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beaTunes 3.5.19

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 02:50:10 PM
beaTunes is an iTunes companion app capable of automatically analyzing your music collection to help you build better playlists. It analyzes BPM (beats per minute), silence at the beginning or end of a song, and the color (based on frequency spectrum) of a given song. Some of the data is stored through iTunes, and some is stored by beaTunes itself. beaTunes can suggest albums that would complement your music collection, display music charts, and help you find and fix errors in your song meta data, like typos and wrong genres. It also allows you to blog about selected songs or playlists.

Release Notes: This is a maintenance release featuring multiple fixes and improvements. ncreased lyrics timeouts; a fallback for creating Matchlists for very large libraries; and window painting speed-up. It fixes rendering of disabled inspectors, issue with MP3 rating import, and LuckyLyrics import.

Tags: multimedia, Sound/Audio, Analysis

Licenses: Commercial

pride r222

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 01:22:00 PM
Pride combines bash scripts, zenity, ant, ImageMagick, and the Android tools to create a fast and simple POSIX alternative for Android development. It provides all the basic commands (clean, build, release, etc.) of other Android IDEs. But it is primarily a robust and simple injection framework. Injections from methods to clusters of activities are easily created from existing code and can then be injected into any project. Pride can also be used to batch build, load, or release multiple projects and can update class and resource files among projects that use the same objects or resources.

Release Notes: This release updates Web browser app injection.

Tags: Android, IDE, bash, Zenity, POSIX, Ant, imagemagick

Licenses: GPL

GNU Parallel 20140522 ('Boko Haram')

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 01:00:06 PM
GNU parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel locally or using remote computers. A job is typically a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. If you use xargs today you will find GNU parallel very easy to use, as GNU parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you write loops in shell, you will find GNU parallel may be able to replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several jobs in parallel. GNU parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it possible to use output from GNU parallel as input for other programs.

Release Notes: Use --semaphoretimeout to ignore the semaphore lock after a while. {%} has been introduced as a job slot replacement string. It has known bugs. --slotreplace changes the slot replacement string.

Tags: Text Processing, parallel, Parallel processing, Multicore, Clustering/Distributed Networks, Command Line Tools, Filters, System Administration

Licenses: GPLv3

XWiki 6.1 Milestone 1

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 12:17:38 PM
XWiki is a WikiWiki clone written in Java that supports many popular features of other Wikis like the Wiki syntax, version control, attachments, security, and searching, but also many advanced features like templates, database and dynamic development using scripting languages (Velocity, Groovy, Ruby, Python, PHP, and more), an extension system and skinability, J2EE scalability, an XML/RPC remote API, statistics, RSS feeds, PDF exporting, WYSIWYG editing, an Office viewer and importer, and a lot more.

Release Notes: This release introduces the ability to change the width of the panel columns, and comes with an improved Active Installs feature. Developers can now use the LESS preprocessor for skin stylesheets. A couple of bugfixes (18) and some small improvements (24) make this release worth trying.

Release Tags: 6.1

Tags: Information Management, Document Repositories, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, Site Management

Licenses: LGPL 2.1

XWiki 6.0.1

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 12:09:26 PM
XWiki is a WikiWiki clone written in Java that supports many popular features of other Wikis like the Wiki syntax, version control, attachments, security, and searching, but also many advanced features like templates, database and dynamic development using scripting languages (Velocity, Groovy, Ruby, Python, PHP, and more), an extension system and skinability, J2EE scalability, an XML/RPC remote API, statistics, RSS feeds, PDF exporting, WYSIWYG editing, an Office viewer and importer, and a lot more.

Release Notes: This release is a stabilization version that fixes important bugs discovered in 6.0.

Tags: Information Management, Document Repositories, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, Site Management

Licenses: LGPL 2.1

sysfunc 1.27.0

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 12:08:18 PM
sysfunc is a shell library intended for Unix sysadmins. It provides a set of portable shell functions including features such as file copy, symbolic link management, file/dir deletion, user/group management, data block replacement in a file, line replacement, commenting/uncommenting lines, service management, and volume group/logical volume/file system creation.

Release Notes: sf_db readonly functions can now get their content from standard input. This release also introduces the 'cfg' module, a unified mechanism to manage configuration parameters (based on sf_db; adds default values).

Release Tags: features

Tags: Unix, shell, SysAdmin

Licenses: LGPL

Collax Groupware Suite 5.5.16

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 11:59:07 AM
Collax Groupware Suite is a complete collaboration, e-mail, and messaging server with Outlook MAPI support. It offers enterprise email server functions, anti-spam and anti-virus filters, GUI management, a file server for SMB, NFS, FTP, and Apple shares, backup/restore server, IM server, and fax and SMS server. The groupware offers AJAX Web mail, calendar, team calendar, contacts, and tasks, and supports ActiveSync for mobile devices. It is free for private or commercial use of up to five users.

Release Notes: A security hole was detected in the kernel 2.6.32.62. This update installs a patched kernel 2.6.32.62-rc1. Refer to CVE-2014-0196.

Release Tags: minor stable

Tags: Office/Business, groupware, Email, file backup, Security, anti-spam, anti-virus, MAPI, Communication, Fax, GUI, Policy groups, Monitoring, LDAP, active directory

Licenses: Free To Use But Restricted, Affero GPLv3

Collax Business Server 5.5.16

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 11:58:17 AM
Collax Business Server is an all-in-one Linux server for small- and medium-sized businesses. It delivers all the important network services within a heterogeneous business environment for communication, infrastructure, compliance, groupware, and storage, all in a reliable and secure way which is easy to manage. It also provides essential security functions such as firewalling and virus and spam filtering, to protect against hacker attacks, viruses, and unsolicited email messages.

Release Notes: A security hole was detected in the kernel 2.6.32.62. This update installs a patched kernel 2.6.32.62-rc1. Refer to CVE-2014-0196.

Release Tags: minor stable

Tags: Networking, Communication, groupware, backup, restore, Security, Firewall, Monitoring, Authentication, VPN, DNS, DHCP, VLAN, IM, Policy groups, gateway, pdc, active directory, Email, Development Kit, Web Application, web server, Web Proxy, file server, iSCSI, CIFS, LDAP, lvm, 64 bit, Zarafa, Software Development

Licenses: Free To Use But Restricted

Collax Security Gateway 5.5.16

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 11:57:06 AM
The Collax Security Gateway is a Unified Threat Management (UTM) Solution for small- and medium-sized businesses. It includes an easy to configure stateful inspection firewall, email security features including anti-spam and anti-virus, Internet access control, Internet SSL interception, Internet networking optimization tools, Internet network fault tolerance, clientless VPN technology, and remote administration.

Release Notes: A security hole was detected in the kernel 2.6.32.62. This update installs a patched kernel 2.6.32.62-rc1. Refer to CVE-2014-0196.

Release Tags: minor stable

Tags: Networking, Communication, Security, Firewall, Monitoring, Authentication, VPN, DNS, DHCP, VLAN, IM, Policy groups, gateway, pdc, active directory, Email, Web Proxy, LDAP, lvm, 64 bit

Licenses: Free To Use But Restricted

DRBL live-testing 2.2.3-2

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 07:07:50 AM
Diskless Remote Boot in Linux (DRBL) provides a diskless or systemless environment for client machines. It works on Debian, Mandriva, Red Hat, Fedora, and SuSE. Unlike LTSP, it uses distributed hardware resources and makes it possible for clients to fully access local hardware. It also includes Clonezilla, a partitioning and disk cloning utility similar to Symantec Ghost.

Release Notes: The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/May/22). The Linux kernel was updated to 3.14.4-1. The drbl package was updated to 2.9.1-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.10.11-drbl1. The diskscan package was added. The -b|-batch|--batch options are now accepted for ocs-restore-mdisks. A typo in the USAGE message was fixed.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements and bugfixes

Big Faceless PDF Viewer 2.15.3

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 05:09:11 AM
The Big Faceless Java PDF Viewer is a Swing component that can display PDF documents. It is intended for developers who don't require the full API. The PDF Viewer can be installed as an applet, an application, via Java Web Start, or embedded in a Swing application. Printing, saving, text search, forms, digital signatures, and annotations are some of the many features available. The viewer can be tailored to include just the features you need, and is a cost-effective solution for those needing the features of Adobe Acrobat on a Java platform.

Release Notes: The Save dialog now works when no Exporter features are defined.

Tags: PDF, Swing, text, Viewer, digital signature, printing, Bookmark

Big Faceless PDF Library 2.15.3

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 05:08:27 AM
The Big Faceless PDF Library is a Java class library for creating PDF documents. The Extended Edition offers the ability to create and edit AcroForms, PDF's answer to the HTML form. Like HTML forms, PDF forms can contain text boxes, radio buttons, and can call JavaScript functions. The Extended Edition also includes a PDF reader for importing and editing, along with FDF support, verification for digital signatures and text extraction. Both variations offer full Unicode support, encryption, embedded TrueType and Type1 fonts, barcodes, hyperlinks, and spot and calibrated color.

Release Notes: Several fixes were made to XFA, in particular regarding field formatting. An improved algorithm for text extraction now gives better results for most documents. Identification of super and subscript digits from the text was added. The mapping from PDF font to OS font was changed from 1:1 to 1:many, which is required to correctly render characters from the more recent HKSCS supplements on Windows.

Release Tags: pdf-library

Tags: multimedia, Graphics, Presentation, Office/Business, printing, Software Development, Libraries, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, CGI Tools/Libraries, Utilities

cfourcc 0.1.3

Thursday 22nd of May 2014 02:01:48 AM
cfourcc is a tool for changing the FOURCC of an MPEG4 or DivX file on the command line.

Release Notes: The copyright notice was fixed to comply with FSF guidelines. A reference was added in the program help to refer to the 'codeclist.txt' file.

Release Tags: Stable, cli

Tags: multimedia, Video, Conversion

Licenses: GPLv2

Dianara 1.2.1

Wednesday 21st of May 2014 11:32:13 PM
Dianara is a client for the pump.io social network. It allows users to manage their pump.io social network accounts without using a Web browser.

Release Notes: The main feature for this release is the possibility of uploading audio, video, and miscellaneous files. There is also a new command line option to run different configurations, which can be used to run two instances of Dianara for different accounts.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: social networking software, distributed networks, pump.io, pump, identi.ca

Licenses: GPL v2 Or Later

FrontAccounting 2.3.21

Wednesday 21st of May 2014 07:15:41 PM
FrontAccounting is a Web-based accounting system for ERP chains. It is multiuser, multilingual, and multicurrency.

Release Notes: This version consists crucial security patches, so all FA users running any earlier 2.3.x application version are encouraged to update their installations to version 2.3.21 as soon as possible. This applies especially to all publicly available servers, including installations which are run in not fully trusted environment like public demos, shared accounts, or SAAS installations.

Release Tags: security fix, Bug Fix

Tags: Office/Business, Financial, Accounting

Licenses: GPLv3

CorneliOS 4.5r21

Wednesday 21st of May 2014 06:42:51 PM
CorneliOS is an easy-to-use and cross-browser "Web Desktop Environment", "Web Operating System", or "Web Office" that comes with a set of cool applications. It includes a Content Management System (CMS) so that you can easily set up and manage your own website as well as a Database Management System that allows you to rapidly build any kind of database application.

Release Notes: This release offers improved CIOS Edu API print screens that allow the user to preselect student groups, as well as updated CorneliOS system images, language kits, and style sheets.

Tags: Internet, Information Management

Licenses: GPL

Linux Security Auditing Tool 0.9.8.1

Wednesday 21st of May 2014 06:14:51 PM
Linux Security Auditing Tool (LSAT) is a post install security auditing tool. It is modular in design, so new features can be added quickly. It checks many system configurations and local network settings on the system for common security/config errors and for packages that are not needed. It has been tested on Linux (Gentoo, Red Hat, Debian, etc.) and Solaris (SunOS 2.x).

Release Notes: Bugs and errors were fixed in the following modules: checklogging, checknet, checknetpromisc, checkipv4, checkhosts, and checkservices. Improvements were made to the checkipv4 and checkservices module. An issue where LSAT was failing on Gentoo and Red Hat/CentOS when certain features were enabled was fixed. modules.html is now consistent with current modules in LSAT.

Tags: Systems Administration

Licenses: GPL

OpenSIPS 1.11.1 stable

Wednesday 21st of May 2014 05:30:48 PM
OpenSIPS is a mature implementation of a SIP server/proxy. It is more than a SIP proxy/router, as it includes application-level functionalities. OpenSIPS, as a SIP server, can server as the core component of any SIP-based VoIP solution.

Release Notes: This release adds many bugfixes and hardens the core.

Tags: Communications, Telephony

Licenses: GPL

Kronolith H5 (4.2.0beta1)

Wednesday 21st of May 2014 04:55:34 PM
Kronolith is the Horde calendar application. It provides a stable and featureful individual calendar system with integrated collaboration and scheduling features. It makes extensive use of the Horde Framework to provide integration with other applications. It implements a solid, stand-alone calendar system, allowing repeating events, all-day events, custom fields, keywords, shared calendars, iCalendar support, generation of free/busy information, and managing multiple users through Horde Authentication.

Release Notes: This release improves ActiveSync synchronization of event resources.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Office/Business, Scheduling, groupware, Web Application

Licenses: GPL

Ingo H5 (3.2.0beta1)

Wednesday 21st of May 2014 04:49:24 PM
Ingo is an email-filter management application. It is fully internationalized, integrated with Horde and the IMP Webmail client, and supports both server-side (Sieve, procmail, maildrop) and client-side (IMAP) rule creation.

Release Notes: This release improves the vacation addresses hook.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Communications, Email, Filters, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, CGI Tools/Libraries, Office/Business, groupware

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