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sftp4tc 1.3.63.1

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 01:55:42 PM
sftp4tc is a file system plugin for Total Commander that allows SFTP sessions to connect to your Unix/Linux servers. It supports Unicode file name translation, server-to-server copy, and all usual operations. Because it is based on PuTTY, you can use all your configured servers from PuTTY, and it also supports the Pageant private key agent.

Release Notes: The PuTTY code base was upgraded to PuTTY 0.63. This archive also contains a 64-bit version in addition to the 32-bit version. Both versions support Unicode.

Release Tags: Win32, x64

Tags: SFTP, PuTTY, Total Commander

Licenses: BSD 2 clause

Check_MK 1.2.5i3

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 01:37:51 PM
Check_MK is a complex addon for Nagios/Icinga and consists of three subprojects. The check and inventory system Check_MK is a general purpose Nagios plugin for retrieving data. It adopts a new approach for collecting data and obsoletes NRPE, check_by_ssh, NSClient, and check_snmp. It features a significant reduction of CPU use on the Nagios host and automatic inventory of items to be checked, and is especially useful with larger Nagios installations. "MK Livestatus" gives immediate and fast access to live and historic Nagios status data. It's a supported backend for many addons including NagVis, NagiosBP, and Thruk. "Check_MK Multisite" is a feature complete replacement for the Nagios GUI, and uses MK Livestatus as a backend. It is very fast, and supports efficient distributed monitoring.

Release Notes: This innovation release fixes several problems with the processing of the availability GUI and improves availability reports for BI aggregates. This version introduces a lot of new checks and several improvements in WATO. It comes with a lot of fixes related to all Check_MK components.

Release Tags: Feature Enhancement

Tags: Nagios, Monitoring, Linux, nsclient, nrpe, snmp

Licenses: GPLv2

Check_MK 1.2.5i3

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 01:37:51 PM
Check_MK is a complex addon for Nagios/Icinga and consists of three subprojects. The check and inventory system Check_MK is a general purpose Nagios plugin for retrieving data. It adopts a new approach for collecting data and obsoletes NRPE, check_by_ssh, NSClient, and check_snmp. It features a significant reduction of CPU use on the Nagios host and automatic inventory of items to be checked, and is especially useful with larger Nagios installations. "MK Livestatus" gives immediate and fast access to live and historic Nagios status data. It's a supported backend for many addons including NagVis, NagiosBP, and Thruk. "Check_MK Multisite" is a feature complete replacement for the Nagios GUI, and uses MK Livestatus as a backend. It is very fast, and supports efficient distributed monitoring.

Release Notes: This innovation release fixes several problems with the processing of the availability GUI and improves availability reports for BI aggregates. This version introduces a lot of new checks and several improvements in WATO. It comes with a lot of fixes related to all Check_MK components.

Release Tags: Feature Enhancement

Tags: Nagios, Monitoring, Linux, nsclient, nrpe, snmp

Licenses: GPLv2

apoplexy 2.2b

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 12:40:19 PM
apoplexy is a level editor for Prince of Persia 1 and 2.

Release Notes: This release fixes several bugs that were present in version 2.1b (that migrated from SDL 1.2 to 2.0), including a workaround for SDL bug #2274 to make apoplexy work with earlier releases of SDL2.

Tags: Games/Entertainment

Licenses: GPLv3

BugHotel Reservation System 5.5.523

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 09:53:49 AM
BugHotel Reservation System is a hotel booking and accounting software package which uses the Internet to "network" your corporate office to each of your hotels. All data processing occurs at the Application Service Provider (ASP) data center. Income statements, reports, etc. may be customized.

Release Notes: This version fixed cron engine/channel management and hotel.de integration/parsing.

Tags: Internet

Aspose.Tasks 6.7.0

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 09:47:41 AM
Aspose.Tasks is a non-graphical .NET Project management component which enables .NET applications to read, write, and manage Project documents without utilizing Microsoft Project. With Aspose.Tasks, you can read and change tasks, recurring tasks, resources, resource assignments, relations, and calendars. Aspose.Tasks works well with both WinForm and WebForm applications.

Release Notes: This release added a facility for printing expanded/non-expanded summaries only. Summary tasks are common in Microsoft Project documents where a number of child tasks are grouped together under a parent task. While printing such a document, Microsoft Project retains the existing state of the sub-tasks. That is, they are printed to output if the parent summary tasks are expanded in the document as well.

Release Tags: Controlling Sub-Tasks Printing, improved Project Data Rendering, Microsoft Project Summary tasks, print expanded project summaries, print non-expanded project summaries, better split task count reading, project calendar reading, work type resources, .NET Project management

Tags: Microsoft Project, project management

Licenses: Commercial

JDAL (Java Database Application Library) 2.0.0

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 09:10:29 AM
JDAL is a Java library which aims to help developers make database applications easily using Spring Framework and Hibernate, JPA, or IBatis ORMs. It supports generic DAOs and ready-to-use UI Components with server-side pagination and sorting.

Release Notes: This is the first stable release of JDAL 2.0. The highlights of this version are a full port of JDAL Swing features to the Vaadin framework and a new Spring AOP módule, jdal-aop.

Tags: data binding, Java, Swing, Java Libraries, vaadin, dao

Licenses: Apache 2.0

magicErmine 4.1.0

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 08:41:54 AM
magicErmine is a tool for creating portable applications for Linux. It allows the same Linux executable to be run on a wide range of different distributions. Like statifier, It makes one executable file with no run-time dependencies from a dynamically linked executable and all of its libraries. Unlike statifier, it is able to add arbitrary files to the packed executable, such as configuration files or pixmaps.

Release Notes: newfstatat/fstatat64 syscalls now respect the AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW flag. A bug that sometimes prevent execution of the packaged script was fixed. There were also fixes to allow packaging of Qt V5.x applications.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements

Tags: Software Distribution Tools

Samba 4.1.8

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 08:39:50 AM
Samba is a software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. It is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

Release Notes: This release addressed minor security issues involving not replying to replies, and with malformed FSCTL_SRV_ENUMERATE_SNAPSHOTS responses.

Release Tags: v4-1-x, Bug fixes

Tags: Communications, File Sharing

Licenses: GPLv3

Cerb 6.7.6

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 07:01:03 AM
Cerb is a fast and flexible Web-based platform for business collaboration and automation. It helps you remember anything about anyone, collaborate from anywhere, deftly reply to a flood of email, automate, stay informed, capture feedback, track time, flag opportunities, manage tasks, share expert knowledge, and otherwise execute efficiently.

Release Notes: This maintenance update includes 12 improvements. It improves the 'Create task' and 'Create ticket' actions in Virtual Attendants to properly utilize custom fieldsets, improves the accountability of Activity Log entries generated by customers closing and reopening tickets through the Support Center, fixes an issue in 'Record changed' Virtual Attendant behaviors where some conditions couldn't be configured, fixes an issue with message placeholders in the Web API, and fixes an issue where ticket search worklists had permanent group filters that couldn't be edited.

Release Tags: Maintenance, Minor bugfixes, Minor feature enhancements, Stable

Tags: helpdesk, Email, Information Management, Customer Support, customer service, Issue Tracking, Email Clients (MUA), Communications, dashboards, groupware, Commercial

Licenses: Devblocks Public License

Chicken 4.9.0

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 05:31:40 AM
Chicken is a Scheme compiler that translates most of R5RS Scheme into relatively portable C. It supports fully general tail-call recursion, first-class continuations, and has a very flexible and efficient interface to C and C++. Chicken implements several extensions to the Scheme language: lightweight threads, pattern matching macros, dynamic loading of compiled code, and various object-oriented paradigms, such as TinyCLOS, and others. The library system includes hundreds of convenient modules for practical use.

Release Notes: A large number of bugs were fixed in the core libraries. Several important bugfixes address security issues. The version of the Irregex package has been updated, and support for five new platforms has been added: Android, iOS, AIX, GNU Hurd, and MingW-64. A few changes were made to the basic syntax to support the R7RS standard.

Release Tags: Major bugfix

Tags: Software Development, Compilers, Interpreters

Licenses: BSD Revised

MUSCLE 6.03

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 05:09:36 AM
MUSCLE (Multi User Server Client Linking Environment) is an N-way messaging server and networking API. It includes client-side networking APIs for various languages, including C, C++, C#, Delphi, Java, and Python. MUSCLE lets programs communicate over a network via streams of serialized Message objects. The included server program ("muscled") lets its clients message each other and store information in its server-side hierarchical database. The database supports flexible queries via hierarchical wildcarding, and "live" updates via a subscription mechanism.

Release Notes: This release improves the optional C++11 support (by adding move-constructors to the Ref and ConstRef classes), improves the handling of socket inheritance under Windows, fixes bugs in the Queue and DetectNetworkConfigChangesSession classes, and adds an optional current-directory-path argument to the sub-process launch commands of the ChildProcessDataIO class. It also adds a number of convenience methods in various places.

Tags: Database, Database Engines/Servers, Software Development, Libraries, Application Frameworks, Communications, Java Libraries

Licenses: BSD Revised

JPPF 4.1.2

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 04:25:37 AM
JPPF makes it easy to parallelize computationally intensive tasks and execute them on a Grid.

Release Notes: This maintenance release brings important bugfixes.

Release Tags: Bug fixes

Tags: GRID, grid computing, cloud, cloud computing, Java, Parallel processing, Parallel Computing, Distributed Computing, Open Source

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Clonezilla live-testing 2.2.3-17

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 01:51:07 AM
Clonezilla is a partition or disk cloning tool similar to Symantec Ghost. It saves and restores only blocks in use on the hard drive if the file system is supported. For unsupported file systems, dd is used instead. It has been used to clone a 5 GB system to 40 clients in about 10 minutes.

Release Notes: The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Jun/02). Language files for Slovak were added. The cnvt-ocs-dev program can now convert SD devices (mmcblk0). ocs-live-run-menu was improved so that it can run the ocs_live_run variable like: ocs_live_run="ocs-restore-mdisks -batch -p '-g auto -e1 auto -e2 -cm -r -j2 -k1 -p true' ask_user sda sdb".

Release Tags: Major enhancements and bugfixes

Tags: Archiving, backup, Mirroring

Licenses: GPL

xterm Patch #305

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 01:14:14 AM
The xterm program is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102/VT220 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can't use the window system directly. If the underlying operating system supports terminal resizing capabilities (for example, the SIGWINCH signal in systems derived from 4.3bsd), xterm will use the facilities to notify programs running in the window whenever it is resized.

Release Notes: This release reviewed/improved features reset on "hard reset" and implemented four SGRs, for completeness. There were several other minor fixes/improvements.

Release Tags: Minor Bug fix and enhancements

Tags: Desktop Environment, Terminals, Terminal Emulators/X Terminals

Licenses: MIT/X

CompactBeans 0.6

Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 12:37:18 AM
CompactBeans is a separated-out implementation of the java.beans.Introspector and associated Descriptor classes, targeted at Java 1.8SE Compact Profile 1. The code is based on the openjdk source bundles. The aim is for API compatibility as much as possible. In the simplest case, a package import rename is all that is required.

Release Notes: This is the initial public release. It is based on the openjdk7u40 source bundle. This release was built against JavaSE 8u5, with compact profile 1 as the target profile. It has had some regression testing performed using the JavaBeans tests from the OpenJDK test suite.

Tags: JavaSE embedded, compact profile, JavaBeans

Licenses: GPLv2 with classpath exception

dlib C++ Library 18.8

Monday 2nd of June 2014 11:52:17 PM
dlib is a C++ library for developing portable applications dealing with networking, threads, graphical interfaces, data structures, linear algebra, machine learning, XML and text parsing, numerical optimization, Bayesian nets, and numerous other tasks.

Release Notes: This release has been focused on minor bugfixes and usability improvements.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: Scientific/Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Software Development, Libraries, Internet, Web, HTTP Servers

Licenses: Boost

BlueMind 3.0.7

Monday 2nd of June 2014 11:15:07 PM
BlueMind is a messaging and collaboration platform. It offers scalable shared messaging, calendars, contacts, and instant messaging with advanced mobility (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.), and Outlook, Thunderbird, and CalDAV connectivity support. Designed with simplicity as a goal, it uses Web 2.0 technologies with a JavaScript UI, offline Web capability, and a Web-services-oriented pluggable architecture.

Release Notes: This release brings performance improvement in indexation, mobiles, and better tuning for RAM allocation for the new components. Many fixes were made in Calendar, webmail search, contacts, Instant messaging stability, mobiles, and Outlook connector.

Release Tags: 3.0, Stable

Tags: messaging, Email, Calendar, groupware

Licenses: GPLv3

SCaVis 1.8

Monday 2nd of June 2014 10:39:24 PM
SCaVis is an environment for scientific computation, data analysis, and data visualization designed for scientists, engineers, and students. The program can be used for function and data plotting in 2D and 3D, histograms, statistical analysis, and symbolic calculations using the Matlab/Octave high-level interpreted language.

Release Notes: Support for the Redberry computer algebra system, adaptive histograms (H1DA class in jhplot), Trove version 3.03, calculations with units (Tools->Unit calculations), an included log4j.properties and corrected start-up scripts, corrected unit conversion tools, and a Kalmar filter.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Visualization

Licenses: Public Domain

Sculptor 3.0.4

Monday 2nd of June 2014 08:43:00 PM
Sculptor is a productivity tool that applies the concepts from Domain-Driven Design and Domain Specific Languages. You express your design intent in a textual specification, from which Sculptor generates high quality Java code and configuration. You can use the concepts from Domain-Driven Design (DDD) in the textual Domain Specific Language (DSL), e.g. Service, Module, Entity, Value Object, Repository. The generated code is based on well-known frameworks such as Spring Framework, Hibernate, and Java EE. Sculptor takes care of the technical details and the tedious repetitive work, and lets you focus on delivering more business value (and have more fun). The DSL and the code generation drives the development and is not a one time shot. The application can be developed incrementally with an efficient round trip loop. Sculptor is useful when developing typical enterprise or Web applications that benefit from a rich and persistent domain model.

Release Notes: This minor bugfix release adds support for Xtext/Xtend version 2.6.0, and improves the generator properties support with the ability to define new properties in generator cartridges.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, Java Libraries, Application Frameworks, Eclipse, XText, Xtend, Maven, DSL, DDD, Code generator

Licenses: Apache 2.0

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