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MikeOS 4.5b1

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 08:31:05 AM
MikeOS is an operating system for x86 PCs, written in assembly language. It is a learning tool to show how simple OSes work, with well-commented code and extensive documentation. It features a text-mode dialog-driven user interface, a file manager and machine code monitor, and over 60 system calls for use by third-party programs.

Release Notes: This beta release includes a new FORTH interpreter, archiving tool, and fishing game. Many updates have been made to the included applications, and several bugs in the code have been fixed. The handbooks have also been updated.

Release Tags: unstable development

Tags: Operating Systems

Licenses: BSD Revised

Cerb 6.7.7

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 05:45:23 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 eight improvements. It fixes an issue in Firefox with mouse position events in dashboards, fixes an issue where inbound worker relay messages weren't processed if the subject line referenced anything other than one valid ticket mask, fixes an issue with authentication signing worker relay messages, fixes an issue where toggling the 'select all' checkbox on worklists multiple times could lead to row selection becoming out of sync before bulk update actions, and removes the Ctrl+E shortcut on replies since this conflicts with Linux and Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.

Release Tags: Maintenance, Minor bugfixes, Stable

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

Licenses: Devblocks Public License

Why Can't I Connect? 1.8.0

Tuesday 10th of June 2014 03:52:43 AM
"Why Can't I Connect?" makes it easier to resolve TCP/IP connection errors. Use it to diagnose connections to common server types and create generic clients and/or servers.

Release Notes: This release added recording and playing of scripts, a powerful tool for remote debugging and tracking down intermittent problems. Script files are fully self contained so no other files are required to remotely run the script. Recording a script is as simple as pressing the Record button, running the test connections, and pressing the Stop Recording button.

Release Tags: Script Files

Tags: Network Analysis, Communications

Licenses: GPLv3

Protocol Buffers Editor 95c

Monday 9th of June 2014 10:18:00 PM
Protocol Buffers Editor is a viewer and editor for Google's Protocol Buffers binary files. Information is displayed as a tree and can be updated, saved as XML or HTML, and compared to another saved file.

Release Notes: This release adds support for Protocol Buffers extensions to the editor.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Editor

Licenses: GPLv3+

privacyIDEA 1.0dev7

Monday 9th of June 2014 09:26:54 PM
privacyIDEA is a multi-factor authentication solution. It can manage any type of authentication device. All common OTP (one time password) devices are supported, including Google Authenticator, eToken Pass, OTP cards, Yubikey, SMSOTP, and mTAN/mobileTAN. New devices can be added easily. Users can be retrieved from flat files, LDAP, Active Directory, SQL databases, and SCIM services. It can also handle authorization and writes all events to a digitally signed audit log, giving you basic AAA functionality.

Release Notes: Improved SMS provider configuration and the addition of a preset for the clickatel SMS gateway.

Release Tags: SMS Gateway, SMSOTP

Tags: Authentication, Security, OTP, two factor authentication, multifactor authentication, Audit, Google Authenticator, Yubikey, 2FA, OpenID, SAML, SCIM, LDAP, SQL, SMSOTP, mTAN, mobileTAN

Licenses: AGPLv3

I, Librarian 3.0

Monday 9th of June 2014 07:20:31 PM
I, Librarian is a PDF manager or PDF organizer that allows individual researchers or a group of researchers to create an annotated collection of PDF articles. Users may build the virtual library collaboratively, thus sharing the workload of literature mining. It enables smart browsing and fast searching in reference data and PDF files, and includes an advanced tool for mining scientific literature from PubMed, PubMed Central, NASA ADS, arXiv, IEEE Xplore, and HighWire Press.

Release Notes: In the PDF viewer, marker and notes can now be exported as real PDF annotations, pinned notes can be searched from global Advanced and Expert Search forms, and text in PDFs can now be selected and copied. The reference management now has an extended keyboard with additional Latin, Greek, and math characters, improved support for books and chapters, and duplicate detection based on identical titles, title similarity, and identical PDF files. Text from PDF files containing scanned images can now be extracted using OCR. MathML can be used in the rich text note editor.

Tags: PDF, Bibliography

Licenses: GPLv3

BirdFont 0.38

Monday 9th of June 2014 07:16:24 PM
BirdFont is a font editor which can create TTF, EOT, and SVG fonts.

Release Notes: Many bugs and memory leaks have been fixed.

Tags: TTF, EOT, SVG, Graphics, Editors, fonts, font editors

Licenses: GPLv3

kcov 18

Monday 9th of June 2014 05:24:56 PM
Kcov is a code coverage tester based for compiled programs (C/C++, etc) and Python scripts. It uses DWARF debugging information to collect coverage information from binaries without special compiler options. It produces lcov-style output and only requires a single step, i.e. collection and reporting are done in one sweep.

Release Notes: This release modernized and improved HTML output, and now allows sort order to be changed directly on the Web page. Filtering of merged output was corrected, and a case where kcov could hang on receiving a signal was fixed. Performance was improved.

Tags: Code coverage

Licenses: GPLv2

Ctpp 1.0.72

Monday 9th of June 2014 04:16:36 PM
Ctpp is the C99-compatible C preprocessor of the Ctalk language, which provides object oriented extensions for C. The preprocessor is compatible with GNU cpp and provides extensions like macro expansion in warning and error messages, saving expanded macros to files, and built-in symbol definition for many command line options. You can download the preprocessor separately while Ctalk is between versions for development.

Release Notes: This release adds the #include_here preprocessor directive, and contains several minor speedups in the lexical analyzer.

Licenses: GPLv3

perfino 1.0

Monday 9th of June 2014 03:42:42 PM
perfino is an APM tool for monitoring JVM with cross-over functionality for profiling. It records business transactions and telemetry data. The browser UI is optimized for both immediate problem solving as well as historical analysis. Thresholds, triggers, and alerts can detect anomalies, handle notifications, and escalate data collection. In addition to monitoring functionality, perfino has built-in profiling functionality for performance emergencies. Full JVMTI-level sampling and a hand-off to its sibling product JProfiler provide a defense in depth like no other APM solution.

Release Notes: Initial release.

Tags: APM, Monitoring Tools

Licenses: Trialware

Units of measurement for Ada 3.4

Monday 9th of June 2014 03:21:15 PM
The library provides an implementation of dimensioned values for Ada. Unit checks are made at run-time, if not optimized out by the compiler. SI and irregular measurement units are supported. Shifted units like degrees Celsius are supported too. Conversions from and back to strings are provided for all various irregular units. An extensive set of GTK widgets for dealing with dimensioned values is included, though use of GTK is not mandatory for the rest of the library.

Release Notes: The widgets and renderers provided by the library are adapted for the GTK 3.x. GTK 2.x is no longer supported.The Split procedure was added to the Units package. Only Ada 2005 and Ada 2012 are supported when widgets and renderers are used, because GtkAda bindings require at least Ada 2005. The non-GUI parts of the software remain Ada 95 conformant. A bug in text conversion that led to false output of values with units like square meter were fixed. This version was first compiled with GNAT 4.9.

Release Tags: GTK+ 3 support, minor bug fixes

Tags: Scientific/Engineering

Licenses: GMGPL

decotengu 0.11.0

Monday 9th of June 2014 03:12:49 PM
decotengu is a dive decompression library to experiment with various implementations of the Buhlmann decompression model with Erik 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 reimplements the tabular calculator to use exponential function group homomorphism exp(x + y) = exp(x) * exp(y), which forced a redesign of decompression model code as well. The overall redesign gives a much simpler code base, memory usage improvements, and a significant performance boost. All methods and functions are changed to accept time in minutes instead of time in seconds.

Tags: dive, decompression

Licenses: GPLv3

Freeverb3 3.1.1

Monday 9th of June 2014 02:56:52 PM
Freeverb3 is a signal processing library. It includes many types of audio processing effects and signal generators including a linear feedback shift register (LFSR) maximum length sequence (MLS) generator, multiple types of high quality mono+stereo reverb effects, a multi slot impulse response processor, multiband hardknee+softknee compressor and limiter, a stereo enhancer, a limiter, and many types of infinite impulse respose (IIR) and finite impulse response (FIR) filters. Also available is Freeverb3VST, a VST effects plugins package based on the Freeverb3 library.

Release Notes: A cpuid bug was fixed along with some small bugs on amd64.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements, VST plugin

Tags: Sound/Audio, Scientific/Engineering, Players, multimedia

Licenses: GPLv2

Shellpic 1.4

Monday 9th of June 2014 01:54:53 PM
Shellpic uses shell escape codes to display images in a terminal, IRC or NUTS client.

Release Notes: This version adds the --nuts switch which creates ouput suitable for NUTS talkers. It also adds support for Python 2.6.

Tags: Graphic, shell, IRC, Viewer, GIF, bash, terminal

Licenses: GPLv3

Talend Open Studio for Data Quality 5.6.0M1

Monday 9th of June 2014 01:47:31 PM
Talend Open Studio for Data Quality helps you to profile your data. The ergonomic interface allows you to define metrics (indicators) and collect statistics on your data in a few clicks. It comes with a set of regular expressions that helps you to identify bad data. You can create your own regular expressions and use them in data profiling analyses. A lot of options exist for each indicator, which change the behavior of the indicator so that it gives you more pertinent information. Data quality options on indicators alert you when your data quality is not what you expected.

Release Notes: This release adds many new features and bugfixes.

Release Tags: new features, Bugfixes

Tags: Information Management, Metadata/Semantic Models, Database, Front-Ends, Software Development, Quality Assurance, Records Management

Licenses: LGPLv3

Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.6.0M1

Monday 9th of June 2014 01:46:23 PM
Talend Open Studio for Data Integration is an ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) tool. Talend Open Studio for Data Integration can perform jobs that range from datawarehouse feeding to database synchronization, as well as file format transformations. Its graphical interface is made with Eclipse RCP, and data related scripts are generated in Perl or Java. The application was designed to be extended with components written by users.

Release Notes: This release adds many new features and bugfixes.

Release Tags: new features, Bugfixes

Tags: Software Development, Code Generators, Database, Front-Ends

Licenses: LGPLv3

Talend Open Studio for ESB 5.6.0M1

Monday 9th of June 2014 01:45:14 PM
Talend Open Studio for ESB is an innovative, Eclipse-based tooling environment for modeling, configuring, and deploying integration solutions using the Apache-based open source enterprise service bus (ESB), Talend ESB. Talend ESB is a versatile and flexible ESB that allows organizations to address integration challenges, from simple departmental projects to complex, heterogeneous IT environments. Powered by the Apache CXF, Apache Camel, and Apache ActiveMQ Open Source integration projects, it makes enterprise-class integration accessible by delivering a cost-effective and easy-to-use way to integrate and expand systems and applications.

Release Notes: This release adds many new features and bugfixes.

Release Tags: new features, Bugfixes

Tags: Software Development, Code Generators, Database, Front-Ends

Licenses: LGPLv3

Talend Open Studio for MDM 5.6.0M1

Monday 9th of June 2014 01:44:14 PM
Talend Open Studio for MDM provides the key data management functions across integration, quality, and governance to get users started with master data in their companies. It allows users to install, implement, and manage a single solution across all these key functional groups, decreasing complexity and time to value for MDM projects.

Release Notes: This release adds many new features and bugfixes.

Release Tags: new features, Bugfixes

Tags: Software Development, Code Generators, Database

Licenses: LGPLv3

Worker 3.4.1

Monday 9th of June 2014 01:06:22 PM
Worker is a file manager for the X Window System with the classical two panel interface. It features a fully graphical configuration, while still allowing manual editing of the configuration file without the need to restart Worker. Any external program can be integrated easily into the GUI using buttons, hotkeys, and file type actions. Worker uses file recognition by file content or by filename extension (or both). Different actions with completely configurable commands can be assigned to each file type.

Release Notes: This release adds a breadcrumb navigation for faster access to previous and parent directories. The copy dialog optionally remains open after completion. The ".." entry can be displayed again. The free space check for the copy operation has been fixed in case invalid values are returned by the OS. Some minor other issues have been fixed and the translations have been updated.

Tags: Desktop Environment, File Managers

Licenses: GPL

Dosage 2.14

Monday 9th of June 2014 11:59:19 AM
Dosage is designed to keep a local copy of specific Web comics and other picture-based content such as Picture of the Day sites. With the dosage command line, script you can get the latest strip of a Web comic, catch up to the last strip downloaded, or download a strip for a particular date/index (if the comic's site layout makes this possible).

Release Notes: Several comics have been fixed. Source releases are now available from PyPi.

Tags: Internet, Web

Licenses: MIT/X

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