Monday, September 25, 2017

How to install Stellarium 0.16.1 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.

Version 0.16.1 is based on Qt 5.6.2, but it can still be built from sources with Qt 5.4.
This version is bugfix release with some important features:
  • Added moons of Saturn, Uranus and Pluto
  • Added improvements for AstroCalc tool
  • DSO catalog was updated to version 3.2:
  • Added support 'The Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae' (Acker+, 1992)

How to Install GScan2PDF 1.8.7 release on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

     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 1.8.7 Changelog: 
  • units to scan and edit paper dialogues.
  • unsupported libsane-perl offered as Frontend choice
  • Fixed support for Poppler (pdftops) as postscript backend.
  • Reload recursion limit in Edit/Preferences Set reload recursion limit as triangular number of number of scan options.  i.e. if there are 5 scan options, the recursion limit is 5+4+3+2+1=15

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How to Install Pragha Music Player 1.3.90 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

     Pragha is reproducer and administrator of music for GNU/Linux, based on Gtk, sqlite, and completely written in C, constructed to be fast, light, and simultaneously complete without obstructing the daily work. Pragha was originally derived of Consonance Music Manage

Full integration with GTK+3, but always independent of Gnome or Xfce.
Two panel desing inspired on Amarok 1.4. Library and current playlist.
Library with multiple views, according tags or folder structure.
Search, filtering and queue songs on current playlist.
Playing and edit tag of mp3, m4a, ogg, flac, asf, wma, and ape files.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

How to Install Claws Mail 3.15.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+, featuring

    Quick response
    Graceful, and sophisticated interface
    Easy configuration, intuitive operation
    Abundant features
    Robustness and stability

The appearance and interface are designed to be familiar to new users coming from other popular email clients, as well as experienced users. Almost all commands are accessible with the keyboard.

Claws Mail 3.15.1 Changelog:
Bug fixes:
  • bug 3348, 'Contact pictures not deleted when contact is deleted'
  • bug 3721, 'Fails to build in Debian kfreebsd-*'
  • bug 3744, 'Crash upon deleting tags.'

How to install oStorybook 5.01.00 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

   Storybook is an open source software for writers, essayists, authors. Used from the draft to the final work, with oStorybook you can never lose the history of the field of view. oStorybook helps you to maintain control over the various developments of your story.

oStorybook 5.01.00 Changelog: 
   A little ahead of the usual schedule, the new version 5.01.00 is now available. You will find many evolutions here:
  • new typist mode
  • the special characters button is now in the editor tools
  • modification of the editor Party (notes on the Common tab)
  • addition of the edit button in the list of components of the editor

How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 17.09.04 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  17.09.04 Changelog:
  • Renewed the code signing certificate for the Windows installer and executable.
  • Updated SDL to v2.0
  • Updated FFmpeg to v3.2
  • Updated x264, x265, and vp8/9 to the latest stable versions.

How to install MyNotex 1.4.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

    MyNotex is a free software for GNU/Linux to take notes, to file documents and to manage activities. Notes are gathered under different subjects and are made by a title, a date, a tags (keywords) list and a free-length text. This may be formatted: it is possible to change the font name, size and color of a selected text and of its background, and also to set bold, italic, underline and strike-through; the text may have pictures within it. The software can manage paragraph alignment, bullets, numbered and alphabetic lists with automatic indentation. Each note may have any number of attachments (files of every kind), and has also a spreadsheet-like grid to manage a list of activities which is quite similar to the one used in many software of project management. The various activities of one or all the notes of a file may be shown in a diary view and possibly exported in iCal format. A single file of MyNotex contains various notes filed under different subjects.

Bugs in MyNotex 1.4.0
  • The French language file is broken, so the menu items are not shown. As a workaround, download the correct French language file from, rename it as "translation-1.4.0" and copy it in the folder ~./config/mynotex overwriting the existing file with the same name (fixed in the 1.4.1 version).