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CorneliOS 4.6r2

Monday 2nd of June 2014 07:38:33 PM
CorneliOS is an easy-to-use and cross-browser "Web Desktop Environment", "Web Operating System", or "Web Office" that comes with a set of cool applications. It includes a Content Management System (CMS) so that you can easily set up and manage your own website as well as a Database Management System that allows you to rapidly build any kind of database application.

Release Notes: This version offers a large number of CIOS ILS API enhancements, a CIOS Community Layer now supporting the CIOS ILS API (the old library code has been removed), a completely new CIOS Community Homepage API, CIOS Publisher API security enhancements, CIOS Edu API cowriter UI enhancements (featuring textarea auto-resize), a CIOS Edu API work manager now allowing to edit multiple users per item, as well as a CIOS Edu API cowriter trash file display bugfix.

Tags: Internet, Information Management

Licenses: GPL

Son of Grid Engine 8.1.7

Monday 2nd of June 2014 07:35:48 PM
Son of Grid Engine is a highly-scalable and versatile distributed resource manager for scheduling batch or interactive jobs on clusters or desktop farms. It is a community project to continue Sun's Grid Engine. It is competitive against proprietary systems and provides better scheduling features and scalability than other free DRMs like Torque, SLURM, Condor, and Lava.

Release Notes: Bugfixes and minor enhancements.

Release Tags: Stable, Minor

Tags: Scientific/Engineering, Clustering/Distributed Networks, High Performance Computing, Parallel Computing

Licenses: SISSL

Thinknowlogy 2014r1 (Deeper Thought)

Monday 2nd of June 2014 06:51:57 PM
Thinknowlogy is grammar-based software, designed to utilize the Natural Laws of Intelligence in grammar, in order to create intelligence through natural language in software. This is demonstrated by programming in natural language, reasoning in natural language and drawing conclusions (more advanced than scientific solutions), making assumptions (with self-adjusting level of uncertainty), asking questions (about gaps in the knowledge), and detecting conflicts in the knowledge. It builds semantics autonomously (with no vocabularies or words lists), detecting some cases of semantic ambiguity. It is multi-grammar, proving that Natural Laws of Intelligence are universal.

Release Notes: This release has improved reasoning and adds Spanish in early beta.

Release Tags: Major

Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Computional Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Scientific/Engineering, Knowledge Representation, Scientific Computing, Science, Scientific software, language learning, language modeling, ambient intelligence, Machine Translation, machine learning, Language Detection, Linguistics

Licenses: GPLv2

GCompris / I Got IT 14.05

Monday 2nd of June 2014 06:06:01 PM
GCompris is an educational software suite with numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. Some of the activities are game-orientated, but nonetheless still educational. These include computer discovery (keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures), algebra (table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image), science (the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation), geography (place the country on the map), games (chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku), reading practice, and others (learn to tell time, puzzles of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, etc.). It currently offers in excess of 100 activities, and more are being developed.

Release Notes: Known symbol fonts are now excluded from the font selector. The Python path separator is now ';' on Windows, which has made it possible to install GCompris on disk drives other than C:. Missing timer images (the balloon) were added in the multiplication table activity. The Russian, Greek, French, and Norwegian Bokmål translations were updated.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: education, Games/Entertainment, Desktop Environment, GNOME, Puzzle Games

Licenses: GPL

Stendhal 1.14

Monday 2nd of June 2014 05:41:24 PM
Stendhal is a multiplayer online adventure game (MMORPG) developed using the Arianne game development system. It features a rich and expanding world in which you can explore towns, buildings, plains, caves, and dungeons. You will meet NPCs and acquire tasks and quests for valuable experience and cold hard cash. Your character will develop and grow, and with each new level up become stronger and better. With the money you acquire, you can buy new items and improve your armour and weapons. You can also roam the world in search of evil monsters (and kill them).

Release Notes: This release improves access to information about the game world, most notably: quests, achievements, items, creatures, regions, and dungeons. Guides about the world and for new players are included, too. Further, this release encourages players to seek out into the huge world instead of spending all day training their fighting skills at home. Last but not least a new park was built in Fado city. It's a nice place to relax after a busy day.

Tags: Communications, Chat, Games/Entertainment, Role-Playing

Licenses: GPL

check raid 0.68

Monday 2nd of June 2014 03:21:11 PM
check raid is a script that uses OEM tools to check the status of RAID arrays. It can be used standalone or with snmpd. It currently works with Adaptec (arcconf), 3ware (tw_cli), zfs (zpool), and md (mdadm).

Release Notes: This release adds S.M.A.R.T. and failed stripe checks for Adaptec controllers. It has color-highlighted critical and warning states in verbose mode, and returns a more verbose status to Nagios/Icinga.

Tags: Monitoring, System Administration, Utilities, Hardware

Licenses: LGPL

OpenMW 0.30.0

Monday 2nd of June 2014 03:13:56 PM
OpenMW is an attempt to reimplement the popular role playing game Morrowind. It aims to be a fully playable implementation of the game that will run on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. No game data is distributed with the code; the user must already own a copy of Morrowind to use the software.

Release Notes: This release includes ranged combat and crime & punishment. Other new features include terrain threading, many fixes and improvements to save/load, and a large list of bugfixes.

Tags: Games/Entertainment, Role-Playing

Licenses: GPLv3

Embedthis Appweb 4.6.0

Monday 2nd of June 2014 02:17:53 PM
Embedthis Appweb is a fast, little embedded Web server. It is unmatched in efficiency and serves pages at native speed, using an event-driven, non-blocking core to serve multiple requests using minimal resources. It has integrated caching and the ESP "C" Web framework. Without compromising performance, it has extensive security controls and a rigorous security sandbox that helps protect the server and mitigate denial-of-service attacks. It is one of the most widely deployed embedded Web servers and is used in networking equipment, telephony, mobile devices, industrial control, and consumer and office equipment, and in high-performance Web services.

Release Notes: This is a major release, switching to use MakeMe for building and Pak for extensions. The package.json format has been enhanced to support the ESP C Web framework.

Tags: Software Development, Embedded Systems, Internet, Web, Libraries, HTTP Servers

Licenses: GPL

JAXX 2.8.6

Monday 2nd of June 2014 01:23:54 PM
JAXX is a system that allows you to describe Swing user interfaces in XML and then generate them. It includes support for common user interface elements such as navigation trees.

Release Notes: This version allows the component resizer to resize only horizontally or vertically, fixes a bug on option call back, and throws an exception when it can't read a SwingSession.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Bugfixes

Tags: Software Development, User Interfaces, Code Generators

Licenses: LGPL

ocserv 0.8.0

Monday 2nd of June 2014 01:21:32 PM
OpenConnect server (ocserv) is an SSL VPN GNU/Linux server. Its purpose is to be a secure, small, fast, and configurable VPN server which depends on standard protocols like TLS 1.2 and Datagram TLS. It implements the AnyConnect SSL VPN protocol and is compatible with the OpenConnect VPN client (compatibility with other Anyconnect SSL VPN clients is experimental).

Release Notes: Several new features, such as support for multiple groups per user, and new configuration options. The server was refactored to contain the complete authentication process in the security module.


Licenses: GPL v3 or later

webon 2.80_jp

Monday 2nd of June 2014 12:51:04 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: This release adds a regex validator to InputFilter.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

SmartGit/Hg 6.0.1

Monday 2nd of June 2014 12:02:32 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 build fixes a couple of smaller bugs.

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

Licenses: Proprietary, Free for non-commercial use

Hashrat 1.0

Monday 2nd of June 2014 09:32:45 AM
Hashrat is a hash-generation utility that supports the MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512, Whirlpool, JH-224, JH-256, JH-384, and JH-512 hash functions, and also the HMAC versions of those functions. It can output in 'traditional' format (same as md5sum and shasum and the like), or its own format. Hashes can be output in octal, decimal, hexadecimal, uppercase hexadecimal, or base64. It supports directory recursion, hashing entire devices, and generating a hash for an entire directory. It has a 'CGI' mode that can be used as a Web page to lookup hashes.

Release Notes: This is the initial release.

Licenses: GPLv3

Check_MK 1.2.4p3

Monday 2nd of June 2014 08:24:17 AM
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 patch release fixes several minor bugs and encoding related problems in Multisite and the reporting module. It comes with a bunch of minor fixes for different Check_MK checks.

Release Tags: Stable Release, Bug fixes, Stability

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

Licenses: GPLv2


Monday 2nd of June 2014 07:57:29 AM
MyJgui is a GUI (graphical user interface) for MySQL. It aims to be easy to use for new users as well as experts. You can store multiple connections that can be used simultaneously. Stored passwords are encrypted using symmetric encryption. Underlying databases and tables are displayed in a tree structure with the connections being the first level nodes. MyJgui is capable of easy data manipulation through a grid. It has a unique feature of bookmarking parametrical queries (sqlmarks). The documentation (user guide) is quite comprehensive and kept up-to-date.

Release Notes: An initial version of intelligent SQL query completion was added. A popup is shown when pressing CTRL+SPACE. For now, possible values contains a list of standard SQL keywords, which are stored in configs/is/sqlkeywords. Bugs in the dialogs for managing SQLmarks and in checking connection alias duplicates were fixed. The password storing feature was temporary disabled and will be reworked soon.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Database, Front-Ends

EUGene 2.9

Monday 2nd of June 2014 07:53:27 AM
EUGene allows you to manipulate and generate models. It can read UML class models in XMI independent from modeling, generate templates, transform models, and integrate in project building. It features independence in developer code and generated code. EUGene is independent from development tools. EUGene is easy to use and to put into place.

Release Notes: This version adds a failIfUnsafe flag on generate mojo, changes the stereotypes collection to set, allows you to load multiple stereotypes from the model properties file, improves the Stereotype and TagValue API, and reviews the outputProperties state in Transformer. It also fixes a bug with template properties not being available in Generator. With this version, files that are not generated are only shown in verbose mode.

Release Tags: Feature Enhancement, Bug Fix

Tags: Software Development, Code Generators, Adaptive Technologies

Licenses: LGPL

ToPIA 3.0-beta-4

Monday 2nd of June 2014 07:49:30 AM
ToPIA (short for Tools for Portable and Independent Architecture) is a technical platform abstraction framework. It consists of a persistence module and services for migration, replication, and security.

Release Notes: This version adds method with index when using stereotype <<indexed>> on entity collection, improves tagValue useEnumerationName, improves tagValue to change hibernate mapping type for attributes, reviews topia services management and configuration, introduces services to integrate with flyway and liquibase database migration frameworks, generates more methods on ordered (but not unique) entity attributes, adds a containsXXX method for entities, and adds methods on HqlAndParametersBuilder (addLowerThan, addLowerOrEquals, addGreater, addGreaterOrEquals). It also fixes bugs.

Release Tags: feature improvements, Bugfixes

Tags: Software Development, Persistence, Security, migration, replication

Licenses: LGPL

XOWA 1.6.1

Monday 2nd of June 2014 04:41:36 AM
XOWA is a desktop application that can read and edit English Wikipedia offline. It displays articles in an HTML browser, and can download images on demand. It can also be used for Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikiquote, and the non-English counterparts.

Release Notes: This release includes JTidy as the default tidy engine, customizable keyboard shortcuts, support for Special:PrefixIndex, digit translation for Arabic languages, images for German (update) and Persian (new) wikis, as well as other minor changes.

Release Tags: Major

Tags: Wikipedia, Java

Licenses: AGPLv3

OfficeFloor 2.15.0

Monday 2nd of June 2014 02:17:02 AM
OfficeFloor provides true inversion of control for building simple static to complex real-time Web applications that are "build once, run anywhere" - even with cloud computing. It allows you to wire together a working prototype in minutes, extend the prototype to a working Web site in hours, and deploy and run anywhere. The code is self documenting to make support easier. It aims to be "The Java Web Answer" for rapid application development for Web applications.

Release Notes: This release provides tools and the agent (OfficeBuilding) necessary for deploying WoOF applications to remote servers (such as a Cloud Compute Server).

Release Tags: OfficeBuilding, deploy, Server

Tags: inversion of control, dependency injection, thread injection, function orchestration, graphical configuration, cloud, cloud computing, Context, Java, Prototyping, rad, Rapid Application Development, real-time, Web, continuation injection

Licenses: GPLv3

GNU libmicrohttpd 0.9.37

Sunday 1st of June 2014 10:15:44 PM
GNU libmicrohttpd is a small C library for embedding HTTP server functionality into other applications. It is reentrant, fast, supports HTTP 1.1, and permits listening on multiple ports. The API is simple and still powerful enough to allow programmers to use the entire HTTP feature set. SSL/TLS support is available as an option.

Release Notes: This release fixes a minor regression in terms of API compatibility with respect to URI escaping (reverting the behavior to pre-0.9.35 except for correcing the escaping of '+'). The patch for #3392 (HTTPS connection reset handling) is now applied correctly.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes, Stable

Tags: Internet, Web, HTTP Servers, Software Development, Libraries

Licenses: LGPL

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Linux 4.8.4

I'm announcing the release of the 4.8.4 kernel. And yeah, sorry about the quicker releases, I'll be away tomorrow and as they seem to have passed all of the normal testing, I figured it would be better to get them out earlier instead of later. And I like releasing stuff on this date every year... All users of the 4.8 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.8.y git tree can be found at: git:// linux-4.8.y and can be browsed at the normal git web browser: Read more Also: Linux 4.7.10 Linux 4.4.27

New Releases: Budgie, Solus, SalentOS, and Slackel

  • Open-Source Budgie Desktop Sees New Release
    The pet parakeet of the Linux world, Budgie has a new release available for download. in this post we lookout what's new and tell you how you can get it.
  • Solus Linux Making Performance Gains With Its BLAS Configuration
    - Those making use of the promising Solus Linux distribution will soon find their BLAS-based workloads are faster. Solus developer Peter O'Connor tweeted this week that he's found some issues with the BLAS linking on the distribution and he's made fixes for Solus. He also mentioned that he uncovered these BLAS issues by using our Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software.
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    With great pleasure the team announces the release of SalentOS “Luppìu” 1.0.
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Security News

  • Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks [Ed: UEFI has repeatedly been found to be both a detriment to security and enabler of Microsoft lock-in]
    Cisco's Talos team has developed an open-source tool that can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks. The tool, called MBRFilter, functions as a signed system driver and puts the disk's sector 0 into a read-only state. It is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions and its source code has been published on GitHub. The master boot record (MBR) consists of executable code that's stored in the first sector (sector 0) of a hard disk drive and launches the operating system's boot loader. The MBR also contains information about the disk's partitions and their file systems. Since the MBR code is executed before the OS itself, it can be abused by malware programs to increase their persistence and gain a head start before antivirus programs. Malware programs that infect the MBR to hide from antivirus programs have historically been known as bootkits -- boot-level rootkits. Microsoft attempted to solve the bootkit problem by implementing cryptographic verification of the bootloader in Windows 8 and later. This feature is known as Secure Boot and is based on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) -- the modern BIOS.
  • DDOS Attack On Internet Infrastructure
    I hope somebody's paying attention. There's been another big DDOS attack, this time against the infrastructure of the Internet. It began at 7:10 a.m. EDT today against Dyn, a major DNS host, and was brought under control at 9:36 a.m. According to Gizmodo, which was the first to report the story, at least 40 sites were made unreachable to users on the US East Coast. Many of the sites affected are among the most trafficed on the web, and included CNN, Twitter, PayPal, Pinterest and Reddit to name a few. The developer community was also touched, as GitHub was also made unreachable. This event comes on the heels of a record breaking 620 Gbps DDOS attack about a month ago that brought down security expert Brian Krebs' website, KrebsonSecurity. In that attack, Krebs determined the attack had been launched by botnets that primarily utilized compromised IoT devices, and was seen by some as ushering in a new era of Internet security woes.
  • This Is Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today [Update: It’s Getting Worse]
    Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s probably safe to assume that the two situations are related.
  • Major DNS provider Dyn hit with DDoS attack
    Attacks against DNS provider Dyn continued into Friday afternoon. Shortly before noon, the company said it began "monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack" against its Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure. The attack may also have impacted Managed DNS advanced service "with possible delays in monitoring."
  • What We Know About Friday’s Massive East Coast Internet Outage
    Friday morning is prime time for some casual news reading, tweeting, and general Internet browsing, but you may have had some trouble accessing your usual sites and services this morning and throughout the day, from Spotify and Reddit to the New York Times and even good ol’ For that, you can thank a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that took down a big chunk of the Internet for most of the Eastern seaboard. This morning’s attack started around 7 am ET and was aimed at Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company headquartered in New Hampshire. That first bout was resolved after about two hours; a second attack began just before noon. Dyn reported a third wave of attacks a little after 4 pm ET. In all cases, traffic to Dyn’s Internet directory servers throughout the US—primarily on the East Coast but later on the opposite end of the country as well—was stopped by a flood of malicious requests from tens of millions of IP addresses disrupting the system. Late in the day, Dyn described the events as a “very sophisticated and complex attack.” Still ongoing, the situation is a definite reminder of the fragility of the web, and the power of the forces that aim to disrupt it.
  • Either IoT will be secure or the internet will be crippled forever
    First things first a disclaimer. I neither like nor trust the National Security Agency (NSA). I believe them to be mainly engaged in economic spying for the corporate American empire. Glenn Greenwald has clearly proven that in his book No Place to Hide. At the NSA, profit and power come first and I have no fucking clue as to how high they prioritize national security. Having said that, the NSA should hack the Internet of (insecure) Things (IoT) to death. I know Homeland Security and the FBI are investigating where the DDoS of doomsday proportions is coming from and the commentariat is already screaming RUSSIA! But it is really no secret what is enabling this clusterfuck. It’s the Mirai botnet. If you buy a “smart camera” from the Chinese company Hangzhou XiongMai Technologies and do not change the default password, it will be part of a botnet five minutes after you connect it to the internet. We were promised a future where we would have flying cars but we’re living in a future where camera’s, light-bulbs, doorbells and fridges can get you in serious trouble because your home appliances are breaking the law.
  • IoT at the Network Edge
    Fog computing, also known as fog networking, is a decentralized computing infrastructure. Computing resources and application services are distributed in logical, efficient places at any points along the connection from the data source (endpoint) to the cloud. The concept is to process data locally and then use the network for communicating with other resources for further processing and analysis. Data could be sent to a data center or a cloud service. A worthwhile reference published by Cisco is the white paper, "Fog Computing and the Internet of Things: Extend the Cloud to Where the Things Are."
  • Canonical now offers live kernel patching for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users
    Canonical has announced its ‘Livepatch Service’ which any user can enable on their current installations to eliminate the need for rebooting their machine after installing an update for the Linux kernel. With the release of Linux 4.0, users have been able to update their kernel packages without rebooting, however, Ubuntu will be the first distribution to offer this feature for free.
  • ​The Dirty Cow Linux bug: A silly name for a serious problem
    Dirty Cow is a silly name, but it's a serious Linux kernel problem. According to the Red Hat bug report, "a race condition was found in the way the Linux kernel's memory subsystem handled the copy-on-write (COW) breakage of private read-only memory mappings. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to gain write access to otherwise read-only memory mappings and thus increase their privileges on the system."
  • Ancient Privilege Escalation Bug Haunts Linux
  • October 21, 2016 Is Dirty COW a serious concern for Linux?
  • There is a Dirty Cow in Linux
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  • Linux kernel bug being exploited in the wild
  • Update Linux now: Critical privilege escalation security flaw gives hackers full root access
  • Linux kernel bug: DirtyCOW “easyroot” hole and what you need to know
  • 'Most serious' Linux privilege-escalation bug ever discovered
  • New 'Dirty Cow' vulnerability threatens Linux systems
  • Serious Dirty Cow Linux Vulnerability Under Attack
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  • Dirty COW Linux vulnerability has existed for nine years
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    Malware authors are taking aim at Linux computers, more precisely desktops and not servers, with a new trojan named FakeFile, currently distributed in live attacks. Russian antivirus vendor Dr.Web discovered this new trojan in October. The company's malware analysts say the trojan is spread in the form of an archived PDF, Microsoft Office, or OpenOffice file.

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