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pride r223

Monday 16th of June 2014 03:43:31 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: A bug in Flashcard cluster injection was fixed. The PRAFileHandler class was updated.

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

Licenses: GPL

Pen 0.23.0

Monday 16th of June 2014 02:01:32 PM
Pen is a load balancer for "simple" TCP-based protocols such as HTTP or SMTP. It allows several servers to appear as one to the outside. It automatically detects servers that are down and distributes clients among the available servers. This gives high availability and scalable performance.

Release Notes: This release adds IPv6 support for backend servers as well as the listening socket. Protocols can be mixed and matched among IPv4, IPv6, and Unix domain sockets. GeoIP support was also updated for IPv6.

Tags: Internet, Web, Clustering/Distributed Networks, Networking

Licenses: GPL

n2048 0.1

Monday 16th of June 2014 12:28:49 PM
n2048 is a console-based game based on the highly addictive sliding puzzle 2048. Slide the tiles together to combine them, until you reach the highest one.

Release Notes: This is the initial release. The animations are still a bit crude, but the game is playable.

Release Tags: Initial beta release

Tags: sliding, puzzle, Game, ncurses, Console, C

Licenses: BSD Original, BSD Revised

Aspose.Cells for Android 8.1.0

Monday 16th of June 2014 08:10:16 AM
Aspose.Cells for Android is a MS Excel spreadsheet component that allows programmer to develop Android applications for reading, writing, and manipulating Excel spreadsheets (XLS, XLSX, XLSM, SpreadsheetML, CSV, tab delimited) and HTML file formats without needing to rely on Microsoft Excel. It supports a robust formula calculation engine, pivot tables, VBA, workbook encryption, named ranges, custom charts, spreadsheet formatting, drawing objects like images, OLE objects, importing or creating charts, auto-filters, and page breaks through the product API, and much more.

Release Notes: Developers can now choose whether or not to render hidden worksheets. Get/set methods were exposed for the DisplayNullString and NullString properties in the PivotTable. These properties are used to set the display option for the empty cells inside a pivot table to any specified string. Several important issues were fixed in rendering and manipulating charts and converting Microsoft Excel to PDF and HTML formats.

Release Tags: Exporting Hidden Worksheet to HTML, Prevent Exporting Hidden Worksheet Contents, Specifying TrueType Fonts Location, spreadsheets to PDF conversion, set display option for empty cells in PivotTable, hidden worksheet to HTML rendering

Tags: Android Excel, Android Excel API, Android Excel component, mobile programming, mobile apps development, programming for android, android read excel, Spreadsheet component, Android XLS, android spreadsheet, Android XLSX, Android xlsm

Licenses: Developer Small Business, Developer OEM License, Site Small Business, Site OEM License

XWiki 6.1 Milestone 2

Monday 16th of June 2014 07:29:27 AM
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 milestone contains a new mail API and module to replace the old mailsender plugin, Flamingo skin and Extension Manager improvements, and various performances improvements and bugfixes.

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

Licenses: LGPL 2.1

DerMixD 2.0.0

Monday 16th of June 2014 06:29:28 AM
DerMixD is an audio mixing and network-listening daemon that is similar to mixplayd but quite different in its implementation. It supports the playing of music files on a run-time configurable number of input channels, mixing them together and producing output on a run-time configurable number of output channels. It is controlled over a TCP socket and supports scripting, gapless playing of tracks, including filtering of null samples from padding, use of mpg123's equalizer, flexible input/output connection, changing playback speed, and more.

Release Notes: This release features internal cleanups and a streamlined client API. Audio input now happens via libraries rather than pipes from/to a decoder. Effects are now supported.

Tags: multimedia, Sound/Audio, Players, MP3

Licenses: GPL

cego 2.20.10

Monday 16th of June 2014 06:05:56 AM
Cego implements a relational and transactional database system with support for the SQL query language. The current release contains the most common database features for basic table manipulation and data retrieval. Indexes, foreign keys, views, and stored procedures are also implemented. Future releases (2.0 and above) will support a multi-node database concept with log file shipping for an automatic database application failover.

Release Notes: Small improvements for role management.

Tags: Database, Front-Ends, Database Engines/Servers

Licenses: GPL

GoAccess 0.8.1

Monday 16th of June 2014 04:07:06 AM
GoAccess is a real-time Web log analyzer and interactive viewer for almost every Web server. It runs in a terminal and provides fast and valuable HTTP statistics for system administrators that require log monitoring and visual reports on the fly. GoAccess can monitor unique visitors, browsers, spiders, OS, hosts and IP geolocation, keyphrases, referring sites, status codes, etc. It has support for IPv6 and it parses nearly any Web log format.

Release Notes: This minor release provides improvements such as the ability to add and remove static files by extension through the configuration file or the command line. It also fixes issues with URLs not being properly encoded in various outputs.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Log Analysis, Apache, Systems Administration, Monitoring, Internet

Licenses: GPLv2

XOWA 1.6.3

Monday 16th of June 2014 02:58:50 AM
XOWA is a desktop application that can read and edit English Wikipedia offline. It displays articles in an HTML browser, and can download images on demand. It can also be used for Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikiquote, and the non-English counterparts.

Release Notes: This release includes options for collapsible elements, tidy-related enhancements, images for Italian (update) and Indonesian (new) wikis, as well as other minor changes.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: Wikipedia, Java

Licenses: AGPLv3

KeyBox 2.11.05

Monday 16th of June 2014 01:52:27 AM
KeyBox is a Web-based SSH console for executing commands and managing multiple systems simultaneously. It allows you to share terminal commands and upload files to all your systems. Once the sessions have been opened you can select a single system or any combination on which to run your commands. Also, additional system administrators can be added and their terminal sessions and history can be audited.

Release Notes: This release addresses CPU overutilization in open SSH sessions and simplifies how custom SSH keys are defined. The project dependencies were updated.

Tags: SSH, ssh-keygen, Public Key, shell script, Java EE, management, terminal, Web-based

Licenses: Apache 2.0

EC2Box 0.11.05

Monday 16th of June 2014 01:50:24 AM
EC2Box is a Web-based tool that allows EC2 users to open multiple shells, execute shared commands, upload files, and store connection info for EC2 instances running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Release Notes: This release addresses CPU overutilization in open SSH sessions and simplifies how custom SSH keys are defined. The project dependencies were updated.

Tags: EC2, AWS, cloud computing, cloud, SSH, terminal, shell, amazon web services, Amazon, Linux, Secure Shell

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Chamilo 1.9.8

Monday 16th of June 2014 01:35:25 AM
Chamilo is an e-learning and collaboration platform. Chamilo is currently used by more than 7,000,000 students around the world. Governments, private companies, public and private universities, and NGOs use the Chamilo software suite to manage activities from simple live training to full distant learning, certification, and staff selection.

Release Notes: This version comes with 22 new features, 31 improvements, and 396 bug fixes. Upgrading to this version as soon as possible is recommended. New features include a BuyCourses plugin for selling courses through PayPal from inside your portal, an OpenMeetings plugin for video conferencing, and a new support ticket system integrated as a plugin.

Tags: SCORM, e-learning, lms, lcms

Licenses: GPLv3

j661 1.3 Beta 1

Sunday 15th of June 2014 10:32:04 PM
The j661 project provides a generic CDS (or ARINC 661 Server) in order to facilitate the understanding of the ARINC 661 standard, prototype ARINC 661 concepts and architectures, and facilitate the reuse of ARINC 661 specifications and artefacts between projects. The CDS architecture is designed to allow defining the Server behavior to be easily modified or extended. This is achieved by a modular plug-in architecture, allowing customization at runtime without changing anything in the Server core itself.

Release Notes: Numerous editor fixes and improvements when using JavaFX. Network parameters were added for configuring Layers activation and requests in the Server. Pictures, Graphics, and Network configuration were replaced with a schema. Widget positioning precision in JavaFX was improved.

Release Tags: Major

Tags: ARINC661, Java, ARINC

Licenses: GPLv2

BuildBot 0.8.9

Sunday 15th of June 2014 10:00:25 PM
The BuildBot is a system to automate the compile/test cycle required by most software projects to validate code changes. It builds and tests the tree each time a change is committed, providing status updates through a Web page or other protocols.

Release Notes: This is a feature packed release with improvements across the board. New features include integration with GitHub commit status notifications and BitBucket pull request building. The WebStatus dashboard can now auto-scroll stdout output.

Tags: Software Development, Build Tools, Quality Assurance, Version Control, Libraries, Python Modules, Testing

Licenses: GPL

SDL2_gfx 1.0.1

Sunday 15th of June 2014 09:50:12 PM
SDL2_gfx is a library containing 20+ graphics primitives (line, box, circle, polygon, etc.) for SDL2.

Release Notes: Various minor and major fixes to drawing algorithms, updated VisualStudio project files, updated test programs, use of the SDLTest library for tests, and pkg-config support.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: Library, SDL2

Licenses: zlib

libusb 1.0.19

Sunday 15th of June 2014 09:37:10 PM
libusb is a C library which provides generic access to USB devices. It supports Linux, OS X, Windows, Windows CE, Android, and OpenBSD/NetBSD.

Release Notes: This version adds support for USB bulk streams on Linux and OS X and fixes the reporting of USB 3.0 speeds on Windows 8 or later. It also adds additional AMD and Intel USB 3.0 root hubs support for Windows. A Russian translation for libusb_strerror strings was added, as well as many other minor fixes and cleanups.

Tags: Software Development, Hardware, USB, Library

Licenses: LGPL v2.1+

Packet Peeper 2014.06.15

Sunday 15th of June 2014 09:20:41 PM
Packet Peeper is a network protocol analyzer (or "packet sniffer"). Its features include TCP stream reassembly, privilege separation, simultaneous capture sessions, filters, Python plugins, and support for pcap capture files.

Release Notes: This release adds support for RVI/PkTap interfaces (to allow capture from iPhones connected via USB), crash reporting (using Google BreakPad), and bugfixes.

Tags: Monitoring, Networking

Licenses: GPLv2

Conseptizer 2558c

Sunday 15th of June 2014 08:25:09 PM
Conseptizer is two things: 1. a closure(-mimic) / higher-order programming and dynamic typing library for the C programming language, 2. a very dynamic programming language that provides expressiveness through simplicity and offers powerful features that cannot be found in mainstream languages today. Each of these two aspects can be useful on their own, but the combination and tight integration in Conseptizer means: if at some point your runtime performance requirements are not fulfilled by the dynamic language, it is very easy to migrate parts of your program code to C.

Release Notes: This release adds a powerful macro system to the language, improves debugging facilities in the library, and includes many cleanups.

Tags: closures, hop, C, dynamic typing, programming language

Licenses: ISC

Adventure-(PHP-)Framework 2.1 (stable)

Sunday 15th of June 2014 08:06:19 PM
The adventure PHP framework (APF) is a utility to implement object oriented and generic PHP Web applications. It allows the developer to create programs in compliance with approved software design patterns, and the code base already has answers to many everyday problems. The framework cannot be described as an application that only has to be configured, but rather as a technical basis and design guide for the design of software. Further, it introduced many concepts and efficiency tools already well known in the Java community.

Release Notes: This release implemented an extended templating syntax offering a shorthand notation for place holders. This saves typing and integrates better with the IDE. Notation for accessing objects from a DOM node has been added. The front controller and LinkScheme implementations delivered have been improved to be able to define shorter and more user friendly URLs. There were also enhancements to performance, error handling, and security.

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, php classes, Application Frameworks

Licenses: GPLv3, LGPL

Seed7 2014-06-15

Sunday 15th of June 2014 07:52:19 PM
Seed7 is a general purpose programming language. It is a higher level language compared to Ada, C++, and Java. In Seed7, new statements and operators can be declared easily. Functions with type results and type parameters are more elegant than a template or generics concept. Object orientation is used when it brings advantages and not in places when other solutions are more obvious. Although Seed7 contains several concepts of other programming languages, it is generally not considered as a direct descendant of any other programming language.

Release Notes: A new removeTree function, which removes a directory tree, was introduced in osfiles.s7i. Checks for hash tables with character keys have been added to chkhsh.sd7. The "chkcmd.sd7" test program has been added. It checks functions that copy, move, and remove files. Under Windows, the cmdRemoveFile and cmdRemoveTree functions now rename a file before it is removed. When renaming fails, the directory is left intact. The self extracting Seed7 package for Windows has been improved to use GCC version 4.8.1 instead of 4.5.0. The make7 target has been added to the makefiles.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Software Development, Interpreters, Compilers

Licenses: GPL, LGPL

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