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  • Apache HTTP Server 2.4.20 Updated for HTTP/2

    Now with the new Apache HTTP 2.4.20 update, there are some incremental improvements, most notably in HTTP2 support.

  • Introducing AppStream-Generator

    Since mid-2015 we were using the dep11-generator in Debian to build AppStream metadata about available software components in the distribution.

  • Volumio2 Release Candidate

    Last night I found time to finally install the first release candidate of Volumio 2, my preferred audio player software. This is more exciting than it sounds, because when I read the blogpost last summer that Volumio is going to be completely rewritten, with replacing the base technologies, I was a bit afraid that this will be one of the last bits that we heard from this project. Too many cool projects died after famous last announcements like that.

  • Calibre 2.55 eBook Viewer and Converter Adds New Rules, Settings, News Sources

    Kovid Goyal, the developer of the open-source and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, has announced today, April 15, 2016, the release of the Calibre 2.55 update for all supported platforms.

  • Clementine 1.3 Free Music Player Is a Massive Release with over 150 Changes

    The final release of the Clementine 1.3 open-source and multiplatform music player software has debuted today for all supported operating systems, bringing dozens of new features and improvements over previous versions.

  • Gammu 1.37.2

    Yesterday, Gammu 1.37.1 and Gammu 1.37.2 have been released. As usual it collects bug fixes and minor improvements.

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Wine 1.9.8 Released with Better Support for DirectX10 Games, Mono Engine Fixes

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The Wine developers have just announced today, April 15, 2016, the release of the eighth milestone towards the 2.0 stable branch of the free implementation of Windows on Unix software.

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Also: Wine 1.9.8 Lands More D3D Command Stream Prep Work

New ownCloud

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  • ownCloud 9.0 Enterprise Edition Arrives with Extensive File Control Capabilities

    ownCloud, Inc. has had the great pleasure of announcing the availability of the Enterprise Edition (EE) of its powerful ownCloud 9.0 self-hosting cloud server solution.

    Engineered exclusively for small and medium-sized business, as well as major organizations and enterprises, ownCloud 9.0 Enterprise Edition is now available with extensive file control capabilities and all the cool new features that made the open-source version of the project famous amongst Linux users.

  • Is there a need for open source file sharing?

    Want a solution like Box, Dropbox or Egnyte but one you can deploy everywhere? Feel passionate about open source and want to leverage a community solution? ownCloud might just have something for you.

    ownCloud offers an on-premises enterprise file access platform, but one which is an open source solution. The company firmly pitches its wares with stated differentiation through openness, modular architecture, extensibility and federated sharing abilities. So are they onto something here?

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  • How to use Darktable as a digital darkroom
  • Diggin’ the crates

    For a small team, GNOME design generates a huge amount of work. While we try to publicise as much of it as possible, not everything gets blogged about. In this post, I’m going to present design material from our archives that hasn’t featured in a blog post previously, and which you might not have encountered before. A lot of it is for less critical applications which, while interesting and important, aren’t the core focus of our activities.

  • Chromium Browser on xdg-app

    So, while Joaquim and Rob were working on the GNOME Software related bits and discussing aspects related to Continuous Integration with the rest of the crowd, I spent some time learning about xdg-app and trying to get Chromium to build that way which, unsurprisingly, was not an easy task.

  • Google Promotes Chrome 50 to the Stable Channel for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

    Earlier, April 13, 2016, Google has promoted the Chrome 50 web browser to the stable channel for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  • Thunderbird 45.0 has been released

    Mozilla has released an update to the desktop email client Thunderbird that brings the version of the program to Thunderbird 45.0.

    It is a major update of the application which has been on life support ever since Mozilla decided to hand over development to the community in 2012 and use freed up resources for other projects.

  • Vim 8.0 Will See GTK3 Support, Async I/O, Jobs & More

    Vim 7.4 is still the latest stable series for this popular text editor, but Vim 8.0 development is being worked on and as implied by the version number will see a lot of new functionality.

  • Libav Adds H.264 & MPEG4 Encoders Using OpenMAX IL

    For those still using the FFmpeg-forked Libav project for your multimedia needs, the latest Git code has landed H.264 and MPEG4 encoders using OpenMAX IL.

    I haven't yet seen any reports yet to confirm that the OpenMAX implementation is suitable, but it should be good news for those with the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver stack looking to make use of the AMD VCE encoding engine using the Gallium3D OpenMAX state tracker, among other OpenMAX-supported drivers.

  • gnuplot – command your graphs

    It’s 1990, or thereabouts. Linux is not even a twinkle in Torvalds’ eye and GNU is a six-year old showing real promise. An astrophysics PhD student a few years my senior is sitting at a Sun workstation enthusing about a new plotting program he’s found. It strikes me as being simple yet powerful and also a bit odd. I spend some time learning it, grow to like it and go on to use it to create all the plots in my PhD thesis. But during the late 1990s spreadsheets and other software tools became more powerful and ubiquitous and I fell into using them. However, a quarter of a century later, when writing an article for this very magazine, I stumble across gnuplot again and find, to my amazement, that it’s still being developed and it’s just as odd and useful as it ever was. So, let’s take a look at the curious beast that is gnuplot.

  • FSF Blogs: Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: April 15th

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  • Linux Scales

    The idea behind this tool is to reinforce Linux command-line knowledge through repeated and guided practice in a safe (Docker) environment.

  • Steel: New version of Libsteel, Steel and Steel GUI

    Finally, graphical user interface for Steel is available. For more see downloads.

    Libsteel is updated to version 2.0 including major refactoring of the library. Several small bug fixes where also made.

    Command line version of Steel is also updated to version 1.4. It includes mostly minor changes to make it compatible with libsteel 2.0.

  • Mutt 1.6.0 released
  • Rhythmbox 3.3.1 Music Player Released – Install on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

    Rhythmbox is a free, open source audio player developed by GNOME team to organize digital music in Gnome and other desktop environments using the GStreamer media framework.

  • Grub Customizer 5.0.5 Has Been Released, Coming With Support For Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS
  • Qmmp 1.0.7 Brings Small Changes

    Qmmp is a popular open-source, cross-platform multimedia player, similar to Winamp and written in Qt. It has support for popular multimedia file formats, including MPEG1 layer 2/3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Opus, Native FLAC/Ogg FLAC, Musepack, WavePack, WMA, Midi.

  • WeeChat 1.4 Brings New Features And Bug-Fixes

    WeeChat is an open-source, multi-platform lightweight and extensible chat client, having a text user interface only. Having support for scripts and plugins that can be loaded either at startup or dynamically, the app has support for IRC.

  • WebTorrent Desktop Is A New Streaming BitTorrent Client With Chromecast, AirPlay And DLNA Support

    WebTorrent Desktop (beta) is a simple, open source BitTorrent client that lets you stream torrents, available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

  • 21 Excellent Open Source Linux Text Editors

    A text editor is software used for editing plain text files. It has many different uses such as modifying system configuration files, writing programming language source code, jotting down thoughts, or even making a grocery list.

    Whatever the level of sophistication of the editor, they typically have a common set of functionality, such as searching/replacing text, formatting text, undo/redo, importing files, as well as moving text within the file. However, many of the editors included in this article are feature-rich, and can be further extended using plugins and libraries.

    We previously published an article on the best open source editors in 2008. Given the length of time that has elapsed, and the new projects that have come forward, it's prudent to update the article. Here's our updated list of the finest open source editors available for Linux. Naturally, it's largely a matter of preference, but it's extremely likely you'll find your ideal editor below.

  • Vivaldi Browser Sees Its First Stable Release
  • Vivaldi Web Browser Based On Chromium; For Power Users Only!

    Vivaldi is fairly new web browser compare to other famous browsers, the initial release of Vivaldi was in January, 2015. It has improved a lot and evolved since the first release. Basically it is based on the open-source frameworks of Chromium, Blink and Google's V8 JavaScript engine and has a lot of great feature which I will table later.

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  • Cockpit does Kubernetes Data Volumes

    You can now set up Kubernetes persistent volume claims through the Cockpit cluster admin interface. These volumes are used to store persistent container data and possibly share them between containers. Each container pod declares the volumes it needs, and when deploying such an application admins configure the locations to store the data in those volumes.

  • RcppArmadillo 0.6.700.3.0
  • Atom Editor: Your Next Go-To Text Editor

    The text editor is a tool Linux users have either a casual or a very deep relation with. If you’re one of those users that only opens up the text editor on the rare occasion that a configuration file must be tweaked, then you’re probably good with the likes of Nano. Developers, on the other hand, need something much more powerful. On the Linux platform, you can easily turn to Vi or Emacs, but some developers prefer to have a GUI at their fingertips.

  • Plex Media Server 0.9.16.4 Improves Support for the Samsung Smart TV DLNA Client

    Plex, Inc. announced the release of a new maintenance build for its popular, cross-platform Plex Media Server software, version 0.9.16.4, adding a bunch of fixes and improvements to various areas.

  • Vivaldi 1.1 Web Browser in the Works, First Snapshot Build Adds New Tab Options

    We've just been informed by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard about the availability for testing of the first snapshot build towards the Vivaldi 1.1, the web browser's upcoming point release.

  • Vivaldi Jon: Mobile – yes. Feeds and an ad blocker… probably not

    Hats off to any woman or man who is fighting the dumbing down of software.

    Twenty years ago our pocket computers were as sophisticated as any desktop, only more reliable.

    Now they’re vastly more powerful, always connected, but the apps are sub-Fisher Price. No, scrub that: today’s apps would insult a toddler.

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  • Cockpit does Kubernetes Data Volumes

    You can now set up Kubernetes persistent volume claims through the Cockpit cluster admin interface. These volumes are used to store persistent container data and possibly share them between containers. Each container pod declares the volumes it needs, and when deploying such an application admins configure the locations to store the data in those volumes.

  • RcppArmadillo 0.6.700.3.0
  • Atom Editor: Your Next Go-To Text Editor

    The text editor is a tool Linux users have either a casual or a very deep relation with. If you’re one of those users that only opens up the text editor on the rare occasion that a configuration file must be tweaked, then you’re probably good with the likes of Nano. Developers, on the other hand, need something much more powerful. On the Linux platform, you can easily turn to Vi or Emacs, but some developers prefer to have a GUI at their fingertips.

  • Plex Media Server 0.9.16.4 Improves Support for the Samsung Smart TV DLNA Client

    Plex, Inc. announced the release of a new maintenance build for its popular, cross-platform Plex Media Server software, version 0.9.16.4, adding a bunch of fixes and improvements to various areas.

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  • Summary: Linux Scheduler: A decade of wasted cores - Part 1 - What is NUMA ?
    Last month, a research paper with title 'The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores' was trending on the front page of HN. As an individual who is interested in Systems, I thought it would be good idea to read this 16 page research paper. I spent a good amount of time learning about different topics which were involved in it. This is the first post in the series in which I will try to summarize the paper.
  • Vulkan 1.0.12 Specification Update Adds VK_AMD_rasterization_order
  • GTK+ 3.22 Is Working On An OpenGL Renderer & Scene Graph
    Matthias Clasen of Red Hat has written an update about changes to GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit for the 3.20 cycle but he also mentions some of the exciting work that's brewing for GNOME/GTK+ 3.22. Clasen's latest blog post covers some of the recent internal changes to GTK+ CSS, theme changes, various changes facing application developers, and more. Those interested about the GTK+ tooling changes can read the blog post.
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  • April is almost gone
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  • New BlackArch Linux version released, now provides 1400 pentesting tools
    BlackArch Linux version 2016.04.28 released for ethical hackers and security researchers with 1400 pentesting tools
  • Manjaro 16.06 - third preview released
    It took us almost another month to prepare this third preview of our upcoming stable release we call Daniella. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship Xfce 4.12 with this release of Manjaro. We mainly focused on polishing the user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies such as switching to a new theme called Maia, we already using for our KDE edition.
  • IoT Past and Present: The History of IoT, and Where It's Headed Today [Ed: just devices with a network stack. Nothing new.]
  • 1btn – an Open Source Dash
    The availability of cheap radios, omni-present WiFi and powerful web services means the IoT wave is here to stay. Amazon got into the act with its “do only one thing” Dash button. But a more interesting solution would be an IoT “do it all” button.
  • No Time to Panic as One Quarter Shows Minor Dip in Smartphone Sales - Total Smartphone Market Will Grow This Year (and here's why)
    We now have the Q1 numbers from Strategy Analytics and IDC, the two last remaining of the classic four big smartphone industry analyst houses we used on this blog to calculate the industry average of the total market size, back when the 'smartphone bloodbath' started six years ago. And both SA and IDC are in exceptional, near-perfect agreement on the exact size of the market, we get a total smartphone market for Q1 at 334.8 Million units. That is down 18% from the Christmas sales Quarter (normal that Q1 is down) but for the first time ever in this industry, the YEAR-ON-YEAR comparison of Q1, so the January-March quarter last year 2015 vs now, is down. This has not happened in the smartphone industry in any YoY period. And some are now talking about 'peak smartphone'. That number COULD be a signal that smartphone industry growth has stalled and now peaked and smartphone sales will either plateau flat, or decline into the next year(s).
  • GhostBSD 10.3 Alpha Released With ZFS File-System Support, MATE 1.12
    The first alpha release was made available this weekend of GhostBSD 10.3 Alpha 1, a desktop focused operating system built atop FreeBSD 10.3.
  • 3D Printer Crowdfunding projects
    Like every Kickstarter project, there is a risk. But I think that Trinus appears to be a good project, we need to wait to the launch and review a real machine to know if it worth it. Also, the Youtube Channel Maker’s Muse, made a review of the project and the company Konama, creators of Trinus, sent him a the 3d printer and he currently makes the review of this printer that pledged more then 1 million dollars on KickStarter.
  • Refactoring the open-source photography community
    Generally speaking, most free-software communities tend to form around specific projects: a distribution, an application, a tightly linked suite of applications, and so on. Those are the functional units in which developers work, so it is a natural extension from there to focused mailing lists, web sites, IRC channels, and other forms of interaction with each other and users. But there are alternatives. At Libre Graphics Meeting 2016 in London, Pat David spoke about his recent experience bringing together a new online community centered around photographers who use open-source software. That community crosses over between several applications and libraries, and it has been successful enough that multiple photography-related projects have shut down their independent user forums and migrated to the new site, PIXLS.US.
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