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nss-pam-ldapd 0.9.4

Friday 6th of June 2014 07:28:07 PM
nss-pam-ldapd is a Name Service Switch module and Pluggable Authentication Module using an LDAP server. It allows your LDAP server to provide user account, group, host name, alias, netgroup, and almost any other information that you would normally get from /etc flat files or NIS, and allows you to do authentication to an LDAP server.

Release Notes: This release fixes a few bugs and includes a few smaller improvements. The focus now is on stabilising the 0.9 series.

Release Tags: Development

Tags: Systems Administration, Networking, LDAP, NSS, PAM

Licenses: LGPL

Aspose.Words for .NET 14.5.0

Friday 6th of June 2014 07:27:12 PM
Aspose.Words is a word processing component that makes it possible for .NET applications to read, write, and modify Word documents without using Microsoft Word. Other useful features include document creation, content and formatting manipulation, mail merge abilities, reporting features, and support for DOCX, DOC, WordprocessingML, HTML, XHTML, TXT, and PDF formats (requires Aspose.Pdf). It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.

Release Notes: This release contains over 95 useful new features, enhancements, and bugfixes. Some important ones include improved justification around inline paragraph breaks, performance improvements, an updated hyphenation API, extended with a callback mechanism, improved table row wrapping around floaters in compatibility mode, an implementation of OOXML (Microsoft Word 2010) text effect rendering, improved image export to HTML, MHTML, and EPUB, and support for the FitText attribute for all flow formats.

Release Tags: export document to HTML, export document to MHTML, export document to EPUB, Hyphenation API updated, Table row wrapping around floaters, Render OOXML MS Word 2010 Text effects, improve Image export to HTML

Tags: PDF, word, Ms Office

Licenses: Evaluation License, Developer Enterprise License, Developer OEM License, Site Enterprise License, Site OEM License

GNU Ocrad 0.24-pre1

Friday 6th of June 2014 01:58:33 PM
GNU Ocrad is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program and library based on a feature extraction method. It reads images in pbm (bitmap), pgm (greyscale), or ppm (color) formats and produces text in byte (8-bit) or UTF-8 formats. It also includes a layout analyzer that is able to separate the columns or blocks of text normally found on printed pages. Ocrad can be used as a stand-alone console application, or as a backend to other programs.

Release Notes: Two new filters have been added: "upper_num" and "upper_num_only". The description of "OCRAD_result_blocks" in the manual has been fixed.

Release Tags: Development

Tags: OCR

Licenses: GPLv3

schily 2014-06-06

Friday 6th of June 2014 12:59:19 PM
The "Schily" Tool Box is a set of tools written or managed by Jörg Schilling. It includes programs like: cdrecord, cdda2wav, readcd, mkisofs, smake, bsh, btcflash, calc, calltree, change, compare, count, cpp (K&R original), devdump, hdump, isodebug, isodump, isoinfo, isovfy, label, mt, p, patch, sccs, scgcheck, scpio, sdd, sfind, sformat, smake, sh (Bourne Shell), star, star_sym, suntar, gnutar, tartest, termcap, and ved.

Release Notes: The Bourne Shell now supports the use vfork() to speed up execution, and implements true and false as builtins. Some bugs in the libschily/*,at.c routines were fixed. Star was bumped to version 1.5.3, Smake to version 1.2.4, and Cdrtools to version 3.01a24.

Tags: Software Development, Build Tools, Utilities

Licenses: CDDL

SmartGit/Hg 6.0.2

Friday 6th of June 2014 12:54:19 PM
SmartGit/Hg is a graphical user interface for Git and Mercurial which can work with SVN repositories. It supports cloning from common repository providers (e.g., GitHub, Assembla), assists Git newbies, and also offers the advanced, powerful Git features. It provides several tools to help create clean commits, for example by allowing the user to commit just parts of changes files and reordering and squashing unpushed commits. If you are using GitHub or GitHub Enterprise, SmartGit/Hg can work easily with pull requests (creation, resolving) and commit comments. SmartGit/Hg ships with a built-in SSH client, file comparer, and merge tool which are capable of syntax coloring for many languages.

Release Notes: This release fixes a couple of bugs.

Tags: Software Development, Version Control, git client, hg client, mercurial client, svn client, subversion client

Licenses: Proprietary, Free for non-commercial use

eSpeak for Android 1.48.05

Friday 6th of June 2014 12:15:18 PM
eSpeak for Android is a port of the eSpeak Text-to-Speech synthesiser to Android, supporting 75 languages and accents. It is based on the eyes-free version, but with improved language selection and language name display, support for accents and special characters, improved handling of speech rate and pitch, support for MIPS-based devices, and improved support for SSML.

Release Notes: An IllegalArgumentException in eSpeakActivity was fixed. A crash when adding a dictionary but no dictionaries are found was fixed. Support for Basque was added and the translations for Catalan, Finnish, German, Indonesian, and Russian were updated.

Release Tags: Minor, Stable

Tags: espeak, Text to speech, Speech Synthesis

Licenses: GPLv3

cvs-fast-export 1.11

Friday 6th of June 2014 11:16:28 AM
cvs-fast-export analyzes a collection of RCS files in a CVS repository (or outside of one) and, when possible, emits an equivalent history in the form of a fast-import stream. Not all possible histories can be rendered this way; the program tries to emit useful warnings when it can't. The program can also produce a visualization of the resulting commit DAG in the DOT format handled by the graphviz suite. The package also includes cvssync, a tool for mirroring masters from remote CVS hosts.

Release Notes: cvssync now supports sourceware.org.

Tags: Version Control, CVS, RCS, git, fast export

Licenses: GPL

Wmconfig 1.4.6

Friday 6th of June 2014 10:57:17 AM
Wmconfig is a text-based menu generation tool for various X window managers for desktops. Toolkits like Qt or Gtk are not required. It uses a simple configuration layout and the configuration may be edited with a text editor.

Release Notes: A minor code cleanup by removing unused functions, ensuring better portability between *nix systems.

Release Tags: minor code cleanup

Tags: Desktop Environment, Window Manager

Licenses: GPL

Macsome AudioBook Converter for Mac 2.0.1

Friday 6th of June 2014 08:47:43 AM
Macsome Audiobook Converter for Mac is a tool that converts any audio book which can be played on iTunes to MP3 or AAC. Conversion takes place at 5 times the normal speed. DRM protected files are supported and ID tags are preserved.

Release Notes: Support for German, Japanese, French, and English, hotkeys for selecting files with up, down, and the space key, a refresh library button in the main interface, retention of artwork and parts of the metadata info (except for WAV), and fixes for minor bugs.

Release Tags: Audio book converter, AA-Konverter, Audible-Konverter, Audio-Buch zu MP3, AA zu MP3

Tags: Audio book converter, aa converter, Audible Converter, convert audio book to MP3, aa to mp3

Licenses: Proprietary with Free Trial

Fl_Highlight_Editor 0.2

Friday 6th of June 2014 07:57:36 AM
Fl_Highlight_Editor is a drop in replacement for the FLTK default editing widget, with the ability to highlight and modify text with an embedded scripting language. The widget is fully self-contained and it doesn't depend on anything except the FLTK library, making it suitable for embedding inside an existing project.

Release Notes: This release brings a lot of small changes and bugfixes. The language for writing modes was simplified and unified. The user is now able to change FLTK font faces, cursor shape, and more from the script. Two simple themes are provided: 'lite' and 'dark'. New modes were added: make-mode (for editing GNU Makefile files), fltk-mode (for editing Fluid files), and html-mode (for editing HTML files).

Release Tags: Major additions

Tags: GUI, Editors

Licenses: LGPL

OpenAPC 3.4-1

Friday 6th of June 2014 07:08:09 AM
OpenAPC is an APC (Advanced Process Control) solution that is highly flexible and configurable and covers a wide range of automation, visualization, and process control tasks from home control up to industrial automation. Control applications created with the OpenAPC editor's visual interface can perform several tasks dependent on how the application is configured and used. The application is available for many different platforms, so OpenAPC projects can be switched over to a different platform easily.

Release Notes: This is mainly a service release which fixes several bugs. Some new features have been added, including creation of spatial correction files, manual control of scanner galvo position, and logarithmic and scientific data display in the Plot2D plug-in.

Tags: HMI, MMI, scada, PLC, automation, industry, industrial control, visualisation, Visualization, process control, Fedora, SliTaz, RHEL, CentOs, Windows, QNX

Licenses: Freeware

Tables for Ada 1.12

Friday 6th of June 2014 05:07:05 AM
This library provides an implementation of tables indexed by strings. The binary search is used for names of known length. It is also possible to search a table for names of unknown length, i.e. to parse a string using some table. Table elements can be of any private type. Key- insensitive tables are supported.

Release Notes: Compiled and tested with GNAT 4.9 (Ada 2012).

Release Tags: new compiler version

Tags: Software Development, Compilers, Libraries, Text Processing

Licenses: GMGPL

Trojan Scan 1.6.0

Thursday 5th of June 2014 11:17:42 PM
Trojan Scan is a simple shell script that allows for simple but relatively effective checking for trojans, rootkits and other malware that may be using your server and network for unwanted (and possibly illegal) purposes. It is relatively simple and won't catch them all, but can help to find these programs on shared servers with many users. It works by listing all process that use the Internet with the lsof command (using -Pni flags). This list is then transformed into signatures, which are then are matched against the allowed process defined in the configuration. If any signatures of running processes are found that do not match the allowed signatures, an email report is sent including ps, ls, and optional lsof output for the unknown processes.

Release Notes: This release added a workaround for changed command output from 'lsof', improved the README slightly, added 'who' output to the report, improved determining of MD5 for 'lsof', fixed an issue with generated configuration having ':X:', added a -f parameter for supplying the configuration file, and included some minor changes to make the script more robust. It has been fixed and tested on Mac OS X 10.8. All debug output is now directed to stderr.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Monitoring, Networking, Systems Administration, Utilities

Licenses: Apache 2.0

magic.jar R15

Thursday 5th of June 2014 10:31:29 PM
magic.jar is a command line tool that allows you to execute the mobile, sandboxed Lua snippets available on TinyBrain.de on any machine. It can do text operations and display GUIs.

Release Notes: magic.jar R15 can run inlined BeanShell scripts directly from the command line ("beanshell" command).

Tags: Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence

Licenses: Unlicense

rcs-fast-import 0.3

Thursday 5th of June 2014 10:11:50 PM
rcs-fast-import is a tool that makes a valiant effort to stuff metadata from modern distributed version control systems back into RCS. It may be useful for extracting the revision histories of individual files from a project history.

Release Notes: Documentation polishing and stricter code validation with the new pylint.

Tags: Development Tools, Version Control

Licenses: BSD Three-Clause

diffstat 1.59

Thursday 5th of June 2014 09:42:48 PM
Diffstat reads the output of the diff command and displays a histogram of the insertions, deletions, and modifications in each file. Diffstat is commonly used to provide a summary of the changes in large, complex patch files.

Release Notes: This release added a -E option to filter output from colordiff and minor improvements to the configure script.

Tags: Software Development, Version Control, Utilities

Licenses: MIT/X

KitCreator 0.9.0

Thursday 5th of June 2014 08:42:57 PM
KitCreator is a simple build system for creating a Tclkit. It was created to ease creation of Tclkits. A Tclkit is, briefly, a single-file executable that contains Tcl (both the interpreter and all the resources it requires to operate) and other Tcl-related packages (such as Tk or Incr Tcl).

Release Notes: Better cross-compilation support, additional patches for Metakit and Tk, and an update to the latest release of zlib. Support for the in-memory C compiler (TCC) was added.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Tcl

Licenses: MIT

AudioScope 0.25.00

Thursday 5th of June 2014 07:38:26 PM
AudioScope is a text mode audio oscilloscope that captures sounds using DEMO, SOX, or DSP (/dev/dsp}. It is primarily a learning tool for kids. The script includes code and circuit diagrams for calibrating the horizontal and vertical axes. It features a demo mode with no dependences that samples /dev/urandom.

Release Notes: This release features the start of a proper manual inside the code along with another text mode circuit. Everything is saved to /tmp at the moment. It now has a progress bar on startup for slow machines but is now setup for the Apple Macbook Pro 13". SOX is auto-detected if installed. All relevant files are now generated and saved to /tmp and not commented out. The sinewave.wav file can be transferred to your phone via email for use as the signal source.

Tags: oscilloscope, audioscope

Licenses: Public Domain

etmTk 3.0.1

Thursday 5th of June 2014 07:27:27 PM
etmTk is an event and task manager. In contrast to most calendar/todo applications, creating items (events, tasks, and so forth) in etm does not require filling out fields in a form. Instead, items are created as free-form text entries using a simple, intuitive format and stored in plain text files. Both a graphical user interface based on Tkinter and a command line interface are provided.

Release Notes: This release adds a month view.

Release Tags: Feature Enhancements

Tags: Office/Business, Scheduling, Information Management, Calendar, Task Management, Alerting

Licenses: GPL v2 Or Later

WUMPUS 1.5

Thursday 5th of June 2014 06:39:21 PM
WUMPUS is a bit of retrocomputing nostalgia. It is an exact clone, even down to the godawful user interface, of an ancient classic game, but fixes some minor bugs. Superhack is a structurally similar game with a different premise.

Release Notes: A minor bug in the superhack startlet check was fixed.

Tags: Internet, Web, Site Management

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