Blender 3.5, the popular 3D creation software, was released few days ago. Here are the new features and how to install guide for Ubuntu users.
The new release features 26 built-in hair assets, allows to drag and drop to use onto your setups. As well, it allows to do many actions on hair curves, such as generate, duplicate, deform, trim, rotate, roll up, and more.
It also added support for Vector Displacement Maps (VDM) brushes, new GPU-based 3D viewport compositor, many lights sampling for Cycles.
The popular Alacritty terminal emulator got a new release few days ago. Here are the new features and how to install guide for Ubuntu Linux.
Alacritty is a free open-source GPU-accelerated terminal emulator written in Rust programming language. It features Vi mode motion and selection via keyboard, Vi search/normal search, hints, etc.
The new 0.12.0 release features fractional scaling support on Wayland session via wp-fractional-scale protocol. It also added touchscreen input support for click, scroll, select, zoom actions.
Other changes include:
Support for horizontal scrolling in mouse mode and alternative scrolling modes
Support for running on GLES context
New window.resize_increments config option, which is disabled by default
New -T flag, short form for --title.
Always use sRGB color space on macOS.
Resize increments are now set on macOS and X11 to resize by cell sizes.
Proper hint about window transparency in Wayland and macOS.
Change window.decorations_theme_variant to use Dark, Light, and None values
They are as well various other changes and bug-fixes, see the Github releases page for details.
How to Install Alacritty terminal emulator in Ubuntu Linux
This app is not available in Ubuntu system repository until the next Ubuntu 23.04. User can install it via 2 methods: cargo package manager, or third-party Ubuntu PPA.
Option 1: Install Alacritty via cargo package manager
Cargo is the command line package manager for Rust, like Pip for Python. User can use the tool to install Alacritty terminal emulator in most Linux, though user needs to MANUALLY setup PATH variable and create shortcut icon.
1. First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to install cargo:
sudo apt install cargo
Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.
2. Then, install Alacritty for current user only by running command:
cargo install alacritty
3. As mentioned, cargo package does not add PATH variable by default. You can verify by running $PATH command and see if “/home/USERNAME/.cargo/bin” present in the output.
To add it into user PATH, run command nano ~/.profile to edit user profile and add following lines:
if [ -d "$HOME/.cargo/bin" ] ; then
When done, press Ctrl+X, type y and hit Enter to save change! NOTE: user PATH changes take effect at next login.
4. The cargo package also does not create shortcut icons. Meaning you need to manually create one by running command:
This simple tutorial shows how to install the latest Budgie Desktop 10.7.1 in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
Ubuntu Budgie is one of the official Ubuntu flavors features the Budgie desktop. While Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 ships with Budgie Desktop 10.6.1, the latest version has reached v10.7.1.
For those who want to get the latest features, but don’t want to upgrade to or install the upcoming Ubuntu 23.04. The developers team maintains an Ubuntu PPA contains the latest desktop packages for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
NOTE: The PPA is marked as unstable, though it’s working good in my case. Don’t use it in production machine!
1. First, search for and open “terminal” from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
2. Then, clone the source by running the git command in terminal, and then navigate to the source folder:
git clone https://github.com/Sapd/HeadsetControl && cd HeadsetControl
3. Create ‘build’ sub-folder, navigate to that sub-folder and start building it:
mkdir build && cd build && cmake ../
4. Finally, run make and then make install to build and install the tool:
sudo make install
Once successfully installed, it will output that ‘/usr/local/bin/headsetcontrol‘ and ‘/usr/local/lib/udev/rules.d/70-headsets.rules‘ installed.
How to Install the Extension for graphical UI
For Ubuntu 22.04 and higher, first search for and install “Extension Manager” from Ubuntu Software.
Install Extension Manager in Ubuntu 22.04+
Then, use “Extension Manager” to search and install the ‘HeadsetControl’ extension under ‘Browse’ tab.
Once installed, it should show the indicator applet in system tray area immediately with menu options to control your headset! Other Linux can go to this page to use ON/OFF switch to install the extension.
To remove the extension, either go to the link page above and use ON/OFF switch, or use “Extension Manager” or Gnome Extensions tool.
To remove the command line application, open terminal and run command:
Though, it’s universal Linux package format that runs in sandbox.
For users who prefer the classic .deb package format, The Debian/Ubuntu Games Team maintains an Ubuntu PPA with the latest stable/devel release (1.16.x stable at the moment) of the game packages. Which, so far supports Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 22.10, and their derivatives.
1. First, either search for and open a terminal from start menu or press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal.
2. When terminal opens, paste the command below and hit Enter to add the PPA repository.