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Cutelyst 2.14.2 and ASql 0.27 released!

Cutelyst a Qt Web Framework and ASql an asyncronous SQL library for Qt got new releases. The Cutelyst version 2.14.0 was made in December but was a silent one, I had some issues in production but weren’t related to Cutelyst, the .1 release included some contributions by Adriaan de Groot, I also did some changes for Qt 5.15 and Qt6 but for Qt6 a new major version is needed. Besides a bunch of fixes, a major regression on the plaintext benchmarks got fixed, unfourtunately not in time for round 20, but thanks to ASql you will Cutelyst got a better scoring on SQL related benchmarks. Read more

Games: Möbius Front '83, Steamworks, NERTS! Online, Stellaris and More

  • Möbius Front '83 from Zachtronics now has online and AI multiplayer | GamingOnLinux

    Möbius Front '83, the difficult turn-based strategy game from puzzle masters Zachtronics has seen a big free expansion adding in quite a lot. So far, it seems like possibly the only Zachtronics title that hasn't become some kind of instant classic. However, they're clearly trying to make big improvements to it. Personally, I enjoyed it though and it is good but the challenge was tough and that's what put a fair amount of people off. This update is a nice step towards making it more approachable since you can dive in for a battle against the AI whenever you want to learn more, or against others online.

  • Gaming Like It's 1925: Less Than Two Weeks Left To Join The Public Domain Game Jam!

    Sign up for the Public Domain Game Jam on itch.io »

  • Steamworks gets Denuvo Anti-Cheat, here's what Irdeto say about Linux support | GamingOnLinux

    Irdeto, the company behind Denuvo and the newer Denuvo Anti-Cheat have announced that developers on Steam can now get direct anti-cheat integration through Steamworks. Denuvo is one of the most popular DRM solutions, with it often appearing in Windows releases of popular AAA games. Now with it easily available in Anti-Cheat form direct through Steam no doubt many developers will look to use it. The question is: how will this affect Linux compatibility of games both native Linux builds and Windows games run through the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer? Back in May, we reported that the Denuvo team did mention they were aiming for support of Proton.

  • GOG has a huge sale on RPGs and sees the return of the classic Moonstone | GamingOnLinux

    Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight is something of a classic, a game from my childhood and it has returned to GOG to give you an easy way to grab it and GOG are running a huge sale on RPGs. Created by Rob Anderson and originally released in 1991 for the Amiga (my first gaming love) and Moonstone was later ported over to DOS in 1992. If you're interested, GOG also did an interview with the creator. I have fond memories of it, playing both solo and in co-op with my brother, back then it was probably one of the goriest games we had and the real-time battles were great.

  • With turn-based strategy and time management the VN Lotus Reverie: First Nexus is out now

    After a brand new visual novel that does a little more than walk you through a story? Lotus Reverie: First Nexus looks like a good option taking inspiration from Devil Survivor and Persona. From the same developer who also created the positively rated One Thousand Lies, early user reviews of it seem pretty good overall. Quite an intriguing story too which should make for interesting reading involving "the Incident" where nearly everyone vanished. During these time the "tulpas" appeared which look Human enough but "they are born through the subconscious mind of another human called the host, and their lives are linked in several different ways". Sounds like things got pretty wild.

  • Open source PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 Remote Play client Chiaki has a final release

    The developer of Chiaki, a free and open source Remote Play client that supports both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 has gone out with a bit of a bang. Chiaki 2.1.0 was just released as the "final release of Chiaki for the time being", with it now going into maintenance mode. So they might return to it at some point but for now the feature support is done. The last release wasn't just bug fixes either though, it pulled in some nice new features. [...] As long as your home network is good, Chiaki can give you a really nice experience to stream games from your console hardware to your Linux box. Nice to have as many options as possible, especially when Sony don't support their official bits for it on Linux directly.

  • NERTS! Online from Zachtronics gets expanded public multiplayer | GamingOnLinux

    NERTS! Online is the free to play card game from the clever people at Zachtronics (Eliza, Opus Magnum, Infinifactory) that was created to help them play together that they released free to the public. It's not an original game though, as Nerts has been around in some form since the late 1890s. It has also been called Pounce or Racing Demon. Zachtronics mentioned they "learned about it from our artist Kyle, who has played it for years, and started playing it after lunch in the Zachtronics office. Over time we added more to it, including house rules, longer tournaments, and even a theme song".

  • Stellaris will get more mysterious with Intel gathering and Espionage systems | GamingOnLinux

    Stellaris from Paradox Development Studios gets a lot right in how it deals with grand space strategy but some parts of it are still being expanded. Paradox have continued their regular development diaries on Stellaris for the next big upcoming update. Looks like things are again about to get more interesting, especially when it comes to communication and information gathering on other space civilizations. Spread across three development diaries (#1, #2, #3) they go over changes to First Contact, Fog of War, Intelligence Gathering and Espionage systems that will all see a revamp and expansion. I'm excited for all of this, because Stellaris a good story-teller and expanding on that is a great idea to invite more playthroughs. For First Contact, there's going to be more options to make it a more engaging process with new First Contact Protocols to pick how you deal with such a huge situation that previous Stellaris made pretty normal. The whole system expands from there, with it being a longer process and much more like the dig site system for relics as it goes through stages. Exciting!

  • Silly comedy adventure Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac gets a permanent price drop | GamingOnLinux

    Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac, a comedy point and click adventure by La Poule Noire that released in early 2020 has been given a big permanent price cut. A delightfully silly adventure involved a strange old hermit and his pet chicken, who go on an adventure to save their prized squash crops and end up exploring the bright lights of the big city, Boulzac, where an 800 year old fire rages beneath the surface, and weird things are afoot.

today's howtos

  • Creating Comfy FreeBSD Jails Using Standard Tools

    Jails in FreeBSD is by no means a new tool (introduced in 4.X), but for a reason or another, I haven’t used them that often, which is a shame since they are so powerful. So I wanted to explore this concept in a concise and summarized manner.

  • Returning to Text

    I’ve been replacing the way I store personal todo lists and notes. Previously I was using Trello. Before that I used Tiddlywiki for a couple years. I used to work with a guy that swore by simply using a text file, so I started giving that a shot.

  • How to disable user accounts and enhance password authentication in Ubuntu

    Instead of deleting a user account in Ubuntu , it is possible to manually disable it (lock it) or unlock it. If an account is locked or disabled and someone tries to access it , the following message will show up :”This account is currently not available.”

  • Fedora 33 : Create a simple GUI Button on Unity 3D. [Ed: This is a Mono (Microsoft) issue]

    It is very useful to create applications in the Fedora 33 Linux distribution with the Unity 3D game engine.

  • How to install Flashprint 4.6.0 on a Chromebook

    Today we are looking at how to install Flashprint 4.6.0 on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

  • How to Install Flask in Ubuntu 20.04

    Two commonly used open-source Python web frameworks are Django and Flask. Django is a robust Python framework that allows users to rapidly develop and deploy their web applications by providing an MVC framework that aims at simplifying web app development with less code along with reusable components. Meanwhile, Flask is a microframework that is lean and devoid of extra libraries or tools. It is minimalistic as it ships with only the basic tools to help you get off the ground with developing your applications.

  • How to install the Screenshot Tool Shutter on Fedora | FOSS Linux

    The Shutter tool is a free and open-source screenshot capturing app essential for Linux. It is feature-rich and, to some extent, can be considered as an alternative to the SnagIt software, which is applicable in Windows operating systems. If you are looking for a screenshot tool better than the default GNOME clipping tool and compliments your Fedora OS’s workaround, we highly recommend that you make acquaintance with the Shutter screenshot tool. [...] The functional design and architecture of the Fedora Workstation elevate its built-in support for the Shutter screenshot tool. It is quick and seamless in taking one-off screenshots. Users that are constantly working on picture-filled projects that might require thorough documentation or tutorial setup will value what this tool has to offer. A typical Shutter session improves both the OS and the User workflow. Consider an active session where you have started to use the Shutter tool. Assume you have taken several screenshots inline with a project target or deadline. The Shutter tool interface will have these screenshots displayed on a session tab. The Shutter session feature lets you keep track of the screenshots you currently have so that you do not have to duplicate them mistakenly. You also have the flexibility of tracking down your previously taken screenshots, which is a plus to your OS or project management. You will then be able to edit, run filters, or delete the already acquired screenshots.

  • Highlighted Text Not Visible in Gedit in Dark Mode? Fix it!

    I love using dark mode in Ubuntu. It’s soothing on the eyes and makes the system look aesthetically more pleasing, in my opinion. One minor annoyance I noticed is with gedit text editor and if you use it with the dark mode in your system, you might have encountered it too. By default, gedit highlights the line where your cursor is. That’s a useful feature but it becomes a pain if you are using dark mode in your Linux system.

  • How to install Signal Messaging App on latest Ubuntu

    Signal messaging app is a high quality new entrant for person to person internet messaging with web based and phone based applications for communications around the world. It is known for privacy and has custom encryption techniques to keep all your messages for your eyes only. It is a secure application that uses an end-to-end encryption protocol and does not share data with any other app. You may be wondering if it is available for Linux or not? The answer is yes! it is a multi-platform application and available for mobile phones and desktops as well.

  • cPanel Tutorial

    cPanel is one of the most widely used web hosting control panel. It has a vast number of utilities and tools for website and server management. For example, you can manage and publish your websites, create email and FTP accounts, install applications like WordPress, secure your website with SSL certificates. cPanel is based on the Linux operating system, and it currently supports Centos 7, Cloud Linux 6 and 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7. Amazon Linux 1 was previously supported but has now been abandoned. cPanel requires a new server for installation. It may be because it requires different services running on a different port; thus, it tries to avoid any port conflict with previously installed services.

  • Ubuntu Blog: What is PostgreSQL and why do enterprise developers and start-ups love it?

    PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system that is known for reliability, feature robustness, and performance. PostgreSQL is becoming the preferred database for more and more enterprises. It is currently ranked #4 in popularity amongst hundreds of databases worldwide according to the DB-Engines Ranking. An enterprise class database, PostgreSQL boasts sophisticated features such as Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC), point in time recovery, tablespaces, asynchronous replication, nested transactions, online/hot backups, a sophisticated query planner/optimiser, and write ahead logging for fault tolerance.

  • Install CMake on Debian 10 – Linux Hint

    CMake is a free and easily available open-source tool that is designed to build and then test the software. It is the compiler independent method used for generating the build files. CMake is a tool created by Kitware for a much powerful environment that is used as an open-source project like VTK, ITK, etc. In this tutorial, we are making use of this powerful tool and are going to walk users through the method of installation of CMake on Debian 10.

  • How To Install Squid Proxy on Debian 10 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Squid Proxy on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and many more. It can be used to improve the web server’s performance by caching repeated requests, filter web traffic, and access geo-restricted content. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Squid Proxy Server on a Debian 10 (Buster).

  • How to Copy a Docker Image

    I recently had the need to copy a docker image I had created locally to another docker host. If you need to move a Docker image to another system, or if you’d like to back up an image then you can do so by using the docker save and docker load commands.

  • How to Defragment a Btrfs Filesystem – Linux Hint

    Btrfs is an extent-based Copy-on-Write (CoW) filesystem. Large files are stored in multiple data extents; and when these large files are modified, the extents to be modified are copied to new, empty extents in another location of the storage device and are modified in the new location. Then, the extents of the large files are re-linked to point to the updated extents. The old extents are never removed instantly. This is how the Copy-on-Write (CoW) feature of the Btrfs filesystem causes fragmentation. Fragmentation means that the data extents of large files are scattered around the entire storage device. They are not instantaneous. So, the performance (read/write speed) of the filesystem may be reduced. To solve this problem, it is necessary to defragment the Btrfs filesystem every once in a while. This article shows you how to defragment the Btrfs filesystem.

  • How to Edit PDF Files in Linux Desktop

    PDF (Portable Document Format) is popular file system used specially for documentation. In all the Linux distribution you can find PDF viewer but not PDF editor. PDF editor allow you to edit, annotate, highlight and remove the content in PDF file. Not only editing it also allows you to merge, split the PDF files. In this article, I’m going to show how to install and use some popular PDF editor in Linux desktop environment. In this article, I have used Ubuntu 20.0 LTS desktop environment for the demonstration of these PDF editors.

  • How to Install GIMP on Ubuntu 18.04/20.04

    GIMP is a free and open-source cross-platform image editing software tool that comes with numerous sets of tools that enable you to edit and manipulate images to your own preference. You can perform almost any image editing task, from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation technique. Gimp can be used for photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring.

  • How to Install Latest Vim Editor in Linux Systems

    Vim is a powerful, highly configurable, popular, and cross-platform text editor that runs on Unix-like systems such as Linux, OS X, Solaris, BSD, and Windows.

  • How to Install Python on Debian 10 – Linux Hint

    Python programming language is one of the most widely used high level and object-oriented languages. Python is becoming famous for beginners and experienced programmers due to its simplicity and easy to learn syntax. Python is a versatile and open-source programming language for a large community. You can use this language to build almost all kinds of applications, from a small, simple script to complex machine learning-based problems. The old version of python 3.7, you can install directly by using the apt package manager. Python 3.9, a stable version, has been launched with many other improvements and security updates. The company added multiple new modules and extended the existing modules with some extra features in this version. You can’t install Python 3.9 from the standard Debian 10 repositories. However, you can install it from the python source. This tutorial will cover the installation procedure Python 3.9 on the Linux system Debian 10 through the command line. All commands we will implement in the Debian 10 Terminal application. Therefore. Open the terminal application by pressing ‘Ctrl+Alt+t’ or open it directly from the Debian 10 installed applications and start the installation!

  • How to View or List Cron Jobs in Linux – TecAdmin

    Cron name originates from a Greek word Chronos, which is used for time. It is a daemon for the Linux systems to automate the execution of commands or scripts at a specified time intervals. This tutorial will show you the several options to list all scheduled cron jobs for users on Linux systems.

  • How to install Couchpotato on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux - Linux Shout

    Couchpotato is an open-source platform to install on Linux such as Ubuntu and others to download and view various movies and Tv shows via Usenet and torrents. Here we will learn how to install on Ubuntu 20.04 or 18.04 LTS Linux distros. This streaming platform allows the users to search various entertainment content directly on its web Graphical User Interface without actually visiting the Torrent websites. This saves you from unwanted ads and pop-up we usually see on Torrent related websites.

  • How to install Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Linux Shout

    As we know Ubuntu 20.04 LTS which is the Long term version of Canonical has dropped the previous version of Python that is 2, to give space to the latest version of Python 3. Therefore, if there is some application that required Python 2.7 then you would not find it on Ubuntu 20.04 by default. However, there is a way to install it using the command line terminal.

  • Use vim in a production Red Hat OpenShift container in 6 easy steps - Red Hat Developer

    In this article, I present a quick demo on how to install and run vim in a production Red Hat OpenShift container, when vim was not installed in the container image. I also describe the method to use to overcome an event where the local operating system and container base image diverge.

How to create .desktop shortcut Icon to App Manager in Linux

Before starting the guide, I’ll like to share my scenario with you when I was a neophyte in Linux. One day I have installed a telegram application from the archive file. The problem was that whenever I need to open the telegram, I need to go to the directory where I have kept the telegram file and start the applications that were too frustrating every time I need to that. Thanks to the Beloved Linux community, I have solved the so-called problem, not exactly the problem. Read more