Tuesday, October 31, 2017

How to Install GScan2PDF 1.8.8 release on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

     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 1.8.8 Changelog: 
  • Filter out 1 and 2 digit integers from tool warnings. Show original message, not filtered message.
  • Add option to profile only after successfully applying it
  • Fix default value for unpaper script direction.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

How to Install Arduino IDE 1.8.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   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 1.8.5 Changelog
  •  Added workaround for menu visibility bug in MacOSX 10.13 beta. Thanks @puybaret
  •  Fixed bug for negative-font-size.
  •  New/Rename tabs now allows names starting with a number. 

How to install Android Studio 3.0 Released on Ubuntu

  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 3.0 changelog:
  • Support for Android 8.0.
  • Support for building separate APKs based on language resources.
  • Support for Java 8 libraries and Java 8 language features (without the Jack compiler).
  • Support for Android Test Support Library 1.0 (Android Test Utility and Android Test Orchestrator).

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Youtube-DL 2017.10.20, a Youtube Video Downloader released

youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com. 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
  • 1up.com
  • 20min
  • 220.ro
  • 22tracks:genre
  • 22tracks:track

How to Install Wine 2.0.3 stable 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 2.0.3 stable changelog:
  • unimplemented function ole32.dll.OleGetIconOfFile
  • tmpfile() fails when run from Unix path
  • Lost Horizon crash/page fault during Chapter 2
  • Sound Recorder crashes on encoding PCM Sample

Monday, October 23, 2017

How to Install LibreOffice on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing).

LibreOffice Changelog :
  • unknown Read [Caolán McNamara]
  • sw: DeleteAndJoin found yet another way to delete new redline [Michael Stahl]
  • SYLK import: check ;X;Y;C;R col/row validity early [Caolán McNamara]
  • unknown Read [Caolán McNamara]

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Virtualbox 5.2.0 Released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, 17.10

  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 5.2.0 Changelog:
This is a major update. The following major new features were added:
  • VM export to Oracle Cloud (OPC)
  • Unattended guest installation
  • Overhauled VM selector GUI (improved tools VM / global tools handling, new icons)
  • Added experimental audio support for video recording

How to install Fotoxx 17.08.3 Photo Editor on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, 17.10

   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 17.08.3 Changelog: 
  • Bugfix: user settings for video file types were not being saved. 
  • Bugfix: add missing popup diagnostic for libraw (RAW file) errors. Bugfix: check for hugin, not hugin-executor (recent change? distro diversity?).

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Install HP Print Drivers HPLIP 3.17.10 Adds New Scaner 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 3.17.10 Changelog: 
Added Support for the Following New Scanners:
  • HP Scanjet Enterprise Flow N9120 fn2 Document Scanner
  • HP Digital Sender Flow 8500 fn2 Document Capture Workstation
Added support for the following new Distro's:
  • Debian 9.1

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.