Archives For Ubuntu 13.10

shotwell 0.18 ubuntu 13.10

Yorba Team has announced the 0.18 release of its shotwell photo manager recently with various bug fixes and translation updates.

According to the release note, Shotwell 0.18 contains below changes:

  • Tumblr publishing fixed
  • Fixed resource leak when importing videos
  • Improved searching for event comments and diacritics
  • Various bug fixes
  • Compile and install translated help files
  • Updated translations

shotwell 0.18 ubuntu 13.10

Install Shotwell:

Yorba’s Stable PPA only provides the update for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install shotwell

For Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.10, besides building it from the source code. You can use the Yorba’s Daily build PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/daily-builds

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install shotwell

NOTE: As the Daily PPA’s description says, “This PPA contains daily builds of Yorba’s software, including Shotwell Photo Manager and Geary. Because these builds correspond to the current state of the development source tree, they are untested and highly volatile. Us it at your own risk!”

Puddletag audio tag editor

This simple tutorial will show you how to install Puddletag, an audio tag editor similar to Windows program Mp3tag, in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10.

As you may already know, puddletag is an audio tag editor (primarily created) for GNU/Linux. Unlike most taggers for GNU/Linux, it uses a spreadsheet-like layout so that all the tags you want to edit by hand are visible and easily editable.

The usual tag editor features are supported like extracting tag information from filenames, renaming files based on their tags by using patterns and basic tag editing.

Then there’re Functions, which can do things like replace text, trim it, do case conversions, etc. Actions can automate repetitive tasks. Doing web lookups using Amazon (including cover art), Discogs (does cover art too!), FreeDB and MusicBrainz is also supported. There’s quite a bit more, but I’ve reached my comma quota.

Supported formats: ID3v1, ID3v2 (mp3), MP4 (mp4, m4a, etc.), VorbisComments (ogg, flac), Musepack (mpc), Monkey’s Audio (.ape) and WavPack (wv).

puddletag ubuntu

Install Puddletag tag editor:

Puddletag is available in Ubuntu Software Center by default, but it’s a little old. The latest build are available in webupd8 ppa for all current support Ubuntu releases.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one will add the PPA and install Puddletag.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install puddletag

That’s it. Enjoy!

digikam 4.0 PPA

The photo management software digiKam 4.0.0 has reached its third beta release just a few hours ago. There will be also beta4 and RC releases, and the digiKam 4.0.0 final will be released on May 11.

According to the release notes, following new features will be added in this version:

  • A new tool dedicated to organize whole tag hierarchies. This new feature is relevant of GoSC-2013 project from Veaceslav Munteanu. This project include also a back of Nepomuk support in digiKam broken since a while due to important KDE API changes. Veaceslav has also implemented multiple selection and multiple drag-n-drop capabilities on Tags Manager and Tags View from sidebars, and the support for writing face rectangles metadata in Windows Live Photo format.
  • A new maintenance tool dedicated to parse image quality and auto-tags items automatically using Pick Labels. This tool is relevant to anotherGoSC-2013 project from Gowtham Ashok. This tool require feedback and hack to be finalized for this release.
  • Showfoto thumbbar is now ported to Qt model/view in order to switch later full digiKam code to Qt5. This project is relevant to another GoSC-2013 project from Mohamed Anwer.
  • A lots of work have been done into Import tool to fix several dysfunctions reported since a very long time. For example, The status to indicate which item have been already downloaded from the device is back. Thanks to Teemu Rytilahti and Islam Wazery to contribute. All fixes are not yet completed and the game continue until the next beta release.
  • This release is now fully ported to Qt4 model-view and drop last Q3-Support classes. The last pending part was Image Editor Canvas ported and completed by Yiou Wang through this GoSC-2013 project. In the future, port to Qt5 will be easy and quickly done, when KDE 5 API will stabilized and released.
    Besides building digiKam 4.0 from the source tarball. Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy users can install the beta release from the third-party PPA.

    Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open a terminal window. When it opens, run the commands below to add the digiKam Beta repository:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:msylwester/digikam-beta

    There’s also a stable PPA created by the maintainer. It will provide the digiKam 4.0.0 final build for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. To add this PPA, run:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:msylwester/digikam

    After adding the PPA, run the commands below to update package lists and install digiKam:

    sudo apt-get update 
    sudo apt-get install digikam

    That’s it. Check out the PPA packages on Launchpad page.

    KDE 4.12.2 Ubuntu

    KDE 4.12.2 was released two weeks ago. Now it’s available in the Kubuntu Backports PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.

    KDE 4.12.2 brought more than 20 recorded bugfixes include improvements to the personal information management suite Kontact, the UML tool Umbrello, the document viewer Okular, the web browser Konqueror, the file manager Dolphin, and others. This release also included an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.6.

    Upgrade / Install KDE 4.12.2:

    Press Ctrl+Alt+T one your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add Kubuntu PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

    Update package lists and upgrade KDE:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    If you’re going to install Kubuntu Desktop, run below command after updating package lists:

    sudo apt-get install kde-standard kubuntu-desktop

    Tips: The binary packages will soon be available for Ubuntu 12.04. By then, you can run previous commands to upgrade KDE in Precise.

    install bluefish in Ubuntu via ppa

    Bluefish, a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers has reached version 2.2.5. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

    According to the changelog:

    Bluefish 2.2.5 is a minor bug fix release but has also quite some new features. The syntax scanning engine is faster after small changes to the text. The filebrowser is also much faster with less memory usage, with various fixes and new features. Projects now store the active document and active line numbers. Indenting is improved in auto-completion and the smart indenting. Bookmarks and paste special also have been improved. On OSX there are many improvements, such as Mavericks support, Retina display support, working system hotkeys, native input methods (Japanese, Chinese, etc.), opening files from the finder and Widget bindings on MacOSX are moved to Cmd+C|V|X|A and working. Furthermore almost all syntax highlighting has been improved, most notable jquery in javascript, HTML5, and HTML5 in PHP files. There are also many bug fixes, such as in wrap text on right margin, in the replace engine, the jsmin licence, the split lines feature, the auto-recovery and many obscure bugs. Last bluefish now has an appdata file.

    Install Bluefish Ubuntu

    Install Bluefish:

    Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one to install Bluefish from PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install bluefish

    You can also install Bluefish compiled against GTK2:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish-gtk2
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install bluefish