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Viper Browser

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Viper Browser

What is Viper Browser?

A powerful yet lightweight web browser built with the Qt framework

Features:
– All development is done with a focus on privacy, minimalism, and customization ability
– Bookmark management
– Built-in ad blocker, compatible with AdBlock Plus and uBlock Origin filters
– Cookie viewer, editor, and support for cookie filters (QtWebEngine 5.11+ only)
– Compatible with Pepper Plugin API
– Custom user agent support
– Fast and lightweight
– Fullscreen support
– Granular control over browser settings and web permissions
– Gives the user control over their data, no invasions of privacy like other browsers are known to do..
– GreaseMonkey-style UserScript support
– Multiple options for home page- any URL, blank page, or a card layout page with favorite and most visited websites
– PDF.js embedded into the browser
– Save and restore browsing sessions, local tab history, pinned tabs
– Secure AutoFill manager (disabled by default)
– Tab drag-and-drop support for HTML links, local files, other browser window tabs, etc
– Tab hibernation / wake up support
– Traditional browser UI design instead of WebUI and chromium-based interfaces

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 & i386):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install viper-browser

Viper Browser

License: GNU GPL-3.0
Web: github.com/LeFroid/Viper-Browser

 

Enve

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Enve

What is Enve?

Flexible, user expandable 2D animation software for Linux and Windows. You can use enve to create vector animations, raster animations, and even use sound and video files. Enve was created with flexibility and expandability in mind.

Installation (Sparky 5 & 6 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install enve

Enve

License: GNU GPL-3.0
Web: github.com/MaurycyLiebner/enve

 

Shortwave

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Shortwave

What is Shortwave?

Shortwave is an internet radio player that provides access to a station database with over 25,000 stations.

Features:
– Create your own library where you can add your favorite stations
– Easily search and discover new radio stations
– Automatic recognition of songs, with the possibility to save them individually
– Responsive application layout, compatible for small and large screens
– Play audio on supported network devices (e.g. Google Chromecasts)
– Seamless integration into the GNOME desktop environment

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 & i686):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install shortwave

Warring!
This is Shortwave version 1.1.1, the last one which reqiures GTK+3; The latest version 2.0.x requires GTK+4, which is not available in Debian Sid or testing repos yet.

Shortwave

License: GNU GPL-3.0
Web: gitlab.gnome.org/World/Shortwave

 

Nuclear

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Nuclear

What is Nuclear?

Nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet. If you know mps-youtube, this is a similar music player but with a GUI. It’s also focusing more on audio. Imagine Spotify which you don’t have to pay for and with a bigger library.

Features:
– Searching for and playing music from YouTube (including integration with playlists and SponsorBlock), Jamendo, Audius and SoundCloud
– Searching for albums (powered by Last.fm and Discogs), album view, automatic song lookup based on artist and track name (in progress, can be dodgy sometimes)
– Song queue, which can be exported as a playlist
– Loading saved playlists (stored in json files)
– Scrobbling to last.fm (along with updating the ‘now playing’ status)
– Newest releases with reviews – tracks and albums
– Browsing by genre
– Radio mode (automatically queue similar tracks)
– Unlimited downloads (powered by youtube)
– Realtime lyrics
– Browsing by popularity
– List of favorite tracks
– Listening from local library
– No accounts, No ads, No CoC, No CLA

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 only):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nuclear

Nuclear

License: GNU Affero General Public License 3
Web: github.com/nukeop/nuclear

 

Sparky news 2021/06

The 6th monthly Sparky project and donate report of 2021:
– Linux kernel updated up to version 5.13.0
– Added to repos: FreeTube, FrostWire, Lightworks
– Sparky 2021.06 of the semi-rolling line released
– new app Sparky Welcome replaces Sparky First Run

Many thanks to all of you for supporting our open-source projects, specially in this difficult days. Your donations help keeping them alive.
Don’t forget to send a small tip in July too, please.

* Thank you very much for your support, but it is getting smaller every next month 🙁
We are not able to collect even the minimum amount of the necessary monthly support.
Income from the advertising is also smaller – it is even not enough to cover living a one person in Warsaw, but there are two of us.
It is getting harder for us to live and work now, so we ask you – consider monthly support, please.
SparkyLinux, Linux, ArchiveOS and our other services are our only work we have.
We will not survive without your support!

* Bardzo dziękujemy Wam za wsparcie, jednak z miesiąca na miesiąc jest ono coraz mniejsze 🙁
Nie udaje się nam uzbierać w miesiącu nawet minimum kwoty potrzebnego wsparcia.
Przychody z reklam są jeszcze mniejsze – nie wystarczają nawet na utrzymanie 1-ej osoby w Warszawie, a jest nas dwoje.
Jest nam coraz trudniej, dlatego bardzo Was prosimy – rozważcie comiesięczne wsparcie na naszą pracę.
SparkyLinux, Linuxiarze, ArchiveOS i inne nasze serwisy to jedyna nasza praca i utrzymanie.
Bez Waszego wsparcia nie przetrwamy!

Country
Supporter
Amount
Poland
Andrzej T.
PLN 100
Sweden
Lars M.
€ 15
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
Germany
Olaf T.
€ 10
Poland
Krzysztof S.
PLN 70
Poland
Łukasz S.
PLN 50
UK
Tommaso S.
€ 10
World
Ryan S.
€ 25
World
Douglas M.
€ 50
Poland
Andrzej M.
PLN 5
Poland
Paweł S.
PLN 44.44
World
Michael R.
$ 10
World
Stefan L.
$ 5
World
Mitchel V.
$ 50
World
Tom C.
$ 15
World
Karl A.
€ 1.66
World
Rudolf L.
€ 10
World
Mark H.
€ 15
Poland
Marek B.
PLN 10
World
Alexander F.
€ 10
Poland
Bartłomiej P.
PLN 30
Poland
Jacek G.
PLN 40
Poland
Magdalena T.
€ 4.30
Poland
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
Poland
Andrzej P.
PLN 10
World
Jorg S.
€ 5
Poland
Sebastian K.
€ 10
France
Aymeric L.
€ 10
Poland
Dariusz M.
€ 10
Poland
Maciej P.
PLN 22
UK
Ralph A.
€ 10
Poland
Robert C.
PLN 50
Poland
Wojciech H.
PLN 5
Total:
57%
€ 195.96
PLN 506.44
$ 80

* Keep in mind that some amounts coming to us will be reduced by commissions for online payment services. Only direct sending donations to our bank account will be credited in full.

* Miej na uwadze, że kwota, którą przekażesz nam poprzez system płatności on-line zostanie pomniejszona o prowizję dla pośrednika. W całości wpłynie tylko ta, która zostanie przesłana bezpośrednio na nasze konto bankowe.

Lightworks

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Lightworks

What is Lightworks?

Hollywood-strength editing for everyone. Lightworks is the fastest, most accessible and focused NLE in the industry, because it is based on the simple idea that the editor, not the computer industry, knows what’s best. The latest release of Lightworks is based on the cumulative knowledge from twenty years of top-flight editing.

Features:
– Universal projects
– Custom definable sequence output formats
– Social Media Templates for sequence output
– Powerful asset grouping associations
– Simple & intuitive User Interface
– Access amazing royalty-free audio & video content
– Easy timeline editing & trimming
– Lo-Res Proxy workflows for 4K
– Real time ready to use audio & video FX
– Export video for YouTube/Vimeo, SD/HD, up to 4K
– Wide file format support including variable frame rate media
– Grade your sequence professionally utilising up to 32bit GPU precision and histogram tool

Lightworks 2021 is available with a free 7 day license and requires register to extend, or upgrade to Pro for all tools and export formats.

Installation (Sparky 5 & 6 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install lightworks

Lightworks

Developer: LWKS Software Ltd.
License: Proprietary
Web: lwks.com

 

Sparky 2021.06

Sparky 2021.06, the semi-rolling release which is based on Debian testing “Bullseye” is out.
Debian Bullseye is hard frozen now, and is going to Full Freeze soon, so it is perfect time to give Sparky 6 a try before become stable.

Changelog:
– all packages updated from Debian and Sparky testing repos as of June 22
– Linux kernel 5.10.40 LTS (5.12.13 & 5.13-rc7 in Sparky unstable repos)
– added RiseupVPN to all iso images, which helps you protect your privacy using all networking applications
– fonts set to size 11
– a new application Sparky Welcome which replaced Sparky First Run
– small improvements
– MinimalGUI: changed Thunar to a two panels DoubleCMD-Gtk

System re-installation is not required, make full system upgrade via Sparky Upgrade gui tool or a command:

sparky-upgrade

or:

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

New rolling iso images can be downloaded from the download/rolling page.

 

FrostWire

There is a new application available for Sparkers: FrostWire

What is FrostWire?

An easy to use Cloud Downloader, BitTorrent Client and Media Player. Search, Download, Play, Share.

Features:
– In-App Search
– Preview & Play while you download
– Download only files you want
– Media Player & Library
– BitTorrent client

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 only):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install frostwire

FrostWire

License: GNU General Public License.
Web: github.com/frostwire/frostwire

 

FreeTube

There is a new application available for Sparkers: FreeTube

What is FreeTube?

FreeTube is a YouTube client for Windows, Mac, and Linux built around using YouTube more privately. You can enjoy your favorite content and creators without your habits being tracked. All of your user data is stored locally and never sent or published to the internet. FreeTube grabs data by scraping the information it needs (with either local methods or by optionally utilizing the Invidious API). With many features similar to YouTube, FreeTube has become one of the best methods to watch YouTube privately on desktop.

Features:
– Watch videos without ads
– Use YouTube without Google tracking you using cookies and JavaScript
– Two extractor APIs to choose from (Built in or Invidious)
– Subscribe to channels without an account
– Local subscriptions, history, and saved videos
– Organize your subscriptions into “Profiles” to create a more focused feed
– Export & import subscriptions
– Open videos from your browser directly into FreeTube (with extension)
– Mini Player
– Full Theme support

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 only):
(The application is still in beta phase so installation on Sparky testing only)
sudo apt update
sudo apt install freetube

FreeTube

License: GNU Affero General Public License
Web: github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTube

 

Sparky news 2021/05

The 5th monthly Sparky project and donate report of 2021:
– Linux kernel updated up to version 5.12.8 & 5.11.22 (EOL) & 5.13-rc3
– Sparky 5.15 “Nibiru” of the stable line released
– Yad updated up to 10.1 & APTus AppCenter up to 20210524
– added new mirror in USA; thanks to fosshost.org
– added to repos: TagSpaces, Librewolf, Riseup-VPN, Hamsket
– added an option of ProtonVPN installation via APTus AppCenter, the package is not in Sparky repos, but can be automatically downloaded and installed from ProtonVPN server

Thanks to:
– Daniel for his help of settings the new mirror in USA
– lami07 for new social icons and web page logo

Many thanks to all of you for supporting our open-source projects, specially in this difficult days. Your donations help keeping us and them alive.

Don’t forget to send a small tip in June too, please.

Country
Supporter
Amount
World
Michael R.
$ 10
World
Stefan L.
$ 5
World
Mitchel V.
$ 50
World
Tom C.
$ 15
World
Gernot P.
$ 10
World
C.M.M. H.
€ 15
World
Olaf T.
€ 10
Poland
Krzysztof S.
PLN 70
Poland
Krzysztof M.
PLN 50
Poland
Andrzej T.
PLN 100
Poland
Władysław K.
PLN 20
Poland
Andrzej M.
PLN 5
Poland
Dariusz B.
€ 1.66
World
Karl A.
€ 1.66
Poland
Krzysztof S.
PLN 50
Poland
Marek B.
PLN 10
Poland
Paweł S.
PLN 55.55
World
Alexander F.
€ 10
World
Rudolf L.
€ 10
Poland
Magdalena T.
€ 4.26
Poland
Jacek G.
PLN 40
World
Варюхин С.
€ 7.79
Poland
Aleksander G.
€ 10
Poland
Stanisław G.
PLN 20
World
Jorg S.
€ 5
Poland
Andrzej P.
PLN 10
USA
Four F.
€ 25
Poland
Jan Z.
PLN 50
World
Americ L.
€ 10
Poland
Paweł B.
PLN 100
Poland
Maciej P.
PLN 22
World
Daniel B.
€ 20
World
Harry T.
€ 20
Poland
Marek S.
PLN 100
Poland
Zbigniew B.
PLN 50
Poland
Dariusz M.
€ 10
World
Ralf A.
€ 10
World
Wolfgang L.
€ 12
Poland
Tomasz W.
PLN 60
Poland
Wojciech H.
PLN 5
Total:
68%
€ 182.37
PLN 817.55
$ 90

* Keep in mind that some amounts coming to us will be reduced by commissions for online payment services. Only direct sending donations to our bank account will be credited in full.

* Miej na uwadze, że kwota, którą przekażesz nam poprzez system płatności on-line zostanie pomniejszona o prowizję dla pośrednika. W całości wpłynie tylko ta, która zostanie przesłana bezpośrednio na nasze konto bankowe.

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