Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

FreshMeat

Syndicate content
Updated: 2 years 36 weeks ago

uranos 1.2244

Sunday 15th of June 2014 07:12:27 PM
uranos is a system that supports unattended installations of Linux and Windows. It supports kickstart, pressed, and autoyast on for Linux, and Windows 2000, XP, 2003, 2003R2, Vista, 7, 8, 2008, and 2012. It features inventory, software management, dhcp-ldap, dns-ldap, php-ssh, syslog-ng, rsyslog, switch management, LDAP browser, PXE manager, central cron management, and license management.

Release Notes: It is now possible to install uranos server through the sf.net site, completely automatically. A new module editor which uses the uses ACE editor was added. ACE can also be used by other textareas in uranos via a HOOK. The Status page for rsyslog was redesigned and now provides a summarized view of all logs and about each host. pChart was updated. It is now possible to delete superseded updates via scanwinupdates.

Release Tags: ACE BUG fixes

Tags: Database, API, Installation/Setup, Monitoring, Networking, LDAP, Software Distribution, Software Distribution Tools, Systems Administration

Disk ARchive 2.4.14

Sunday 15th of June 2014 07:06:25 PM
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 a bug in the cache layer, used to reduce context switches when using Dar over SSH. This cache layer could grow continuously, leading dar/libdar using up half of the RAM depending on the operating system. Some minor typos and display bugs have also been fixed, and the configure script was adapted to better integrate with FreeBSD systems.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

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

Licenses: GPLv2

P6Spy 2.1.0

Sunday 15th of June 2014 06:28:23 PM
P6Spy is an open source framework for applications to intercept and log database statements. The P6Spy distribution includes P6Log, which intercepts and logs the database statements of any application that uses JDBC. This application is particularly useful for developers to monitor the SQL statements produced by EJB servers, enabling the developer to write code that achieves maximum efficiency on the server. P6Spy is designed to be installed in minutes and requires no code changes.

Release Notes: P6ConnectionPoolDataSource was merged into P6DataSource. Bind variables set by name on a CallableStatement are now logged. setAppender() is now properly considered in logging. Glassfish XADataSources are now supported. Disabling of modules on reload was fixed. excludecategories now uses class Category rather than plain strings. Various other changes were made.

Tags: Software Development, Testing, Database

Licenses: Apache 2.0

DeleGate 9.9.9

Sunday 15th of June 2014 05:26:04 PM
DeleGate is a multi-purpose application level gateway or proxy server that mediates communication of various protocols, applying cache and conversion for mediated data, controlling access from clients, and routing toward servers. It translates protocols between clients and servers, converting between IPv4 and IPv6, applying SSL (TLS) to arbitrary protocols, merging several servers into a single server view with aliasing and filtering. It can be used as a simple origin server for some protocols (HTTP, FTP, and NNTP).

Release Notes: This release includes fixes and extensions, especially around SSL. Users of DeleGate as an HTTP proxy are strongly recommended to move to this version.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Firewalls, Internet, Security, Cryptography, Web, HTTP Servers, Networking, FTP, Proxy Servers

Licenses: Free for non-commercial use

etmTk 3.0.12

Sunday 15th of June 2014 04:28:25 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 bugfixes and code refactoring. All files now pass pep8 and pyflakes.

Release Tags: Bug fixes

Tags: Office/Business, Scheduling, Information Management, Calendar, Task Management, Alerting

Licenses: GPL v2 Or Later

jug 1.0.1

Sunday 15th of June 2014 04:18:40 PM
Jug is a task-based parallelism framework. Jug allows you to write code that is broken up into tasks and run different tasks on different processors. It uses the filesystem to communicate between processes and works correctly over NFS, so you can coordinate processes on different machines. Jug is a pure Python implementation and should work on any platform that can run Python.

Release Notes: This version fixes a bug in the file backend in Python 3 (Python 2.x is unaffected).

Release Tags: bugfix

Tags: Python, parallel programming, mapreduce, python3

Licenses: MIT

Delta Reporting 2.1

Sunday 15th of June 2014 12:58:17 PM
Delta Reporting is a central logging service for CFEngine. CFEngine promises and classes are stored in a central database and made available for advanced searches and reports via a modern Web interface and the command line.

Release Notes: A bug in final log loading was fixed.

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

Licenses: GPLv3

wxEphe 1.2

Sunday 15th of June 2014 11:08:48 AM
wxEphe displays astronomical ephemeris given a date, time, and observer location.

Release Notes: Many bugs were fixed, and a MS Windows binary is now provided.

Release Tags: major bug fixes

Tags: Science, Astronomy

Licenses: GPL

ApPHP MVC Framework 0.4.4

Sunday 15th of June 2014 10:23:00 AM
ApPHP MVC Framework implements the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern and principles, including separation of display, logic, and data layers. It provides an architecture, components, and tools for developers to build a complex Web applications faster and safer. It is designed to provide modern and rapid development of websites, Web applications, and Web services. Choosing ApPHP MVC Framework allows you to release your applications earlier, host and scale them without problems, and easily maintain them over time.

Release Notes: New features.

Tags: PHP, MVC Framework

Licenses: LGPL

Directy CMF 1.0.1

Sunday 15th of June 2014 10:20:44 AM
Directy CMF is a content management framework that provides basic functionality required for creating Web sites and publishing Web content. It makes it easy for developers to add CMS functionality to applications built with the ApPHP MVC framework. Key development principles for the provided set of bundles are modularity, usability, documentation, and intuitive coding. This framework is intended to be easily customizable, in terms of both the types of content used and the policies and services it provides. It allows to you extend the functionality of the base application with your own independent modules.

Release Notes: Initial release.

Tags: php cmf, php framework

Licenses: LGPL

MyNotex 1.3.0

Sunday 15th of June 2014 09:41:39 AM
MyNotex is software to take and to manage textual notes, even large numbers of them. Notes are gathered under different subjects and consist of a title, a date, a list of tags (keywords), and a free-length text which can be formatted (change font color, name, size, italic, bold, paragraph alignment, etc.); the software can manage bullets and numbered lists with automatic indentation. A single file produced by MyNotex contains multiple subjects and notes. Multiple attachments (files of any kind) can be associted with each note. You can search for notes by subject, by content, by tag (keyword), or by date. OpenOffice Writer files can be imported directly. Data can be exported as HTML that can be edited with a word processor like OpenOffice Writer. Finally, it is possible to synchronize two different MyNotex files.

Release Notes: This release added activity management, GPG encryption and decryption, options collected in a dedicated form, and many bugfixes.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Office, note-taking

Licenses: GPLv3

CompactBeans 0.8

Sunday 15th of June 2014 08:33:13 AM
CompactBeans is a separated-out implementation of the java.beans.Introspector and associated Descriptor classes, targeted at Java 1.8SE Compact Profile 1. The code is based on the openjdk source bundles. The aim is for API compatibility as much as possible. In the simplest case, a package import rename is all that is required.

Release Notes: This is the second public release. It is based on the openjdk7u60 source bundle. This release was built against JavaSE 8u5, with compact profile 1 as the target profile. It has had regression testing performed using the JavaBeans tests from the OpenJDK test suite, and has been tested successfully using a JavaSE compact profile 1 JRE on 32-bit x86 Debian Wheezy.

Tags: JavaSE embedded, compact profile, JavaBeans

Licenses: GPLv2 with classpath exception

4MLinux 9.0 Media Edition BETA

Sunday 15th of June 2014 06:03:02 AM
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 has a wide set of applications for playing media (MPlayer SVN-r37146 with SMPlayer and SMTube SVN-r6225, Qmmp 0.7.7, xine 1.2.5, TiMidity++ 2.14.0, MikMod 3.3.6), decoding/encoding (FFmpeg Git-2014-04-10, FLAC 1.3.0, GStreamer 0.10.36, LAME 3.99.5, MAD 0.15.2b, MEncoder SVN-r37146, VorbisTools 1.4.0, WavPack 4.70.0), recording (Audacity 2.0.5, SoX 14.4.1), and ripping media (cdparanoia III 10.2, cdrkit 1.1.11, dvd+rw-tools 7.1, DVD Shrink 3.2.0.15, and xorriso 1.3.6). Various image file formats can be edited with ImageMagick 6.8.9-2 and XPaint 2.9.10.2.

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

Licenses: GPLv3

Objeck Programming Language 3.3.2_1

Sunday 15th of June 2014 04:03:53 AM
The Objeck computer language is an object-oriented computing language with functional features that has ties with Java, C#, and Pascal. In this language, all data types are treated as objects. The language consists of a compiler and VM with an accompanying memory management and JIT compiler.

Release Notes: Bugfixes and minor feature enhancements. The "+=" String append operator now supports the following types: String, Byte, Char, Int, Float, and Bool. An issue with the debugger that caused the "continue" command to skip some breaks in loops was fixed. A parsing bug with the new unary "<>" or "!" operator was fixed.

Release Tags: Bug fixes

Tags: Virtual Machine, language, functional, Memory Management, Compilers

Licenses: BSD Revised

Jolokia 1.2.2

Saturday 14th of June 2014 06:05:08 PM
Jolokia is a fresh way of accessing JMX MBeans remotely. It is different from JSR-160 connectors, as it is an agent based approach that uses JSON over HTTP for its communication. It provides new features for JMX remoting: bulk requests allow for multiple JMX operations with a single remote server roundtrip, there is a fine-grained security mechanism for restricting JMX access on specific JMX operations, JSR-160 proxy mode, and history tracking, to name a few. Jolokia's origins are in jmx4perl. Client bindings in addition to Perl have already been added, and more are planned.

Release Notes: Bugs were fixed. Jolokia now also supports wildcard paths for selecting values from JMX attributes and JMX operations' return values.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: JMX, Java, jsr160, remote, JSON, http

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Distributed Multiplatform Framework 1.0.4.2-final

Saturday 14th of June 2014 05:40:57 PM
Distributed Multiplatform Framework is a component-based programming framework using XML (or currently a hardcoded variant) as the repository. The samples are implemented either in console or wxWidgets. This shows the independence of the GUI or UI.

Release Notes: This release added custom fields to be modeled but not as functional elements, and code for better SQLite logging. Initial error feedback and model validation was added. A new 'StsManagement' sample UML model was added. This application represents the database model the CAB DevExpress code generator utilizes for the STS authentication feature. It can be used to create the respective management application using the same template. Several bugs were fixed.

Release Tags: Stable Release, Major feature enhancements

Tags: Database, Front-Ends, Software Development, Libraries, Application Frameworks, Object Brokering, (DevExpress Codegenerator)

Licenses: LGPL

pyAggr3g470r 5.5

Saturday 14th of June 2014 01:09:33 PM
pyAggr3g470r is a news aggregator with a Web interface based on Flask. It can be deployed on Heroku or on a traditional server.

Release Notes: This release introduces a redesigned homepage which loads much faster and is easier to read. pyAggr3g470r can now be run by Apache. Adding a feed no longer requires a title and a site link.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements

Tags: RSS, Python, feedreader, aggregator, aggregate, news, news aggregator, heroku

Licenses: Affero GPL v3 or more recent

Raccoon 2.1

Saturday 14th of June 2014 12:44:14 PM
Raccoon is a Google Play desktop client that allows you to download Android APK files to your desktop PC and archive them there. This allows you to check out apps anonymously without Google knowing you installed them, install an app on a secondary device which does not have access to Google Play or is not officially supported by the app in question, revert to a previous version in case an update causes trouble, conserve bandwidth on mobile devices by maintaining a local cache from which to distribute the apps, or check the permissions of an app from your desktop PC.

Release Notes: This release added Java v1.6 support and the ability to download bought apps.

Tags: Android, Play, Desktop

Licenses: Apache 2.0

decotengu 0.12.0

Saturday 14th of June 2014 12:37:51 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 improves the first decompression stop validator.

Tags: dive, decompression

Licenses: GPLv3

aicwl 3.8

Saturday 14th of June 2014 09:29:57 AM
aicwl is an Ada library that is intended for designing high-quality industrial control widgets for Ada applications. The widgets are composed of transparent layers drawn by cairo. The widgets are fully scalable graphics. A time controlled refresh policy is supported for real-time and heavy-duty applications. The library supports caching graphical operations and stream I/O for serialization and deserialization. Ready-to-use gauge and meter widgets are provided as samples as well as an editor widget for WYSIWYG design of complex dashboards. The software is based on GtkAda and cairoada, the Ada bindings to GTK+ and cairo.

Release Notes: The library was adapted to GTK+ 3 and GtkAda 3.x. cairo functionality was switched to native GtkAda bindings.

Release Tags: major change, GTK+ 3

Tags: Ada, Graphics, Library, Visualization, GUI, Process Automation

Licenses: GM GPL

More in Tux Machines

Linux Kernel and Graphics

Security News

  • Windows 10 least secure of Windows versions: study
    Windows 10 was the least secure of of current Windows versions in 2016, with 46% more vulnerabilities than either Windows 8 or 8.1, according to an analysis of Microsoft's own security bulletins in 2016. Security firm Avecto said its research, titled "2016 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Study: Mitigating risk by removing user privileges", had also found that a vast majority of vulnerabilities found in Microsoft products could be mitigated by removing admin rights. The research found that, despite its claims to being the "most secure" of Microsoft's operating systems, Windows 10 had 395 vulnerabilities in 2016, while Windows 8 and 8.1 each had 265. The research also found that while 530 Microsoft vulnerabilities were reported — marginally up from the 524 reported in 2015 — and 189 given a critical rating, 94% could be mitigated by removing admin rights. This was up from 85% in 2015.
  • Windows 10 Creators Update can block Win32 apps if they’re not from the Store [Ed: By Microsoft Peter. People who put Vista 10 on a PC totally lose control of that PC; remember, the OS itself is malware, as per textbook definitions. With DRM and other antifeatures expect copyright enforcement on the desktop soon.]
    The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build doesn't add much in the way of features—it's mostly just bug fixes—but one small new feature has been spotted, and it could be contentious. Vitor Mikaelson noticed that the latest build lets you restrict the installation of applications built using the Win32 API.
  • Router assimilated into the Borg, sends 3TB in 24 hours
    "Well, f**k." Harsh language was appropriate under the circumstances. My router had just been hacked. Setting up a reliable home network has always been a challenge for me. I live in a cramped three-story house, and I don't like running cables. So my router's position is determined by the fiber modem in a corner on the bottom floor. Not long after we moved in, I realized that our old Airport Extreme was not delivering much signal to the attic, where two game-obsessed occupants fought for bandwidth. I tried all sorts of things. I extended the network. I used Ethernet-over-powerline connectors to deliver network access. I made a mystic circle and danced naked under the full moon. We lost neighbors, but we didn't gain a signal.
  • Purism's Librem 13 Coreboot Port Now "100%" Complete
    According to Purism's Youness Alaoui, their Coreboot port to the Librem 13 v1 laptop is now considered complete. The Librem 13 was long talked about having Coreboot over a proprietary BIOS while the initial models still had shipped with the conventional BIOS. Finally in 2017, they have now Coreboot at what they consider to be 100% complete for this Linux-friendly laptop.
  • The Librem 13 v1 coreboot port is now complete
    Here are the news you’ve been waiting for: the coreboot port for the Librem 13 v1 is 100% done! I fixed all of the remaining issues, it is now fully working and is stable, ready for others to enjoy. I fixed the instability problem with the M.2 SATA port, finished running all the tests to ensure coreboot is working correctly, fixed the headphone jack that was not working, made the boot prettier, and started investigating the Intel Management Engine issue.
  • Linux Update Fixes 11-Year-Old Flaw
    Andrey Konovalov, a security researcher at Google, found a use-after-free hole within Linux, CSO Online reported. This particular flaw is of interest because it appears to be situational. It only showed up in kernels built with a certain configuration option — CONFIG_IP_DCCP — enabled.

Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday. IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now. Read more

Tired of Windows and MAC computer systems? Linux may now be ready for prime time

Are you a bit tired of the same old options of salt and pepper, meaning having to choose only between the venerable Windows and MAC computer operating systems? Looking to branch out a bit, maybe take a walk on the wild side, learn some new things and save money? If so, the Linux operating system, which has been around for a long time and is used and loved by many hard-core techies and developers, may now be ready for prime time with the masses. Read more