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Kotatogram Desktop

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Kotatogram Desktop

What is Kotatogram Desktop?

Kotatogram – experimental Telegram Desktop fork.

Features:
– Local folders
– Forward to multiple chats and forward without author
– Custom font
– Compact chat list
– Custom text replaces
– Change sticker size
– Adaptive chat bubbles
– and other smaller features.

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install kotatogram-desktop

Kotatogram Desktop

License: GNU GPL 3.0
Web: github.com/kotatogram/kotatogram-desktop

KDiskMark

There is a new application available for Sparkers: KDiskMark

What is KDiskMark?

KDiskMark is an HDD and SSD benchmark tool with a very friendly graphical user interface. KDiskMark with its presets and powerful GUI calls Flexible I/O Tester and handles the output to provide an easy to view and interpret comprehensive benchmark result. The application is written in C++ with Qt and doesn’t have any KDE dependencies.

Features:
– Configurable block size, queues, and threads count for each test
– Many languages support
– Report generation

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install kdiskmark

KDiskMark

License: GNU GPL 3.0
Web: github.com/JonMagon/KDiskMark

The Lounge

There is a new application available for Sparkers: The Lounge

What is The Lounge?

Modern web IRC client designed for self-hosting.

Overview:
– Modern features brought to IRC. Push notifications, link previews, new message markers, and more bring IRC to the 21st century.
– Always connected. Remains connected to IRC servers while you are offline.
– Cross platform. It doesn’t matter what OS you use, it just works wherever Node.js runs.
– Responsive interface. The client works smoothly on every desktop, smartphone and tablet.
– Synchronized experience. Always resume where you left off no matter what device.

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install thelounge

The Lounge

License: MIT
Web: github.com/thelounge/thelounge

SonoBus

There is a new application available for Sparkers: SonoBus

What is SonoBus?

SonoBus is an easy to use application for streaming high-quality, low-latency peer-to-peer audio between devices over the internet or a local network.

Simply choose a unique group name (with optional password), and instantly connect multiple people together to make music, remote sessions, podcasts, etc. Easily record the audio from everyone, as well as playback any audio content to the whole group.

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install sonobus

SonoBus

License: GNU GPL 3
Web: github.com/sonosaurus/sonobus/

Pinta

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Pinta

What is Pinta?

Pinta is a free, open source program for drawing and image editing. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, Windows, and *BSD.
Pinta is a Gtk# clone of Paint.Net 3.0

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install pinta

Pinta

License: MIT
Web: pinta-project.com

 

Sparky Dist Upgrade script

According to the last Sparky 6.0 release, and created new testing repository for Sparky 7 (next stable), there are 2 separated scripts which lets you upgrade your Sparky installation:
* from Sparky 5 (oldstable) to 6 (stable)
or
* from Sparky 6 (stable) to 7 (testing)

1. It is provided as it is, means no guarantee that will be working with no problems, you are using it on your own risk!
2. Backup your personal files before starting.
3. Dependencies (should be already installed): apt bash coreutils dialog dpkg grep iputils-ping sparky-info sudo

Upgrading Sparky 5 to 6:
Get it:
wget https://sparkylinux.org/files/sparky-dist-upgrade56
Make it executable:
chmod +x sparky-dist-upgrade56
Run it:
sudo ./sparky-dist-upgrade56

Upgrading Sparky 6 to 7:
Get it:
wget https://sparkylinux.org/files/sparky-dist-upgrade67
Make it executable:
chmod +x sparky-dist-upgrade67
Run it:
sudo ./sparky-dist-upgrade67

Sparky Dist Upgrade script

 

Gammy

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Gammy

What is Gammy?

Adaptive screen brightness/temperature for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD. It is a tool for adjusting pixel brightness/temperature automatically or manually. It can dim the screen if its content is too bright, or brighten it otherwise. This can help your eyes adjust when switching between dark and light windows, especially at night or in suboptimal lighting conditions.

Installation (Sparky 6 amd64 & i386):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install gammy

Gammy

Copyright (C) Francesco Fusco
License: GNU GPL-3
Web: github.com/Fushko/gammy

 

Cinelerra

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Cinelerra

What is Cinelerra?

Cinelerra is one of the most advanced, open-source non-linear video editors and compositors for Linux. Turn your Linux box into a complete audio and video production environment.

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

Cinelerra

License: GNU GPL-2
Web: cinelerra.org

 

Systemback

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Systemback

What is Systemback?

Simple system backup and restore application with extra features Systemback makes it easy to create backups of the system and the users configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system. There are extra features like system copying, system installation and Live system creation.

Installation (Sparky 5 & 6 / amd64 & i386):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install systemback

Systemback

License: GNU GPL-3.0
Web: github.com/fconidi/Systemback_source-1.9.4

 

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

 

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