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SELKS 1.0beta1

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 08:56:05 AM
SELKS is a Debian-based IDS/IPS platform with LXDE. It is comprised of the following major components: Suricata IDPS, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Scirius. It is both a live and installable ISO, and is ready to use out of the box.

Release Notes: Initial public release.

Release Tags: Initial beta release

Tags: IDS, IPS, suricata, Live DVD, Debian, Elasticsearch

Licenses: GPLv3

Aspose.Words for SharePoint 3.0.0

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 08:15:05 AM
Aspose.Words for SharePoint allows you to convert documents within the Microsoft SharePoint applications. It supports multiple document formats like PDF, DOCX, DOC, RTF, MHT, TXT, XML, ODT, EPUB, and XPS. It is designed to be used with Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (standard and enterprise). You can also use different valuable options during conversion setup like converting files in subfolders or saving destination folder options.

Release Notes: SharePoint 2013 is now fully supported along with SDT repeating sections and Chinese list bullet numbers. Field update engine performance was improved. Revision bars are now displayed in rendered documents. Support for TIFF image compression CCIT3/CCIT4 was improved. There were performance improvements to the page layout engine. Rendering of hidden text was improved. Features like curved WordArt object rendering, DrawingML “Glow” effect rendering, DrawingML “Outer Shadow” effect rendering, and several others were also implemented.

Tags: Sharepoint, RTF, XML, PDF, Workflow, file conversion, format conversion, docx, doc

Licenses: Proprietary

Flowgrind 0.7.1

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 08:08:22 AM
Flowgrind is a tool similar to iperf or netperf. It measures throughput and other metrics for TCP and other protocols. It features some unique characteristics: a distributed architecture, sophisticated flow scheduling, Linux kernel TCP statistics, the Anderson-Darling statistical test, rate-limited flows with uniform or Poisson distribution, and separation between control and test traffic.

Release Notes: This is a minor release including a license change to GPL3 and some fixes for compilation errors for clang on FreeBSD. It also includes some minor documentation and other enhancements.

Tags: measure, TCP/IP, kernel tuning

Licenses: GPLv2

Clonezilla live-testing 2.2.3-14

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 06:57:32 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/May/27). The drbl package was updated to 2.9.2-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.10.13-drbl1. A testing program "ocs-img-2-vdk" was added. It can be used to convert a Clonezilla image to a virtual disk file (qcow2 and vmdk) via KVM. To use it, qemu-utils and qemu-kvm packages are required.

Release Tags: Major enhancements and bugfixes

Tags: Archiving, backup, Mirroring

Licenses: GPL

ZXTune b3065

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 06:51:58 AM
ZXTune is a set of portable cross-platform applications (GUI/CLI) intended to play chiptunes. It features advanced ripping possibilities that let you search for music in big data sets. Supported ZX Spectrum chiptunes formats include AY, AS0/ASC, FTC, GTR, PSC, PSG, PSM, PT1, PT2, PT3, SQT, ST1, ST3, STC, STP, TXT, TurboSound, VTX, YM, CHI, DMM, DST, PDT, SQD, STR, TF0/TFE, TFC, TFD, and COP. The Commodore64 SID format is supported. Supported PC chiptunes formats include 669, AMF, DMF, FAR, FNK, GDM, IMF, IT, LIQ, PSM, MDL, MTM, PTM, RTM, S3M, STIM, STM, STX, ULT, XM. Supported Amiga chiptune formats include DBM, EMOD, MOD, MTN, IMS, MED, OKT, PT36, SFX. Supported Atari chiptune formats include DTM, GTK, TCB. The Acorn chiptune format DTT is supported. Supported compressed formats include CHARPRES, CC3, CC4, CC4PLUS, DSQ, ESV, GAM, GAMPLUS, HRUM, HRUST1, HRUST2, LZH1, LZH2, LZS, MSP, PACK2, PCD61, PCD62, TLZ, TLZP, TRUSH. Supported archived/container formats include FDI, HOBETA, HRIP, LHA, RAW, SCL, TD0, TRD, ZXZIP, ZIP, RAR, SNA128, and Z80.

Release Notes: This release adds the ability to send modules and share references to modules from http://zxtunes.com in the Android version. 'Open with' system menu integration and a standard lock screen widget were added. Media button processing and the main menu were reworked. Some reported bugs were fixed.

Release Tags: Unstable, Minor, Android

Tags: zx, spectrum, zx-spectrum, chiptune, music search, Player, emulator, sound, multimedia

Licenses: GPLv3

stream 1.2.1

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 06:05:52 AM
Rikulo Stream is a Dart Web server for building fast and scalable Internet applications. It uses an event-driven and asynchronous I/O model to maximize scalability. It supports URI mapping/filtering, template technology, file-based static resources, and an MVC design pattern.

Release Notes: This maintenance upgrade works with Dart 1.4.

Release Tags: rikulo stream dart server

Tags: dart, web server, Asynchronous I/O, event-driven, Rikulo

Licenses: Apache License 2.0

GRASS GIS 6.4.3

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 05:03:30 AM
GRASS (the Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a software raster- and vector-based GIS (Geographic Information System), image processing system, graphics production system, and spatial modeling system. It contains many modules for raster data manipulation, vector data manipulation, rendering images on the monitor or paper, multispectral image geocoding and processing, point data management and general data management. It also has tools for interfacing with digitizers, scanners, and the PostgreSQL, DBF, and ODBC connected databases. GRASS operates on all common operating systems.

Release Notes: Minor bugfixes, updated translations, and a major wxGUI update.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Graphics, Editors, Scientific/Engineering, Geographical, 3D Rendering, Database, Software Development, Libraries, education, multimedia

Licenses: GPL

Macsome AudioBook Converter for Mac 2.0.0

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 04:52:41 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: A totally new user interface, and optimized add mode, conversion interface, and split mode.

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

RESTClient 3.4

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 04:33:11 AM
RESTClient is a Java Swing application to test RESTful Web services.

Release Notes: Support for drag-and-drop in the GUI, and support for the PKCS12 keystore format.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Software Development, Testing, Web Services, RESTful, REST, rest-client

Licenses: Apache 2.0

MeTA1 1.0.0.0

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 02:32:22 AM
MeTA1 is a modularized message transfer agent (MTA) consisting of five (or more) persistent processes, four of which are multi-threaded. A queue manager controls SMTP servers and SMTP clients to receive and send email messages, an address resolver provides lookups in various maps (including DNS) for mail routing, and a main control program starts the other processes and watches over their execution. The queue manager organizes the flow of messages through the system and provides measures to avoid overloading the local or remote systems by implementing a central control instance. It is simple to configure using a C-like syntax and is secure and efficient.

Release Notes: Various changes were made.

OrientDB 1.7

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 12:00:17 AM
OrientDB is a NoSQL DBMS which can store 150,000 documents per second on common hardware. Even with a document-based database, the relationships are managed as in graph databases, with direct connections among records. You can traverse entire or parts of trees and graphs of records in a few milliseconds. It supports schema-less, schema-full, and schema-mixed modes, has a strong security profiling system based on users and roles, and supports SQL between the query languages. Thanks to the SQL layer, it's straightforward to use for people skilled in the relational world.

Release Notes: This release features a new cluster strategy for picking the cluster, support for SSL on binary and HTTP protocols, and new “script”, “next”, “prev”, "move”, and “eval” console commands. Distributed now supports sharding and simplified (JSON) configuration. Graph has new functions to return the traversed items. For SQL, a new PARALLEL keyword runs the query on multiple threads. “INSERT INTO … SELECT” was added for copying records. Full-text and Geospatial Lucene indexes were provided (as a plugin), WAL (Journal) support was added for Hash-Index so that it can be used in transactions. Studio now has bookmarks for queries.

Tags: NoSQL, Database, Document Repositories, graph database

Licenses: Apache 2.0

decotengu 0.10.0

Monday 26th of May 2014 09:19:15 PM
decotengu is a dive decompression library to experiment with various implementations of the Buhlmann decompression model with Erik Baker’s gradient factors. The results of decotengu calculations are decompression stops and tissue saturation information. Third party applications can use those results for data analysis purposes or dive planning functionality.

Release Notes: This release implemented a new, faster, and simpler algorithm finding first decompression stop. The old algorithm finding first decompression stop, based on binary search, was moved to the decotengu.alt.bisect module and can be used for comparison purposes.

Tags: dive, decompression

Licenses: GPLv3

eBag 5.0.0.

Monday 26th of May 2014 06:19:11 PM
eBag is software project focused on company (factory) administration via PHP+MySQL solutions, on the local network, using browsers as terminals to access the company database. The server solution provides platform independence and collaborative work. PHP offers flexibility and the ability to change (or upgrade) the source code to personal needs, and MySQL innoDB provides transactional safe, recoverable tables. Using language files provides easy and quick translation to any language, and MVC with a CSS customizable user interface.

Release Notes: This release adds the ability to use stock items with feedstock items in production, and many bug fixes.

Tags: Database, business

Licenses: GNU Affero General Public License v3

GNU ddrescue 1.18-rc3

Monday 26th of May 2014 05:28:25 PM
GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disk, CD-ROM, etc.) to another, trying to rescue the good parts first in case of read errors. GNU ddrescuelog is a tool that manipulates ddrescue logfiles, shows logfile contents, converts logfiles to/from other formats, compares logfiles, tests rescue status, and can delete a logfile if the rescue is done.

Release Notes: ddrescue now warns that sizes shown are limited to the domain when the domain is smaller than the logfile. "ddrescuelog -t" now shows logfile and domain extents when the domain is smaller than the logfile. This is the final release candidate before 1.18 stable.

Release Tags: Development

Tags: Recovery Tools

Licenses: GPLv3+

Zero Install Injector 2.7

Monday 26th of May 2014 04:43:07 PM
Zero Install is a decentralized cross-distribution software installation system. It allows software developers to publish programs directly from their own Web sites, while supporting features familiar from centralized distribution repositories such as shared libraries, automatic updates, and digital signatures. It is intended to complement, rather than replace, the operating system's package management. 0install packages never interfere with those provided by the distribution.

Release Notes: OpenSSL was replaced by ocaml-sha, improving binary compatibility. Executable bindings now work in optional dependencies. A number of unlink-while-open bugs on Windows were fixed, and Windows installation greatly simplified. Many smaller bugs were fixed and the code tidied up.

Release Tags: Binary compatibility, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Archiving, Packaging, Internet, Software Distribution Tools, Software Distribution

Licenses: LGPL

BGPHist 0.0.4

Monday 26th of May 2014 02:30:57 PM
BGPHist is a tool that receives MP-BGP updates, decodes them, and writes them to a database for logging and monitoring purposes. It support not only Internet routes, but also these address families: IPv4 multicast, IPv4 labeled unicast, VPNv4 unicast, IPv6 unicast, IPv6 labeled unicast, VPNv6 unicast, L2VPN VPLS-VPWS, and IPv4 MVPN. It supports text output, MySQL databases, and Oracle databases. For the MySQL backend, there is also a simple PHP frontend. It could be used to monitor and log an ISP's customer activity for Internet and VPNs, as a passive BGP looking glass, or as a backend for some external monitoring and accounting system.

Release Notes: This release added support for the MVPN address family.

Release Tags: MVPN

Tags: BGP, Networking, Monitoring, MySQL, Oracle

Licenses: Public Domain

Java Serialization to XML 2.3.0.5

Monday 26th of May 2014 01:58:53 PM
JSX serializes Java objects to XML. You can persist objects, evolve them, and send them over the network and between applications. Your object data becomes human-readable and human-writable. You can test it, search it, profile it, audit it, and edit it with ordinary text and XML tools. JSX handles all POJOs and also all classes that require Java's own object serialization. JSX also correctly and completely handles the content of Serializable classes - including when they evolve and add additional content, for both upgrading to a new version (e.g. of Java or third-party libraries) and downgrading to an older one. It does this by reusing a class's Serialization methods, which are maintained by the class's developer to handle its evolution.

Release Notes: This release corrects an error in the message given upon free trial expiration.

Release Tags: minor bugfix

Tags: Text Processing, Markup, XML, Software Development, Object Brokering, Archiving, Recovery Tools, Communications, Database, Libraries, Java Libraries

etmTk 0.1.37

Monday 26th of May 2014 01:47:42 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: Many feature enhancements and bugfixes.

Release Tags: Feature Enhancements, Bug fixes

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

Licenses: GPL v2 Or Later

The Legend of Edgar 1.16

Monday 26th of May 2014 10:28:44 AM
The Legend of Edgar is a 2D platform game with a persistent world. When Edgar's father fails to return home after venturing out one dark and stormy night, Edgar fears the worst: he has been captured by the evil sorcerer who lives in a fortress beyond the forbidden swamp. In The Legend of Edgar, you take on the role of Edgar as he ventures across the world, battling fearsome creatures and solving puzzles while trying to find and rescue his father.

Release Notes: Updated Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, and Russian translations.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Games/Entertainment, Arcade

Licenses: GPL

picostack 0.1.8

Monday 26th of May 2014 10:21:08 AM
picostack is a super lightweight KVM virtualisation manager. It is not intended for use by cloud service providers, but on single server appliance. It has a Django-based interface and a daemon that controls the running of VM instances in the background.

Release Notes: This release contains many cosmetic fixes and improvements, focusing on installation corrections and the UI.

Release Tags: optimistic, GUI, installation

Tags: virtualization management

Licenses: MIT/X

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