GTK+ 3.18.8 & 3.19.10 Out Now with RandR 1.5 Fixes, Wayland Startup Notifications

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The GTK+ development team was quite busy this week, and they recently published two new releases of the cross-platform and open-source GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit.

First, the stable GTK+ 3.18 branch received its eight maintenance release, which brings only fixes for some of the bugs reported by users since the previous point release of the software.

Among the issues fixed in GTK+ 3.18.8, we can mention a crash in GtkFileChooserWidget, multiple RandR 1.5 issues… (read more)

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Descent OS 5.0 Linux to Get an Alpha Build After Two Years, Based on Ubuntu 15.10

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

We bet that many of you did not even heard about Descent OS, but we here at Softpedia wrote a few articles a few years ago about the Linux kernel-based operating system.

The fact of the matter is that we introduced you guys to Descent OS exactly four years ago, back in February 2012, when its developer announced the distributi… (read more)

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ownCloud 9.0 to Feature Private and Secure Video Calls, Thanks to Spreedbox

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Founder, maintainer, and CTO of ownCloud, Frank Karlitschek, was happy to inform the world that the upcoming ownCloud 9.0 self-hosting cloud server will implement a free and secure WebRTC teleconferencing system based on Spreed.

As usual, we were very curious to find out what’s the fuss all about, and to our surprise, we found out that Spreed will, in fact, bring private and secure video calls to ownCloud 9.0, which should hit the streets in a few weeks from today, based on… (read more)

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Qt 5.6 Up to RC State, the Final Release Is Just Around the Corner

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Qt Company announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Qt 5.6 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit.

Qt 5.6 has been in development for about two months now, as we reported news on the first Beta build sometime around Christmas 2015 when we told you a thing or two about the upcoming features that will be implemented in the final Qt 5.6 release.

“I am happy to announce that Qt 5.6.0 Release C… (read more)

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Tiny Core Linux 7.0 Launches with Patched Linux 4.2.9 Kernel and Glibc Library

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The team behind Tiny Core Linux, one of the smallest distributions of GNU/Linux on the market, proudly announced the release of Tiny Core Linux 7.0, which users can now download from the official channels.

Tiny Core Linux 7.0 comes with three Beta builds and two RC (Release Candidate) versions, and it has been in development for the past one and a half months. It’s a major release of the operating system that users can easily transform into a desktop, a server, a nettop, an… (read more)

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New Steam Beta Client Updates ALSA, Adds Multiple Steam Controller Improvements

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Yes, there’s yet another Steam Beta Client available for those who live on the bleeding-edge and have switched to the Beta channel of Valve’s acclaimed gaming distribution platform.

The February 23rd release of the Steam Beta Client was, in fact, announced today, February 24, and according to the release notes, it updates the ALSA (Advanced … (read more)

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