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ZABBIX 2.3.0

Friday 23rd of May 2014 02:15:41 PM
ZABBIX is an enterprise-class distributed monitoring solution designed to monitor and track performance and availability of network servers, devices, and other IT resources. It supports distributed and Web-based monitoring, auto-discovery, real-time monitoring, SLA assurance, trending, and more.

Release Notes: This alpha release introduces major features along with numerous improvements.

Release Tags: Alpha

Tags: Logging, Networking, Monitoring, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPL

Finesse 2.0

Friday 23rd of May 2014 01:12:59 PM
Finesse is a numeric simulation for laser interferometers using the frequency domain and Hermite-Gauss modes. It is easy to use for students. For basic use, including graphical output, no commercial software is required. The implemented physics are well documented in a 180-page manual. Simple examples are provided. Finesse can be used to compute a great variety of interferometer signals for control systems, including longitudinal control, alignment control, and thermal compensation.

Release Notes: This is a major upgrade focussed on implementing radiation pressure effects on suspended optics and a full treatment (in the two-photon formalism) of the quantum noise of interferometer signals. New features include squeezed light sources, quantum noise detectors, and the ability to apply mechanical response functions to optical elements.

Release Tags: Major

Tags: Science, Simulation, Optics, laser, interferometer, Physics

Licenses: GPLv3

Delta Reporting 1.6

Friday 23rd of May 2014 12:38:40 PM
Delta Reporting allows you to report and audit configurations managed by CFEngine.

Release Notes: New command line reporting, a release check list, and improved documentation.

Tags: Configuration Management, Security Audit, Security and Compliance, compliance, System Administration, devops

Licenses: GPLv3

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware 12.2 LTS

Friday 23rd of May 2014 11:41:43 AM
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, Web-based, multilingual, tightly integrated, all-in-one wiki, CMS, and groupware. Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki offers a very large number of features "out-of-the-box". It is highly configurable and modular. All features are optional and administered via a Web-based interface. Major features include a robust wiki engine, news articles, discussion forums, newsletters, blogs, file and image galleries, bug and issue trackers, a link directory, polls/surveys and quizzes, FAQs, a banner management system, calendar, maps, mobile access, RSS feeds, a category system, tags, an advanced themeing engine (Smarty), spreadsheet, live support, shoutbox, inter-user messaging, menu generator, advanced permission system for users and groups, internal search engine, external authentication support, and more. It was formerly named TikiWiki.

Release Notes: Tiki version fixed an urgent bug which caused toolbars to be removed when a site administrator made any changes to existing toolbars, plus a few minor issues. Timeout issues when using InnoDB instead of MyISAM as the database engine in the installer remain for certain server environments, and a fix is being worked on.

Release Tags: Minor, LTS

Tags: Information Management, Workflow Frameworks, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, News/Diary, Message Boards, Office/Business, groupware, Site Management, Wiki, Documentation, Scheduling, education, Content Management

Licenses: LGPL

dd_rescue 1.44

Friday 23rd of May 2014 11:00:36 AM
dd_rescue copies data from one file or block device to another. It is intended for error recovery, so by default, it doesn't abort on errors and doesn't truncate the output file. It uses large block sizes to quicken the copying, but falls back to small blocks upon encountering errors. It produces reports that allow you to keep track of bad blocks. dd_rescue features a number of optimizations, such as sparse block detection, preallocation, and Linux zerocopy (splice). It supports data protection by (multi-pass) overwriting of files or partitions with good and fast random numbers.

Release Notes: The MD5 plugin has been renamed to hash, reflecting that other cryptographic hashes such as sha1, sha256, sha224, sha512, sha384 are now supported as well. (The commandline syntax stays backwards-compatible.)

Release Tags: Minor features; stable

Tags: Recovery Tools

Licenses: GPL

GNOME Commander 1.4.2

Friday 23rd of May 2014 10:03:53 AM
GNOME Commander is a fast and powerful graphical file manager. It has a "two-pane" interface in the tradition of Norton and Midnight Commander. It features drag'n'drop, GNOME MIME types, FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV using the GnomeVFS FTP module, SAMBA access, the ability to extend the context menu with entries to call external applications or scripts on the selected items, quick device access buttons with automatic mounting and unmounting, a fast file viewer for text and images, a history of recently accessed folders, and folder bookmarks.

Release Notes: This release fixes a problem with showing the correct number of remaining files and folders to be moved between two panes. Also, a fix for the internal viewer is applied, correcting text selection for lines with TAB characters. It also updates the several translations.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: Desktop Environment, GNOME, File Managers, FTP

Licenses: GPL

Aspose.Cells for Java 8.0.2

Friday 23rd of May 2014 09:53:00 AM
Aspose.Cells is a Java component for spreadsheet reporting without using Microsoft Excel. Other features include creating spreadsheets, opening encrypted Excel files, macros, VBA, Unicode, formula settings, pivot tables, and importing data from JDBC ResultSet. CSV, SpreadsheetML, PDF, ODS, and all file formats from Excel 97 to Excel 2007 are supported. It supports all advanced features of data management, formatting, worksheet, charting, and graphics.

Release Notes: This new release lets developers control the direction of the text in shapes, including spreadsheet comments. Direction can be left to right, right to left, or to context. Images can now be controlled when exporting to HTML format. Bugs in rendering PivotTables as PDF, range references, deleting columns, and AutoFitRows with different font settings were fixed.

Release Tags: custom theme for shape properties, Set Direction of Text in Shapes, Export Spreadsheets to HTML, Set Rendering Hints for Images, Converting Excel file to PDF, generate Excel bookmarks, Control Images in Rendering Spreadsheets to HTML

Tags: Conditional formatting, Extended records, 3D effects, MS Excel 2010 Sparklines, SpreadSheeML, charts

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

TYPO3 CMS 6.2.3

Friday 23rd of May 2014 08:46:24 AM
TYPO3 CMS is a Web Content Management System which features automatic creation of navigational menus, headlines, and other dynamic graphical elements, automatic conversion and scaling of images, the ability to present different templates based on variables such as client browser or country code, support for multiple templates on a site, and a built-in password-protection option. Pages can be timed to be shown on a certain date, be hidden on a certain date or just temporarily hidden. TYPO3 supports search in SQL-databases and redesigning of a website at once is just a matter of creating a single new template.

Release Notes: This release is a combined bugfix and security release.

Release Tags: Security, bugfix, LTS, 6.2

Tags: Database, Front-Ends, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, Indexing/Search, Site Management, Versioning

Licenses: GPLv2

TYPO3 CMS 4.5.34

Friday 23rd of May 2014 08:44:18 AM
TYPO3 CMS is a Web Content Management System which features automatic creation of navigational menus, headlines, and other dynamic graphical elements, automatic conversion and scaling of images, the ability to present different templates based on variables such as client browser or country code, support for multiple templates on a site, and a built-in password-protection option. Pages can be timed to be shown on a certain date, be hidden on a certain date or just temporarily hidden. TYPO3 supports search in SQL-databases and redesigning of a website at once is just a matter of creating a single new template.

Release Notes: This release is a combined bugfix and security release.

Release Tags: Security, 4.5, LTS, bugfix

Tags: Database, Front-Ends, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, Indexing/Search, Site Management, Versioning

Licenses: GPLv2

jclasslib bytecode viewer 4.3

Friday 23rd of May 2014 08:24:25 AM
jclasslib bytecode viewer is a tool that visualizes all aspects of compiled Java class files and the contained bytecode. In addition, it contains a library that enables developers to read, modify, and write Java class files and bytecode.

Release Notes: Improved display of CONSTANT_InvokeDynamic_info constant pool entry and the BootstrapMethods class file attribute.

Tags: Software Development, Assemblers, Code Generators, Compilers, Debuggers, Disassemblers, Libraries, Quality Assurance

Licenses: GPL

Asymptote 2.32

Friday 23rd of May 2014 06:44:57 AM
Asymptote is a powerful descriptive 2D and 3D vector graphics language for technical drawing, inspired by MetaPost but with an improved C++-like syntax. It provides for figures the same high-quality level of typesetting that LaTeX does for scientific text. Asymptote is a programming language as opposed to just a graphics program. It can exploit the best features of script (command-driven) and graphical user interface (GUI) methods. High-level graphics commands are implemented in the language itself, allowing them to be easily tailored to specific applications.

Release Notes: The libc++ stringstream workaround was also enabled for FreeBSD. The segment(bool[] b) function was fixed. The side(pair,pair,pair) function was renamed to orient(pair,pair,pair) and an error in its documentation was corrected. New orient(triple,triple,triple,triple) and insphere(triple,triple,triple,triple,triple) functions were implemented. A random number generator incompatibility on some platforms was fixed. Support for the obsolete texi2dvi4a2ps utility was removed. Compiler warnings were suppressed.

Release Tags: Minor Bug fixes and enhancements

Tags: Scientific/Engineering, Visualization, education, Text Processing, Markup, TeX/LaTeX, Mathematics, multimedia, Graphics, Editors, Vector-Based, 3D Modeling

Licenses: LGPLv3

SabreDAV 2.0.0

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 11:42:14 PM
SabreDAV allows you to easily integrate your existing Web application with WebDAV. It supports most of the common clients, including the Mac OS X Finder, the Windows XP/Vista Explorer, DavFS2, Cadaver, NetDrive, and WebDrive. It supports class 1, 2, and 3 WebDAV servers. It implements RFC2518 and revisions from RFC4918. It also implements RFC2617 (Basic/Digest auth).

Release Notes: This release adds many performance fixes, support for webdav-sync, a brand new browser-based debugger, and many more features.

Release Tags: Major, Stable

Tags: PHP, WebDAV, caldav

Licenses: BSD Revised

Babel Router 1.5.0

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 10:26:21 PM
Babel is a distance-vector routing protocol for IPv6 and IPv4. It is designed to be robust and work efficiently on both wired networks and wireless mesh networks.

Release Notes: This version adds explicit support for routing over overlay networks by using a link's RTT to distinguish between local and remote tunnels.

Tags: Internet, Networking

Licenses: MIT/X

RDFEasy 1.1

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 09:13:09 PM
RDFEasy is a collection of shell scripts that support automated loading and packaging of RDF Data into OpenLink Virtuoso Open Source Edition.

Release Notes: Changes to packaging and security mechanisms to pass requirements for Amazon Marketplace. System used to package the first cloud data product.

Tags: RDF, openlink virtuoso, bash, devops, AWS, amazon web services

Licenses: MIT/X

TCPDF 6.0.081

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 08:17:16 PM
TCPDF is a PHP class for generating PDF documents without requiring external extensions. TCPDF supports all ISO page formats and custom page formats, custom margins and units of measure, UTF-8 Unicode, RTL languages, HTML, barcodes, TrueTypeUnicode, TrueType, OpenType, Type1, and CID-0 fonts, images, graphic functions, clipping, bookmarks, JavaScript, forms, page compression, digital signatures, and encryption.

Release Notes: This version contains a bugfix related to table headers and an improvement related to external links.

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, php classes, Text Processing

Licenses: LGPL

Sendmail 8.14.9

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 07:15:21 PM
Sendmail is a Mail Transfer Agent, which is the program that moves mail from one machine to another. Sendmail implements a general internetwork mail routing facility, featuring aliasing and forwarding, automatic routing to network gateways, and flexible configuration.

Release Notes: This release fixes one security related bug by properly closing file descriptors (except stdin, stdout, and stderr) before executing programs. This bug could enable local users to interfere with an open SMTP connection if they can execute their own program for mail delivery (e.g., via procmail or the prog mailer).

Tags: Communications, Email, Mail Transport Agents, Internet

Usermin For Webmail 1.600

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 06:12:40 PM
Usermin For Webmail is a modified version of the Usermin package that is pre-configured for use as a Web-based email client. It is designed to work on systems running a local IMAP server, such as Dovecot. By default, users can read email, setup autoresponders and forwarding with Procmail, filter mail with simple rules, change their passwords, and manage folders.

Release Notes: This release fixes potential XSS vulnerabilities and several other small bugs.

Tags: Communications, Email, Post-Office, IMAP, Email Clients (MUA)

Licenses: BSD Original

Usermin 1.600

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 06:12:10 PM
Usermin is a Web interface that can be used by any user on a UNIX system to easily perform tasks like reading mail, setting up SSH, or configuring mail forwarding. It can be thought of as a simplified version of Webmin designed for use by normal users rather than system administrators.

Release Notes: This release fixes potential XSS vulnerabilities and several other small bugs.

Tags: Systems Administration

Licenses: BSD Original

Webmin 1.690

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 06:11:13 PM
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms, you can setup user accounts, internet services, DNS, file sharing and so on.

Release Notes: This release adds a new module for Fail2Ban, fixes several XSS security issues, updates the German, Catalan, and Norwegian translations, and fixes a bunch of other small bugs.

Tags: Systems Administration

Licenses: BSD Original

PixSteward 1.0.9

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 04:49:40 PM
PixSteward downloads pictures and metadata from your Flickr accounts and archives them in a relational database on your computer, allowing offline searches and image exporting. With PixSteward, you can safely back up multiple Flickr photostreams with metadata to your Mac, perform sophisticated searches (even where there's no Internet connection), rapidly browse your picture archive and export original-sized JPEGs, PNGs, and GIFs (groups and one-by-one), export sets of pictures along with their metadata for use in other apps, and edit your Flickr tags, titles, and descriptions simultaneously on Flickr and within PixSteward.

Release Notes: This release makes PixSteward compatible with the new Flickr SSL standard.

Tags: Flickr, archive, Database, photo

Licenses: commercial with demo

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