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Task Coach 1.3.40

FreshMeat - 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

FreshMeat - 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

FLOM 0.5.2

FreshMeat - Sunday 25th of May 2014 08:46:48 AM
FLOM is a distributed lock manager that can be used to avoid shell tricks and safely execute different tasks that cannot run at the same time. It manages process serialization in the same way nice manages process prioritization. It implements the same lock mode semantic proposed by VMS DLM to allow non-trivial command serialization use cases. The goal is to "just work"; everything implemented must be useful and easy to use (configuration is reduced to a bare minimum). It works inside a single system or in a network of IP connected systems.

Release Notes: This release introduces "hierarchical resources" support. Hierarchical resources allows you to model multiple level locks: they can be useful for filesystems and for abstract resources with an inherent hierarchy. Typical use cases are: "consistent backup", "consistent producers/consumers" scenarios, and so on.

Tags: shell lock serialization

Licenses: GPLv2

4MLinux 9.0 Allinone Edition BETA

FreshMeat - Sunday 25th of May 2014 05:59:49 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: This release has Wine Git-2014-05-13, which is able to run Mozilla software (Firefox 29.0.1, SeaMonkey 2.26, and Thunderbird 24.5.0) with Flash Player 12 support enabled. 4MLinux Printing Suite 9.0 and 4MLinux QtPack (Qt 4.8.6 and 5.3.0, QupZilla Git-2014-05-20, SMplayer with SMTube SVN r6255) are also included. FTP (WinSCP 5.5.2), IRC (Irssi 0.8.16rc1, XChat 2.8.9), P2P (rTorrent 0.9.2, eMule 0.50a), and SSH (PuTTY 0.63) clients are available, too. The size of the ISO image is about 145 MB.

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

Licenses: GPLv3

4MLinux 9.0 BETA

FreshMeat - Sunday 25th of May 2014 05:58:20 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 maintenance (MBR and GPT partitioning software, 4MLinux Backup Scripts 9.0, ClamAV 0.98.3), multimedia (MPlayer SVN-r37146, FFmpeg Git-2014-04-10), a mini server (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SFTP), and mystery (a set of small games). The X Window System is based on X.Org Server 1.15.1, Mesa 10.1.3, JWM 2.2.2, and the FOX toolkit 1.6.49. Fully automatic installation of the "vanilla" versions of LibreOffice 4.2.4, Java RE 7u55, and VirtualBox 4.3.12 is also supported. The size of the ISO image is about 55 MB.

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

Licenses: GPLv3

XMLTV 0.5.65

FreshMeat - Sunday 25th of May 2014 04:15:47 AM
XMLTV is a set of programs to obtain and process TV (tvguide) listings and manage your TV viewing. It stores the listings in an XML-based format and most of the programs are filters which read and/or write XML. It includes tools to obtain, sort, grep, print, and munge listings, and two end-user programs to plan a week's TV viewing.

Release Notes: This release includes major updates to: tv_grab_dk_dr, tv_grab_dtv_la, tv_grab_es_laguiatv, tv_grab_fi, tv_grab_fi_sv, tv_grab_huro, tv_grab_is, tv_grab_pt, tv_grab_pt_meo, tv_grab_nl, tv_grab_uk_atlas, tv_grab_uk_guardian, tv_grab_uk_tvguide, tv_cat, tv_imdb, tv_to_text, and tv_to_latex.

Tags: Text Processing, Markup, XML, Games/Entertainment, Home Automation

Licenses: GPL

BAIK 8.1.5

FreshMeat - Saturday 24th of May 2014 09:59:25 PM
BAIK (Bahasa Anak Indonesia untuk Komputer) is a scripting language whose syntax is in Indonesian. It supports GUI, file operations, conditions, arrays, functions, simple OOP, RDBMS (Oracle, SQLite, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases), CGI, and TCP/IP networking.

Release Notes: Starting from version 8, BAIK supports GPIO and Analog Input for embedded system. It was tested not only on PCs, but also on ARM embedded systems such as Beagleboard and Beaglebone Black. This release fixed some bugs in the window event handling function.

Tags: Software Development, Interpreters

ms-sys 2.4.0

FreshMeat - Saturday 24th of May 2014 08:42:21 PM
ms-sys is a Linux program for writing Microsoft compatible boot records. The program does the same as Microsoft's "fdisk /mbr" to a hard disk or "sys d:" to a floppy or FAT32 partition, except that it does not copy any system files (only the boot record is written).

Release Notes: Adds support for syslinux GPT MBR. Updates the syslinux MBR to version 6.02.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Boot

Licenses: GPL

Go! 0.5.0

FreshMeat - Saturday 24th of May 2014 01:13:43 PM
Go! is a PHP 5.4 library that allows developers to add support for aspect-oriented programming (AOP) to their PHP applications. It doesn't require PECL extensions, Runkit, evals, or DI containers. The code with weaved aspects is fully readable and native, and can be easily debugged with XDebug. You can debug either classes or aspects. It can potentially* be installed in every PHP application because you don't have to change the application source code at all. As an example, with the help of 10-20 lines of code it is possible to intercept all of the public, protected, and static methods in all classes of an application, and display the name and the arguments of each method during its execution.

Release Notes: Proxies are now stored in separate files to allow more transparent debugging. A cache warmer command was added. Extended pointcut syntax for or-ed methods: ClassName->method1|method2(*). Support for read-only filesystems was added (phar, GAE, etc.). Inheritance support during class-loading and weaving.

Release Tags: 0.5.0

Tags: aop, PHP, aspect-oriented programming, oop

Licenses: MIT

Classing{js} 1.0.3

FreshMeat - Saturday 24th of May 2014 12:25:17 PM
Classing{js} creates a classical-like OOP interface directly into JavaScript.Without compilation or any pre-process, it behaves almost exactly like any regular classical object oriented environment. It provides function overloading, concrete (Final or Extensible) and abstract classes, defining components in the three access levels {public,private and protected}, static components, classical inheritance and method overriding, defining and implementing multiple interfaces, and much more.

Release Notes: In this release, the library's APIs are wrapped in a namespace called classing to avoid possible conflicts with other libraries that may use the same API's names.

Tags: Internet, Web, JavaScript library, object oriented, classes, Cross browser compatibility

Licenses: MIT License

remoteEncFs 0.2.0

FreshMeat - Saturday 24th of May 2014 12:17:10 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: Implements local --unmount.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements

Tags: encrypted cloud storage

Licenses: GPLv2

Aniketos-SSVV 0.01

FreshMeat - Saturday 24th of May 2014 10:48:49 AM
Aniketos-SSVV (Aniketos Security Service Validation and Verification) provides a series of modules that work together to validate the security properties of a Web service composition. The package is given a selection of service compositions (provided in the form of BPMN processes with Web services bound to the service tasks), along with the security policy to be fulfilled. The package then performs various checks on the services to establish whether each composition satisfies the policy, returning an ordered list (ordered in terms of security) of the services that do. It forms part of the larger Aniketos project comprised of four packages in total.

Release Notes: This is the initial testing release. It provides a full working toolchain from submission of BPMN plans through to the ordering of Web Service bindings with respect to security policy compliance. There's still lots of work to do and contributions (bugs, suggestions, code, documentation, etc.) from the community are welcomed.

Release Tags: Alpha, Testing, Initial, features, code, Documentation

Tags: Web Services, Security, Security Analysis, Trustworthy Computing, SOA, SOAP, verification, Java 1.6, Eclipse, composite services, bpmn, ConSpec, Network

Licenses: BSD Three-Clause, LGPL v3

AeonWave 2.4.0

FreshMeat - Saturday 24th of May 2014 08:43:46 AM
AeonWave is a cross platform, hardware accelerated, multi-threaded, and versatile stereo and 4D audio mixing library. By combining hardware accelerated rendering and a low memory footprint the library can handle almost any situation, from virtual synthesizer apps for smart phones to immersive simulation. It has a small, easy to use, fault tolerant, and consistent API, low latency support by using hardware acceleration, simultaneous support for stereo and 4D audio, audio frames with sub-mixing capabilities, support for stereo and 3D audio effects and filters, and a Freeware supplemental OpenAL implementation.

Release Notes: The license conditions were changed to allow anyone to include the binaries with their product. A reorganization of the code resulted in rendering speed improvements of up to 75%. There were WASAPI, ALSA, and WAVE file backend fixes and improvements. Surround Sound, Spatial, and HRTF playback were tweaked.

Release Tags: Major, Stable

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

Licenses: Proprietary

pyxattr 0.5.3

FreshMeat - Friday 23rd of May 2014 11:02:03 PM
pyxattr is a Python extension module wrapper for libattr, which can be used to query, list, add, and remove extended attributes from files and directories.

Release Notes: This release features a speedup for handling files without xattrs, more forgiving file name encoding under Python 3, and improvements to the test suite.

Tags: Filesystems

Licenses: LGPL

pyAggr3g470r 5.3

FreshMeat - Friday 23rd of May 2014 10:39:13 PM
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 release introduces some UI improvements, especially for the home page.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

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

Licenses: Affero GPL v3 or more recent

Relevation 1.3

FreshMeat - Friday 23rd of May 2014 10:22:45 PM
Relevation is a command-line interface to retrieve passwords stored with the Revelation Password Manager. It provides equivalent functionality to the "Find" box as found in Revelation's GUI.

Release Notes: Support for the newer v2 data format (Revelation 0.14) and better handling of Unicode fields (i.e. accented characters in entries).

Release Tags: Stable, Major

Tags: Security, Utilities, Command Line

Licenses: BSD Revised

TCPDF 6.0.082

FreshMeat - Friday 23rd of May 2014 10:07:26 PM
TCPDF is a PHP class for generating PDF documents without requiring external extensions. TCPDF supports all ISO page formats and custom page formats, custom margins and units of measure, UTF-8 Unicode, RTL languages, HTML, barcodes, TrueTypeUnicode, TrueType, OpenType, Type1, and CID-0 fonts, images, graphic functions, clipping, bookmarks, JavaScript, forms, page compression, digital signatures, and encryption.

Release Notes: This version contains a bugfix related to PNG images and one related to font tools.

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, php classes, Text Processing

Licenses: LGPL

webon irforum-2.30_jp

FreshMeat - Friday 23rd of May 2014 09:38:37 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 adds a logout function to PasswordController.php.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

Guacamole 0.9.1

FreshMeat - Friday 23rd of May 2014 09:07:10 PM
Guacamole is an HTML5 Web application that provides access to desktop environments using remote desktop protocols such as VNC or RDP. A centralized server acts as a tunnel and proxy, allowing access to multiple desktops through a Web browser. No plugins are needed. The client requires nothing more than a Web browser supporting HTML5 and AJAX.

Release Notes: Overall performance, the user interface, and mobile support have been significantly improved. Telnet is now supported. Minor bugs within the MySQL authentication and terminal emulation have been fixed.

Tags: VNC, Remote Access, remote desktop, Web Application, rdp

Licenses: MIT

ClearOS 6.6.0 Beta 1

FreshMeat - Friday 23rd of May 2014 06:34:29 PM
ClearOS is an integrated network server gateway solution for small and distributed organizations. The software provides all the necessary server tools to run an organization including email, anti-virus, anti-spam, file sharing, groupware, VPN, firewall, intrusion detection/prevention, content filtering, bandwidth management, multi-WAN, and more. You can think of it as a next generation small business server. Through the intuitive Web-based management console, an administrator can configure the server software along with integrated cloud-based services.

Release Notes: In addition to bugfixes and enhancements, this release introduces Wordpress, Joomla!, Tiki Wiki, WPAD, and AppFirst. Under the hood, the event system, IPv6, and ClearOS 7 compatibility have also been a focus of this release.

Release Tags: Beta

Tags: Server, Firewall, Filters, Operating Systems, gateway

Licenses: GPL, Public Domain

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Debian Developers: Google Summer of Code, Quick Recap of 2017

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