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SeaMonkey 2.26

Wednesday 11th of June 2014 08:55:49 AM
The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop an all-in-one Internet application suite. It contains an Internet browser, email and newsgroup client with an included Web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat, and Web development tools, and is sure to appeal to advanced users, Web developers, and corporate users. It uses much of the Mozilla source code powering such successful siblings as Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino, Sunbird, and Miro.

Release Notes: New features include a Gamepad API, CSS3 variables, Promises, "number" and "color" input fields in HTML forms, and the option not to strip signatures when replying to messages. There were also several fixes to stability issues.

Tags: Internet, Web, Browsers, Communications, Email, Email Clients (MUA), Usenet News, Software Development, Libraries, Application Frameworks, Chat, IRC, Text Processing, Markup, HTML/XHTML

Licenses: MPL, GPL, LGPL

OpenXava 5.0

Wednesday 11th of June 2014 08:16:10 AM
OpenXava is a framework to develop AJAX JavaEE/J2EE applications rapidly and easily. It allows you to define applications only with POJOs, JPA, and Java 5 annotations. It is feature rich and flexible. It generates JSR-168 portlet applications (Liferay, WebSphere Portal, Jetspeed, etc.).

Release Notes: This release has a new look and feel and includes module navigation, user login/logout (so you no longer need Liferay), inline editable collections (just like a spreadsheet), a new editor to attach files to your entity, and many more things.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements

Tags: Software Development, Code Generators

JAXX 2.8.7

Wednesday 11th of June 2014 07:46:22 AM
JAXX is a system that allows you to describe Swing user interfaces in XML and then generate them. It includes support for common user interface elements such as navigation trees.

Release Notes: This version fixes a bug where StatusMesagePanel did not take into account the showI18n, showClock, and showMemoryStatus properties.

Release Tags: minor bugfix

Tags: Software Development, User Interfaces, Code Generators

Licenses: LGPL

BakAndImgCD 9.0

Wednesday 11th of June 2014 07:03:21 AM
BakAndImgCD is a small Linux-based operating system which has been designed to perform the two tasks: data backup (with support for btrfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, FAT, HFS, HFS+, jfs, Minix, NTFS, ReiserFS, and XFS) and disk imaging (using Partimage, Partclone, and GNU ddrescue). The output files (archives and images) can be optionally compressed and sent to a remote FTP sever via Ethernet, WiFi, or dial-up. It is fully compatible with UNetbootin, which can be used to create an easy-to-use live USB.

Release Notes: This release is based on 4MLinux Backup Scripts 9.0.

Tags: Backup utility, disk imaging

Licenses: GPLv3

Monkey HTTP Daemon 1.5.1

Wednesday 11th of June 2014 05:38:05 AM
Monkey HTTP Daemon is a very fast and lightweight Web server for Linux. It uses a hybrid networking model based on asynchronous calls (event-driven) and fixed threads, which makes it scalable and capable of attending thousands of clients per second. It provides a powerful API for C and is ideal for embedded devices, thanks to its small core and plugin architecture.

Release Notes: This release fixed user switching when running as root and improved the Scheduler when facing over capacity load.

Tags: Internet, Web, HTTP Servers, Dynamic Content

Licenses: GPL

isort 3.8.2

Wednesday 11th of June 2014 12:57:11 AM
isort automatically sorts and sections Python imports. It can turn even the most messy import structure into nice clean sections without duplicates. It provides a command line utility, Python library, and Kate plugin for convenient use.

Release Notes: This release fixes how multiple import lines separated by semicolons are parsed.

Tags: Python, clean, refactor

Licenses: MIT

wcd 5.2.5

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 10:40:50 PM
WCD is a directory changer for DOS and Unix. Another NCD (Norton Change Directory) clone. This program jumps to a (sub)directory anywhere in the directory-tree. The directory to jump to can be given by only the first characters or an expression with wildcards.

Release Notes: New translations of user interface messages to Esperanto, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. The manual has been translated into Dutch, German, and Ukrainian. The code was cleaned up.

Release Tags: Stable, Minor feature enhancements, cleanup

Tags: Utilities

Licenses: GPL, Freeware

Parted Magic 2014_06_10

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 09:07:46 PM
The Parted Magic OS employs core programs from GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs including Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user. An extensive collection of fileystem tools are also included, and the following filesystems are supported: ext2, ext3, ext4, FAT16, FAT32, HFS, HFS+, JFS, Linux-swap, NTFS, ReiserRS, reiser4, and XFS. It loads completely to system memory and requires at least 256MB of RAM to operate.

Release Notes: GParted has been upgraded to version 0.19.0. The Linux kernel has been upgraded to 3.14.4. Firefox has been updated to 29.0.1. OpenSSL was upgared to 1.0.1h. The "Sleep" button in the secure erase program now automatically wakes the computer after 5 seconds. Most people will no longer have to tap the power button. Support for ATI video cards was improved. A few rare bugs in the Parted Magic Mount program were fixed. NTFS file systems that were improperly unmounted now mount. A problem on some machines where the window manager would crash the mount program when the window size was set to zero was fixed.

Release Tags: Stable

Licenses: GPL

CorneliOS 4.6r10

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 08:12:15 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 a large number of CIOS Community Homepage API enhancements, a large number of CIOS Publisher API enhancements, CIOS Community group manager bugfixes and enhancements, various CIOS ILS API user interface enhancements, as well as updated system images, language kits, and style sheets.

Tags: Internet, Information Management

Licenses: GPL

fio 2.1.10

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 07:26:40 PM
fio is an I/O tool meant to be used both for benchmark and stress/hardware verification. It has support for 19 different types of I/O engines (sync, mmap, libaio, posixaio, SG v3, splice, null, network, syslet, guasi, solarisaio, and more), I/O priorities (for newer Linux kernels), rate I/O, forked or threaded jobs, and much more. It can work on block devices as well as files. fio accepts job descriptions in a simple-to-understand text format. Several example job files are included. fio displays all sorts of I/O performance information, including complete IO latencies and percentiles. Fio is in wide use in many places, for both benchmarking, QA, and verification purposes. It supports Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OS X, OpenSolaris, AIX, HP-UX, Android, and Windows.

Release Notes: A sync engine fix for Windows, support for the Ceph rados block device and Gluster IO engine, improvements to the replay of iologs or blktrace files, support for ARM 64, improvements for S390, and parallellized writeout of IO logs, making that part much faster. There were lots of other bugfixes and improvements.

Tags: Benchmark, Filesystems

Licenses: GPLv2

Gnome Partition Editor 0.19.0

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 05:02:28 PM
Gnome Partition Editor is a graphical frontend to libparted. It supports creating, resizing, moving, and copying of partitions.

Release Notes: This release refactors a section of code to address random crash behavior, and makes partition information dialog viewable on 800x600 screens. Also included are other bugfixes and language translation updates.

Tags: Hardware

Licenses: GPL

Opendedup 2.0.1

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 04:26:08 PM
Opendedup is a deduplication-based filesystem and block device designed to provide inline deduplication and flexiblity for applications. It benefits services such as backup, archiving, NAS storage, and Virtual Machine primary and secondary storage, and can be deployed in both a stand alone and distributed, multi node configuration. Standalone, it provides inline deduplication, replication, and unlimited snapshot capabilities. In a multi-node configuration, it adds global intra-volume deduplication, block storage redundancy, and block storage expandability. and will store and share unique data blocks with other volumes within the cluster. These volumes can also specify a level of redundancy for data stored in the cluster.

Release Notes: This release fixed replication reporting of progress by bytes transferred, symlink issues when a file does not exist, symlink permissions, and a clustered DSE buffer size mismatch issue. The Guava library was upgraded to version 1.7.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: Linux, Compression, volume management, network attached storage, storage, Windows port, Windows support

Licenses: GPLv2

License4J 4.3.6

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 02:35:06 PM
License4J is a total solution for software product licensing. It provides Java libraries and GUI tools for generating and validating license keys, license text, and floating license files. It is designed to be easy to use and integrate in your application. A License Manager GUI is provided for generating and storing licenses, and a Floating License Server can host and serve created floating licenses. An Online.License4J System allows single or multiple license activations to be defined. It also supports license generation through HTTP post either from a payment processor or a custom script.

Release Notes: Main license table renderer performance was improved. Hardware ID value was added to the License Generation Settings window, so node-locked licenses can be auto generated with a HTTP POST request. License list, activation list, and online key usage list can be exported to an XLSX file for opening in Excel, OpenOffice, and LibreOffice. The file will only include enabled headers on the license table. Bugs were fixed. Third party libraries were updated.

Release Tags: license manager, licensing, software licensing

Tags: License management, software licensing, license manager

Licenses: Proprietary (free trial)

neoeedit r227

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 02:03:47 PM
neoeedit is a light but smart text editor for programmers. It's mainly written in Java.

Release Notes: Instead of using Swing's default fonts, you now can use custom Freetype fonts for better text rendering. Instead of using Java's ScriptEngineManager, which fails on some JRE/JDK versions, the Rhino JavaScript engine is now used as a plugin.

Release Tags: font rhino

Tags: text editor

Licenses: BSD Revised

Aspose.Slides for .NET 14.4.0

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 01:35:08 PM
Aspose.Slides is a .NET component to read, write, and modify a PowerPoint document without using MS PowerPoint. It supports files from PowerPoint versions from 97-2007 and all three PowerPoint formats: PPT, POT, and PPS. It lets you create, access, copy, clone, edit, and delete slides in your presentations. It can save PowerPoint slides into PDF format and also save presentations in SVG format, Streams or Images.

Release Notes: This new release introduces support for adding, inserting, and removing layout slides inside a presentation. It also returned support for setting relative image height and width for picture frames. Some noticeable improvements were made in SmartArt shapes support. Presentation rendering, slide cloning, chart rendering, accessing and saving presentations, setting SmartArt nodes and child nodes position, accessing the SmartArt node text frame, and several other enhancements are part of this new release.

Release Tags: .NET Presentation, Add layout slides in presentation, Remove layout slides in presentation, setting relative image height, Set relative image width and height, SmartArt rendering while exporting to PDF, better presentation rendering

Tags: Slide rendering, export PDF, .NET Client Profile Compatibility, Slide Comments in PPTX, Support for East Asian languages, PDF Support, Cloning the PPTX Slide

Licenses: Evaluation License, Developer Enterprise License, Developer OEM License, Site Enterprise License, Site OEM License

ZABBIX 2.2.4rc1

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 01:04:53 PM
ZABBIX is an enterprise-class distributed monitoring solution designed to monitor and track performance and availability of network servers, devices, and other IT resources. It supports distributed and Web-based monitoring, auto-discovery, real-time monitoring, SLA assurance, trending, and more.

Release Notes: This release candidate introduces significant performance improvements in the Web front-end along with important bugfixes.

Tags: Logging, Networking, Monitoring, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPL

Raccoon 2.0

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 10:12:48 AM
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 major rewrite features a new UI, automatic updates, and direct fetching of APKs.

Tags: Android, Play, Desktop

Licenses: Apache 2.0

BugHotel Reservation System 5.5.524

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 09:57:43 AM
BugHotel Reservation System is a hotel booking and accounting software package which uses the Internet to "network" your corporate office to each of your hotels. All data processing occurs at the Application Service Provider (ASP) data center. Income statements, reports, etc. may be customized.

Release Notes: This version added support for the PHP 5.4 repository.

Tags: Internet

YAWIK 0.13

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 09:17:22 AM
YAWIK offers a Web based solution for managing job applications. Jobs ads can be entered or pushed to the system. The sytem assigns application forms to job ads. Applicants and Recruiters can connect to YAWIK using social networks. Currently it is possible to integrate YAWIK into a corporate Web site by extending it with a module. It is intended to become a distributed system for connecting recruiters and applicants.

Release Notes: The installation routine was simplified. The system now tracks and displays the origin of applications. Applications can be filtered by job ad. LinkedIn profiles can be attached. Font Awesome was upgraded to version 4.1.

Release Tags: Unstable

Tags: HR, Job, PHP5, Zend

Licenses: GPLv3

Clonezilla live-testing 2.2.3-19

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 09:09:24 AM
Clonezilla is a partition or disk cloning tool similar to Symantec Ghost. It saves and restores only blocks in use on the hard drive if the file system is supported. For unsupported file systems, dd is used instead. It has been used to clone a 5 GB system to 40 clients in about 10 minutes.

Release Notes: The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Jun/09). The Linux kernel was updated to version 3.14.5-1, Syslinux was updated to 6.03-pre13, and clonezilla was updated to 3.10.21-drbl1.

Release Tags: Minor Bug fix and enhancements

Tags: Archiving, backup, Mirroring

Licenses: GPL

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