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JPPF 4.1 beta

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 12:38am
JPPF makes it easy to parallelize computationally intensive tasks and execute them on a Grid.

Release Notes: The values of the configuration properties can now be scripted. A priority can be assigned to the local executor and auto-discovered connections. The driver management port is directly provided to the client during the connection handshake. Tasks can now schedule themselves for resubmission.

Release Tags: major features, Unstable

Tags: GRID, grid computing, cloud, cloud computing, Java, Parallel processing, Parallel Computing, Distributed Computing, Open Source

Licenses: Apache 2.0

S3QL 2.8.1

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 12:33am
S3QL is a file system that stores all its data online. It supports Amazon S3, Google Storage, and OpenStack and effectively provides you with a hard disk of dynamic, infinite capacity that can be accessed from any computer with Internet access. S3QL provides a standard, full featured Unix file system that is conceptually indistinguishable from any local file system. Additional features include compression, encryption, data de-duplication, immutable trees, and snapshotting, which make it especially suitable for online backup and archiving. The design favors simplicity and elegance over performance and feature-creep. Care has been taken to make the source code as readable and serviceable as possible. Solid error detection, error handling, and extensive automated test cases are provided.

Release Notes: There are no changes in S3QL itself. The S3QL 2.8 tarball accidentally included a copy of the Python dugong module; this has been fixed.

Tags: FUSE, Compression, File system, backup, storage, encrypted backup, encryption, de-duplication

Licenses: GPLv3

JPPF 4.0.2

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 12:07am
JPPF makes it easy to parallelize computationally intensive tasks and execute them on a Grid.

Release Notes: This maintenance release brings important bugfixes and enhancements.

Release Tags: Bug fixes, Enhancements

Tags: GRID, grid computing, cloud, cloud computing, Java, Parallel processing, Parallel Computing, Distributed Computing, Open Source

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Zorka 1.0.1

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 8:02pm
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 release brings some bugfixes and host grouping functionality for ZICO collector.

Release Tags: Stable, Minor

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

Licenses: GPLv3

Profanity 0.4.0

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 7:13pm
Profanity is a minimalist console-based XMPP client inspired by Irssi. It features desktop notifications, typing notifications, chat logging, a customizable UI, and support for sending tinyurls.

Release Notes: The major addition for this release is support for Off The Record messaging. It also removes the limit of ten windows (with a /win command to access windows not in the status bar), adds user-defined command aliases with the /alias command, allows joining private chat rooms with passwords, allows the port to be specified on /connect and with /account settings, and adds desktop notification support for OS X.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: xmpp, Jabber, Chat, Console

Licenses: GPLv3

SlackPkg 2.82

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 5:39pm
Slackpkg is an automated package-management tool for Slackware Linux. It can do tasks such as automatic downloading and installing or upgrading, browse the MANIFEST.gz (Slackware package-contents guide), and more. Dependencies are not automatically handled. It is not a replacement for pkgtool, but a valuable add-on.

Release Notes: This release fixes the ARCH string for ARMedslack, updates the mirrors file to include Slackware 13.37 mirrors, and updates the blacklist sample file to include new usage examples.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Installation/Setup, Software Distribution Tools, Systems Administration, Utilities

Licenses: GPL

Text Fiction 2.2

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 5:19pm
Text Fiction is a Z-Machine for playing text adventures (a.k.a. interactive fiction) on mobile devices.

Release Notes: This release adds UI facelifting.

Tags: Games, text adventure

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Task Coach 1.3.37

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 4:59pm
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

units 2.10

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 4:35pm
GNU units converts quantities expressed in various systems of measurement to their equivalents in other systems of measurement. Like many similar programs, it can handle multiplicative scale changes. It can also handle nonlinear conversions such as Fahrenheit to Celsius, and it can perform conversions from and to sums of units, such as converting between feet plus inches and meters. Beyond simple unit conversions, units can be used as a general-purpose scientific calculator which keeps track of units in its calculations. You can form arbitrary complex mathematical expressions of dimensions including sums, products, quotients, powers, and even roots of dimensions. In this way, you can ensure accuracy and dimensional consistency when working with long expressions which involve many different units which may combine in complex ways. The units are defined in an extensive, well-annotated data file which defines over 2,500 units. You can also provide your own file to supplement or replace the standard file.

Release Notes: This version supports '_' to represent the previous result and support for rational exponents. Output can be logged to a file with -L. Nonlinear unit synonyms are easier to define, and display of nonlinear unit definitions now shows the range and domain and type of units needed. Error handling is better, and various bugs have been fixed.

Release Tags: Stable, Major

Tags: Scientific/Engineering, Utilities

Licenses: GPL

THIS 1.4.1

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 2:54pm
THIS (This HTML Is Simple) is a content management system with blog capabilities. It features HTML templates, themes, and an extensible database design, with an emphasis on code/data separation, but it has many odd features and requires much manual maintenence.

Release Notes: This release has a clearer and simpler HTML form handler, further reducing size and complexity.

Release Tags: Update

Tags: CMS, content, Web, management

Licenses: free software

CLOGS 1.3.0

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 2:50pm
CLOGS is a library for higher-level operations on top of the OpenCL C++ API. It is designed to integrate with other OpenCL code, including synchronization using OpenCL events. Currently only two operations are supported: radix sorting and exclusive scan. Radix sort supports all the unsigned integral types as keys, and all the built-in scalar and vector types suitable for storage in buffers as values. Scan supports all the integral types. It also supports vector types, which allows limited multi-scan capabilities.

Release Notes: This release adds support for out-of-place prefix sums (although with the same type for source and destination). It also saves program binaries in the cache for faster startup on some platforms.

Tags: OpenCL, sort, scan, prefix sum

Licenses: MIT

JSONMinify 1

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 1:43pm
JSONMinify removes whitespace and comments from JSON or JSON+C documents. The implementation has no overhead and near-perfect performance.

Release Notes: This initial release is very small and assumedly bug-free.

Tags: JSON, Code cleanup

Licenses: Public Domain

cwwav 0.5

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 1:10pm
cwwav takes one or more text files (or text read from standard input) and converts the text into an audio file (wav or mp3) containing the CW (Morse code) representation of the text. It's useful for generating practice files if you are learning CW and want to practice by listening to text. It's a very simple program but it is designed to do what it does well. That is, it is designed to produce good sounding CW output files, with proper timing and comfortable envelope to avoid keyclicks and to make the CW softer.

Release Notes: This release adds Farnsworth timings (finally!) and much better MP3 output quality when using built-in liblame support.

Tags: Communications, Ham Radio, Morse Code, Audio, Radio

Licenses: GPLv3

Burp 2.0.4

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 11:07am
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: This is the first release of Burp 2, an experimental version of burp that has the capability of doing inline deduplication with variable length checksums, and sparse indexing on the server side. Use with extreme caution.

Tags: backup

Licenses: AGPLv3

giflib 5.0.6

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 10:26am
giflib is a library for rendering and generating GIF image files. This is the GIF service code in C used for over two decades by graphics applications, Web browsers, game consoles, ATMs, and pretty much anything else that throws pixels on a display. It is simple, stable, and bulletproof.

Release Notes: This release adds a minor fix for a rare memory leak and MinGW port fixes.

Tags: GIF, Graphics

Licenses: MIT/X

Piwigo 2.6.2

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 10:03am
Piwigo is photo gallery system for the Web. The project started in 2002 and is built by an active community of users and developers. It comes with powerful features for publishing and managing your photos, scalability, and smart browsing capabilities such as albums, tags, or calendars. Extensions make Piwigo even more customizable.

Release Notes: Thie version fixes a SQL crash when encountering incoherent permissions, and a CSRF security issue introduced by API methods. The new user manager now displays groups and privacy level in the main table. Nine languages were updated.

Release Tags: Security, Minor feature enhancements, Bugfixes

Tags: multimedia, Graphics, Viewers, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content

Licenses: GPL

sysfunc 1.1.25

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 9:45am
sysfunc is a shell library intended for Unix sysadmins. It provides a set of portable shell functions including features such as file copy, symbolic link management, file/dir deletion, user/group management, data block replacement in a file, line replacement, commenting/uncommenting lines, service management, and volume group/logical volume/file system creation.

Release Notes: Fixes and improvements, fixes in soft_xxx() functions, and an improved save system.

Tags: Unix, shell, SysAdmin

Licenses: LGPL

CoreTML framework 1.2

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 8:10am
CoreTML framework is a template configuration system. It is based on the idea of parametrized templates that are created by inserting special content into source code files. These templates can later be used to generate output files depending upon parameters chosen by the user. CoreTML framework was created primarily to provide a platform for the design and deployment of semiconductor IP cores on a hardware description language (HDL) level (i.e. VHDL or Verilog).

Release Notes: This release features an upgrade of Lua to 5.2.3, the possibility to use 3rd-party Lua addons, a feature to skip shebang and the beginning of the template, and other minor bugfixes and improvements. The build system has been migrated to CMake.

Tags: Template system, FPGA

Licenses: LGPL

Calligra 2.8.1

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 7:59am
Calligra is an integrated suite of applications that cover office, creative, and management needs. It offers applications on both desktop computers and mobile platforms like tablets and smartphones. OpenDocument Format (ODF) is used, making it compatible with OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, and Microsoft Office. Calligra Suite contains the following applications: Calligra Words (word processor), Sheets (spreadsheets), Stage (presentations), Flow (diagrams and flowcharts), Kexi (visual database creator), Braindump (note taking), Plan (project management), Krita (drawing), and Karbon (vector graphics).

Release Notes: This release contains a few important bugfixes in Kexi, Krita, Flow, and Words applications.

Release Tags: Stable, major bug fixes

Tags: KDE, Qt, Office, Office Suites, Office/Business, ODF, OpenDocument Format, Word Processors, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Flowcharts, diagrams, Databases, drawing, Graphics, project management

Licenses: GPL, GPLv2, LGPL

Scid vs. PC 4.12

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 7:42am
Scid vs. PC is a powerful chess toolkit. It has extensive database and PGN file handling capabilities, and can be used to play chess on the internet (with FICS), against a computer chess opponent, or for chess grandmasters to prepare for tournament matches. Additionally, Scid vs. PC can run automated computer tournaments with chess engines playing against each other.

Release Notes: Bugfixes and minor interface refinements. Most of the changes are with the Engine Annotation feature, and FICS (free Internet chess).

Tags: chess, FICS

Licenses: GPL