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  • Irssi 1.0.0 Released

    Irssi 1.0.0 has been released. This release contains many improvements. Irssi 1.0.0 includes contributions by Lukas Mai, Xavier G, Kenny Root, Jari Matilainen, Todd A. Pratt, Manish Goregaokar, B. Thibault, Joseph Bisch, Will Storey, Lauri Tirkkonen, Lauri Nurmi, Tom Feist, Thomas Samson, Dennis Schagt, Mantas Mikulėnas and François Revol. In total, 132 files changed, 3434 lines were added and 3202 lines deleted and TheLemonMan officially joined the staff. Thanks everyone! See the NEWS for details.

  • Irssi Open-Source Terminal-Based IRC Client Hits 1.0 Milestone After 18 Years

    We bet you did not see that coming, but the Irssi team proudly announced today, January 5, 2017, the availability of Irssi 1.0.0, the newest stable series of the popular, open-source terminal-based IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for UNIX systems.

    And it's clearly not a coincidence to release the 1.0 milestone now as Irssi has been in development since January 1999, during which it received numerous snapshots, the last one begin version 0.8.20 released in September 2016. The fact of the matter is that the team also announced Irssi 0.8.21 to fix a total of four remote crash issues.

  • MPD 0.20 released

    Music Player Daemon 0.20 has been released.

  • Music Player Daemon (MPD) 0.20 Released with Audio/L16 and WavPack-DSD Support

    The folks over at Music Player Daemon (MPD) are kicking off the new year as well, bringing us a major update to the open-source, free, powerful, flexible, and server-side application for playing music on our GNU/Linux systems.

    From the release announcement, Music Player Daemon (MPD) 0.20 appears to be a major release that comes approximately one month after the last maintenance to the MPD 0.19 series. The Git changelog attached at the end of the article also shows us that this is a pretty big update with lots of improvements and new features.

  • Inkscape 0.92 Is Released

    Inkscape, the very popular open source cross-platform vector drawing program, has released version 0.92. Check out the new features in this very nicely done video. (Note: The sound level is a bit loud in this video. You might want to turn the volume down on your computer before starting the video.)

  • Samba 4.6 RC1 Arrives For Latest With File & Print Services

    The release candidate is out for the upcoming Samba 4.6 version of this open-source SMB/CIFS implementation.

  • HarfBuzz 1.4 Brings OpenType GX / Font Variations

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  • GNU Sed 4.3: 10x Faster Regular Expressions, Faster I/O

    For those making use of GNU's Stream Editor, Sed, for non-interactive command-line text editing there is a new release available.

  • sed-4.3 released [stable]

    [resending, now that the gnu.org URLs are valid]

    This is to announce sed-4.3, a stable release (and my first sed release).

    There have been 195 commits by 10 people in the four years since 4.2.2. And that does not include the 1390 commits to gnulib.

  • Applied Expert Systems, Inc.'s CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux
  • Vivaldi 1.7 Web Browser Development Continues, Now Supports Hiding of Extensions

    The Vivaldi devs have kicked off the new year with the third development snapshot of the upcoming Chromium-based Vivaldi 1.7 web browser release, as Ruarí Ødegaard informed us earlier.

    Vivaldi Snapshot 1.7.715.3 comes approximately two weeks after the release of build 1.7.705.3, and while at first it appears to be a small bugfix update that addresses several of the issues reported by users lately, it implements a new feature, namely an option that lets you enjoy a clean Vivaldi interface by hiding all the installed extensions.

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  • digest 0.6.11

    A new minor release with version number 0.6.11 of the digest package is now on CRAN and in Debian.

  • By Jove! It's a lightweight alternative to Vim

    Some people like Vim as a text editor, and other people like Emacs. Having such different opinions are the way of the UNIX world.

    I'm an Emacs user through and through. Sure, I spent a few obligatory years in my early days of UNIX using Vim, but once I learned Emacs properly, there was no going back. The thing about Vi(m) is that it's on nearly every UNIX box because it's been around forever, and it's pretty small. It's the obvious choice for a default editor that people can use in a pinch.

  • DVDStyler 3.0.3 Free DVD Authoring Tool Disables Copy Option on Non-MPEG2 Videos

    It looks like many open-source software developers kicked off 2017 with new releases of their applications. DVDStyler, the cross-platform, free, and open-source DVD authoring tool was updated to version 3.0.3.

    DVDStyler is quite a popular application amongst nostalgics who still adore to watch movies or create their own with the DVD-Video format. Besides the fact that it makes it possible for these DVD-Video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs, DVDStyler works on all major platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

  • darktable 2.2.1 Open-Source RAW Image Editor Adds Support for Canon EOS M5

    On Christmas Day 2016, the developers of the popular, open-source and multiplatform darktable RAW image editor proudly unveiled the major 2.2 release, which just got its first point release the other day.

    Yes, you're reading it right, darktable 2.2.1 is already here, one week after the release of the 2.2 series, which brought countless improvements, but it's a small maintenance update adding a couple of new features, such as the ability to display a dialog window that informs the user when locking of the library and database fails.

  • LFTP 4.7.5 Linux CLI FTP Client Recognizes Apache Listings with ISO Date & Time

    LFTP, the free, open-source, and sophisticated command-line file transfer program (FTP) supporting a wide range of network protocols, including FTP, SFTP, HTTP, FISH, and Torrent, was updated on the first day of 2017 to version 4.7.5.

    LFTP 4.7.5 arrives one and a half months after the release of version 4.7.4 on November 16, 2016, and promises to add detection of Apache listings with ISO date and time to the HTTP protocol support, implements a new setting for logging, namely log:prefix-{recv,send,note,error}, and improves the help manual and documentation a bit.

  • Opera 12 Clone Otter Browser Beta 12 Improves KDE Plasma 5 and Unity Integration

    Lots of open-source software developers were busy to announce new versions of their applications on GNU/Linux distributions on the first day of 2017, and today we'd like to tell you a little bit about the latest release of the Otter Browser.

    For those unfamiliar with Otter Browser, it's a cross-platform and open-source clone of the old-school Opera 12.x web browser series beloved by most of you out there. The project's aim is to recreate the best aspects of Opera 12's user interface using the newest Qt 5 technologies, and works on Linux, macOS and Windows platforms.

  • Portainer – An Easiest Way To Manage Docker

    Portainer is a lightweight, cross-platform, and open source management UI for Docker. Portainer provides a detailed overview of Docker and allows you to manage containers, images, networks and volumes via simple web-abed dashboard. It was originally the fork of Docker UI. However, the developer has rewritten pretty much all of the Docker UI original code now. Also, he changed the UX completely and added some more functionality in the recent version. As of now, It caught the user attention tremendously and it has now had over 1 million downloads and counting! It will support GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.

  • KDE's Kirigami 2.0 Framework for Convergent UIs Enters Beta with New Features

    2017 kicked off for KDE user with the first Beta release of the upcoming Kirigami 2.0 UI framework for building convergent user interfaces that work on mobile and desktop platforms, as announced by Thomas Pfeiffer.

    While the first public preview of the Kirigami UI framework hit the streets at the beginning of August 2016, and reached the 1.1 milestone two months later, at the end of September, it looks like the Beta of the major 2.0 release is ready for developers interesting in test driving it to produce convergent UIs.

Software: Analytics, Cutelyst, Podbird, and Firefox

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  • 7 Awesome Open Source Analytics Software For Linux and Unix-like Systems

    Google Analytics is the most widely used cloud-based web analytics service. However, your data is locked into Google Eco-system. If you want 100% data ownership, try the following open source web analytics software to get information about the number of visitors to your website and the number of page views. The information is useful for market research and understanding popularity trends on your website.

  • Cutelyst 1.2.0 released

    Cutelyst the C++/Qt web framework has a new release.

  • Ubuntu Podcast App Podbird Celebrates Birthday With New Release

    Ubuntu podcast app Podbird has marked its 2nd birthday with an all-new release.

    Podbird 0.8 is said to bring a number of “major improvements” to the fore, chief among them the ability to queue podcasts so that they play one after another.

    Elsewhere, the update sees the episodes page gain a “downloaded” tab, which groups together all previously downloaded episodes (and any in progress) from one page, and a new setting allows cached podcast artwork to be refreshed.

  • Mozilla Welcomes Ashley Boyd, VP of Advocacy

    Ashley was most recently Vice President & Chief Field Officer for MomsRising, a national grassroots organization in the U.S. As a founding staff member, she was instrumental in building MomsRising into an organization of one million grassroots supporters, 200 partner organizations and over 20 funding partners.

  • Mozilla Gets Strong Early Marks for Firefox Focus Privacy Protection

    Are you concerned about the amount of tracking you seem to experience online? Mozilla knows that a lot of people are, and we recently reported on a potential solution to the issue for iPhone users. Mozilla has launched a browser for iOS users that offers security features that block unwanted trackers.The new browser, called Firefox Focus, secures the users’ privacy by blocking web trackers, including analytics, social, and advertising trackers.

    Mozilla is taking the stance that many users are losing control of their digital lives and seeing their privacy compromised. Now, early reviews of Firefox Focus are rolling in, and they are quite positive.

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  • PeaZip 6.3.0 Free Archiving App Improves DPI Awareness, Adds Hamburger Menu

    The first day of 2017 also brought us Open Source software lovers a new stable version of the freely distributed and multiplatform PeaZip archive manager tool for GNU/Linux, BSD, and Windows platforms.

    The PeaZip 6.3.0 release continues to refresh of program's graphical user interface by improving DPI awareness on all supported operating systems, lets users programmatically set the default language of the application via a new command-line option called "-peaziplanguage" or directly from the installer (only Microsoft Windows).

  • Avidemux 2.6.16 Open-Source Video Editor Supports FFmpeg 3.0.5, Adds Resizer

    The last day of 2016 brought us a new maintenance update of the open-source and multiplatform Avidemux 2.6 video editor and converter, versioned 2.6.16, which appears to be mostly a bugfix release.

    Arriving five weeks after the release of Avidemux 2.6.15, which improved hardware decoding and encoding, but also added various usability fixes, Avidemux 2.6.16 is now that latest stable build of the video editor, which can now be built using Microsoft Visual C++ 2015.

  • KDE Kirigami UI 2.0 Beta Released: Better Android Integration, QQC2 Focus

    Kirigami is KDE's set of UI components and philosophy / patterns announced last year for developing "intuitive and consistent apps that provide a great user experience" and do have convergence applications in mind. Now ringing in 2017, the first beta of Kirigami 2.0 is now available.

  • Open Hardware Recorder: CaptureCast Pro

    I came across CaptureCast Pro because the company that makes this solution, Cattura, also creates the free CaptureCast Chrome app for screencasting, which works well on Chromebooks as well as on Linux laptops and desktops. I love the webcam integration, which few of the other free screencasting programs offer.

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  • A Look At The GTK4 Development In Early 2017

    Prolific GNOME developer Matthias Clasen has written a blog post about recent and ongoing work for GTK4 at the start of 2017.

  • GTK+ Happenings

    I said that I would post regular updates on what is happening in GTK+ 4 land. This was a while ago, so an update is overdue.

  • SQLite 3.16 Released, Uses Less CPU Cycles & Adds Experimental PRAGMA Support

    SQLite 3.16.0 was released today and it's quite a feature-packed release for being the first update of 2017.

    SQLite 3.16.0 now uses about 9% fewer CPU cycles, adds experimental support for PRAGMA functions, enhancements to date and time functions, changes to the look-aside memory allocator, faster LIKE and GLOB when using multiple wildcards, and various other changes.

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  • FLAC 1.3.2 (01-Jan-2017)
  • StreamTuner2 v2.2 Released For Internet Radio/Video Browser

    It's been a long time since I last heard of StreamTuner2 as an open-source Internet radio station and video browser, but a major update was released today.

  • Avidemux Open-Source Video Editor Updated To End Out 2016

    If the recent releases of Kdenlive, OpenShot, Pitivi, and others haven't satisfied your needs, perhaps you may want to try out the latest build of Avidemux.

    For those in need of a basic cross-platform, open-source video editor, Avidemux 2.6.16 is now available. Avidemux 2.6.16 is coming just one month after the previous release and together provide a modestly-sized bundle of updates. Avidemux 2.6.16 updates its FFmpeg library, adds a resizer to VA-API, improvements to its Qt user-interface, fixed sub-titling on macOS, re-emabled NVENC video encoding support, and build system improvements.

  • KDE Plasma 5.9 Being Released In One Month With Many New Features

    One month from today, KDE Plasma 5.9 will officially meet the world.

    Among the work on the menu for Plasma 5.9 are many Wayland improvements, possibly the return of the global menu, and a lot of bug fixes. The Wayland improvements are the main area I am looking forward to with Plasma 5.9 with seeing it become a more usable alternative to X11 and closer to GNOME's Wayland session support.

  • Discover more in 2017

    With 2017 starting, we’re getting ready for the next Plasma 5.9 release and with it a new Discover release.

    This will be a special release for two main reasons: further add-ons integration and Kirigami.

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  • fortune-mod-1.99.3 - new release since 2004 by a new upstream

    Happy holidays and happy new year!

    I am proud to announce the new release of fortune-mod - version 1.99.3 - by a new upstream (mostly me for now). fortune-mod is a program to display a random quotation on the console.

  • Handbrake's video conversion app update was 13 years in the making
  • nmon – is a another nifty tool to monitor system resources on Linux

    nmon stands for Nigel’s performance Monitor for Linux & AIX, developed by IBM employee Nigel Griffiths. Initially, it was developed for IBM AIX operating system, later a version written for Linux too and released as a open source under GPL on 2009.

    nmon is a another nifty tool to monitor various system resources such as CPU, memory, network, disks, file systems, NFS, top processes, Power micro-partition and resources (Linux version & processors) on Linux terminal.

  • Wine 2.0 Is Looking Like It Will Be A Late January Release

    Alexandre Julliard had been issuing weekly release candidates of Wine 2.0 but given the holidays, he's skipping this week but has provided a status update.

    Julliard plans to resume the weekly release candidates next Friday and is anticipating still having "a couple more" release candidates. Thus he says he is anticipating to officially release Wine 2.0.0 in the second half of January, per this mailing list post.

  • Season of KDE

    December, is near to its end and 2017 is finally coming. The last month was hectic though. I had my semester exams in the first half of the month and I didn’t get much time in between to concentrate on my project. But the later half was quite productive. Half time has already passed by and this month was important as I made couple of changes to my UI and code which were important and required for long-term benefits. Another important news for this month is that GCompris had its 0.70 version release this month and we have finally replaced the GTK+ version in Windows with the Qt version. Smile

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