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BugHotel Reservation System 5.5.525

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 09:53:20 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 release added non-persistent connections by default in session handling.

Tags: Internet

Jailer 4.2.3

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 09:05:02 AM
Jailer is a database subsetting and browsing tool. It is a tool for data exporting, schema browsing, and rendering. It exports consistent, referentially intact row-sets from relational databases. It removes obsolete data without violating integrity. It is DBMS agnostic (by using JDBC), platform independent, and generates DbUnit datasets, hierarchically structured XML, and topologically sorted SQL-DML.

Release Notes: An incompatibility with Java 8 was fixed.

Tags: Database, Front-Ends, Software Development, Testing, Utilities, Archiving, Test Data, Database Subsetting

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Hnefatafl 140617

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 08:24:10 AM
Hnefatafl is an implementation of the Norse board game. Hnefatafl 11x11, 13x13, Tablut, and many other variants are supported using rulesets. There is a command-line interface and an X interface (the latter is optional).

Release Notes: The whole program and all files are now released under the ISC license. Some code has been moved to a separate component. A possible signed overflow and a focus problem in some window managers were fixed. All makefiles are now compatible with gmake and pmake. All previous versions are obsolete.

Tags: board game

Licenses: ISC

WebCollab 3.40

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 08:15:09 AM
WebCollab is a collaborative Web site for project workgroups. It aims to be easy and intuitive to use without being complicated or graphically intensive.

Release Notes: Password security has been improved using stored encryption with the Blowfish algorithm. Uploaded files are now stored with random hash IDs instead of the file name for better security and handling of non-ASCII names.

Release Tags: Stable, Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Office/Business, Scheduling, Information Management, Workflow Frameworks

Licenses: GPL

Chaotic Rage 1.8

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 07:22:22 AM
Chaotic Rage is a 3D zombie shooter with multiple game modes and play styles. It supports modding, single player mode, split-screen mode, networking, and campaigns.

Release Notes: New features include basic internationalization support, bullet physics upgraded to 2.82, various related performance improvements, a help screen whilst in game, and in-game camera angle changing. A lot of the scripting code got an overhaul. A suite of new maps was included. Shadowing works properly in many more cases. Support for multiple height maps was added. Many visual bugs were fixed, and the minimum version of OpenGL which is required was changed from 3.1 to 3.0.

Release Tags: Major

Tags: 3D game, Network, Shooter, Zombies

Licenses: GPLv2

Aspose.Pdf for .NET 9.3.0

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 07:09:01 AM
Aspose.Pdf is a .NET PDF component to write PDF documents without using Adobe Acrobat. It supports form field creation, document, text and page properties, color space, text, heading, and attachment settings. It lets you create PDF documents by using its API with XML templates and XSL-FO files. It also converts HTML, XSL-FO, and MS Word to PDF. Other features include image formats and security features, hyperlinks, the ability to add footnotes, automatic fitting to content in a table, decimal Tab stops, HTML tags, and keeping paragraphs together when breaking pages.

Release Notes: This release added support for converting XFA forms to standard forms. In order to cater for this requirement, the values from an enumeration named FormType can be passed to the Document.Form.Type property. Developers can now use a single approach to set access privileges when creating new PDF documents or manipulating existing PDF files. Moreover, adding layers to PDF documents and getting the destination URL of a hyperlink in PDF documents are also supported. It also enhanced PDF to image conversion, saving PDF files in a particular PDF version, deleting images from PDF files, and much more.

Release Tags: Set Document Access Privileges, XFA form to Standard AcroForm, add layers to PDF documents, Get PDF Hyperlink Destination, add a hyperlink to a PDF file, create PDF files from scratch, set access privileges on new PDF files, Set Privileges on an Existing PDF File

Tags: HTML, PDF, word, .NET, Word to PDF, BindFO, inline HTML, Memory Management

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

Impro-Visor 6.0

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:35:24 AM
Impro-Visor is a music notation and playback tool for helping jazz musicians learn to improvise. It features a notation GUI, automated playback of chords and rhythm using MIDI, and improvisation advice provided in a variety of ways, including being able to improvise jazz itself. Data are stored as open-format text files. MIDI and MusicXML export are also available.

Release Notes: The Style/Section editor has been changed to allow greater flexibility. There is a virtual keyboard for entering notes on the screen. There is now an option within Import MIDI tracks from File to infer chords. The Style Extractor no longer requires a leadsheet file to specify chords; extraction is done only from MIDI files. The grammar formalism contains some new constructs, including the ability to specify relative pitches (rather than just abstract notes), and other built-ins. The roadmap analysis algorithm has been changed to use harmonic tempo.

Release Tags: Major, Stable

Tags: music theory, MIDI, composition, playback, improvisation, jazz, MusicXML, music, accompaniment, automation

Licenses: GPLv2

ServerStatus 1.0.1

Monday 16th of June 2014 11:31:49 PM
The ServerStatus application will display a window that shows the status of a list of servers, NAS, routers, etc. ServerStatus will 'ping' each server/network device once per minute to determine if it is 'online' or 'offline'.

Release Notes: A Ping command is now used rather than using the isReachable() method.

Tags: Networking, Monitoring

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Erebus 0.14

Monday 16th of June 2014 11:30:34 PM
Erebus is a 2D real-time role-playing game with three quests and random dungeons. It is a classic point-n-click style RPG, with dungeons to explore, enemies to fight, NPCs to talk to, sub-quests to complete, scenery to interact with, weapons, treasure, and other items to find.

Release Notes: This release fixed a crash on Android when all ammo of a ranged weapon was used up. Multitouch zoom gesture now works properly on Windows 8 touchscreens. Various other bugs were fixed. A new enemy, Fire Ant, was added to the 3rd quest.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Games/Entertainment, Role-Playing, rpg, Real Time Strategy, Game, rogue-like, roguelike

Licenses: GPL v3 or later

Gitblit 1.6.0

Monday 16th of June 2014 11:12:35 PM
Gitblit is a pure Java stack for managing, viewing, and serving Git repositories. It's designed primarily as a tool for small workgroups which want to host centralized repositories.

Release Notes: This release features a My Tickets page, Milestone CRUD pages, overhauled New Repository and Edit Repository workflows, and overhauled User Profile pages with SSH key management and user preferences.

Release Tags: major stable

Tags: Java, git, Server

Licenses: Apache 2.0

dlib C++ Library 18.9

Monday 16th of June 2014 11:06:57 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: A bug in the way file serialization was being handled on MS Windows platforms was fixed.

Release Tags: Bug fixes

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

Licenses: Boost

Expense Submittal System 8.12

Monday 16th of June 2014 11:06:43 PM
The Expense Submittal System (ESS) is a Web-based solution for the creation of expense reports, expense report approval, payment, and accounting. The complete expense reporting process is covered. ESS provides report entry, approval routing, corporate policy checking, credit card statement importation, paperless receipt management, and report payment.

Release Notes: This release fixes several bugs in the MS SQL Server connection, addresses issues with Exchange server regarding the return-path headers, supports different screen and report types at the user level, collects fleet vehicle odometer readings, and added a create new user screen for automatic personnel number creation. The installation scripts were modified in an attempt to make the install easier. If you are running ESS with MS SQL Server, upgrading to this version is recommended.

Release Tags: Major bugfixes, Stable

Tags: Office/Business, Financial, groupware, Accounting

Licenses: GPL

Clam AntiVirus 0.98.4

Monday 16th of June 2014 08:44:12 PM
Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit designed especially for email scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities, including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a commandline scanner, and a tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available as a shared library.

Release Notes: This release addressed build problems on Solaris, OpenBSD, and AIX. Additional issues on Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris 10 have been resolved.

Tags: Utilities, Communications, Email, Filters, Security

Licenses: GPL

Suriwire 0.2

Monday 16th of June 2014 07:48:01 PM
Suriwire is a plugin for Wireshark that displays Suricata generated alerts for a pcap file inside the Wireshark output. It adds the alerts to the packet details and in the expert info window. It also enables you to use signature fields as filtering items in Wireshark output.

Release Notes: Suriwire now uses the EVE file format created by Suricata 2.x instead of using the pcapinfo file. This allows you to add information about alerts and events coming from protocol decoding. For example, you can now get packets corresponding to a TLS where the certificate subject contains a substring.

Release Tags: Major

Tags: Security Analysis, wireshark, suricata

Licenses: GPLv3

mbank-cli 1.0

Monday 16th of June 2014 05:51:52 PM
'mbank-cli' provides a rudimentary command line interface to the mBank online banking system.

Release Notes: The software has been rewritten almost from scratch. In addition to Polish, Czech and Slovak mBank are now supported.

Tags: Office/Business, Financial, Accounting

Licenses: GPLv2

Rescatux 0.32 beta 1

Monday 16th of June 2014 04:58:03 PM
Rescatux is a GNU/Linux rescue CD that comes with Rescapp, a nice wizard that will guide you through your rescue tasks. It can restore Grub to the MBR update a Grub configuration, perform filesystem checks, fix a Windows MBR, and more. Features that can indirectly assist the rescue process include chat programs to let you reach human online help, a share log (automatic pastebin), and a share log that uses formatting appropriate for posting on a forum.

Release Notes: The Rescapp user interface has been redesigned so that the first screen shows all of its options. The final run option screen is also more clear. Super Grub2 Disk is no longer included. This makes it easier to put the ISO into USB devices with most multiboot tools. RazorQT has been replaced by LXDE. Wicd has been replaced by network-manager-gnome, making it easier to connect to wired and wireless networks.

Release Tags: Beta

Tags: Grub, Linux, Windows, fsck, Wizard, recovery, recover, FIX, easy

Licenses: GPLv3

Reportico 4.0

Monday 16th of June 2014 04:38:24 PM
Reportico is a PHP reporting tool. It can create a report from a single SQL command and then build a whole suite of reports with criteria entry, graphs, groups, drill-downs, and expression handling. You can perform data transformation with your own custom PHP code. It can produce output in HTML, PDF, CSV, XML, and JSON.

Release Notes: Dynamic sortable, searchable grids were added. SQL can now be passed to the reportico engine without having to create a report. Bootstrap look and feel is now supported both in standalone mode and when embedded in bootstrap enabled Web pages. The NVD3 charting library was added. A new SQL command criteria option allows users to type in SQL. Dropdown menu and static menu arrays can be passed to the reportico engine to create configurable report menus. UI elements can now be configured for use as report control checkboxes, output buttons, etc. Various security updates were applied.

Tags: Reports, Database

Licenses: GPLv3

DKPro WSD 1.1.0

Monday 16th of June 2014 04:19:39 PM
DKPro WSD provides UIMA components which encapsulate corpus readers, linguistic annotators, lexical semantic resources, WSD algorithms, and evaluation and reporting tools. You configure the components, or write new ones, and arrange them into a data processing pipeline. DKPro WSD is modular and flexible. Components which provide the same functionality can be freely swapped. You can easily run the same algorithm on different data sets, or test several different algorithms on the same data set.

Release Notes: Evaluators now permit chaining of backoff algorithms. There are now annotators that allow for disambiguating the complete text collectively. There is now a weighted MFS baseline. The sense cluster evaluator now computes McNemar's test. The sense cluster evaluator now handles the case where there are multiple gold-standard senses, and includes undisambiguated instances in the confusion matrix. Bugs were fixed.

Tags: NLP, computational linguistics, word sense disambiguation, WSD

Licenses: GPLv3, Apache 2.0

ToPIA 3.0-beta-6

Monday 16th of June 2014 04:06:04 PM
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 refactors generated code for delete on relation without association entity, enables schema initialization by default, deprecates the findByTopiaId, findByNaturalId, and tryFindByTopiaId methods, adds a forNaturalId() method to dao, and adds isEmptyCollection(property) to HqlAndParametersBuilder. It also fixes bugs that prevented multiple migration from being resumed in case of failure and a bug on migration lifecycle.

Release Tags: feature improvements, Bugfixes

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

Licenses: LGPL

Wing IDE 5.0.7

Monday 16th of June 2014 03:52:56 PM
Wing IDE is a software development environment for Python. It provides powerful editing, code intelligence, refactoring, testing, debugging, and search capabilities that reduce development and debugging time, cut down on coding errors, and make it easier to understand and navigate Python code.

Release Notes: This released added the ability to move the debug program counter, support for Maya 2015 and MotionBuilder 2015, support for Nuke version 8, support for Stackless Python version 3.3, a How-To for using Wing IDE with Source Filmmaker, support for Python 2.6+ built with Visual Studio 2012, new color palettes based on Solarized by Ethan Schoonover, several VI mode fixes, and about 30 bugfixes.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes, GUI improvements

Tags: Software Development, Debuggers, Integrated Development Environments (IDE), Editor, Unit Testing, Refactoring

Licenses: Commercial

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