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Hashrat 1.0

FreshMeat - Monday 2nd of June 2014 09:32:45 AM
Hashrat is a hash-generation utility that supports the MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512, Whirlpool, JH-224, JH-256, JH-384, and JH-512 hash functions, and also the HMAC versions of those functions. It can output in 'traditional' format (same as md5sum and shasum and the like), or its own format. Hashes can be output in octal, decimal, hexadecimal, uppercase hexadecimal, or base64. It supports directory recursion, hashing entire devices, and generating a hash for an entire directory. It has a 'CGI' mode that can be used as a Web page to lookup hashes.

Release Notes: This is the initial release.

Licenses: GPLv3

Check_MK 1.2.4p3

FreshMeat - Monday 2nd of June 2014 08:24:17 AM
Check_MK is a complex addon for Nagios/Icinga and consists of three subprojects. The check and inventory system Check_MK is a general purpose Nagios plugin for retrieving data. It adopts a new approach for collecting data and obsoletes NRPE, check_by_ssh, NSClient, and check_snmp. It features a significant reduction of CPU use on the Nagios host and automatic inventory of items to be checked, and is especially useful with larger Nagios installations. "MK Livestatus" gives immediate and fast access to live and historic Nagios status data. It's a supported backend for many addons including NagVis, NagiosBP, and Thruk. "Check_MK Multisite" is a feature complete replacement for the Nagios GUI, and uses MK Livestatus as a backend. It is very fast, and supports efficient distributed monitoring.

Release Notes: This patch release fixes several minor bugs and encoding related problems in Multisite and the reporting module. It comes with a bunch of minor fixes for different Check_MK checks.

Release Tags: Stable Release, Bug fixes, Stability

Tags: Nagios, Monitoring, Linux, nsclient, nrpe, snmp

Licenses: GPLv2


FreshMeat - Monday 2nd of June 2014 07:57:29 AM
MyJgui is a GUI (graphical user interface) for MySQL. It aims to be easy to use for new users as well as experts. You can store multiple connections that can be used simultaneously. Stored passwords are encrypted using symmetric encryption. Underlying databases and tables are displayed in a tree structure with the connections being the first level nodes. MyJgui is capable of easy data manipulation through a grid. It has a unique feature of bookmarking parametrical queries (sqlmarks). The documentation (user guide) is quite comprehensive and kept up-to-date.

Release Notes: An initial version of intelligent SQL query completion was added. A popup is shown when pressing CTRL+SPACE. For now, possible values contains a list of standard SQL keywords, which are stored in configs/is/sqlkeywords. Bugs in the dialogs for managing SQLmarks and in checking connection alias duplicates were fixed. The password storing feature was temporary disabled and will be reworked soon.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Database, Front-Ends

EUGene 2.9

FreshMeat - Monday 2nd of June 2014 07:53:27 AM
EUGene allows you to manipulate and generate models. It can read UML class models in XMI independent from modeling, generate templates, transform models, and integrate in project building. It features independence in developer code and generated code. EUGene is independent from development tools. EUGene is easy to use and to put into place.

Release Notes: This version adds a failIfUnsafe flag on generate mojo, changes the stereotypes collection to set, allows you to load multiple stereotypes from the model properties file, improves the Stereotype and TagValue API, and reviews the outputProperties state in Transformer. It also fixes a bug with template properties not being available in Generator. With this version, files that are not generated are only shown in verbose mode.

Release Tags: Feature Enhancement, Bug Fix

Tags: Software Development, Code Generators, Adaptive Technologies

Licenses: LGPL

ToPIA 3.0-beta-4

FreshMeat - Monday 2nd of June 2014 07:49:30 AM
ToPIA (short for Tools for Portable and Independent Architecture) is a technical platform abstraction framework. It consists of a persistence module and services for migration, replication, and security.

Release Notes: This version adds method with index when using stereotype <<indexed>> on entity collection, improves tagValue useEnumerationName, improves tagValue to change hibernate mapping type for attributes, reviews topia services management and configuration, introduces services to integrate with flyway and liquibase database migration frameworks, generates more methods on ordered (but not unique) entity attributes, adds a containsXXX method for entities, and adds methods on HqlAndParametersBuilder (addLowerThan, addLowerOrEquals, addGreater, addGreaterOrEquals). It also fixes bugs.

Release Tags: feature improvements, Bugfixes

Tags: Software Development, Persistence, Security, migration, replication

Licenses: LGPL

XOWA 1.6.1

FreshMeat - Monday 2nd of June 2014 04:41:36 AM
XOWA is a desktop application that can read and edit English Wikipedia offline. It displays articles in an HTML browser, and can download images on demand. It can also be used for Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikiquote, and the non-English counterparts.

Release Notes: This release includes JTidy as the default tidy engine, customizable keyboard shortcuts, support for Special:PrefixIndex, digit translation for Arabic languages, images for German (update) and Persian (new) wikis, as well as other minor changes.

Release Tags: Major

Tags: Wikipedia, Java

Licenses: AGPLv3

OfficeFloor 2.15.0

FreshMeat - Monday 2nd of June 2014 02:17:02 AM
OfficeFloor provides true inversion of control for building simple static to complex real-time Web applications that are "build once, run anywhere" - even with cloud computing. It allows you to wire together a working prototype in minutes, extend the prototype to a working Web site in hours, and deploy and run anywhere. The code is self documenting to make support easier. It aims to be "The Java Web Answer" for rapid application development for Web applications.

Release Notes: This release provides tools and the agent (OfficeBuilding) necessary for deploying WoOF applications to remote servers (such as a Cloud Compute Server).

Release Tags: OfficeBuilding, deploy, Server

Tags: inversion of control, dependency injection, thread injection, function orchestration, graphical configuration, cloud, cloud computing, Context, Java, Prototyping, rad, Rapid Application Development, real-time, Web, continuation injection

Licenses: GPLv3

GNU libmicrohttpd 0.9.37

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 10:15:44 PM
GNU libmicrohttpd is a small C library for embedding HTTP server functionality into other applications. It is reentrant, fast, supports HTTP 1.1, and permits listening on multiple ports. The API is simple and still powerful enough to allow programmers to use the entire HTTP feature set. SSL/TLS support is available as an option.

Release Notes: This release fixes a minor regression in terms of API compatibility with respect to URI escaping (reverting the behavior to pre-0.9.35 except for correcing the escaping of '+'). The patch for #3392 (HTTPS connection reset handling) is now applied correctly.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes, Stable

Tags: Internet, Web, HTTP Servers, Software Development, Libraries

Licenses: LGPL

Iometer 1.1.0

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 09:56:04 PM
Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems.

Release Notes: Highlights of this release are libaio support on Linux and new timer code for Windows and OS X. The data patterns have been extended and the definition of fixed seeds was added to the random number generator.

Tags: Software Development, Quality Assurance, Testing, Benchmark, Filesystems, Hardware, Utilities

DocumentBurster 6.2

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 09:54:40 PM
DocumentBurster is a tool for report distribution: split, merge, email, and FTP your reports. It has report delivery for Crystal Reports, SSRS Reporting Services, MS Access, Cognos, PeopleSoft, and SAP. It has report bursting for Pentaho, JasperReports, and BIRT. It can upload reports to MS SharePoint.

Release Notes: The error handling mechanism and some other smaller issues were fixed.

Release Tags: report bursting, pdf bursting, PDF burst, documentburster, document burster, report distribution software, email invoices, email statements, email purchase orders, email payslips

Tags: burst, merge, MS Access, cognos, crystal reports, report distribution, distribute document, deliver documents, Email, FTP, FTPS, Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle, pdf bursting, peoplesoft, report bursting, SFTP, report split merge, TFTP, upload sharepoint, upload webdav

Licenses: GPLv2

XBUP 0.1.23

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 09:30:47 PM
The eXtensible Binary Universal Protocol (XBUP) project is an attempt to design a general binary communication protocol and file format. It is based on the unlimited unary-binary encoding and strongly typed block tree structure. It will provide a catalog service and processing infrastructure.

Release Notes: This release added Java Web catalog (XBCatalogWeb).

Tags: file format, protocol, binary data format

Licenses: LGPLv3+

Kwatee Agile Deployment 2.2.0

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 09:19:21 PM
Kwatee Agile Deployment is a lightweight automated server software deployment tool targeted at Independent Software Vendors and Cloud Service Providers. Designed for the flexible needs of agile teams, Kwatee installs or updates PHP sites, Java Web apps, Windows services, n-tier applications, etc. in your local network or in the cloud and on virtually any operating system. It shortens software update delivery projects by an order of magnitude but also benefits developers, testers, and technical support in their daily activities.

Release Notes: Kwatee now uses an H2 embedded database by default. A new command line deployer enables deployment to multiple servers within a datacenter in command line mode. There were also user interface improvements and many other enhancements.

Release Tags: Major

Tags: Software Distribution, Installation/Setup, continuous deployment, Agile, Software Development

Licenses: Free use

remoteEncFs 0.2.3

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 07:52:11 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: Remote unmount was implemented.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: encrypted cloud storage

Licenses: GPLv2

halttimer 0.3.2

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 06:48:20 PM
halttimer waits for LIRC events or SIGUSR1 and sets a timer which will initiate the shutdown sequence (via "sudo halt" by default) when the time is up. The timer's timeout decreases with each keypress by a specified amount of time. Visualization is done using an on-screen-display (OSD).

Release Notes: This release fixes the -n parameter and adapts halttimer to a newer autoconf version.

Tags: timer, osd, shutdown, xbmc, lirc, shut down

Licenses: GPLv3

Conseptizer 2558a

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 06:06:00 PM
Conseptizer is the combination of two ideas: a closure(-mimic) / higher-order programming and dynamic typing library for the C programming language, and a very dynamic programming language that provides expressiveness through simplicity. It offers powerful features that cannot be found in the mainstream today. Each of these two aspects can be useful on their own, but the combination and tight integration in Conseptizer means that if at some point your runtime performance requirements are not fulfilled by the dynamic language, it is very easy to migrate parts of your program code to C.

Release Notes: A public C interface is now provided.

Tags: closures, hop, C, dynamic typing, programming language

Licenses: ISC

Vrapper 0.44.0

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 03:46:27 PM
Vrapper is an Eclipse plugin which acts as a wrapper for Eclipse text editors to provide a Vim-like input scheme for moving around and editing text. Unlike other plugins which embed Vim in Eclipse, Vrapper imitates the behavior of Vim while still using whatever editor you have opened in the workbench. The goal is to have the comfort and ease which comes with the different modes, complex commands, and count/operator/motion combinations which are the key features behind editing with Vim, while preserving the powerful features of the different Eclipse text editors, like code generation and refactoring.

Release Notes: Many defects were fixed, including some really old ones.

Tags: Text Editors, Integrated Development Environments (IDE), Text Processing, General, Software Development

Licenses: GPLv3

metaf2xml 1.55

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 03:37:11 PM
metaf2xml can download, parse, and decode aviation routine weather reports (METAR, SPECI, SAO), aerodrome forecasts (TAF), synoptic observations (SYNOP), and BUOY observations, and store the data as XML. XSLT style sheets convert it to plain language, as HTML or text. Current weather data from NOAA and other sources can be fetched and displayed.

Release Notes: The translation files were renamed from .xsl to .xml. The translation for weather was improved. The finish_cb() and finish_xml() functions in metaf2xml::parser were merged to finish(). Some minor bugs were fixed and some smaller improvements were made.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: XML, METAR, TAF, SYNOP, Perl Modules, BUOY, Weather, SPECI, SAO

Licenses: GPL

Oracle Java Platform, Standard Edition 7u60

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 03:18:46 PM
The Oracle (formerly Sun) Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE or JSE) allows you to develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers as well embedded and real-time environments. The Java Development Kit (JDK) contains the essential compiler, tools, runtime libraries, and APIs for developers writing, deploying, and running applets and applications in the Java programming language. The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) contains the runtime libraries and tools for running applets and applications.

Release Notes: Many bugs were fixed, including security vulnerabilities (fixed in 7u55). Further enhancements include JAXP security improvements, restriction of x.509 certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bits in length, and the ability to protect against unauthorized redistribution of Java applications.

Release Tags: Java 7, Minor bugfixes, Minor security fixes, Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, Java Libraries

Licenses: SUN Binary Code, SUN Community Source

shipper 1.0

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 02:46:01 PM
shipper is a power distribution tool for developers with multiple projects who do frequent releases. It automates the tedious process of shipping a software release and (if desired) templating a project Web page. It can deliver releases in correct form to SourceForge, Berlios, and Savannah, and knows how to post a release announcement to via freecode-submit.

Release Notes: First public production release.

Tags: Software Distribution Tools

Licenses: GPL

irker 2.9

FreshMeat - Sunday 1st of June 2014 02:24:27 PM
irked is an IRC client that runs as a daemon accepting notification requests as JSON objects presented to a listening socket. It is meant to be used by hook scripts in version-control repositories, allowing them to send commit notifications to project IRC channels. A hook script that works with git, hg, and svn is included in the distribution.

Release Notes: If irkerd is running in the background, log to /dev/syslog (facility daemon). A new -H option to set the host listening address. Adds support for using CertFP to auth to the IRC server, and documents it.

Tags: IRC, VCS

Licenses: BSD Revised

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