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digiKam 5.5.0 Released, See What’s New & How to Install

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The digiKam photo management software 5.5.0 was released earlier today with several improvements in database interface. According to the release note, digiKam 5.5.0 features: threads management improvements to prevent CPU overload. improvements to the similarity tool a garbage collection for the digiKam databases. the database shrinking support for SQLite enhancements in the batch queue manager Watermark tool. database patch: ability ...

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Mozilla Firefox 52 Released [How-to-upgrade]

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Mozilla Firefox 52 was released one day ago. It has been made into main (updates & security) Ubuntu repositories for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10. The changelog in Firefox 52 includes: Added support for WebAssembly. Added automatic captive portal detection, for easier access to Wi-Fi hotspots. Implemented the Strict Secure Cookies specification. Added user warnings for ...

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Shotcut Video Editor 17.03 Released with Performance Updates

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Shotcut, free and open-source cross-platform video editor, has reached the 17.03 release a few days ago with performance and stability improvements. Shotcut 17.03 changelog: Converted the track toggle buttons to icons. Now, you can press Del or Backspace to delete a selected item in the Recent panel. Playback now pauses at the out point in the Source player. (After pause, ...

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Blender 2.78c Released with Performance Updates [PPA]

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A ‘c’ version of Blender 2.78 was released yesterday on February 28 with mainly bug-fixes. Blender 2.78c changelog: Port all changes for automated Cycles testing Fix for wrong render result of hair with BVH motion steps Fix compilation error of GLSL viewport when using Light Path node Fix wrong Brick texture in material viewport Fix crash with material preview and ...

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HandBrake 1.0.3 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

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Handbrake, the popular open-source video transcoder, has reached the 1.0.3 release hours ago with various video / audio, and platform fixes. Handbrake 1.0.3 is a bug-fix release. According to the release note it brings fixes to: Fix H.264 decoding using Libav where the initial GOP was dropped Fix 2-pass x265 encoding where the source header incorrectly specifies frame rate Fix ...

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Evernote Linux Client ‘NixNote’ 2.0 Goes Stable [How-to-Install]

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NixNote, an unofficial Evernote client for Linux, finally reached the 2.0 stable release. The developer announced that: In the immortal words of Homer J. Simpson, “WOOHOO!” NixNote 2.0 is up on SourceForge. After about 5 years I’m finally crazy enough to declare it out of beta. There are still issues (there will always be issues) but I think this is ...

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Inkscape 0.92.1 Released with Various Fixes [PPA]

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Inkscape 0.92.1, a new stability and bugfix release of the open-source vector graphics editor, has been released days ago. Inkscape 0.92.1 brings mainly following bug-fixes: Text: baseline-spacing related issues with regular and flowed text in legacy Inkscape SVG files Text: Default baseline spacing stored in relative units is always converted to document units Path effects: Crash on ungroup if group ...

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Finally Released

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The second point release, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support), was finally released a few hours ago. The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. Like previous LTS series’, 16.04.2 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on ...

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How to Install MPV Media Player 0.24 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

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MPV media player, a fork of MPlayer / MPlayer2, has reached the 0.24 release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and their derivatives. mpv was forked in 2012 from mplayer2, which was forked in 2010 from MPlayer. The motive for the fork was to encourage developer activity by removing unmaintainable code and dropping support ...

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QtWebEngine Browser QupZilla 2.1.1 Released with Fixes

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The fast and lightweight QupZilla QtWebEngine web browser has reached the 2.1.1 release days ago with some fixes. QupZilla is a new and very fast QtWebEngine browser since version 2.0. 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 ...

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