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Why Can't I Connect? 1.8.1

Saturday 14th of June 2014 12:40:46 AM
"Why Can't I Connect?" makes it easier to resolve TCP/IP connection errors. Use it to diagnose connections to common server types and create generic clients and/or servers.

Release Notes: This release is primarily for Linux users. 32-bit and 64-bit RPMs and debs are now available.

Release Tags: 64 bit

Tags: Network Analysis, Communications

Licenses: GPLv3

nut 19.2

Friday 13th of June 2014 09:05:06 PM
nut is nutrition software to record what you eat and analyze your meals for nutrient composition. The database included is the latest USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. This database contains values for vitamins, minerals, fats, calories, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, etc., and includes the essential polyunsaturated fats, Omega-3 and Omega-6. Nutrient levels are expressed as a percentage of the Daily Value, the familiar standard of food labeling in the United States, but also can be fully customized. Foods can be added from recipes or food labels, and nutrient intake can be graphed. The program is completely menu-driven and there are no commands to learn.

Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in the long-term weight charts that ignored recent measurements, and adds two more nutrients to the automatic portion control feature.

Tags: Scientific/Engineering, Medical Science

Licenses: GPLv2 or later

TCPDF 6.0.084

Friday 13th of June 2014 07:19:42 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 fixes a bug related to the MultiCell autofit feature.

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

Licenses: LGPL

Bocfel 0.6.3.1

Friday 13th of June 2014 03:34:32 PM
Bocfel is an interpreter for the Z-machine, which means that it can be used to play Infocom games as well as other games based on the Z-machine. It is compliant with version 1.1 of the Z-Machine Standards Document for all Z-machine versions other than 6.

Release Notes: A potential use of uninitialized variable was fixed.

Tags: Games

Licenses: GPLv2, GPLv3

sg3_utils sg3_utils-1.39

Friday 13th of June 2014 03:04:46 PM
sg3_utils is a package of utilities for accessing devices that use SCSI command sets. Most utilities issue a single command and display the response, while some work at a slightly higher level. There are utilities for fetching INQUIRY data and VPD, mode, and log pages. There is support for modern SCSI transports such as SAS and FCP. The package is written for Linux and has been ported to FreeBSD, Solaris, Tru64, and Windows. There is an earlier version of this package for Linux 2.2 series kernels called sg_utils.

Release Notes: This release adds some ZBC support in the form of sg_rep_zones and sg_reset_wp. Many other cleanups, with some small extensions. It tracks changes made by www.t10.org since April 2014.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Licenses: GPL

pmcyg 2.0.1

Friday 13th of June 2014 02:26:20 PM
pmcyg is a tool for creating customized collections of Cygwin packages together with the Cygwin installer. This enables self-contained distributions to be created without having to mirror the entire set of Cygwin packages. For example, it can create a single CD-ROM or DVD from which a personalized version of Cygwin can be installed on machines not connected to the Web. A basic installer can be created in less than 25MB; a full set of Cygwin packages might fill a DVD-ROM; or a selection of packages can be constructed to suit your chosen installation medium. pmcyg will then download these and all their dependencies automatically. pmcyg can be used either as a command-line script or via a simple graphical interface.

Release Notes: Various legacy Python-2.x features were removed. Example package lists were updated to reflect the latest upstream Cygwin packages.

Tags: Cygwin, CDROM, Offline, installer

Licenses: GPLv3

DataNucleus AccessPlatform 4.0.0

Friday 13th of June 2014 12:41:56 PM
DataNucleus AccessPlatform is a standards-compliant Java persistence product. It is fully compliant with the JDO1, JDO2, JDO2.1, JDO2.2, JDO3, JPA1, JPA2 and JPA2.1 Java standards, and provides a REST API. It complies with the OGC Simple Feature Spec for persistence of geospatial Java types. It allows access to all popular RDBMS available today, together with the MongoDB, LDAP, NeoDatis, JSON, Excel/ODF spreadsheets, XML, BigTable, HBase, and Neo4j databases.

Release Notes: Support for multi-column type converters for MongoDB, Neo4j, and HBase was added. Column length control for UUID support was added for RDBMS. A bug was fixed in the L2 cache update procedure for a transaction rollback. HBase internal API usage was upgraded to support current versions of HBase. The generic table/column model used by other datastores was adopted for RDBMS support also. The Eclipse plugin was fixed. Assorted fixes and minor improvements were also made.

Release Tags: JDO, JPA, Persistence

Tags: Database, API, ORM, JDO, JPA, Persistence

Licenses: Apache 2.0

ClamTk 5.07

Friday 13th of June 2014 11:35:47 AM
ClamTk is a graphical frontend for Clam Antivirus. It is designed to be a lightweight, easy-to-use, point-and-click virus scanner.

Release Notes: This release contains minor fixes, clean-up, and numerous language file updates.

Licenses: Perl Artistic

Aspose.Cells for Java 8.1.0

Friday 13th of June 2014 10:47:23 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 release allows Java developers to restrict the API to use only one font location while rendering spreadsheets. It is now possible to export or prevent exporting of hidden worksheet contents when saving a worksheet to HTML, and to set the display option for empty cells inside the Pivot Table to any specified string. A couple of problems with rendering spreadsheets as PDF on Linux, exporting spreadsheets to HTML, print quality, and page setup were fixed.

Release Tags: Use one font location while rendering spreadsheets, set JVM arguments, Specifying TrueType Fonts Location, Exporting Hidden Worksheet Contents, Prevent Exporting Hidden Worksheet Contents, rendering spreadsheets as PDF on Linux

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

Paranoid TelnetD 0.4

Friday 13th of June 2014 10:40:50 AM
Paranoid TelnetD is written in straight C with few dependencies. It is intended for use with embedded or legacy devices (like the hand-scanners used in warehouses) that communicate via telnet. It features: 'telnet only' user accounts, separate from the system authentication (so only the specified usernames/passwords can login via telnet, and only via telnet); user, IP address, and MAC address whitelisting/blacklisting; chrooting with 'bind mounts' to allow access to certain directories under the chroot jail; and 'honeypot mode' in which all authentication fails and all events are logged at syslog 'crit' level.

Release Notes: The 'shell' entry in authentication files is now honored, so you can specify a per-user shell. Changes were made to support compilation in multilib environments. A ptsname crash in some environments was fixed.

Tags: Telnet, Server, telnetd, chroot

Licenses: GPLv3

Apache uimaFIT 2.1.0

Friday 13th of June 2014 08:50:25 AM
Apache uimaFIT provides Java annotations for describing UIMA components which can be used to directly describe the UIMA components in Java code without the need for traditional UIMA XML descriptors. This greatly simplifies refactoring a component definition (e.g., changing a configuration parameter name). It also makes it easy to instantiate UIMA components without using XML descriptor files by providing convenient factory methods. It is ideal for testing UIMA components because the component can be easily instantiated and invoked without requiring a descriptor file to be created first.

Release Notes: Bugs were fixed. Java 6 is now required, and UIMA Java SDK 2.6.0 is used.

Tags: UIMA, Java, Library, Testing, dependency injection

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Ganeti 2.11.2

Friday 13th of June 2014 08:03:26 AM
Ganeti is virtual server management software built on top of Xen, KVM, and other open source software. It has been designed to facilitate cluster management of virtual servers and to provide fast and simple recovery after physical failures using commodity hardware.

Release Notes: Bugfixes.

Release Tags: 2.11.2, Stable

Tags: Clustering/Distributed Networks, Emulators, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPLv2

Kigo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac 6.0.6

Friday 13th of June 2014 07:53:45 AM
Kigo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is a video converter and editor. It supports converting between popular video formats, including FLV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, MOV, AVI, M2TS, MPEG TS/TP (for HD Video), and M4V with good output quality and high conversion speed. It can also edit videos by clipping, splitting and merging videos, or adding special video effects.

Release Notes: nicovideo.jp videos are now supported (username and password are needed). Code related to ChmodBPF installation and the menu options were removed. A problem where there were no play images when editing effects on DVD files was fixed. youtube-dl was updated.

Release Tags: Video, DVD ripper, video editor, website video downloader, screen recorder

Tags: video converter, video editor

Licenses: Shareware

astGUIclient 2.9 RC 1

Friday 13th of June 2014 04:36:10 AM
astGUIclient is part of a suite of programs that are designed to interact with the Asterisk PBX Phone system at a client computer level to extend the functionality of your phone and system. The main GUI application, astGUIclient, is a set of PHP Web-based scripts utilizing Javascript and XMLHTTPRequest functions that work through a browser to give realtime information and functionality with nothing more than an Internet browser on the client computer. Another component included with the astGUIclient package is the VICIDIAL auto-dialer, a list dialer which can dial one-call-at-a-time or be put in auto-dial mode to act as a predictive dialer. It can function as an ACD for inbound calls or for Closer calls coming from VICIDIAL fronters, and allows for remote agents that may only have a phone.

Release Notes: Numerous security fixes (including secure passwords and failed login lockout), many bugfixes, new features, and better compatibility with future versions of PHP.

Release Tags: stable branch 2.9

Tags: Communications, Telephony

Licenses: AGPLv2

Query Interface 1.3.1

Friday 13th of June 2014 03:20:21 AM
Query Interface is a Wordpress plugin that allows you to run database queries in the admin panel.

Release Notes: UI fixes for displaying queries on front pages.

Tags: WordPress

Licenses: Proprietary

ChaosEsque Anthology 27

Thursday 12th of June 2014 10:53:00 PM
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: New sparring arenas were added: small dojo and forest. Commands for building, utilitool, and multi tool were extended. The ability to build upon other structures if set with a command was added. New things to build were added, including vaulting. Being shot in the head and somehow surviving causes temporary blindness. Captured and chained prisoners can be permanently blinded if a melee weapon is equipped and they are chained, which can only happen in certain jails and dungeons.

Release Tags: blind, Dojo, melee, building

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

Licenses: GPLv2, GPLv3, GPL

Wireshark 1.10.8

Thursday 12th of June 2014 10:47:38 PM
Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer, or "packet sniffer", that lets you capture and interactively browse the contents of network frames. It provides a commercial-quality packet analyzer for Unix, and the most useful packet analyzer on any platform.

Release Notes: A vulnerability in the frame metadissector has been fixed. Many other bugs have been fixed.

Release Tags: Securityfixes, Bugfixes

Tags: Networking, Monitoring

Licenses: GPLv2orlater

WiKID Two-Factor Authentication System Chrome software token 0.1

Thursday 12th of June 2014 09:36:42 PM
The WiKID Strong Authentication System is a highly scalable, secure, self-hosted two-factor authentication system. It is simple to implement and maintain, allows users to be validated automatically, requires no hardware tokens, has a simple API for application support (via Ruby, PHP, Java, COM, Python, etc.), supports multiple domains, and supports replication for fault tolerance and scalability. It also supports mutual /host and transaction authentication, wireless tokens only domains, locked tokens (to your PC), anti-keystroke logger keypad PIN entry, etc.

Release Notes: This initial release of the two-factor software token for Chrome syncs across all Chrome devices. Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS supported.

Release Tags: software token client

Tags: Security, Cryptography, Networking, two-factor authentication

Licenses: GPL, Other

Lernstick Exam Environment 2014-06-11

Thursday 12th of June 2014 08:27:34 PM
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 boot process is now simpler and faster. Support for older ("removable") USB flash drives was improved. Locking the KDE desktop plasma widgets now supports screen resolution changes. The integrated firewall now allows connections to localhost. Backups are now stored per default on a separate folder in the exchange partition. Screen locking, user switching and sleep mode are now disabled. Many software packages (Linux Kernel, LibreOffice, Iceweasel, GeoGebra, RStudio, VirtualBox, etc.) were upgraded.

Tags: Linux Distributions, Live DVD, education, exam

Licenses: GPL

Lernstick Personal Learning Environment 2014-06-11

Thursday 12th of June 2014 08:17:10 PM
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 boot process is now simpler and faster. Support for older ("removable") USB flash drives was improved. Locking the KDE desktop plasma widgets now supports screen resolution changes. Some programs (e.g. TigerJython) were added. Many software packages (Linux Kernel, LibreOffice, Iceweasel, GCompris, GeoGebra, Blender, RStudio, Ardour, VirtualBox, etc.) were upgraded. The offline version of Scratch was removed.

Tags: Live Linux education

Licenses: GPL + Classpath Exception

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