‘Backup and Sync’ is the name of Google’s all-new Google Drive desktop client. The rejigged and refreshed app is being released later this month.
This post, Ugh, It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s New Google Drive Client Is Coming to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Ubuntu users can now upgrade the latest Firefox 54 release through Software Updater, but Firefox’s new multiprocess handling is disabled by default.
This post, Firefox 54 Update now Available on Ubuntu, But Multiprocess is Disabled, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
This is it: this is the Firefox release you’ve been waiting for, the release that finally puts a bit of pep in the open-source browsers’ step.
This post, Firefox 54 Is Here, And It’s Way Faster Than Before, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A new version Stacer, an open-source system cleaning n’ tune-up tool for Linux desktops, is available to download. Stacer 1.0.7 ships with improved language support, adds in a choice of light or dark theme, and introduces a new processes monitor. Processes can be sorted based on PID, CPU and memory usage, etc. You can also search […]
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Following productive hackfests in 2015 and 2016, the Inkscape team is meeting in Paris later this month for another hackfest. The event is taking place on June 27th through July 1st inside Paris’s modern science museum, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie.
(Not quite) coincidentally, the venue is exactly where in 2008 part of the original documentation team met for the first time to work on the official user manual.
So far the hackfest agenda seems to cover many topics from the official roadmap for the next major update of Inkscape: GTK+3 port, coordinate system flip, making C++11 compiler a requirement, splitting less-maintained extensions into an extra package, improving performance. Which is another reminder that should the team stick to the plan, they will need all the help they can get to prepare the next release in a sensible amount of time.
The attending team members are core team developers like Tavmjong Bah, Martin Owens, and Jabier Arraiza, as well as contributors like C Rogers, Cédric Gemy, and Elisa de Castro Guerra. Apart from programming sessions there’s a community meet-up planned for Saturday, July 1st.
The team is currently revamping the project’s infrastructure. Most recently they moved to Gitlab for source code hosting and bug tracking, marking a departure from Canonical’s Launchpad and Bazaar.
A KDE Connect Bluetooth backend is now in development, meaning you can soon pair your Android phone with your Ubuntu PC without the use of wifi.
This post, A KDE Connect Bluetooth Backend Is In Development, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Ubuntu is finally doing something to tackle the size of Snap apps, albeit only for GNOME apps at present. A new GNOME platform snap is available in for testing in the testing channel of the Snap store. This snap will allow devs to build and distribute smaller GNOME Snap apps. Because apps will be able to […]
This post, Snappy Is Finally Doing Something About Super Large App Sizes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Ubuntu is switching to GDM as the default display manager for both Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. GDM will replace LightDM and the Unity Greeter.
This post, Ubuntu Decides To Replace LightDM with GDM, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
The next stable update to Chromium uses GTK3 by default. This means Chromium 59 is able to adopt more of the underlying GTK theme of the desktop.
This post, Why The Next Chromium Update Will Look a Lot Nicer On Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you use Skype 4.3 on Linux I’ve some bad news as Microsoft has said the Qt Skype Linux app will no longer work from July 1, 2017.
This post, The Native Skype Linux App Will Stop Working July 1, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.