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lftp 4.5.2

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 12:20:49 PM
lftp is a sophisticated command line based file transfer program. Supported protocols include FTP, HTTP, SFTP, and FISH. It has a multithreaded design allowing you to issue and execute multiple commands simultaneously or in the background. It also features mirroring capabilities and will reconnect and continue transfers in the event of a disconnection. Also, if you quit the program while transfers are still in progress, it will switch to nohup mode and finish the transfers in the background. Additional protocols supported: FTP over HTTP proxy, HTTPS and FTP over SSL, BitTorrent protocol. IPv6 is fully supported. There are lots of tunable parameters, including rate limitation, number of connections limitation and more.

Release Notes: This release fixed a coredump on startup when compiled with certain GCC versions, added a mkdir -q option for quiet operation, added glob --exist and --not-exist options, improved torrent status, and added piece availability statistics. Unconnectable torrent peers on trackerless torrents are removed.

Tags: Internet, FTP, http client, SFTP, Mirroring, Bittorrent, IPv6

Licenses: GPL

QuartzDesk 1.5.1

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 12:18:35 PM
QuartzDesk is a Java Quartz scheduler management and monitoring GUI/tool with many powerful and unique features. It is aimed at Java developers using the Quartz scheduler in their applications and system administrators/operations personnel looking after these applications.

Release Notes: This release fixes two JavaScript-related issues that may prevent the QuartzDesk GUI from loading in your browser. If you experienced this problem, please upgrade.

Release Tags: quartz, Quartz Scheduler, quartz scheduler gui, quartz scheduler manager

Tags: Quartz Scheduler, management, Monitoring, Web Application

Licenses: Evaluation, Commercial, Free but restricted

wro4j 1.7.6

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 12:11:26 PM
wro4j is a project that will help you to easily improve your Web application page loading time. It can help you to keep your static resources (JavaScript and CSS) well organized, merge and minify them at run-time (using a simple filter) or build-time (using a Maven plugin), and has several features you may find useful when dealing with Web resources.

Release Notes: This release contains mostly bugfixes and few upgrades of dependencies, including less4j, Ember.js, and Google Closure.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: Web, resource, management, Optimization, minimization

Licenses: Apache 2.0

PHP OAuth API 2014.06.19

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 11:45:02 AM
PHP OAuth API authorizes user access using the OAuth protocol. It abstracts OAuth 1.0, 1.0a, and 2.0 in the same class. It provides built-in support for popular OAuth servers: 37Signals, Amazon, Buffer, Bitbucket, Box.net, Dailymotion, Discogs, Disqus, Dropbox with OAuth 1.0 and 2.0, Etsy, Eventful, Facebook, Fitbit, Flickr, Foursquare, github, Google with OAuth 1.0a and OAuth 2.0, Instagram, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Rdio, Reddit, RightSignature, Salesforce, Scoop.it, StockTwits, SurveyMonkey, Tumblr, Twitter, VK, Withings, Xero, XING, and Yahoo!. Every other OAuth server is supported by setting an endpoint URLs and other parameters using specific class variables or an external JSON configuration file. The class can also send requests to an API using the previously-obtained OAuth access token. For servers which support offline access, the class can renew expired tokens automatically using refresh tokens.

Release Notes: This release adds support for refreshing expired OAuth 1.0 tokens. It also fixes the check for expired OAuth 2.0 tokens without a refresh token.

Tags: PHP, php classes, OAuth

Licenses: BSD Revised

any-dl 0.9.12

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 11:28:16 AM
any-dl is a generic video downloader tool that uses a domain specific language to describe how to download videos from each video site.

Release Notes: A new Unknown_parser exception was added. The code was cleaned and refactored, and indentation was corrected. There are now two CLI switches for verbosity: -v and -vv. A new -sep <string> was added for specificying the separator in output. Output was made more readable and error messages were enhanced. New "save_as" and "htmldecode" commands were added. Memory usage was optimized for bulk downloads. There were also new parsers and updates and enhancements for existing parsers.

Release Tags: get-save-optimization, two-verbosity-levels, save-as-command, htmldecode, line-number-correction

Tags: downloader, mediathek, Tool, generic, video downloader, Parser

Licenses: GPLv3

LPAR2RRD 4.05

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 09:54:11 AM
LPAR2RRD makes historical, future trends and nearly "realtime" CPU utilization graphs of LPARs and shared CPU usage of IBM Power servers. It collects complete physical and logical configuration of all servers/LPARs. It is agent-less (it gets everything from the HMC/SDMC or IVM). It supports all kinds of logical partitions (AIX/AS400/Linux/VIOS).

Release Notes: A new GUI, POWER8 support in CPU Workload Estimator, support for NMON data as a data source, and Custom Group enhancements.

Release Tags: Major, new GUI, nmon, POWER8

Tags: Systems Administration, Operating Systems, Monitoring, Software Development, Internet

Licenses: Freeware

GLPI 0.85-RC1

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 09:40:26 AM
GLPI (Gestion Libre de Parc Informatique) is an information resource manager with an administration interface. You can use it to build a database with an inventory for your company (computers, software, printers, etc.). It has functions to make the daily life of the administrators easier, including a job/request tracking system with mail notification and methods to build a database with basic information about your network topology. It provides a precise inventory of all the technical resources (all their characteristics are stored in a database) and management and history of the maintenance actions and the bound procedures. It is dynamic and is directly connected to the users, who can post requests to the technicians.

Release Notes: This version includes complete management of components (inventory of components with financial stock management), ITIL change management (requester, impact analysis, validation, link to tickets, problems, etc.), project management (tasks, link to contracts and changes, Gantt diagrams), a new right matrix (increased atomicity), import, export, and duplication rules, improved import emails (removal of the signature and the previous posts before importation), maintenance mode, log rotation, and more.

Tags: Systems Administration, Information Management, Issue Tracking

Licenses: GPLv2

ObjectiveSync 0.1.2

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 08:08:08 AM
ObjectiveSync is a thin JDBC object persistence library. If features querying done in SQL, centralized object marshaling and unmarshaling where each object should know how to sync itself and its descendants, a single syntax for inserting and updating, Ruby-like objectivized JDBC fetching with exception handling, user-definable deep fetching and updating (almost Hibernate-like), batch API to avoid round-trips when submitting multiple queries, stats collection, and more.

Release Notes: Initial public release.

Release Tags: Major, Alpha

Tags: jdbc, Java, Database development

Licenses: LGPL

PDF Split and Merge 2.2.3

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 07:58:26 AM
PDF Split and Merge (pdfsam) is an easy-to-use tool that provides functions to split and merge PDF files or subsections of them.

Release Notes: The library used to convert PDF documents to images was upgraded. Password protected documents are now read using the iText "unethical read" feature.

Release Tags: Feature Enhancements

Tags: Utilities, Office/Business, PDF

Licenses: GPLv2

QueueMetrics 14.06

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 07:53:00 AM
QueueMetrics is a queue log analyzer that measures a number of metrics of queue and agent activity for the Asterisk PBX. It offers detailed reports, real-time panels, and start pages for agents. It also drives a wallboard and has an XML-RPC data interface.

Release Notes: The major changes implemented in this release are a complete QueueMetrics layout restyle, a new Icon Agent Page, an integrated WebRTC soft phone, new JSON APIs for configuration and reporting, and a new, easier to use IVR tracking mode.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements

Tags: Communications, Telephony

DBeauty 2.1.2

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 07:47:08 AM
DBeauty is a relationship-oriented database browser. It provides insight into both the data and the interrelation of the rows, and allows you to navigate bidirectionally through the database by following foreign-key-based or user-defined relationships.

Release Notes: An incompatibility with Java 8 was fixed.

Tags: SQL, browser, Frontend, Database

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Performance Co-Pilot 3.9.5

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 07:34:35 AM
Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) is a framework and set of services for supporting system-level performance monitoring and performance management. It provides a unifying abstraction for all of the interesting performance data in a system, and allows client applications to easily retrieve and process any subset of that data using a single API. A client-server architecture allows multiple clients to monitor the same host, and a single client to monitor multiple hosts. Archive logging and replay are integrated so that a client application can use the same API to process real-time data from a host or historical data from an archive.

Release Notes: This release fixed bugs and added support for active probing to find remote PCP services, several Python API extensions, and a number of new kernel metrics.

Tags: Internet, Web, Site Management, Log Analysis, Software Development, Libraries, Benchmark, Logging, Monitoring, Networking, Systems Administration, Perfomance Analysis

Licenses: GPL v2 Or Later, LGPL v2.1+

DBeaver 2.4.2

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 06:40:13 AM
DBeaver is a universal database manager and SQL Client. It supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, DB2, MSSQL, Sybase, Mimer, HSQLDB, SQLite, Derby, and any database that has a JDBC driver. It is a GUI program that allows you to view the structure of a database, execute SQL queries and scripts, browse and export table data, handle BLOB/CLOB values, modify database meta objects, etc. It has a native UI (provided by the Eclipse SWT library), great performance, and relatively low memory consumption.

Release Notes: DBeaver was migrated to Java 7. The database selection toolbar was fixed. Auto-completion was improved. DDL generation was fixed (Vertica and Sybase). There were also minor UI bugfixes.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: Database, SQL, Frontend, MySQL, Oracle, postgresql, DB2, ERD, SQLite, Informix, MSSQL, WMI

Licenses: GPL

Possum 0.5.1

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 06:01:17 AM
Possum is a point of sales (POS) system for restaurants, bars, and brasseries. It is intended for use with a ticket printer and a touch screen. It can be used to provide billing and presents different statistics such as sales, VAT amount, total payments by payment type, settings, average ticket per table, etc. These statistics are calculated per day and per month. It can also manage music playlists.

Release Notes: A full translation to French and English.

Tags: Office/Business, Point-Of-Sale

Licenses: GPLv3

xterm Patch #307

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 12:39:38 AM
The xterm program is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102/VT220 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can't use the window system directly. If the underlying operating system supports terminal resizing capabilities (for example, the SIGWINCH signal in systems derived from 4.3bsd), xterm will use the facilities to notify programs running in the window whenever it is resized.

Release Notes: This release fixes several display issues remaining from the changes to support italics.

Release Tags: bug fix release

Tags: Desktop Environment, Terminals, Terminal Emulators/X Terminals

Licenses: MIT/X

EFL pre 3.6.0

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 11:14:41 PM
EFL makes CFEngine easy by editing data files and not complex CFEngine policy.

Release Notes: The efl_class_retrunszero bundle now uses json input. The csvtojson utility was improved.

Tags: CFEngine, Configuration Management, System Administration, devops

Licenses: GPLv3

OpenSimulator 0.8

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 10:36:45 PM
OpenSimulator is a multi-platform, multi-user 3D distributed virtual environment platform. Out of the box, it can be used to simulate virtual environments similar to that of Second Life. These can be used as social virtual worlds or for specific applications such as education, training, and visualization. Access is via the regular Second Life open-source viewer or via third-party clients. There are a number of private and public deployments of OpenSimulator, including OSgrid, which has over 8000 regions hosted by independent individuals and organizations spread over the Internet.

Release Notes: The default physics engine is now Bullet rather than ODE. Variable-sized regions are now supported. There were also many other changes and bugfixes.

Tags: Virtual environment, virtual world, immersive environment, Second Life

Licenses: BSD Revised

4DIAC 1.5.3

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 08:59:40 PM
4DIAC is a framework for distributed industrial automation and control. It aims to provide an open, IEC-61499-compliant basis that lets the user establish a distributed industrial automation and control environment based on the targets' portability, configurability, and interoperability.

Release Notes: This is a maintenance release for 4DIAC-IDE 1.5 and the second maintenance release for FORTE 1.5, providing a set of bugfixes for both.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: IEC 61499, Embedded Systems, distributed control, real-time, control engineering tools

Licenses: EPL

sysstat 11.0.0

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 08:26:48 PM
The sysstat package contains the sar, sadf, iostat, nfsiostat, cifsiostat, mpstat, and pidstat commands for Linux. The sar command collects and reports system activity information. The statistics reported by sar concern I/O transfer rates, paging activity, process-related activites, interrupts, network activity, memory and swap space utilization, CPU utilization, kernel activities, and TTY statistics, among others. The sadf command may be used to display data collected by sar in various formats. The iostat command reports CPU statistics and I/O statistics for tty devices and disks. The pidstat command reports statistics for Linux processes. The mpstat command reports global and per-processor statistics. The nfsiostat command reports I/O statistics for network filesystems. The cifsiostat command reports I/O statistics for CIFS filesystems.

Release Notes: The pidstat command can now display task scheduling priority and policy information. Pidstat can also filter processes by name. The standard system activity daily data files may now be named "saYYYYMMDD" instead of "saDD" using sar's and sadc's option -D, and they can be located in a directory which can be different from the standard /var/log/sa place.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements

Tags: Monitoring, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPL

gsecraif Alpha-02

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 08:15:20 PM
Gsecraif is a tool for splitting and recombining files in a secure manner. It addresses two aspects of security: protecting against data loss and guarding against unauthorised access. It splits a file into three or more equal sized parts (component files), up to a maximum of 255. The utility can recover the original file even if one of the component files is lost. It uses XOR (RAID 5) technology. None of the component files contain any data from the original file. It can split any kind of file and uses no encryption.

Release Notes: Initial Freecode announcement

Tags: file splitter, split, merge

Licenses: GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPLv3)

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today's leftovers

Software: GIMP, VLC, Cryptsetup, Caprine, KWin and NetworkManager

  • GIMP 2.9.8 Open-Source Image Editor Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing
    GIMP 2.9.8, a development version towards the major GIMP 2.10 release, was announced by developer Alexandre Prokoudine for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released
    Newly released GIMP 2.9.8 introduces on-canvas gradient editing and various enhancements while focusing on bugfixing and stability. For a complete list of changes please see NEWS.
  • It Looks Like VLC 3.0 Will Finally Be Released Soon
    VLC 3.0 is something we've been looking forward to for years and it's looking like that big multimedia player update could be released very soon. Thanks to Phoronix reader Fran for pointing out that VLC 3.0 release candidates have begun to not much attention. VLC 3.0 RC1 was tagged at the end of November and then on Tuesday marked VLC 3.0 RC2 being tagged, but without any official release announcements.
  • cryptsetup 2.0.0
  • Cryptsetup 2.0 Released With LUKS2 Format Support
    A new major release is available of Cryptsetup, the user-space utility for dealing with the DMCrypt kernel module for setting up encrypted disk volumes. Cryptsetup 2.0.0 is notable in that it introduces support for the new on-disk LUKS2 format but still retaining support for LUKS(1). The LUKS2 format is security hardened to a greater extent, more extensible than LUKS, supports in-place upgrading from LUKS, and other changes.
  • Caprine – An Unofficial Elegant Facebook Messenger Desktop App
    There is no doubt Facebook is one of the most popular and dynamic social network platform in the modern Internet era. It has revolutionized technology, social networking, and the future of how we live and interact. With Facebook, We can connect, communicate with one another, instantly share our memories, photos, files and even money to anyone, anywhere in the world. Even though Facebook has its own official messenger, some tech enthusiasts and developers are developing alternative and feature-rich apps to communicate with your buddies. The one we are going to discuss today is Caprine. It is a free, elegant, open source, and unofficial Facebook messenger desktop app built with Electron framework.
  • KWin On Wayland Without X11 Support Can Startup So Fast It Causes Problems
    It turns out that if firing up KDE's KWin Wayland compositor without XWayland support, it can start up so fast that it causes problems. Without XWayland for providing legacy X11 support to KDE Wayland clients, the KWin compositor fires up so fast that it can cause a crash in their Wayland integration as KWin's internal connection isn't even established... Yep, Wayland compositors are much leaner and cleaner than the aging X Server code-base that dates back 30+ years, granted most of the XWayland code is much newer than that.
  • NetworkManager Picks Up Support For Intel's IWD WiFi Daemon & Meson Build System
    NetworkManager now has support for Intel's lean "IWD" WiFi daemon. IWD is a lightweight daemon for managing WiFi devices via a D-Bus interface and has been in development since 2013 (but was only made public in 2016) and just depends upon GCC / Glibc / ELL (Embedded Linux Library).

Linux Foundation: Servers, Kubernetes and OpenContrail

  • Many cloud-native hands try to make light work of Kubernetes
    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, home of the Kubernetes open-source community, grew wildly this year. It welcomed membership from industry giants like Amazon Web Services Inc. and broke attendance records at last week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference in Austin, Texas. This is all happy news for Kubernetes — the favored platform for orchestrating containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications). The technology needs all the untangling, simplifying fingers it can get. This is also why most in the community are happy to tamp down their competitive instincts to chip away at common difficulties. “You kind of have to,” said Michelle Noorali (pictured), senior software engineer at Microsoft and co-chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America & Europe 2017. “These problems are really hard.”
  • Leveraging NFV and SDN for network slicing
    Network slicing is poised to play a pivotal role in the enablement of 5G. The technology allows operators to run multiple virtual networks on top of a single, physical infrastructure. With 5G commercialization set for 2020, many are wondering to what extend network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help move network slicing forward.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail's SDN codebase to Linux Foundation
    Juniper Networks has announced its intent to move the codebase for OpenContrail, an open-source network virtualisation platform for the cloud, to the Linux Foundation. OpenContrail provides both software-defined networking (SDN) and security features and has been deployed by various organisations, including cloud providers, telecom operators and enterprises to simplify operational complexities and automate workload management across diverse cloud environments.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail’s codebase to Linux Foundation, advances cloud approach
    Juniper Networks plans to move the codebase for its OpenContrail open-source network virtualization platform for the cloud to the Linux Foundation, broadening its efforts to drive more software innovations into the broader IT and service provider community. The vendor is hardly a novice in developing open source platforms. In 2013, Juniper released its Contrail products as open sourced and built a user and developer community around the project. To drive its next growth phase, Juniper expanded the project’s governance, creating an even more open, community-led effort.
  • 3 Essential Questions to Ask at Your Next Tech Interview
    The annual Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and The Linux Foundation reveals a lot about prospects for open source professionals and hiring activity in the year ahead. In this year’s report, 86 percent of tech professionals said that knowing open source has advanced their careers. Yet what happens with all that experience when it comes time for advancing within their own organization or applying for a new roles elsewhere?