Thursday, June 30, 2016

WeeChat 1.5 Brings New Features And Bug-Fixes

WeeChat is an open-source, multi-platform lightweight and extensible chat client, having a text user interface only. Having support for scripts and plugins that can be loaded either at startup or dynamically, the app has support for IRC.

Also, it permits multiple connections to multiple servers, has support for UTF-8 and can use multiple character sets for encoding/decoding messages.

The latest version available is WeeChat 1.5, which brings the below new features:

New features
  •     core: add Portuguese translations
  •     core: change default value of option weechat.look.nick_color_hash to "djb2"
  •     core: move nick coloring from irc plugin to core, move options irc.look.nick_color_force, irc.look.nick_color_hash and irc.look.nick_color_stop_chars to core, add info "nick_color" and "nick_color_name", deprecate info "irc_nick_color" and "irc_color_name"

How To Install Arduino IDE 1.6.9 on Ubuntu

Arduino IDE 1.6.9 recently released, is an open-source Arduino Software (IDE) that makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software. This software can be used with any Arduino board.

Arduino IDE 1.6.9 Changelog:

  • Catch and report errors during parsing contributed index files
  • Fixed IDE version color on about dialog box.
  • The "always-on-top update notification" popup is now less intrusive.
  • Fixed untraslated string during IDE startup splash window.
  • New arduino-builder: better core library detection, faster operations when recompiling and more. See

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How to install FileZilla 3.19.0 released on Ubuntu

FileZilla is a free, cross-platform and full-featured FTP (File Transfer Protocol) solution for the Linux and Open Source ecosystems. It is also compatible with the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

Features at a glance
The application is easy to use, supports multiple languages, and provides users with support for encrypted file transfers, proxy, MODE Z transfer compression, and speed limits. It can be used to transfer files larger than 4GB, as well as to resume transfers. It supports well known file transfer protocols, including FTP, FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) and SFTP (SSH FTP). In addition, support for proxy includes SOCKS5, HTTP/1.1 and FTP-proxy.

Nmap 7.12 (Network Mapper And Port Scanner) Has Been Released, Install on Ubuntu

Nmap is a command-line network exploration tool that supports ping scanning to determine the online hosts, port scanning techniques and TCP/IP fingerprinting for remote device identification.

The latest version available is Nmap 7.12, which brings the below changes:

  • Avoid file corruption in zenmap.conf, reported as files containing many null ("\x00") characters. Example exceptions:
                 TypeError: int() argument must be a string or a number, not 'list'
                 ValueError: unable to parse colour specification

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How to install MuPDF 1.9 on ubuntu

MuPDF is a free, open-source, lightweight PDF viewer written in C, with all the basic features of any other PDF viewer and vim-like keybinds.

The latest version available is MuPDF 1.9, which has been recently released, coming with changes.

Headline changes:

    New command line tools: create and run.
    New low-level Java interface for desktop and android.
    Bidirectional layout for Arabic and Hebrew scripts.
    Shaping complex scripts for EPUB text layout.
    Noto fallback fonts for EPUB layout.

mutool create:

    Create new PDF files from scratch.
    Read an annotated content stream in a text file and write a PDF file, automatically embedding font and image resources.

How to install Linux Kernel 4.6.3 released on ubuntu

Kernel 4.6.3 has been released, bringing impressive new features and changes.  Linux Kernel 4.6.3. This latest release brings multiple network improvements, filesystem changes, enhancements and optimizations

Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Hightlights
  •     ALSA: hda – Fix headset mic detection problem for Dell machine
  •     x86/entry/traps: Don’t force in_interrupt() to return true in IST handlers
  •     powerpc/mm/hash: Fix the reference bit update when handling hash fault
  •     vxlan: Accept user specified MTU value when create new vxlan link
  •     sparc64: Take ctx_alloc_lock properly in hugetlb_setup().
  •     sparc: Harden signal return frame checks.

Monday, June 27, 2016

How To Install DiffImg 2.2.0 (Image Comparison Tool) On Ubuntu

DiffImg is an open-source image comparison tool written in Qt, used for comparing two images and displays the positions where the pixels differ. Among others, it has an intuitive interface, using OpenCV as backend and has support for comparing 8/16/24/32 bits BMP, PNG, JPG, Tiff, OpenExRimages images.

Current features:

  •     Image difference display : a yellow/red mask can overlay the original/modified images.
  •     Single/Dual panels mode.

Xen 4.7.0 Open Source Virtual Machine released

Xen 4.7.0 recently released, is a completely free and open source virtual machine monitor for x86 computer platforms that has been designed from the ground up to support execution of multiple guest operating systems in isolated environments on a single machine. It is one of the most powerful virtual machine solutions for Linux, UNIX and POSIX OSes.

Xen Project software is an open source virtualization platform licensed under the GPLv2 with a similar governance structure to the Linux kernel. Designed from the start for cloud computing, the Project has more than a decade of development and is being used by more than 10 million users. A Project at The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community is focused on advancing virtualization in a number of different commercial and open source applications including server virtualization, Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS), desktop virtualization, security applications, embedded and hardware appliances. It counts many industry and open source community leaders among its members including: Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, AMD, ARM, Bromium, Cavium, Citrix, Huawei, Intel, NetApp, Oracle, Rackspace, and Verizon Terremark.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

How to install FFmpeg 3.0.2 “Einstein” Has Been Released on Ubuntu

FFmpeg is a popular multimedia framework, that enables the users to easily ncode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play audio and video content.

 FFmpeg 3.0 "Einstein", a new major release, is now available! Some of the highlights:

  •     The native FFmpeg AAC encoder has seen extensive improvements and is no longer considered experimental
  •     Removed support for libvo-aacenc and libaacplus
  •     Over 30 new filters have been added
  •     Many ASM optimizations
  •     VP9 Hardware Acceleration (DXVA2 and VA-API)
  •     Cineform HD decoder
  •     New DCA decoder based on libdcadec with full support for DTS-HD extensions
  •     As with all major releases expect major backward incompatible API/ABI changes
  •     See the Changelog for a list of more updates

ReactOS 0.4.1 (Windows XP Alternative) released

   The ReactOS team is proud to announce the release of version 0.4.1 a mere three months after the release of 0.4.0. The team has long desired an increased release tempo and the hope is that this will be the first of many of faster iterations.

      ReactOS is the best known Windows XP alternative. Imagine running your favorite Windows applications and drivers in an open-source environment you can trust.

ReactOS 0.4.1 Changelog

Due to the brief period of time between the two releases, 0.4.1 is ultimately a refinement of what was in 0.4.0. That is not to say that there are no new features of course, and a few highlights of both categories are listed below.
  •     Activation Context - A fix that came in just a tad too late for 0.4.0, this resolved a problem in the loader that prevented applications depending on various versions of the MSVCRT library from working properly.

How to Install SQLite Browser 3.8 on Ubuntu 16.04

DB Browser for SQLite is a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite.

It is for users and developers wanting to create databases, search, and edit data. It uses a familiar spreadsheet-like interface, and you don't need to learn complicated SQL commands.

Controls and wizards are available for users to:

  •     Create and compact database files
  •     Create, define, modify and delete tables
  •     Create, define and delete indexes
  •     Browse, edit, add and delete records
  •     Search records

Friday, June 24, 2016

PHP 7.0.8 is released

PHP 7.0.8 is released, is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

PHP 7.0.8 ChangeLog
  • Core:
    • Fixed bug #72218 (If host name cannot be resolved then PHP 7 crashes).
    • Fixed bug #72221 (segfault, past-the-end access).
    • Fixed bug #72268 (Integer Overflow in nl2br()).
    • Fixed bug #72275 (Integer Overflow in json_encode()/json_decode()/ json_utf8_to_utf16()).
    • Fixed bug #72400 (Integer Overflow in addcslashes/addslashes).
    • Fixed bug #72403 (Integer Overflow in Length of String-typed ZVAL).

PHP 5.6.23 is released

PHP 5.5.37 is released, is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

PHP 5.6.23 ChangeLog

  • Core:
    • Fixed bug #72275 (Integer Overflow in json_encode()/json_decode()/ json_utf8_to_utf16()).
    • Fixed bug #72400 (Integer Overflow in addcslashes/addslashes).
    • Fixed bug #72403 (Integer Overflow in Length of String-typed ZVAL).

PHP 5.5.37 is released

PHP 5.5.37 is released, is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

PHP 5.5.37 ChangeLog

  • Core:
    • Fixed bug #72268 (Integer Overflow in nl2br()).
    • Fixed bug #72275 (Integer Overflow in json_encode()/json_decode()/ json_utf8_to_utf16()).
    • Fixed bug #72400 (Integer Overflow in addcslashes/addslashes).
    • Fixed bug #72403 (Integer Overflow in Length of String-typed ZVAL).

What's new in the AMDGPU 1.1.0 graphics driver

Release highlights of AMDGPU 1.1.0 include support for the upcoming Polaris 10 and 11 family of AMD GPUs, makes the OpenGL and VDPAU (Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix) interoperation to work with DRI3 enabled, add the "TearFree" option to prevent tearing with reflection and rotation under X.Org Server 1.16 or later.
 The RandR CRTC transformations have been optimized and it should work as expected, with the exception of tearing, which can't be prevented even with the "TearFree" option mentioned above. Also, it looks like RandR's primary output is always marked as 'primary'.

Additionally, the RandR 1.4 provider name isn't hardcoded to "amdgpu" anymore, instead it's now built from the aMD GPU chipset bus ID and name. Thanks to this change, it is now possible to distinguish several graphics cards, which are supported by the AMDGPU driver, by name.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

How To Create WiFi Hotspot In Ubuntu 16.04

Set up your wireless network connection in Ubuntu 16.04. How to create Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu 16.04

Before you start to create WiFi Hotspot in Ubuntu 16.04, disable WiFi and plug in a wired Internet connection to your laptop/PC. Please makes sure that the Ubuntu is connected to a wired Internet and wireless is disabled.

1. Disable WiFi and connect to a wired Internet connection.
2. Go to Network Icon on top panel.
3. Select Edit Connections and then click the Add button (in the pop-up window). You can also select Create New WiFi Network.
4. Choose Wi-Fi from the drop-down menu (under connection type).

How to Install SMPlayer On Ubuntu 16.04 Systems

  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.

   One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... don't worry, when you open that movie again it will be resumed at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume...

   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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

How install Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.22 on Ubuntu 16.04

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.

VirtualBox 5.0.22 released today, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 5.0 which improves stability and fixes regressions. Some addressed issues includes fix for certain 32-bit guests, fixed mouse pointer offset, made old X.Org releases work again with kernels 3.11 and later, fixed X.Org crash after hard guest reset.

Changelog for VirtualBox 5.0.22 (released 2016-06-16)
  •     VMM: fixes for certain Intel Atom hosts
  •     VMM: properly restore the complete FPU state for 32-bit guests on 64-bit hosts on Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs
  •     VMM: new I/O-APIC implementation fixing several bugs and improving the performance under certain conditions

Install G’MIC 1.7.3 (Standalone Software And GIMP Plugin) Has Been Released on Ubuntu

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 1.7.3 which has been recently released, coming with a lot of changes.

New features:
      New filter Colors / Customize CLUT in the GIMP plug-in. This filter allows to create your own CLUT-based color transformation by selecting color correspondence keypoints, which are interpolated afterwards to get a full CLUT in the RGB space.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

How to install Pidgin 2.11.0 Messenger on Ubuntu 16.04

Pidgin 2.11.0 recently released, is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously.

Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.

Supported chat networks: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Firefox 47.0 released with bugfix and how to install on ubunto OS

Mozilla Firefox 44.0.2 was recently released by Mozilla team. This latest release primarily focuses on bugfix. A notable update to this release is it fixes an issue where Firefox hangs or crashes on startup.

New Features in Firefox 47

Since you’re nosey (like us) you want to know exactly what’s changed. We can help you out there.

Firefox 47 can play old YouTube video embeds in HTML5
when Flash is not installed.

Don’t misunderstand this change; I know you’ve watched HTML5 YouTube embeds in Firefox for a long time.

This change is specifically that Firefox is now able to “convert” ye-olde YouTube Flash embeds to HTML5 ones so that you can view them.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

How To Install Shotcut 16.06 On Ubuntu

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.

Version 16.06 is now available for download. There are number of changes and additions in this release:

  •     Show red outline on scrub bar of Source player to indicate selection.
  •     Added Cut, Copy, and Paste to Edit menu and Timeline tool bar.

  •     Changed double-click on Timeline clip to select+seek instead of copying to Source player.

How To Install Install Quod Libet 3.6.2 on Ubuntu

Quod Libet is a music management program. It provides several different ways to view your audio library, as well as support for Internet radio and audio feeds. It has extremely flexible metadata tag editing and searching capabilities, using the same interface as Ex Falso.

Supported formats include MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, and MOD/XM/IT.


Audio Playback
  •         Multiple audio back-ends (GStreamer, xine-lib)
  •         Replay Gain support
  •         Auto-selects between ‘track’ and ‘album’ mode based on current view and play order

The Final Version Of LibreOffice 5.2 Arrives In August 2016

As you may know, LibreOffice is the most popular, open-source, cross-platform office suite, available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS

The Final Version Of LibreOffice 5.2 Arrives In August 2016
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As you may know, LibreOffice is the most popular, open-source, cross-platform office suite, available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Friday, June 17, 2016

How To Install Darktable 2.0.4 On Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04

As you may know, Darktable is an open-source photo workflow application and RAW developers, managing digital negatives in a database and allowing the users to view them through a zoomable light table. Also, the users can develop and enhance raw images.

The latest version available is Darktable 2.0.4, which comes with a huge list of changes.

  •     Actually allow printing with ctrl-p shortcut as advertised in the tooltip
  •     Fix scrolling of the histogram to change the exposure
  •     Fix the restricted histogram when color picking an area
  •     Fix a bug in color reconstruction
  •     Fix an OpenCL bug in tonecurve
  •     Fix a small memory leak
  •     Better error messages in darktable-cli
  •     Fix params introspection for unsigned types
  •     Only depend on glib 2.32

How To Install LibreOffice 5.1.3 on Ubuntu

The Document Foundation has just announced the release of LibreOffice 5.1.3, the third minor release of the LibreOffice 5.1 family, supporting Google Drive remote connectivity on GNU/Linux and MacOS X. LibreOffice 5.1.3 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users.

LibreOffice 5.1.3 Changelog

  •     DOC import: handle subset of STYLEREF natively
  •     clear cache before disposing rest of VCL
  •     prevent cyclic reference zombies

How to install LibreCAD 2.1.0 on Ubuntu

LibreCAD 2.1.0 recently released, is a fully comprehensive 2D CAD drawing tool based on the community edition of QCAD. LibreCAD has been re-structured and ported to Qt version 4 and works cross platform, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse).

This latest release is a years work and it comes with lots and lots of new features, bugfixes and improvements. See hightlight below:


  •     themed icons option
  •     exclusive snap mode (only one mode can be enabled)
  •     custom menu creator (more)
  •     custom toolbar creator (more)

How to Install Wine 1.8.3 released On Ubuntu

Wine 1.8.3 recently released, comes with a number of new features, improvements and bugfixes. A notable update to this release is the addition of lots of NVidia cards to the GPU description table, updates to the national language support files.

Wine 1.8.3 Update

  •     TeX2Word will not install
  •     Cannot scroll documents being compared in winmerge
  •     winhelp: Some images not shown in certain 16-bit Help files
  •     Multiple 64-bit applications crash on startup (violation of the Windows 64-bit ABI, stack pointer (RSP) must be 16-byte aligned when making a call to Win64 API)
  •     Adventure games from Kheops Studio hang after the logo screen (Safecracker, Destination: Treasure Island, Nostradamus: Lost Prophecy, Dracula 3, Return to Mysterious Island 2)