Saturday, July 30, 2016

How to install OpenTTD 1.6.1 Transport Tycoon Deluxe game

    OpenTTD 1.6.1 is an open source simulation game based upon the popular Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.

OpenTTD 1.6.1  changelog
  • Fix: Compilation and optimisation issues with GCC6
  • Fix: Compilation with --disable-network
  • Fix: [NewGRF] shift-and-add-divide/modulo varadjusts use signed division/modulo
  • Fix: Company 0 could accept engine previews before they were offered

How to install Oracle Java 9 on Ubuntu

  Oracle Java 9 is available as an early access release (it should be released in March 2017) and its available for installation from webupd8team PPA repository. Note that you should only use Oracle Java 9 if you explicitly need it, because it may contain bugs and it might not include the latest security patches. Also, some Java options were removed in JDK9, so you may encounter issues with various Java apps.

Some of the key features expected in oracle java 9 can be found here

The Java 9 release date is postponed to 2017

The Java 9 release date is postponed to 2017 because of delays in Project Jigsaw

Now it’s official. It might come to some as no surprise due to the long history of delays in the project, but looks like the highly anticipated Project Jigsaw has been delayed. Again. The good news is that unlike last time with Java 8, it’s still on the roadmap for Java 9. The bad news is that we’ll have to wait to 2017. Originally targeting September 2016, the target date for general availability is now set to March 2017.

How to install Oracle Java 8 (8u101) on Ubuntu

   Java is the foundation for virtually every type of networked application and is the global standard for developing and delivering mobile applications, games, Web-based content, and enterprise software. Currently there are no .deb packages available for Oracle Java 8

Java 8 Update 101 (8u101)  Changelog
  •  IANA Data 2016d
JDK 8u101 contains IANA time zone data version 2016d. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.
  • Certificate Changes
New DTrust certificates added to root CAsTwo new root certificates have been added:

    D-TRUST Root Class 3 CA 2 2009
    alias: dtrustclass3ca2
    DN: CN=D-TRUST Root Class 3 CA 2 2009, O=D-Trust GmbH, C=DE
    D-TRUST Root Class 3 CA 2 EV 2009
    alias: dtrustclass3ca2ev
    DN: CN=D-TRUST Root Class 3 CA 2 EV 2009, O=D-Trust GmbH, C=DE

How to install Oracle Java 7 (7u79) on Ubuntu

   Java is the foundation for virtually every type of networked application and is the global standard for developing and delivering mobile applications, games, Web-based content, and enterprise software. Currently there are no .deb packages available for Oracle Java 7

Java 7 Update 79 (7u79)  Changelog
  • ANA Data 2015a
       JDK 7u79 contains IANA time zone data version 2015a. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software.
  • Bug Fix: Improve jar file handling. Starting with JDK 7u79 release, the jar tool no longer allows the leading slash "/" and ".." (dot-dot) path component in zip entry file name when creating new and/or extracting from zip and jar file. If needed, the new command line option "-P" should be used explicitly to preserve the dot-dot and/or absolute path component. See 8064601 (not public). 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Thunderbird 45.2.0 Has Been Released, Bug-Fixes

Thunderbird 45.2.0 is an open-source e-mail client and chat client developed by Mozilla. Among others, it has support for email addresses, newsgroup, news feed and chat (XMPP, IRC, Twitter) Client, managing multiple accounts. Also, it has support for different themes and its power can be extended by plugins.

  • Invitations to events could not be printed.
  • Dragging and dropping of contacts from the contact list onto an addressbook while All Addressbooks is selected moved only one contact
  • Falsely reported not enough disk space during compacting
  • Links were not always detected properly in the message body (terminated early on "|", some long links not detected at all)

How to install Wine 1.8.3 Stable on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04

Wine 1.8.3 Stable comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. A notable update to this release is the addition of lots of NVidia cards to the GPU description table, updates to the national language support files.

Wine 1.8.3 Update
  •     wineconsole run fail on korean locale.
  •     TeX2Word will not install
  •     Cannot scroll documents being compared in winmerge
  •     winhelp: Some images not shown in certain 16-bit Help files
  •     Multiple 64-bit applications crash on startup (violation of the Windows 64-bit ABI, stack pointer (RSP) must be 16-byte aligned when making a call to Win64 API)
  •     Adventure games from Kheops Studio hang after the logo screen (Safecracker, Destination: Treasure Island, Nostradamus: Lost Prophecy, Dracula 3, Return to Mysterious Island 2)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

How to Install Arduino IDE 1.6.10 on Ubuntu

    Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board.

Arduino IDE 1.6.10 Changelog

  • A lot of bugfixes to builder
  • Libraries can now define the property "includes" in the to  tell the IDE which `#include <...>` lines should be added to the sketch when  the "Include library" command is used.
  • Examples are now filtered by architecture

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Install PhotoQT 1.4.1 Image Viewer on Ubuntu 16.04

PhotoQT 1.4.1 is a simple, free and open-source image viewer that comes in very handy with its basic file management and image manipulation features. It allows you to rotate, flip and zoom images or delete, rename or move them. You can also check EXIF information and show images in a slide show.

  •     Based on Qt5/QML
  •     Support of many image formats (use of GraphicsMagick and Libraw)
  •     Rotating, flipping, zooming images - no permanent changes
  •     Scaling images - permanent change
  •     Basic File Management (Renaming, Deleting, Moving, Copying)
  •     Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SlowMoVideo – Open Source Slow Motion Video Creator

slowmoVideo is an OpenSource program that creates slow-motion videos from your footage. But it does not simply make your videos play at 0.01× speed. You can smoothly slow down and speed up your footage, optionally with motion blur.

How does slow motion work? slowmoVideo tries to find out where pixels move in the video (this information is called Optical Flow), and then uses this information to calculate the additional frames between the ones recorded by your camera.


  •     Videos in any format supported by ffmpeg can be loaded. Image sequences can also be loaded, so, if you did a timelapse with too few frames, slowmoVideo may help as well.

Monday, July 25, 2016

How to install Audacious 3.7.2 Advanced Audio Player released

Audacious 3.7.2 Advanced Audio Player released is an open source audio player. A descendant of XMMS, Audacious plays your music how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources from other tasks. Drag and drop folders and individual song files, search for artists and albums in your entire music library, or create and edit your own custom playlists. Listen to CD’s or stream music from the Internet. Tweak the sound with the graphical equalizer or experiment with LADSPA effects. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins.


Audacious 3.7.2 changelog
  •     Cuesheet support issue: ‘Album Title’ missing (replaced with current directory name), as well as Year and
  •     Genre in playlist when adding songs from cue files
  •     Audacious crashes on missing .wvc files for hybrid wavpack files
  •     audacious -j does not open jump-to-file dialog

How to install DVDStyler 3.0 Authoring Tool released

DVDStyler 3.0 Authoring Tool released is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player, but also creation of individually designed DVD menus. It is Open Source Software and is completely free.

  •     create and burn DVD video with interactive menus
  •     design your own DVD menu or select one from the list of ready to use menu templates
  •     create photo slideshow
  •     add multiple subtitle and audio tracks
  •     support of AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, OGG, WMV and other file formats
  •     support of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MP2, MP3, AC-3 and other audio and video formats

Saturday, July 23, 2016

How to install wxMEdit 3.1 – A Cross Platform Text/Hex Editor released

MadEdit is a Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++&wxWidgets. MadEdit can edit files in Text/Column/Hex modes, and supports many useful functions e.g. SyntaxHighlightings, WordWrap, Encodings(UTF8/16/32,Big5,GBK...) and WordCount.

wxMEdit 3.1 Changelog
  •     added a new killer feature: word boundary with Chinese/Japanese/Thai/Lao/Khmer and Burmese characters etc.
  •     added a new killer feature: word-wrap meet the Unicode® Standard Annex #14: Unicode Line Breaking Algorithm.
  •     added new feature: column align.

How to Install Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) On Ubuntu 16.04

XDM can download FLV videos from popular sites like YouTube, MySpaceTV, and Google Video. After installing XDM, “Download This Video” button pops up whenever you are watching a video anywhere in the Internet. Just click on the button to start downloading clips. It can capture videos from YouTube, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Video or any other website and schedule downloads.

XDM increases download speed up-to 500%. XDM can accelerate downloads by up to 5 times due to its intelligent dynamic file segmentation technology. The software resumes unfinished download from the place where they left off. XDM also comes with a smart scheduler and speed limiter. XDM also supports queued download to perform downloads one by one.

Friday, July 22, 2016

How to install Scribus 1.5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application, released under the GNU General Public License as free software. It is based on the free Qt toolkit, with native versions available for Unix, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Haiku, Microsoft Windows, OS/2 and eComStation operating systems.

Important Changes

  •      The text layout engine has been rewritten from scratch in preparation for support of complex scripts such as Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese and Hindi coming in Scribus 1.5.3 and later. We are more than grateful for the magnificent work that the Oman House of Open Source Technology team, led by Khaled Hosny, completed.

  •     Within the context of the text layout system rewrite, some new text features introduced with the 1.5.0 release have been stabilized and improved.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

How to install RemoteBox 2.1 tool on Ubuntu 16.04

RemoteBox is a VirtualBox client. In essence, you can remotely administer (ie over the network) an installation of VirtualBox on a server, including its guests and interact with them as if they were running locally. VirtualBox is installed on 'the server' machine and RemoteBox runs on 'the client' machine. RemoteBox provides a complete GTK graphical interface with a look and feel very similar to that of VirtualBox's native GUI. If you're familiar with other virtualization software, such as VMWare ESX, then think of RemoteBox as the "poor man's" VI client.

RemoteBox 2.1 Changelog
  •     Added support for TCP mode on virtual serial ports
  •     Added support for encryption of the guest
  •     Added additional fields in the VMM, Encrypted & UUID
  •     Added support for 4 serial ports

youtube-dl 2016.07.17, a Youtube Video Downloader released

youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from It requires the Python interpreter, version 2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+, and it is not platform specific. It should work in your Unix box, in Windows or in Mac OS X. It is released to the public domain, which means you can modify it, redistribute it or use it however you like.

Here's is the list of all the supported sites, ordered alphabetically:
  • 1tv: Первый канал
  • 20min
  • 22tracks:genre
  • 22tracks:track
  • 24video

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nvidia 367.35 Linux Graphics Driver Released with VDPAU Feature Set H Support

The Nvidia 367.35 video driver comes as an upgrade over the previous update, Nvidia 367.27, announced exactly one month ago, which introduced support for Nvidia's recently released GeForce GTX 1080 and GTK 1070 graphics cards on Linux kernel-based operating systems.

 However, this appears to be a small maintenance update bringing fixes for some annoyances reported by users since the previous release. At the same time, it also adds support for VDPAU (Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix) Feature Set H to the Nvidia VDPAU driver on all supported platforms.

Linux Mint 18 is here, but Linux Mint 17.3 users can't upgrade just yet

As usual, two editions of Linux Mint are available: one with the more modern Cinnamon desktop and one with the more traditional MATE desktop.

This release is a big one, being the first major new version of Linux Mint in more than two years, and a release that bumps the underlying code from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04. That means lots of polish and new features for Linux Mint users.

 At the moment, you can only get Linux Mint 18 by installing it from scratch. The Linux Mint project is working on an easy upgrade path from Linux Mint 17.3, the previous release and final version of the Linux Mint 17 series. Linux Mint 17.3 users should get a notification in Linux Mint’s Update Manager when it’s ready.

How to install Skype for Linux Alpha released on Ubuntu 16.04

Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your phone or computer or a TV with Skype on it. It is free to start using Skype - to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example. You can even try out group video, with the latest version of Skype.

Key features in this released
  •     One-to-one instant messaging
  •     Group instant messaging
  •     Skype emoticons

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How to install Simplenote App for Linux OS released

Simplenote recently released is a Light, clean, and open source note taking app. According to Simplenote blog page, Simplenote first started on iOS and has since expanded to include Android, Mac OS X, and now Windows and Linux. Simplenote app is built with React and runs on Electron.

  •     History: drag the History slider to view previous versions.
  •     Collaboration: share your note with others and allow them to edit.
  •     Publishing: make your note public with its own URL.

Visual C++ 1.0.4 for Linux Development released

Visual C++ 1.0.4 for Linux Development just released today, is the latest extension developed by Microsoft that lets you roll C++ code for Linux servers, desktops and devices. With this extension you can author C++ code for Linux servers, desktops and devices. You can manage your connections to these machines from within VS. VS will automatically copy and remote build your sources and can launch your application with the debugger. The project system supports targeting specific architectures, including ARM.

Visual C++ 1.0.4 Changelog

  •     Bug fix for new source files in empty projects
  •     Added clean support

Monday, July 18, 2016

How to install G'MIC 1.7.4 Image Processing Framework Released

   G'MIC is a full-featured open-source framework for image processing, distributed under the CeCILL license. It provides several different user interfaces to convert / manipulate / filter / visualize generic image datasets, ranging from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images, thus including 2d color images

G’MIC 1.7.4 changelog
New features:
  •     [stdlib] New commands -fade_files, -fade_video, -morph_files and -morph_video which compute a streamed temporal fading/morphing of a sequence of images (given as an input filename pattern, or a video file).
  •     [stdlib] New command -is_videofilename that try to guess if a specified filename is a video file (guessing by its extension).
  •     [stdlib] New command -x_grab_color displays a color grabber widget from an input image.

GIMP 2.8.18 released to fix a vulnerability in the XCF loading code (CVE-2016-4994)

   GIMP 2.8.18 was recently released to fix a vulnerability in the XCF loading code (CVE-2016-4994).   With special XCF files, GIMP can be caused to crash, and possibly be made to execute arbitrary code provided by the attacker.

  This release includes additional bug fixes since 2.8.16. An important change has happened to the initial startup experience on Microsoft Windows and OS X platforms - any “GIMP is not responding” errors encountered there should be gone.

GIMP 2.8.18 Changelog from GIMP 2.8.16

  •  Initialize fontconfig cache in separate thread to keep GUI responsive on first startup
  •  Properly recognize layer masks as deactivated, e.g. for moving layers
  •  Create $XDG_DATA_HOME if it doesn't exist
  •  (CVE-2016-4994) Multiple Use-After-Free when parsing XCF channel and layer properties
  •  Fix progress access to prevent crash on rapid sequence of commands
  •  Fix crash in gimp-gradient-segment-range-move

Saturday, July 16, 2016

How to install Google Calendar Indicator on Ubuntu 16.04

Calendar indicator is simply an indicator that integrates the Google Calendar into the Unity desktop. Among others, it allows the users to easily add new calendar or events, synchronized with the Google Calendar

Google calendar indicator in the system tray, you can easily view and add events in your Google Calendar. If you don’t want to open Evolution or Thunderbird just to access the calendar, then this lightweight and speedy applet is for you. Here’s how to install Google Calendar indicator on Ubuntu 16.04 from PPA.

How To Install nginx 1.10.1 on Ubuntu

     NGINX is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server

    NGINX powers several high-visibility sites, such as Netflix, Hulu, Pinterest, CloudFlare, Airbnb,, GitHub, SoundCloud, Zynga, Eventbrite, Zappos, Media Temple, Heroku, RightScale, Engine Yard, MaxCDN and many others.

Nginx 1.10.1 changelog
  •  Security: a segmentation fault might occur in a worker process while writing a specially crafted request body to a temporary file

How to Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04

Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your phone or computer or a TV with Skype on it. It is free to start using Skype - to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example. You can even try out group video, with the latest version of Skype.

Quick Highlight of Skype 4.3

  •     An updated UI
  •     Our new cloud-based Group Chat experience

Friday, July 15, 2016

How to install Wireshark 2.0.4 released on Ubuntu

 Wireshark 2.0.4 recently released, is a free, open source packet analyzer, world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what's happening on your network at a microscopic level. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.

 Wireshark has a rich feature set which includes the following:

  •     Deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, with more being added all the time
  •     Live capture and offline analysis
  •     Standard three-pane packet browser
  •     Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Samba 4.4.5 SMB for Linux released

Samba 4.4.5 recently released, is an implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol for Unix systems, providing support for cross-platform file and printer sharing with Microsoft Windows, OS X, and other Unix systems.   It can function both as a domain controller or as a regular domain member.

This is a security release in order to address the following defect:

   It's possible for an attacker to downgrade the required signing for an SMB2/3 client connection, by injecting the SMB2_SESSION_FLAG_IS_GUEST or SMB2_SESSION_FLAG_IS_NULL flags.

    This means that the attacker can impersonate a server being connected to by Samba, and return malicious results.

    The primary concern is with winbindd, as it uses DCERPC over SMB2 when talking to domain controllers as a member server, and trusted domains as a domain controller.  These DCE/RPC connections were intended to protected by the  combination of "client ipc signing" and  "client ipc max protocol" in their effective default settings  ("mandatory" and "SMB3_11").

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

How to install FFmpeg 3.1.1 “Laplace” Has Been Released on Ubuntu

FFmpeg is a popular multimedia framework, that enables the users to easily ncode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play audio and video content.

 FFmpeg 3.1.1 "Laplace", a new major release, is now available! Some of the highlights:

  •     DXVA2-accelerated HEVC Main10 decoding
  •     fieldhint filter
  •     loop video filter and aloop audio filter
  •     Bob Weaver deinterlacing filter
  •     firequalizer filter
  •     datascope filter
  •     bench and abench filters
  •     ciescope filter
  •     protocol blacklisting API

How To Install Wine 1.9.14 (Dev) on Ubuntu

Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

While the latest version available is Wine 1.8.x, you can also install and test Wine 1.9.14(Dev), which is the under-development branch of Wine and brings the below changes:
  •  More Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D.
  •  Some more write support in WebServices.
  •  Performance improvements in GDI.

Monday, July 11, 2016

How to install VLC 2.2.4 Media Player on Ubuntu

     VLC 2.2.4 “Weatherwax” released today by VideoLAN development team is the fourth stable update to VLC’s 2.2 release series. This latest release Fix overlay creation on Windows XP for DirectDraw video output and Fix HLS quality selection and a potential stack overflow. Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Marathi, Norwegian, BokmÃ¥l, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico), Swedish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese translations

VLC 2.2.4 Highlights
  •  Fix crash in G.711 wav files
  •  Fix mp3 crash in libmad
  •  Fix out-of-bound write in adpcm QT IMA codec (CVE-2016-5108)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Slackware 14.2 Linux OS released

Slackware is available for the IA-32 and x86-64 architectures, with a port to the ARM architecture. While Slackware is mostly free and open source software, it does not have a formal bug tracking facility or public code repository, with releases periodically announced by Volkerding. There is no formal membership procedure for developers and Volkerding is the primary contributor to releases.

Slackware 14.2 changelog
  •     Runs the 4.4.14 version of the Linux kernel from The 4.4.x series is well-tested, offers good performance, and will be getting long term support from For people interested in running the latest Linux kernel, we’ve also put configuration files for Linux 4.6 in /testing.
  •     System binaries are linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.23. This version of glibc also has excellent compatibility with existing binaries.

How to install LightTable 0.8.1 Code Editor released on Ubuntu

   Light Table 0.8.1 recently released, is a unique kind of integrated development environment (IDE) – a reactive work surface for the creation and exploration of our programs. It allows you to have a real-time debugging of your code while typing. This means you get a real-time feedback allowing instant execution, debugging and access to documentation.

LightTable 0.8.1 changelog
  •     CHANGED: [:app :lt.objs.settings/pair-keymap-diffs] behavior is being deprecated. Use [:editor :lt.objs.editor/autoclose-brackets] in your user.behaviors instead. lt.objs.editor/autoclose-brackets should fix autoclosing characters e.g. ‘[{” for international users.

How to install Atom 1.8.0 Text Editor on Ubuntu

     Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

     Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Atom is based on Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell), a framework that enables cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js. It is written in CoffeeScript and Less. It can also be used as an IDE. Atom was released from beta, as version 1.0, on June 25, 2015. Its developers call it a "hackable text editor for the 21st Century".

Language support
     Using the default plugins, the following languages are supported in some aspect as of v1.5.1: HTML, CSS, Less, Sass, GitHub Flavored Markdown, C/C++, C#, Go, Java, Objective-C, JavaScript, JSON, CoffeeScript, Python, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, shell script, Clojure, Perl, Git, Make, Property List (Apple), TOML, XML, YAML, Mustache & SQL.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

How to Install Latest Nodejs 6.3.0 & Npm on Ubuntu

   Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Node.js' package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.

Node v6.3.0 (Current) changelog

  • Added buffer.swap64() to complement swap16() & swap32().
  • New configure options have been added for building Node.js as a shared library. 
  • The options are: --shared, --without-v8-platform & --without-bundled-v8.
  • Root certificates have been updated.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

How to Install The Battle for Wesnoth 1.12.6 on Ubuntu 16.04

   The improvements for this release begin at the title screen, featuring the familiar map of Wesnoth and its surroundings in a new visually-appealing style. Starting a new game  be it in single or multiplayer mode  reveals a completely refurnished game screen, with a more streamlined and modern design. As part of our commitment to elegance and consistency, every dialog in the game features the new design and many other subtle enhancements.

Battle For Wesnoth 1.12.6 Changelog


    Legend of Wesmere:
  •  Fixed recruit lists for AI sides in MP mode.
  •  Made it so the campaign displays an error and aborts when started with Shuffle Sides enabled in MP mode.

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) near the end of life

Announced on October 22, 2015, Ubuntu 15.10 was dubbed Wily Werewolf by Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, and this was the first codename based on a fictional character, not a real animal as in all the other cases. Ubuntu 15.10 is not an LTS (Long Term Support) release, which means that it has a short life support cycle for security fixes and software updates.

     As a non-LTS release, 15.10 has a 9-month month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 15.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July 28th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 15.10

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

How to install Android Studio 2.1.2 on Ubuntu

Android Studio 2.0 is the fastest way to build high quality, performant apps for the Android platform, including phones and tablets, Android Auto, Android Wear, and Android TV. As the official IDE from Google, Android Studio includes everything you need to build an app, including a code editor, code analysis tools, emulators and more. This new and stable version of Android Studio has fast build speeds and a fast emulator with support for the latest Android version and Google Play Services.

 Android Studio is built in coordination with the Android platform and supports all of the latest and greatest APIs. If you are developing for Android, you should be using

Android Studio 2.0 includes the following new features that Android developer can use in their workflow :

  •     Instant Run - For every developer who loves faster build speeds. Make changes and see them appear live in your running app. With many build/run accelerations ranging from VM hot swapping to warm swapping app resources, Instant Run will save you time every day.

Canonical Is Considering Dropping Support for 32-Bit PCs

Ubuntu’s Dimitri John Ledkov put forth a proposal to wind down 32-bit support on the Ubuntu mailing list recently. Hardware that can’t run 64-bit software is becoming much less common, while creating 32-bit images, testing them, and supporting them takes time and effort. (On Linux, the “i386” architecture is the standard 32-bit for Intel-compatible CPUs, while “amd64” is the 64-bit architecture originally made by AMD that Intel CPUs are compatible with.)

Ledkov points out that Ubuntu wants to limit the number of new 32-bit installations, with Ubuntu 16.10. This next release will not offer a 32-bit Ubuntu Desktop or Ubuntu Server image. The software could still be installed for legacy compatibility purposes via more traditional installers. By Ubuntu 18.10 in October 2018, Ubuntu would completely end support for 32-bit software and encourage running it in a virtual machine or container instead.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How to install MyPaint 1.2.1 beta on Ubuntu

MyPaint is a free and open-source raster graphics editor for digital painters with a focus on painting rather than image manipulation or post processing. MyPaint is available for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux.

MyPaint is a nimble, distraction-free, and easy tool for digital painters. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices. Its brush engine is versatile and configurable, and it provides useful, productive tools.

MyPaint 1.2.1 Beta changelog

  •     Windows users can run the “kitchen sink” installers below.

How to Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu

Skype is an application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users may exchange such digital documents as images, text, video and any others, and may transmit both text and video messages. Skype allows the creation of video conference calls. Skype is available for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, and both Apple and Windows smartphones and tablets.

Quick Highlight of Skype 4.3
  •     An updated UI
  •     Our new cloud-based Group Chat experience

Monday, July 4, 2016

How To Install PlayOnLinux 4.2.10 on Ubuntu 16.04

PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft® Windows®.
Few games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution to this problem.

PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac 4.2.10 are now released. Here is the changelog:

  •     Wine 1.8 staging is now the default wine version on OSX. The build process has been improved thanks to wine-staging team so that the compiler supports ms_hook_prologue, allowing function hotpatching. This should improve the compatibility of some applications like Steam.

How to install TeamViewer 11 Final version on Ubuntu

The new features in TeamViewer 11 follow three significant objectives, to provide the best user experience, support more use cases and be available on more devices. Designed to be more intuitive and easier to use, TeamViewer 11’s improved user interface is a result of feedback from its 200 million strong community and is the latest in user-interface design.

TeamViewer 11 is designed to run on a broad spectrum of operating systems ranging from the state of the art, such as Chrome OS, Windows 10, iOS 9, Android Marshmallow, and Mac OS X El Capitan, to older operating systems such as Windows XP.

New features in TeamViewer 11 for Linux:

  • Improved performance
TeamViewer has been optimized to use less bandwidth and provide more efficient image rendering, so expect improved image quality at a given bandwidth. Other benefits include file transfers up to 15x faster, and up to 30% lower data usage rates.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

How to Install MKVToolNix 9.2.0 on Ubuntu 16.04

MKVtoolnix is a set of tools to create, alter, split, join and inspect Matroska files(mkv). With these tools one can get information about (mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a multimedia file format aiming to become THE new container format for the future. Use MKVCleaver or gMKVExtractGUI to extract/demultiplex mkv video and audio files.

MKVToolNix 9.2.0 changelog

  • MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: the action "select all attached files" in the popup menu actions for the attached files  view has been split up into "enable all attached files" and  "disable all attached files"
  •  MKVToolNix GUI: bug fix on Windows: removing the drive letter  does not cause the colon to be removed automatically anymore.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

How to Install PeaZip 6.0.3 Archive Manager on Ubuntu

PeaZip is a free and open source graphical archive manager and compression utility available for Linux, BSD, Windows. It support over 180 archive formats including rar, zip, tar and can also encrypt them. It’s a free software replacement for WinRAR with a nice-looking graphical interface.

 PeaZip 6.0.1 changelog

  •        Updated pea to 0.55 version fixing issues in reading header of PEA revision 1.0 files (Windows) Updated 7z backend to 16.02 version
See changelog for more

How to Install SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 on Ubuntu, a 3D Kart Racing Game released

SuperTuxKart, aka STK, released version 0.9.2 on July 1, 2016. It’s a free, open-source and cross-platform racing game available for Linux, OS X and Windows. It features the mascots of many open source project like Tux, Beastie, Pidgin, Wilber etc, with Mozilla Thunderbird being the referee. You can play with up to 4 friends on one PC, racing against each other, or you can just try beating the computer (a network multiplayer feature is planned).

Hightlights in version 0.9.2
  •     New AI (Artificial Intelligence) support for soccer mode
  •     Added 3 new arenas: “Icy Soccer Field” available for free; “Las Dunas” and “Candela City” available as gift packages for people donating to SuperTuxKart.

Friday, July 1, 2016

How To Install Wine 1.9.13 on Ubuntu

Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

While the latest version available is Wine 1.8.x, you can also install and test Wine 1.9.13(Dev), which is the under-development branch of Wine and brings the below changes:

  •     New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 47.
  •     More Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D.

Firefox OS will Power New Line-up of Panasonic Ultra HD TVs

Panasonic announced today that Firefox OS will power the new Panasonic DX-series UHD TVs.

Panasonic TVs powered by Firefox OS are already available globally. These TVs have intuitive and customizable home screens which give you “quick access” to Live TV, Apps and personal connected devices. You can access your favorite channels, apps, videos, websites and content quickly – and you can also pin any app or content to your TV home screen.

What’s New in Firefox OS For TVs

Panasonic plans to update the DX-series UHD TVs, first announced in Europe, with a new version of Firefox OS later this year. This update will give you a new way to discover Web Apps and save them to your TV. Firefox OS will feature Web Apps with curated Web content optimized for TV, such as games, news, video on demand, weather and more. You will also get an easy “click to watch” content discovery experience with no installation necessary.