Fedora 30

The latest version of Fedora has been published with version 30 now able to be downloaded, or for existing users, the ability to upgrade their distribution will now be able.

With the release comes the inclusion of GNOME 3.32 as well as upgraded packages for software including GCC 9, BASH 5.0 and PHP 7.3.

Also available are the Fedora spins which include KDE, XFCE, LXQt, and Cinnamon among others.

Roundup (2019-04-22 – 2019-04-28)

KMyMoney 5.0.4 is now available and fixes a range of issues including not being able to open files on Mac OS, crashes when deleting large number of transactions, and stabilising the XML file output.

Popular book management software Calibre 3.41.3 is released and fixes a number of bugs in relation to file conversion, viewing and editing.

Shotwell 0.30.4 can now be download and includes a small number of changes. The most notable including updates to translations, and fixes for icon fallbacks.

Voyager Live 19.04 has now been released. The updated version features GNOME 3.32 and Linux 5.0. As the version number suggests, the distribution is based on Ubuntu 19.04.

A new update to Debian 9 has been published with 9.9.0 being made available. This release is a wrap-up of security fixes published since 9.8.0.

Kdenlive 19.04

A new version of Kdenlive has been published, with 19.04 now being available to download. The release includes an array of new functionality:

  • Audio and video tracks can now be split.
  • The layout now includes more configurability.
  • Clips and compositions can now be moved using the keyboard.
  • Audio recordings can now be made within the application.

A large number of other changes are also included which improve effects and compositions, monitors, and rendering.

The next release is expected to be available in August.

Kodi 18.2

Another Kodi point-release has been made available with 18.2 now published. The maintenance update includes a number of changes including a range of improvements for Android, fixes and improvements to the PVR fucntionality, performance updates and improved functionality for the music portion, and VAAPI on Intel.

The codename for the 19.0 range has also been announced as Matrix.

Ubuntu 19.04

The latest release of Ubuntu has been published with 19.04 “Disco Dingo” now available for download. Also available are the other distributions – Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Ubuntu Kylin.

As with all versions outside the LTS release cycle, this will be supported for nine months and is recommended for users who want newer software and are prepared to upgrade to 19.10 when that is made available in October.

digiKam 6.1.0

Version 6.1.0 of digiKam has followed closely from the 6.0.0 version which was published in February. The release includes over one hundred and thirty bug fixes, alongside some new features:

  • Improvements to plugin interfaces.
  • MacOS and AppImage bundles are now published with Qt 5.11.3.
  • Add support for extra codecs XCF, FITS, and HEIC.
  • Ability to sort items by modification date.
  • New plugins to set image as wallpaper and copy to local storage.

emacs 26.2

Another release of emacs has been made available for download with the publication of version 26.2. This release including a few changes with three of the most prominent being:

  • Modules can now be built outside the tree source.
  • Full compliance with the 11.0 Unicode standard.
  • In Dired, the ‘Z’ command on a directory name compresses all of the directories contents.

A number of other fixes and features have also been made available.