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MPV 0.26.0 Released with Universal Windows Plaform (UWP) Support

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MPV, an open-source MPlayer and mplayer2 based media player, has reached the 0.26.0 release today with new features, bug-fixes, and various other changes. Changes in MPV 0.26.0 include: Universal Windows Plaform (UWP) support (libmpv only) Require FFmpeg >= 3.2 for VA-API/VDPAU hardware decoding Disable DVB support by default since it doesn’t work on some old kernels. Built-in V4L TV support ...

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RSS Guard Feed Reader 3.4.1 Released with New Features

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RSS Guard, a simple open-source (yet powerful) feed reader, reached the new 3.4.1 release a few days ago with great new features and various bug fixes. New features in RSS Guard 3.4.1: Toolbar editor can reset toolbars. Toolbar editor now uses iconified tool buttons. Double click on feed or recycle bin items in feeds list now opens all messages of ...

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Texmaker 5.0 Released with New Interface, PDF engine, HighDPI Support

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Texmaker, an open-source LaTeX editor with integrated PDF viewer, has reached new major 5.0 release one day ago. Texmaker 5.0 Features: new and more modern interface look highdpi support on windows and linux a spellcheck annoying trouble on kde5 has been fixed new pdf engine synctex updated to 1.18 Qt4 support has been removed, Qt5 (>=5.7) is now required updated ...

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PyCharm IDE 2017.1.5 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu

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The PyCharm Python IDE has reached the new 2017.1.5 release one day ago with several bug-fixes. Here’s how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.10 and derivatives via PPA. PyCharm 2017.1.5 fixed following bugs: Segfault in debugger with Python 3.6 Python debugging would generate ‘unknown opcode’ errors. Test runner: nose generates a bunch of empty lines with ...

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Snap App of GIMP Image Editor Available for Testing

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GIMP, a free and open-source raster graphics and image editor, now is available as Snap application in beta channel for testing. Daniel Llewellyn is calling for testing GIMP Snap app on snapcraft forum. It’s GIMP 2.8.20 available in beta channel at the moment. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher) and run command to install it: sudo ...

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Circular App Launcher ‘Gnome-Pie’ 0.7.1 Adds Initial Wayland Support

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Gnome-Pie, a circular application launcher for Linux desktop, has reached the 0.7.1 release. The new release features initial Wayland support though it is very limited for now. Due to the current Wayland state and security concerns, Gnome-Pie in Wayland has following limitations: No key bindings. No delayed activation. No turbo activation. No mouse pointer warping. Only centered Pies. Transparent fullscreen ...

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Advanced Clipboard Manager ‘CopyQ’ 3.0.3 Adds New Documentation

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CopyQ, an open-source, cross-platform, advanced clipboard manager with editing and scripting features, has reached the 3.0.3 release days ago with new documentation, improvements and some bug-fixes. CopyQ monitors system clipboard and saves its content in customized tabs. Saved clipboard can be later copied and pasted directly into any application. CopyQ features: Support for Linux, Windows and OS X 10.9+ Store ...

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Wine Dev 2.12 Released with Audio driver for Android

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Wine, an open-source compatibility layer allows to run Windows applications on Unix-like systems, announced a new development release 2.12 yesterday. Wine 2.12 features: Audio driver for Android. Some performance improvements with async I/O. More RegEdit file parser improvements. Beginnings for MSI user interface support. And following bugs has been fixed in this release: Lost Horizon crash/page fault during Chapter 2 ...

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How to Install The Latest ‘WeeChat’ Chat Client in Ubuntu

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WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client works on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Unix, BSD, and GNU Hurd. While Ubuntu repositories only provide an old version, here’s how to install the latest WeeChat via its official repository in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and derivatives. WeeChat Features: lightweight core with optional plugins. Full-featured IRC ...

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Free Financial-Accounting Software GnuCash 2.6.17 Released

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The GnuCash development team announced a new maintenance release of its personal and small-business financial-accounting software, GnuCash 2.6.17, a few days ago with various bug-fixes and some translation updates. Changes since GnuCash 2.6.16 includes: Prevent changing some Account Options if it has transactions Fix online banking wizard crashes for Windows Alert on missing account currency when opening account Gnucash 2.6.16 ...

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