2011 / February / 6 (28 releases)

6 February 2011

Download Website 06 Feb 22:56 metaf2xml 1.42

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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.

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Release Notes: 11 more groups in SYNOP section 3 are now processed, and processing of some other groups in sections 1, 2, and 3 has been improved. There is a new trend type "FM" for TAF reports. The XML nodes "reports" and below now have a non-empty namespace. The handling of time periods was improved. The option -X for metaf2xml.pl was removed. Many smaller improvements and a few bugfixes were made.

Download Website 06 Feb 22:56 stunnel 4.35

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The stunnel program is designed to work as an SSL encryption wrapper between remote client and local (inetd-startable) or remote server. It can be used to add SSL functionality to commonly used inetd daemons like POP2, POP3, and IMAP servers without any changes in the programs' code. It will negotiate an SSL connection using the OpenSSL or SSLeay libraries. It calls the underlying crypto libraries, so stunnel supports whatever cryptographic algorithms you compiled into your crypto package.

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Release Notes: OpenSSL DLLs were updated to version 1.0.0c. Transparent source (non-local bind) support was added for FreeBSD 8.x. Transparent destination ("transparent = destination") support was added for Linux. A number of bugfixes were also implemented.

Download Website 06 Feb 22:55 Sunflower 0.1a-15

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Sunflower is a small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins. It is intended to be an easy-to-use and powerful file manager that seamlessly integrates into the GNOME desktop environment.

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Release Notes: Many options have been added to the main menu. This should make life easier when using a mouse. Sort column and direction are saved and restored with other tab data. There is a changelog dialog with optional config modifications. The options dialog has been reorganized a bit to make more sense. A bug in the directory monitor that prevented adding hidden items to the list has been fixed. The color of the command buttons has been reverted to the theme default.

No download Website 06 Feb 22:34 JE 0.54

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JE is a pure Perl ECMAScript (JavaScript) engine. It is easy to install, with no C compiler necessary. It is compatible with Data::Dump::Streamer, so the runtime environment can be serialized. The parser can be extended/customized to support extra (or fewer) language features. All JavaScript datatypes can be manipulated directly from Perl.

Release Notes: This is the initial freshmeat announcement.

Download No website 06 Feb 22:28 HDT 0.4.1

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HDT (Hardware Detection Tool) is an OS independent tool that displays low-level information on any x86 compatible system. It detects ACPI, CPU, PCI devices, DMI (memory, BIOS, motherboard, IPMI base board, chassis, batteries, CPU), disks (geometry, partitions), PXE environment, VESA modes, and VPD. It can also deduce the Linux kernel modules needed by a given host.

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Release Notes: This release fixes a VESA bug.

Download Website 06 Feb 22:26 Granite Data Services 2.2.0.SP1

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Granite Data Services (GraniteDS) is a comprehensive development and integration solution for building Flex, JavaFX, and Android applications.

Release Notes: Minor bugfixes and performance improvements.

Download Website 06 Feb 22:25 Paludis 0.58.3

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Paludis is a package manager for Gentoo (and derived distributions) and Exherbo. It consists of a core library and a number of console-based clients. Package formats supported include Gentoo ebuilds and kdebuilds (as defined by the Package Manager Specification), the Exherbo exheres-0 format, and various miscellaneous utility pseudo-formats for managing accounts, unwritten and unavailable packages, and packages for which no package exists.

Release Notes: This release no longer issues QA warnings for certain extremely common QA violations on Gentoo.

Download Website 06 Feb 22:21 ROBODoc 4.99.41

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ROBODoc is an API documentation tool. It extracts specially-formated comment headers from a source file and puts them in a separate file. ROBODoc allows you to include the program documentation in the source code and avoid having to maintain two separate documents. ROBODoc can format the documentation in HTML, LaTeX, RTF, XML DocBook, or ASCII format. It is even possible to include parts of the source code. It works with Assembler, C, C++, Java, Perl, LISP, Occam, Tcl/Tk, Pascal, Fortran, shell scripts, HTML, and COBOL; basically any language that supports comments.

Release Notes: This release fixes a segmentation fault with source items, and transitions from sourceforge to github.

Download Website 06 Feb 17:13 python-stdnum 0.4

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python-stdnum is a Python module to parse, validate, and reformat standard numbers and codes in different formats. It supports a large number of number formats, including: ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), BSN (Burgerservicenummer, the Dutch national identification number), EAN (International Article Number), SSN (U.S. Social Security Number), IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity), IBAN (International Bank Account Number), and more.

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Release Notes: This release adds support for CPF (the Brazillian national identification number), IBAN (International Bank Account Numbers), ISIL (International Standard Identifier for Libraries and Related Organizations), and U.S. Social Security Numbers.

Download No website 06 Feb 17:13 psycopg 2.4 beta 1

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psycopg is a PostgreSQL database adapter for the Python programming language. Its main advantages are that it supports the full Python DBAPI 2.0 and it is thread safe at level 2. It was designed for heavily multi-threaded applications that create and destroy lots of cursors and make a conspicuous number of concurrent INSERTs or UPDATEs. The psycopg distribution includes ZPsycopgDA, a Zope Database Adapter.

Release Notes: This version introduces Python 3 support.

No download Website 06 Feb 16:06 Nautilus Flickr Uploader 0.09

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Nautilus Flickr Uploader is a simple GUI for uploading pictures to Flickr from the Nautilus file browser. It should also work with KDE.

Release Notes: Privacy options have been revised to support the same functionality of the Flickr Web site as well as an alternate method to add pictures to the upload list.

Download Website 06 Feb 16:01 c++-gtk-utils 1.2.11

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c++-gtk-utils is a lightweight library containing a number of classes and functions for programming GTK+ programs using C++ in POSIX environments where the user does not want to use a full-on wrapper such as gtkmm or wxWidgets. It provides classes for managing the lifetimes of GTK+ widgets and windows that will make GTK+ exception safe, functions to make single instance programs where restarting will bring up the existing instance, smart pointer classes for memory management, thread-safe signal/slot classes with automatic disconnection, classes for using std iostreams with files opened with Unix file descriptors, functions for connecting a callback object and a Unix file descriptor to the main loop with provision for automatic disconnection, classes and functions for inter-thread communication, some convenience pthread wrapper classes., a class encapsulating anonymous Unix pipes, a class to reassemble UTF-8 sent over pipes and sockets, and classes for printing Postscript files and plain text using the GTK+ print system.

Release Notes: An error in constructing Utf8::ConversionError objects has been fixed. Param structs are now used for more efficient passing of free arguments with callback, functor, and emitter objects.

Download Website 06 Feb 16:00 JPasswords 0.6.0 RC1

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JPasswords is a compact and user-friendly program to keep passwords in encrypted databases of a high security level. Database files are compatible with the "Password Safe V3" format defined by a program of CounterPane.

Release Notes: New features include a multi-file desktop, a quick search "find-as-you-type" function with auto-complete and database filter, drag and drop in the entry tree, entry favorites, data safety (file mirroring), a PORTABLE modus installer, and a customizable toolbar.

Download Website 06 Feb 15:58 EtherApe 0.9.10

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EtherApe is a GNOME/pcap-based etherman, interman, and "tcpman" clone. It displays network activity graphically. Active hosts are shown as circles of varying size, and traffic among them is shown as lines of varying width. It supports Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring, ISDN, PPP, WLAN, and SLIP transports. It knows about VLANs, IP, IPv6, TCP, UDP, FTP, and a number of other protocols. Additional statistics windows will let you concentrate on protocols or nodes.

Release Notes: IPv6 support was added. EtherApe now computes average packet size to better estimate network usage. A new option, --min-delay, allows slow-motion replay of a capture file. Note that the non-threaded name resolver is deprecated and will be removed in the next release.

No download Website 06 Feb 13:23 Bolt (OCaml) 1.1

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Bolt is a logging tool for the Objective Caml language.

Release Notes: The code was updated for Objective Caml 3.12.0. A new build system based on ocamlbuild was added. The code was refactored. The manual was enhanced. Growl output is supported. Preliminary support for Paje layout was added. Unportable use of "which" was fixed. The thread-compatibility module was fixed so that it compiles. printf-like messages now support more than two arguments. The META file now contains all dependencies. The preprocessor no longer removes the parentheses from the first argument. Tests no longer fail if "ocamljava" is not present.

Download Website 06 Feb 13:19 PyChecker 0.8.19

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PyChecker is a tool for finding common bugs in Python source code. It finds problems that are typically caught by a compiler (or lint) for less dynamic languages, like C and C++. Common errors that can be found include forgetting to import a module, misspelling a variable, passing the wrong number of parameters to a function/method, and not using a module/variable.

Release Notes: Support for Python 2.7 was added. In the new pcmodules.py module, the modulePath code no longer causes an import error. pychecker now allows lambda with setattr and const. pychecker -q on 64-bit no longer ignores the platform-specific stdlib. The order of checking files no longer affects the errors reported. PyChecker was only checking one of each set of modules with the same name, so it will now catch many warnings it was missing before.

Download No website 06 Feb 13:16 Screwdriver++ 0.1

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Screwdriver++ is a package with various tools for the C++ programmer in Unix environments. It contains classes for time measurement, image and file manipulation, and arbitrary precision arithmetics. Timer is a class for measuring time intervals with millisecond accuracy. Image is a class that uses OpenCv to manipulate images. File is a class to manipilate file input and output in various formats. Number is a class to manipulate arbitrary precision arithmetics.

Release Notes: This is the initial release.

Download Website 06 Feb 13:12 Eric 4.4.12

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Eric is a full featured Python and Ruby editor and IDE, written in Python. It is based on the cross platform Qt GUI toolkit, integrating the highly flexible Scintilla editor control. It is designed to be usable as an everyday quick and dirty editor as well as being usable as a professional project management tool, integrating many advanced features that Python offers the professional coder. Eric includes a plug-in system, which allows easy extension of the IDE functionality with plug-ins downloadable from the net. Current stable versions are Eric4 based on Qt4 and Python 2 and Eric5 based on Python 3 and Qt4.

Release Notes: Bugs were fixed.

Download Website 06 Feb 13:12 LinkChecker 6.3

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With LinkChecker, you can check HTML documents and Web sites for broken links. It features recursion, robots.txt exclusion protocol support, HTTP proxy support, i18n support, multithreading, regular expression filtering rules for links, and user/password checking for authorized pages. Output can be colored or normal text, HTML, SQL, CSV, or a sitemap graph in DOT, GML, or XML format. Supported link types are HTTP/1.1 and 1.0, HTTPS, FTP, mailto:, news:, nntp:, Telnet, and local files.

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Release Notes: The installation instructions have been fixed. A default encoding error policy is now always used when writing to stdout. Error messages from Geoip are prevented by using the correct API function when no city database is installed.

Download Website 06 Feb 11:15 CLFSWM 1102

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CLFSWM (Common Lisp FullScreen Window Manager) is an X11 window manager where windows are almost always fullscreen maximized or tiled. It can be driven using the keyboard alone or with the mouse.

Release Notes: This version adds the ability to handle the mpd music player and xmms. A client/server system was added to handle CLFSWM remotely or with scripts. CLFSWM can now run another window manager while running.

Download Website 06 Feb 11:08 4MLinux 2.0-media-edition

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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 is an updated version of 4MLinux-1.2-media-edition, using 4MLinux-2.0 as a core system. All scripts and configuration files have been updated.

Download Website 06 Feb 11:08 LibRaw 0.12.5

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LibRaw is a library for reading RAW files obtained from digital photo cameras (CRW/CR2, NEF, RAF, DNG, and others). LibRaw is based on the source codes of the dcraw utility, though some of the drawbacks of dcraw have been eliminated. The users of the library are provided with an API to be used when writing their software programs.

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Release Notes: An inconsistency between half-size and green-matching processing options was fixed.

Download Website 06 Feb 09:23 Debian GNU/Linux 6.0

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Debian is an operating system for your computer that consists only of Free Software. It uses the Linux kernel, and a large part of the basic tools that fill out the operating system come from GNU, which are also free. It comes with thousands of packages.

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Release Notes: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD was added as a technology preview for amd64 and i386. Non-free firmware was split out of the main archive. Dependency based booting was implemented. The installation process was improved with easier language selection and disk partitioning, support for 70 languages, and support for ext4 and btrfs (and ZFS on GNU/kFreeBSD). "Pure Blends" of Debian are available for Accessibility, DebiChem, EzGo, GIS, Multimedia, Edu, Med, and Science. The Chromium Web browser, Software Center, wicd, lxc, and more packages were added. Updated packages include KDE 4.4.5, GNOME 2.30, Xfce 4.6, LXDE 0.5.0, X.Org 7.5, OO.org 3.2.1, GIMP 2.6.11, Iceweasel 3.5.16, Icedove 3.0.11, GCC 4.4.5, Linux 2.6.32, Python 2.6/2.5/3.1, Perl 5.10.1, PHP 5.3.3, Xen 4.0.1 (dom0 and domU), and OpenJDK 6b18.

Download Website 06 Feb 09:02 spamdyke 4.2.0

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spamdyke is a drop-in filter for qmail to provide connection-time blacklisting, graylisting, DNS RBL/RHSBL checking, sender MX checking, improved logging, and more. spamdyke will provide SMTP AUTH and TLS to unpatched qmail servers. Installing spamdyke does not require patching or recompiling qmail.

Release Notes: This version adds a new option to select which SSL ciphers can be used and several options to control how DNS queries are performed. It fixes several bugs, including one that allowed open relaying for specially malformed addresses, one that caused timeouts instead of clean exits, and one that caused crashes if configuration files were empty.

Download Website 06 Feb 09:02 BalanceNG 3.215

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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.

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Release Notes: The SNMP MIBs have been revised and now pass smilint without any problems (severity level < 4).

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