Wine 6.2 Released with Mono 6.0.0 & NTDLL debugger APIs

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The wine team announced the new wine development version 6.2 with a few new features and various bug-fixes. According to the release note, Wine 6.2 updated Mono engine to version 6.0.0, with DirectX support. Other changes include: Support for NTDLL debugger APIs. More WinRT support in WIDL. Xbox One controller fixes on Mac. Bug fixes to Paint.NET, Earth 2160, Foxit Reader, Google SketchUp 13, and many other applications. How to Install Wine 6.2 in Ubuntu: The Wine team has made in the Linux packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10. And you can install it by doing the steps below one by one. Open terminal either by pressing … Read more

Tilix Terminal Emulator 1.9.4 Released, How to Install via PPA

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The Tilix terminal emulator released version 1.9.4 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10 via PPA. Tilix, formerly Terminix, is a free and open-source terminal emulator that uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget. It features terminal screen splitting and drop-down mode support. After one year and a half of development, it finally announced the new release with minimal maintenance. And Tilix is looking for maintainers! What’s new in Tilix 1.9.4: Actually install Yaru color scheme Give every tab the ${title} (instead of “Default”) Add option to strip trailing whitespace on paste. Add shortcut to “Unselect all” Update metainfo data Update to GtkD 3.9.0. … Read more

Voice Chat App Mumble 1.3.4 Released with Important Bug-fixes

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Mumble, voice chat app for gamer, released version 1.3.4 with important bug-fixes. Mumble is a free and open-source VoIP application designed for use by gamer and is similar to programs such as TeamSpeak. Before, the public server list registration script doesn’t have an URL scheme whitelist for the website field. So a malicious server can register itself with a dangerous URL in an attempt to attack a user’s machine. In Mumble 1.3.4, now it only allows http and https schemes in both client-side and public server lists. The new release also fixed an issue that applying a noise gate generates significant packet loss. Due to the mitigation for vulnerabilities discovered … Read more

How to Start Drawing on Your Screen in Ubuntu 20.04 & Higher

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Want to start drawing on your screen and save artwork as PNG or SVG? It’s easy to do this in Ubuntu via Gnome Extension. “Draw On Your Screen” is a Gnome Shell extension allows to start or stop drawing on screen easily via Alt+Super+D keyboard shortcut. With it, you can start free drawing, create basic shapes, insert text, and export your artwork to SVG file. 1.) Install the Gnome Shell Extension: The extension is available as normal software package in Ubuntu repository. Simply open terminal either from your system app launcher, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to install the extension: sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-draw-on-your-screen … Read more

Flowblade 2.8 Released with Customizable Panels Layout, Middlebar

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Flowblade, a multi-track non-linear video editor Linux, released new major 2.8 version today with focused on making the app more configurable. For 1680 x 1050 and higher screen resolution, now you can change the panels layout by moving panels to different positions using View->Panel Placement submenu. The Middlebar now is more customizable by selecting View->Middlebar layout->Free Bar and then selecting which items in Middlebar are displayed and in which order via View -> Middlebar layout – > Configure Free Bar…. The keyboard shortcut is also customizable. First create a custom shortcut group via top-left menu button in “Keyboard Shortcuts” dialog, you can then select this group and change the shortcuts … Read more

How to Install Deepin WeChat, QQ IM in Ubuntu 20.04 [The Easy Way]

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This simple tutorial shows how to install WeChat, QQ instant messenger, Ali Wangwang, QQ Music, QQ Video, iQIYI easily from Deepin repository. For those doing business or having friends / family members in China, it’s hard to avoid using these top apps. Thanks to wine and Deepin Linux, they are working quite good in Linux without native support. Though these wine applications are maintained by Deepin Linux repository, there’s open-source project ported them into Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, make installing them as easy as Ubuntu PPA packages. 1.) First open terminal from system application launcher. When it opens, run command: wget -O- https://deepin-wine.i-m.dev/setup.sh | sh The command will enable 32 … Read more

Shutter 0.95 Released, Removing Outdated Perl Gnome2 Libraries

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The Shutter screenshot tool released version 0.95 a few days ago as the first update after moving to Github, and the first step getting back into Ubuntu universe repositories. Shutter is one of the most popular Linux screenshot applications with editing features. Since Ubuntu dropped old Gnome 2 libraries from the main repositories, Shutter is removed too from Ubuntu repository. The project now is working on removing old dependency libraries and getting back into Linux Distros’ (Arch Linux, Debian, Ubuntu) repositories. And the release of version 0.95 is the first step in the process. Shutter 0.95 changelog: Almost fully dropped the dependency on the outdated Perl Gnome2 library Update translations. … Read more

Darktable 3.4.1 Released with Faster Thumbnail Generation [Ubuntu PPA]

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The open-source raw photo development tool Darktable 3.4.1 was released today. PPA has been updated for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10. The new 3.4.1 version contains mainly bug-fixes that also features minor other changes including faster thumbnail generation during import, and some minor CSS improvements. And there are updated cameras support. White balance presets: Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm X100V Olympus E-M10 Mark IV. Noise Profiles: Canon EOS 1500D Canon EOS 2000D Canon EOS Rebel T7 Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm XF10 Nikon Z 5 Panasonic DC-S1R Pentax K-1 Mark II Sony DSC-RX10M4 How to Install Darktable 3.4.1 in Ubuntu: The OBS repository maintains the software packages for … Read more

How to Install Audacious 4.1 via PPA in Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10, 18.04

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The Audacious audio player 4.1 was released a few days ago. Here’s PPA with the deb binary packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Linux Mint 20, and derivatives. Following the lead of Debian and Fedora, the new release now features dual Qt5 + GTK2 build by default. And it offers an option in the Settings to make it easy to switch between Qt and classic GTK interfaces. Audacious 4.1 also features initial Qt6 support, new Global Hotkeys plugin for Qt, Qt UI implemented and made default in Windows. Other changes include: Implement the Meson build system for Linux. OpenMPT now preferred over ModPlug. Album art in the info … Read more