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11 February 2013, 15:51

Open Recall: Tomboy, Bootstrap, GIMP, Firefox and BookType

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Open Recall Open Recall is a space on The H for those things that are too small to package as news but are worth covering. In this edition: Tomboy sync troubles as U1 stops service, a better Bootstrap, a more stable GIMP, H.264 enabling in Firefox, and book reports for BookType.

  • Tomboy troubles – Canonical slipped up when it announced the closure of Ubuntu One's support for synchronising Tomboy Notes. In an update to its announcement that the syncing would be turned off at the end of this month, the company apologises for accidentally deleting notes on the server after people synchronised them. The company also directs users to look in a backup folder for the notes.

  • Bootstrap boostedBootstrap, the easy to use collection of JavaScript and CSS that allows stylish modern web sites to be quickly constructed, has been updated to version 2.3 with new carousel indicators, containers for tooltips, better popovers, improved accessibility for links, and new alignment classes. Details and download links are available from the blog announcement.

  • GIMP fixed up – A bug fix release for GIMP has been released, with fixes for Linux and Mac OS X. The GUI sports better names for default filters, more responsive tool drawing, a simpler splash image and "lots of bug fixes". Both the Linux and Mac versions are now available.

  • H.264 Firefox – In a few releases, Mozilla's Firefox on Windows 7 and later will be able to play H.264, AAC and MP3 in HTML5 <video> and <audio> elements. The nightly builds of the next Firefox have had the capability to play content using the system's media codecs turned on by default and the developers would like people to test it. If all goes well, Firefox 22 will have the capability when it lands on 25 June.

  • Booktype reported – Sourcefabric's book publishing system Booktype is now nearly a year old and the book writing and publishing platform has just had an update. Version 1.5.4 adds reports by email on trending books, active users, peak activity times, and other useful statistics.


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