Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How to Install Pragha Music Player 1.3.90 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

     Pragha is reproducer and administrator of music for GNU/Linux, based on Gtk, sqlite, and completely written in C, constructed to be fast, light, and simultaneously complete without obstructing the daily work. Pragha was originally derived of Consonance Music Manage

Full integration with GTK+3, but always independent of Gnome or Xfce.
Two panel desing inspired on Amarok 1.4. Library and current playlist.
Library with multiple views, according tags or folder structure.
Search, filtering and queue songs on current playlist.
Playing and edit tag of mp3, m4a, ogg, flac, asf, wma, and ape files.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

How to Install Claws Mail 3.15.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+, featuring

    Quick response
    Graceful, and sophisticated interface
    Easy configuration, intuitive operation
    Abundant features
    Robustness and stability

The appearance and interface are designed to be familiar to new users coming from other popular email clients, as well as experienced users. Almost all commands are accessible with the keyboard.

Claws Mail 3.15.1 Changelog:
Bug fixes:
  • bug 3348, 'Contact pictures not deleted when contact is deleted'
  • bug 3721, 'Fails to build in Debian kfreebsd-*'
  • bug 3744, 'Crash upon deleting tags.'

How to install oStorybook 5.01.00 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Storybook is an open source software for writers, essayists, authors. Used from the draft to the final work, with oStorybook you can never lose the history of the field of view. oStorybook helps you to maintain control over the various developments of your story.

oStorybook 5.01.00 Changelog: 
   A little ahead of the usual schedule, the new version 5.01.00 is now available. You will find many evolutions here:
  • new typist mode
  • the special characters button is now in the editor tools
  • modification of the editor Party (notes on the Common tab)
  • addition of the edit button in the list of components of the editor

How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 17.09.04 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats; no import required meaning native timeline editing; Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring; and resolution support to 4k.

Shotcut  17.09.04 Changelog:
  • Renewed the code signing certificate for the Windows installer and executable.
  • Updated SDL to v2.0
  • Updated FFmpeg to v3.2
  • Updated x264, x265, and vp8/9 to the latest stable versions.

How to install MyNotex 1.4.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    MyNotex is a free software for GNU/Linux to take notes, to file documents and to manage activities. Notes are gathered under different subjects and are made by a title, a date, a tags (keywords) list and a free-length text. This may be formatted: it is possible to change the font name, size and color of a selected text and of its background, and also to set bold, italic, underline and strike-through; the text may have pictures within it. The software can manage paragraph alignment, bullets, numbered and alphabetic lists with automatic indentation. Each note may have any number of attachments (files of every kind), and has also a spreadsheet-like grid to manage a list of activities which is quite similar to the one used in many software of project management. The various activities of one or all the notes of a file may be shown in a diary view and possibly exported in iCal format. A single file of MyNotex contains various notes filed under different subjects.

Bugs in MyNotex 1.4.0
  • The French language file is broken, so the menu items are not shown. As a workaround, download the correct French language file from, rename it as "translation-1.4.0" and copy it in the folder ~./config/mynotex overwriting the existing file with the same name (fixed in the 1.4.1 version).

How to install Virtualbox 5.1.28 Released on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 17.04

    VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

Virtualbox 5.1.28 Changelog:
  •  GUI: mouse events did not reach host windows behind the transparent VM window.
  •  Audio: fixed accidental crashes when using the AC'97 sound emulation.
  •  Audio: fixed crash when default input or output devices have changed.
  •  Audio: fixed recording when using the ALSA backend.

How to install Blender 2.79 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

Blender 2.79  highlights:
  •    Cycles: Built-in Denoising, Shadow catcher, Principled shader, AMD OpenCL optimizations.
  •    Grease Pencil: New frame interpolation tools, per-layer onion skinning.
  •    Alembic: Improvements to compatibility, stability and support.
  •    User Interface: Initial support for reusable custom configurations, automatic DPI scaling.