Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.22 with Support for Monitor Rotation on Wayland

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Mutter window and compositing manager is yet another important component of the popular GNOME desktop environment that received many improvements during the GNOME 3.22 development cycle, besides Polari and Nautilus.

A second Beta development snapshot of the upcoming Mutter 3.22 release, which will be available on September 21, 2016, as part of the launch of the highly anticipated GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, has been made available for public beta testing by one of its maintainers, namely Florian Müllner.

According to the internal changelog attached to the source archive, Mutter 3.22 Beta 2 is here to add several improvements to the next-generation Wayland display server, such as monitor rotation… (read more)

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Krita 3.0 and i3 Tilling Window Manager Are Now in Solus, Along with Many Games

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Solus developer and package maintainer Joshua Strobl informs the GNU/Linux community about some of the latest applications and technologies that landed in the distribution’s software repository.

Yes, that’s right, a new installation of the This Week in Solus (THiS) newsletter has arrived, issue 34, and things are starting to look pretty good from the perspective of the Solus newcomer, as more and more open-source applications and programs are being added to the repository for them to add on a fresh Solus installation.

Among these, we can mention the popular Krita 3.0 digital painting tool and Kdenlive 16.08.0 video editor. They are now available in the Solus repos if you want to install them, because, after all, Solus is a rolling release operating system, so there’s no need for you to wait for some big point release of new ISO images.

“Kdenlive is currently being put through its pac… (read more)

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Remembering Vernon Adams

VernonLWN reports on the sad death of Vernon Adams, designer of the Oxygen font and author of the invaluable how to use Font Forge guide.VDG Artist Thomas Pfeiffer writes:The name Vernon Adams might not ring any bells for you, but if you have used Plasma in the recent past, you know at least one of his works: The Oxygen font, which was Plasma’s default user interface font for a long time.Vernon did excellent work on the font, and we’d still be using it as our default today if a tragic car accident had not rendered him unable to continue his work (sadly nobody else took it up, either). Sadly, Vernon has now passed away.Vernon Adams will always be remembered by the Free Software community for his tireless work for freedom in font design, and we hope he will inspire countless font designers to come.?

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GNOME’s Polari IRC Client to Support NickServ Passwords, Channel Autojoin

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Nautilus file manager is not the only GNOME component that received new exciting features and improvements during the development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment.

And today, we would like to inform our readers about some of the new features coming to the Polari IRC client, which is currently in the Beta stages of development. Polari 3.22 Beta 2 has been released for public testing earlier, as announced by its maintainer Florian Müllner.

As you might know already, Polari is a simple IRC Client designed from the ground up to integrate seamlessly with the latest GNOME 3 desktop environment, and the upcoming major release promises interesting additions, such as support for NickServ passwords, as well as support for exter… (read more)

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Nautilus 3.22 File Manager to Add Batch Renaming Tool, Compressed File Support

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment continues at a fast pace, and we can now get our hands on the first Beta pre-release version, which contains many updated core components and applications.

A second Beta milestone of GNOME 3.22 is expected to launch later today, August 31, 2016, or by the end of the week if more bugs need to be fixed, but some of the GNOME apps have already received a Beta 2 release, such as the powerful and widely-used Nautilus file manager.

Nautilus 3.22 Beta 2 snapshot is now available for public testing, and, believe it or not, this is also the first development milestone released for the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment. There aren’t so many changes, but they’re pretty important for us, Linux users, who use Nautilus every single day during our computing sessions

As usua… (read more)

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GhostBSD 10.3 “Enoch” Officially Released with ZFS and UEFI Support, More

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, August 31, 2016, the GhostBSD project was pleased to announce the general availability of the final release of their GhostBSD 10.3 “Enoch” operating system based on the latest FreeBSD technologies.

GhostBSD 10.3 has been in development for the past 12 months, during which the development team released two Alpha builds, a Beta milestone, and a Release Candidate, which pretty much contained all the features contained in the final version.

These include ZFS support, UEFI support, better VirtalBox support, 4k partition alignment enabled by default, the ability to create custom partitions during installation, updated GhostBSD Software tool, SLIM login manager, and redesigned installer slide.

Based on the FreeBSD 10.3 operating system, GhostBSD 10.3 comes with a new version of the Networkmgr utility, which supports displaying of full SSIDs, and it addresses many of the issues reported by users since last year’s previous stable release.

“After a year of developme… (read more)

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Atom 1.10 Hackable Text Editor Released with New Atom Package Manager Build

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, August 31, 2016, GitHub has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability of the Atom 1.10 stable version of their hackable text editor for application developers and programmers, along with the Beta of Atom 1.11.

Atom 1.10 is here exactly 30 days after the launch of the Atom 1.9 and Atom 1.10 Beta builds on the first day of August 2016, and, as promised during the Beta stages of development, the biggest new feature of the Atom 1.10 stable release is the upgrade of the Atom Package Manager (APM) to run on Node 4.4.5 and npm 3.10.5.

According to the release notes, the new APM version has multiple benefits, starting with the minimalization of the package dependencies required to run Atom, which should solve many… (read more)

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BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking OS Is Now Powered by Kernel 4.7.2, New ISOs Out

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On August 30, 2016, the development team behind the BlackArch Linux penetration testing distribution based on Arch Linux have announced the release of new Live ISO images with updated components and various improvements.

The BlackArch 2016-08-30 ISO images are here to replace the previous ISOs, namely BlackArch 2016-08-19, and upgrade the kernel packages to the latest Linux 4.7.2 release, as well as to add various improvements to the BlackArch Linux installer, repair a bug in the script, and update all the core components and in-house built tools.

“Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs. This is just a bugfix release. For more details see the changelog,” said the BlackArch Linux developers in the brief blog announcement. “We wish to thank all of BlackA… (read more)

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