WebUpd8 PPAs Status

Oracle Java 8 Update 20 Available in PPA (JDK 8u20)

Oracle Java 8 Update 20 (JDK 8u20) was released today and is available in the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA. Changes:

  • Java Mission Control 5.4: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u20-relnotes-2257729.html#jmc-54
  • The flags MinHeapFreeRatio and MaxHeapFreeRatio have been made manageable. This means they can be changed at runtime using the management API in Java. Support for these flags have also been added to the ParallelGC as part of the adaptive size policy.
  • The Medium security level has been removed. Now only High and Very High levels are available.
  • Applets that do not conform with the latest security practices can still be authorized to run by including the sites that host them to the Exception Site List.
  • The javac compiler has been updated to implement definite assignment analysis for blank final field access using “this”.
  • The minimum version of Java required for Java Plugin and Java Webstart is now Java 5. Applets that do not run in Java 5 or later must be ported to a later version of Java to continue to function. Applets written for earlier versions but able to run in at least Java 5 will continue to work.
  • UsageTracker output formatting has been changed to use quoting, to avoid confusion in the log. This may require changes to the way such information is read. The feature can be configured to behave as in previous versions, although the new format is recommended.
  • javafxpackager has been renamed to javapackager
  • bug fixes


A complete changelog for Oracle JDK 8u20 can be found here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u20-relnotes-2257729.html

Package info:



Tiny Tiny RSS 1.13 Update Available In PPA

The Tiny Tiny RSS WebUpd8 PPA was updated with the latest tt-rss 1.13. Changes:

  • New translations: pt_PT, el_GR, da_DA, es_LA
  • Fix resetpass_token created as a wrong column type on mysql
  • Pluggable search
  • Minor bugfixes

Package info:

  • Description: Tiny Tiny RSS is an open source web-based RSS reader that you can install on your server (ideally, but you can also install it on your desktop), that features an Ajax-powered interface, keyboard shortcuts, OPML import/export so you can easily import your Google Reader feeds, article sharing, supports mobile devices, can be extended through plugins and much more.
  • Package name: “tt-rss”
  • Ubuntu versions: 14.04, 12.04
  • PPA: WebUpd8 Tiny Tiny RSS PPA


YAD (Yet Another Dialog) 0.27.0 Available in PPA

YAD was updated to version 0.27.0. Changes:

  • add —hidden option to notification icon
  • add —tooltip-column option to list dialog
  • add —gtkrc option
  • fix detection of expandind columns in list dialog
  • fix markup handling
  • add YAD_XID variable for dialogs children
  • code cleanup for remove deprecated api

Package info:



GPaste 3.12.1 and 3.10.2 Available In PPA

GPaste 3.12.1 and 3.10.2 were released today and are available in the WebUpd8 GNOME 3 PPA.

Both versions come with the same changes:

  • systemd support has been removed
  • GPaste is now compliant with https://wiki.gnome.org/HowDoI/DBusApplicationLaunching
  • GPaste now has built-in support for managing passwords
  • Completions and man pages have been updated
  • Translations have been updated
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes with static analysis
  • The search feature of the gnome-shell extension has been improved

The difference between the two versions is that GPaste 3.10.x is for GNOME 3.9.90-3.10 and GPaste 3.12 is for GNOME 3.12 and newer.

Package info:



Oracle JDK 7u65 and 8u11 Update Available

Oracle released JDK8 Update 11 (JDK 8u11) and JDK7 Update 65 (JDK 7u65). Also, they released JDK 8 Update 6 for ARM yesterday.

All these updates are now available in the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA.

For the official release notes, see the following links (there are no release notes for ARM):


Note that JDK for ARM is released at a separate schedule than JDK for other platforms.

For information on installing Oracle JDK7 and JDK8 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint or Debian, see:

Package info:

  • Package names: “oracle-java7-installer”, “oracle-java8-installer”
  • Ubuntu version(s): 14.10, 14.04, 13.10, 12.04 and 10.04
  • PPA: Oracle Java 6 / 7 / 8 Installer


Brackets Sprint 41 Released

Brackets Sprint 41 (0.41.0) is available in the WebUpd8 Brackets PPA.

Changes:

  • Replace across multiple files: You can see all search matches first and uncheck any you don’t wish to replace. Supports the same exclusion filtering as Find in Files.
  • JavaScript code hinting crash prevention: Brackets automatically stops processing problematic JavaScript files that previously could cause a crash during code-hint analysis.
  • Rename on second click: Click the currently selected file in the tree view a second time to rename it, similar to the gesture available in Windows Explorer and OS X Finder.

You can find the complete release notes HERE.

Package info:

  • Description: Brackets is an open-source code editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Package name: “brackets”
  • PPA: WebUpd8 Brackets PPA
  • Ubuntu versions: 14.10, 14.04, 13.10 and 12.04


KKEdit 0.1.8 Available in PPA (GTK2 Text Editor)

KKEdit text editor 0.1.8 is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA.

Changes in KKEdit 0.1.8:

  • Numerous small bug fixes and code cleanup.
  • Yet another work around for ubuntu based distros ( what is it with dash anyway? ).
  • Prelim suport for linking doxygen links to source code in the editor ( must use the internal doc viewer, won’t work with external browser ).
  • Fixed goto define opening a file but not scrolling to the proper line.
  • Goto define now searches for an exact match first and then the nearest match.
  • Back now goes back after jumping to bookmark.
  • Default doxygen config file copied to current folder when making documents if there is no file called ‘Doxyfile’.
  • Added Show/Hide docviewer to ‘View’ menu.
  • Added runtime check for doxygen.
  • Added default doxygen config file to “/usr/share/KKEdit/docs”
  • Added doxygen document builder to ‘File’ menu.
  • Stopped loads of pointless javasript warnings on stdout when using the docviewer for certain pages.
  • Root desktop file now uses the graphical su path defined by configure ( defaults to /usr/bin/gtksu ).
  • Can now set default path to graphical su at compile time with “—with-gsu-path” option ( can be overidden via prefs ).
  • Added ‘Highlight All’ to regex find.
  • Made ‘Highlight All’ persistent.
  • Added ‘Highlight All’ to search.
  • 'Back' now goes back from selecting in the 'Functions' menu.
  • 'Back' now switches tabs as well.

Package info:

  • Description: KKEdit is a text editor inspired by BBEdit (a Mac-only text editor) and Gedit. The application features jump to function declaration, bookmarks support, search/replace with regex support, option to save/restore sessions and more.
  • Package name: “kkedit”
  • Ubuntu versions: 14.10, 14.04, 13.10 and 12.04
  • PPA: main WebUpd8 PPA


DockBarX 0.91.3 And Xfce DockBarX Plugin 0.3.1 Update

DockBarX was updated to version 0.91.3 and the Xfce DockBarX plugin to version 0.3.1. The packages are available in both the main WebUpd8 PPA and the DockBar PPA.

DockBarX 0.91.3 (changes since 0.91):

  • Fixed Bug #1331820 (lp): DockX showed arrows instead of adjusting its width or height
  • Updated DockbarX with need changes to fix a reloading bug in the xfce plug
  • Fixed bug that broke DockX


Xfce DockBarX plugin 0.3.1:

  • Fixed bug where DBX disappears after changing theme.
  • Fixed bug where DBX restricts itself to an arbitrary size by exposing the max_size property and setting it absurdly high by default. (Setting it to 0 in the config dialog makes it use the absurdly high value.)
  • Add MouseNeo themes, with -4 and -6 variants. This version has the highlight background visible on every open group button, to allow you to see open windows easier on noisy wallpapers. The highlight color and opacity can be configured. However there is no launch highlight or hover highlight any more.

DockBarx info:

  • DockBarX is an application launcher / switcher that works as a MATE panel applet, Avant Window Navigator applet or as a stand-alone dock.
  •  Ubuntu versions: 14.04, 13.10, 12.04
  •  PPA: DockBar | WebUpd8

Xfce DockBarX Plugin info:

  • DockBarX plugin for the Xfce4 panel
  • Ubuntu versions: 14.04, 13.10, 12.04
  • PPA: DockBar | WebUpd8


Wimlib Updated To version 1.7 (Library / set of tools to manipulate WIM files)

Wimlib 1.7 is available in the main WebUpd8 PPA. Wimlib is a library / set of tools that allows creating, modifying, extracting and mounting WIM (Windows Imaging Format) files. It comes with a free implementations of ImageX called “wimlib-imagex”, available for both Linux and Windows.

Changes:

  • Improved compression, decompression, and extraction performance.
  • Improved compatibility with version 3584 WIM / ESD files:
  • Add support for reading and writing multiple solid blocks per archive, which WIMGAPI/DISM can create when appending an image.
  • Correctly create solid blocks larger than 4 GiB.

'add' commands passed to wimupdate will now replace existing nondirectory files by default.  Use the —no-replace option to get the old behavior. The license for the library now contains an exception that allows using it under the LGPL.  See the COPYING file for details. In reparse-point fixup mode (the default for capture), symbolic links and junctions that point outside the tree being captured are no longer excluded from capture. Added support for “WIMBoot” capture and extraction. See the documentation for the new '—wimboot' option to wimcapture and wimapply for more information. On UNIX-like systems, you can now backup and restore device nodes, named pipes, and sockets.  In addition, 32-bit user and group IDs are now supported. The way that UNIX data is stored in WIM files has been changed.  If you captured any WIMs with the —unix-data option, to upgrade them you'll need to apply them with —unix-data using wimlib-imagex v1.6.2, then re-capture them with —unix-data using this version. wimlib now understands tagged metadata items, such as object IDs, that can be stored in WIM directory entries. Removed the —hardlink and —symlink options to wimapply, since I don't think they are too useful and they got in the way of improving the code. WIMs will now retain their GUIDs when rebuilt (e.g. with wimoptimize). The 'mkwinpeimg' script now supports writing the ISO image to standard output. The <ARCH> element in WIM XML data is now exported correctly. On Windows, sparse file attributes are no longer set on extracted files. Oddly enough, this actually saves disk space in some cases. On UNIX, configuring with —disable-xattr or —enable-xattr is no longer supported.  Mounting WIM images now always requires extended attribute support.  Use —without-fuse to disable support for mounting WIM images; this will also disable the need for extended attribute support. Configuring with —enable-ssse3-sha1 now works correctly.

Package info:

  • Description: Wimlib is a library that allows creating, modifying, extracting and mounting WIM (Windows Imaging Format) files. It comes with a free implementations of ImageX called “wimlib-imagex”, available for both Linux and Windows.
  • Package name: wimtools
  • Ubuntu versions: 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.10 and 12.04
  • PPA: main WebUpd8 PPA

Improved compression, decompression, and extraction performance.

Improved compatibility with version 3584 WIM / ESD files:
    - Add support for reading and writing multiple solid blocks per archive, which WIMGAPI/DISM can create when appending an image.
    - Correctly create solid blocks larger than 4 GiB.

'add' commands passed to wimupdate will now replace existing nondirectory files by default.  Use the —no-replace option to get the old behavior.

The license for the library now contains an exception that allows using it under the LGPL.  See the COPYING file for details.

In reparse-point fixup mode (the default for capture), symbolic links and junctions that point outside the tree being captured are no longer excluded from capture.

Added support for “WIMBoot” capture and extraction. See the documentation for the new ‘—wimboot’ option to wimcapture and wimapply
for more information.

On UNIX-like systems, you can now backup and restore device nodes, named pipes, and sockets.  In addition, 32-bit user and group IDs are now supported.

The way that UNIX data is stored in WIM files has been changed.  If you captured any WIMs with the —unix-data option, to upgrade them you’ll need to apply them with —unix-data using wimlib-imagex v1.6.2, then re-capture them with —unix-data using this version.

wimlib now understands tagged metadata items, such as object IDs, that can be stored in WIM directory entries.

Removed the —hardlink and —symlink options to wimapply, since I don’t think they are too useful and they got in the way of improving the code.

WIMs will now retain their GUIDs when rebuilt (e.g. with wimoptimize).

The ‘mkwinpeimg’ script now supports writing the ISO image to standard output.

The <ARCH> element in WIM XML data is now exported correctly.

On Windows, sparse file attributes are no longer set on extracted files. Oddly enough, this actually saves disk space in some cases.

On UNIX, configuring with —disable-xattr or —enable-xattr is no longer supported.  Mounting WIM images now always requires extended attribute support.  Use —without-fuse to disable support for mounting WIM images; this will also disable the need for extended attribute support.

Configuring with —enable-ssse3-sha1 now works correctly.



Popcorn Time 0.3.2 Released With trakt.tv Integration, HD Quality TV Series Support

Popcorn Time 0.3.2 is available in the WebUpd8 Popcorn Time PPA.

Changes:

  • trakt.tv integration: you can register an account on trakt.tv and track every movie or series you watch
  • HD quality support for TV series
  • navigation keys:
    • up down left right - Navigation
    • enter or space - Select
    • Q - Switch quality
    • W - Toggle episode watched
    • ctrl+up or down - Switch season
    • tab - Switch between movies and series
    • enter or space - Play a movie/episode

Package info:

  • Description: Popcorn Time is an open source Netflix-style torrent streaming application for Linux, Windows and Mac.
  • Package name: popcorn-time
  • Ubuntu versions: 14.10, 14.04, 13.10 and 12.04
  • PPA: Popcorn iIme WebUpd8 PPA


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