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Aspose.Pdf for Java 9.1.0

Monday 26th of May 2014 10:13:42 AM
Aspose.Pdf is a Java component to create PDF documents without using Adobe Acrobat. It supports floating boxes, PDF form fields, PDF attachments, security, footnotes and end notes, multiple-column documents, tables of contents, lists of tables, nested tables, rich text formatting, images, hyperlinks, JavaScript, annotations, bookmarks, headers, footers, and much more. The PDF content can be specified with API calls, XML files, or XSL-FO files. It also enables you to convert HTML, XSL-FO, and Excel files into PDF.

Release Notes: This release controls the image quality when adding images as a stamp object, and offers the ability to read all signature objects and retrieve the images associated with each object. Aspose.Pdf for Java has supported features for adding a bookmark, getting bookmarks, and deleting bookmarks. This release supports editing the destination of a bookmark and points it to the start of a page. Moreover, developers can render a table on a new page and delete images from a PDF using Image Placement Absorber.

Release Tags: Retrieve PDF Signatures, Extract Image from Signature Field, Bookmark Points to Start of Page, Render Table on New page, Control Pdf Image Stamp Quality, adding signature to PDF file, remove signatures from PDF documents, Delete Images from PDF

Tags: PDF, Java, excel, xls, Conversion, HTML

Licenses: Evaluation License, Developer Enterprise License, Developer OEM License, Site Enterprise License, Site OEM License

Gramps 4.0.4

Monday 26th of May 2014 06:54:31 AM
Gramps is a genealogy program. It helps you organize your family tree, and is capable of exchanging data with other programs using the GEDCOM standard.

Release Notes: This is a maintenance release. Updated translations: ar, cs, de, fi, fr, he, it, lt, nb, nl, pl, pt_BR, ru, sv, and uk. A fix for the Relationships handler for Portuguese. A fix for spacing on dialogs for some recent Linux distributions.

Release Tags: Bugfixes, Stable 4.x

Tags: Genealogy, family, gedcom

Licenses: GPLv2

Python 3.4.1

Monday 26th of May 2014 06:51:03 AM
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It combines remarkable power with very clear syntax, and isn't difficult to learn. It has modules, classes, exceptions, very high level data types, and dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems (Tk, Mac, MFC, GTK+, Qt, wxWindows). New built-in modules are easily written in C or C++. Python is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface.

Release Notes: The version of OpenSSL bundled with the Windows installer no longer has the "HeartBleed" vulnerability.

Release Tags: minor bugfix, stable (3.4.x), Security

Tags: Software Development, Interpreters

Licenses: Python

Mutiara 0.12.0

Monday 26th of May 2014 06:10:20 AM
Mutiara helps you to create intricate motifs to adorn borders of Web pages, invitation cards, and so on. Fractal enthusiasts can use it to explore and discover interesting fractal specimens.

Release Notes: This version improves the tweak dialog, improves the speed and quality of rendering (particularly fixes a "banding" problem"), adds a tool to draw rounded rectangles, and fixes a crash bug when reading malformed files.

Tags: Graphics editor

Licenses: GPL v3 or later

edtFTPj/PRO 4.6.0

Monday 26th of May 2014 05:55:56 AM
edtFTPj/PRO is a Java library that performs secure file transfers. It supports FTPS (FTP over SSL), both explicit and implicit modes, and SFTP (FTP via SSH). It also supports asynchronous transfers and FTP connection pools. All major FTP operations are supported, including both active and passive modes. It provides a progress monitor interface, allowing applications to receive progress updates for their file transfers. The library is built on the open source edtFTPj and shares its API. It is compatible with Android 1.5 and above.

Release Notes: Changes transfers so that connection and handshake in passive mode are done after sending the command and prior to reading the reply. Adds support for SHA-256/RSA/PKCS#1 certificates. Adds SSHClient ConfigFlags to AdvancedSSHSettings so they are available in SecureFileTransferClient. Renews the JCE certificate for another 5 years. DeleteOnFailure is now set to false by default. Fixes a bug in FTPInputStream/SSHFTPInputStream. Fixes rekey failure with Globalscape.

Release Tags: Stable; major feature enhancements

Tags: Internet, FTP, Security, Cryptography

Camera Life 2.7.0a3

Monday 26th of May 2014 03:50:45 AM
Camera Life is a system for cataloging your photo collection. It gives users the ability to search or browse your archive in intuitive ways, with an attention to powerful administrative functions. Photos can be stored locally, on a remote server, on Amazon S3, or on Flickr. The theme and icons can be easily customized. It is compatible with the Gallery Remote API (so you can upload with iPhoto, Digikam, and Java). It is RSS enabled, supports microformats and OpenSearch, and has a special version of the site for iPhone/iPod touch. AJAX is used to optimize the site as necessary.

Release Notes: More incremental updates for testing in preparation for the 2.7 release.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: Internet, Web, Dynamic Content

Licenses: GPL

Monkey HTTP Daemon 1.5.0

Monday 26th of May 2014 03:30:37 AM
Monkey HTTP Daemon is a very fast and lightweight Web server for Linux. It uses a hybrid networking model based on asynchronous calls (event-driven) and fixed threads, which makes it scalable and capable of attending thousands of clients per second. It provides a powerful API for C and is ideal for embedded devices, thanks to its small core and plugin architecture.

Release Notes: Yocto Project support (recipes). The license has moved to Apache License v2.0. Scheduler improvements through kernel balancing (SO_REUSEPORT). FastCGI fixes. Memory Allocator Jemalloc has been upgraded to 3.6. A new SSL Caching mechanism. A new Virtual Host built-in redirect feature. A new SystemD init script and others.

Tags: Internet, Web, HTTP Servers, Dynamic Content

Licenses: GPL

Apple Disk Transfer ProDOS 2.0.0

Monday 26th of May 2014 03:29:55 AM
ADTPro transfers disks to and from Apple II and Apple /// computers and the modern world using any of these communications methods: serial/USB, UDP via the Uthernet or LANceGS Ethernet cards, or audio via the Apple's cassette ports. ADTPro has comprehensive bootstrapping support for otherwise diskless Apple IIs. The home page includes extensive tutorials for getting started.

Release Notes: The ADTPro protocol now uses much larger packet sizes, making transfers much faster overall. A new file picker on the Apple client side makes transfers easier than ever. Many longstanding bugs in Apple /// code were fixed.

Release Tags: Stable, Major

Tags: Utilities, Emulators, Archiving, Communications

XOWA 1.5.4

Monday 26th of May 2014 02:25:46 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 adds a new JTidy engine, minor parser improvements, images for French (update), Korean (new), and Bengali (new) wikis, as well as other minor changes.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: Wikipedia, Java

Licenses: AGPLv3

mpg123 1.20.0

Sunday 25th of May 2014 09:05:00 PM
Mpg123 is a fast, free and portable MPEG audio player and decoder library mainly for Unix (but also ported to other platforms). It supports MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 layers 1, 2, and 3, with CD quality playback even on relatively slow CPUs.

Release Notes: This release brings fresh AArch64 optimization (use --with-cpu=neon64), and a new stand-alone binary named out123 that just plays raw PCM audio from stdin to one of the mpg123-supported output devices. Some smaller fixes (mainly for build issues) are also present.

Tags: multimedia, Sound/Audio, Players, MP3, Software Development, Libraries

Licenses: GPL, LGPL

poppler 0.26.1

Sunday 25th of May 2014 07:47:54 PM
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: Several minor bugs were fixed.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes, Stable

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

Licenses: GPL

grep 2.19

Sunday 25th of May 2014 07:31:51 PM
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: Performance was improved, though the performance of "grep -P" in UTF-8 locales was negatively impacted by some bug fixes. Many pattern handling errors and inconsistencies were fixed. "grep -P" now works with "-w" and "-x" and backreferences. Output of separators is now consistent. Other minor bugs were fixed.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Licenses: GPL

GNU libmicrohttpd 0.9.36

Sunday 25th of May 2014 06:25:44 PM
GNU libmicrohttpd is a small C library for embedding HTTP server functionality into other applications. It is reentrant, fast, supports HTTP 1.1, and permits listening on multiple ports. The API is simple and still powerful enough to allow programmers to use the entire HTTP feature set. SSL/TLS support is available as an option.

Release Notes: This release fixes generation of an extra CRLF for certain 0-byte responses. Also, a problem with the request completed callback being invoked twice under certain circumstances was resolved. The GnuTLS header check is now aware of cross-compilation. Finally, some linker issues on W32 were fixed.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: Internet, Web, HTTP Servers, Software Development, Libraries

Licenses: LGPL

SPINA 3.4.1

Sunday 25th of May 2014 04:02:45 PM
SPINA is software for determining constant structure-parameters of endocrine feedback control systems from hormone levels obtained in vivo. The first version of this cybernetic approach allows for evaluating the functional status of the thyroid gland, i.e. thyroid's secretory capacity (GT) and sum activity of peripheral deiodinases (GD).

Release Notes: Bugfix release.

Release Tags: Bug Fix

Tags: SPINA, endocrinology, thyroid, cybernetics, biomedical cybernetics, Medical Science, calculator, thyroid's secretory capacity, GT, sum activity of deiodinases, gd

Licenses: BSD Revised

SimThyr 3.3.0

Sunday 25th of May 2014 04:01:31 PM
SimThyr is a continuous simulation program for pituitary-thyroid feedback control. Applications of this program cover research, including development of hypotheses, and education of students in biology and medicine, nurses, and patients.

Release Notes: A new function for two-way sensitivity analysis. Switchable circadian rhythm of TRH release. A reset button for charts. Bugfixes.

Release Tags: Sensitivity analysis, chart, plot, Bug Fix, Simulation, TRH

Tags: thyroid, endocrinology, medicine, Simulation, modelling, cybernetics, biomedical cybernetics, Biology, Bioinformatics

Licenses: BSD Revised

web2ldap 1.2.0pre20140525

Sunday 25th of May 2014 02:08:21 PM
web2ldap is a full-featured Web-based LDAPv3 client written in Python. It is designed to run either as with stand-alone built-in Web server or under the control of another Web server with FastCGI support (e.g. Apache with mod_fastcgi). It has support for various LDAPv3 bind methods and a powerful built-in schema browser. HTML templates are supported for displaying and editing entries, and LDIF templates can be used for quickly adding new entries. A built-in X.509 parser displays a detailed view of certificates and CRLs with active links.

Release Notes: Adds a bulk renaming function. Refactors processing add and modify input forms. Some UI changes.

Tags: Networking, LDAP, Internet, Web, Systems Administration, Database, Front-Ends

Licenses: GPL

Delta Reporting 1.7

Sunday 25th of May 2014 12:46:19 PM
Delta Reporting allows you to report and audit configurations managed by CFEngine.

Release Notes: Improved portability. Improved requirements documentation.

Tags: Configuration Management, Security Audit, Security and Compliance, compliance, System Administration, devops

Licenses: GPLv3

decotengu 0.9.0

Sunday 25th of May 2014 11:23:39 AM
decotengu is a dive decompression library to experiment with various implementations of the Buhlmann decompression model with Eric Baker’s gradient factors. The results of decotengu calculations are decompression stops and tissue saturation information. Third party applications can use those results for data analysis purposes or dive planning functionality.

Release Notes: This release improves memory usage when calculating dive profiles. The API is changed to make the decompression table the Engine.deco_table attribute instead of being a coroutine.

Tags: dive, decompression

Licenses: GPLv3

Task Coach 1.3.40

Sunday 25th of May 2014 11:13:44 AM
Task Coach is a simple todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists. It grew out of a frustration that well-known task managers, such as those provided with Outlook or Lotus Notes, do not provide facilities for composite tasks. Often, tasks and other things to do consist of several activities. Task Coach is designed to deal with composite tasks.

Release Notes: This is a mixed bugfix and feature release.

Release Tags: Bug fixes

Tags: Office/Business

Licenses: GPLv3

webon irforum-2.40_jp

Sunday 25th of May 2014 08:55:53 AM
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 adds a function for searching for users to the admin area. It's paginated and has sessions and forms.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

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