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  • FreeIPMI 1.5.1 Released
  • Samba 4.3.2 Released for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X, Fixes over 20 Bugs

    The developers of the popular Samba software have announced the immediate availability for download of the second maintenance release of Samba 4.3.

  • RcppCCTZ 0.0.1

    A new package! A couple of weeks ago folks at Google released CCTZ: a C++ library for translating between absolute and civil times using the rules of a time zone. It requires only a proper C++11 compiler and the standard IANA time zone data base which standard Unix, Linux, OS X, ... computers tend to have in /usr/share/zoneinfo.

  • podlators 4.01

    The previous release, switching to Module::Build, created a circular dependency with Module::Build itself with older versions of Perl. I pondered various ways to get around this, since I'm no longer a fan of ExtUtils::MakeMaker, but I finally decided that I was being silly. So podlators now just uses ExtUtils::MakeMaker — it does support the new metadata keys these days — rather than trying to support two separate build systems. (ExtUtils::MakeMaker is required for Perl core integration.)

  • FreeType 2.6.2 Brings Changes To Rendering Fonts On LCD Screens

    FreeType 2.6.2 was released this weekend as the newest version of this widely-used, open-source library for text/font rendering.

    FreeType 2.6.2 changes to the LCD filter for improving the appearance of fonts on LCD panels, better handling of malformed fonts, stem darkening support for the auto-hinter, and more.

  • MKVToolNix 8.6.1 (Tool for Manipulating Matroska mkv Multimedia Files) Brings Changes
  • Scribus 1.5 Has Been Released

    As you may know, Scribus is a free, open-source page layout program used for designing brochures, magazines, newsletters and posters. It uses XML-based files, which is not proprietary, unlike other pieces of software.

Samba 4.3.2 Released for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X, Fixes over 20 Bugs

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The developers of the popular Samba software have announced the immediate availability for download of the second maintenance release of Samba 4.3.

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Leftovers: Software

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  • Laptop Mode Tools Review - Increase the Battery Life of Your Laptop

    I tested Laptop Mode Tools in Ubuntu 15.10, and it’s available in the official repos. You can use the Ubuntu Software Center to install it, and in this case, it’s quite useful because it also provides the option to install a couple more packages, one for Ethernet devices settings and the other one for Advanced Power Management (APD).

  • 5 Best Online Image Editor Free For Websites, Blogs And Social Media

    Images are everywhere, from a small blog post to social media. One of the best ways to attract customers to your content is through a unique and attractive graphic that describes what the whole content is all about. There are numerous software that let you design images for blogs and social media, but that needs to start from scratch. What if we have tools that get us going right from we open the tools for the first time. That’s what we are going to talk about. We’re going to mention 5 best online image editor free & premium tools to create illustrative images for your websites, blogs and social media etc. without any hard work. So let’s do it.

  • Popcorn Time App Is Back, Now Made by Developers from Around the World

    The famous Popcorn Time app that allows people to stream movies and TV shows directly from torrents is back after the development was suspended for a few weeks.

  • APT 1.1 released

    After 1.5 years of work we released APT 1.1 this week! I’m very excited about this milestone.

  • Build Your Own Linux Cloud Alternative

    Lately it seems like cloud computing is all the rage. Unfortunately, the cloud computing bandwagon has completely forgotten about users with limited connectivity.

    This article will dive head first into solutions that allow folks to enjoy the advantages of running their own personal cloud without relying on off-site servers.

  • MKV Extractor Qt Review - A Simple Tool for Your MKV Needs

    MKV Extractor Qt is yet another tool that helps users manage MKV video files, and it has this function and this function only.

    The MKV container is becoming a lot more prominent in the industry, which is causing some problems to the community. This is only a container, and in theory, it should work on any systems and in any conditions, but that’s not happening. Sometimes users need to unpack the MKV file for various purposes.

  • KShutdown Review - Scheduled Shutdown, Restarts, and Other Actions on Linux

    KShutdown is an application that allows users to customize the shutdown procedure for Linux and Windows OS, with features like time delay or proper notifications.

Leftovers: Software

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  • LZHAM Is Still Ticking Along To Further Open-Source Lossless Compression

    It's been nearly one year since last talking about LZHAM, the lossless data compression codec designed by a former Valve developer and has been showing great potential -- particularly by game developers for compressing assets. While LZHAM news has been quiet, Rich Geldreich has still been hard at work on advancing open-source lossless compression.

  • Pick of the Bunch: Cloud Development Tools

    Cloud computing is not simply a popular phrase; it is a very important part of how we use technology. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.

    The cloud eliminates maintenance and management issues, and eliminates the risk of running out of capacity. Cloud-based applications also have the virtue of being accessible from any location with an internet connection. And Linux continues to demonstrate that it is the go-to cloud platform.

    Developers need a broad set of powerful tools to use the cloud. There are far too many excellent cloud development tools, and this is not an exhaustive survey. But here are four excellent tools that caught our eye. The first is Dirigible; don't be put off by its name.

  • podlators 4.00

    podlators is the distribution that includes the Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules for Perl, plus the pod2man and pod2text driver scripts (among a few other, more minor things).

Leftovers: Software

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  • Resuming work on Yokadi

    A few weeks ago we started working again on Yokadi, our command-line oriented, todo list. We are now finally ready to release version 1.0. This new version fixes a few bugs but does not bring new features. This lack of new features is actually a conscious decision: we wanted to make changes under the hood, and doing changes under the hood at the same time as adding new features is often a recipe for disaster.

  • remctl 3.10

    remctl is a simple and secure remote command execution protocol using GSS-API. Essentially, it's the thinnest and simplest possible way to deploy remote network APIs for commands using Kerberos authentication and encryption.

  • rra-c-util 5.9

    A minor release of my C utility library, including some changes required for the previous release of pam-afs-session and the upcoming release of remctl.

  • Feeding Emacs

    For the past fifteen years, I have been tweaking my ~/.emacs continously, most recently by switching to Spacemacs. With that switch done, I started to migrate a few more things to Emacs, an Atom/RSS reader being one that's been in the queue for years - ever since Google Reader shut down. Since March 2013, I have been a Feedly user, but I wanted to migrate to something better for a long time. I wanted to use Free Software, for one.

  • ELKI 0.7.0 on Maven and GitHub

    Version 0.7.0 of our data mining toolkit ELKI is now available on the project homepage, GitHub and Maven.

Wine 1.8-RC2

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FFmpeg 2.8.3 "Feynman" Released, It's Now the Latest Stable FFmpeg Version

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Earlier today, November 27, FFmpeg, the leading multimedia framework for Linux kernel-based operating systems has received a new maintenance release, version 2.8.3, which updates many of the project's core components.

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Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.8-rc2 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available from the following locations:

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

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  • Kafka and syslog-ng

    First of all, let me introduce Kafka, a high-throughput distributed messaging system. It was originally developed by LinkedIn as a backbone of a website activity tracking infrastructure. Once open source, it was developed further under the umbrella of the Apache Foundation. In 2014 Confluent was founded to provide enterprise level support to Kafka users. Kafka is now used by major companies, including Netflix, Twitter and PayPal. There are now many more uses for Kafka: message queuing, log aggregation, stream processing or as a commit log.

  • Nmap 7.00 Has Been Released

    As you may know, Nmap is a command-line network exploration tool that supports ping scanning to determine the online hosts, port scanning techniques and TCP/IP fingerprinting for remote device identification.

  • Atom 1.2.4 Has Been Released
  • Vuze 5.7 (Open-Source BitTorrent Client) Has Been Released
  • Aptik 1.6.6 (Backup Software) Has Been Released

    As you may know, Aptik is an open-source application that enables the users to easily perform and restore backups of PPAs, aplications and packages in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivates.

  • Linphone 3.9.1 Brings Only Bug-Fixes

    As you may know, Linphone is an open-source VoIP service that allows the users to perform voice calls, video calls and text conversations with friends and other Linphone users.

  • Install QGifer 0.2.3 RC2 on Ubuntu

    Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems is easy.

  • Wireshark 2.0 Has Been Released

    As you already know, Wireshark is an open-source protocol analyzer software, very used for monitoring the network traffic.

  • Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” Brings Changes

virt-manager 1.3.0

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