Wednesday, December 5, 2018

How to install Oracle Java 11 long-term support on Ubuntu

   Java 11 has arrived. The new release is the first planned appearance of Oracle's long-term support (LTS) releases, although Oracle has also grandfathered in Java 8 as an LTS release to help bridge the gap between the old release model and the new approach

Java 11 Changelog
  • Standardize the incubated HTTP Client API introduced in JDK 9, via JEP 110, and updated in JDK 10
  • New Collection.toArray(IntFunction) Default Method
  • The locale data based on the Unicode Consortium's CLDR (Common Locale Data Registry) has been updated for JDK 11.
  • Lazy Allocation of Compiler Threads
  • ZGC (Experimental): a brand-new garbage collector designed for sub-10ms pause times (even on large heaps) with an aim of no more than a 15% performance penalty.
  • Epsilon GC is the new experimental no-op garbage collector. Epsilon GC only handles memory allocation, and does not implement any memory reclamation mechanism. It is useful for performance testing, to contrast costs/benefits of other GCs.

How to Install GScan2PDF 2.2.0 release on Ubuntu 18.04

    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 2.2.0 Changelog: 

  • Check validity of device blacklist regex when applying preferences
  • Modify preference “Force new scan job between pages” to only take effect when scanning from flatbed.
  • Fixed crash switching frontend option in Edit/Preferences between libimage-sane-perl and scanimage.
  • Fixed visibility of scan widgets when switching from libimage-sane-perl to scanimage.
  • Collect all warning and error messages in one dialog.

Install HP Print Drivers HPLIP 3.18.12 on Ubuntu 18.04

    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 3.18.12 Changelog: 

Added Support for the Following New Printers:
  • HP Tango
  • HP Tango X
Added support for the following new ScanJet Device:
  • HP Scanjet Pro 2000 S1

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

How to install Krita 4.1.1 released on Ubuntu 18.04

   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 4.1 is the second feature release in the Krita 4 series and is released only three months after 4.0. But there is still a heap of interesting new things and improvements to check out!

Krita 4.1.1 Changelog:
  • Added context menu (right click) options for transform tool. This makes it easier to change your transform type between perspective, free, warp, etc.
  • Added context menu (right click) options for crop. This makes it easier to use without needing the tool options open.
  • New Cursor option. Force brush outline to always be shown at 100%
  • HEIF file format can now be opened and saved to. Thanks to a patch by Dirk Farin. Note that this is not enabled in the default builds because the libraries needed to build the import/export filter are very new.
  • Ask the user what DPI they want their SVG images imported with
  • Multibrush tool now accepts decimals for the angle
  • Fixes to links for new documentation site

How to install Opera 56 Released on Ubuntu 18.04

Opera 56 elease there is mostly incremental changes, but we are looking forward to seeing what people can do with the new CSS conical gradient support. Below is a quick overview of changes. Follow the links for more details, specifications and examples.

Features in Opera 56:
  • Add volume control for video pop out.
  • Hover over the title of pop out video and click back to tab.
  • Add new option in Settings > Advanced > Browser > User interface for the scroll to the top of the page feature
  • Add a page zoom indicator in the address and search bar when the zoom level for a page changed.
  • Easy bug reporting via O menu > Help > Report an issue.
  • Redesigned about page, and tidied up the settings.
  • For more, see the announcement.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

How to install Virtualbox 5.2.18 Released on Ubuntu 18.04

  VirtualBox  is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home 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 5.2.18 Changelog:
  • VMM: See user manual.
  • VMM: fix loading with recent binutils and self-built versions of VirtualBox
  • NAT: fix --nataliasmode sameports which is a valid setting
  • VRDP: fixed VM process termination on RDP client disconnect if 3D is enabled for the virtual machine  

How to install Curlew 0.2.5 GTK3 Video Converter for Ubuntu 18.04

     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 a GTK3 software written in Python and uses ffmpeg/avconv for media encoding. The latest Curlew 0.2.5 features:
  • Added an option to include all audio tracks of file.
  • Added support for merging files.
  • Added Fade In/Out filter feature.
  • Added paste "from the Clipboard" feature.
  • Use Home directory as default converting destination.
  • Hide unused page/widget.
  • Add xplayer to players list.
  • Colored buttons (Convert/Close).
  • Removed CSD option.
  • Deleted stdeb config files and use native debian packaging system.
  • Fix disabled convert button issue.