point Release

    On November 17, 2016, the development team behind the powerful, open-source and cross-platform GStreamer multimedia framework announced the availability of the first point release for GStreamer 1.10.

    GStreamer 1.10 is the latest stable and most advanced branch of the project, bringing a large number of new features and improvements, among which we can mention Vulkan API support on the next-ge Wayland display server, brand new gst-docs and gst-examples modules, and an experimental new Meson-based build system.

  • spf13-vim – The Ultimate Distribution for Vim Editor

    spf13-vim is a cross platform and highly customizable assortment of vim plugins and various resources for Vim, GVim and MacVim.

  • QEMU 2.8 Is Coming Next Month With New Features

    QEMU 2.8.0-rc0 was released on Thursday as the first step towards getting this next update out the door for improving the Linux virtualization stack.

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  • Wireshark 2.2.2 Network Protocol Analyzer Brings over 30 Security and Bug Fixes

    A new maintenance update for the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer, Wireshark, an open-source and cross-platform software used for network troubleshooting, development, and analysis, arrived today, November 17, 2016.

    Wireshark 2.2.2 is here one and a half months after the first point release for the 2.2 series of the applications, bringing over 30 security and bug fixes. First of all, it attempts to fix a bunch of vulnerability and crashes reported by users from version 2.2.1, such as a Profinet I/O long loop problem, crash in OpenFlow, AllJoyn, and DCERPC, as well as a DTN infinite loop issue.

  • Code Like Its The 80s With This Vintage Retro Terminal

    The command line can seem rather utilitarian at times. It’s a functional work environment for getting stuff done, not looking pretty.

    Adding a splash of colour with the Solarised theme is, for many of us, as fancy as we let things get.

    But just because the command line has a reputation for being digitally austere, doesn’t mean you have to use it as such.

  • WindowSpy Lets You Preview an App Running in Another Workspace

    If you've been longing for the ability to preview an app running on one workspace while you're using another, check out the WindowsSpy indicator applet.

  • Axcient Announces Linux Support and Enhanced Orchestration for Fusion
  • ESG Validates One-Hour Recovery of Data Centers with Axcient Fusion
  • Vivaldi 1.5 Major Update Is Almost Here, Solus Users Will Soon Enjoy the Browser

    We've been informed earlier by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard about the availability of a second Release Candidate towards the upcoming major Vivaldi 1.5 release of the free and cross-platform web browser based on Chromium.

    Vivaldi Snapshot 1.5.658.27 is out today, dubbed as RC2 build, to address the last remaining bugs before Vivaldi 1.5 gets promoted to the stable channel next week. The most important ones being a nasty bug that would not permit dragging or moving of tabs between windows using the context menu to work properly.

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  • darktable 2.2 to Be a Major Release with RAW Overexposure Indication, New Tools

    It appears that the powerful, open-source, free and cross-platform darktable RAW image editor is about to get to the next level and enhance your photography experience on GNU/Linux and Mac platforms.

    darktable 2.2.0 is currently in heavy development, with an initial Release Candidate version out the door, and it looks like it will be a major release sporting exciting new features and tools, including a brand new automatic perspective correction module, new raw overexposure indication, as well as Undo and Redo support.

    The upcoming darktable 2.2 release also promises a new tool called darktable-chart, which allows for the creation of styles for the CLUT (Color Look Up Table) module used for changing colors in an image, a new Liquify tool, and a revamped LCh reconstruction mode in the Highlight reconstruction module.

  • Screenkey Shows Key Presses On Screen In Ubuntu

    If you’re a regular screen caster or YouTube how-to maker, you’ll know how difficult it can be to relay the keys you’re pressing on your screen.

  • Go For It! Is a Simple To-Do App for Linux with Built In Timer

    Go For It! — it sounds like the name of an overly enthusiastic mobile workout app that you download with good intentions only to never actually use it. But thankfully (for our collective laziness) it’s not. Go For It! is, instead, a “stylish to-do list with built-in productivity timer“.

  • Vivaldi 1.5 Web Browser Up to RC State, Fixes H.264 and MP3 Support for openSUSE

    Today, November 14, 2016, Vivaldi developer Pål Andreas Franksson was pleased to announce the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Vivaldi 1.5 web browser.

    Vivaldi 1.5 has been in development for the past two months, during which it received no less than fifteen snapshots that brought numerous improvements and fixes, including better Linux clipboard support, enhancements to tab dragging and inline title editing, inline editing of bookmarks and notes, as well as advanced tab dragging.

    With today's Release Candidate build, Vivaldi 1.5 is one step closer to the final release, which should land by the end of the year with Chromecast support, enhancements to Reader View, the ability to drag tabs between windows, address bar improvements, performance improvements, and an engine upgrade based on Chromium 54.0.

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  • Kdenlive presentation and news

    I will make a presentation on Kdenlive next saturday, 19th of november 2016 in Toulouse at the “Capitole du Libre” event. The Kdenlive event will be at 16h30, and lots of other interesting conferences / workshops / boots will be presenting various aspects of open source so hope to meet some of you there! Full schedule is here.

  • Find Files Faster with Recent Files Indicator Applet

    Recent Files Indicator sits in your panel and gives you access to recently used files, saving you the need to navigate or search using Nautilus.

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  • Making Videos on Linux - Linux Gamer

    We’ve come a long way with multimedia production on the Linux desktop. Our tools have become much more powerful, and far more approachable–even in the short time I’ve been doing my show. So here’s a quick overview of how I produce my videos.

    I believe that the most important thing with Internet video is audio. It seems unintuitive, but I have found this to be the case. The difference between a good video and a great one can be determined by the price of your microphone and how you use it.

    The quality of hardware is equally as important as the pacing of audio editing and the post-processing. I use a program called Ocenaudio to edit my voice overs, the music in my videos, and sound effects. I use the built-in enhancement tools like the equalizer, compressor, and normalizer to process my voice and filter out any background noise.

    [...]

    I guess, when it comes down to making my videos, I could get by with virtually any software tool. OpenShot or PiTiVi would work much like KdenLive, though the process would be a bit more tedious. In fact, a much younger Gardiner actually won an award for a video he edited using the XP version of Windows Movie Maker. (He was 14 and didn’t know any better.) But I choose to use KdenLive because of its powerful toolset and the virtually limitless number of video and audio tracks.

  • OpenShot Video Editor 2.1

    A lot of Linux users may use OpenShot Video Editor to edit and manipulate videos. The Editor is a very powerful tool for those who wish to create or manipulate videos. This article will cover installing the newest version and adding Images and using Transitions to perform special animations with the images creating slide shows.

    The most current version (1.4.3) is what is available on Synaptic. A newer version (2.1.0) is now available using the OpenShot PPA.

  • Sandstorm now supports RHEL 7, CentOS 7, Arch, and more

    This means that Sandstorm can now be installed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, as well as its cousin CentOS 7, both of which use kernel version 3.10.

  • Terminix 1.3.5 Released With Quake Mode Improvements

    Terminix is a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator. The application allows splitting terminals horizontally and vertically, arranging them using drag and drop, along with quite a few other useful features.

  • Xfce Gets A `Do Not Disturb` Mode And Per Application Notification Settings

    The Xfce developers are busy porting Xfce applications and components to GTK3, and in the process, they are also adding new features.

    "Do not disturb", a much requested feature, landed in xfce4-notifyd 0.3.4 (the Xfce notification daemon) recently. Using this, you can suppress notification bubbles for a limited time-frame.

  • Spotify bug is slowly killing hard drives with data vomit

    SPOTIFY USERS are up in arms after a long-standing bug came to light which is causing gigabytes of 'junk' data to be written to users’ hard drives.

    The bug, which is said to affect Mac and Linux as well as Windows, is of particular concern because constant writes to a drive will inevitably shorten its life.

    And to be clear, the problem is made worse if you’re on a newfangled solid state drive as they have a finite number of writes before each sector gives up.

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  • How Docker changes application monitoring

    As operations, IT, and engineering organizations coalesce around the value and importance of containers, they often ask the seemingly logical question: “How do I monitor Docker in my production environment?” As it turns out, this question has it backward. Monitoring the Docker daemon, the Kubernetes master, or the Mesos scheduler isn’t especially complicated, and there are, in fact, solutions for each of these.

    Running your applications in Docker containers only changes how the applications are packaged, scheduled, and orchestrated, not how they actually run. The question, properly rephrased, becomes, “How does Docker change how I monitor my applications?” As you might imagine, the answer to this question: “It depends.”

    The answer will be dictated by the dependencies of your environment and your use cases and objectives. The orchestration technology you use, the Docker image philosophy you follow, and the level of observability your containerized application provides, among other considerations, will all factor into how you monitor your applications.

    To begin to understand how a microservices regimen and a Dockerized environment will affect your monitoring strategy, ask yourself the following four simple questions. Note that the answers may differ for different applications, and your approach to monitoring should reflect these differences.

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  • Spotify Windows, Mac, Linux desktop app: Update now to stop it trashing your SSD

    Music-streaming service Spotify has released an important update that stops its desktop client tearing into storage drives with massive and unnecessary write rates.

  • Alexa – Making that First Application Run
  • Shaggy Dogs and SpiderMonkey Unwinders
  • OVN Logical Flows and ovn-trace
  • Agile development w/ CI/CD – Automated cloud building & deployment (from scratch)

Wine 1.9.23 Adds Support for Myst V: End of Ages, Improves Unreal Engine 4 Games

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Just a few moments ago, the team behind the popular Wine open-source and free implementation of Windows on Unix announced the availability of the Wine 1.9.23 development release.

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Also: Wine 1.9.23 Adds More Color Format Support For Direct3D

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