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How to Install Mesa 17.1.8 via PPA in Ubuntu 17.04


Mesa 3D graphics library has reached 17.1.8 release a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 17.04 via PPA. Mesa 17.1.8 has no new features but only bug-fixes that include: Fix segfault in glCompressedTextureSubImage3D [BYT] ES31-CTS.functional.copy_image.non_compressed.viewclass_96_bits.rgb32f_rgb32f radeonsi/gfx9: add a temporary workaround for a tessellation driver bug mesa: only copy requested compressed teximage cubemap faces docs: add sha256 checksums ...

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Wine 2.15 Released with AES Encryption Support

Wine running Windows apps on Linux

The Wine development release has reached version 2.15 earlier today. Wine 2.15 added support for AES encryption, improved Bezier support in Direct2D, improved chunked transfer in WinInet, and fixed bugs for running Illustrator CS6, emClient, Bricscad, Joystick, Microsoft Outlook 2010, XM6 TypeG, Peavey Revalver IV, FUJITSU Software ATLAS,and Magic Online. How to Install Wine 2.15 in Ubuntu: The official Wine ...

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Shotwell 0.26.3 Released with Fixes (How to Install)

Shotwell Photo Manager

While Shotwell 0.27 is still marked as unstable release, the Gnome photo management software got a new update for Shotwell 0.26 series a few hours ago with various bug-fixes and translation updates. Changes in Shotwell 0.26.3 include: Fix missing XML escape in wallpaper.xml file Fix missing “Photos” menu content Fix missing “find” icon Fix build macro for appstream Fix data ...

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Fotoxx Image Editor 17.08 Released, How to Install

Fotoxx, free and open-source Linux image editing and collection management software, has reached the 17.08 release a few days go. Fotoxx 17.08 release highlight: Thumbnails enlarged to 512 pixels for faster galleries Click to play video file thumbnails via default media player. New widget types to make some dialogs smaller to cover less of the image window. save and recall ...

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New Wine 2.14 Dev Released with Updated Mono Engine

Wine running Windows apps on Linux

The new Wine development release has reached the 2.14 release days ago with new features and a total of 18 bug-fixes. The official repository has made the binary packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and their derivatives. What’s New in Wine 2.14: Mono engine updated with some bug fixes. C++ calling convention workarounds in the IDL compiler. Z-order ...

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Fullscreen Word Processor ‘Focus Writer’ 1.6.6 Released with Fixes


Focus Writer, a simple open-source full-screen word processor, reached the 1.6.6 release days ago with some bug-fixes and translation updates. FocusWriter supports TXT, basic RTF, and basic ODT files. It allows you to customize your environment by creating themes that control the font, colors, and background image to add ambiance. It also features on-the-fly updating statistics, daily goals, multiple open ...

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How to Install LibreOffice 5.4 via Official PPA in Ubuntu


The Libreoffice office suite reached the new major 5.4 release 3 days ago. Now it’s available in the official backports PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Linux Mint 18.x, and their derivatives. What’s new in LibreOffice 5.4: a new standard color palette improved file format compatibility importing PDFs now yield much better quality support for OpenPGP ...

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Gscan2pdf 1.8.4 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu


Gscan2pdf, a graphical tool to produce PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents, has reached the 1.8.4 release hours ago. Several bugs has been fixed in the release. Gscan2pdf is an open-source tool for Linux that features: Compatible with any SANE-capable scanner Crop, threshold & clean up scan Reorder pages via DND Write multi-page scan to PDF, DjVu or TIFF Write ...

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Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.26 Released with Audio / Network fixes


A new maintenance release of Virtualbox 5.1 series, Virtualbox 5.1.26, was released hours ago with various bug fixes to audio, Linux network interface, etc. Virtualbox 5.1.26 changelog: VMM: reset the TSC on VM reset to work around a Windows bug Audio: fixed memory leak when enabled with VRDP connections Audio: fixed creation of too many sound sinks on Linux hosts ...

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PyCharm 2017.2 Released with SSH Agent (How-to Install)


PyCharm IDE has reached the new major 2017.2 release last night. The new release features Docker Compose support on Windows, SSH Agent, Azure Databases, and Amazon Redshift support. PyCharm 2017.2 features: Small improvements for editing Python files Docker Compose is supported on Windows (only for professional) Support SSH Agent to handle SSH private keys. (only for Professional) Database tools fully ...

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