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launch4j 3.3

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 7:22pm
Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. The increase in size of the application is small.

Release Notes: During JRE searches, the registry entries are now checked, and only valid runtimes are taken into account. The OS X 10.8 version of windres was updated to fix a version info problem. Support for Japanese characters was added. The configuration is now loaded and saved with the correct encoding.

Tags: Software Development, Build Tools, Software Distribution Tools

Licenses: MIT/X, BSD Revised

opendkim 2.9.2

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 6:40pm
OpenDKIM is a DKIM implementation with both a C library for writing your own applications and a milter-aware filter for use with recent MTAs.

Release Notes: This release fixes some packaging issues. There's no need to upgrade from 2.9.0 or 2.9.1 if you already have it working.

Tags: Mail Filters, DKIM, ADSP, milter

Licenses: BSD Three-Clause

poppler 0.25.2

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 4:41pm
Poppler is a PDF rendering library derived from xpdf. It has been enhanced to utilize modern libraries, and new features have been added. It also provides basic command line utilities.

Release Notes: Initial support for tagged PDFs was implemented. Annotation support was improved. The information given by pdfinfo and pdfimages was expanded. The PSOutputDev device was improved. Various other improvements and bug fixes were made.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes, Development, Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Text Processing, Software Development, Libraries, printing, multimedia, Graphics, Viewers, Graphics Conversion, Editors, Vector-Based

Licenses: GPL

Template Data Interface (TDI)

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 4:32pm
Template Data Interface (TDI, /ʹtedɪ/) is a markup templating system written in Python with (optional but recommended) speedup code written in C. Unlike most templating systems, TDI does not invent its own language to provide functionality. Instead, you simply mark the nodes you want to manipulate within the template document. The template is parsed, and the marked nodes are presented to your Python code, where they can be modified in any way you want.

Release Notes: This release adds a new tool collection which handles template dependencies and provides various API and performance improvements and a few bug fixes.

Release Tags: Beta

Tags: Web Application development, Template engine, Dynamic Content, Libraries, Text Processing, Text Processing Markup, Utilities

Licenses: Apache 2.0

FastFlow 2.0.4

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 4:30pm
FastFlow is a pattern-based programming framework targeting streaming applications. It implements pipeline, farm, divide and conquer, and their composition, as well as generic streaming networks. It is specifically designed to support the development and the seamless porting of existing applications on multi-core. The layered template-based C++ design ensures flexibility and extendibility. Its lock-free/fence-free run-time support minimizes cache invalidation traffic and enforces the development of high-performance (high-throughput, low-latency) scalable applications. It has been proven faster than TBB, OpenMP, and Cilk on several micro-benchmarcks and real-world applications, especially when dealing with fine-grained parallelism and high-throughput applications.

Release Notes: A major redesign of implementation layers, new patterns, a partial migration to C++11, support for GPGPUs (CUDA and OpenCL), and native support (zero-copy) for Infiniband networks and TCP/IP.

Release Tags: multi-core, lock-free, GPGPUs, CUDA, OpenCL, Infiniband, OFED, c++11

Tags: multi-core, Patterns, parallel programming, Programming, C++ Library, Multithreading, multithreaded, Parallel Computing, Parallel processing, Parallelization, parallel allocator, Programming - Tools, Programming - Components and Libraries, lock-free

Licenses: LGPLv3

v4l-utils and libv4l 1.0.1

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 4:24pm
v4l-utils is a collection of various video4linux (V4L) and DVB utilities. libv4l is an accompanying collection of libraries that adds a thin abstraction layer on top of video4linux2 (V4L2) devices. The purpose of this layer is to make it easy for application writers to support a wide variety of devices without having to write separate code for different devices in the same class. It consists of 3 different libraries. libv4lconvert offers functions to convert from any (known) pixel format to V4l2_PIX_FMT_BGR24 or V4l2_PIX_FMT_YUV420. libv4l1 offers the (deprecated) v4l1 API on top of v4l2 devices, independent of the drivers for those devices supporting v4l1 compatibility (which many v4l2 drivers do not). libv4l2 offers the v4l2 API on top of v4l2 devices, while adding support for the application transparent libv4lconvert conversion where necessary.

Release Notes: Various improvements and bug fixes were made.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: multimedia, Video, Capture, Software Development, Libraries, Hardware

Licenses: LGPL

JStock - Free Stock Market Software 1.0.7k

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 4:20pm
JStock is stock market software for 26 countries. It provides a stock watchlist, an intraday stock price snapshot, a stock indicator editor, a stock indicator scanner, and portfolio management. Free SMS/email alerts are supported. It integrates seamlessly with Android.

Release Notes: The Brazil stock history server is down. This release uses Google Finance as a backup.

Tags: Financial, Investment, Java

Licenses: GPLv2

grep 2.18

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 3:53pm
GNU grep is based on a fast lazy-state deterministic matcher (about twice as fast as stock Unix egrep) hybridized with a Boyer-Moore-Gosper search for a fixed string that eliminates impossible text from being considered by the full regexp matcher without necessarily having to look at every character. The result is typically many times faster than Unix grep or egrep.

Release Notes: Usage with multibyte locales was significantly accelerated. Mishandling of patterns like [^^-~] in unibyte locales was fixed. The deprecated "--mmap" option was removed. The behavior of the shortcurts "\s" and "\S" in multibyte locales was fixed. Handling of arbitrary PCRE errors was improved. Various further minor bug fixes were made.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Licenses: GPL

Arcavias TYPO3 extension 1.0

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 3:41pm
The Arcavias TYPO3 extension enables shop owners to seamlessly integrate the Arcavias e-commerce system into the TYPO3 content management system. This combines the best of both worlds, the thousands of extensions available for TYPO3 and the speed and flexibility of Arcavias.

Release Notes: This release is fully compatible with TYPO3 6.2 LTS and will be supported for three years, too. To simplify the first steps, the extension creates some demo data during installation. Thus, a completely working demo shop is created out of the box without requiring any previous knowledge. Usability was improved and panels were added for managing all available types in the admin interface. Additionally, the standard front-end layout is more robust when embedded into existing layouts.

Release Tags: Stable, TYPO3 6.2, support

Tags: TYPO3, e-commerce, shop, High Performance

Licenses: GPL

file 5.18

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 3:29pm
File is a utility that classifies arbitrary files of any type mainly by their contents. It is considered standard on most Unix distributions. It can output either human-readable concise descriptions or MIME types for machine handling.

Release Notes: Bugfixes and magic improvements were made. Replacement functions for strcasestr() and fmtcheck() were added for systems missing them. A "-E" option was added to exit on filesystem errors. A "--apple" option that outputs the file type and creator code as used by older MacOS versions was added. A "clear" keyword was added to the magic syntax, and the behavior of "default" was changed to make it more useful. Sane handling of empty and one byte files was improved.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Utilities

Licenses: BSD Original

Check_MK 1.2.5i2

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 2:43pm
Check_MK is a complex addon for Nagios/Icinga and consists of three subprojects. The check and inventory system Check_MK is a general purpose Nagios plugin for retrieving data. It adopts a new approach for collecting data and obsoletes NRPE, check_by_ssh, NSClient, and check_snmp. It features a significant reduction of CPU use on the Nagios host and automatic inventory of items to be checked, and is especially useful with larger Nagios installations. "MK Livestatus" gives immediate and fast access to live and historic Nagios status data. It's a supported backend for many addons including NagVis, NagiosBP, and Thruk. "Check_MK Multisite" is a feature complete replacement for the Nagios GUI, and uses MK Livestatus as a backend. It is very fast, and supports efficient distributed monitoring.

Release Notes: This is the second innovation release for the current development phase. It contains only a small number of bugfixes and a few new checks. The most important changes are security patches for two CVE-2014-2330 and CVE-2014-2331, which have been published on 2014-03-24 and 2014-03-28 to the bugtraq mailing list. All reported security related issues are fixed with this release.

Release Tags: Feature Enhancement

Tags: Nagios, Monitoring, Linux, nsclient, nrpe, snmp

Licenses: GPLv2

Gwyddion 2.36

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 1:31pm
Gwyddion is a modular SPM (Scanning Probe Microsope) data visualization and analysis tool. It can be used for all most frequently used data processing operations including: leveling, false color plotting, shading, filtering, denoising, data editing, integral transforms, grain analysis, profile extraction, fractal analysis, and many more. The program is primarily focused on SPM data analysis (e.g. data obtained from AFM, STM, NSOM, and similar microscopes). However, it can also be used for analyzing SEM (scaning electron microscopy) data or any other 2D data.

Release Notes: Three new data synthesis modules were added: columnar film growth, waves, and hybrid non-equilibrium Ising model. A module for the calculation of Euclidean distance transform of masks was added. Moment-related grain quantities was added. Various improvements were made in MetroPro, Omicron, Zeiss, PSIE, Affine correction, and the Read Value tool.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Scientific/Engineering, Visualization, Physics, image analysis

Licenses: GPL

GluCat 0.7.3

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:49pm
GluCat is a library of template classes that model the universal Clifford algebras over the field of real numbers, with arbitrary dimension and arbitrary signature. It implements a model of each Clifford algebra corresponding to each non-degenerate quadratic form up to a maximum set by the user. GluCat classes are designed to be used as template parameters for other template libraries. GluCat includes the PyClical extension module for Python. This implements the Python classes index_set and clifford, which interface to corresponding C++ classes in GluCat.

Release Notes: GluCat 0.7.3 fixes a bug where the line print_exec("from PyClical import *") was left out of some of the pyclical_tutorial*.py files. The C++ code, the Cython code, and the configure and Makefiles are unchanged from GluCat 0.7.2, other than updating the version number, and so these have not been tested again.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: Scientific/Engineering, Mathematics, Software Development, Libraries

Licenses: LGPL

openModeller 1.4.0

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:48pm
openModeller is a C++ framework providing tools and an API for ecological niche modeling using a variety of algorithms. It can be used to predict species potential distribution based on a set of georeferenced occurrence points and a set of environmental layers.

Release Notes: This release contains a new "meta" algorithm which can use several algorithms behind the scenes to generate a consensus model. A new commandline tool (om_evaluate) can be used to return raw model values given a set of points and an environmental scenario. A new version of the Web service (OMWS 2.0) is also available, including new operations, one of them allowing whole experiments to be specified in a single request. A new raster driver now allows remote files to the fetched and used. There were also many changes in the framework itself.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements, Stable, framework, cli, Web service

Tags: Scientific/Engineering, Bioinformatics, Geographical, Mathematics, Software Development, Libraries

Licenses: GPL

Fanurio 3.0.1

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:39am
Fanurio is a time tracking and billing application designed to help freelancers manage their work and be paid for it. You can organize your work per client using projects, mark invoices as paid and track the overdue ones, mark your work as billable (flat rate, hourly rate) or non-billable, create partial invoices at any time during the project, create invoices for single or multiple projects, customize invoice templates using your own layouts, import clients from other applications by means of a CSV file, export data to a CSV or Excel file, and create backup copies of your data.

Release Notes: "Not Fully Invoiced" shows new billable tasks. A firewall warning is now shown on OS X. A failure to import contacts from Contacts on OS X 10.9 was fixed. Missing invoice.mileageItems and invoice.mileageItemsSubtotal placeholders were added. A failure to set a filter configuration for tasks was fixed. Upgrading to the latest version when an item and its catalog item were of different types (e.g. a product item that used an expense catalog item) was fixed. A memory leak that occurred when a project was opened and then closed was fixed

Release Tags: Improvements, Bug fixes

Tags: Office/Business, Financial, Accounting

Lzlib 1.6-pre3

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:36am
The lzlib compression library provides in-memory LZMA compression and decompression functions, including integrity checking of the decompressed data. The compressed data format used by the library is the lzip format. The lzip file format is designed for long-term data archiving. It is clean, provides very safe 4-factor integrity checking, and is backed by the recovery capabilities of lziprecover.

Release Notes: The compression ratio has been slightly increased. The configure script now accepts the option "--disable-static".

Release Tags: Development

Tags: Archiving, Compression, Libraries

Licenses: GPL with link exception

GNU Wget 1.15

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:18am
GNU Wget is a utility for noninteractive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies. It can follow HTML links, download many pages, and convert the links for local viewing. It can also mirror FTP hierarchies or only those files that have changed. Wget has been designed for robustness over slow network connections; if a download fails due to a network problem, it will keep retrying until the whole file has been retrieved.

Release Notes: Non-fatal GNU TLS alerts during handshake no longer lead to failures. New "--https-only" and "--method" options were added. Shorthand URLs in an input file are now supported. Support was added for Perfect-Forward Secrecy in "--secure-protocol". Various bugs were fixed.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Internet, Web, Browsers, Site Management, Link Checking, FTP

Licenses: GPL

evince 3.12.0

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:04am
Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats, such as PostScript, PDF, single page and multi-page TIFF, DVI, DjVu, and others. It features page thumbnails, printing via the GNOME or GTK+ printing frameworks, and searching within the documents. It supports the displaying of PDF indexes, the displaying and editing of PDF annotations, and the viewing of encrypted PDF documents.

Release Notes: This release adds more filters in the file chooser, history which behaves more like a Web browser, caret mode support, a new find sidebar showing search results with contexts, and support for DJVU page labels, file identifiers, and text selection.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements

Licenses: GPLv2+, GFDL

XWiki 6.0 Milestone 2

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 10:16am
XWiki is a WikiWiki clone written in Java that supports many popular features of other Wikis like the Wiki syntax, version control, attachments, security, and searching, but also many advanced features like templates, database and dynamic development using scripting languages (Velocity, Groovy, Ruby, Python, PHP, and more), an extension system and skinability, J2EE scalability, an XML/RPC remote API, statistics, RSS feeds, PDF exporting, WYSIWYG editing, an Office viewer and importer, and a lot more.

Release Notes: This milestone is moving forward on new Flamingo skin and fix many bugs.

Tags: Information Management, Document Repositories, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, Site Management

Licenses: LGPL 2.1

Diladele Web Safety

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 9:16am
Diladele Web Safety is an ICAP server that integrates with an existing Squid proxy server and provides rich content and Web filtering functionality to sanitize Internet traffic passing into an internal home/enterprise network. It blocks pornography and explicit (adult) content by deep inspecting HTML content and URLs, blocks file downloads, performs filtering based on groups, controls Web usage by categories, removes annoying Web ads, and protects online privacy by disallowing access to Web trackers. It runs on any FreeBSD derived platform, RedHat, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu Linux, Raspberry PI, and Apple OS X, providing a comprehensive Web filtering solution easily manageable via a Web UI.

Release Notes: This version contains Microsoft Active Directory integration and support for using LDAP security groups as members of policy. Non-office time filtering and lunch time filtering exclusions were also added. Deployments with huge number of users and requirements to monitor all browsing history of users can easily store collected events in professional databases like MySQL. Diladele Web Safety now is supported in transparent HTTP/HTTPS filtering setups.

Tags: Advertisement Blocking, Security, Internet, Content Filter, Web Filter, Parental Controls

Licenses: Proprietary, Free use