Monday, December 25, 2017

How To Install VLC 3.0 RC2 On Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

   VLC Media Player is one of the most prominent and also durable multi format, free of charge media player available

Using open source technologies and libraries, VLC has been ported to most computing platforms, including GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, BSD, iOS and Android. VLC can play most multimedia files, discs, streams, allows playback from devices, and is able to convert to or stream in various formats.

VLC 3.0 Changelog:
  • Support network browsing for distant file system (SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS...) and rewrite the parsing of the media files
  • Support keystores: fetch and store passwords securely (sic!) for common protocols (HTTP, SMB, SFTP, FTP, RTSP ...)
  • Autodetect external audio tracks (ac3, m4a, aac, dts...), similar to subtitles
  • Support HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD or DTS-HD
  • Support for 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR)
  • Support output renderers, like ChromeCast

Sunday, December 24, 2017

How to install Virtualbox 5.2.4 Fixed Gnome on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

  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 5.2.4 Changelog:
  • User interface: Adjusting desktop file for X11 window managers
  • User interface: various high resolution display adjustments
  • Audio: fixed SB16 volume handling (5.2 regression)
  • Audio: various fixes

How to install SMPlayer 17.12 Released on Ubuntu 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 17.12 Changelog:
  • SMPlayer works again on Windows XP (32 bit packages only).
  • Two new actions to take screenshots with or without subtitles (they only work when using mpv). Assigned by default to Ctrl+Shift+S and Ctrl+Alt+S.

How to Install Atom Text Editor 1.23.1 on Ubuntu 17.10

   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".

Language support
     Using the default plugins, the following languages are supported in some aspect as of v1.5.1: HTML, CSS, Less, Sass, GitHub Flavored Markdown, C/C++, C#, Go, Java, Objective-C, JavaScript, JSON, CoffeeScript, Python, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, shell script, Clojure, Perl, Git, Make, Property List (Apple), TOML, XML, YAML, Mustache & SQL.

Atom 1.23.1 changelog: 
  • Fixed an uncaught exception in find-and-replace
  • Fix flaky package manager spec
  • :arrow_up: atom-keymap@8.2.6

How to Install Kdenlive 17.12.0 Video Editor on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

    Kdenlive is an open source video editor. The project was started around 2003. Kdenlive is built on Qt and the KDE Frameworks libraries. Most of the video processing is done by the MLT Framework, which relies on many other open source projects like FFmpeg, frei0r, movit, ladspa, sox, etc…

Kdenlive 17.12.0 Changelog:
  • Remove useless audio bitrate on pcm proxy encoding.
  • Update proxy profiles.
  • Make sure playlist proxies have an even height.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

How to Install MKVToolNix 19.0.0 on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

    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 19.0.0 Changelog:

Important notes
  • The MKVToolNix project now contains a [Code of Conduct](
  • The MKVToolNix project's source code repository, bug tracker and wiki have been moved to [GitLab](

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

How to Install GnuCash 2.6.19 the financial-accounting on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

    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.

Monday, December 18, 2017

How to Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

    Eclipse is a well known Integrated Development Environment. It is used by developers all around the world to code their application, it is primarily developed in Java, but programmers can use it to code their applications in various languages like C/C++, COBOL, Fortran, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails etc. It is a cross platform application and runs fine on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS.

Installation instructions:

    Installing Eclipse on ubuntu is not very complex process, first of all make sure to install Java on your Linux system, Eclipse needs java as pre-requisite , run following command to install java on your Ubuntu system.

 for Java 7

$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

or for Install Java 8  Click links  or Install Java 9  Click links

Sunday, December 17, 2017

How to install Qt 5.10.0 released on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

   Qt is much more than just a cross-platform SDK - it's a technology strategy that lets you quickly and cost-effectively design, develop, deploy, and maintain software while delivering a seamless user experience across all devices.

Qt 3D Studio will work with both Qt 5.9 and 5.10. The runtime and the 3D Studio application are both available under commercial and GPL licensing.

Qt 5.10.0 released Changelog:

Qt Core
  • Added rudimentary implementation of QStringView. It is missing some (important) const-QString functions, but is fully functional as an interface type. To be completed for Qt 5.11.

How to install Visual Studio Code 1.19 on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

  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 1.19 release highlights:
  • Performance - Faster startup and other performance improvements.
  • Serviceability/Diagnostics - New VS Code diagnostics, logging, and extension monitoring.
  • Smarter IntelliSense - IntelliSense remembers your previous suggestion choices.
  • Better Tab layout - Tabbed headers can scale to fit the available space.
  • Git side-by-side image diff - Git source control provider can display image changes side by side.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

How to install Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) 2018 Version 7.0.1 on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

   Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, save streaming videos from YouTube, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Video or any other website, resume broken/dead downloads and schedule downloads.XDM seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari and all popular browsers, to take over downloads and saving streaming videos from web.

Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) 2018 Features
  • Download any streaming video – XDM can download FLV videos from popular sites like YouTube, MySpaceTV, and Google Video. After installing XDM, “Download This Video” button pops up whenever you are watching a video anywhere in the Internet. Just click on the button to start downloading clips.
  • Download 5 time faster – XDM can accelerate downloads by up to 5 times due to its intelligent dynamic file segmentation technology.

How to Install MuPDF 1.20 TIFF support on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

   MuPDF, a lightweight PDF, XPS, and E-book viewer.  The renderer in MuPDF is tailored for high quality anti-aliased graphics. It renders text with metrics and spacing accurate to within fractions of a pixel for the highest fidelity in reproducing the look of a printed page on screen. MuPDF is also small, fast, and yet complete.

MuPDF 1.20 Changelog:

This release has a new Android SDK which is easier to use.

These are the git repositories for the SDK projects:
  • mupdf-android-fitz.git has the JNI bindings in a library.
  • mupdf-android-viewer.git has the viewer as an activity in a library.

Friday, December 15, 2017

How to install Darktable 2.2.5 on Ubuntu 17.10

     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.

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

How to Install GIMP 2.9.8 (2.9.9) Release on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

   GIMP 2.9.8 (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.

GIMP 2.9.8 Changelog:
  • The default brush is now "Hardness 050".
  • Verbose version (command line: gimp -v) now displays C compiler information.
  • Transform tools don't commit identity transformation anymore.
  • Manual language can now be selected amongst all installed manuals, which is particularly interesting when no GIMP manuals are available in your GUI language. This will be proposed by default when a manual is not installed for the GUI language (alongside the possibility to read online) and the choice can be edited in preferences.

How to install IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3.1 Released with Few Fixes on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

  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 2017.3.1 Changelog:
  • fixed: External system: do not propose to restore removed modules created for the project preview
  • Performance: High memory usage by VfsAwareMapReduceIndex
  • Exception: CCE at
  • fixed: "Suspicious collections method calls": false positive if argument type is superset of collection type

How to install VLC Media Player 2.2.8 on Ubuntu 17.10 via Flatpak

   VLC Media Player is one of the most prominent and also durable multi format, free of charge media player available

   VideoLAN and the VLC development team are happy to publish version 2.2.8 of VLC media player today.
   This release fixes a security issue in the AVI demuxer. Additionally, it includes the following fixes, which are part of 2.2.7: This release fixes compatibility with macOS High Sierra and fixes SSA subtitles rendering on macOS. This release also fixes a few security issues, in the flac and the libavcodec modules (heap write overflow), in the avi module and a few crashes.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How to install Shotwell 0.26.4 released on Ubuntu 17.10, 18.04

    Shotwell 0.26.4 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 0.26.4 Changelog
  • Fix buld rules for appstream files
  • Fix import progress bar when importing RAW files
  • Fix renaming of backing photos when renaming to lower case on import
  • Fix removing the RAW file when deleting photos and there is no Trash
  • Fix duplicate detection for Canon imports

How to Install Audacity 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 17.04, 18.04 via PPA

   Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
Compilation instructions for Audacity are provided in the source code:

  • Windows: win\compile.txt
  • macOS: mac/Build.txt
  • GNU/Linux: INSTALL.

Audacity 2.2.1 Changelog: 
  • Updated message translations for nineteen languages
  • Several bugs/annoyances in 2.2.0 are now fixed, most importantly:
  • Chains once again apply properly
  • Auto-scrolling works when adjusting selection boundaries

How to Install Wireshark 2.4.3 on Ubuntu 17.10 via PPA

  Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

Wireshark 2.4.3 Changelog:
The following bugs have been fixed:
  • The IWARP_MPA dissector could crash.
  • The NetBIOS dissector could crash.
  • The CIP Safety dissector could crash.
  • "tshark -G ?" doesn’t provide expected help.
  • File loading is very slow with TRANSUM dissector enabled.
  • packet-knxnetip.c:936: bad bitmask ?.
  • packet-q931.c:1306: bad compare ?.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

How to install QupZilla browser 2.2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 & higher

   QupZilla is a new and very fast QtWebEngine browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But from its start, QupZilla has grown into a feature-rich browser.

QupZilla 2.2.2 Changelog:
  • updated available user agent strings
  • added support for "font" option in AdBlock
  • fix build with Qt 5.10
  • fix build on macOS < 10.12
  • fix showing irrelevant domain completions in locationbar

How to install FreeCAD 0.16 on Ubuntu 16.40 & higher

   FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters. FreeCAD is open-source and highly customizable, scriptable and extensible. FreeCAD reads and writes many open file formats such as STEP, IGES, STL, SVG, DXF, OBJ, IFC, DAE and many others.

FreeCAD Features
  •     A complete Open CASCADE Technology-based geometry kernel allowing complex 3D operations on complex shape types, with native support for concepts like brep, nurbs curves and surfaces, a wide range of geometric entities, boolean operations and fillets, and built-in support of STEP and IGES formats

How to install VidCutter 5.0.5 on Ubuntu 17.10, 18.04

    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 5.0.5 Changelog
  • patch release mainly for users of the AppImage binary which has  been overhauled and tested on Ubuntu Trusty, Vivid + KDE Neon.    Also contains latest nightly binary of FFmpeg so SmartCut will    work properly (FFmpeg needs to be fairly recent for proper HEVC    and MPEG-4 Part 2 formats to work in SmartCut mode)
  • fixed timeline slider tooltip displaying time position to only appear when mouse is over the slider widget. this stops it from constantly appearing whenever media position changes. No longer displays constantly during playback unless mouse hovers above timeline.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

How to install IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 Released on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

   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 2017.3 Changelog:
  • Feature: Limit code analysis to user-configurable number of CPU cores to prevent 100% of all cores utilization
  • fixed: Last Idea eap spontaneously crash
  • fixed: Indent provider behaves unexpectedly
  • fixed: Redundant "The project used an invalid path to Node.js" warning for my java project

Friday, December 1, 2017

How to install PyCharm 2017.3 in Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

    PyCharm is an IDE for Python development and has been considered as one of the best Python IDE by the experts. The IDE comes in professional and community edition. The community edition is free of cost, but professional edition has more features.

PyCharm 2017.3 Changelog:
  • performance improvements: Python indexing is twice as fast, JavaScript indexing is up to 40% faster, configuring SSH interpreters is much faster
  • make creating and selecting Python interpreters easier
  • A new scientific mode, which puts all the tools you need for data science at your fingertips (Scientific mode is only available in PyCharm Professional Edition)