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  • Audacious 3.7.1 Open Source Music Player Released for Linux and Windows

    The development team behind the Audacious open source audio player software have announced the availability of the first maintenance release for the Audacious 3.7 series.

  • Triggers

    My goal is to put together an event based business process package that is configurable, knows where I and my technicians are, knows where the customers are, can nag us to do the things that really need to be done, can be set up by a smart business operator to gather data at the moment in time when it is easy and likely to be done.

  • CafeOBJ 1.5.5 released

    Yesterday we have released CafeOBJ 1.5.5 with a long list of changes, and many more internal changes. Documentation pages have been updated with the latest reference manual (PDF, Html) as well as some new docs on CITP (in Japanese for now) and tutorials.

  • BH 1.68.0-1

    A new release of BH is now on CRAN. BH provides a large part of the Boost C++ libraries as a set of template headers for use by R, possibly with Rcpp as well as other packages.

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  • 12 Best Open Source Text Editors (GUI + CLI) I Found in 2015

    Text editors can be used for writing code, editing text files such as configuration files, creating user instruction files and many more. In Linux, text editor are of two kinds that is graphical user interface (GUI) and command line text editors (console or terminal).

  • Personalise the Past with these Excellent Open Source Tools

    Family history (or genealogy) software is computer software used to record, organise and publish genealogical data. With this software, you can help unlock the past, discover secrets and surprises from your past. Genealogy, the study of one’s ancestry, allows people to personalise the past.

    There are useful websites devoted to helping would-be genealogists. Further, radio and TV programmes such as the immortal Who Do You Think You Are?, and other shows such as Secrets of the Clink have encouraged a growing band people to trace their roots, sparking new interest. It's not just celebrities when tracing their ancestry who come up with secrets and surprises from their past.

    There are a huge raft of sources to trace ancestors including the General Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Census Returns, International Genealogical Index, National Burial Index, Parish Registers, Wills and Other Probate documents. These traditional sources are often available to review over the net, although it's often not free access. Not all records are online (particularly those before 1837) so visiting local records offices, churches, graveyards or libraries can help in the quest. Huge online genealogical databases also help people discover their history.

  • WINE 1.7 review - Alcoholics Anonymous

    Several weeks ago, I read a quick but thoroughly interesting news snippet about a, well, ahem, new (not anymore) WINE release, which included additional experimental DirectX 11 support. Wait, what? DirectX 11 support? Sounds massively cool.

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Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.9.0 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- A number of fixes that were deferred during code freeze.
- WSAPoll implementation.
- Standard font dialog fixes.
- X11 drag&drop improvements.
- Various bug fixes.

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  • Plex Home Theater becomes OpenPHT – release 1.5.0 for Debian sid and jessie

    The nice guys from RasPlex have forked the abandoned Plex Home Theater into OpenPHT (github, Plex forum) and updated it with several improvements. Plex itself is now developing a new player called Plex Media Player, which unfortunately uses closed source components. I tried to build also the Plex Media Player for Debian, but a hitherto unreleased Qt versions is necessary, so I gave up for now. So here is a new built of OpenPHT for Debian/sid and jessie, amd64 and i386. This new package conflicts with the old plexhometheater.

  • Skizze - A probabilistic data-structures service and storage (Alpha)

    At my day job we deal with a lot of incoming data for our product, which requires us to be able to calculate histograms and other statistics on the data-stream as fast as possible.

  • Totem May Handle Video Acceleration Better With GStreamer VA-API 0.7

    If you are a user of GNOME's Totem video player, it looks like video hardware acceleration via the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) is working out better for users if using the new GStreamer-VAAPI v0.7 release.

  • Easily Trying Out The Latest GIMP 2.9 Git On Ubuntu

    With noticing a new dark theme for GIMP having been added yesterday to GIMP Git, it reminded me I've been meaning to try out the latest state of GIMP 2.9 myself. This morning I proceeded to work on building GIMP 2.9 from Git on an Ubuntu 15.10 system... There's more dependencies to deal with than GIMP 2.8. Once switching over to the Ubuntu Xenial (16.04) package archive, most of those dependencies could be easily satisfied. However, the GEGL in Ubuntu Xenial was too old for GIMP 2.9 Git. Additionally, libmypaint-gegl wasn't packaged for Ubuntu.

  • darktable 2.0 released
  • Darktable 2.0 Released, Now A GTK3 App With New Features
  • darktable 2.0 Open Source RAW Image Editor Is Out, Has Been Ported to GTK3

    The developers behind darktable, an open source and cross-platform RAW image editor designed for GNU/Linux operating systems, as well as various UNIX-like platforms, such as BSD and Mac OS X, were very proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of darktable 2.0.

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  • Hardware accelerated video playing with Totem

    Various months ago I had hardware problems. To debug this and because I wanted a small server I bought an Intel NUC5PPYH. It’s a really small low power PC. Using this I discovered that my hardware troubles weren’t related to my SSD. Since that time I’ve been using the NUC as my main machine. My previous machine had upgraded parts, but GPU/motherboard and memory all were from around 2007. A slow low power 2015 NUC is somewhat in the same performance range as that 2007 machine (50% slower in some things, faster in others) while using way less power. My previous machine had 2 cores, the new one has 4.

  • Bluefish for Web Developers

    Are you a Gnu/Linux user who develope web ? Are you looking for a application to edit HTML/JS/PHP/CSS files easily ? if yes, Bluefish is amazing lightweight open source and fast web editor that you can have it on your Gnu/Linux and it has lot of good features.

  • 5 Big Improvements in Wireshark

    Nmap was not the only popular open source network security tool to receive a recent upgrade. Wireshark 2.0.0 , an open source tool used for network sniffing and packet analysis, also got a major update in November.

    The new release of Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal) is important because if you want to keep your network secure you need a way to see and analyze the traffic that passes through it at the individual packet level.

  • Vivaldi Web Browser Is Now Based on Chromium 48.0, Latest Snapshot Fixes Bugs

    Today, December 22, the development team behind the Vivaldi cross-platform web browser has been happy to announce the immediate availability for download and testing of the last snapshot build for 2015.

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Wine Staging 1.8

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  • Best Command Line PNG Tools

    Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression. This means all image information is restored when the file is decompressed during viewing. The compression engine is based on the Deflate method designed by PKWare and originally used in PKZIP, a file archiving computer program.

  • ircb 0.1 released!

    Please feel free to give ircb a run and share your feedback here. Your suggestions and feedback are extremely valuable to us and will help us in developing this product accordingly.

  • RcppTOML 0.0.5

    After a short hiatus, a new version of the (wonderfully useful, if I dare say so Wink RcppTOML package is now on CRAN. RcppTOML lets R read the (absolutely awesome) TOML configuration file format--which is simply fabulous as it emphasizes strong readability for humans while at the same time supporting strong typing as well as immediate and clear error reports. At work, we're all fans now.

  • Bombernauts, bomberman for mental people now on Linux & SteamOS

    Bombernauts is pretty much bomberman on a year long diet of steroids, as it's insane. We should get a game of this going sometime. This is definitely a contender for the next multiplayer GOL livestream that's for sure. It's in Early Access, so we might leave it to bake in the oven a bit longer, it seems to run quite well though, with no obvious bugs I could find.

  • GOL Cast: Wandering Around Morrowind in OpenMW

    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is an RPG from 2002. You are released from prison and sent to the province of Morrowind by the emperor of Tamriel to complete a task that will take you on a great journey throughout Morrowind.

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  • Rise of Open Cloud Architecture and Over-the-Top (OTT) Network Services
  • Amazon’s Giving Away the AI Behind Its Product Recommendations
    Amazon has become the latest tech giant that’s giving away some of its most sophisticated technology. Today the company unveiled DSSTNE (pronounced “destiny”), an open source artificial intelligence framework that the company developed to power its product recommendation system. Now any company, researcher, or curious tinkerer can use it for their own AI applications.
  • Genode OS Framework release 16.05
    The current release marks the most profound API revision in the project's history. The new API is designed to reinforce the best practices for implementing Genode components. It is the result of countless experiments and the practical experiences made while developing over hundred genuine components during the past ten years.
  • Old projects and the free-software community
    The Community Leadership Summit (CLS) is an annual event for community managers, developer evangelists, people who work on public-facing forums, and those with a general interest in engagement or community development for free-software projects. The 2016 edition was held in Austin, Texas the weekend before OSCON. Several sessions at CLS 2016 dealt with the differences exhibited between old and new free-software projects where community management is concerned. One of those tackled the problem of how to foster community around an older software project, which poses a distinct set of challenges.
  • Thunderbird powered by SoftMaker
    Thunderbird, powered by SoftMaker, is a custom version of the popular email client featuring enhancements that come all in the form of extensions. [...] SoftMaker, a company best known for its SoftMaker Office suite, announced recently that it plans to include the Thunderbird email client into the 2016 version of the office suite.
  • The Document Liberation Project: What we do
    The Document Liberation Project: empowering creators to free their data from proprietary formats.
  • EMC Releases UniK Software for Cloud and IoT App Deployments
  • Microsoft Research Awards Demonstrate Commitment to Open Source [Ed: Microsoft openwashing and claims to be about research rather than cheating, bribery, witch-hunting etc.]
  • The open-source generation gap
    OSI General Manager Patrick Masson was one of the session's attendees, and he pushed back on that last point. There is too much "open-washing" these days, he said, but it does not come from the OSI. There is still only one Open Source Definition; the dilution of the term comes from others who use "open" to describe organizations, workflows, processes, and other things unrelated to software licensing. "We have open hardware and open data, but also 'open cola' and 'open beer.' That blurs over an important distinction. Not everything fits." [...] Among the other points raised during the session, attendees noted that it was important that the community distinguish between minting new project contributors and minting new free-software activists, and that it was important for projects to put a check on flamewar-style debates—particularly those that focus on dismissing certain technologies. It is easy for experienced developers to become attached to a language or framework, but there will always be new languages and projects popping up that are the entry points for new coders. Project members deriding language Y because it is not language X may only serve to tell newcomers that they are not welcome.
  • A discussion on combining CDDL and GPL code
    Within the context of an event dedicated to discussing free and open-source software (FOSS) legalities, such as the Free Software Legal & Licensing Workshop (LLW), the topic of conflicting licenses was bound to come up. The decision by Canonical to start shipping the ZFS filesystem with its Ubuntu server distribution back in February led to a discussion at LLW about distributing the kernel combined with ZFS. Discussions at LLW are held under the Chatham House Rule, which means that names and affiliations of participants are only available for those who have agreed to be identified. This year's LLW was held in Barcelona, April 13-15.
  • Mobile Age: using mobility and open data to include senior citizens in open government
    Helping older European people to be part of the open government process and encouraging their access to civic participation through mobility are the main goals of the Mobile Age project, launched last February.
  • All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020
    And, according to the new Innovation Principle, new European legislation must take account of its impact on innovation. These are the main outcomes of the meeting of the Competitiveness Council in Brussels on 27 May.
  • Council of the European Union calls for full open access to scientific research by 2020
    A few weeks ago we wrote about how the European Union is pushing ahead its support for open access to EU-funded scientific research and data. Today at the meeting of the Council of the European Union, the Council reinforced the commitment to making all scientific articles and data openly accessible and reusable by 2020.
  • Hackaday Prize Entry: An Interface For The Headless Linux System
    Connecting a headless Raspberry Pi to a wireless network can be quite a paradoxical situation. To connect it to the network, you need to open an SSH connection to configure the wireless port. But to do so, you need a network connection in the first place. Of course, you can still get command-line access using a USB-to-UART adapter or the Pi’s ethernet port – if present – but [Arsenijs] worked out a much more convenient solution for his Hackaday Prize entry: The pyLCI Linux Control Interface.
  • RepRap, Open Source and 3DPrinting
    The RepRap project started in 2005 by Adrian Bowyer – “Mister RepRap”, when the patent about this technology expired. 3DPrintings isn’t a new technology, history dates that the first model of stereolithography printing emerged in 1984. The main idea around RepRap projects is to produce 3DPrinters that can auto-replicate most of the parts itself. And in 2006, the RepRap 0.2 successfully printed the first part of itself and in 2008, the first 3d model was printed by an end-user. Currently, the printer more replicated and customized of the 67 printers that are listed on RepRap website, is the Prusa Mendel, the model created by Josef Průša, that was disponibility to the public in 2011 and had a lot of development since.
  • Here is a web interface for switching on your light
    Like I mentioned in a previous post, I wanted to try out a more hackable wifi plug. I got a Kankun “smart” plug. Like the other one I have the software is horrible. The good news is that they left SSH enabled on it.
  • LeMaker Guitar review
    Anyone who has worked with the Compute Module will find the LeMaker Guitar immediately familiar. The system-on-chip processor, an Actions S500, sits alongside 1GB of memory, a combined audio and power management unit, and 8GB of NAND flash storage on an over-sized small-outline DIMM (SODIMM) form factor circuit board. This board then connects to a baseboard, supplied with the Guitar, which provides more accessible connectivity than the SODIMM’s 204 electrical contacts.
  • Open Source Vs Personal Life — Should GitHub Remove Contribution Graph?
    Should GitHub remove contribution graph from the personal profile of the contributors or the developers? This step might be taken for the personal well-being of the developers. Open source is good but personal life cannot be ignored either.

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