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Devel Live CD 9.0

Wednesday 28th of May 2014 08:11:11 AM
Devel Live CD includes a minimal toolchain from Fedora which makes it possible to compile the Linux kernel and other software. It has been created to compile programs for 4MLinux. There is no dependency tracking in 4MLinux, so this may be a useful tool for developers who are interested in building fully-customized Linux operating systems.

Release Notes: This release is based on 4MLinux-9.0 (the Linux kernel 3.12.18, GNU C Library 2.19, and GNU Compiler Collection 4.8.2).

Tags: 4mlinux, Fedora, Development, Compilation

Licenses: GPLv3

Cerb 6.7.5

Wednesday 28th of May 2014 07:43:49 AM
Cerb is a fast and flexible Web-based platform for business collaboration and automation. It helps you remember anything about anyone, collaborate from anywhere, deftly reply to a flood of email, automate, stay informed, capture feedback, track time, flag opportunities, manage tasks, share expert knowledge, and otherwise execute efficiently.

Release Notes: This maintenance update includes 12 improvements. It changes merging behavior to use the open status if any merged ticket was open, fixes an issue with special characters in Windows-1252 encoded emails, fixes an issue with dragging tabs in Firefox, fixes an issue where unprivileged workers could modify dashboards and snippets, fixes an error when deleting sessions, fixes an issue where bulk updating time tracking records clears the activity field, fixes an issue in the API where the 'sortAsc' field had no effect, and fixes an issue in quick search with numeric values and certain operators.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes, Stable, Maintenance

Tags: helpdesk, Email, Information Management, Customer Support, customer service, Issue Tracking, Email Clients (MUA), Communications, dashboards, groupware, Commercial

Licenses: Devblocks Public License

jpegoptim 1.4.1

Wednesday 28th of May 2014 07:40:29 AM
jpegoptim is a utility for optimizing JPEG files. It provides lossless optimization (based on optimizing the Huffman tables) and "lossy" optimization based on setting a maximum quality factor.

Release Notes: This release fix the --stdin option (assume -f when reading from stdin) and other minor issues.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: multimedia, Graphics, Graphics Conversion

Licenses: GPL

pyAggr3g470r 5.4

Wednesday 28th of May 2014 05:16:42 AM
pyAggr3g470r is a news aggregator with a Web interface based on Flask. It can be deployed on Heroku or on a traditional server.

Release Notes: This version makes it possible for a user to export all of their feeds and articles as a JSON file for later restoration.

Release Tags: Feature Addition

Tags: RSS, Python, feedreader, aggregator, aggregate, news, news aggregator, heroku

Licenses: Affero GPL v3 or more recent

DRBL live-testing 2.2.3-4

Wednesday 28th of May 2014 03:15:10 AM
Diskless Remote Boot in Linux (DRBL) provides a diskless or systemless environment for client machines. It works on Debian, Mandriva, Red Hat, Fedora, and SuSE. Unlike LTSP, it uses distributed hardware resources and makes it possible for clients to fully access local hardware. It also includes Clonezilla, a partitioning and disk cloning utility similar to Symantec Ghost.

Release Notes: The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/May/27). The drbl package was updated to 2.9.2-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.10.14-drbl1. qemu-kvm and qemu-utils packages were added. A "ocs-img-2-vdk" testing program was added. It can be used to convert a Clonezilla image to a virtual disk file. A "drbl-live-hadoop" testing program was added so that it can be used to deploy a Hadoop environment.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements and bugfixes

Open Camera 1.13

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 11:48:56 PM
Open Camera is a camera app for Android phones and tablets. It has the option to auto-stabilize so your pictures are perfectly level no matter what. Other features include zoom (multi-touch and single-touch), flash, focus modes, focus and metering areas, face detection, front/back camera, scene modes, color effects, white balance, ISO, exposure compensation, exposure lock, video recording, UHD 4K video, video fps and bitrate control, timer, burst mode, geotagging, configurable volume keys, and choice of save folder. The preview's aspect ratio can be set to either match the display's aspect ratio or the aspect ratio of the photo/video resolution. The UI can be optimised for left or right-handed users.

Release Notes: Two crashes were fixed - one to do with opening settings on some devices, another to do with cancelling autofocus on some devices. Options were added for setting video bitrate and frame rate.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: camera, Video, photo, Photography

Licenses: GPL v3 or later

Kanboard 1.0.5

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 11:42:29 PM
Kanbard is a simple visual task board software solution. Inspired by the Kanban methodology, it provides a visual and clear overview of your projects.

Release Notes: The board was rewritten. The ability to remove a task was added. Assignee change from the board is now a popover. Categories were added for projects and tasks. File attachments and sub-tasks were implemented.

Tags: Kanban, Scrum, project management, minimalist

Licenses: Affero GPLv3

Miniflux 1.1.3

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 11:17:20 PM
Miniflux is a minimalist Web-based RSS reader. The content is optimized for readability, and advertisements are removed automatically.

Release Notes: RTL (Right to Left) languages support, an auto-update feature that provides one-click updating to the latest development version, support for multiple users, each with their own SQLite database, code refactoring, and bugfixes.

Tags: RSS, feed aggregator, news aggregator, Atom

Licenses: AGPLv3

CUPS 1.7.3

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 06:57:08 PM
CUPS is a standards-based printing system for Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems. It provides the System V and Berkeley command line interfaces, and uses the Internet Printing Protocol ("IPP") as the basis for managing print jobs and queues. The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Server Message Block (SMB), and AppSocket (a.k.a. JetDirect) protocols are also supported with reduced functionality. CUPS adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description ("PPD") based printing options to support real world printing.

Release Notes: A Brazilian Portuguese translation and a number of general bugfixes.

Tags: Internet, printing, Software Development, Libraries, PDF, PostScript

Licenses: GPL, LGPL

XML Security Library 1.2.20

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 06:56:33 PM
XML Security Library is a C library based on LibXML2. It provides an implementation for major XML security standards: XML Digital Signature and XML Encryption.

Release Notes: This release fixed a number of miscellaneous bugs and updated expired or soon-to-be-expired certificates in the test suite.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Security, Cryptography, Software Development, Libraries

Licenses: MIT/X

Samba 4.0.18

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 06:17:06 PM
Samba is a software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. It is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

Release Notes: This bugfix release addressed two minor security issues involving not replying to replies, and with malformed FSCTL_SRV_ENUMERATE_SNAPSHOTS responses.

Release Tags: v4-0-x, Bug fixes

Tags: Communications, File Sharing

Licenses: GPLv3

darkhttpd 1.10

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 03:34:27 PM
darkhttpd is a secure, lightweight, fast, single-threaded HTTP/1.1 server for static content.

Release Notes: This release added a --forward-all flag, and ignores query parameters in URLs since only static content is served.

Tags: Internet, Web, HTTP Servers

Licenses: BSD Revised

Lziprecover 1.16-pre2

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 02:32:46 PM
Lziprecover is a data recovery tool and decompressor for files in the lzip compressed data format (.lz) able to repair slightly damaged files, recover badly damaged files from two or more copies, extract data from damaged files, decompress files, and test integrity of files. Lziprecover is able to recover or decompress files produced by any of the compressors in the lzip family; lzip, plzip, minilzip/lzlib, clzip, and pdlzip. It makes lzip files resistant to bit-flip, one of the most common forms of data corruption, and its recovery capabilities contribute to make of the lzip format one of the best options for long-term data archiving.

Release Notes: Repairing of single-byte errors is now about 10 times faster depending on file size and position of error.

Release Tags: Development

Tags: Recovery Tools, Archiving, Compression

Licenses: GPLv3+

SmartGit/Hg 5.0.10

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 02:25:54 PM
SmartGit/Hg is a graphical user interface for Git and Mercurial which can work with SVN repositories. It supports cloning from common repository providers (e.g., GitHub, Assembla), assists Git newbies, and also offers the advanced, powerful Git features. It provides several tools to help create clean commits, for example by allowing the user to commit just parts of changes files and reordering and squashing unpushed commits. If you are using GitHub or GitHub Enterprise, SmartGit/Hg can work easily with pull requests (creation, resolving) and commit comments. SmartGit/Hg ships with a built-in SSH client, file comparer, and merge tool which are capable of syntax coloring for many languages.

Release Notes: This build mostly fixes bugs.

Tags: Software Development, Version Control, git client, hg client, mercurial client, svn client, subversion client

Licenses: Proprietary, Free for non-commercial use

GNU Moe 1.6

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 02:14:31 PM
GNU Moe is a powerful, 8-bit clean console text editor for ISO-8859 and ASCII character encodings. It has a modeless, user-friendly interface, online help, multiple windows, unlimited undo/redo capability, unlimited line length, global search/replace (on all buffers at once), block operations, automatic indentation, word wrapping, filename completion, a directory browser, duplicate removal from prompt histories, and delimiter matching.

Release Notes: New "extend bookmarks" and "show UTF-8 code" commands have been added. Encoding of ISO-8859-15 text to UTF-8 has been added. The menu of buffers now shows the names of DOS buffers preceded by a minus sign "-", or by a plus sign "+" if they are modified. Find now shows feedback ("searching..."). Decimal, hexadecimal, and octal numbers are now accepted in command line options and editor commands. The UTF-8 decoder now converts more characters (mainly space and punctuation), and shows the failed code if out of range.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Text Editors

Licenses: GPLv3+

dd_rescue 1.45

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 12:30:00 PM
dd_rescue copies data from one file or block device to another. It is intended for error recovery, so by default, it doesn't abort on errors and doesn't truncate the output file. It uses large block sizes to quicken the copying, but falls back to small blocks upon encountering errors. It produces reports that allow you to keep track of bad blocks. dd_rescue features a number of optimizations, such as sparse block detection, preallocation, and Linux zerocopy (splice). It supports data protection by (multi-pass) overwriting of files or partitions with good and fast random numbers.

Release Notes: ddr_hash was enhanced. A bug where sha512/sha384 could have overflown a buffer was fixed. sha1 support has been added. Most importantly, there are now options to conveniently check and store checksums in xattrs and md5sum/sha256sum/... style files. A ddr_null plugin was added.

Release Tags: Stable; minor bugfixes; minor features

Tags: Recovery Tools

Licenses: GPL

iBoostUp 3.93

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 12:01:44 PM
iBoostUp tunes up and optimizes your Mac by purging unneeded files, fixing your hard disk, giving you performance recommendations, protecting your privacy by removing cookies, displaying system information, and much more.

Release Notes: Japanese language support and minor fixes.

Tags: tuneup, optimizer, clean mac, system optimizer, app cleaner

Licenses: Freeware

Nyagua 4.0.0 Beta

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 11:58:18 AM
Nyagua is a little piece of software that may help you to manage your home aquarium. It can store data about measurements in aquariums and produce graphs from these. It can store data about expenses and produce a report with yearly, monthly, and daily costs. It reports the compatibility between fishes and plants in its database. It can import fishbase.org XML data, and your own pictures can be added.

Release Notes: A long time requested feature has been realized: the calendar/schedule. This is a basic planner that allow you to plan events, tasks, and activities on a daily basis. Since the implementation of this feature has required some changes to the existing code, the version has been labeled as beta.

Release Tags: Beta

Tags: Utilities, Information Management

Licenses: GPLv2

BugHotel Reservation System 5.5.522

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 09:50:50 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: In this release the ADODB database library has been upgraded to version 5.19.

Tags: Internet

Zorka 1.0.4

Tuesday 27th of May 2014 08:57:37 AM
Zorka is a sophisticated programmable profiling/monitoring agent for Java suitable for running with production applications. The agent integrates seamlessly with popular monitoring systems and protocols (Zabbix, Nagios, syslog, SNMP) and offers additional tracing/profiling capabilities that - along with the accompanying data collector - help with spotting performance issues and general problems. The agent also exposes JMX data to conventional monitoring systems. Platforms (more or less) supported out of the box include: JBoss 4/5/6/7, Wildfly 8, Tomcat 6/7/8, Jetty 6/7/8/9, Websphere, Weblogic, GlassFish 4.0, WSO2 ESB, Mule ESB, and Jasig CAS. There is also dedicated support for the popular Java libraries Spring, Quartz, CXF, and Axis 1.x. The agent should run on most other platforms with limited functionalities (that is, lack of support for platform-specific features). It works with JDK6, JDK7, and JDK8. JDK5 support is also possible after preprocessing the agent binary with retrotranslator. Functionality can be easily added by implementing simple BSH scripts.

Release Notes: This is release brings REST APIs for Zorka Collector, so other applications can easily access data stored in ZICO collector. The ZICO UI itself now uses REST as the old Request Factory based interface has been scrapped. JDK 8 is now required.

Release Tags: Stable, Minor

Tags: java agent, JMX, profiler, bytecode, Monitoring Tools, Java, zabbix

Licenses: GPLv3

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  • Descent OS Is Dead, Arkas OS Takes Its Place and It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Some of you out there might remember the Descent OS distro created by Brian Manderville and based on the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, and today we have some bad news for them as the development is now officially closed. Descent OS first appeared in February 2012 as a lightweight Ubuntu derivative built around the GNOME 2 desktop environment. Back then, it was known as Descent|OS, and was quite actively developed with new features and components borrowed from the latest Ubuntu releases.
  • Black Lab Linux 8.1 Out Now with LibreOffice 5.3, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Softpedia was informed today by the Black Lab Software project about the general availability of the first point release to the Black Lab Linux 8.0 operating system series. Serving as a base release to the company's enterprise offerings and equipped with all the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel from the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, Black Lab Linux 8.1 comes with up-to-date components and the latest security patches ported from Ubuntu's repositories as of February 15, 2017. "Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.1. Our first incremental release to the 8.0 series. In this release we have brought all security updates up to Feb 15, 2017, as well as application updates," said Roberto J. Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software.
  • Parrot 3.5 – Call For Betatesters
    We did our best to prepare these preview images including all the updates and the new features introduced since the last release, but now we need your help to understand how to make it even better, and of course we need your help to understand if there is something that doesn’t work as expected or something that absolutely needs to be included in the final release.

Linux and Graphics

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    Minutes after the release of Linux kernel 4.10 last evening, Jerry Bezencon from the Linux Lite project announced that users of the Ubuntu-based distribution can now install it on their machines. Linux 4.10 is now the most advanced kernel branch for all Linux-based operating systems, and brings many exciting new features like virtual GPU support, better writeback management, eBPF hooks for cgroups, as well as Intel Cache Allocation Technology support for the L2/L3 caches of Intel processors.
  • Wacom's Intuos Pro To Be Supported By The Linux 4.11 Kernel
    Jiri Kosina submitted the HID updates today for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle.
  • Mesa 13.0.5 Released for Linux Gamers with over 70 Improvements, Bug Fixes
    We reported the other day that Mesa 13.0.5 3D Graphics Library will be released this week, and it looks like Collabora's Emil Velikov announced it earlier this morning for all Linux gamers. Mesa 13.0.5 is a maintenance update to the Mesa 13.0 stable series of the open source graphics stack used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux distributions, providing gamers with powerful drivers for their AMD Radeon, Nvidia, and Intel GPUs. It comes approximately three weeks after the Mesa 13.0.4 update.
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today's leftovers

  • Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017
    Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distro that I will mention here will be new and somewhat differ from regular distros.
  • [ANNOUNCE] linux-4.10-ck1 / MuQSS CPU scheduler 0.152
  • MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver
    Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 31
    As we announced in the previous report, our 31th Scrum sprint was slightly shorter than the usual ones. But you would never say so looking to this blog post. We have a lot of things to talk you about!
  • Comparing Mobile Subscriber Data Across Different Sources - How accurate is the TomiAhonen Almanac every year?
    You’ll see that last spring I felt the world had 7.6 Billion total mobile subscriptions when machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are included. I felt the world had 7.2 Billion total subscriptions when excluding M2M and just counting those in use by humans. And the most relevant number (bottom line) is the ‘unique’ mobile users, which I felt was an even 5.0 Billion humans in 2015. The chart also has the total handsets-in-use statistic which I felt was 5.6 Billion at the end of 2015. Note that I was literally the first person to report on the distinction of the unique user count vs total subscriptions and I have been urging, nearly begging for the big industry giants to also measure that number. They are slowly joining in that count. Similarly to M2M, we also are now starting to see others report M2M counts. I have yet to see a major mobile statistical provider give a global count of devices in use. That will hopefully come also, soon. But lets examine these three numbers that we now do have other sources, a year later, to see did I know what I was doing.