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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 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


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


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

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

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Google’s Open Source Report Card Highlights Game-Changing Contributions
    Ask people about Google’s relationship to open source, and many of them will point to Android and Chrome OS — both very successful operating systems and both based on Linux. Android, in particular, remains one of the biggest home runs in open source history. But, as Josh Simmons from Google’s Open Source Programs Office will tell you, Google also contributes a slew of useful open source tools and programs to the community each year. Now, Google has issued its very first “Open Source Report Card,” as announced by Simmons on the Google Open Source Blog. "We're sharing our first Open Source Report Card, highlighting our most popular projects, sharing a few statistics and detailing some of the projects we've released in 2016. We've open sourced over 20 million lines of code to date and you can find a listing of some of our best known project releases on our website," said Simmons.
  • Nino Vranešič: Open Source Advocate and Mozilla Rep in Slovenia
    “My name is Nino Vranešič and I am connecting IT and Society,” is what Nino says about himself on LinkedIn. The video is a little hard to understand in places due to language differences and (we think) a slow or low-bandwidth connection between the U.S.-based Zoom servers and Eastern Europe, a problem that crops up now and then in video conversation and VOIP phone calls with people in that part of the world, no matter what service you choose. But Vranešič is worth a little extra effort to hear, because it’s great to learn that open source is being used in lots of government agencies, not only in Slovenia but all over Europe. And aside from this, Vranešič himself is a tres cool dude who is an ardent open source volunteer (“Mozilla Rep” is an unpaid volunteer position), and I hope I have a chance to meet him F2F next time he comes to a conference in Florida — and maybe you’ll have a chance to meet him if he comes to a conference near you.
  • MySQL and database programming for beginners
    Dave Stokes has been using MySQL for more than 15 years and has served as its community manager since 2010. At All Things Open this year, he'll give a talk about database programming for newbies with MySQL. In this interview, he previews his talk and shares a few helpful resources, required skills, and common problems MySQL beginners run into.
  • Nadella's trust talk is just so much hot air
    Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella appears to have an incredibly short memory. Else he would be the last person who talks about trust being the most pressing issue in tech in our times. Over the last year, we have been treated to a variety of cheap tricks by Microsoft, attempting to hoodwink Windows users left, right and centre in order to get them to upgrade to Windows 10. After that, talking about trust sounds odd. Very odd. Microsoft does not have the best reputation among tech companies. It is known for predatory practices, for being convicted as a monopolist, and in recent times has been trying to cultivate a softer image as a company that is not as rapacious as it once was. That has, in large measure, come about as its influence and rank in the world of computing have both slipped, with other companies like Apple, Facebook and Google coming to dominate.
  • If you wish, you may rebuild all dports to use non-base SSL library of your choice
  • DragonFlyBSD Continues LibreSSL Push, OpenSSL To Be Dropped
    DragonFlyBSD is now defaulting to LibreSSL throughout its operating system stack and is planning to completely remove OpenSSL in the near future. Last month DragonFlyBSD began using LibreSSL by default while that effort has continued. OpenSSL is no longer being built by default and in about one month's time the OpenSSL support will be completely stripped from the DragonFly tree.
  • Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency
    Ranking every URL on the web in a transparent and reproducible way is a core concept of the Common Search project, says Sylvain Zimmer, who will be speaking at the upcoming Apache: Big Data Europe conference in Seville, Spain. The web has become a critical resource for humanity, and search engines are its arbiters, Zimmer says. However, the only search engines currently available are for-profit entities, so the Common Search project is creating a nonprofit engine that is open, transparent, and independent. We spoke with Zimmer, who founded Jamendo, dotConferences, and Common Search, to learn more about why nonprofit search engines are important, why Apache Spark is such a great match for the job, and some of the challenges the project faces.
  • A look inside the 'blinky flashy' world of wearables and open hardware
    While looking at the this year's All Things Open event schedule, a talk on wearables and open hardware caught my eye: The world of the blinky flashy. Naturally, I dug deeper to learn what it was all about.
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    There has been a tendency amongst some companies to play a “wait and see” attitude towards Perl, but the Perl market appears to have stabilized in the past couple of years and more companies appear to be returning to Perl. As one of our clients explained to me when I asked why they chose Perl “We’re tired of being bitten by hype.”

And More Security Leftovers

  • The NyaDrop Trojan for Linux-running IoT Devices
  • Flaw resides in BTB helps bypass ASLR
  • Thoughts on the BTB Paper
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  • Spreading the DDoS Disease and Selling the Cure
    Earlier this month a hacker released the source code for Mirai, a malware strain that was used to launch a historically large 620 Gbps denial-of-service attack against this site in September. That attack came in apparent retribution for a story here which directly preceded the arrest of two Israeli men for allegedly running an online attack for hire service called vDOS. Turns out, the site where the Mirai source code was leaked had some very interesting things in common with the place vDOS called home.

Blockchain and FOSS

Ubuntu Leftovers

  • Celebrating 12 years of Ubuntu
    Founder Mark Shuttleworth announced the first public release of Ubuntu – version 4.10, or “Warty Warthog” – on Oct. 20, 2004. The idea behind what would become the most recognizable and widely used Linux distributions ever was simple – create a Linux operating system that anybody could use. Here’s a look back at Ubuntu’s history.
  • Happy 12th Birthday, Ubuntu!
    Yup, it’s twelve years to the day since Mark Shuttleworth sat down to tap out the first Ubuntu release announcement and herald in an era of “Linux for human beings”.
  • A Slice of Ubuntu
    The de facto standard for Raspberry Pi operating systems is Raspbian–a Debian based distribution specifically for the diminutive computer. Of course, you have multiple choices and there might not be one best choice for every situation. It did catch our eye, however, that the RaspEX project released a workable Ubunutu 16.10 release for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. RaspEX is a full Linux Desktop system with LXDE (a lightweight desktop environment) and many other useful programs. Firefox, Samba, and VNC4Server are present. You can use the Ubuntu repositories to install anything else you want. The system uses kernel 4.4.21. You can see a review of a much older version of RaspEX in the video below.
  • Download Ubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10 wallpaper
    The Yakkety Yak 16.10 is released and now you can download the new wallpaper by clicking here. It’s the latest part of the set for the Ubuntu 2016 releases following Xenial Xerus. You can read about our wallpaper visual design process here.
  • Live kernel patching from Canonical now available for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    We are delighted to announce the availability of a new service for Ubuntu which any user can enable on their current installations – the Canonical Livepatch Service. This new live kernel patching service can be used on any Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system (using the generic Linux 4.4 kernel) to minimise unplanned downtime and maintain the highest levels of security.
  • How to enable free 'Canonical Livepatch Service' for Linux kernel live-patching on Ubuntu
    Linux 4.0 introduced a wonderful feature for those that need insane up-time -- the ability to patch the kernel without rebooting the machine. While this is vital for servers, it can be beneficial to workstation users too. Believe it or not, some home users covet long up-time simply for fun -- bragging rights, and such. If you are an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS user (with generic Linux kernel 4.4) and you want to take advantage of this exciting feature, I have good news -- it is now conveniently available for free! Unfortunately, this all-new Canonical Livepatch Service does have a catch -- it is limited to three machines per user. Of course, home users can register as many email addresses as they want, so it is easy to get more if needed. Businesses can pay for additional machines through Ubuntu Advantage. Want to give it a go? Read on. "Since the release of the Linux 4.0 kernel about 18 months ago, users have been able to patch and update their kernel packages without rebooting. However, until now, no other Linux distribution has offered this feature for free to their users. That changes today with the release of the Canonical Livepatch Service", says Tom Callway, Director of Cloud Marketing, Canonical.
  • KernelCare Is Another Alternative To Canonical's Ubuntu Live Kernel Patching
    Earlier this week Canonical announced their Kernel Livepatching Service for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users. Canonical's service is free for under three systems while another alternative for Ubuntu Linux users interested in a commercial service is CloudLinux's KernelCare. The folks from CloudLinux wrote in to remind us of their kernel patching solution, which they've been offering since 2014 and believe is a superior solution to Canonical's service. KernelCare isn't limited to just Ubuntu 16.04 but also works with Ubuntu 14.04 and other distributions such as CentOS/RHEL, Debian, and other enterprise Linux distributions.