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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How to Install VueScan 9.5.80 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   VueScan is one of the most widely used scanning application available for the Linux platforms. It works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. It has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning, and other features used by professional photographers.

VueScan 9.5.80 Changelog:
  • Improved scan quality with some Minolta film scanners
  • Added support for HP Deskjet 3700
  • Added support for duplex scanning with some Samsung scanners

How to install Peek 1.0.3 - The Record Animated GIF Images on Ubuntu 17.04

Peek makes it easy to create short screencasts of a screen area. It was built for the specific use case of recording screen areas, e.g. for easily showing UI features of your own apps or for showing a bug in bug reports. With Peek you simply place the Peek window over the area you want to record and press "Record". Peek is optimized for generating animated GIFs, but you can also directly record to WebM or MP4 if you prefer.

    Peek is not a general purpose screencast app with extended features but rather focuses on the single task of creating small, silent screencasts of an area of the screen for creating GIF animations or silent WebM or MP4 videos.

Peek 1.0.3 Changelog:
  • package: fixed installing man page
  • package: fixed Debian packaging

Monday, June 26, 2017

Install LyX 2.2.3 – The WYSIWYM Document Processor on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG).

   LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a graphical interface. This results in world-class support for creation of mathematical content (via a fully integrated equation editor) and structured documents like academic articles, theses, and books. In addition, staples of scientific authoring such as reference list and index creation come standard. But you can also use LyX to create a letter or a novel or a theatre play or film script. A broad array of ready, well-designed document layouts are built in.

Install jEsuSdA Color Palettes for GIMP, Inkscape on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   The present project is a personal collection of Color Palettes for use in free software programs such as Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus or Krita.

  • Unify all palettes. Now both Gimp, Inkscape and Krita can use the same color palettes.
  • Create a version of the Scribus color palette compatible with Gimp, Inkscape and Krita.
  • Create a custom version of the Pantone color palette: PANTANO Coated, which can be used in Inkscape, Gimp and Krita.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

How to install Flacon 2.1.1 – 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.

  •     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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How to Install yED 3.1.7 – The Visio Replacement for Linux on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    yEd is a powerful diagramming multipurpose application which can be used to create high quality diagrams.
    Created by yWorks, one of the unique feature of yEd is to import external data for analysis and its automatic layout arranging algorithm. This Java based utility has the ability to import data from spreadsheet and arrange them in tree/structures.

yED 3.1.7  Changelog:

New Features
  •     Added import support for the GraphML file format variants of our commercial yFiles diagramming libraries yFiles for JavaFX (3.x version series) and yFiles for HTML (2.x version series).
  •     The 'Find...' command and the 'Select Elements' tool now additionally support text matching using the full power of regular expressions.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How to Install Hydrogen 0.9.7 – Advanced Drum Machines on Ubuntu

    Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine and pattern based programming app that is available for Ubuntu, Linux and Windows as well. This free and open source app is used to create the sound of drums, cymbals, other percussion instruments.

Hydrogen 0.9.7  Changelog:
  • The color of the SongEditors squares is now configurable
  • Added support for midi cymbal choking
  • Added support for midi hihat pressure control
  • Added hihat pressure groups
  • Added basic non session manager support

Monday, June 19, 2017

How to Install Bluefish 2.2.10 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages. See features for an extensive overview, take a look at the screenshots, or download it right away. Bluefish is an open source development project, released under the GNU GPL licence.

    Bluefish is a multi-platform application that runs on most desktop operating systems including Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS-X, Windows, OpenBSD and Solaris.

Bluefish 2.2.10 Changelog:
     Bluefish 2.2.10is a maintenance release. Various language files have been improved, most notably languages that include CSS. There are also various fixes for newer gtk versions and for gtk on wayland (which is now the default on Fedora Linux). A new feature in the 2.2.10 release is the possibility to import/export syntax color styles, included are styles for a light and a dark theme. Last there have been fixes for a few rare crashes.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

How to Install GnuCash 2.6.16 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 2.6.16, the sixteenth maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series.

How to install Android Studio 2.3.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development, based on IntelliJ IDEA . On top of IntelliJ's powerful code editor and developer tools, Android Studio offers even more features that enhance your productivity when building Android apps

Android Studio 2.3.3 changelog:
  •     Android Studio can now convert PNG, BMP, JPG, and static GIF files to WebP format. WebP is an image file format from Google that provides lossy compression (like JPEG) as well as transparency (like PNG) but can provide better compression than either JPEG or PNG.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 17.06.02 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  17.06.02 Changelog:
  • This version changes the maximum duration for a still image from 10 minutes to four hours. As with previous versions, if you need an image to appear longer, you can add the image more than once. In addition to some other bug fixes, this version fixes a broken Chinese translation and adds a Hungarian translation. 

How to install Krita 3.1.4 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 3.1.4 Changelog:
  •     Fix a crash when trying to play an animation when OpenGL is disabled in Krita
  •     Fix rendering animation frames if the directory you’re trying to render to doesn’t exist
  •     Don’t open the tablet/screen resolution conflict dialog multiple times
  •     Don’t scale down previews that are too small in the transform tool: this fixes a rare crash with the transform tool

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How to install VidCutter 3.5.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    VidCutter is an open-source video trimmer app for Linux, Windows and macOS. It’s built using Python and Qt5, and uses FFmpeg as its decoding and encoding backend. It lets you cut, split or trim large video files in to smaller, easier to share clips.

VidCutter 3.5.0 Changelog:
  •     redesigned timeline & slider with timecode labels at fixed intervals as per  regular video editors
  •     thumbnail previews on timeline; the entire timeline background is overlayed with thumbnail previews which looks good + helps you target where you want to mark a start/stop point. thumbnil generation is threaded so will not  slow the app down or hinder your use of it. thumbnails will regenerate on app resize
  •     thumbnail previews and on screen display toggle buttons added to far left of main toolbar; what they do is self-explanatory

How to install OpenTTD 1.7.1 Transport Tycoon Deluxe game on Ubuntu 17.04

    OpenTTD 1.7.1 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 1.7.1  changelog
  • Fix: Add missing game script event for ships arriving at a station.
  • Fix: StringID truncation to 16 bits broke string remapping test.
  • Fix: Infinite loop in pathfinder when checking safe waiting position from a waypoint.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Install HP Print Drivers HPLIP 3.17.6 Adds New Printers

    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 3.17.6 Changelog:
Added Support for the Following New Printers:
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M607n
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M607dn
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M608n
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M608dn

Monday, June 12, 2017

How To Install Install Quod Libet 3.9.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    Quod Libet is a GTK+-based audio player written in Python, using the Mutagen tagging library. It’s designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (don’t worry, regular searches work too). It lets you display and edit any tags you want in the file, for all the file formats it supports.

   The latest version available is QuodLibet 3.9.1, which has been recently released, bringing a huge list of changes:

  • python-zeitgeist no longer used
  • python-feedparser required (no longer optional)
  • python-faulthandler required
  • GTK+ 3.14 required (was 3.10)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

How to Install G’MIC 2.0 via PPA on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   G’MIC (GREYC’s Magic Image Converter) is a editing tool, that can be used with GIMP or as a standalone application, being available for both Linux and Windows. G’MIC provides a window which enables the users to add more than 500 filters over photos and preview the result, in order to give the photos some other flavor.

G’Mic comes with different interfaces: a command-line tool, an interface for webcam manipulation, build in Qt and a library and plugin for GIMP.

The latest version available is G’Mic 2.0 which has been recently released, coming with a lot of changes.

How to Install OpenToonz 1.1.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

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 1.1.3 Changelog:

  • Introduced New Theme: Astral_048, 072, and 128.
  • Xsheet Toolbar.
  • New Fx: SoapBubble Iwa.
  • New Fx: Bokeh Iwa.

How to Install Wine 2.10 release on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   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.

Wine 2.10 changelog:
  • tmpfile() fails when run from Unix path
  • Sound Recorder crashes on encoding PCM Sample
  • Unreal Engine 3 games don't render anything on OS X

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Qmmp Music Player 1.1.9 'Winamp Like' on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   qmmp is a free and open-source audio player written in C++ with the help of the Qt library. It officially supports the operating systems Linux, FreeBSD and Microsoft Windows. It is the only audio player not featuring a database that uses the Qt library. The default user interface of qmmp is inspired by Winamp.

Qmmp 1.1.9 changelog:
  •     using relative skin path for portable configuration;
  •     improved WASAPI support;
  •     fixed cursors support in the skinned user interface;
  •     fixed freezing when using DirectSound output;
  •     fixed documentation;

Thursday, June 8, 2017

How to Install YouTube-DL GUI 0.3.8 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    Youtube-dlG is an open-source front-end GUI written in wxPython. List of supported sites. The tool is quite simple, all you need to do is simply
  •     paste the video URLs (one URL per line) in the box
  •     set the format, quality, subtitles, etc in the Options dialog
  •     and finally click the Download button.
The software depends on wxPython, Python 2.7+. And FFmpeg is required as optional if you want to convert downloaded video to audio files.

YouTube-DLG 0.3.8 Changelog
  • Optionsframe centering

How to install Resetter 1.0.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Resetter is an application built with python and pyqt that will help to reset an Ubuntu, Linux-Mint, and some other distros to stock, without having to manually re-install by using a live usb/cd/dvd image.

How does it work?
  •     Typical case of auto apps reset
    installed programs list - updated manifest = non-default programs
    updated manifest - installed programs list = MPIAs

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How to install Plasma Desktop 5.10 on Ubuntu 17.04

    The KDE® Community is a free software community dedicated to creating an open and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation.

Plasma Desktop 5.10 Changelog:
  • Share odrs reviews instance between flatpak and packagekit.
  • Fix compile.
  • Fix duplicate Discover entry on the Application Menu.
  • Update required KF5 and Kirigami dependencies.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

How to Install Atom Text Editor 1.17.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   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".

How to Install MKVToolNix 12.0.0 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 12.0.0 changelog:

New features and enhancements
  •     MKVToolNix GUI: the key combination Ctrl+Shift+Space will now toggle the selection of the current item in all tree views where multiple selections are allowed.
  •     MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor: added the extension `*.cue` (for cue sheet files) to the "open chapter file" dialog.

How to install LiVES Video Editor 2.8.6 Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features.

    LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ's and video editors - mix and switch clips from the keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline.
LiVES 2.8.6 Changelog: 
  • Remove dependency on (deprecated) GLee.
  • Show audio as volume levels in Clip Editor.

How to install Shotwell 0.26.2 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Shotwell 0.26.2 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 0.26.2 Changelog
  • Fix issue when minimizing publishing UI on Unity
  • Fix browsing on GVFS-mounted file systems
  • Fix missing linebreaks in comments when writing back meta-data
  • Fix crash when no import plugin is selected

Monday, June 5, 2017

How to install KiCad EDA 4.0.6 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   KiCad is an open source software suite for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The programs handle Schematic Capture, and PCB Layout with Gerber output. The suite runs on Windows, Linux and OS X and is licensed under GNU GPL v3.

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest stable release of KiCad. The 4.0.6 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the last release.

KiCad EDA 4.0.6 Changelog:
Library changes:

You may need to update your footprint library table in pcbnew, because some footprint libraries have been renamed as follows:
  •     Buttons_Switches_ThroughHole.pretty → Buttons_Switches_THT.pretty
  •     Capacitors_ThroughHole.pretty → Capacitors_THT.pretty

How to Install FreeFileSync 9.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and synchronize folders for Windows, Linux and macOS. It is designed to save your time setting up and running data backups while having nice visual feedback along the way.

FreeFileSync 9.1 Changelog:
  • Fixed crash when getting invalid data after item type check
  • Fixed copying symlinks pointing to network folders
  • Support resolving network paths in the NT namespace
  • Support FTP servers with broken MLST command (Pure-FTPd)

How to Install Enlightenment 0.21.8 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   The original reason Enlightenment exists - The Window Manager. From here everything else spawned. This is really the flagship product, closely followed by EFL itself. The window manager is a lean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. It is classed as a “desktop shell” providing the things you need to operate your desktop (or laptop), but is not a whole application suite. This covers launching applications, managing their windows and doing other system tasks like suspending, reboots, managing files etc.

Enlightenment 0.21.8 Changelog:
Al Poole
  •     Fix macro namings in relation to endianness.
  •     Fix compiler type warnings (snprintf)
  •     E keyboard settings - use the same icon as the keyboard settings dialog
  •     Add user to AUTHORS.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

How to install Vectr 1.15 A free Vector Graphics on Ubuntu 17.04

   Vectr is a free graphics software used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. It’s a simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool to bring your designs into reality. Furthermore, with its easy-to-use user interface, anyone can unleash their creativity as an illustrator or graphic designer. Before we proceed on how to install vectr on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

Vectr Features
  • Vectr’s basic graphics editor is free forever
  • Can be used to create any 2D graphic
  • It can be used to create graphics for business cards, greeting cards, icons, websites, illustrations, logos, resumes, brochures, posters, presentations, and much more

How to install Darktable 2.2.5 on Ubuntu 17.04

     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.

Darktable 2.2.5 Changelog:
New features:
  •     When appending EXIF data to an exported image, do not fail if reading of EXIF from the original file fails
  •     Support XYZ as proofing profile
  •     Clear DerivedFrom from XMP before writing it
  •     bauhaus: when using soft bounds, keep slider step constant