Tuesday, June 28, 2022

CherryTree 0.37.1 is Released, Available PPA For Ubuntu Derivatives system

 

CherryTree 0.37.1 has been released, A GTK text editor and note taking application for the GNU/Linux operating system (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Linux Lite, Fedora and Debian Flavours)

CherryTree is an open source and multi-platform application designed from the ground up to be used as a sophisticated and hierarchical note-taking utility under the GNU/Linux platform. It is also compatible with the Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Features at a glance
Key features include rich text, syntax highlighting, handling of images, lists, simple tables and codeboxex, alignment of text, tables, codeboxes and images, password protection, spell checking, hyperlinks, copy/paste functionality from other apps, support for copying a list of files, and storing of data in a single XML or SQLite file.

In addition, it allows users to print and save selections, nodes, subnodes or entire trees as PDF files, as well as to export them to HTML or Plain Text files. It can generate ToC (Table of Contents), search and replace nodes, import data from HTML, Plain Text, other CherryTree installation, Gnote, Keepnote, Tomboy, and other applications.

FEATURES:
• rich text (foreground color, background color, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, small, h1, h2, h3, subscript, superscript, monospace)
• syntax highlighting supporting several programming languages
• images handling: insertion in the text, edit (resize/rotate), save as png file
• embedded files handling: insertion in the text, save to disk
• multi-level lists handling (bulleted, numbered, to-do and switch between them, multiline with shift+enter)
• simple tables handling (cells with plain text), cut/copy/paste row, import/export as csv file
• codeboxes handling: boxes of plain text (optionally with syntax highlighting) into rich text, import/export as text file
• alignment of text, images, tables and codeboxes (left/center/right/fill)
• hyperlinks associated to text and images (links to webpages, links to nodes/nodes + anchors, links to files, links to folders)
• spell check (using pygtkspellcheck and pyenchant)
• intra application copy/paste: supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
• cross application copy/paste (tested with libreoffice and gmail): supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
• copying a list of files from the file manager and pasting in cherrytree will create a list of links to files, images are recognized and inserted in the text
• print & save as pdf file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
• export to html of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
• export to plain text of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
• toc generation for a node / node and subnodes / the whole tree, based on headers h1, h2 and h3
• find a node, find in selected node, find in selected node and subnodes, find in all nodes
• replace in nodes names, replace in selected node, replace in selected node and subnodes, replace in all nodes
• iteration of the latest find, iteration of the latest replace, iteration of the latest applied text formatting
• import from html file, import from folder of html files
• import from plain text file, import from folder of plain text files
• import from basket, cherrytree, epim html, gnote, keepnote, keynote, knowit, mempad, notecase, rednotebook, tomboy, treepad lite, tuxcards, zim
• export to cherrytree file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
• password protection (using http://www.7-zip.org/) – NOTE: while a cherrytree password protected document is opened, an unprotected copy is extracted to a temporary folder of the filesystem; this copy is removed when you close cherrytree
• tree nodes drag and drop

SUPPORTED LANGUAGES:
• Armenian (Seda Stamboltsyan, up to date)
• Chinese Simplified (Channing Wong, up to date)
• Czech (Pavel Fric, up to date)
• Dutch (Patrick Vijgeboom, TO BE UPDATED)
• English (default)
• French (Klaus Becker, up to date)
• German (Frank Brungräber, up to date)
• Italian (Vincenzo Reale, up to date)
• Japanese (Piyo, up to date)
• Lithuanian (Zygis, TO BE UPDATED)
• Polish (Marcin Swierczynski, up to date)
• Portuguese Brazil (Vinicius Schmidt, up to date)
• Russian (Andriy Kovtun, up to date)
• Slovenian (Erik Lovrič, up to date)
• Spanish (Daniel MC, up to date)
• Turkish (Ferhat Aydin, TO BE UPDATED)
• Ukrainian (Andriy Kovtun, up to date)

How to Install CherryTree 0.37.1 on Linux Mint / Ubuntu Derivatives :

Because it is available via PPA, installing CherryTree 0.37.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the vlc package. Like this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:giuspen/ppa

update repository ;
sudo apt-get update

Install cherrytree ;
sudo apt-get install cherrytree


After installation is completed, open terminal or seach on ubuntu dashboard to open cherry tree :
sudo cherrytree

To remove, do :
sudo apt-get remove cherrytree 

For other linux platform you can follow this page 

Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ is Available Now For Download

 

Linux Mint is an open source project that provides users with a completely free and easy to use operating system based on one of the most popular free distributions of Linux, Ubuntu. It includes a plethora of applications for common daily tasks.

The best way to describe the Linux Mint operating system is to image a virtual container where we can install one of the Cinnamon or MATE desktop environments on top of a stable base of Ubuntu, and then add some tweaks and in-house built applications.

Linux Mint is known for being a very user-friendly distribution of Linux used by hundreds of thousands of people, especially those who hate the Unity user interface of Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system.

Distributed as 32-bit and 64-bit Live DVDs with Cinnamon and MATE editions
The project is distributed as separate Cinnamon and MATE editions, each one being available for download as Live DVD ISO images that can be deployed on both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures. Users can write the ISO images to USB sticks or blank DVD discs and boot the live environment from either one instead of installing it.



The boot medium has been engineered to boot automatically in 10 seconds, but advanced users can press any key to access the boot menu, which enables them to run a memory test or start an existing operating system from the local disk drive.

The same bootsplash software that is implemented in Ubuntu is also used in Linux Mint, but customized with the distribution’s logo. It is very important to mention here that both Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments are created by the Linux Mint developers.

Important info:
The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:
“Release Notes for Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.


Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).


Upgrade instructions:

  • This BETA release might contain critical bugs, please only use it for testing purposes and to help the Linux Mint team fix issues prior to the stable release.
  • It will be possible to upgrade from this BETA to the stable release.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3. Upgrade instructions will be published next month after the stable release of Linux Mint 18.


Download From All server :


  • Torrent http://torrents.linuxmint.com/torrents/linuxmint-18-cinnamon-64bit-beta.iso.torrent
  • Australia AARNet
  • Australia iiNet
  • Australia Internode
  • Australia Yes Optus Mirror
  • Austria Goodie Domain Service
  • Belarus ByFly
  • Brazil Universidade Federal do Parana
  • Bulgaria Netix Ltd
  • Bulgaria Telepoint
  • Bulgaria University of Ruse
  • Canada University of Waterloo Computer Science Club
  • China University of Science and Technology of China Linux User Group
  • Czech Republic Ignum, s.r.o.
  • Denmark KLID
  • Ecuador CEDIA
  • Ecuador CEDIA Ecuador
  • France Crifo.org
  • France Gwendal Le Bihan
  • France IRCAM
  • France Ordimatic
  • Germany GWDG
  • Germany Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
  • Germany NetCologne GmbH
  • Greece Hellenic Telecommunications Organization
  • Greece National Technical University of Athens
  • Greece University of Crete
  • Iceland Siminn hf
  • Indonesia Jaran.undip
  • Ireland HEAnet
  • Israel Israel Internet Association
  • Italy GARR
  • Kazakhstan Neolabs
  • Latvia University of Latvia
  • Luxembourg root S.A.
  • Netherlands NLUUG
  • Netherlands Triple IT
  • New Caledonia OFFRATEL LAGOON
  • New Zealand University of Canterbury
  • New Zealand Xnet
  • Philippines RISE
  • Poland ICM – University of Warsaw
  • Poland Onet
  • Poland Piotrkosoft
  • Portugal Universidade do Porto
  • Romania ServerHost
  • Russia Yandex Team
  • Serbia University of Kragujevac
  • Slovakia Rainside
  • South Africa Internet Solutions
  • South Africa University of Free State
  • South Korea KAIST
  • South Korea NeowizGames corp
  • Spain Oficina de Software Libre do Cixug
  • Sweden Academic Computer Club, Umea University
  • Sweden Portlane
  • Switzerland SWITCH
  • Taiwan NCHC
  • Taiwan TamKang University
  • Taiwan Yuan Ze University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Thailand Kasetsart University
  • Thailand Kasetsart University
  • Thailand Songkla University
  • Ukraine IP-Connect LLC
  • United Kingdom Bytemark Hosting
  • United Kingdom University of Kent UK Mirror Service
  • USA Advanced Network Computing Lab at the University of Hawaii
  • USA advancedhosters.com
  • USA Fusion Cloud
  • USA James Madison University
  • USA kernel.org
  • USA MetroCast Cablevision
  • USA Nexcess
  • USA TAP Open Source Mirror
  • USA XMission Internet

Friday, June 24, 2022

Calibre 2.60.0 Has Released, Install on Linux Mint and Ubuntu Derivatives

 

Install/Update Calibre 2.60.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS) and Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana

Calibre is an open source e-book library management application designed for the 21th century, for the digital world that were are living in right now. It lets users to manipulate digital books in any way possible. It helps users to easily read ebooks on their personal computer, convert ebooks from one format to another, create electronic books based on recipes of your very own ideas.

Features at a glance
The software can download news from a sleuth of various sources, and comes with a content server for online access. Syncing ebooks to a supported mobile reader device is also possible with Calibre. E-book library management is the the main component of the application, displayed every time you open the application. From here, you can convert and organize e-books in a simple manner. It imports and exports many ebook formats, including ePub, MOBI, AZW, DOC, XML, etc. Just like any other software that can be extended via plugins, Calibre features an internal collection of add-ons, which provide support for editing metadata of ebooks, or add support for various ebook readers.



What’s new in Calibre 2.60.0

New Features:
  • Edit metadata: In the drop down list for languages, show the five most recently used languages first.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for missing navigation documents in EPUB 3 books
  • Kobo driver: Improved configuration dialog for the Kobo Touch device driver
  • Copy to Library: Do not abort the copy process if only some books fail to copy, instead report which books failed and copy the rest.
  • News download: Make all relative links (those starting with /) absolute. Useful when reading on a device that supports web browsing.
  • EPUB metadata: Add an option to disable adding of cover images to EPUB files that declare no cover image in their metadata (Preferences->Plugins->Customize the Set EPUB metadata plugin)

Bug Fixes:

  • ToC Editor: Fix ToC detection in EPUB 3 files with only an NCX and no nav not working
  • E-book viewer: In paged mode, when the window is toggled between full screen and window, repeatedly, preserve the position more accurately.
  • E-book viewer: Fix incorrect page turning when multiple pages are displayed on screen for books that wrap all their content in a single 100% height tag.
  • Fix a regression that broke scheduling a new news download in timezones west of GMT
  • Edit Book: Fix undocked windows not resizable on OS X
  • Fix a regression in 2.57 that broke rescaling of images to fit the output profile screen size during conversion.
  • Fix for file dialogs not working on windows when non-ascii environment variables are present
  • HTML Input: Fix error when converting HTML file with URL encoded filename.

Improved news sources:

  • Handelsblatt
  • New York Times Book Review
  • Antyweb


How to Install/Update Calibre 2.60.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS) and Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana :


Binary install

calibre has a binary install that includes private versions of all its dependencies. It runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Intel compatible machines. To install or upgrade, simply copy paste the following command into a terminal and press Enter:
sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c “import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write(‘Download failedn’); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()”

If you get an error about an untrusted certificate, that means your computer does not have any root certificates installed and so cannot download the installer securely. Follow this page.

Dolpin 5.0 Emulator Released, Available For Ubuntu 15.04 ‘Vivid Vervet’ And Mac OSX

 

Dolphin 5.0 is powered by a revitalized dynamic compiler, requires OpenGL 3.x support (or Direct3D 10 on Windows), there is also an experimental D3D12 back-end but not yet any Vulkan back-end. 

Dolphin is an open-source Nintendo GameCube, Wii, and Triforce emulator for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X (Intel-based). It is the first emulator to successfully run commercial GameCube and Wii games. It is still the only emulator capable of running commercial Wii games. Its name gives reference to the Nintendo Dolphin, which was the codename for the GameCube. Dolphin is a community driven project with developers from all over the world who work together to bring you this high-quality software with remarkable features.

At a basic level, Dolphin 5.0 is more accurate and more efficient than previous builds in every way. Individual games will vary, especially due to various hacks being removed along the way. Dolphin 5.0 can be downloaded for Windows and Mac OS X from our official website: dolphin-emu.org.

System Requirements to run Dolphin 5.0 can be found here but here’s a quick rundown of what changed:

  • 64-bit CPUs and Operating Systems are required.
  • Windows XP is no longer supported. Windows Vista is no longer officially supported.
  • Direct3D10/OpenGL3 Required. This means AMD Radeon 4xxx, NVIDIA GeForce 8xxx, or Intel HD 2xxx minimum! Anything older than that will most likely not work or will have significant glitches.

Dolphin on Android is not getting a release build. This does not mean it’s falling behind or anything. We just did not feel like Dolphin on Android has reached any milestone with these changes. We’d rather it have its own special time in the sun when it comes, instead of tagging it onto what has been an already concerted effort on the desktop release.

Additional information can be found in the project’s release announcement and release notes.

Download For Ubuntu 15.04

WineHQ 1.9.13 Has Been Released, Install on Linux Mint and Ubuntu Derivatives

 
Install/Update Wine 1.9.13 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS) and Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana via PPA


Wine stands for “Wine is not an emulator” and it is an open source command-line software that’s capable of translating Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly for integrating Windows applications into your Linux/UNIX desktop. For regular Linux users, the above means that the Wine software will allow them to run applications which are designed to be installed only on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

It’s not a virtual machine or an emulator

However, Wine should not be confused with a virtual machine or an emulator. It provides binary compatibility, support for graphics, sound interaction, as well as support for modems, networks, scanners, tablets, keyboards, and other devices. The software’s API allows developers to integrate Wine in their projects, and as a result, numerous graphical user interfaces, both free and commercial, appeared on the Internet over the years.

The Wine development release 1.9.13 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 47.
  • More Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 9.0.0.
  • Improvements to GDI paths and metafiles.
  • More progress towards the Direct3D command stream.
  • Joystick support improvements on Mac OS X.
  • Various bug fixes.


Bugs fixed in 1.9.13 :

  •   12851  LEGO Rock Raiders amstream crash
  •   17524  K-Meleon 1.5.2 crashes on startup
  •   17887  Poor graphics (black squares) observed using Many faces of Go program
  •   18745  64-bit Mortal Kombat X crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.GetLargePageMinimum
  •   21817  Demoscene 4K demos can’t cope with Wine builtin d3dx9_xx dll functions being forwarded (Elevated, fr-057)
  •   22819  Some applications like Heroes of Might and Magic 2 display loopback.
  •   23725  Slow typewriting in IBExpert SQL Editor
  •   25458  Saints Row 2 (Steam) crashes when entering game.
  •   34046  GUIMiner crashes when trying to start mining.
  •   35228  RC Cars hangs when music changes
  •   35439  Blackguards demo (non-Steam) shows black screen after launch
  •   35847  wined3d does not recognize cards newer than GTX 770
  •   37128  Clang: Uninitialized variable in a condition in atl_ax.c
  •   37271  Applications get IP address of 127.12.34.56 when lo0 is up on OSX
  •   38962  expr.c:234 and 235 attempted computation of 1 << 31 should be 1u << 31
  •   39172  Fonts rendered as black blobs in StartWrite 6.0
  •   39185  GetPath fails to return the path when using Metafile DC.
  •   40310  Elder Scrolls Online D3D11 needs d3dx11_43.dll.D3DX11CompileFromMemory
  •   40404  Subterrain crashes on loading with wine: Call from 0x7b43c49c to unimplemented function d3dcompiler_47.dll.D3DLoadModule, aborting
  •   40484  Motocross Madness broken geometry on Intel card (works on LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE)
  •   40496  Copy/Past from file to registration bar not working
  •   40540  ReadIntervalTimeout is ignored if there is data in the buffer when ReadFile is called and no data arrives after that
  •   40581  Regression: dsound input recording from microphone lags with 2 seconds delay
  •   40747  Microsoft Expression Web 4 crashes on startup, needs gdiplus.dll.GdipGetImageAttributesAdjustedPalette
  •   40754  GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll._lock_locales
  •   40755  GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function ucrtbase.dll._lock_locales
  •   40756  GOG Galaxy crashes with unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll._calloc_base
  •   40765  Python 3.5.1 interpreter crashes, needs __fpe_flt_rounds
  •   40770  Nvidia GeForce GT 730 not recognized properly
  •   40775  Emergency 3 crashes after starting
  •   40790  Necrovision demo crashes with unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10FilterTexture
  •   40796  Python 3.5.1 interpreter crashes when importing pyqtSlot
  •   40806  AMD TressFX11 demo crashes with unimplemented function d3dx11_43.dll.D3DX11GetImageInfoFromMemory
  •   40853  WeatherSmart 1.8 needs hid.dll.HidD_GetAttributes


Install/Update Wine 1.9.13 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS) and Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana via PPA :


Because it is available via PPA, installing Wine 1.9.13 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the vlc package. Like this:

For 64-bit system, rum command to enable 32 bit architecture:
$ sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386

Add the official wine PPA:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install –install-recommends winehq-devel

After install, Run command on your terminal :
$ sudo winecfg


Compile WineHQ From Source code :

$ wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/1.9/wine-1.9.13.tar.bz2
$ sudo tar jxf wine-1.9.13.tar.bz2
$ cd wine-1.9.13/
$ sudo apt-get install flex bison
# ./configure –without-x –without-freetype
# make
# make install

If already install, you just to update and upgrade :
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations. 

Install Android Studio 2.1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

 
Android Studio 2.0 is available PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS) and Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Elementary OS 0.2 and Elementary OS 0.3 via PPA


Android Studio is a free, cross-platform and open source graphical application implemented in Java and designed from the offset to be used for developing all sorts of applications for the Linux kernel-based Android mobile operating system.

Distributed as a part of the Android Tools project from Google

The Android Studio application is distributed is part of the Android Tools project from Google, which provides several useful and powerful tools for the development of Android apps on multiple platforms.

Among these tools, we can mention several Eclipse plugins, an Android OS Emulator, an Android SDK (Software Development Kit), the AVD (Android Virtual Disk) Manager, Hierarchyviewer, ddms, as well as other useful command-line utilities.



Easy-to-use and intuitive GUI

When fired up, the application will presents itself to the user with an easy-to-use and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that allows the user to create a new project, import an existing project, open an existing project, check out a project from version control, as well as to configure various settings and read the built-in documentation and tutorials. All your recent projects will be displayed at a glance in the sidebar, on the right.



Read this page for Changelog Android Studio 2.0

Install/Update Android Studio 2.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS) and Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana via PPA :

Because it is available via PPA, installing Android Studio 2.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the vlc package. Like this:

Install JAVA :

Android Studio depends on Java, and Oracle Java 7 or 8 is recommended. Open terminal and run the commands like this :
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer oracle-java7-set-default

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio to your system’s Software Sources :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio

update repository and install android studio :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install android-studio

Process installation :



After installation is completed, next to install add on android studio :



How to Upgrade to 2.1.x  ?

wget https://dl.google.com/dl/android/studio/ide-zips/2.1.2.0/android-studio-ide-143.2915827-linux.zip
unzip android-studio-ide-143.2915827-linux.zip
cd android-studio/bin
./studio.sh


And Keep coding for your android 🙂

Add elementary Add (icon theme) on Your Ubuntu Desktop, Looks Like Elementary OS

 


elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution. Some of its more interesting features include a custom desktop environment called Pantheon and many custom apps including Photos, Music, Videos, Calendar, Terminal, Files, and more. It also comes with some familiar apps like the Midori web browser and Geary mail.


elementary OS style icon theme.
Available PPA for elementary OS Freya/Loki and Ubuntu Unity 14.04/16.04:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-add-team/icons
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elementary-add-icon-theme

After installation is completed, change icon using ubuntu Tweak or Unity Tweak tool

Recommends:
On elementary OS better looking with 48px icons on slingshot-launcher:
gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.slingshot icon-size 48

How to Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Stable on Linux Mint / Ubuntu Derivative System

 
How To install and upgrade Linux Kernel 4.6.3 stable on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 Sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems


Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Has Multiple Networking Improvements, Better SPARC Support :

“I’m announcing the release of the 4.6.3 kernel. All users of the 4.6 kernel series must upgrade,” said Greg Kroah-Hartman. “The updated 4.6.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.6.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary.”

What News on Kernel 4.6.3 Stable ?

Looking at the appended shortlog, we can notice that Linux kernel 4.6.3 brings multiple improvements to various hardware architectures, including SPARC, ARM64 (AArch64), ARM, PA-RISC, s390, PowerPC (PPC), and x86, an updated networking stack with many changes for the IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, but also for things like L2TP, Netfilter, Netlink, TIPC, Wireless, Bridge, and switchdev.

A couple of KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), mm, eCryptfs, Crypto, and Intel HDA fixes are also present in Linux kernel 4.6.3, along with updated drivers, in particular networking ones (mostly Ethernet Atheros/Marvell/EZchip/Rocker/STMicroelectronics), but also general-purpose input/output (GPIO), Intel i915, PINCTRL, and SCSI. All users are urged to update to Linux kernel 4.6.3 as soon as possible.

How to Update / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.6.3 stable on Ubuntu / Linux Miint :


To install and upgrade Linux Kernel 4.6.3 stable on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 Sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download Script :
$ wget http://in4serv.com.br/backup/kernel-4.6.3

set permission :
$ sudo chmod +x kernel-4.6.3

Install script :
$ ./kernel-4.6.3

Installation is completed, please reboot your ubuntu system :
$ sudo reboot

After reboot your system, check your kernel version :
$ uname -a


WARNING: Installing a new kernel may render your system unusable or unstable. If you proceed with the installation using the instructions below, make sure you back up any important data you have to an external hard drive.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Enjoy! I hope this article adding you more clarity.

Peppermint OS 7 Has Been Released, based on Ubuntu 16.04 and uses LXDE as the default desktop environment

 
The developers of Peppermint OS have announced the launch of a new version of the lightweight Ubuntu-based distribution. The new version, Peppermint OS 7, is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and uses LXDE as the default desktop environment. 


Peppermint is an open source distribution of Linux based on the Lubuntu operating system, which is an official flavor of the widely used Ubuntu OS built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, which is also the default graphical interface for this distro.

Peppermint 7 (Peppermint-7-20160616) hightlights:-

  • Along with the shift to the 16.04 (xenial) code base, Peppermint 7 continues our policy of choosing the best components from other desktop environments, wherever that may be, and integrating them into a cohesive whole with our own software.
  • This time around whilst staying with LXDE core session management for lightness and speed, we’ve listened to our users who demanded a more modern, functional, and customizable main menu and switched out lxpanel in favour of the xfce4-panel and whiskermenu. We’ve also added a new ‘Peppermint Settings Panel’ to further consolidate settings into one place.
  • Due to Google’s dropping of 32bit Chrome and move to PPAPI plugins (which effectively ends flash support in 32bit Chromium) we’ve now moved back to the Firefox web browser for the first time since Peppermint One. With the Mozilla Prism project long since deprecated, moving back to Firefox entailed a rebuild of Ice (our in house SSB framework application) to allow Firefox to open SSB’s in a similar fashion to Chromiums ‘-app’ mode, so Ice now fully supports the creation and removal of SSB’s for Firefox, Chromium, and Chrome .. we ship with Firefox by default but you can choose whichever of these browsers suits you best in the clear knowledge Ice will still do the business.
  • We have a new look, flatter than previous editions (though not too flat) with a dark gtk theme by default and colorful icon choices, we’ve put together a small collection of images by the brilliant photographer Ray Bilcliff with his kind permission .. If you’d like to see more of his outstanding work, please visit: http://trueportraits.com/or his Google+ page (photos): https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+raybilcliff
  • Because Firefox is known to have some issues with dark gtk themes on a few websites (such as white text on a white background in the Youtube search box) we’ve locked Firefox to a light theme independent of the system default, so we’ve also created a simple to use ‘Firefox Themer’ application which you can find in the new Peppermint Settings Panel, which allows you to unlock/relock the Firefox theming .. so the choice is still yours.
  • We’ve switched text editors from gedit to pluma because of the odd way gedit now handles windows decoration which leaves it at odds with the rest of the system theming.
  • There are many other small refinements squeezed into Peppermint 7, indeed a definitive and exhaustive list would probably make this announcement totally unreadable and deny you the excitement of exploration and discovery, so why not take it for a spin and see what you can find .. after all that’s half the fun right (?).

As with previous releases we invite you to compare Peppermint to other operating systems, we are confident you will be impressed. To take Peppermint Seven out for a test drive, please visit our website at peppermintos.com where you can download it for free. If you need help installing Peppermint Seven, or have any questions about using it, we have a second-to-none user support team at forum.peppermintos.com please drop in even if only for a chat with friendly like-minded people .. hope to see you there.

Additional information can be found in the project’s release announcement and release notes.

Download Peppermint OS 7 32 BIT
Download Peppermint OS 7 64 BIT

DDRescue-GUI 1.5.1 (Data Recovery) is Available Deb Package For Linux Mint and Ubuntu Flavours

 
DDRescue-GUI 1.5.1 is released, A graphical user interface for the popular GNU ddrescue command-line application For Linux Mint and Ubuntu Derivatives system


DDRescue-GUI an user-friendly, multiplatform, freely distributed and open source graphical application implemented in Python and designed to provide users with an easy-to-use GUI (Graphical User Interface) front-end for the awesome GNU ddrescue command-line software.

What is GNU ddrescue?
GNU ddrescue is an open source and free command-line software written by Antonio Diaz Diaz and designed to be used for data recovery tasks. It can copy data from one file or block device to another.

Rescue data from damaged computers
The application allows users to rescue data from damaged computers more easily than using the ddrescue program from a command-line interface, such as a via a terminal emulator software.

What’s new in DDRescue-GUI 1.5.1

  • A maintenance release of DDRescue-GUi has been released to fix a non-security related bug in the authentication dialog.
  • I will also be fixing the Elapsed Time counter and adding support for ddrescue 1.21 soon, so stay tuned!

DDRescue-GUI 1.5.1 is Available Deb Package for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS) :

To install DDRescue-GUI on ubuntu derivatives system, , open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus :
wget https://launchpadlibrarian.net/266151011/ddrescue-gui_1.5.1xenial-0ubuntu1~ppa1_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i ddrescue-gui_1.5.1xenial-0ubuntu1~ppa1_all.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

Ubuntu 15.10 Wily werewolf :
wget https://launchpadlibrarian.net/266150814/ddrescue-gui_1.5.1wily-0ubuntu1~ppa1_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i ddrescue-gui_1.5.1wily-0ubuntu1~ppa1_all.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS)
wget https://launchpadlibrarian.net/266150666/ddrescue-gui_1.5.1trusty-0ubuntu1~ppa1_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i ddrescue-gui_1.5.1trusty-0ubuntu1~ppa1_all.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

After installation is completed, search DDRescue-GUI on ubuntu Dashboard :


Open with your ubuntu root password, and push Authenticate button


The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Pidgin 2.11.0 is Released, Multi-protocol instant messaging client on Linux Mint and Ubuntu Derivatives

 




Pidgin is an open source project that provides users with a multi-protocol instant messaging client that includes a wide range of attractive of benefits. It is supported under Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

Supports a wide range of IM protocols
Supported IM protocols include XMPP/Jabber, IRC, ICQ, AIM, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Google Talk, MySpaceIM, Zephyr, Bonjour, MXit, Sametime, Groupwise, MSN, SIMPLE, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Japan, and Facebook.

Features at a glance
The application features buddy pounces, certificates, custom smileys, moods, room list, file transfers, sounds, system tray integration, spell checking, custom themes, automatic reply, idle time reporting, and much more.

Standard IM functions include the ability to add buddies, add groups, add and join chats, view user information and log, sort contacts by status, recent log activity, manually, or alphabetically, as well as to view offline buddies, empty groups, idle times, buddy details and protocol icons.


What’s new in Pidgin 2.11.0 :

General:

  • 2.10.12 was accidentally released with new additions to the API and should have been released as 2.11.0. Unfortunately, we did not catch the mistake until after 2.10.12 was released, but we’re fixing it now. See ChangeLog.API for more information.
  • Include the Mozilla certificate bundle. This fixes connecting to servers with certificates from Let’s Encrypt. Remove all 1024-bit CAs

libpurple:

  • media: fix an issue with ximagesink displaying only a corner cut-out of a larger webcam video (Jakub Adam)
  • mediamanager: update output window destruction so that it reflects recent changes in the media pipeline structure (Jakub Adam)
  • Ported Instantbird’s CommandUiOps to libpurple (Dequis)

Pidgin:

  • Fixed #14962
  • Fixed alignment of incoming right-to-left messages in protocols that don’t support rich text
  • Fix a potential crash while exiting pidgin

AIM:

  • Add support for the newer kerberos-based authentication of AIM 8.x
  • Windows-Specific Changes:
  • Use getaddrinfo for DNS to enable IPv6 (#1075)
  • Updates to dependencies: NSS 3.24 and NSPR 4.12.
  • Bonjour
  • Fixed building on Mac OSX (Patrick Cloke) (#16883)

ICQ:

  • Stop truncating passwords to 8 characters like old ICQ clients did. (#16692). If you actually needed this, truncate your password manually by pressing backspace a few times.

IRC:

  • Base64-decode SASL messages before passing to libsasl (#16268)

MXit:

  • Fixed a buffer overflow. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos. (TALOS-CAN-0120)
  • Fixed a remote out-of-bounds read. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos. (TALOS-CAN-0140)
  • Fixed a remote out-of-band read. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos. (TALOS-CAN-0138, TALOS-CAN-0135)
  • Fixed an invalid read. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos (TALOS-CAN-0118)
  • Fixed a remote buffer overflow vulnerability. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos. (TALOS-CAN-0119)
  • Fixed an out-of-bounds read discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos. (TALOS-CAN-0123)
  • Fixed a directory traversal issue. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos (TALOS-CAN-0128)
  • Fixed a remote denial of service vulnerability that could result in a null pointer dereference. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos. (TALOS-CAN-0133)
  • Fixed a remote denial of service that could result in an out-of-bounds read. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos (TALOS-CAN-0134)
  • Fixed multiple remote buffer overflows. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos. (TALOS-CAN-0136)
  • Fixed a remote NULL pointer dereference. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos (TALOS-CAN-0137)
  • Fixed a remote code execution issue discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos. (TALOS-CAN-0142)
  • Fixed a remote denial of service vulnerability in contact mood handling. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos (TALOS-CAN-0141)
  • Fixed a remote out-of-bounds write vulnerability. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos. (TALOS-CAN-0139)
  • Fix a remote out-of-bounds read. Discovered by Yves Younan of Cisco Talos. (TALOS-CAN-0143)


How to install Pidgin 2.11.0 on Linux Mint / Ubuntu Derivatives ;

To Install Pidgin 2.11.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

sudo apt-get build-dep pidgin
wget ‘https://sourceforge.net/projects/pidgin/files/Pidgin/2.11.0/pidgin-2.11.0.tar.bz2/download’ –output-document=pidgin-2.11.0.tar.bz2
tar xjvf pidgin-2.11.0.tar.bz2
cd pidgin*
./configure
make

sudo make install
sudo ldconfig
pidgin

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Point Linux 3.2 Released, Debian-based Linux operating system that uses the MATE desktop environment

 


Point Linux is an easy-to-set-up-and-use Linux distribution, designed especially for users who are looking for a stable, fast and predictable workstation. It is targeted at experienced users, as well as at the business/IT sector.

Distributed in multiple editions
It is distributed as two editions, Full and Core. While the first one provides users with a complete collection of open source applications and utilities, as well as a full-featured desktop environment, the latter doesn’t include all the apps that are available in the first edition.

It is very important to mention here that while the Full Edition is bundled with proprietary hardware drivers and multimedia codecs, the Core Edition includes only free multimedia codecs and drivers.


See Point Linux 3.2 release note

What’s new in Point Linux 3.2

  • Inability to install from custom made flash drives fixed
  • Firefox package replaced with Debian’s firefox-esr
  • Thunderbird is not installed by default
  • Flash plugin removed due to security reasons
  • Plymouth theme changed to spinner
  • Up to date Debian Packages
  • Do not show ‘virtualbox kernel service is not running’ banner
  • Boot from local drive ability fixed in LiveCD boot menu

Download

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Fedora 24 is Released And Available For Download

 


Fedora is an open source Linux distribution based on and sponsored by Red Hat. It is a consumer operating system distributed in different editions. Being based on Red Hat Linux, the distro uses the RPM package manager to install, update and remove packages.

Distributed in multiple editions, as Live CDs or installable DVDs
It provides users with installable-only Live DVD ISO images, as well as Live CDs for each of its custom editions. A very large ISO image with the distro’s sources, as well as the installable DVDs, are available for download in this entry. The latter come with all the desktop environments supported by Fedora and distributed on the separate Live CDs, including GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, and MATE.

The Fedora Project has embarked on a great journey… redefining what an operating system should be for users and developers. Such innovation does not come overnight, and Fedora 24 is one big step on the road to the next generation of Linux distributions. But that does not mean that Fedora 24 is some “interim” release; there are great new features for Fedora users to deploy in their production environments right now!


GNOME 3.20, KDE Plasma 5.6, Mono 4.2, GCC 6, and more

While the Fedora 24 Workstation, which is the main edition offered on the project’s website, ships with the latest stable GNOME 3.20.2 desktop environment, the Fedora 24 KDE Plasma Spin comes with the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop. All the Fedora 24 flavors are built using the GCC 6 compiler.

The NetworkManager 1.2 is present as well in Fedora 24 Workstation and other Fedora Spins that use the software for managing network connections. Other GNU/Linux technologies included in Fedora 24 Linux are Mono 4.2, Boost 1.60, Node.js 5.10, Python 3.5, Ruby 2.3, Golang 1.6, etc..

Fedora 24 is available to download as we speak as Live ISO images for 64-bit, 32-bit, and ARM architectures. Shortly after the Fedora 24 release, users of the Fedora 23 operating system will be able to upgrade to Fedora 24 using the GNOME Software application.

Friday, June 17, 2022

WineHQ 1.8.3 is Released, Available PPA on Linux Mint / Ubuntu

 
How to Install / update WineHQ 1.8.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems


Wine stands for “Wine is not an emulator” and it is an open source command-line software that’s capable of translating Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly for integrating Windows applications into your Linux/UNIX desktop. For regular Linux users, the above means that the Wine software will allow them to run applications which are designed to be installed only on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

It’s not a virtual machine or an emulator
However, Wine should not be confused with a virtual machine or an emulator. It provides binary compatibility, support for graphics, sound interaction, as well as support for modems, networks, scanners, tablets, keyboards, and other devices. The software’s API allows developers to integrate Wine in their projects, and as a result, numerous graphical user interfaces, both free and commercial, appeared on the Internet over the years.

The Wine maintenance release 1.8.3 is now available.

What’s new in this release:
  • Various bug fixes.
  • A lot of NVidia cards added to the GPU description table.
  • Updates to the National Language Support files.

How to Install WineHQ 1.8.3 on Linux Mint / Ubuntu Derivatives ;

To Install WineHQ 1.8.3 on on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging
$ sudo apt-get install winehq-staging

Remove Wine:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:wine/wine-builds

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7 RC3 on Linux Mint / Ubuntu Derivatives

 
Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.7 RC3 with a Fix for an NFS Issue, How to Upgrade  Linux Kernel 4.7 RC3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems


Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more.

Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Features at a glance
Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

Linux 4.7-rc3 is the third Release Candidate version in the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.7, the next major kernel branch, which should see the light of day sometime in mid-July. And, according to Mr. Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.7 RC3 appears to be a fairly quite release whose only major change is a fix for a pending NFS issue.

“Nothing particularly odd has been going on. As promised, rc3 has the fix for the NFS issue that was pending last rc. Not that anybody seems to have noticed (also as expected),” said Linus Torvalds. “The diffstat looks fairly normal and innocuous. But it all is pretty small.”

Read more at Softpedia

How to Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7 RC3 on Linux Mint / Ubuntu Derivatives ;

To Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.7 RC3 on on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download Installation Script :
$ wget http://in4serv.com.br/backup/kernel-4.7-rc3

set permission :
$ sudo chmod +x kernel-4.7-rc3

Install script :
$ ./kernel-4.7-rc3


How to Install manual download :

For Ubuntu 32 bit :
$ wget  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc3_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_all.deb  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc3-generic_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_i386.deb  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-image-4.7.0-040700rc3-generic_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_i386.deb

For Ubuntu 64 bit :
$ wget  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc3_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_all.deb  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700rc3-generic_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_amd64.deb  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7-rc3-yakkety/linux-image-4.7.0-040700rc3-generic_4.7.0-040700rc3.201606121131_amd64.deb

Update and upgrade Linux Kernel 4.7 RC3 stable
# sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Atfer install complete, update grub and reboot your computer and choose new kernel in grub :
# sudo update-grub
# sudo reboot

WARNING: Installing a new kernel may render your system unusable or unstable. If you proceed with the installation using the instructions below, make sure you back up any important data you have to an external hard drive.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Enjoy! I hope this article adding you more clarity.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

SMPlayer 16.6.0 is Released, Install on Ubuntu / Linux MInt via PPA

 
SMPlayer 16.6.0 is available for Download, how to Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems


SMPlayer is a very popular open source video playback application that provides a wide range of features. It is based on the MPlayer command-line application and it’s fully compatible with the GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The application is basically an advanced GUI (Graphical User Interface) front-end for MPlayer, allowing users to watch movies, TV shows, DVD-Video discs, as well as listen to radio stations, playback music files and view YouTube videos.

Features at a glance
Key features include audio track switching, seeking by mouse wheel, built-in video equalizer, multiple speed playback, filters, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, playlists, automatic updates, and automatic download of subtitles for films.

It provides users with a familiar user interface, especially if you’ve used the KMPlayer application. While they are both written in Qt and use the KDE runtime libraries, the main difference is that SMPlayer is more advanced than KMPlayer.

Thanks to its built-in codecs, the software can playback various audio and video files formats, including MP3, AVI, MKV, FLAC, OGG, WMV, WMA, MP4, MPEG, MPG, VOB, as well as DVD-Video, VCD, and Audio-CD discs. In addition, it can play TV, radio streams or custom URLs.

Users can quickly choose an audio or subtitle track (if multiple are available) for the currently playing video directly from the main toolbar. Works MKV and AVI files, as well as with DVD-Video discs.

Another cool feature is the ability to seek a video with the mouse wheel, quickly navigating backward or forward in any video. Furthermore, it is possible to adjust the gamma, contrast, brightness, saturation and hue of a video files from the integrated equalizer accessible from the Video menu.

What’s new in SMPlayer 16.6.0

Support for 2 in 1 computers with touch screens:
  • SMPlayer includes now a ‘tablet mode’, available in the menu Options. When the option is turned on it makes some changes in the interface so that it would be easier to control SMPlayer by touching the screen.
  • the size of windows and fonts are increased
  • sliding vertically in the video changes the volume, sliding horizontally seeks in the video
  • tapping while in fullscreen displays the floating control
  • When the user changes the tablet mode in the Windows 10 action center, SMPlayer will detect it and ask if it should switch to the SMPlayer’s tablet mode as well.

Send video to an external screen:
  • Now it’s possible to send the video to a second screen connected to the computer, while controlling the application in the computer’s screen.
  • There’s a new option in the menu Video: send video to screen. It shows a submenu with all connected screens.
  • One of the screens is labeled as ‘primary screen’, which is the computer’s screen. If you send the video to another screen the video will be displayed on that screen in fullscreen mode. The SMPlayer interface will remain in the computer’s screen where you can control the video (seek, change volume, subtitles, playlist, open another video, etc.) while the video is displayed on the second screen. If you send the video to the primary screen the video will be re-attached to the SMPlayer window.
  • Note this feature requires the desktop to be set as ‘extended’.

Support for high DPI screens:
  • On high DPI (dots per inch) screens SMPlayer looked very tiny. Now the interface is automatically scaled so it looks correctly. There are also settings in Preferences -> Interface -> High DPI where you can adjust manually the scale factor or turn off this feature.

Global shortcuts:
  • Now it’s possible to use the media keys (play/pause, stop, volume+/-, etc.) as global shortcuts. That means that those keys will work even when SMPlayer is in the background. You can activate this option in Preferences -> Keyboard and mouse.

Settings are remembered for online streams too:
  • This means that, for example, SMPlayer can resume playback or set bookmarks on YouTube videos or other online streams (as long as they are seekable).

Other changes in SMPlayer 16.6:
  • New themes: Masalla, Papirus and PapirusDark.
  • Built by default with Qt 5.

How to Update / install to SMPlayer 16.6.0 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint :

To install SMPlayer 16.6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-skins smplayer-themes

To remove SMPlayer on ubuntu, do :
$ sudo apt-get remove smplayer smplayer-skins smplayer-themes