Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How to Install Stendhal 1.23 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   Stendhal is a fully fledged multiplayer online adventures game (MMORPG) developed using the Arianne game development system.
   Stendhal has a huge and rich world. You can explore cities, forest, mountains, plains and dungeons. You can fight monsters and become a hero

After an epic battle against evil forces, we released Stendhal 1.23: Cursed!
PS: If you are interested in contributing to Stendhal, please join us in #arianne-chat. Of course you can also join us just say hello :)

How to Install ManaPlus on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   ManaPlus is extended client for Evol Online, The Mana World and similar servers based on eAthena fork. As a 2D style game, Evol Online aims to create a friendly environment where. people can escape reality and interact with others while enjoying themselves. through a fantasy style game. The Mana World (TMW) is a serious effort to create an innovative free and. open source MMORPG. TMW uses 2D graphics and aims to create a large and. diverse interactive world.

ManaPlus Changelog:
  • fix: wrong buffer access.
  • fix: custom currency in shop items list.
  • fix: compilation warnings in some libs.

How to Install FlightGear 2017.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   The FlightGear development team is delighted to announce the v2017.1 "Bergen" 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 2017.1 release highlights:


  • Support for additional layers of scenery, initially for use by OpenStreetMap buildings.

Aircraft Modeling

  • More realistic blackout/redout system based on studies for military training simulations (FGData commit 52e559)

Monday, February 27, 2017

How to Install Simple Weather Indicator 0.9 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04

     Simple Weather Indicator is an elegant and very simple weather indicator for Ubuntu unity and Gnome 3. It is developed with Python and uses an in-house free/open source Weather API called Eris to get the current weather condition of the user’s location.

  • Simple & elegant
  •  Configurable
    •   Automatic/manual location detection
    •   Show/hide location
    •   Enable/disable indicator startup

How to Install HandBrake 1.0.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

     HandBrake is a free and open-source video transcoder, originally developed in 2003 by Eric Petit (aka "titer" from his SVN repository username) to make ripping a film from a DVD to a data storage device easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions.
     HandBrake is available for Linux, macOS, and Windows. It uses third-party libraries such as Libav, libvpx, and x265.

HandBrake 1.0.3 Changelog:

  •     Fixed H.264 decoding using Libav where the initial GOP was dropped
  •     Fixed 2-pass x265 encoding where the source header incorrectly specifies frame rate

How to Install Linphone 3.6.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   Linphone is an open source Voice Over IP phone (or SIP phone) that makes possible to communicate freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging. available on mobile and desktop environments (iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Linux, Windows Desktop, MAC OSX) and on web browsers.

    Linphone makes use of the SIP protocol (an open standard for internet telephony) and can be used with any SIP VoIP operator, including our free SIP audio/video service.

Main features:
  •     Audio & video calls
  •     Multiple calls management
  •     Call transfer, pause and resume

How to Install UMLet 14.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   UMLet is a free, open-source UML tool with a simple user interface: draw UML diagrams fast, build sequence and activity diagrams from plain text, export diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and clipboard, share diagrams using Eclipse, and create new, custom UML elements. UMLet runs stand-alone or as Eclipse plug-in on Windows, OS X and Linux.

UMLet 14.2 Changelog:
  • Fixed pixel displacements on exports
  • Improved relations
  • New option to embed pdf font
  • Many additional fixes

Sunday, February 26, 2017

How to Install Docear 1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management and possesses three features that you will not find anywhere else, namely

  a) A unique approach for organizing literature, focusing on your annotations instead of documents
  b) A unique approach for drafting and writing your assignments, papers, books, thesis, etc.
  c) A research paper recommender systems that recommends papers that are entirely free, instantly to download, and tailored to your information needs

    Due to these three unique features, Docear will fundamentally change your way of organizing, creating, and discovering academic literature. But before explaining these three unique features in more detail, have a look what other researchers and students are saying about Docear…

Saturday, February 25, 2017

How to install ImageMagick 7.0.5 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    ImageMagick is a software suite to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. It can read and write images in a variety of formats (over 200) including PNG, JPEG, JPEG-2000, GIF, TIFF, DPX, EXR, WebP, Postscript, PDF, and SVG. Use ImageMagick to resize, flip, mirror, rotate, distort, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses Bézier curves.

Features and Capabilities

Here are just a few examples of what ImageMagick can do:
  •     Format conversion: convert an image from one format to another (e.g. PNG to JPEG).
  •     Transform: resize, rotate, deskew, crop, flip or trim an image.
  •     Transparency: render portions of an image invisible.
  •     Draw: add shapes or text to an image.

How to install Endless Sky 0.9.6 released on Ubuntu

     Endless Sky is a sandbox-style space exploration game similar to Elite, Escape Velocity, or Star Control. You start out as the captain of a tiny space ship and can choose what to do from there. The game includes a major plot line and many minor missions, but you can choose whether you want to play through the plot or strike out on your own as a merchant or bounty hunter or explorer.

Endless Sky Changelog:
  • Bug fixes:
    • Coalition jobs will now "repeat" instead of only being offered once.
    • Typo fixes.
    • Fixed a bug that caused wildly inaccurate depreciation values on some computers.
    • Fixed a crash due to responding to mouse clicks when the player's flagship is dead.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How to install Kernel 4.10 released on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Linus Torvalds announced the final release of Kernel 4.10 . He wrote on lkml.org:

    So there it is, the final 4.10 release. It’s been quiet since rc8, but we did end up fixing several small issues, so the extra week was all

    On the whole, 4.10 didn’t end up as small as it initially looked. After the huge release that was 4.9, I expected things to be pretty quiet, but it ended up very much a fairly average release by modern kernel standards. So we have about 13,000 commits (not counting merges – that would be another 1200+ commits if you count those). The work is all over, obviously – the shortlog below is just the changes in the  last week, since rc8.

Linux Kernel 4.10 Hightlights
  • Fix missing sanity check in /dev/sg
  • bpf: introduce BPF_F_ALLOW_OVERRIDE flag
  • NTB: ntb_transport: fix debugfs_remove_recursive

How to Install MKVToolNix 9.9.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

     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 9.9.0 changelog
  • GUI: chapter editor: added a character set selection in the preferences for text files. If a character set is selected there, it will be used instead of asking the user when opening text chapter files.
  • GUI: multiplexer: added a column "character set" to the "tracks, chapters and tags" list view showing the currently selected character set for that track.

How to Install KStars 2.7.5 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    KStars is free, open source, cross-platform Astronomy Software. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. The display includes up to 100 million stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets, asteroids, supernovae, and satellites. For students and teachers, it supports adjustable simulation speeds in order to view phenomena that happen over long timescales, the KStars Astrocalculator to predict conjunctions, and many common astronomical calculations.

KStars 2.7.5 features:
  •     Change your geographic location to see how the view of the sky changes with latitude
  •     Understand the difference between sidereal days and solar days by changing the speed of simulation
  •     Attach trails to planets and set a high simulation rate to see their trajectories as they perform retrograde motion

How to Install Kid3 Tag Editor 3.4.5 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   Kid3 is an open-source cross-platform audio tag editor for many audio file formats. It supports DSF, MP3, Ogg, FLAC, MPC, MPEG-4 (mp4/m4a/m4b), AAC, Opus, SPX, TrueAudio, APE, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AIFF, tracker modules.


  •     Edit ID3v1.1 tags
  •     Edit all ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 frames
  •     Convert between ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags
  •     Edit tags in MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, DSF, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex,

Monday, February 20, 2017

Install Bmon 4.0 Linux Network Monitoring Software on Ubuntu

   Bmon is a monitoring and debugging tool to capture networking related statistics and prepare them visually in a human friendly way. It features various output methods including an interactive curses user interface and a programmable text output for scripting.

Bmon 4.0 Changelog:
  •     Use monotonic clock instead of realtime clock
  •     Pick default selected interface based on policy
  •     Collect RX NoHandler statistics if available (Linux)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

How to Install KStars 2.7.4 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    KStars is free, open source, cross-platform Astronomy Software. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. The display includes up to 100 million stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets, asteroids, supernovae, and satellites. For students and teachers, it supports adjustable simulation speeds in order to view phenomena that happen over long timescales, the KStars Astrocalculator to predict conjunctions, and many common astronomical calculations.

KStars 2.7.4 features:
  •     Change your geographic location to see how the view of the sky changes with latitude
  •     Understand the difference between sidereal days and solar days by changing the speed of simulation

Friday, February 17, 2017

How to install PhotoFilmStrip 3.0.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    PhotoFilmStrip creates movies out of your pictures in just 3 steps. First select your photos, customize the motion path and render the video. There are several output possibilities for VCD, SVCD, DVD up to FULL-HD.

PhotoFilmStrip 3.0.1 Features:
Simple user interface
  • The user interface is kept simple, to let the user do the important things - customizing the slideshow.
  • On the left hand side the user can set the motion start point. The motion end point can set up on the right hand side. In the center you can see tool buttons that gives acces to convenience functions to customize the motion path.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

How To Install Rednotebook 1.15 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    RedNotebook is a journal app, with calendar support. Among others, it allows the users to add tags, use bold and italic characters, has support for images, spell check features, automatic saving and backup functions, and many others.

The latest version available is RedNotebook 1.15, which has been released recently, coming with changes.
  • Bundle pygtkspellcheck 4.0.5 since earlier versions contain a bug (lp:1615629).
  • Fix toggling autostart (lp:1628497).
  • Set system tray icon name (lp:1660129).

How to install Ukuu – Simple Tool to Install the Latest Kernels on Ubuntu

   Ukuu utility is a graphical program for notification of release of the new Linux kernel with automatic installer in graphical form, without the need to download separate .deb packages of the kernel.

Ukuu features:
  •     Fetches list of kernels from kernel.ubuntu.com
  •     Displays notifications when a new kernel update is available.
  •     Downloads and installs packages automatically

Sunday, February 12, 2017

How to Install EncryptPad on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    EncryptPad is an application for viewing and editing symmetrically encrypted text. Using a simple and convenient graphical and command line interface, EncryptPad provides a tool for encrypting and decrypting binary files on disk while offering effective measures for protecting information, and it uses the most widely chosen quality file format OpenPGP RFC 4880. Unlike other OpenPGP software which main purpose is asymmetric encryption, the primary focus of EncryptPad is symmetric encryption.

  •     Symmetric encryption
  •     Passphrase protection
  •     Key file protection
  •     Combination of passphrase and key file
  •     Random key file generator

How to Install OpenToonz 1.1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

Opentoonz is software for producing a 2D animation.
      It is based on the software "Toonz", which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years. Dwango launches this OpenToonz project, in cooperation with Digital Video and Studio Ghibli.

Opentoonz 1.1.2 Changelog:

  • "Organize palette" and "Update colors by using picked position" features for the workflow using raster level as a color model.
  • Linked styles enabled.
  • Introduced option for disabling onionskin during playback.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

How to Install RawTherapee 5.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, Linux Mint 18

    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:
  •     Wavelets tool.
  •     Retinex tool.
  •     Monitor profile and rendering intent support.
  •     Print soft-proofing support.

How to Install Kdenlive 16.12.2 Video Editor on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

  Kdenlive is an open source video editing software, based on the MLT framework and FFmpeg libraries. We are a small team and are always welcoming new contributors.

Kdenlive 16.12.2 Changelog:

  •     cdrkit -> cdrtools
  •     Middle-click + move now pans title and monitor scene.
  •     Re-introduce transparency slider in titler background color.
  •     Disable delete tmp folder button if no folder exists.

How to Install ClipGrab 3.6.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

     ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.  It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.

Which sites are supported by ClipGrab?

  • YouTube
         YouTube is the most popular video website in the world. This is also why it is the most important site supported by ClipGrab.
Videos can be downloaded in HD (1080p und 720p) as well as in standard definition (480p, 360p and 240p).

How to install GIMP 2.8.20 Available in PPA on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04, 14.04, 12.04

GIMP 2.8.20 with various bug fixes—the most noticeable one being changes to the weird initial user interface language selection on macOS to make it use the user’s preferred language.

Also, for users on the Microsoft Windows platforms, an annoying oscillating switching between different input devices has been fixed, this should make using a tablet more reliable.

GIMP 2.8.20 Changelog:
  • Core:
    •  Avoid D-Bus error message when built without D-Bus support
    •  fix OS X min required conditional in gimpimagewindow.c
    •  Saving to existing .xcf.bz and .xcf.gz files didn't truncate them and could lead to unnecessarily large files

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

How to Install Kodi 17.0 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   Kodi is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Kodi 17.0 Changelog:
  • Added enhancement/improvements to PVR addon API (connection state change handling, asynchronous updates & more)
  • Added support for navigation controls between EDL (commercial skipping) during PVR recodings playback

How to Install LibreOffice 5.3.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10 via PPA

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.3, one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the application. The office suite is immediately available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and for the first time also for the private cloud.

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 5.3.0 Changelog :
  • adapt odk/examples to incompatibly changed (unpublished) API
  • document is not focused when opening a second window

Monday, February 6, 2017

How to install Sweet Home 3D 5.4 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10 via PPA

   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 5.4 was released on January 31, 2017 with various improvements and corrections.

Sweet Home 3D 5.4 Changelog:
  •     Set the minimum value of visitor's field of view to 2°.
  •     Fixed wrongly displayed rectangular textures when rotated.
  •     Fixed a bug that prevented to close the Untitled window after opening a file under Mac OS X.
  •     Fixed a bug that applied the resolution scale factor too many times on user interface.

How to install Darktable 2.2.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

     Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

announce the third bugfix release for the 2.2 series of darktable, 2.2.3


  •     Fix fatal crash when generating preview for medium megapixel count (~16MP) Bayer images
  •     Properly subtract black levels: respect the even/odd -ness of the raw crop origin point
  •     Collection module: fix a few UI quirks