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  • Lumail has IMAP .. almost

    A couple of years ago I was dissatisfied with mutt, mostly because the mutt-sidebar patch was dropped from the Debian package. That lead to me thinking "How hard can it be to write a modal, console-based mail-client?"

    It turns out writing a client is pretty simple if you limit yourself solely to Maildirs, and as I typically read my mail over SSH on the mailhost itself that suited me pretty well.

    Recently I restarted the mail-client. Putting it together from scratch to simplify the implementation, and unify a lot of the adhoc scripting which is provided by Lua. People seem to like the client, but the single largest complaint was "Can't use it - no IMAP."

  • Ease eye strain and Sleep easier with Redshift

    Redshift has become popular enough to have spawned several side-projects. It is itself the open source equivalent of a proprietary utility called f.lux, and you’ll need to avoid these when installing these from your distribution’s package manager. We’re going to stick with the simple redshift package to get things started and to explain some of its options; you can then go back and explore some of the alternatives if you like what it does.

  • MyPaint 1.2.0 Released

    It’s been a long time since the last stable release, but I’m really happy to announce that MyPaint version 1.2.0 is ready. Windows binaries will be available soon, and Ubuntu packages available for testing through the usual PPA. Expect releases for other operating systems and distros in due course.

  • First Opera Web Browser Beta Update in 2016 Lets Linux Users Watch Netflix Movies

    On January 13, we've reported news on the first updated in 2016 for the Opera Developer channel of the proprietary web browser, but Opera Software today announced the release of the first Beta version of the Opera 35.0 web browser for 2016.

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  • Obnam 1.19 released (backup software)

    I have just released version 1.19 of Obnam, the backup program. See the website at http://obnam.org for details on what the program does. The new version is available from git (see http://git.liw.fi) and as Debian packages from http://code.liw.fi/debian, and uploaded to Debian, and soon in unstable.

  • Excellent Music Player Clementine Is Getting a Massive Update, No Indication of Launch Date

    Clementine is one of the best music players out there and it looks like a new major update is in the works for it.

    Clementine doesn't get the updates that the community wants, but it's still nice to see that the developers are still working on it. Even if the latest stable version of Clementine was released almost two years ago, it's still one of the best. It's light, fast, and has a very clear and user-friendly interface.

  • Calibre 2.49 eBook Manager Software Arrives in 2016 with New Kobo Driver, Qt 5.5.1

    A few minutes ago, January 15, 2016, Kovid Goyal announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Calibre 2.49 ebook library management software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

  • Announcing git-cinnabar 0.3.0

    Git-cinnabar is a git remote helper to interact with mercurial repositories. It allows to clone, pull and push from/to mercurial remote repositories, using git.

    [...]

    Development had been stalled for a few months, with many improvements in the

  • First Opera Web Browser Beta Update in 2016 Lets Linux Users Watch Netflix Movies

    On January 13, we've reported news on the first updated in 2016 for the Opera Developer channel of the proprietary web browser, but Opera Software today announced the release of the first Beta version of the Opera 35.0 web browser for 2016.

  • FFmpeg 2.8.5 Is Out, Patches the Vulnerability That Lets Attackers Steal Files Remotely

    Just a few minutes ago, the development team behind the well-known, cross-platform and open source FFmpeg multimedia backend have announced the release of FFmpeg 2.8.5, which is now available for download for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Kdenlive 15.12.1 released

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The latest release of Kdenlive brings many bugfixes to the 15.12.0 version. More than 20 issues were fixed and we encourage all users to upgrade. You can find more details about the fixed issues in our information page.

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  • 5 ways to use the Telegram messenger on your Linux computer

    Mobile technology develops rapidly nowadays. Do you remember that just 5-8 years ago the most you could get from your mobile device was phone calls and text messages?

  • Recoll 1.21.4 Has Been Released

    The latest version available is Recoll 1.21.4, which has been recently released, coming with changes and fixes.

  • [Scribus] 1.4.6 Release

    The Scribus Team is pleased to announce the release of Scribus 1.4.6.

  • Avidemux 2.6.11 Beta Has Been Released

    Avidemux is an open-source, cross-platform tool for video editing, written in C++ and using Qt for its GUI. It allows the user to cut, filter and encode videos easily, having support for the most popular file types, including: AVI, DVD, MPEG, MP4 and others.

  • 21 Best Free Linux Productivity Tools

    With so many different distributions and a huge collection of open source software available, it can be difficult to finding the best application for getting things done.

    We previously published an article on excellent open source productivity tools in 2008. Many of the tools featured in that article have fallen by the wayside. Many of the projects were developed by one or a few developers. They ceased working on the projects, in part because better alternatives sprung forward. Given the length of time that has elapsed, we thought it best to update the article.

  • Tools for Managing OpenStack

    OpenStack is not small. Although you can control it programmatically from a browser or using HTTP calls within your own programming language of choice, you can also greatly simplify your life by embracing either Puppet or Chef. Which one should you choose? I suggest trying out both to see what works for you. Be forewarned that, in either case, you’ll need to learn some syntax of the files -- especially in the case of Chef, if you’re not already familiar with Ruby. Take some time to work through the examples. Install OpenStack on your own virtual machine, and go for it. You’ll be up to speed in no time.

  • Ardour 4.6 released

    Ardour 4.6, our first release of 2016, is now available. 4.6 includes some notable new features - deep support for the Presonus FaderPort control surface, Track/Bus duplication, a new Plugin sidebar for the Mixer window - as well as the usual dozens of fixes and improvements to all aspects of the application, particularly automation editing.

Qt open source licensing changed and product structure updated to strengthen community and extend adoption

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The Qt Company has announced changes to the open source licensing and product structure of the Qt cross-platform application development framework that will further strengthen the Qt community and make additional functionality available to software developers using the open source license. A new “start-up” license has also been announced that will help small businesses that want to utilize Qt in commercial desktop and mobile applications.

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Snappy and Snapper

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  • Snapcraft 1.0 Ubuntu Snappy Creator Tool Officially Released, Here's What's New

    Canonical's Snappy team had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the Snapcraft 1.0 Snappy creator tool for Ubuntu Linux.

    Snapcraft 1.0 is the product of many months of hard work, during which the software has had six development builds, bringing as many new features as possible and fixing bugs reported by users during the entire development cycle (see the what's new section below for details).

  • Snapper: SUSE's Ultimate Btrfs Snapshot Manager

    Snapper, the excellent Btrfs management tool, is yet another of SUSE Linux's best-kept secrets.

    I call SUSE the secret Linux, because it's the most advanced Linux distribution, but hardly anyone seems to know about it. SUSE has officially supported Btrfs, the next-generation Linux filesystem, since SLES 11 SP2, and supplies the excellent Snapper tool to manage Btrfs. Grab yourself a free openSUSE download, or a free 60-day SUSE Enterprise Linux evaluation and follow along as we learn how to create and manage snapshots with Snapper.

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Kodi 16.0 and a Rant

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  • Kodi 16.0 Beta 5 "Jarvis" Is the Last One, RCs Will Soon Follow

    Kodi, a media player and entertainment hub that was named XBMC until last year, has been upgraded once more. Developers have pushed the last Beta for the 16.0 branch.

  • Dear Kodi, Where's My Surround?!?!

    I love Kodi. (This is just an evolution of my love for XBMC, since it's the same thing with a new name.) In fact, although I've expressed my love for Plex over and over (and over) the past few years, I still use Kodi as my main interface for the televisions in my house. We gave Plex a try as our main media center software when it was released for TiVo, but after several months, we found its interface to be cumbersome and the transcoding for local media frustrating.

  • Kodi 17 Free and Open-Source Media Center to Be Named "Krypton"

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  • OpenShot 2.0 Beta Finally Released

    What a surprise waking up to find that at long-last the OpenShot 2.0 beta is now available to early-backers of this open-source video editor's Kickstarter project.

    It was just a few days ago mentioning it was one of the letdowns of 2015 -- and non-linear Linux video editors in general. Fortunately, there's some progress to report already for 2016 with the release of their long-awaited beta.

  • Rcpp 0.12.2: Keep rollin'

    The third update in the 0.12.* series of Rcpp arrived on the CRAN network for GNU R earlier today, and has been pushed to Debian. It follows the 0.12.0 release from late July, the 0.12.1 release in September, and the 0.12.2 release in November making it the seventh release at the steady bi-montly release frequency. This release is somewhat more of a maintenance release addressing a number of small bugs and nuisances without adding any new features.

  • MKVToolNix 8.8.0 Open Source MKV Manipulation Tool Has TrueHD Fixes, More

    MKVToolNix 8.8.0 has been released today, January 10, and it comes after only one week from the release of MKVToolNix 8.7.0, as Moritz Bunkus announced earlier on the project's website.

  • Latex2MediaWiki and Google Code-In

    I have to admit that before Google Code-In 2015 I had never heard of Wikitolearn although I had used plasma and other KDE software and also read planetkde. In order to create “a free and user-friendly computing experience” it makes sense to also support projects aiming to create free content. Latex2MediaWiki is used to convert latex documents to the MediaWiki format which is used to contribute to Wikitolearn. However, it is not limited to Wikitolearn as Wikipedia and its sister projects also use MediaWiki.

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