MuseScore is a free, open-source music notation and composition application built using Qt 5, with access to thousands of music sheets, an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback and many more features. Version 2.0 was released today, March 25, and it represents a milestone release in the development of MuseScore, shipping with an impressive number of new features, varying from major UI changes to musical notation features like tablature support, or improved playback support.
Shotwell is a powerful photo manager for GNOME, and a good alternative to applications such as DigiKam (for KDE) or Fotoxx. Shotwell comes with features such as organizing tools, editing photos by applying various adjustments, tags and has support for formats like JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, RAW photo images and video files.
The popular, user-friendly, terminal-based text editor Nano has reached version 2.4 today, and comes with several new features, including ‘undo’ functionality.
Red Eclipse is a free, open-source first-person shooter based upon the Cube 2 engine, with both single-player and multi-player support. It’s a fantasy shooter that bundles a very large number of maps and comes with modes such as DM, CTF or Defend and Control. For some reason, the game always gives me a feeling of calm, and the music theme is really great. So let’s take a brief look at this new version.
While Steam celebrates the 2K 10th anniversary publisher sale this weekend, GOG.com launched the Weekend Promo Spring Breakers discounts for a number of games, several of which are available for Linux as well. Included here are all three chapters of the Eschalon role-playing series and Unrest Special Edition, an RPG launched in 2014.
During the Steam 2K 10th anniversary publisher sale a big number of Linux games benefit from discounts of up to 75%. The sale will last throughout this weekend and until March 23rd. Some of the games with notable discounts include Borderlands, Civilization V or BioShock Infinite.
Wine 1.7.39 has been released a few hours ago, bringing several new features in DirectWrite and DirectX Media Objects, as well as the usual bug fixes common to each release.
A few more Linux games benefit from consistent discounts on Steam, some of them stretching throughout the weekend as well. Doom & Destiny is a 2D single-player turn-based jrpg (Japanese role playing) fantasy adventure game in which you fight hundreds of enemies, explore the universe, use various spells and weapons.
Linux doesn’t lack notes-taking applications at all, and Papyrus comes as a new addition to the large number of such programs.
Papyrus is a new, free, GPL3-licensed notes-taking application which tries to put emphasis on simplicity, with a clean, minimal interface, support for tabs, labels, and a few options to customize it. The first version, 1.0.0, is based on Qt 5 and was released earlier today.