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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

Objeck Programming Language 3.1.2

FreshMeat - Saturday 7th of June 2014 12:36:17 AM
The Objeck computer language is an object-oriented computing language with functional features that has ties with Java, C#, and Pascal. In this language, all data types are treated as objects. The language consists of a compiler and VM with an accompanying memory management and JIT compiler.

Release Notes: Highlights of this release include a 'leaving' keyword that allows a block of code to always be executed upon exiting a function or method, enhanced C-like syntax support, support for string concatenation using the "+=" operator, ODBC 'PreparedStatement' support for Blobs and binary streams, support for unary 'not' expressions, and updated syntax highlighting files that include new keywords and operators for Notepad++, BBEdit, edit, and GeSHi. Bugs were fixed and more sample code was added.

Tags: Virtual Machine, language, functional, Memory Management, Compilers

Licenses: BSD Revised

musl 1.1.2

FreshMeat - Friday 6th of June 2014 10:50:59 PM
musl is a new implementation of the standard library for Linux-based systems. It is lightweight, fast, simple, free, and strives to be correct in the sense of standards-conformance and safety. It includes a wrapper for building programs against musl in place of the system standard library (e.g. glibc), making it possible to immediately evaluate the library and build compact statically linked binaries with it.

Release Notes: This release fixes a stack-based buffer overflow in DNS response parsing (CVE-2014-3484) found during an overhaul of the resolver internals. A number of new features in the forward and reverse name lookup functions have been added, particularly in the area of IPv6 support. VDSO acceleration of clock_gettime and related functions on i386 is now available with recent kernels. Support for the %C and %y specifiers to strptime has been added. Various low to medium severity bugs have also been fixed.

Tags: software deployment, Libraries, Operating Systems, Embedded Systems

Licenses: MIT

EiffelStudio 14.05

FreshMeat - Friday 6th of June 2014 10:49:38 PM
EiffelStudio is an IDE for the Eiffel language (ECMA-367, ISO/IEC 25436, and ACM Software System Award 2006). It includes: Eiffel compiler, Eiffel editor, Eiffel code browsing tool, Eiffel testing tool, graphical design tool, refactoring tool, debugger, profiler, and Eiffel analysis tools (Metrics, Dependencies, etc.). Eiffel generates C or CLI for .NET or Mono. Eiffel applies O-O principles and Design by Contract for high-quality software. Many Eiffel libraries are included: ADT, network, GUI, database, parsing (including an Eiffel parser), XML, Web, COM, and more.

Release Notes: This release added the Eiffel Inspector, Automatic Fixing, and support for the Raspberry Pi. The Eiffel Inspector detects some code patterns that the compiler would not reject but are still invalid, such as an assignment to self "a := a", which is obviously not what was intended. Automatic Fixing fixes some basic compiler warnings/errors. Currently only two fixes are supported: unused local variables and undeclared types on locals.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements

Tags: Software Development, Office/Business, Database, Compilers, Libraries

Licenses: EFL, GPL

Simple components for Ada 4.0

FreshMeat - Friday 6th of June 2014 10:26:14 PM
The Simple components for Ada library provides implementations of smart pointers for automatically collected objects (using reference counting), object persistence, unbounded and bounded arrays of smart pointers, generic unbounded arrays of private objects and plain pointers, generic sets, maps, directed graphs, directed weighted graphs, stacks, and storage pools. It also includes table management, string editing, IEEE 754 support, and infix expression parsing tools. Implementations of some lock-free shared data structures are provided.

Release Notes: An ODBC bindings bug causing a connection to be left opened despite object finalization was fixed. Generic_Blackboard now supports GCC platforms with no Pragma Atomic available for 64-bit integers. The SQLite3 bindings are switched to the amalgamation version 3080200. Column_Type and Is_Valid functions were added to the SQLite package. An HTTP SQLite3 database browser was added. Packages for blocking file access, persistent memory pools, and B-tree implementation were added.

Release Tags: major feature enchancement

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, Database, Compilers, Interpreters, Application Frameworks, API, Object Brokering

Licenses: GMGPL

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