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Lziprecover 1.16-pre2

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 02:32:46 PM
Lziprecover is a data recovery tool and decompressor for files in the lzip compressed data format (.lz) able to repair slightly damaged files, recover badly damaged files from two or more copies, extract data from damaged files, decompress files, and test integrity of files. Lziprecover is able to recover or decompress files produced by any of the compressors in the lzip family; lzip, plzip, minilzip/lzlib, clzip, and pdlzip. It makes lzip files resistant to bit-flip, one of the most common forms of data corruption, and its recovery capabilities contribute to make of the lzip format one of the best options for long-term data archiving.

Release Notes: Repairing of single-byte errors is now about 10 times faster depending on file size and position of error.

Release Tags: Development

Tags: Recovery Tools, Archiving, Compression

Licenses: GPLv3+

SmartGit/Hg 5.0.10

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 02:25:54 PM
SmartGit/Hg is a graphical user interface for Git and Mercurial which can work with SVN repositories. It supports cloning from common repository providers (e.g., GitHub, Assembla), assists Git newbies, and also offers the advanced, powerful Git features. It provides several tools to help create clean commits, for example by allowing the user to commit just parts of changes files and reordering and squashing unpushed commits. If you are using GitHub or GitHub Enterprise, SmartGit/Hg can work easily with pull requests (creation, resolving) and commit comments. SmartGit/Hg ships with a built-in SSH client, file comparer, and merge tool which are capable of syntax coloring for many languages.

Release Notes: This build mostly fixes bugs.

Tags: Software Development, Version Control, git client, hg client, mercurial client, svn client, subversion client

Licenses: Proprietary, Free for non-commercial use

GNU Moe 1.6

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 02:14:31 PM
GNU Moe is a powerful, 8-bit clean console text editor for ISO-8859 and ASCII character encodings. It has a modeless, user-friendly interface, online help, multiple windows, unlimited undo/redo capability, unlimited line length, global search/replace (on all buffers at once), block operations, automatic indentation, word wrapping, filename completion, a directory browser, duplicate removal from prompt histories, and delimiter matching.

Release Notes: New "extend bookmarks" and "show UTF-8 code" commands have been added. Encoding of ISO-8859-15 text to UTF-8 has been added. The menu of buffers now shows the names of DOS buffers preceded by a minus sign "-", or by a plus sign "+" if they are modified. Find now shows feedback ("searching..."). Decimal, hexadecimal, and octal numbers are now accepted in command line options and editor commands. The UTF-8 decoder now converts more characters (mainly space and punctuation), and shows the failed code if out of range.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Text Editors

Licenses: GPLv3+

dd_rescue 1.45

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 12:30:00 PM
dd_rescue copies data from one file or block device to another. It is intended for error recovery, so by default, it doesn't abort on errors and doesn't truncate the output file. It uses large block sizes to quicken the copying, but falls back to small blocks upon encountering errors. It produces reports that allow you to keep track of bad blocks. dd_rescue features a number of optimizations, such as sparse block detection, preallocation, and Linux zerocopy (splice). It supports data protection by (multi-pass) overwriting of files or partitions with good and fast random numbers.

Release Notes: ddr_hash was enhanced. A bug where sha512/sha384 could have overflown a buffer was fixed. sha1 support has been added. Most importantly, there are now options to conveniently check and store checksums in xattrs and md5sum/sha256sum/... style files. A ddr_null plugin was added.

Release Tags: Stable; minor bugfixes; minor features

Tags: Recovery Tools

Licenses: GPL

iBoostUp 3.93

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 12:01:44 PM
iBoostUp tunes up and optimizes your Mac by purging unneeded files, fixing your hard disk, giving you performance recommendations, protecting your privacy by removing cookies, displaying system information, and much more.

Release Notes: Japanese language support and minor fixes.

Tags: tuneup, optimizer, clean mac, system optimizer, app cleaner

Licenses: Freeware

Nyagua 4.0.0 Beta

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 11:58:18 AM
Nyagua is a little piece of software that may help you to manage your home aquarium. It can store data about measurements in aquariums and produce graphs from these. It can store data about expenses and produce a report with yearly, monthly, and daily costs. It reports the compatibility between fishes and plants in its database. It can import XML data, and your own pictures can be added.

Release Notes: A long time requested feature has been realized: the calendar/schedule. This is a basic planner that allow you to plan events, tasks, and activities on a daily basis. Since the implementation of this feature has required some changes to the existing code, the version has been labeled as beta.

Release Tags: Beta

Tags: Utilities, Information Management

Licenses: GPLv2

BugHotel Reservation System 5.5.522

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 09:50:50 AM
BugHotel Reservation System is a hotel booking and accounting software package which uses the Internet to "network" your corporate office to each of your hotels. All data processing occurs at the Application Service Provider (ASP) data center. Income statements, reports, etc. may be customized.

Release Notes: In this release the ADODB database library has been upgraded to version 5.19.

Tags: Internet

Zorka 1.0.4

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 08:57:37 AM
Zorka is a sophisticated programmable profiling/monitoring agent for Java suitable for running with production applications. The agent integrates seamlessly with popular monitoring systems and protocols (Zabbix, Nagios, syslog, SNMP) and offers additional tracing/profiling capabilities that - along with the accompanying data collector - help with spotting performance issues and general problems. The agent also exposes JMX data to conventional monitoring systems. Platforms (more or less) supported out of the box include: JBoss 4/5/6/7, Wildfly 8, Tomcat 6/7/8, Jetty 6/7/8/9, Websphere, Weblogic, GlassFish 4.0, WSO2 ESB, Mule ESB, and Jasig CAS. There is also dedicated support for the popular Java libraries Spring, Quartz, CXF, and Axis 1.x. The agent should run on most other platforms with limited functionalities (that is, lack of support for platform-specific features). It works with JDK6, JDK7, and JDK8. JDK5 support is also possible after preprocessing the agent binary with retrotranslator. Functionality can be easily added by implementing simple BSH scripts.

Release Notes: This is release brings REST APIs for Zorka Collector, so other applications can easily access data stored in ZICO collector. The ZICO UI itself now uses REST as the old Request Factory based interface has been scrapped. JDK 8 is now required.

Release Tags: Stable, Minor

Tags: java agent, JMX, profiler, bytecode, Monitoring Tools, Java, zabbix

Licenses: GPLv3

SELKS 1.0beta1

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 08:56:05 AM
SELKS is a Debian-based IDS/IPS platform with LXDE. It is comprised of the following major components: Suricata IDPS, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Scirius. It is both a live and installable ISO, and is ready to use out of the box.

Release Notes: Initial public release.

Release Tags: Initial beta release

Tags: IDS, IPS, suricata, Live DVD, Debian, Elasticsearch

Licenses: GPLv3

Aspose.Words for SharePoint 3.0.0

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 08:15:05 AM
Aspose.Words for SharePoint allows you to convert documents within the Microsoft SharePoint applications. It supports multiple document formats like PDF, DOCX, DOC, RTF, MHT, TXT, XML, ODT, EPUB, and XPS. It is designed to be used with Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (standard and enterprise). You can also use different valuable options during conversion setup like converting files in subfolders or saving destination folder options.

Release Notes: SharePoint 2013 is now fully supported along with SDT repeating sections and Chinese list bullet numbers. Field update engine performance was improved. Revision bars are now displayed in rendered documents. Support for TIFF image compression CCIT3/CCIT4 was improved. There were performance improvements to the page layout engine. Rendering of hidden text was improved. Features like curved WordArt object rendering, DrawingML “Glow” effect rendering, DrawingML “Outer Shadow” effect rendering, and several others were also implemented.

Tags: Sharepoint, RTF, XML, PDF, Workflow, file conversion, format conversion, docx, doc

Licenses: Proprietary

Flowgrind 0.7.1

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 08:08:22 AM
Flowgrind is a tool similar to iperf or netperf. It measures throughput and other metrics for TCP and other protocols. It features some unique characteristics: a distributed architecture, sophisticated flow scheduling, Linux kernel TCP statistics, the Anderson-Darling statistical test, rate-limited flows with uniform or Poisson distribution, and separation between control and test traffic.

Release Notes: This is a minor release including a license change to GPL3 and some fixes for compilation errors for clang on FreeBSD. It also includes some minor documentation and other enhancements.

Tags: measure, TCP/IP, kernel tuning

Licenses: GPLv2

Clonezilla live-testing 2.2.3-14

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 06:57:32 AM
Clonezilla is a partition or disk cloning tool similar to Symantec Ghost. It saves and restores only blocks in use on the hard drive if the file system is supported. For unsupported file systems, dd is used instead. It has been used to clone a 5 GB system to 40 clients in about 10 minutes.

Release Notes: The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/May/27). The drbl package was updated to 2.9.2-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.10.13-drbl1. A testing program "ocs-img-2-vdk" was added. It can be used to convert a Clonezilla image to a virtual disk file (qcow2 and vmdk) via KVM. To use it, qemu-utils and qemu-kvm packages are required.

Release Tags: Major enhancements and bugfixes

Tags: Archiving, backup, Mirroring

Licenses: GPL

ZXTune b3065

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 06:51:58 AM
ZXTune is a set of portable cross-platform applications (GUI/CLI) intended to play chiptunes. It features advanced ripping possibilities that let you search for music in big data sets. Supported ZX Spectrum chiptunes formats include AY, AS0/ASC, FTC, GTR, PSC, PSG, PSM, PT1, PT2, PT3, SQT, ST1, ST3, STC, STP, TXT, TurboSound, VTX, YM, CHI, DMM, DST, PDT, SQD, STR, TF0/TFE, TFC, TFD, and COP. The Commodore64 SID format is supported. Supported PC chiptunes formats include 669, AMF, DMF, FAR, FNK, GDM, IMF, IT, LIQ, PSM, MDL, MTM, PTM, RTM, S3M, STIM, STM, STX, ULT, XM. Supported Amiga chiptune formats include DBM, EMOD, MOD, MTN, IMS, MED, OKT, PT36, SFX. Supported Atari chiptune formats include DTM, GTK, TCB. The Acorn chiptune format DTT is supported. Supported compressed formats include CHARPRES, CC3, CC4, CC4PLUS, DSQ, ESV, GAM, GAMPLUS, HRUM, HRUST1, HRUST2, LZH1, LZH2, LZS, MSP, PACK2, PCD61, PCD62, TLZ, TLZP, TRUSH. Supported archived/container formats include FDI, HOBETA, HRIP, LHA, RAW, SCL, TD0, TRD, ZXZIP, ZIP, RAR, SNA128, and Z80.

Release Notes: This release adds the ability to send modules and share references to modules from in the Android version. 'Open with' system menu integration and a standard lock screen widget were added. Media button processing and the main menu were reworked. Some reported bugs were fixed.

Release Tags: Unstable, Minor, Android

Tags: zx, spectrum, zx-spectrum, chiptune, music search, Player, emulator, sound, multimedia

Licenses: GPLv3

stream 1.2.1

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 06:05:52 AM
Rikulo Stream is a Dart Web server for building fast and scalable Internet applications. It uses an event-driven and asynchronous I/O model to maximize scalability. It supports URI mapping/filtering, template technology, file-based static resources, and an MVC design pattern.

Release Notes: This maintenance upgrade works with Dart 1.4.

Release Tags: rikulo stream dart server

Tags: dart, web server, Asynchronous I/O, event-driven, Rikulo

Licenses: Apache License 2.0


FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 05:03:30 AM
GRASS (the Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a software raster- and vector-based GIS (Geographic Information System), image processing system, graphics production system, and spatial modeling system. It contains many modules for raster data manipulation, vector data manipulation, rendering images on the monitor or paper, multispectral image geocoding and processing, point data management and general data management. It also has tools for interfacing with digitizers, scanners, and the PostgreSQL, DBF, and ODBC connected databases. GRASS operates on all common operating systems.

Release Notes: Minor bugfixes, updated translations, and a major wxGUI update.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Graphics, Editors, Scientific/Engineering, Geographical, 3D Rendering, Database, Software Development, Libraries, education, multimedia

Licenses: GPL

Macsome AudioBook Converter for Mac 2.0.0

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 04:52:41 AM
Macsome Audiobook Converter for Mac is a tool that converts any audio book which can be played on iTunes to MP3 or AAC. Conversion takes place at 5 times the normal speed. DRM protected files are supported and ID tags are preserved.

Release Notes: A totally new user interface, and optimized add mode, conversion interface, and split mode.

Release Tags: Audio book converter, AA-Konverter, Audible-Konverter, Audio-Buch zu MP3, AA zu MP3

Tags: Audio book converter, aa converter, Audible Converter, convert audio book to MP3, aa to mp3

Licenses: Proprietary with Free Trial

RESTClient 3.4

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 04:33:11 AM
RESTClient is a Java Swing application to test RESTful Web services.

Release Notes: Support for drag-and-drop in the GUI, and support for the PKCS12 keystore format.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Software Development, Testing, Web Services, RESTful, REST, rest-client

Licenses: Apache 2.0


FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 02:32:22 AM
MeTA1 is a modularized message transfer agent (MTA) consisting of five (or more) persistent processes, four of which are multi-threaded. A queue manager controls SMTP servers and SMTP clients to receive and send email messages, an address resolver provides lookups in various maps (including DNS) for mail routing, and a main control program starts the other processes and watches over their execution. The queue manager organizes the flow of messages through the system and provides measures to avoid overloading the local or remote systems by implementing a central control instance. It is simple to configure using a C-like syntax and is secure and efficient.

Release Notes: Various changes were made.

OrientDB 1.7

FreshMeat - Tuesday 27th of May 2014 12:00:17 AM
OrientDB is a NoSQL DBMS which can store 150,000 documents per second on common hardware. Even with a document-based database, the relationships are managed as in graph databases, with direct connections among records. You can traverse entire or parts of trees and graphs of records in a few milliseconds. It supports schema-less, schema-full, and schema-mixed modes, has a strong security profiling system based on users and roles, and supports SQL between the query languages. Thanks to the SQL layer, it's straightforward to use for people skilled in the relational world.

Release Notes: This release features a new cluster strategy for picking the cluster, support for SSL on binary and HTTP protocols, and new “script”, “next”, “prev”, "move”, and “eval” console commands. Distributed now supports sharding and simplified (JSON) configuration. Graph has new functions to return the traversed items. For SQL, a new PARALLEL keyword runs the query on multiple threads. “INSERT INTO … SELECT” was added for copying records. Full-text and Geospatial Lucene indexes were provided (as a plugin), WAL (Journal) support was added for Hash-Index so that it can be used in transactions. Studio now has bookmarks for queries.

Tags: NoSQL, Database, Document Repositories, graph database

Licenses: Apache 2.0

decotengu 0.10.0

FreshMeat - Monday 26th of May 2014 09:19:15 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 implemented a new, faster, and simpler algorithm finding first decompression stop. The old algorithm finding first decompression stop, based on binary search, was moved to the decotengu.alt.bisect module and can be used for comparison purposes.

Tags: dive, decompression

Licenses: GPLv3

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