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ChaosEsque Anthology 25

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 10:32pm
ChaosEsque Anthology is a first person shooter. It is a standalone modification of Xonotic which includes extended weapons, maps, vehicles, buildable buildings, mounted weapons, spell casting, monsters, player characters, textures, and game modes.

Release Notes: A 9mm pistol weapon was adde. You can now flood the world with slime. There were improvements and fixes in the level flooding code. Server and Client netfps and ticrate can be set via the misc menu. This allows you to use more bandwidth for a smoother gameplay tradeoff, which is good for LAN games or high speed Internet games where there is low ping.

Release Tags: 9mm pistol, netfps, flooding, Water, lava, SLIME

Tags: Game, First Person Shooter, sandbox, capture the flag, deathmatch

Licenses: GPLv2, GPLv3, GPL

FLOM 0.5.0

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 9:21pm
FLOM is a distributed lock manager that can be used to avoid shell tricks and safely execute different tasks that cannot run at the same time. It manages process serialization in the same way nice manages process prioritization. It implements the same lock mode semantic proposed by VMS DLM to allow non-trivial command serialization use cases. The goal is to "just work"; everything implemented must be useful and easy to use (configuration is reduced to a bare minimum). It works inside a single system or in a network of IP connected systems.

Release Notes: This release introduces support for numeric resources. They can be used when you want to limit the maximum number of concurrent running tasks. By mixing numeric and simple resources, you can model patterns like "1 writer, max N readers" or, more generically, you can implement basic workload balancing features inside a single host or a network of hosts.

Tags: shell lock serialization

Licenses: GPLv2

Lernstick Exam Environment 2014-04-21

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 7:50pm
Lernstick Exam Environment is a live Linux distribution with a focus on exam situations, usually installed on USB sticks. To provide up-to-date software choice on a solid base, it uses a combination of Debian stable with official and custom backports. Access to local storage media (internal hard drive, other USB storage media) or network access is prohibited per default, but certain network connections (e.g., to network printers or websites) can be allowed in a whitelist.

Release Notes: The partitioning scheme was changed to improve support for UEFI boot. When installing or upgrading several sticks at once, errors are skipped and shown in a summary at the end. Touchpads are now disabled while typing on the keyboard to prevent unintentional mouse clicks. Many applications (VirtualBox, Java, Midnight Commander, GeoGebra, etc.) were upgraded.

Tags: Linux Distributions, Live DVD, education, exam

Licenses: GPL

Lernstick Personal Learning Environment 2014-04-21

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 7:48pm
Lernstick is a Live Linux distribution with focus on education; it is usually installed on USB sticks. To provide up-to-date software choice on a solid base, it uses a combination of Debian stable with official and custom backports. Although the distribution is mainly used on removable media (USB sticks, USB hard disks, SD cards, etc.), it can also be installed on internal hard drives.

Release Notes: The partitioning scheme was changed to improve support for UEFI boot. When installing or upgrading several sticks at once, errors are skipped and shown in a summary at the end. Touchpads are now disabled while typing on the keyboard to prevent unintentional mouse clicks. Many applications (GIMP, VirtualBox, Java, Shutter, Midnight Commander, Vokoscreen, GeoGebra, etc.) were upgraded.

Tags: Live Linux education

Licenses: GPL + Classpath Exception

OpenNMS 1.12.6

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 6:50pm
OpenNMS is the first enterprise-grade network management platform developed using the open source model. The three main functional areas of OpenNMS are service polling, which monitors services on the network and reports on their "service level"; data collection from the remote systems via SNMP in order to measure the performance of the network; and a system for event management and notifications.

Release Notes: This stable release includes a large number of bugfixes including a fix for a critical security leak in the /rest/users ReST service that could expose sensitive information. It also fixes a long-standing issue with Provisiond that could cause some services to fail to be detected. Upgrading is strongly recommended for all users.

Release Tags: Bugfixes, Stable, Security, provisiond

Tags: Networking, Monitoring, Hardware

Licenses: GPL

launch4j 3.4

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 5:55pm
Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. The increase in size of the application is small.

Release Notes: A new JREHOMEDIR special variable was added. An Ant problem that appeared in Eclipse Indigo was fixed. The JGoodies libraries were updated. Logging based on the Launch4j environment variable for file association launch testing was added.

Tags: Software Development, Build Tools, Software Distribution Tools

Licenses: MIT/X, BSD Revised

Phototonic 0.98

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 5:55pm
Phototonic is an image viewer and organizer for Linux written in C++ and Qt. It is light and fast, does not depend on any desktop environment, supports several thumbnail layouts, and much more.

Release Notes: This release added notifications in the viewer, a new Colors dialog with hue and saturation settings, and support for animated GIFs. Large images can now be moved around with the keyboard as well as the mouse. Usability issues were fixed. Qt 5.2 is now used. Missing icons when not in a DE were fixed. Additional image info was added to status and title bars. Issues with thumbnail navigation were fixed.

Tags: Viewer, image viewer, Graphics

Licenses: GPL v3

Lilith Logback event viewer 0.9.44

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 5:37pm
Lilith is a logging and access event viewer for the Logback logging framework. It has features comparable to Chainsaw, a logging event viewer for log4j. This means that it can receive logging events from remote applications using Logback as their logging backend. It uses files to buffer the received events locally, so it is possible to keep vast amounts of logging events at your fingertip while still being able to check only the ones you are really interested in by using filtering conditions.

Release Notes: This release brings huge improvements to the usage of conditions, notably in"Focus" and "Exclude" in the popup and "Search" menu. You can save conditions using Cmd/Ctrl-I, and these will show up in the "Saved conditions" section of "Focus" and "Exclude". This will most likely be the last Java 5 compatible version. Development will continue on Java 8.

Tags: Software Development, Logging, Networking, Monitoring

Licenses: GPLv3, LGPL

Wnotes 1.21

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 5:06pm
Wnotes are small, self-contained text notes for X Window System desktops. You can create, type, cut-and-paste, and save notes in any combination you like. Wnotes let you store notes and their window configurations using any database which accepts input from the Unix shell. It is compatible with most Linux and Unix desktops. The source code package includes sdb, a simple note database written as a bash script, and other examples of how to use Wnotes.

Release Notes: This release adds the ability to collapse notes and to save and restore the note's raised or lowered state as well as change it with a keystroke. This release also adds the ability change the gadget color with a mouse click, and contains many internal reliability improvements and bugfixes.

Tags: text, notepad, X, Desktop, notes

Licenses: GPL

webStraktor 1.0

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 3:20pm
webStraktor is a programmable World Wide Web data extraction client. It features a scripting language to facilitate the collection, extraction, and storage of information available on the Web, including images. The scripting language uses elements of regular expression and XPath syntax. The standard webStraktor output format is XML based, either in ASCII, UTF-8, or ISO-8859-1 (Latin1). It adheres to the Robots Exclusion Protocol and can be configured to operate anonymously by connecting through proxy servers. Exhaustive logging and tracing information are provided.

Release Notes: Initial Freecode announcement.

Tags: Java, HttpClient, spider, bot, crawler, Swing, http, XML

Licenses: GPL

Text Fiction 2.3

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 2:56pm
Text Fiction is a Z-Machine for playing text adventures (a.k.a. interactive fiction) on mobile devices.

Release Notes: This release adds a "Jason" theme.

Tags: Games, text adventure

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Java Algebra System 2.5.4821

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 2:29pm
The Java Algebra System (JAS) is an object oriented, type safe, multi-threaded approach to computer algebra. JAS provides a well designed software library using generic types for algebraic computations implemented in the Java programming language. The library can be used as any other Java software package, or it can be used interactively or interpreted through a Jython or JRuby front end. The focus at the moment is on commutative and solvable polynomials, power-series, multivariate polynomial factorization, Gröbner bases, and applications.

Release Notes: This release brings the solvable polynomial common divisor package edu.jas.fd in a partially usable condition. The definition of greatest common divisor has changed and left and right gcds are now distinguished. Various improvements were made and bugs were fixed. The GB class constructors with PairList parameters have been completed. There is a new parallel recursive polynomial Gröbner base computation. More cases are handled in the GBAlgorithmBuilder and GBFactory. The jython scripting GB now have selectable sig-based GB algorithms. Unit tests for the new algorithms are added.

Tags: Mathematics, Scientific/Engineering, algebra, education, Symbolic Computation

Licenses: GPL, LGPL

finit 1.9

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 2:21pm
Finit is a small SysV init replacement with process supervision similar to that of daemontools and runit. Its focus is on small and embedded GNU/Linux systems, although it is fully functional on standard server and desktop installations. Finit is fast because it starts services in parallel; it then supervises and automatically restarts them if they fail. This can be extended upon with custom callbacks for all services, hooks into the boot process, or plugins to extend the functionality and adapt Finit to your needs. Finit is not only fast, it’s arguably one of the easiest to get started with. A complete system can be booted with one simple configuration file.

Release Notes: This is a minor bug fix release, but with added support for include directives in .conf files.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Unix, Boot, Init, Init Daemon

Licenses: MIT/X, ISC

TreeFrog Framework 1.7.6

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 1:28pm
TreeFrog Framework is a high-speed and full-stack C++ framework for developing Web applications. It provides an O/R mapping system and template system on an MVC architecture, and aims to achieve high productivity through the policy of convention over configuration.

Release Notes: Some functions were added to the TAccessValidator class. StandardException was added. The sendmail command as a mail client was implemented. There are other bugfixes.

Release Tags: Bugfixes

Tags: High Performance, Software Development, Web, Internet, Dynamic Content, Libraries

Licenses: BSD Revised

OVAL Interpreter

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 1:27pm
The OVAL Interpreter is a freely available reference implementation that demonstrates the evaluation of OVAL definitions. Based on a set of definitions, the interpreter collects system information, evaluates it, and generates a detailed OVAL results file.

Release Notes: This minor update fixes a bug in importing directives and definition evaluation-id files, adds support for 64-bit RPMs, and addresses a number of bugs reported by the community.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: Security, Software Development, Interpreters

Licenses: BSD Revised

JPPF 4.1

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 12:48pm
JPPF makes it easy to parallelize computationally intensive tasks and execute them on a Grid.

Release Notes: This release brings node provisioning, customizable node connection strategies, dynamic connection pools, powerful configuration enhancements, and much more.

Release Tags: major features

Tags: GRID, grid computing, cloud, cloud computing, Java, Parallel processing, Parallel Computing, Distributed Computing, Open Source

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Disk ARchive 2.4.13

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 12:22pm
Dar is a shell command that makes backup of a directory tree and files. Its features include splitting archives over several files, DVD, CD, ZIP, or floppies, compression, full or differential backups, strong encryption, proper saving and restoration of hard links, extended attributes, file forks, Door inodes, and sparse files, remote backup using pipes and external commands (such as ssh), and rearrangement of the "slices" of an existing archive. It can run commands between slices, before and after saving some defined files or directories (for a proper database backup, for example), and quickly retrieve individual files from differential and full backups. Several external GUIs exist as alternatives to its CLI interface, like kdar, DarGUI, SaraB, etc.

Release Notes: This release fixes compilation issues under Mac OS X and other FreeBSD systems using clang as a C++ compiler, brings some new libdar API calls, adds support for backslashes in DCF files, and fixes several minor bugs in the code and documentation.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: Archiving, Compression, Packaging, Utilities, Security, Cryptography, backup, DVD, Disks, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPLv2

webon irforum-1.14

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 12:05pm
webon is a Web content management system. It provides an access log to check who has visited your site. It has a counter that lets anybody know the number of people who have visited your site.

Release Notes: This release adds a listPref function to the class file.

Licenses: GPL

TCPDF 6.0.067

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 11:52am
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 includes support for locking layers.

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

Licenses: LGPL

4MLinux 8.2 Multiboot Edition

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 11:48am
4MLinux is a miniature Linux distribution focusing on four capabilities: maintenance (by using it as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for example, for playing video DVDs), miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and mystery (meaning console games).

Release Notes: This release is distributed in the form of a multi-boot CD, which allows you to make network installations of the following systems: Debian 7.4, Fedora 20, Slackware 14.1, and Ubuntu 14.04. It is also possible to boot 4MLinux 8.2 Rescue Edition to prepare the installation of these systems (by performing data backup, disk partitioning, and the like).

Tags: Linux distribution, Live-CD, system, rescue, Console, Server, multimedia, Games - Linux, X windows

Licenses: GPLv3