FileZilla FTP Client

For those prefer installing FileZilla ftp client via deb rather than using the flatpak package, there’s an unofficial PPA contains the latest FileZilla 3.48.1 for Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 20.

The latest FileZilla client so far is v3.48.1 which contains bugfixes and minor changes. See filezilla-project.org for changes.

To install FileZilla 3.48.1 via PPA in Ubuntu 20.04:

Thanks to sicklylife, a member of Gnome Japanese Translation Team, who maintains an unofficial PPA contains most recent FileZilla packages.

1.) Open terminal either from system application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When terminal opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sicklylife/filezilla

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) After adding the PPA, refresh system package cache and install the ftp client via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install filezilla

To uninstall the PPA as well as remove the ftp client package:

Run command in terminal to remove the PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:sicklylife/filezilla

And remove FileZilla client via command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove filezilla

GnuCash

Personal and small-business financial-accounting software GnuCash 4.0 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04.

GnuCash 4.0 comes with updated dependency libraries, system requirements (Ubuntu 18.04, MacOS 10.13, Windows 8.1), code improvements, and many new features:

  • command line interface for Windows.
  • Two menu items are added to the View menu when a Bill, Invoice, or Voucher tab has focus
  • A new Transaction Association dialog.
  • Allow Associations to be added to invoices.
  • The OFX file importer can now import more than one file at a time.
  • Support for UK VAT and Australian GST added to the Income-GST report.
  • New invalid maps dialog in the Import Map Editor.
  • Enable adding notes to budgets.
  • Support for AQBanking Version 6.
  • And much more other changes, see news page for details.

How to Install GnuCash 4.0 in Ubuntu:

The latest flatpak package has been made into Flathub repository for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

1. Setup flatpak.

If you’re first time installing a flatpak package, you may first run following commands to get start.

1.) Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install flatpak framework:

sudo apt install flatpak

Type your password (no visual feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter.

2.) Add flathub repository via command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

2. Install GnuCash flatpak package.

Then you can install the flatpak package by running command:

flatpak install flathub org.gnucash.GnuCash

If an old version of the flatpak package was installed, update it via command:

flatpak update org.gnucash.GnuCash

Uninstall:

To uninstall the GnuCash package installed via flatpak, run command:

flatpak uninstall org.gnucash.GnuCash

Since Ubuntu 20.04 has dropped Qt4 and old Python2 libraries, Puddletag audio tag editor is no longer available to install.

There are a few alternatives (e.g., easytag and kid3 tag editor) available in main Ubuntu repositories.

If you persist in installing Puddletag in Ubuntu 20.04, the development of PyQt5 & Python 3 branch has started. And I’ve uploaded it into PPA for testing. For any issue, report to this page.

Install Puddletag Python3 & PyQt5 version:

The new branch is still in development. Not all functions are implemented yet. And there may have bugs. Use it at your own risk!

If you still want to install the previous Python2 & Qt4 package, leave a comment and I’ll write in another tutorial.

1.) Open terminal either from system application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When terminal opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Then refresh system package cache and install the editor via command:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install puddletag

Uninstall Puddletag & PPA:

To remove the PPA, either go to Software & Updates > Other Software, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

And remove puddletag by running command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove puddletag

The forth bug-fix release of deadbeef music player 1.8 series was released a day ago with many fixes.

Deadbeef 1.8.4 release highlights:

  • Soundtouch plugin has been updated, and is now included in the releases
  • Added %last_modified% title formatting keyword (Cristian Ciocaltea)
  • Fixed stack overflow bug in converter
  • Fixed buffer overflow bug in mp3 parser
  • Fixed handling of leading forward shash character in zipper file names
  • Fixed handling user-specified file mask in artwork plugin
  • Fixed CBR MP3 scanning performance
  • Fixed stack overflow in title formatting tint range calculation
  • Fixed pulseaudio plugin configuration backwards compatibility issue
  • Fixed last.fm scrobbling of streaming shoutcast tracks
  • Fixed deadlock when loading cuesheets which recursively reference themselves
  • Fixed a false-positive when detecting free format MP3 files
  • Fixed skipping unsupported fields in cuesheets
  • Fixed a regression which caused MP3 tag editing to crash when text can’t be represented as CP1252
  • Fixed playback of certain network streams
  • Fixed handling of ID3v2 COMM frame content description data

How to Install DeaDBeeF 1.8.4 in Ubuntu:

There’s an Ubuntu PPA repository that contains deadbeef .deb packages, the new release package should be available in a few days.

UPDATE: Now you can open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands one by one to install DeadBeef 1.8.4 from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:spvkgn/deadbeef

sudo apt update

sudo add install deadbeef

You may also download the 64-bit .deb package from the link below:

DeaDBeeF for Linux

NOTE: If you’ve installed an old Deadbeef version from an Ubuntu PPA, you have to remove it first (run following command in terminal), as the .deb from the previous link will install the music player into /opt/ directory.

sudo apt remove deadbeef

Then install the .deb via Gdebi package installer (available in Ubuntu Software) and enjoy!

Mixxx, free DJ Mixing software, finally released new stable version 2.2.4, though the PPA package is being available for a few weeks.

Mixxx 2.2.4 brings a number of bug-fixes and some controller mappings:

  • Add controller mapping for Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3
  • Add controller mapping for Soundless joyMIDI
  • Add controller mapping for Hercules DJControl Inpulse 300
  • Add controller mapping for Denon MC7000
  • Add controller mapping for Stanton DJC.4

Install Mixxx 2.2.4 in Ubuntu:

The official Mixxx PPA contains the new release packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

1. Open terminal either from app launcher or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version of Mixxx was installed on your system, upgrade the DJ software using Software Updater:

Or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mixxx

Uninstall:

You can easily remove the software by running command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove mixxx

And remove the PPA repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.