Orca Open-Source Screen Reader Gains New Settings and Commands, Web Improvements

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The developers of the powerful Orca open-source screen reader and magnifier have announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the Orca 3.19.3 release.

According to the internal release notes that have been attached at the end of the article for reference, Orca 3.19.3 is a feature release that adds new settings and commands. Worth mentioning are a GUI option that lets users configure the capitalization style, and support for creating separate cell-vs-row … (read more)

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American Megatrends (AMI) Joins SUSE Linux’s 64-Bit ARM Partner Program

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a hardware and software company that specializes in BIOS and UEFI firmware, PC hardware, data storage products, remote and server management tools, as well as unique solutions powered by Linux and Android, has been proud to announce that it has joined SUSE’s 64-bit ARM Partner Program.

SUSE, the company behind one of the most acclaimed enterprise Linux kernel-based operating systems, SUSE Linux, as well as the community-developed openSUSE GNU… (read more)

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GTK+ Adds Visual Updates to the Adwaita Theme, Improves Wayland Support

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The developers behind the open-source and cross-platform GTK+ GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit have announced today, December 16, the release and immediate availability for download and testing of GTK+ 3.19.5.

The GTK+ 3.19.5 release is a development milestone towards the next major stable version of the project, GTK+ 3.20, which will be unveiled next year along with the highly anticipated GNOME 3.20 desktop environment. For now, GTK+ 3.19.5 is being distributed as pa… (read more)

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-8.5 Landed Safely on Ubuntu Phones, OTA-9 Gets New Features

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

A few minutes ago, December 16, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report to inform us about what’s going on in the Ubuntu Touch world regarding the OTA software update.

We’ve already reported earlier that the OTA-8.5 hotfix was officially released, and it landed safely on users’ Ubuntu Phone devi… (read more)

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GNOME 3.20 to Have Separate X11 and Wayland Sessions in Display Manager

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The third development milestone towards the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment, version 3.19.3, should be released later today, which means that more and more of its core components and apps are being updated each hour.

GDM (GNOME Display Manager) was updated just a few minutes ago, December 16, to version 3.19.2, and we’ve managed to take a look at the internal changelog, which, of course, we have attached at the end of the article for reference, for some new features.

To o… (read more)

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GNOME Control Center Updated for GNOME 3.20 with Redesigned Mouse & Touchpad Panel

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The GNOME developers are working around the clock these days to release the third milestone towards the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment, so we’ve spotted a few more updated apps on the FTP channel.

The GNOME 3.19.3 development snapshot is scheduled for release later today, December 16, but most certainly, GNOME devs will have to delay it for a day or two due to bugs that need to be fixed in the desktop environment’s core components and applications.

Today, we wou… (read more)

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KDE Applications 15.12 Launches for KDE Plasma 5.5 with Spectacle Screenshot Tool

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

A few moments ago, December 16, 2015, KDE had the great pleasure of announcing the final release and general availability of the KDE Applications 15.12 collection of apps for the KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment.

After one Beta build and a Release Candidate (RC) version, KDE Applications 15.12 launches today for the next-generation KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment, which was released last week with dozens of new features, polished functions, and countless bugfixes, upda… (read more)

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