Qt Design Studio 1.1

Qt Design Studio has reached version 1.1. The application provides design and development tools which allow for rapid development of user interfaces.

The release comes after 1.0 was made available last year, and adds a number of key features such as fixes for irritating error messages, add custom colours to timeline bar items, and added support for enums in metainfo files.

Also updated with this release is the documentation which now covers more widgets.

nnn 2.3

The nnn command line file manager has seen the release of version 2.3, and with it a number of notable changes. Some of the main features include the ability to abort disk usage calculations, ability to use nnn as a file picker in association with picker.sh, and a version sort flag.

A user repository of scripts is now also provided, with the current list including scripts to upgrade the application, fuzzy finding of files for opening and editing, and copying a selection to the clipboard.

Geary 0.13.0

Email client Geary has reached version 0.13.0 with another major release. The update contains a wide range of bug fixes including correcting the unread email count and a reduction in background CPU usage when synchronising. Other notable features are:

  • Improvements to the pasting of rich text content.
  • Ability to delete individual messages in a conversation.
  • Flagging of possible spoofed email addresses.
  • Improved account creation and management user interface.
  • Support accounts added via GNOME Online Accounts.
  • Improvements to reporting when a login problem occurs.

Various other improvements have been made to the translations and user interface.

Irssi 1.2.0

Terminal-based IRC client Irssi has made it to version 1.2.0. The release includes a year of changes and security updates since the previous 1.1.2 release. Some of the key changes and new features with this version are:

  • New syntax with the /statusbar command.
  • Character width can now be configured.
  • “Off-the-record” module is now included.
  • Horizontal splits have been included.
  • Support for formatting on the input line.

digiKam 6.0.0

Well known photo and video management software digiKam has reached a new major version with the release of 6.0.0. With the new release, the Qt-based software has some additional features including:

  • Full support for managing video files (as with photo files).
  • Support for decoding raw files from new cameras.
  • Ability to manually reorganise the icon view contents.
  • Import and export integration with LightTable, Image and Showfoto.
  • Export functionality to Pinterest, OneDrive and Box.

A number of other features to note are the updates to the Exiv2 library, and the reintroduction of the Time-Adjust tool which allow quick-patching of time stamps.

Skrooge 2.18.0

Qt-based financial management software Skrooge has reached version 2.18.0. The software is based on KDE frameworks which suites users of the desktop environment. Other key features include multi-currency support, ability to import from other software and spreadsheets, and production of charts and graphs.

This release fixes a small number of bugs and improves the usability while also adding features such as the ability to skip scheduled operations and customising the number of years in relation to forecasts.

Roundup (2019-02-04 – 2019-02-10)

Refracta is a Devuan-based distribution which uses XFCE as the default desktop environment, and has now reached version 9.0. With this release, the various packages used have been updated to their latest versions.

Window manager dwm has been updated to version 6.2. The changes with this release are minimal and mostly focus on code cleanup.

MX Linux has released an update to the current version with 18.1 now available. This refresh release updates various packages including core applications.

LibreOffice 6.2.0

A new minor version of LibreOffice has been released, and it comes with an extensive number of changes. The 6.2.0 release comes with key updates including:

  • Improved performance with documents that have track changes.
  • Improvements to copy-and-paste between Writer tables and Calc.
  • Data validation now supports custom formulae.
  • Source Serif Pro font added and updated the Liberation fonts.
  • Help file usability and performances changes.
  • Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw have complete Tabbed UI and Groupedbar Compact UI versions.
  • Standardisation of toolbar items and context menus across programs.
  • Improvements to the appearance of the icon theme.
  • Personalisation options have been made more efficient and stable.

A vast number of other minor updates have been made to the programmes that make up LibreOffice, as well as the mobile application and platform dependent changes.

Flowblade 2.0

Flowblade 2.0 has reached the public with a new major version release. The video editing software project includes a number of changes to the user interface and workflows. Some of the key changes are:

  • New tools added – keyframe, multitrim, cut, and ripple trim.
  • A new custom theme has been created and made the default.
  • Additional tooltip entries now added.
  • Inclusion of the Transform, AlphaXOR, Alpha Out, and Alpha In compositors.

Two new translations have been added with the Traditional Chinese and Ukrainian languages now being available. Updates have also been made to the Czech, Russian, Polish, and German translations.