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4MLinux 9.0 Rescue Edition BETA

Sunday 1st of June 2014 06:42:56 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: The main features in this release are antivirus protection (Clam AntiVirus 0.98.3 with ClamWin), system backup (4MLinux Backup Scripts 9.0), data recovery (GNU ddrescue 1.17, TestDisk 6.14 with QPhotoRec), disk partitioning (cfdisk 2.24.2, cgdisk 0.8.10, and GNU Parted 3.1), and partition imaging (Partimage 0.6.9, Partclone 0.2.69). Many archive formats can be managed via 7-Zip 9.20, FreeArc 0.666, and PeaZip 5.3.1. File managers (Midnight Commander 4.8.11, X File Explorer 1.37, muCommander 0.9.0), CD/DVD burners (cdw 0.7.1, InfraRecorder 0.53), and UNetbootin 603 are also included.

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

Licenses: GPLv3

etmTk 0.1.42

Saturday 31st of May 2014 10:29:14 PM
etmTk is an event and task manager. In contrast to most calendar/todo applications, creating items (events, tasks, and so forth) in etm does not require filling out fields in a form. Instead, items are created as free-form text entries using a simple, intuitive format and stored in plain text files. Both a graphical user interface based on Tkinter and a command line interface are provided.

Release Notes: This release adds the ability to track and assign idle time. Improved editing workflow. Many bugfixes.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Bug fixes

Tags: Office/Business, Scheduling, Information Management, Calendar, Task Management, Alerting

Licenses: GPL v2 Or Later

Yentoo 20140519

Saturday 31st of May 2014 08:33:31 PM
Yentoo is stock Gentoo ported to the Lemote Yeeloong, a netbook based on a 64-bit little endian MIPS processor named the loongson2f. Although Gentoo strives to be a "from source" distribution, building a full desktop system from a Gentoo's stage3 seed using a slow processor like the loongson2f can take many days of frustration. Yentoo gives the user a head start by providing a prebuilt XFCE4 desktop with software for browsing, email, word processing, multimedia, chat and games. It also provides a toolchain and development tools ready to target 32- and 64-bit little endian MIPS for ABI=o32, n32, and n64. Two flavors are provided, vanilla and hardened. Hardened Yentoo has all userland built with Gentoo's hardened toolchain for added security. However, the added security comes at a price of running slightly slower than the vanilla version.

Release Notes: This is the initial pubic announcement, but the project has been in development for two years and is well tested.

Release Tags: Initial release

Tags: Linux Distributions, Desktop Environment, xfce4, Security Enhancements, MIPS

Licenses: GPLv2

CGIProxy 2.1.11

Saturday 31st of May 2014 08:04:34 PM
CGIProxy is a Perl CGI script that acts as an Internet proxy. Through it, you can retrieve resources that may be inaccessible from your own machine. The user is kept as anonymous as possible from any servers. HTTP and FTP are supported, and optionally SSL. Common uses include censorship circumvention, VPN-like setups, anonymous proxies, personal proxies, and others. Options include text-only browsing (to save bandwidth), selective cookie and script removal, simple ad filtering, access restriction by server, encoded target URLs and cookies, configuration by end user, and much more (currently over 70 config options). Javascript and Flash are fully supported. Messages are in 14 languages so far. Can be installed as a CGI script, a mod_perl script, a FastCGI script, or with its own embedded secure HTTP server. An online demo is available.

Release Notes: This release adds CORS support, which among other things makes YouTube work again. It adds a page to the site about security with CGIProxy, and links to it from the CGIProxy footer. IPv6 support has been added, but the author was unable to test it. Several bugs have been fixed, making more sites work better.

Tags: Communications, File Sharing, Internet, Web, Browsers, Other/Nonlisted Topic, Networking, Firewalls, Utilities

Licenses: Free for non-commercial use

Razer device configuration tool 0.26

Saturday 31st of May 2014 06:37:21 PM
Razercfg is a Razer device configuration tool. It is based on "razerd", a background daemon doing all of the low-level privileged hardware accesses. The user interface tools are "razercfg", a command-line tool, and "qrazercfg", a Qt-based graphical device configuration tool. Supported devices are the Razer DeathAdder (Classic, 3500DPI, and Black Edition) mouse, the Razer Krait mouse, the Razer Lachesis mouse, the Razer Copperhead mouse, the Razer Naga mouse, the Razer Boomslang CE mouse and the Razer Taipan mouse.

Release Notes: The project was ported to Python 3 and PySide. Naga support was improved.

Tags: Hardware, Razer, mouse, input, configuration, Drivers

Licenses: GPL

Fotoxx 14.06

Saturday 31st of May 2014 04:40:08 PM
Fotoxx navigates an image collection using a thumbnail browser to choose images to view or edit. Edit functions include brightness, contrast, color, gamma, white balance, tone mapping, red eyes, sharpen, blur, noise suppression, smart erase, trim (crop), resize, rotate, add text, bend/warp, many art effects, HDR, HDF, stack, and panorama. Edit functions use movable curves and sliders. Feedback is live using the whole image. RAW files can be edited and saved with deep color. Areas or objects can be selected using freehand draw, follow edge, and tone matching. Selections can be edited in place with adjustable blending. They can also be cut and pasted into other images. Any metadata can be edited, reported, and searched (filenames, tags, dates, geotags, comments, captions, ratings, etc.). Collections (arbitrary subsets) can be defined and viewed. Batch functions are available for rename, resize/export, RAW conversion, and more.

Release Notes: The Window layout was revised to improve space utilization. A custom convolution kernel can be edited and applied to an image. If a RAW file has no embedded thumbnail, one is created. Panorama residual alignment errors (e.g. parallax offsets) can be fixed by dragging and warping images with the mouse. Trim/Rotate and Fix Perspective can be adjusted in 1-pixel steps using the keyboard arrow keys. Resize and sharpen options were added to Batch Convert RAW. Mashup can adjust image overlaps and transparencies more easily. Three minor bugs were fixed.

Release Tags: feature additions

Tags: multimedia, Graphics, Viewers, Editors, Raster-Based

Licenses: GPLv3

iStoa 14.06

Saturday 31st of May 2014 01:09:10 PM
Stoa is a corpus of interactive activities to play with mathematics for grade 1 learners.

Release Notes: English proofreading. Localization in French. 5 new etayages (activities). For clarity, repaints the skip button icon in orange. A personalized avatar (see README). A simple table widget to present artifacts. A virtual machine with a working keypad. Background can be defined per etayage (activity).

Tags: Math

Licenses: LGPL

remoteEncFs 0.2.1

Saturday 31st of May 2014 12:18:59 PM
remoteEncFs supports some use cases for using a remote filesystem encrypted with encfs locally. Such filesystems can be created with Boxcryptor Classic. In particular, remoteEncFs supports local synchronization and mounting local or remote copies.

Release Notes: The file system is now checked for files in use before unmounting.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: encrypted cloud storage

Licenses: GPLv2

Burp 1.4.16

Saturday 31st of May 2014 11:30:45 AM
Burp is a program that backs up and restores data. It uses librsync in order to save on the amount of space that is used by each backup. It also uses VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) to make snapshots when backing up Windows computers.

Release Notes: A bugfix for restoring permissions on empty directories. Compiles on systems that have no O_NOATIME and fdopendir(), i.e. Mac OS X. FreeBSD scripting fixes. In bedup, detects if a rename failed after unlinking the target file, then prints a warning and stops processing. Fixes a case where an interrupted backup may not have been automatically recoverable. Sets the IPTOS_THROUGHPUT bit on Windows so that burp is doing the right thing even if Windows decides to remove it.

Tags: backup

Licenses: AGPLv3

openDIAS 0.9.5

Saturday 31st of May 2014 11:00:02 AM
openDIAS (Document Imaging Archive System) provides document imaging with OCR. You can scan documents (with SANE) or import office documents, then assign them tags. It can store all your letters, bills, statements, etc. in a convenient, safe, and easily retrievable way.

Release Notes: This release added auto tagging by detecting similar documents. Username authentication now uses a new session system. A Dutch translation was added and a number of German translations were fixed. Scanning color and performance were improved. The UI was improved UI with print now, date formats, file uploads, and error feedback. There were lots of internal refactors and improvements, new tests, and increased test performance.

Release Tags: major functionality

Tags: Office/Business, Office Suites, Capture, Scanners, Information Management, Document Repositories

Licenses: GPLv2

DDMSence 2.3.0

Friday 30th of May 2014 11:07:55 PM
DDMSence (pronounced "dee-dee-em-Essence") is the only Java library that fully supports the DoD Discovery Metadata Specification (DDMS). It provides a complete implementation of the DDMS specification using any DDMS version between 2.0 and 5.0. Validation is performed according to both the schema and the specification, and custom validation rules can be defined with ISO Schematron.

Release Notes: This release adds configurable, automatic JSON output for all DDMS components. It is backwards-compatible with all versions since 2.0.0.

Release Tags: Stable, Minor

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, Java Libraries, XML, DDMS, Metadata

Licenses: LGPL

Groonga 4.02

Friday 30th of May 2014 10:54:16 PM
Groonga is a fast and accurate full text search engine based on an inverted index. Newly registered document instantly appears in search results, and updates are allowed without read locks. These characteristics result in superior performance for real-time applications. It is also a column-oriented database management system (DBMS). Compared with well-known row-oriented systems, such as MySQL and PostgreSQL, column-oriented systems are more suited for aggregate queries.

Release Notes: This release added support for daylight saving time, experimental tokenizer_list and normalizer_list commands, changed HTTP responses on errors, and support for Munin plugins in groonga-httpd.

Tags: Database

Licenses: LGPL

webon irforum-2.50_jp

Friday 30th of May 2014 09:08:04 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: This release added a function for editing users.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

fbcat 0.4

Friday 30th of May 2014 04:31:38 PM
fbcat grabs an image of a framebuffer and stores it in a PPM file.

Release Notes: Support for monochrome visuals was added.

Licenses: GPLv2

GnuAccounting 0.8.5

Friday 30th of May 2014 03:33:21 PM
GnuAccounting is an accounting and bookkeeping application. It interfaces with Moneyplex, Starmoney, Karm, and Winston, embeds OpenOffice.org and Firefox, and utilizes either HSQLDB or a separate MySQL installation.

Release Notes: Support for reading and writing invoices using the "ZUGFeRD" standard was added, using the recently released Mustang project. Small amendments like new units, new expense categories (telecommunication), placeholders for IBAN, BIC, and SEPA mandate, corrections, and a new forum complete the picture.

Tags: Office/Business, Financial, Accounting

Licenses: GPL

QuickMSG 20140530

Friday 30th of May 2014 03:13:39 PM
QuickMSG is a secure messaging app for Android and the Linux command line. Its goal is to provide a simple and easy to use chat application with contacts and groups, providing secure chatting with no reliance on any central servers. It offers a simple interface for text chat and sending other content such as images and videos. Chat messages are sent using PGP encrypted email. All a user needs is an email provider which offers IMAP retrieval and SMTP submission (such as Gmail).

Release Notes: The number of unread messages is better displayed in the app and in notifications. Notifications are also automaticly cancelled when they are no longer needed, such as when the app is started.

Licenses: GPLv3

ZABBIX 2.3.1

Friday 30th of May 2014 03:06:25 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 alpha release introduces major features along with numerous improvements.

Release Tags: Alpha

Tags: Logging, Networking, Monitoring, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPL

irker 2.8

Friday 30th of May 2014 02:54:00 PM
irked is an IRC client that runs as a daemon accepting notification requests as JSON objects presented to a listening socket. It is meant to be used by hook scripts in version-control repositories, allowing them to send commit notifications to project IRC channels. A hook script that works with git, hg, and svn is included in the distribution.

Release Notes: Various minor improvements to irk, and better support for branch names containing slashes.

Tags: IRC, VCS

Licenses: BSD Revised

Qore Programming Language 0.8.10

Friday 30th of May 2014 02:15:20 PM
Qore is a scripting language supporting threading and embedded logic, and designed for applying a flexible scripting-based approach to enterprise interface development. It is also useful as a general purpose language.

Release Notes: This is a major release with many many bugfixes and new features such as much improved HTTP and REST support (including chunked transfer support, new client and server classes for REST support for data streaming) improved database support (including a new Schema module for automatic DB-independent schema management, and many SqlUtil module improvements), and much more.

Release Tags: major new features, Major bugfixes

Tags: Database, Software Development, Interpreters

Licenses: LGPL, GPL, MIT

phpMyFAQ 2.8.10

Friday 30th of May 2014 12:46:19 PM
phpMyFAQ is a multilingual, completely database-driven FAQ system. It support various database systems and it also offers a content management system with a WYSIWYG editor, an image manager, flexible multi-group and multi-user support, a news system, user tracking, language modules, templates, PDF support, a backup system, Active Directory support, and an easy to use installation script.

Release Notes: This release finally dropped support for Internet Explorer 7 and 8, and updated the Brazilian Portuguese translation and the TinyMCE and TCPDF package bundles. Some minor issues were fixed.

Tags: Information Management

Licenses: MPL

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  • SteamOS Beta 133 Released
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  • Metro 2033 Redux Shows Up in the Steam for Linux Database
    Metro 2033 Redux, a remake of the original Metro 2033 FPS released back in 2010, will be getting a Linux release on Steam for Linux. The developers from 4A Games have reworked the original title and they have introduced high resolution textures and new effects. In addition to that, they have reworked a number of gameplay aspects too. All of these have been done to get the game ready for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They didn't ignored the PC, and Steam users will also be able to enjoy the game in a new coat.
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At LinuxCon this year, the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, was asked what he wanted for Linux. His response? "The desktop." For years, the call to Linux action was "World Domination." In certain markets, this has happened (think Linux helping to power Android and Chrome OS). On the desktop, however, Linux still has a long, long way to go. Wait... that came out wrong. I don't mean "Linux has a long, long way to go before it's ready for the desktop." What I meant to say is something more akin to "Linux is, in fact, desktop ready... it just hasn't found an inroad to the average consumer desktop." Read more