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patool 1.6

FreshMeat - Sunday 8th of June 2014 10:08:59 AM
Various archive formats can be created, extracted, tested, listed, searched, compared, and repacked by patool. The advantage of patool is its simplicity in handling archive files without having to remember myriad programs and options. The archive format is determined by the file(1) program and as a fallback by the archive file extension. patool supports 7z (.7z), ACE (.ace), ADF (.adf), ALZIP (.alz), APE (.ape), AR (.a), ARC (.arc), ARJ (.arj), bzip2 (.bz2), CAB (.cab), COMPRESS (.Z), CPIO (.cpio), deb (.deb), DMS (.dms), FLAC (.flac), gzip (.gz), ISO (.iso), LRZIP (.lrz), LZH (.lha, .lzh), LZIP (.lz), LZMA (.lzma), LZOP (.lzo), RPM (.rpm), RAR (.rar), RZIP (.rz), SHN (.shn), tar (.tar), XZ (.xz), zip (.zip, .jar), and ZOO (.zoo) formats. It relies on helper applications to handle those archive formats (for example bzip2 for BZIP2 archives). The archive formats tar, zip, bzip2, and gzip are supported natively and do not require helper applications to be installed.

Release Notes: P7zip RAR detection on OS X systems has been fixed.

Tags: Archivers, Compression, Command Line

Licenses: GPLv3

BalanceNG 3.516

FreshMeat - Sunday 8th of June 2014 10:06:15 AM
BalanceNG is a modern, IPv6 capable software IP load balancing solution. It is small, fast, and easy to use and set up. It offers session persistence, different distribution methods (Round Robin, Random, Weighted Random, Least Session, Least Bandwidth, Hash, Agent, and Randomized Agent) and a customizable UDP health check agent in source code. It supports VRRP to set up high availability configurations on multiple nodes. It supports SNMP, integrating the BALANCENG-MIB with Net-SNMPD. It implements a very fast in-memory IP-to-location database, allowing powerful location-based server load-balancing.

Release Notes: A bug with the GNAT implementation has been resolved. Upgrading is recommended if GNAT (BalanceNG V3 NAT) is in use. A bug with location based load balancing has been resolved. A location group may now contain up to 128 characters. The manual has been updated and contains a description of the upcoming bngsync protocol (UDP port 10439).

Release Tags: Major bugfixes

Tags: Internet, Proxy Servers, Clustering/Distributed Networks, Web, Networking, Load-Balancing, Software Distribution, Load-Balancer, TCP/IP

Licenses: Proprietary with Free Trial

Lynis 1.5.5

FreshMeat - Sunday 8th of June 2014 08:58:46 AM
Lynis is an auditing and hardening tool for Unix derivatives like Linux/BSD/Solaris. It scans systems to detect software and security issues. Besides security-related information, it will also scan for general system information, installed packages, and possible configuration mistakes. The software is aimed at assisting automated auditing, software patch management, and vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix-based systems.

Release Notes: This release fixes a security vulnerability. Several new tests for nginx have been added. Debugging via profile is possible (again) and some adjustments have been made to the screen output.

Tags: Security, Forensics, Diagnostics, Audit

Licenses: GPLv3

FakeTime Preload Library (libfaketime) 0.9.6

FreshMeat - Sunday 8th of June 2014 08:17:07 AM
FTPL (FakeTime Preload Library, aka libfaketime) intercepts various system library calls and tricks programs of your choice into seeing a faked system time without having to change the time system-wide. This can be used for running legacy software with Y2K bugs, testing software for year-2038 compliance, debugging time-related issues such as expired SSL certificates, and using software that ceases to run outside a certain time frame. The faked time can be specified either absolutely or relative to the real current time, and optionally also affects file timestamps. The faked clock continues to run, but can optionally be frozen, slowed down, or made faster. A wrapper script "faketime" simplifies the usage, similar to tools such as fakechroot.

Release Notes: A new filter command feature controls which (sub-)processes libfaketime is applied to. Various stability issues were fixed.

Release Tags: Stable, Minor feature enhancements, cli

Tags: Utilities, Diagnostics, Software Development, Debuggers

Licenses: GPLv2+

4MLinux 9.0 Multiboot Edition BETA

FreshMeat - Sunday 8th of June 2014 06:05:13 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 is distributed in the form of a multiboot CD, which allows you to make network installations of the following systems: Debian 7.5, Fedora 20, Slackware 14.1, and Ubuntu 14.04. It is also possible to boot 4MLinux 9.0 Rescue Edition to prepare the installation of these systems (by performing data backup, disk partitioning, and the like).

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

Licenses: GPLv3

F*EX 20140603

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 11:26:41 PM
F*EX (Frams' Fast File EXchange) is a Web based service for sending very big files from one person to another. The sender uploads the file to the F*EX server and the recipient automatically gets a notification email with a download URL. Files are automatically deleted after download or an expiration date. The recipient and sender only need an email program and a Web browser. Sending to multiple recipients needs storage on the server only once. In contrast with other file transfer services, it has no file size limits at all and comes with shell tools for scripting up/downloading.

Release Notes: Better parameter filtering has been implemented to prevent cross-site scripting attacks and request forgery. Some other minor bugs are fixed.

Release Tags: Security bug fix

Tags: Communications, File Sharing, Internet, FTP, Web, HTTP Servers

Licenses: Perl Artistic

webon webonblog-0.10

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 09:03:08 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: The database description is now written.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

RackTables 0.20.8

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 07:52:53 PM
RackTables is a tool to manage tens of racks, hundreds of servers, and thousands of MAC and IP addresses. It will work with a single rack as well. It features a real-life rackspace model, typed rack objects with flexible attribute sets, a tagging system, IP address management ready for NAT, virtual routers and load balancers, accurate network connection handling, a universal search function, a multi-user access model, and an extensible dictionary.

Release Notes: This release incorporates assorted enhancements, including better handling of particular network and server equipment, correct displaying of some data in the database, support for custom LDAP port, a new autotag for the client's IP address, per-port displaying of learned MAC addresses, and a patch cable management feature. It is recommended for all users of the stable release series.

Release Tags: Bugfixes, Feature Enhancements

Tags: Asset management, data center, rackspace, IPv4, IPv6

Licenses: GPLv2

PHP DataGrid 6.1

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 07:34:36 PM
phpGrid provides professional-looking Ajax-enabled grid-based editing, create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations for Web developers in as little as two lines of code. It features cross-browser inline editing, support for all HTML form controls, integrated search toolbar, a master detail data grid, image display, MS Excel and HTML data export, permission control, a theme roller, built-in record sorting by any column, support for major databases including MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle, support for large database record sets, and WYSIWYG and Ajax file upload.

Release Notes: A bug in client side grid object referencing was fixed by using a unique jQuery selector ID and grid object variable name to avoid a naming collision. A 4th parameter was added to the grouping method to hide the grouping column by default. The grid IIS now auto reloaded on FORM edit after submitting. file_upload JavaScript was updated to display corresponding Ajax response in the debug console. A problem where required scripts were not included in an internal function due to execution orders between master and detail grids was fixed. The debug window is now toggled off by default. Two new code samples were added.

Release Tags: 6.1, bugfix, phpgrid

Tags: Database, Front-Ends, php class

Licenses: Shareware

Recoll 1.19.14

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 06:44:14 PM
Recoll is a personal full text desktop search tool based on Xapian. It provides an easy to use, feature-rich, easy administration interface with a Qt-based GUI. Text, HTML, PDF, PostScript, MS Word, OpenOffice, Wordperfect, KWord, Abiword, maildir, and mailbox mail folder formats are supported, along with their compressed versions and quite a few others. Powerful query facilities are provided. Multiple character sets are supported, and internal processing and storage uses Unicode UTF-8. Stemming is performed at query time and the stemming language can be switched after indexing.

Release Notes: This release fixes a few more indexing glitches.

Tags: Information Management, Text Processing, Indexing

Licenses: GPL

Ctalk 0.0.97 2014-06-07

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 04:51:07 PM
Ctalk adds classes, methods, operator overloading, inheritance, and complex object expressions to otherwise standard C programs. Programs can use only a few Ctalk objects and methods in an otherwise standard C program, but the language can be used to write entire programs also. Ctalk works on most if not all of the systems that support GCC, the GNU C compiler. The package includes the language, class and run-time libraries, example programs, tutorial, and language reference.

Release Notes: This release fixes a memory leak, and adds many methods that include parsing command line arguments, setting a window's dimensions, getting the dimensions of a terminal screen, overloading the methods that initialize windows, updates to ANSIWidgetPane and ANSITextPane, and others. This release also improves support for complex array and struct C variables within expressions, and improves reliability with additional checks when processing overloaded methods and complex or nested statements.

Tags: Software Development, Interpreters, C Library, object oriented, language, C language

Licenses: GPL

GtkAda contributions 3.8

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 04:23:50 PM
The library is a contribution to GtkAda, an Ada bindings to GTK+ toolkit. It deals with the following issues: tasking support; custom models for tree view widget; custom cell renderers for tree view widget; multi-columned derived model; an extension derived model (to add columns to an existing model); an abstract caching model for directory-like data; tree view and list view widgets for navigational browsing of abstract caching models; file system navigation widgets with wildcard filtering; resource styles; capturing the resources of a widget; embeddable images; some missing sub-programs and bugfixes; a measurement unit selection widget and dialogs; an improved hue-luminance-saturation color model; simplified image buttons and buttons customizable by style properties; controlled Ada types for GTK+ strong and weak references; and a simplified means to create lists of strings.

Release Notes: This is the first version that supports GTK+ 3.x. The corresponding GtkAda version is 3.8. The library now requires Ada 2005 or Ada 2012.

Release Tags: major change, GTK+ 3

Tags: Software Development, Libraries

Licenses: GMGPL

Freeverb3 3.1.1

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 03:35:43 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: Freeverb3 3.1.1 has been released. This version is a bugfix release from version 3.1.0. Change Logs: * Bug fixes - Fixed cpuid bug on amd64. * Other enhancements - Audacious 3.5 was supported.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

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

Licenses: GPLv2

husk-scheme 3.17.1

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 01:22:11 PM
Husk is an implementation of the Scheme programming language for the Haskell Platform. Advanced R5RS features are provided, including continuations, hygienic macros, and a full numeric tower.

Release Notes: This release includes bugfixes and improvements to the core interpreter.

Tags: Languages, Interpreters, Libraries

Licenses: MIT

Vendetta Online 1.8.294

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 07:10:41 AM
Vendetta Online is a multi-platform 3D space-combat MMO for Windows, Mac, Linux/32 and Linux/64. The game permits players to interact in a vast online galaxy; fighting, trading, and mining their way to success. A "twitch" type real-time combat model makes true player skill the deciding factor instead of character advancement. Massive capital-ship battles shake the foundations of the major nations at war, while others struggle to push back the encroachment of the AI "Hives". A no-strings free trial is available.

Release Notes: Shaders were improved for PC platforms. The secondary light source now uses the object's bump map. A problem where the Hangar tab was still visible in the Tactical tab in ships with turrets but no hangar was fixed. Incorrect color of the Repair and Reload buttons was fixed. A mine laying issue was fixed. The password field no longer allows the text to be copied from it with CTRL-c. Dueling players are now notified if the duel will not count towards their duel ratings. When autodocking is enabled, the text on the HUD now says "Docking..." instead of "Press the Activate key to dock."

Tags: Games/Entertainment, First Person Shooters, Arcade, Role-Playing, Internet, Linux, Mac OS X, MMO

Licenses: Non-free, Trialware

Vendetta Online 1.8.294

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 07:10:41 AM
Vendetta Online is a multi-platform 3D space-combat MMO for Windows, Mac, Linux/32 and Linux/64. The game permits players to interact in a vast online galaxy; fighting, trading, and mining their way to success. A "twitch" type real-time combat model makes true player skill the deciding factor instead of character advancement. Massive capital-ship battles shake the foundations of the major nations at war, while others struggle to push back the encroachment of the AI "Hives". A no-strings free trial is available.

Release Notes: Shaders were improved for PC platforms. The secondary light source now uses the object's bump map. A problem where the Hangar tab was still visible in the Tactical tab in ships with turrets but no hangar was fixed. Incorrect color of the Repair and Reload buttons was fixed. A mine laying issue was fixed. The password field no longer allows the text to be copied from it with CTRL-c. Dueling players are now notified if the duel will not count towards their duel ratings. When autodocking is enabled, the text on the HUD now says "Docking..." instead of "Press the Activate key to dock."

Tags: Games/Entertainment, First Person Shooters, Arcade, Role-Playing, Internet, Linux, Mac OS X, MMO

Licenses: Non-free, Trialware

codemiscs 2014-06-07

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 05:28:21 AM
codemiscs is a collection of exciting, creative, amusing, and innovative commands. It is intended to be fun and useful. It includes a command wrapper (cmd), project generator (mkproject), human language translator (tw), feed reader (rf), images wizard (imgs), colorizer (colorize), slowed down echoer (typewriter), and shell show (show).

Release Notes: This release introduced two new commands, tonize and status, and improved colorize and tw. Colorize matches patterns and lines, and tw adapts to engines changes more easily. The Web site was improved with richer content, making usage of templates and metatagging. Documentation was improved through automated generation of documentation and wiki.

Release Tags: shell

Tags: shell, Utilities, Programming, Development, Educational, creative, Entertaining

Licenses: GPLv3

FLStation 0.4.7

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 05:12:06 AM
FLStation is the Ground Control Software (GCS) for Firetail UAV. It allows users to control and monitor the UAV, upload flight plans, tweak settings, and review flight logs.

Release Notes: This version drops WebKitGtk and the Google Maps API. Instead it uses the OsmGpsMap widget, which allows users to cache OpenStreetMap tiles for offline use. This version also comes with firmware for the flight controller.

Release Tags: Beta

Licenses: GPLv3

kpcli 2.6

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 02:12:20 AM
kpcli (KeePass CLI) is a command line interface (interactive shell) to work with KeePass database files. It was inspired by the author's use of the Ked Password Manager's "kedpm -c" option combined with a need to migrate to KeePass.

Release Notes: This release added support for interactive password generation, entry tags, entry string fields, entry file attachments, and Recycle Bin functionality. There were miscellaneous other fixes and enhancements.

Tags: keepass, command line interface, cli

Licenses: Artistic

webon irforum-2.92_jp

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 01:01:46 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: The login function was changed to a login action from the index action.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

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