Kodi 18.2 Released, SuperTuxKart 1.0 Is Here, New Strawberry Music Player for Sparky Linux, Fedora 30 Upgrade Test Day on Friday and Netcraft's April Web Server Survey

News briefs for April 23, 2019.

Kodi 18.2 was released yesterday. This release brings several bug fixes and implements a new issue template and an automated verification system in the GitHub issue tracker. In addition, the Kodi team has optimized database access speed and made many improvements for the Android platform. You can see the full Changelog here.

After 12 years in the making, SuperTuxKart 1.0 is here. This release adds support for networking races, so you can now play with others online instead of split-screen. It also has various new game modes, such as "normal race, time trial, soccer mode, battle mode and the new Capture-The-Flag mode". You can download the new release here.

A new music player and music collection organizer called Strawberry is now available for Sparky Linux users. Strawberry is a fork of Clementine, aimed at music collectors, audio enthusiasts and audiophiles. Jonas Kvinge is the project developer, and it's licensed under the GNU Public License v3.0. The Strawberry GitHub page is here.

Fedora 30 Upgrade Test Day is Friday, April 26, 2019. Fedora is asking for your help to make sure upgrades to Fedora 30 work perfectly. The testing will cover both a GNOME graphical upgrade and an upgrade using DNF. See the Wiki for more information on how to participate.

Netcraft's April 2019 Web Server Survey is now available. From the announcement: "nginx's market share of web-facing computers is now nearly 30%, and this is continuing to grow steadily closer to Apache's leading share of 37.3%. Microsoft and Apache lost shares in every headline metric this month, with both vendors contributing significantly to this month's overall loss of sites. Microsoft lost 18.9 million sites, while Apache lost 17.2 million, causing their shares to decrease by 1.01 and 0.87 percentage points. These changes have pushed nginx into the lead, giving it a 27.5% share of all sites in Netcraft's April 2019 Web Server Survey. Significantly, this is the first time since 1996 that a vendor other than Microsoft or Apache has served the largest number of websites."

Jill Franklin is an editorial professional with more than 17 years experience in technical and scientific publishing, both print and digital. As Executive Editor of Linux Journal, she wrangles writers, develops content, manages projects, meets deadlines and makes sentences sparkle. She also was Managing Editor for TUX and Embedded Linux Journal, and the book Linux in the Workplace. Before entering the Linux and open-source realm, she was Managing Editor of several scientific and scholarly journals, including Veterinary Pathology, The Journal of Mammalogy, Toxicologic Pathology and The Journal of Scientific Exploration. In a previous life, she taught English literature and composition, managed a bookstore and tended bar. When she’s not bugging writers about deadlines or editing copy, she throws pots, gardens and reads.

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