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webon webonblog-0.10

Saturday 7th of June 2014 09:03:08 PM
webon is a Web content management system. It provides an access log to check who has visited your site. It has a counter that lets anybody know the number of people who have visited your site.

Release Notes: The database description is now written.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

RackTables 0.20.8

Saturday 7th of June 2014 07:52:53 PM
RackTables is a tool to manage tens of racks, hundreds of servers, and thousands of MAC and IP addresses. It will work with a single rack as well. It features a real-life rackspace model, typed rack objects with flexible attribute sets, a tagging system, IP address management ready for NAT, virtual routers and load balancers, accurate network connection handling, a universal search function, a multi-user access model, and an extensible dictionary.

Release Notes: This release incorporates assorted enhancements, including better handling of particular network and server equipment, correct displaying of some data in the database, support for custom LDAP port, a new autotag for the client's IP address, per-port displaying of learned MAC addresses, and a patch cable management feature. It is recommended for all users of the stable release series.

Release Tags: Bugfixes, Feature Enhancements

Tags: Asset management, data center, rackspace, IPv4, IPv6

Licenses: GPLv2

PHP DataGrid 6.1

Saturday 7th of June 2014 07:34:36 PM
phpGrid provides professional-looking Ajax-enabled grid-based editing, create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations for Web developers in as little as two lines of code. It features cross-browser inline editing, support for all HTML form controls, integrated search toolbar, a master detail data grid, image display, MS Excel and HTML data export, permission control, a theme roller, built-in record sorting by any column, support for major databases including MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle, support for large database record sets, and WYSIWYG and Ajax file upload.

Release Notes: A bug in client side grid object referencing was fixed by using a unique jQuery selector ID and grid object variable name to avoid a naming collision. A 4th parameter was added to the grouping method to hide the grouping column by default. The grid IIS now auto reloaded on FORM edit after submitting. file_upload JavaScript was updated to display corresponding Ajax response in the debug console. A problem where required scripts were not included in an internal function due to execution orders between master and detail grids was fixed. The debug window is now toggled off by default. Two new code samples were added.

Release Tags: 6.1, bugfix, phpgrid

Tags: Database, Front-Ends, php class

Licenses: Shareware

Recoll 1.19.14

Saturday 7th of June 2014 06:44:14 PM
Recoll is a personal full text desktop search tool based on Xapian. It provides an easy to use, feature-rich, easy administration interface with a Qt-based GUI. Text, HTML, PDF, PostScript, MS Word, OpenOffice, Wordperfect, KWord, Abiword, maildir, and mailbox mail folder formats are supported, along with their compressed versions and quite a few others. Powerful query facilities are provided. Multiple character sets are supported, and internal processing and storage uses Unicode UTF-8. Stemming is performed at query time and the stemming language can be switched after indexing.

Release Notes: This release fixes a few more indexing glitches.

Tags: Information Management, Text Processing, Indexing

Licenses: GPL

Ctalk 0.0.97 2014-06-07

Saturday 7th of June 2014 04:51:07 PM
Ctalk adds classes, methods, operator overloading, inheritance, and complex object expressions to otherwise standard C programs. Programs can use only a few Ctalk objects and methods in an otherwise standard C program, but the language can be used to write entire programs also. Ctalk works on most if not all of the systems that support GCC, the GNU C compiler. The package includes the language, class and run-time libraries, example programs, tutorial, and language reference.

Release Notes: This release fixes a memory leak, and adds many methods that include parsing command line arguments, setting a window's dimensions, getting the dimensions of a terminal screen, overloading the methods that initialize windows, updates to ANSIWidgetPane and ANSITextPane, and others. This release also improves support for complex array and struct C variables within expressions, and improves reliability with additional checks when processing overloaded methods and complex or nested statements.

Tags: Software Development, Interpreters, C Library, object oriented, language, C language

Licenses: GPL

GtkAda contributions 3.8

Saturday 7th of June 2014 04:23:50 PM
The library is a contribution to GtkAda, an Ada bindings to GTK+ toolkit. It deals with the following issues: tasking support; custom models for tree view widget; custom cell renderers for tree view widget; multi-columned derived model; an extension derived model (to add columns to an existing model); an abstract caching model for directory-like data; tree view and list view widgets for navigational browsing of abstract caching models; file system navigation widgets with wildcard filtering; resource styles; capturing the resources of a widget; embeddable images; some missing sub-programs and bugfixes; a measurement unit selection widget and dialogs; an improved hue-luminance-saturation color model; simplified image buttons and buttons customizable by style properties; controlled Ada types for GTK+ strong and weak references; and a simplified means to create lists of strings.

Release Notes: This is the first version that supports GTK+ 3.x. The corresponding GtkAda version is 3.8. The library now requires Ada 2005 or Ada 2012.

Release Tags: major change, GTK+ 3

Tags: Software Development, Libraries

Licenses: GMGPL

Freeverb3 3.1.1

Saturday 7th of June 2014 03:35:43 PM
Freeverb3 is a signal processing library. It includes many types of audio processing effects and signal generators including a linear feedback shift register (LFSR) maximum length sequence (MLS) generator, multiple types of high quality mono+stereo reverb effects, a multi slot impulse response processor, multiband hardknee+softknee compressor and limiter, a stereo enhancer, a limiter, and many types of infinite impulse respose (IIR) and finite impulse response (FIR) filters. Also available is Freeverb3VST, a VST effects plugins package based on the Freeverb3 library.

Release Notes: Freeverb3 3.1.1 has been released. This version is a bugfix release from version 3.1.0. Change Logs: * Bug fixes - Fixed cpuid bug on amd64. * Other enhancements - Audacious 3.5 was supported.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Sound/Audio, Scientific/Engineering, Players, multimedia

Licenses: GPLv2

husk-scheme 3.17.1

Saturday 7th of June 2014 01:22:11 PM
Husk is an implementation of the Scheme programming language for the Haskell Platform. Advanced R5RS features are provided, including continuations, hygienic macros, and a full numeric tower.

Release Notes: This release includes bugfixes and improvements to the core interpreter.

Tags: Languages, Interpreters, Libraries

Licenses: MIT

Vendetta Online 1.8.294

Saturday 7th of June 2014 07:10:41 AM
Vendetta Online is a multi-platform 3D space-combat MMO for Windows, Mac, Linux/32 and Linux/64. The game permits players to interact in a vast online galaxy; fighting, trading, and mining their way to success. A "twitch" type real-time combat model makes true player skill the deciding factor instead of character advancement. Massive capital-ship battles shake the foundations of the major nations at war, while others struggle to push back the encroachment of the AI "Hives". A no-strings free trial is available.

Release Notes: Shaders were improved for PC platforms. The secondary light source now uses the object's bump map. A problem where the Hangar tab was still visible in the Tactical tab in ships with turrets but no hangar was fixed. Incorrect color of the Repair and Reload buttons was fixed. A mine laying issue was fixed. The password field no longer allows the text to be copied from it with CTRL-c. Dueling players are now notified if the duel will not count towards their duel ratings. When autodocking is enabled, the text on the HUD now says "Docking..." instead of "Press the Activate key to dock."

Tags: Games/Entertainment, First Person Shooters, Arcade, Role-Playing, Internet, Linux, Mac OS X, MMO

Licenses: Non-free, Trialware

Vendetta Online 1.8.294

Saturday 7th of June 2014 07:10:41 AM
Vendetta Online is a multi-platform 3D space-combat MMO for Windows, Mac, Linux/32 and Linux/64. The game permits players to interact in a vast online galaxy; fighting, trading, and mining their way to success. A "twitch" type real-time combat model makes true player skill the deciding factor instead of character advancement. Massive capital-ship battles shake the foundations of the major nations at war, while others struggle to push back the encroachment of the AI "Hives". A no-strings free trial is available.

Release Notes: Shaders were improved for PC platforms. The secondary light source now uses the object's bump map. A problem where the Hangar tab was still visible in the Tactical tab in ships with turrets but no hangar was fixed. Incorrect color of the Repair and Reload buttons was fixed. A mine laying issue was fixed. The password field no longer allows the text to be copied from it with CTRL-c. Dueling players are now notified if the duel will not count towards their duel ratings. When autodocking is enabled, the text on the HUD now says "Docking..." instead of "Press the Activate key to dock."

Tags: Games/Entertainment, First Person Shooters, Arcade, Role-Playing, Internet, Linux, Mac OS X, MMO

Licenses: Non-free, Trialware

codemiscs 2014-06-07

Saturday 7th of June 2014 05:28:21 AM
codemiscs is a collection of exciting, creative, amusing, and innovative commands. It is intended to be fun and useful. It includes a command wrapper (cmd), project generator (mkproject), human language translator (tw), feed reader (rf), images wizard (imgs), colorizer (colorize), slowed down echoer (typewriter), and shell show (show).

Release Notes: This release introduced two new commands, tonize and status, and improved colorize and tw. Colorize matches patterns and lines, and tw adapts to engines changes more easily. The Web site was improved with richer content, making usage of templates and metatagging. Documentation was improved through automated generation of documentation and wiki.

Release Tags: shell

Tags: shell, Utilities, Programming, Development, Educational, creative, Entertaining

Licenses: GPLv3

FLStation 0.4.7

Saturday 7th of June 2014 05:12:06 AM
FLStation is the Ground Control Software (GCS) for Firetail UAV. It allows users to control and monitor the UAV, upload flight plans, tweak settings, and review flight logs.

Release Notes: This version drops WebKitGtk and the Google Maps API. Instead it uses the OsmGpsMap widget, which allows users to cache OpenStreetMap tiles for offline use. This version also comes with firmware for the flight controller.

Release Tags: Beta

Licenses: GPLv3

kpcli 2.6

Saturday 7th of June 2014 02:12:20 AM
kpcli (KeePass CLI) is a command line interface (interactive shell) to work with KeePass database files. It was inspired by the author's use of the Ked Password Manager's "kedpm -c" option combined with a need to migrate to KeePass.

Release Notes: This release added support for interactive password generation, entry tags, entry string fields, entry file attachments, and Recycle Bin functionality. There were miscellaneous other fixes and enhancements.

Tags: keepass, command line interface, cli

Licenses: Artistic

webon irforum-2.92_jp

Saturday 7th of June 2014 01:01:46 AM
webon is a Web content management system. It provides an access log to check who has visited your site. It has a counter that lets anybody know the number of people who have visited your site.

Release Notes: The login function was changed to a login action from the index action.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

Objeck Programming Language 3.1.2

Saturday 7th of June 2014 12:36:17 AM
The Objeck computer language is an object-oriented computing language with functional features that has ties with Java, C#, and Pascal. In this language, all data types are treated as objects. The language consists of a compiler and VM with an accompanying memory management and JIT compiler.

Release Notes: Highlights of this release include a 'leaving' keyword that allows a block of code to always be executed upon exiting a function or method, enhanced C-like syntax support, support for string concatenation using the "+=" operator, ODBC 'PreparedStatement' support for Blobs and binary streams, support for unary 'not' expressions, and updated syntax highlighting files that include new keywords and operators for Notepad++, BBEdit, edit, and GeSHi. Bugs were fixed and more sample code was added.

Tags: Virtual Machine, language, functional, Memory Management, Compilers

Licenses: BSD Revised

musl 1.1.2

Friday 6th of June 2014 10:50:59 PM
musl is a new implementation of the standard library for Linux-based systems. It is lightweight, fast, simple, free, and strives to be correct in the sense of standards-conformance and safety. It includes a wrapper for building programs against musl in place of the system standard library (e.g. glibc), making it possible to immediately evaluate the library and build compact statically linked binaries with it.

Release Notes: This release fixes a stack-based buffer overflow in DNS response parsing (CVE-2014-3484) found during an overhaul of the resolver internals. A number of new features in the forward and reverse name lookup functions have been added, particularly in the area of IPv6 support. VDSO acceleration of clock_gettime and related functions on i386 is now available with recent kernels. Support for the %C and %y specifiers to strptime has been added. Various low to medium severity bugs have also been fixed.

Tags: software deployment, Libraries, Operating Systems, Embedded Systems

Licenses: MIT

EiffelStudio 14.05

Friday 6th of June 2014 10:49:38 PM
EiffelStudio is an IDE for the Eiffel language (ECMA-367, ISO/IEC 25436, and ACM Software System Award 2006). It includes: Eiffel compiler, Eiffel editor, Eiffel code browsing tool, Eiffel testing tool, graphical design tool, refactoring tool, debugger, profiler, and Eiffel analysis tools (Metrics, Dependencies, etc.). Eiffel generates C or CLI for .NET or Mono. Eiffel applies O-O principles and Design by Contract for high-quality software. Many Eiffel libraries are included: ADT, network, GUI, database, parsing (including an Eiffel parser), XML, Web, COM, and more.

Release Notes: This release added the Eiffel Inspector, Automatic Fixing, and support for the Raspberry Pi. The Eiffel Inspector detects some code patterns that the compiler would not reject but are still invalid, such as an assignment to self "a := a", which is obviously not what was intended. Automatic Fixing fixes some basic compiler warnings/errors. Currently only two fixes are supported: unused local variables and undeclared types on locals.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements

Tags: Software Development, Office/Business, Database, Compilers, Libraries

Licenses: EFL, GPL

Simple components for Ada 4.0

Friday 6th of June 2014 10:26:14 PM
The Simple components for Ada library provides implementations of smart pointers for automatically collected objects (using reference counting), object persistence, unbounded and bounded arrays of smart pointers, generic unbounded arrays of private objects and plain pointers, generic sets, maps, directed graphs, directed weighted graphs, stacks, and storage pools. It also includes table management, string editing, IEEE 754 support, and infix expression parsing tools. Implementations of some lock-free shared data structures are provided.

Release Notes: An ODBC bindings bug causing a connection to be left opened despite object finalization was fixed. Generic_Blackboard now supports GCC platforms with no Pragma Atomic available for 64-bit integers. The SQLite3 bindings are switched to the amalgamation version 3080200. Column_Type and Is_Valid functions were added to the SQLite package. An HTTP SQLite3 database browser was added. Packages for blocking file access, persistent memory pools, and B-tree implementation were added.

Release Tags: major feature enchancement

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, Database, Compilers, Interpreters, Application Frameworks, API, Object Brokering

Licenses: GMGPL

segatex 8.540

Friday 6th of June 2014 09:12:52 PM
segatex is a tool to configure SELinux policy with the help of a GUI. At the push of a button, it can generate a .te file in the /usr/share/segatex directory. You can then edit your .te file, make a module, and install. You can make any module name and edit current modules. You can install, update, and remove modules. You can semanage list and semanage login, fcontext, and port or set some domain permissive. You can download SELinux-related RPMs, including xguest, sepostgresql, and mod_selinux. You can download Fedora DVD or CDs. You can relabel your system. You can audit2allow by GUI. You can check refpolicy by analyzer. segatex includes its own policy.

Release Notes: This release incorporated the newest refpolicy.

Tags: Security

Licenses: GPL

Google Map GPS Cell Phone Tracker 3.2.3

Friday 6th of June 2014 08:54:12 PM
Google Map GPS Cell Phone Tracker allows you to track Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Java ME cellphones using Google Maps. It has two parts, a server and phone clients. You have a choice of two servers, using asp.net and SQL server or PHP and MySQL. The server software allows you to view cellphone locations in realtime using Google Maps and store routes and view them later. The client applications send their locations to the website periodically. All four applications work properly in the background and are written natively on each platform.

Release Notes: This version fixes a problem with the zoom buttons on Google Maps which was causing the app to freeze up. This was the last known problem. Leaflet was updated to version 0.7.3.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Web, Communications, Mobile, GPS

Licenses: MIT

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Future of Mozilla

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  • What Happens to Mozilla and its Deal with Yahoo?
    In late 2014, many observers were flummoxed to see that Yahoo and Mozilla had announced a "strategic five-year partnership" agreement which would make Yahoo the primary search option for Firefox. Mozilla was up for renewal negotiations for its deal with Google, which had historically subsidized more than 90 percent of Mozilla's revenues, to the tune of more than $300 million per year at times. In return, for lots of money, Google got primary search placement in the Firefox browser over the years. Last week, though, Verizon,announced its intention to purchase Yahoo for $4.8 billion. What are the implications for Mozilla and its deal? Here are the details.

Games for GNU/Linux

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Linux and Graphics

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  • EU to Give Free Security Audits to Apache HTTP Server and Keepass
    The European Commission announced on Wednesday that its IT engineers would provide a free security audit for the Apache HTTP Server and KeePass projects. The EC selected the two projects following a public survey that took place between June 17 and July 8 and that received 3,282 answers. The survey and security audit are part of the EU-FOSSA (EU-Free and Open Source Software Auditing) project, a test pilot program that received funding of €1 million until the end of the year.
  • What is your browser really doing?
    While Microsoft would prefer you use its Edge browser on Windows 10 as part of its ecosystem, the most popular Windows browser is Google’s Chrome. But there is a downside to Chrome – spying and battery life. It all started when Microsoft recently announced that its Edge browser used less battery power than Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera on Windows 10 devices. It also measured telemetry – what the Windows 10 device was doing when using different browsers. What it found was that the other browsers had a significantly higher central processing unit (CPU), and graphics processing unit (GPU) overhead when viewing the same Web pages. It also proved that using Edge resulted in 36-53% more battery life when performing the same tasks as the others. Let’s not get into semantics about which search engine — Google or Bing — is better; this was about simple Web browsing, opening new tabs and watching videos. But it started a discussion as to why CPU and GPU usage was far higher. And it relates to spying and ad serving.
  • Is Computer Security Becoming a Hardware Problem?
    In December of 1967 the Silver Bridge collapsed into the Ohio River, killing 46 people. The cause was determined to be a single 2.5 millimeter defect in a single steel bar—some credit the Mothman for the disaster, but to most it was an avoidable engineering failure and a rebuttal to the design philosophy of substituting high-strength non-redundant building materials for lower-strength albeit layered and redundant materials. A partial failure is much better than a complete failure. [...] In 1996, Kocher co-authored the SSL v3.0 protocol, which would become the basis for the TLS standard. TLS is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS and is responsible for much of the security that allows for the modern internet. He argues that, barring some abrupt and unexpected advance in quantum computing or something yet unforeseen, TLS will continue to safeguard the web and do a very good job of it. What he's worried about is hardware: untested linkages in digital bridges.
  • Your Smart Robot Is Coming in Five Years, But It Might Get Hacked and Kill You
    A new report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security forecasts that autonomous artificially intelligent robots are just five to 10 years away from hitting the mainstream—but there’s a catch. The new breed of smart robots will be eminently hackable. To the point that they might be re-programmed to kill you. The study, published in April, attempted to assess which emerging technology trends are most likely to go mainstream, while simultaneously posing serious “cybersecurity” problems. The good news is that the near future is going to see some rapid, revolutionary changes that could dramatically enhance our lives. The bad news is that the technologies pitched to “become successful and transformative” in the next decade or so are extremely vulnerable to all sorts of back-door, front-door, and side-door compromises.
  • Trump, DNC, RNC Flunk Email Security Test
    At issue is a fairly technical proposed standard called DMARC. Short for “domain-based messaging authentication reporting and conformance,” DMARC tries to solve a problem that has plagued email since its inception: It’s surprisingly difficult for email providers and end users alike to tell whether a given email is real – i.e. that it really was sent by the person or organization identified in the “from:” portion of the missive.
  • NIST Prepares to Ban SMS-Based Two-Factor Authentication
    The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the latest draft version of the Digital Authentication Guideline that contains language hinting at a future ban on SMS-based Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). The Digital Authentication Guideline (DAG) is a set of rules used by software makers to build secure services, and by governments and private agencies to assess the security of their services and software. NIST experts are constantly updating the guideline, in an effort to keep pace with the rapid change in the IT sector.
  • 1.6m Clash of Kings forum accounts 'stolen'
    Details about 1.6 million users on the Clash of Kings online forum have been hacked, claims a breach notification site. The user data from the popular mobile game's discussion forum were allegedly targeted by a hacker on 14 July. Tech site ZDNet has reported the leaked data includes email addresses, IP addresses and usernames.
  • Hacker steals 1.6 million accounts from top mobile game's forum
    [Ed: vBulletin is proprietary software -- the same crap Canonical used for Ubuntu forums]