Aspose.Slides is a .NET component to read, write, and modify a PowerPoint document without using MS PowerPoint. It supports files from PowerPoint versions from 97-2007 and all three PowerPoint formats: PPT, POT, and PPS. It lets you create, access, copy, clone, edit, and delete slides in your presentations. It can save PowerPoint slides into PDF format and also save presentations in SVG format, Streams or Images.
Release Notes: This is primarily a maintenance release. It includes some new features like recognition of presentations with signatures, and adding charts or other shapes in placeholders. Several text, graph, paragraph, and chart-related issues have been fixed. These included problems with slide title foreground color preservation, and missing graphs in generated thumbnails, PDFs, and cloned presentations.
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: Support for DirectSound output, fixes in STP/ASC support, and a reworked main menu in zxtune-qt.
Speech synthesis for asterisk is an Asterisk AGI script that uses Google Translate to convert text to speech and play it back to the user. It supports a variety of different languages, local caching of voice data, and a choice between 8 kHz or 16 kHz sample rates to provide the best possible sound quality along with the use of wideband codecs.
Release Notes: The script can be now easily used to build IVRs. When 'intkey' is set, the script waits for user input. Compatibility with Asterisk 1.4 and older was fixed. The arguments of tempfile() were changed for compatibility with older Perl versions. Ampersands and plus signs were encoded to ASCII values. Channel status is now checked before answering.
The abcMIDI suite consists of programs for turning ABC music files into MIDI and vice versa, typesetting them as PostScript files, and manipulate them in several ways.
Release Notes: A bug in lyrics with inline voices was fixed.
Evolutility is a generic Web UI and ORM for database applications. It lets you build CRUD (create, read, update, delete) Web applications simply by providing the metadata describing your application UI and database mapping. No hand-coding is required.
Release Notes: This release adds charting capabilities, a brand new look, and more formatting features for Rich Text Format. Problems where navigation icons disappeared with right-to-left languages, required fields of type "Rich Text" didn't validate properly, toolbar labels appeared on top of icons, and international date formats were incorrect were fixed.
Release Notes: This maintenance release fixed over 50 bugs.
SHOGUN is a machine learning toolbox whose focus is on large scale kernel methods and especially on Support Vector Machines (SVM). It provides a generic SVM object interfacing to several different SVM implementations, all making use of the same underlying, efficient kernel implementations. Apart from SVMs and regression, SHOGUN also features a number of linear methods like Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA), Linear Programming Machine (LPM), (Kernel) Perceptrons, and algorithms to train hidden Markov models. SHOGUN can be used from within C++, Matlab, R, Octave, and Python.
Release Notes: This release introduced the concept of 'converters', which enables you to construct embeddings of arbitrary features. It also includes a few new dimension reduction techniques and significant performance improvements in the dimensionality reduction toolkit. Other improvements include a significant compilation speed-up, various bugfixes for modular interfaces and algorithms, and improved Cygwin, Mac OS X, and clang++ compatibility. Github Issues is now used for tracking bugs and issues.
Beets is a media library management system designed for obsessive-compulsive music geeks. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database. It also downloads cover art for albums it imports. Then it provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music. Beets also includes a music player that speaks the MPD protocol, so you can play music in your beets library using any MPD client.
Release Notes: This version focuses on transitioning the autotagger to the new version of the MusicBrainz database (called NGS). This transition brings with it a number of long-overdue improvements: most notably, predictable behavior when tagging multi-disc albums and integration with the new Acoustid acoustic fingerprinting technology. The importer can also now tag incomplete albums when you’re missing a few tracks from a given release. Two other new plugins are also included with this release: one for assigning genres and another for ReplayGain analysis.
Rho is a small, very powerful console-based POSIX text editor and mini-IDE with Bash/Emacs key bindings. A configuration file allows the user to create macros using not only any internal function but anything available to a shell command. Keyboard macros (Ctl-Alt-A through Z) can be sourced into the editor for each kind of task, the next sourcing overwriting the last. Rho also allows an unlimited number of templates (sh, awk, python, etc.) to be injected into executable buffers which trap stdout and stderr.
Release Notes: In rho.docmdline, which parses the initial command-line, the redundant goto option (+) and the macro flag (@) were deleted. Elements which premised legacy client use (firstflag, etc) were purged. All files loaded on the command line have their modes set correctly but are not actually loaded into a buffer until their buffer is brought to the top.
Sqrat is a C++ library for Squirrel that makes it possible to expose classes and other native functionality to Squirrel scripts. It is similar to SqPlus, both in functionality and syntax, but seeks to address several issues present in other binding libraries.
Release Notes: This is the first announcement on Freecode.
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 2011/Dec/12). The Linux kernel was updated to 3.1.5-1. Partclone was updated to 0.2.39. partclone.ntfsfixboot was updated to 1.0. A problem where the serial console did not have tty when live-getty and console boot parameters are assigned was fixed.
LedgerSMB is an accounting and ERP framework which aims to provide solid accounting, industry-leading security, and support for rapid development of business tools re-using accounting logic to support workflows of any specific business.
Release Notes: 1099-MISC and 1099-INT printing were fixed. Year/month drop-down handling in the payments report was fixed. Some logging enhancements and localisation fixes were included. This is a release candidate.
Partclone provide utilities for backing up used blocks and is designed for higher compatibility with the file system by using libraries like e2fslibs. Currently supported filesystems are EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, Reiserfs, Reiser4, XFS, NTFS, FAT, HFS+, UFS, JFS, VMFS, and Btrfs.
Release Notes: ntfsfixboot was updated to version 1.0.
Character Recognition is an Android app that allows the user to take a photo (or use existing image files on the device) and then apply the Tesseract OCR engine to extract the text in the photo. It is currently supporting English text, but other language support will be added in the future.
Release Notes: The Tesseract OCR library was upgraded to version 3.01, with better accuracy and speed. Image rotation support was added, to allow images to be taken at different orientations and rotated into the proper up orientation. An about dialog box with version and license info was added.
CCFE is a simple tool to quickly supply an interactive screen-oriented interface to command line scripts and commands. It prompts users for the information needed to run the commands, and can be programmed with your preferred shell to provide predefined selections and run-time defaults. It also provides a menu system to hierarchically organize them and a viewer to browse the standard output and standard error of invoked scripts or commands.
Release Notes: A bug with loading user private instance configuration was fixed. The ability to configure F11 and F12 keys was added. The The info window horizontal position was changed to a better center alignment. Some changes were made to the ccfe(1) and ccfe.conf(5) manual pages. Some cosmetic changes were made to "ccfe -v" output.