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Python-SIP 4.16.1

Monday 9th of June 2014 11:35:08 AM
SIP is a tool to generate C++ interface code for Python. It is similar to SWIG, but uses a different interface format. It was used to build PyQt and PyKDE, and has support for the Qt signal/slot mechanism.

Release Notes: This release fixed some minor regressions.

Tags: Software Development, Code Generators

Licenses: Python

Tomb 1.5.3

Monday 9th of June 2014 11:11:35 AM
Tomb is a system to make strong encryption easy for everyday use. A tomb is like a locked folder that can be safely transported and hidden in a filesystem. Its keys can be kept separate; for example, you can keep the tomb on your computer and its key on a USB stick. Tomb is written in code that is easy to review and links shared components: it consists of a ZShell script and desktop integration apps; it uses standard GNU tools and the cryptographic API of the Linux kernel (dm-crypt) via cryptsetup.

Release Notes: This release includes various usability fixes and documentation updates. Password changing and key changing procedures have been refactored, and scripted use has been tested against a few new wrappers being developed. A .pot strings file is made available for translators.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: crypto, LUKS, AES, tray icon, commandline

Licenses: GPLv3

Firejail 0.9.6

Monday 9th of June 2014 10:47:03 AM
Firejail is a SUID sandbox program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using Linux namespaces. It currently implements hostname, filesystem, PID, IPC, and networking stack isolation, and it runs on any recent Linux system. It includes a sandbox profile for Mozilla Firefox. Firejail also expands the restricted shell facility found in bash by adding Linux namespace support. It supports sandboxing specific users upon login. The software also includes a small monitoring utility, firemon.

Release Notes: This release adds support for running servers, zsh and csh shells, and a number of fixes to chroot and private mode.

Release Tags: beta testign

Tags: virtualization, Shells, Securit, System Administration

Licenses: GPLv2

RemoteBox 1.8.1

Monday 9th of June 2014 09:55:31 AM
RemoteBox is a graphical tool which lets you administer guests or virtual machines running under VirtualBox on a remote server or even your local machine if desired. You may, for example, have a root server on the Internet, a server at home, or a server at work running VirtualBox but want to have the convenience of managing the guests easily from your local machine. The virtual machines run in headless mode, which means you don't need an active graphical display on the server but you can still connect and view the displays of the guests. The goal of RemoteBox is to provide a GUI that should be familiar to VirtualBox users while allowing them to administer a remote installation of VirtualBox. It does this via the VirtualBox API and SOAP interface, which are exposed when running the VirtualBox Web service. You can also use RemoteBox simply as an alternative interface for managing VirtualBox on your local machine.

Release Notes: This minor release fixed SOAP versioning issues experienced by some users. In addition, an appdata.xml file is bundled for packagers with distros that use it.

Tags: virtualization, Administration, Network, Remote Access, remote desktop, remote control

Licenses: GPL

o42a 0.2.10

Monday 9th of June 2014 09:54:34 AM
o42a is a high-level general purpose programming language. It is compiled, statically-typed, prototype-based, logic-driven, and primarily declarative, while the imperative programming style is also supported. A program written in o42a is closer to natural English text than one written in any C-like programming language. The language is designed with programming productivity and code maintainability as main priorities. This achieved by powerful, yet restrained, semantics, and expressive and natural syntax.

Release Notes: The multiple inheritance support has been dropped. The object value definition algorithm has been significantly simplified. The object statefulness functionality has been replaced by eager value evaluation. Changes have been made to the syntax of sentences, local declarations, and value assignment to avoid any possible conflicts. New features include static fields, aliases, yield statement, short adapter declaration syntax, and short field override syntax. Some rarely used and confusing features were removed.

Tags: programming language, compiler, prototype-based

Licenses: GPLv3+, MPL 2.0

Aspose.Tasks for Java 6.7.0

Monday 9th of June 2014 09:26:09 AM
Aspose.Tasks is a non-graphical Java Project management component which enables Java applications to read, write, and manage Project documents without utilizing MS Project. It supports reading MS Project Template (MPT) files and allows exporting project data to the HTML, BMP, PNG, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, XPS, XAML, and SVG formats. It reads and writes MS Project documents in both MPP and XML formats. Developers can read and change tasks, recurring tasks, resources, resource assignments, relations, and calendars.

Release Notes: Sub-tasks are now rendered to output only if the parent summary task is in expanded form. A number of issues were fixed, including incorrect split task count reading, project calendar reading, and Work Type resources.

Release Tags: Java Project management, Sub-Tasks Printing Control, better Project Data Rendering, print expanded project summaries, print non-expanded project summaries, better split task count reading, project calendar reading

Tags: Java, project management

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

ZXTune b3070

Monday 9th of June 2014 08:38:36 AM
ZXTune is a set of portable cross-platform applications (GUI/CLI) intended to play chiptunes. It features advanced ripping possibilities that let you search for music in big data sets. Supported ZX Spectrum chiptunes formats include AY, AS0/ASC, FTC, GTR, PSC, PSG, PSM, PT1, PT2, PT3, SQT, ST1, ST3, STC, STP, TXT, TurboSound, VTX, YM, CHI, DMM, DST, PDT, SQD, STR, TF0/TFE, TFC, TFD, and COP. The Commodore64 SID format is supported. Supported PC chiptunes formats include 669, AMF, DMF, FAR, FNK, GDM, IMF, IT, LIQ, PSM, MDL, MTM, PTM, RTM, S3M, STIM, STM, STX, ULT, XM. Supported Amiga chiptune formats include DBM, EMOD, MOD, MTN, IMS, MED, OKT, PT36, SFX. Supported Atari chiptune formats include DTM, GTK, TCB. The Acorn chiptune format DTT is supported. Supported compressed formats include CHARPRES, CC3, CC4, CC4PLUS, DSQ, ESV, GAM, GAMPLUS, HRUM, HRUST1, HRUST2, LZH1, LZH2, LZS, MSP, PACK2, PCD61, PCD62, TLZ, TLZP, TRUSH. Supported archived/container formats include FDI, HOBETA, HRIP, LHA, RAW, SCL, TD0, TRD, ZXZIP, ZIP, RAR, SNA128, and Z80.

Release Notes: This version add support for installing/moving to SD card in the Android version. Author displaying on the lock screen widget and media button processing were fixed.

Release Tags: Unstable, Minor, Android

Tags: zx, spectrum, zx-spectrum, chiptune, music search, Player, emulator, sound, multimedia

Licenses: GPLv3

Upmpdcli 0.7.1

Monday 9th of June 2014 08:32:37 AM
Upmpdcli turns MPD, the Music Player daemon into an UPnP audio Media Renderer, which you can control with any UPnP control point application.

Release Notes: This release adds support for the OpenHome ohMedia services, which mainly allow managing the playlist on the renderer, allowing multiple compatible control points to share a renderer in a meaningful way.

Tags: multimedia, Audio Player, upnp

Licenses: GPL

LnBlog 1.2.0

Monday 9th of June 2014 02:39:32 AM
LnBlog is an easy to use Weblog designed for flexibility. It has few requirements and works well in shared Web hosting situations. It requires no database, no special PHP extensions, and no particular Web server configuration. All data is stored in text files and the file access module can be easily configured to work when PHP's safe mode is enabled. Its features include support for themes, plugins, TrackBack, Pingback, Podcasting, and the Blogger and MetaWeblog APIs. It supports multiple users, multiple blogs, file uploads, permanent articles, and RSS feeds for entries, topics, and comments. It also comes with a number of standard plugins for managing comment and TrackBack spam.

Release Notes: This release fixed a number of bugs and added a rich-text HTML editor for writing your posts.

Licenses: GPL

XOWA v1.6.2

Monday 9th of June 2014 02:04:16 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 significant enhancements to JTidy (to be more compliant with tidy), UI changes such as Close Other Tabs and Undo Close Tab, new options for privacy, images for Dutch (update) and Turkish (new) wikis, as well as other minor changes.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: Wikipedia, Java

Licenses: AGPLv3

phpMyAdmin 4.2.3

Sunday 8th of June 2014 10:57:12 PM
phpMyAdmin is a tool intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. It can create, rename, and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields, create dumps of tables and databases, export/import CSV data, and administrate one single database and multiple MySQL servers.

Release Notes: A problem where copying a database did not copy the constraints has been fixed.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Database, Front-Ends, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPL

PSXSDK 20140422

Sunday 8th of June 2014 09:21:06 PM
The PSXSDK is a free and open source software development kit that enables anyone with C programming knowledge to make programs and games for Sony's PlayStation console. Everything was either written from scratch or based on already available open source resources. It is thus free from any proprietary code and fully legal to use. The SDK is mostly geared towards a *nix environment, but is fully usable with emulation environments such as MSYS and Cygwin.

Release Notes: The highlights of this release are limited C++ support, improved libc and nv-spASM, and an assembler meant to be a drop in replacement for the Hitmen's spASM assembler.

Tags: ps1, psx, playstation, ps2, sony

Licenses: Open source (several licenses)

webon irforum-2.94_jp

Sunday 8th of June 2014 08:20:00 PM
webon is a Web content management system. It provides an access log to check who has visited your site. It has a counter that lets anybody know the number of people who have visited your site.

Release Notes: A forum table was added along with a config function which can set the forum date. The paginator was fixed to show the present page.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

Elm Millennium Edition Elm ME+ 2.5 PLalpha36

Sunday 8th of June 2014 06:30:40 PM
Elm Millennium Edition is a text-based mail client. There are two branches: Elm 2.4ME+, which is based on Elm 2.4, and Elm ME+ 2.5, which also incorporates some code from Elm 2.5. Elm Millennium Edition contains enhanced MIME and character set support. A subset of UTF-8 (Unicode) is handled. It can read mail from a local mbox and POP and IMAP folders and can pass mail to the PGP or GPG programs. It can also view digests as a mailbox and reassemble fragmented (message/partial) messages. It includes modules for TLS/SSL, iconv, and SMTP.

Release Notes: This release adds "folder-locking", "pager-header-display-mode", "mailbox-locking". and "mailhome-locking" global elm.rc (or user elmrc) options, changes paging of long lines and header field names on builtin pager, and changes locking of mailboxes and folders. It also adds a '?' (help) -command to the Message Header Edit Screen and '?' (help) on main and the Elm 2.5 style file browser's option menu changes. Some other changes and bug fixes are included.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Bugfixes, Elm ME+ 2.5

Tags: Communications, Email, Email Clients (MUA), Post-Office, IMAP, POP3, Text based, terminal

Licenses: The Elm Mail System General Public License

patool 1.6

Sunday 8th of June 2014 10:08:59 AM
Various archive formats can be created, extracted, tested, listed, searched, compared, and repacked by patool. The advantage of patool is its simplicity in handling archive files without having to remember myriad programs and options. The archive format is determined by the file(1) program and as a fallback by the archive file extension. patool supports 7z (.7z), ACE (.ace), ADF (.adf), ALZIP (.alz), APE (.ape), AR (.a), ARC (.arc), ARJ (.arj), bzip2 (.bz2), CAB (.cab), COMPRESS (.Z), CPIO (.cpio), deb (.deb), DMS (.dms), FLAC (.flac), gzip (.gz), ISO (.iso), LRZIP (.lrz), LZH (.lha, .lzh), LZIP (.lz), LZMA (.lzma), LZOP (.lzo), RPM (.rpm), RAR (.rar), RZIP (.rz), SHN (.shn), tar (.tar), XZ (.xz), zip (.zip, .jar), and ZOO (.zoo) formats. It relies on helper applications to handle those archive formats (for example bzip2 for BZIP2 archives). The archive formats tar, zip, bzip2, and gzip are supported natively and do not require helper applications to be installed.

Release Notes: P7zip RAR detection on OS X systems has been fixed.

Tags: Archivers, Compression, Command Line

Licenses: GPLv3

BalanceNG 3.516

Sunday 8th of June 2014 10:06:15 AM
BalanceNG is a modern, IPv6 capable software IP load balancing solution. It is small, fast, and easy to use and set up. It offers session persistence, different distribution methods (Round Robin, Random, Weighted Random, Least Session, Least Bandwidth, Hash, Agent, and Randomized Agent) and a customizable UDP health check agent in source code. It supports VRRP to set up high availability configurations on multiple nodes. It supports SNMP, integrating the BALANCENG-MIB with Net-SNMPD. It implements a very fast in-memory IP-to-location database, allowing powerful location-based server load-balancing.

Release Notes: A bug with the GNAT implementation has been resolved. Upgrading is recommended if GNAT (BalanceNG V3 NAT) is in use. A bug with location based load balancing has been resolved. A location group may now contain up to 128 characters. The manual has been updated and contains a description of the upcoming bngsync protocol (UDP port 10439).

Release Tags: Major bugfixes

Tags: Internet, Proxy Servers, Clustering/Distributed Networks, Web, Networking, Load-Balancing, Software Distribution, Load-Balancer, TCP/IP

Licenses: Proprietary with Free Trial

Lynis 1.5.5

Sunday 8th of June 2014 08:58:46 AM
Lynis is an auditing and hardening tool for Unix derivatives like Linux/BSD/Solaris. It scans systems to detect software and security issues. Besides security-related information, it will also scan for general system information, installed packages, and possible configuration mistakes. The software is aimed at assisting automated auditing, software patch management, and vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix-based systems.

Release Notes: This release fixes a security vulnerability. Several new tests for nginx have been added. Debugging via profile is possible (again) and some adjustments have been made to the screen output.

Tags: Security, Forensics, Diagnostics, Audit

Licenses: GPLv3

FakeTime Preload Library (libfaketime) 0.9.6

Sunday 8th of June 2014 08:17:07 AM
FTPL (FakeTime Preload Library, aka libfaketime) intercepts various system library calls and tricks programs of your choice into seeing a faked system time without having to change the time system-wide. This can be used for running legacy software with Y2K bugs, testing software for year-2038 compliance, debugging time-related issues such as expired SSL certificates, and using software that ceases to run outside a certain time frame. The faked time can be specified either absolutely or relative to the real current time, and optionally also affects file timestamps. The faked clock continues to run, but can optionally be frozen, slowed down, or made faster. A wrapper script "faketime" simplifies the usage, similar to tools such as fakechroot.

Release Notes: A new filter command feature controls which (sub-)processes libfaketime is applied to. Various stability issues were fixed.

Release Tags: Stable, Minor feature enhancements, cli

Tags: Utilities, Diagnostics, Software Development, Debuggers

Licenses: GPLv2+

4MLinux 9.0 Multiboot Edition BETA

Sunday 8th of June 2014 06:05:13 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 is distributed in the form of a multiboot CD, which allows you to make network installations of the following systems: Debian 7.5, Fedora 20, Slackware 14.1, and Ubuntu 14.04. It is also possible to boot 4MLinux 9.0 Rescue Edition to prepare the installation of these systems (by performing data backup, disk partitioning, and the like).

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

Licenses: GPLv3

F*EX 20140603

Saturday 7th of June 2014 11:26:41 PM
F*EX (Frams' Fast File EXchange) is a Web based service for sending very big files from one person to another. The sender uploads the file to the F*EX server and the recipient automatically gets a notification email with a download URL. Files are automatically deleted after download or an expiration date. The recipient and sender only need an email program and a Web browser. Sending to multiple recipients needs storage on the server only once. In contrast with other file transfer services, it has no file size limits at all and comes with shell tools for scripting up/downloading.

Release Notes: Better parameter filtering has been implemented to prevent cross-site scripting attacks and request forgery. Some other minor bugs are fixed.

Release Tags: Security bug fix

Tags: Communications, File Sharing, Internet, FTP, Web, HTTP Servers

Licenses: Perl Artistic

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