Monday, October 16, 2017

How to install Screen Recorder on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04 , 17.10

   Screen Recorder is a simple desktop recorder for Linux systems. Built using Python, GTK+ 3 and ffmpeg. It supports recording audio and video on almost all Linux interfaces. Also, Green Recorder is the first desktop program to support Wayland display server on GNOME session.


     Formats are currently supported: mkv, avi, mp4, wmv, gif and nut (And only WebM for Wayland's GNOME session). You can stop the recording process easily by right-clicking the icon and choosing "Stop Record". Or middle-clicking the recording icon in the notifications area

    It uses the D-Bus API to connect to the built-in screencasting tool in GNOME Shell. It uses this to record video. To record audio, it launches an instance of ffmpeg in the background. After the recording is finished, it merges the two files into the WebM file.

How to install Krita 3.3.1 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, 17.10

   Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.

  •     concept art
  •     texture and matte painters
  •     illustrations and comics

Krita 3.3.1 Changelog:
  • Krita would crash if you would restart Krita after closing Krita with the reference images docker set to floating
  • Krita 3.3.0 could not read .kra backup files or .kra files that were unzipped, then zipped up manually.
  • Fix a crash when creating a swap file on OSX

Saturday, October 14, 2017

How to Install Sweet Home 3D 5.5.2 Upgraded Java 3D on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.0 and 17.10

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.  The latest Sweet Home 3D 5.5.2 was released on September 20, 2017 Upgraded Java 3D to version 1.6.0 for the Mac OS X distributions running under Java 6.


Sweet Home 3D 5.5.2 Changelog:
  • Fixed photo creation at the two lowest quality levels when two monitors are used.
  • Fixed how lights in groups are rendered at the two best quality levels in the photo creation tool.
  • Upgraded Java 3D to version 1.6.0 for the Mac OS X distributions running under Java 6 (Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.13), leaving the JAR Executable as the only version able to run Sweet Home 3D under Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5, and/or PowerPC.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.

How to install Visual Studio Code 1.17 Adds Mac OS Touch Bar Support on Ubuntu

   Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity).



Visual Studio Code 1.17 release highlights:

Friday, October 13, 2017

How to install SMPlayer 17.10 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, 17.10

  SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs.



SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles. 

SMPlayer 17.10 Changelog:
  • The deprecated video and audio filters have been replaced with new ones.
  • The karaoke filter is available again.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Install s-tui for CPU monitoring in Linux Ubuntu

   s-tui is a terminal UI for monitoring your computer. s-tui allows to monitor CPU temperature, frequency, power and utilization in a graphical way from the terminal.
  The s-tui monitors CPU temperature/utilization/frequency/power and shows performance dips caused by thermal throttling.


s-tui manual

usage: s_tui.py [-h] [-d] [-c] [-t] [-j] [-nm] [-v] [-ct CUSTOM_TEMP]

TUI interface:

The side bar houses the controls for the displayed grahps.
At the bottom of the side bar, more information is presented in text form.
  • Use the arrow keys or 'hjkl' to navigate the side bar
  • Toggle between stressed and regular operation using the radio buttons in 'Modes'.
  • If you wish to alternate stress defaults, you can do it in 'Stress options'

How to Install RawTherapee 5.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, 17.10

    RawTherapee is a powerful, cross-platform raw photo processing program, released under the GNU General Public License Version 3 and written in C++ using a GTK+ front-end. It uses a patched version of dcraw for reading raw files, with an in-house solution which adds the highest quality support for certain camera models unsupported by dcraw and enhances the accuracy of certain raw files already supported by dcraw. It is notable for the advanced control it gives the user over the demosaicing and development process.


 New Features in RawTherapee 5.3:
  •   CIECAM02 enhanced with control over the scene and viewing conditions.
  •   CIECAM02-friendly "Average Surround" color theme and L* middle gray preview background color, takes into account human vision and color appearance with regard to the surrounding color.
  •   Manually save the collapsed/expanded state of tools.

How to Install Rhythmbox 3.4.2 in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, 17.10 via PPA

    Rhythmbox is an audio player that plays and helps organize digital music. Rhythmbox is free software, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop using the GStreamer media framework. However, Rhythmbox functions on desktop environments other than GNOME.


Rhythmbox 3.4.2  Changelog :
Bugs fixed:
  • Critical Assertion Errors
  • accept --version command-line option
  • IM status plugin: Remove Gossip support
  • Rhythmbox should not display "Examining files 0 of 0"
  • grilo plugin leaves empty directories in /tmp
  • rhythmbox crashed with SIGSEGV during import

Sunday, October 1, 2017

How to install Scribus 1.5.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   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.



Scribus 1.5.3 Released Changelog:

  • The most important change isn't immediately visible, namely a completely rewritten text layout engine, which supports complex scripts like Arabic, Hindi or Thai, as well as providing access to advanced OpenType features, such as ligatures and alternate glyphs.
  • Altogether, about 500 languages and/or scripts are supported. Please note that as of version 1.5.3, Scribus is supposed to render these diverse writing systems, which still needs thorough testing by those who are familiar with them.

How to install Brackets 1.11 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04 via PPA

Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor. We blend visual tools into the editor so you get the right amount of help when you want it without getting in the way of your creative process.


What's New in Release 1.11
  • Support for ECMAScript 2015 by swmitra : Brackets now supports ECMAScript 2015. Quick-type listing now shows classes, methods, arrow functions, generator functions and much more. Brackets also supports linting of ECMAScript 2015 code, with ESLint defaulting as Javascript linter, as well.
  • Brackets on Linux by nethip : Brackets now offers full support for the Linux platform. With an update to the shell with a new version of CEF, Brackets is now fully functional on Linux.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How to Install Pitivi video editor 1.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Pitivi is a Free video editor with a beautiful and intuitive user interface, a clean codebase and a fantastic community.


   Pitivi aims to be an intuitive and flexible video editor that integrates well with GNOME and can appeal to newbies and professionals alike.

  Pitivi 1.0 release candidate “Ocean Big Chair” (0.99). This release has many bug fixes and performance improvements, and is a release candidate for 1.0. Our test suite grew considerably, from 164 to 191 meaningful unit tests.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

How to Install Uebergame 1.1.0.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

Uebergame - Free open source, realism like, multi-purpose, multiplayer, casual, first-person-shooter game


A truly free and open source multiplayer shooter, no strings attached. Have casual deathmatch matches on various scenarios. Build your own levels with the ingame editor and assets that come with the game, or just play around and use it as a sandbox.

New features:
  • New Pazifik Islands level in dawn/day/night/rain versions
  • An extra version of the Pazifik Islands level for main menu background also in dawn/day/night/rain versions
  • New system that displays main menu background levels from random viewpoints for more variation

Install HP Print Drivers HPLIP 3.17.9 Adds New Printers on Ubuntu


    HPLIP is a free, open-source HP-developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux.


Drivers HPLIP 3.17.9 Changelog: 

Added Support for the Following New Printers:
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-One
  • HP DeskJet AMP All-in-One Printer
  • HP OfficeJet 5220 All-in-One Printer
  • HP OfficeJet 5230 All-in-One Printer
  • HP OfficeJet 5232 All-in-One Printer

How to Install FlightGear 2017.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   The FlightGear development team is delighted to announce the v2017.3 "Prague" release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bugfixes. Highlights in this release include: Accurate buildings from OpenStreetMap, voice synthesis of tutorial instructions, improved rendering of Earth from orbit, and a more realistic blackout/redout system.



FlightGear features more than 400 aircraft, a worldwide scenery database, a multiplayer environment, detailed sky modelling, a flexible and open aircraft modelling system, varied networking options, multiple display support, a powerful scripting language and an open architecture. Best of all, being open-source, the simulator is owned by the community and everyone is encouraged to contribute.

Monday, September 25, 2017

How to install Stellarium 0.16.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.


Version 0.16.1 is based on Qt 5.6.2, but it can still be built from sources with Qt 5.4.
This version is bugfix release with some important features:
  • Added moons of Saturn, Uranus and Pluto
  • Added improvements for AstroCalc tool
  • DSO catalog was updated to version 3.2:
  • Added support 'The Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae' (Acker+, 1992)

How to Install GScan2PDF 1.8.7 release on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

     gscan2pdf is a GUI to ease the process of producing PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents. You scan one or several pages in with File/Scan, and create a PDF of selected pages with File/Save PDF. At maturity, the GUI will have similar features to that of the Windows Imaging program, but with the express objective of writing a PDF, including metadata. Scanning is handled with SANE via scanimage. PDF conversion is done by libtiff. Perl is used for portability and ease of programming, with gtk2-perl for the GUI. This should therefore work more or less out of the box on any system with gtk2-perl, scanimage, and libtiff.


GScan2PDF 1.8.7 Changelog: 
  • units to scan and edit paper dialogues.
  • unsupported libsane-perl offered as Frontend choice
  • Fixed support for Poppler (pdftops) as postscript backend.
  • Reload recursion limit in Edit/Preferences Set reload recursion limit as triangular number of number of scan options.  i.e. if there are 5 scan options, the recursion limit is 5+4+3+2+1=15

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


Features
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
    Extensibility
    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 https://sites.google.com/site/mynotex/files/fr.lng?attredirects=0&d=1, 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.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Powder Player – A Torrent Client and Video Player Hybrid, How to Install it in Ubuntu

   Powder Player is the future smart video player and torrent client hybrid that is built around NW.js, Peerflix as well as WebChimera.js. Its super fast and supports streaming to DLNA, Chromecast, AppleTV, browser and other players. Before we proceed on how to install Powder Player on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.


Powder Player Features
  • Fast and reliable
  • Full support for streaming to DLNA, Chromecast, AppleTV, Browser and Other Players.
  • An incredible list of hotkeys that rival those of VLC itself.
  • Finds subtitles in all languages and auto-selects your language, it also supports encoding selection and adding your own subtitles.

How to Install GIMP 2.9.6 Release on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   GIMP 2.9.6 (GNU Image Manipulation Program) the most recent release, is a free cross-platform image editor that runs on various OSes which includes Linux, OS X, Windows etc. With GIMP, you can open and save images to most file formats and it offers many other useful features, plus the scope to add more using its plug-in system.


All platforms will benefit from a change to the image window hierarchy in single window mode, which improves painting performance when certain GTK+ themes are used.


GIMP 2.9.6 Changelog:
Core:
  • Make it possible to use multithreading in GEGL and raise max amount of threads to 64. Given how unstable this feature is, any value above 1 should be currently treated as a step inside an industrial microwave oven with the on/off switch on the outside.
  • New clipboard implementation allows copying/pasting layers and layer groups.

How to install uGet 2.0.10 - Download Manager for Ubuntu

uGet is an Open Source download manager application for GNU/Linux developed with GTK+, which also comes packaged as a portable Windows app.

uGet uses very few resources while at the same time packs an unparalleled powerful feature set. These features include a Queue, Pause/Resume, Multi-Connection (with adaptive segment management), Mirrors (multi-source), Multi-Protocol, Advanced Categorization, Clipboard Monitor, Batch Downloads, Individualized Category Default Settings, Speed Limiting, Total Active Downloads Control, and so much more!


uGet 2.0.10 Changelog:
  • User can use sorting in any category and status.
  • curl plug-in: It can use ftruncate() to create large file.
  • Fix: uGet doesn't close File Descriptor when saving config file.
  • add translation files.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

How to install Curlew 0.2.4 GTK3 Video Converter for Linux

     Curlew is a free multimedia converter for Ubuntu Linux that features small package size, few library dependencies, 100+ output formats, easy to use UI, and more.


    Curlew is written in Python and GTK+ 3, and uses FFMPEG (or Libav-tools) to transcode media files. The main features are:

  •     Easy to use user interface (New GTK3 Header bar).
  •     Hide the advanced options with the ability to show them.
  •     More than 100 output formats.

How to install IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2.3 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA is a Java integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains (formerly known as IntelliJ), and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition. Both can be used for commercial development.


IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2.3 Changelog:
  • fixed:"Call Hierarchy" tab in find usage steals focus
  • fixed:Changelog converted automatically to US-ASCII
  • fixed:Installing new versions of apps loses "font ligature" setting
  • fixed:Unable to build project

Thursday, August 24, 2017

How to install Krita 3.2.0 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.

  •     concept art
  •     texture and matte painters
  •     illustrations and comics

Krita 3.2.0 Changelog:
  • Don’t reset the LUT docker when moving the Krita window between moitors
  • Correctly initialize the exposure display filter in the LUT docker
  • Add the missing pan tool a ction
  • Improve the “Normal” blending mode performance by 30% (first patch for Krita by Daria Scherbatyuk!)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How to install Visual Studio Code 1.15 Released on Ubuntu

   Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity).


Visual Studio Code 1.15 release highlights:
  •  Large file support - Improved performance for large files, no size limit on 64-bit machines.
  •  64-bit Windows builds - Use your computer's full address space with the 64-bit builds.
  •  Find in Markdown preview - Full search for Release Notes, Markdown preview, and Extensions.

How to Install MKVToolNix 15.0.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    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 15.0.0 Changelog:
New features and enhancements
  •  MKVToolNix GUI: multiplex tool: added a new entry to the "source files" context menu labeled "Set destination file name from selected file's name". It will force the GUI to consider the selected file to be the reference for automatically setting the file name, no matter which file was originally added as the first file. It will also force setting the destination file name once if automatic destination file name generation is  turned off in the preferences. Implements part of #2058.

How to install Fotoxx 17.08.2 Photo Editor on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Fotoxx is a free Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection. Image directories (folders) can be viewed as a scrolling gallery of thumbnail images. Navigating directories and subdirectories is simple and fast. Click on a thumbnail for a full window view of the image. The image can be zoomed, panned and scrolled using the mouse. Gallery thumbnails can vary from small to huge. Popup windows can be used to view multiple images at any scale. Galleries are also used to display image search results and albums.


Fotoxx 17.08.2 Changelog:
Technical Changes
  • Thumbnails were enlarged to 512 pixels for faster galleries when using large thumbnails. To implement, delete your present thumbnails so that Fotoxx will generate new thumbnails.
  • Use of shell "cp" command was replaced with a copyfile() function, to make batch functions fail-safe against special characters in file names.

Monday, August 21, 2017

How to install Shotwell 0.26.3 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    Shotwell 0.26.3 is an image organizer designed to provide personal photo management for the GNOME desktop Shotwell can import photos and videos from a digital camera directly. Shotwell automatically groups photos and videos by date, and supports tagging. Its image editing features allow users to straighten, crop, eliminate red eye, and adjust levels and color balance. It also features an auto "enhance" option that will attempt to guess appropriate levels for the image.





Shotwell 0.26.3 Changelog

  • Fix missing XML escape in wallpaper.xml file
  • Fix missing “Photos” menu content
  • Fix missing “find” icon

How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 17.08.02 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  17.08.02 Changelog:
  • Increased maximum Timeline zoom level.
  • Increased Speed field precision to 3 decimal places.
  • Increased maximum value for Speed field to 200x.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

How to Install Avidemux 2.7.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.


Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license.

Avidemux 2.6.20 Changelog:
  • Core: The bundled FFmpeg has been updated to version 3.0.7
  • Core Encoder: A crash encoding MPEG-2 with B-frames disabled has been fixed
  • Core Encoder: An error due to invalid decoding timestamps at the end of encoding with MPEG-2 has been fixed

How to Install GScan2PDF 1.8.5 release on Ubuntu

  gscan2pdf is a GUI to ease the process of producing PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents. You scan one or several pages in with File/Scan, and create a PDF of selected pages with File/Save PDF. At maturity, the GUI will have similar features to that of the Windows Imaging program, but with the express objective of writing a PDF, including metadata. Scanning is handled with SANE via scanimage. PDF conversion is done by libtiff. Perl is used for portability and ease of programming, with gtk2-perl for the GUI. This should therefore work more or less out of the box on any system with gtk2-perl, scanimage, and libtiff.


GScan2PDF 1.8.5 Changelog:
  • support for Poppler (pdftops) as postscript backend.
  • support for libsane-perl
  • Reapply current scan settings for those scanners that reset them when forcing a reload

Sunday, July 23, 2017

How to Install GnuCash 2.6.17 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
 

     Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.

The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 2.6.17, the sixteenth maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series.

GnuCash 2.6.17 Changelog:


Between 2.6.16 and 2.6.17, the following bugfixes were accomplished:

How to install IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA is a Java integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains (formerly known as IntelliJ), and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition. Both can be used for commercial development.


IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 Changelog:
  •     Smarter code completion and control flow analysis
  •     New inspections and refactorings
  •     Java 9 module diagrams
  •     Debugger: filtering arrays, collections, and maps
  •     Kotlin 1.1.3 support

Saturday, July 22, 2017

How to install Visual Studio Code 1.14.1 Now Opens Multiple Project In Same Editor

   Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity).


Visual Studio Code 1.14.1 release highlights:
  •    The refactoring to convert a JavaScript ES5-style function class to an ES6 class is disabled.
  •     Integrated terminal improvements – Find support, select/copy multiple pages
  •     Command Palette MRU list – Quickly find and run your recently used commands
  •     New Tasks menu in top-level menu bar.

How to install GNS3 2.0.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    GNS3 is an open-source software used by network engineers to simulate, test and troubleshoot a virtual as well as real network environment. It enables you to run a small network topology that consists of networking devices such as laptops, desktops, servers, switches, routers, etc. Before we proceed on how to install GNS3 on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its uses.


GNS3 2.0.3 Changelog:
Gui
  •     Display error when we can't export files
  •     Fix auth header not sent is some conditions
  •     If we have auth issue at server startup continue to get better error
  •     Do not override IOU configuration file when you change the image
  •     Fix some PNG loading issues on Windows

How to Install Stacer 1.0.7 – Linux System Optimizing Tool on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    Stacer is an open-source linux system optimizing tool that enables you to check and monitor the performance of your Linux machine. It comes with a beautiful graphical user interface (gui) dashboard that displays state of your CPU, Memory as well as Disk and many others. Before we proceed on how to install Stacer on ubuntu, let’s take a quick look at its features.


Stacer 1.0.7 Changelog
  •   Language Support
  •   Theme Support
  •   Processes Monitor
  •   Multiple Package Uninstall

Thursday, July 20, 2017

How to Install Hugin 2017 on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 & Higher

   Hugin is an easy to use cross-platform panoramic imaging toolchain based on Panorama Tools. With it, you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.

Hugin 2017 Changelog:
The version 2017.0 is mainly a bug fix release. The biggest fixes regard:
  • Several fixes for working with HDR images (display in GUI, photometric optimizer, handling of under/over exposured pixels in merging code).
  • Fixes handling of masks in cpfind when images needs remapping for cp finding.

How to Install LibreOffice 5.3.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   LibreOffice 5.3 represents a significant step forward in the evolution of the software: it offers an introduction to new features such as online with collaborative editing, which increase the competitive positioning of the application, and at the same time provides incremental improvements, to make the program more reliable, interoperable and user-friendly.



LibreOffice 5.3.4 Changelog :
  • RTF import: fix missing upper and lower borders around text
  • sw: Null pointer dereferences
  • fix crash in SfxItemPool
  • fix crash in SfxItemPool

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How to install CopyQ 3.0.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   CopyQ monitors system clipboard and saves its content in customized tabs. Saved clipboard can be later copied and pasted directly into any application.


Features
  • Support for Linux, Windows and OS X 10.9+
  • Store text, HTML, images or any other custom formats
  • Quickly browse and filter items in clipboard history
  • Sort, create, edit, remove, copy/paste, drag’n’drop items in tabs
  • Add notes or tags to items

How to install Flacon 3.0.0 – Audio File Encoder on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Flacon extracts individual tracks from one big audio file containing the entire album of music and saves them as separate audio files.
   Flacon takes the information from the appropriate CUE file. Besides, Flacon makes it possible to conveniently revise or specify tags both for all tracks at once or for each tag separately.


Features

  •     Supported input formats: WAV, FLAC, APE, WavPack, True Audio (TTA).
  •     Supported out formats: FLAC, WAV, WavPack, AAC, OGG or MP3.
  •     Replay Gain analysis (album-gain and track-gain modes).
  •     Multi-threaded conversion process.

Monday, July 3, 2017

How to Install WPS Office 2016 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

  WPS Office (formaerly known as Kingsoft Office) is a high performing alternative office suite to Microsoft Office. It has been consired as the most closest to Microsoft Office compared to others. WPS Office is a more preferred alternative to Micosoft Office and is fully compatible. It is compactible with Microsoft Office PPT, DOC, DOCX, XLS And XLSX Save Documents As A PDF. The WPS Office suite is available for Windows and Linux-based PCs as well as Android and iOS.


WPS Office Highlights
  •     Compatible with Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Mint, Knoppix and more
  •     Supports both 32 and 64 bit systems
  •     Fully compatible with Microsoft Office

How to Install MKVToolNix 13.0.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    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 13.0.0 changelog:
New features and enhancements

  • mkvmerge: MPEG TS reader: information about multiple programs will be output as container properties during verbose/JSON identification.
  •  MKVToolNix GUI: multiplex tool: added a column "program" to the tracks list. Certain container types such as MPEG transport streams can contain multiple programs. The new column will contain the service name (think TV

Thursday, June 29, 2017

How to install Stellarium 0.16.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.



Stellarium 0.16.0 is a stable version (based on Qt5.6 but it can still be built from sources with Qt5.4) that introduces some new features and closes 38 bug and wishlist reports.

New features include
  •  RemoteSync plugin, which allows running several connected instances of Stellarium.
  •  Nonspherical models for solar system objects like asteroids and small moons.
  •  Solar system config file is now split into two parts.

How to Install digiKam 5.6.0 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   digiKam is an easy to use and powerful digital photo management application, which makes importing, organizing and manipulating digital photos a "snap".  An easy to use interface is provided to connect to your digital camera, preview the images and download and/or delete them.



Following the 5th release 5.5.0 published in March 2017, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.6.0 of digiKam Software Collection. With this version the HTML gallery and the video slideshow tools are back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL,

How to Install QOwnNotes 17.06.6 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   QOwnNotes is an open-source note-taking and todo list manager with markdown support and ownCloud / Nextcloud integration. It works on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

  • All notes are stored as plain-text files on your desktop computer.
  • Sync them over devices (desktop & mobile) with your ownCloud or Nextcloud sync client.
  • Use ownCloud Notes to edit your notes in the web.
 
QOwnNotes 17.06.6 Changelog:
  • there now new context menu entries in the note list
    • a New note menu entry to create a new note
    • a Rename note menu entry to rename the note if you allowed the note filename to be different than the headline in the General settings