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Iometer 1.1.0

Sunday 1st of June 2014 09:56:04 PM
Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems.

Release Notes: Highlights of this release are libaio support on Linux and new timer code for Windows and OS X. The data patterns have been extended and the definition of fixed seeds was added to the random number generator.

Tags: Software Development, Quality Assurance, Testing, Benchmark, Filesystems, Hardware, Utilities

DocumentBurster 6.2

Sunday 1st of June 2014 09:54:40 PM
DocumentBurster is a tool for report distribution: split, merge, email, and FTP your reports. It has report delivery for Crystal Reports, SSRS Reporting Services, MS Access, Cognos, PeopleSoft, and SAP. It has report bursting for Pentaho, JasperReports, and BIRT. It can upload reports to MS SharePoint.

Release Notes: The error handling mechanism and some other smaller issues were fixed.

Release Tags: report bursting, pdf bursting, PDF burst, documentburster, document burster, report distribution software, email invoices, email statements, email purchase orders, email payslips

Tags: burst, merge, MS Access, cognos, crystal reports, report distribution, distribute document, deliver documents, Email, FTP, FTPS, Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle, pdf bursting, peoplesoft, report bursting, SFTP, report split merge, TFTP, upload sharepoint, upload webdav

Licenses: GPLv2

XBUP 0.1.23

Sunday 1st of June 2014 09:30:47 PM
The eXtensible Binary Universal Protocol (XBUP) project is an attempt to design a general binary communication protocol and file format. It is based on the unlimited unary-binary encoding and strongly typed block tree structure. It will provide a catalog service and processing infrastructure.

Release Notes: This release added Java Web catalog (XBCatalogWeb).

Tags: file format, protocol, binary data format

Licenses: LGPLv3+

Kwatee Agile Deployment 2.2.0

Sunday 1st of June 2014 09:19:21 PM
Kwatee Agile Deployment is a lightweight automated server software deployment tool targeted at Independent Software Vendors and Cloud Service Providers. Designed for the flexible needs of agile teams, Kwatee installs or updates PHP sites, Java Web apps, Windows services, n-tier applications, etc. in your local network or in the cloud and on virtually any operating system. It shortens software update delivery projects by an order of magnitude but also benefits developers, testers, and technical support in their daily activities.

Release Notes: Kwatee now uses an H2 embedded database by default. A new command line deployer enables deployment to multiple servers within a datacenter in command line mode. There were also user interface improvements and many other enhancements.

Release Tags: Major

Tags: Software Distribution, Installation/Setup, continuous deployment, Agile, Software Development

Licenses: Free use

remoteEncFs 0.2.3

Sunday 1st of June 2014 07:52:11 PM
remoteEncFs supports some use cases for using a remote filesystem encrypted with encfs locally. Such filesystems can be created with Boxcryptor Classic. In particular, remoteEncFs supports local synchronization and mounting local or remote copies.

Release Notes: Remote unmount was implemented.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: encrypted cloud storage

Licenses: GPLv2

halttimer 0.3.2

Sunday 1st of June 2014 06:48:20 PM
halttimer waits for LIRC events or SIGUSR1 and sets a timer which will initiate the shutdown sequence (via "sudo halt" by default) when the time is up. The timer's timeout decreases with each keypress by a specified amount of time. Visualization is done using an on-screen-display (OSD).

Release Notes: This release fixes the -n parameter and adapts halttimer to a newer autoconf version.

Tags: timer, osd, shutdown, xbmc, lirc, shut down

Licenses: GPLv3

Conseptizer 2558a

Sunday 1st of June 2014 06:06:00 PM
Conseptizer is the combination of two ideas: a closure(-mimic) / higher-order programming and dynamic typing library for the C programming language, and a very dynamic programming language that provides expressiveness through simplicity. It offers powerful features that cannot be found in the mainstream today. Each of these two aspects can be useful on their own, but the combination and tight integration in Conseptizer means that if at some point your runtime performance requirements are not fulfilled by the dynamic language, it is very easy to migrate parts of your program code to C.

Release Notes: A public C interface is now provided.

Tags: closures, hop, C, dynamic typing, programming language

Licenses: ISC

Vrapper 0.44.0

Sunday 1st of June 2014 03:46:27 PM
Vrapper is an Eclipse plugin which acts as a wrapper for Eclipse text editors to provide a Vim-like input scheme for moving around and editing text. Unlike other plugins which embed Vim in Eclipse, Vrapper imitates the behavior of Vim while still using whatever editor you have opened in the workbench. The goal is to have the comfort and ease which comes with the different modes, complex commands, and count/operator/motion combinations which are the key features behind editing with Vim, while preserving the powerful features of the different Eclipse text editors, like code generation and refactoring.

Release Notes: Many defects were fixed, including some really old ones.

Tags: Text Editors, Integrated Development Environments (IDE), Text Processing, General, Software Development

Licenses: GPLv3

metaf2xml 1.55

Sunday 1st of June 2014 03:37:11 PM
metaf2xml can download, parse, and decode aviation routine weather reports (METAR, SPECI, SAO), aerodrome forecasts (TAF), synoptic observations (SYNOP), and BUOY observations, and store the data as XML. XSLT style sheets convert it to plain language, as HTML or text. Current weather data from NOAA and other sources can be fetched and displayed.

Release Notes: The translation files were renamed from .xsl to .xml. The translation for weather was improved. The finish_cb() and finish_xml() functions in metaf2xml::parser were merged to finish(). Some minor bugs were fixed and some smaller improvements were made.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: XML, METAR, TAF, SYNOP, Perl Modules, BUOY, Weather, SPECI, SAO

Licenses: GPL

Oracle Java Platform, Standard Edition 7u60

Sunday 1st of June 2014 03:18:46 PM
The Oracle (formerly Sun) Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE or JSE) allows you to develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers as well embedded and real-time environments. The Java Development Kit (JDK) contains the essential compiler, tools, runtime libraries, and APIs for developers writing, deploying, and running applets and applications in the Java programming language. The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the runtime libraries and tools for running applets and applications.

Release Notes: Many bugs were fixed, including security vulnerabilities (fixed in 7u55). Further enhancements include JAXP security improvements, restriction of x.509 certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bits in length, and the ability to protect against unauthorized redistribution of Java applications.

Release Tags: Java 7, Minor bugfixes, Minor security fixes, Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, Java Libraries

Licenses: SUN Binary Code, SUN Community Source

shipper 1.0

Sunday 1st of June 2014 02:46:01 PM
shipper is a power distribution tool for developers with multiple projects who do frequent releases. It automates the tedious process of shipping a software release and (if desired) templating a project Web page. It can deliver releases in correct form to SourceForge, Berlios, and Savannah, and knows how to post a release announcement to freecode.com via freecode-submit.

Release Notes: First public production release.

Tags: Software Distribution Tools

Licenses: GPL

irker 2.9

Sunday 1st of June 2014 02:24:27 PM
irked is an IRC client that runs as a daemon accepting notification requests as JSON objects presented to a listening socket. It is meant to be used by hook scripts in version-control repositories, allowing them to send commit notifications to project IRC channels. A hook script that works with git, hg, and svn is included in the distribution.

Release Notes: If irkerd is running in the background, log to /dev/syslog (facility daemon). A new -H option to set the host listening address. Adds support for using CertFP to auth to the IRC server, and documents it.

Tags: IRC, VCS

Licenses: BSD Revised

FileBot 4.1

Sunday 1st of June 2014 02:14:53 PM
FileBot is a tool for renaming movies, TV shows, or Anime, and for downloading subtitles. It's smart, streamlined for simplicity, and just works. It includes commandline interface for automation.

Release Notes: This release comes with massive improvements in all the core functionality and many bugfixes. It's smarter, faster, superior in every aspect, and generally more streamlined to get things done quickly and in exactly the way you want.

Release Tags: Major, Stable

Tags: anidb, IMDb, md5sum, opensubtitles, sfv, sha1sum, sublight, subscene, subtitles, subtitlesource, thetvdb, Torrent, tvrage, tvrenamer

Licenses: GPLv2

c++-gtk-utils 2.2.7

Sunday 1st of June 2014 02:09:19 PM
c++-gtk-utils is a lightweight library containing a number of classes and functions for programming GTK+ programs using C++ in POSIX environments where the user does not want to use a full-on wrapper such as gtkmm or wxWidgets. It provides classes for managing the lifetimes of GTK+ widgets and windows that will make GTK+ exception safe, functions to make single instance programs where restarting will bring up the existing instance, smart pointer classes for memory management, thread-safe signal/slot classes with automatic disconnection, classes for using std iostreams with files opened with Unix file descriptors, functions for connecting a callback object and a Unix file descriptor to the main loop with provision for automatic disconnection, classes and functions for inter-thread communication, some convenience pthread wrapper classes., a class encapsulating anonymous Unix pipes, a class to reassemble UTF-8 sent over pipes and sockets, and classes for printing Postscript files and plain text using the GTK+ print system.

Release Notes: A new Extension::exec_shared() function has been provided. Other minor improvements have been made.

Tags: C++, GTK+

Licenses: LGPL

freecode-submit 2.8

Sunday 1st of June 2014 01:38:26 PM
freecode-submit is a script that supports remote submission of release updates to Freecode via its JSON API. It is intended for use in project release scripts. It reads the metadata from an RFC-2822-like message on standard input, possibly with overrides by command-line switches. It supersedes freshmeat-submit, which no longer works following the site name change.

Release Notes: Minor documentation improvements and stricter pylint checking.

Tags: Software Distribution Tools, freecode.com

Licenses: BSD Revised

webon irforum-2.70_jp

Sunday 1st of June 2014 10:13:08 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: Adds and fixes InputFilter. Fixes control.js and control2.js. This version safely gets user data, and no bad code will be sent by any users.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

Armadillo C++ Library 4.300.8

Sunday 1st of June 2014 08:45:29 AM
Armadillo is a C++ linear algebra library (matrix maths) aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use. The API is deliberately similar to Matlab's. Integer, floating point, and complex numbers are supported, as well as a subset of trigonometric and statistics functions. Various matrix decompositions are provided through optional integration with LAPACK and ATLAS numerics libraries. A delayed evaluation approach, based on template meta-programming, is used (during compile time) to combine several operations into one and reduce or eliminate the need for temporaries.

Release Notes: This release adds more robust norm related functions, as well as fixes for interactions between cube tubes and vectors.

Release Tags: Bugfixes

Tags: Scientific/Engineering, Mathematics, Software Development, machine learning, Statistics, Library, Numerics

Licenses: MPL 2.0

Seed7 2014-06-01

Sunday 1st of June 2014 08:13:07 AM
Seed7 is a general purpose programming language. It is a higher level language compared to Ada, C++, and Java. In Seed7, new statements and operators can be declared easily. Functions with type results and type parameters are more elegant than a template or generics concept. Object orientation is used when it brings advantages and not in places when other solutions are more obvious. Although Seed7 contains several concepts of other programming languages, it is generally not considered as a direct descendant of any other programming language.

Release Notes: The compiler has been refactored. Code has been moved from s7c.sd7 to several compiler libraries. The refactored compiler is the first compiler of the 3.0 series. The chapter in the manual about the foreign function interface has been improved. Checks for parse and str have been added to chkflt.sd7 and chkint.sd7. In chkccomp.c, code has been moved to new functions. Usages of logError have been added to cmd_rtl.c and cmd_unx.c. The function cstri_buf_to_stri has been added to striutl.c. The generation of float literals in the compiler has been improved to avoid precision being lost.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements

Tags: Software Development, Interpreters, Compilers

Licenses: GPL, LGPL

LDAP Account Manager 4.6.RC1

Sunday 1st of June 2014 07:47:07 AM
LDAP Account Manager (LAM) is a web frontend for managing entries (e.g. users, groups, DHCP settings) stored in an LDAP directory. LAM was designed to make LDAP management as easy as possible for the user. It abstracts from the technical details of LDAP and allows persons without technical background to manage LDAP entries. If needed, power users may still directly edit LDAP entries via the integrated LDAP browser.

Release Notes: This version extends LAM's password policy rules and checks password complexity while typing. LAM Pro supports the latest sudo schema, and the BIND DLZ module can automatically manage PTR records.

Release Tags: Unstable, Major feature enhancements

Tags: Systems Administration, Networking, LDAP, Unix, Samba, Zarafa, kolab, asterisk, IMAP, FreeRadius, kerberos, DHCP, PPolicy

Licenses: GPL

pysmb 1.1.9

Sunday 1st of June 2014 07:45:33 AM
pysmb is an experimental SMB/CIFS library written in pure Python to support file sharing between Windows and Linux machines.

Release Notes: Adds support for domains in smb:// URLs. Fixes a bug that fails to test for the correct GSS security provider OID values.

Tags: Python, netbios, CIFS, shared folder, SMB

Licenses: zlib/libpng

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OSS Leftovers

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Ubuntu: New Users, Unity Remix, 18.04 LTS News

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