The Gluon project is an open framework for creating and distributing games, supporting the flow of the idea all the way from the author to the player of the finished game. The current goal for the first stable release is to create games using 2D graphics. The reasoning behind this is that the niche for this type of visual is very large and so far untapped by specialized tools. In the world of 3D games there are solutions such as Unity3D, which provide a distribution system, but in the 2D game development world there are no tools to provide a complete ecosystem for creation, distribution, and feedback gathering. The three main audiences of Gluon are game creators, game players, and application programmers. Each of these are a user of one of the tools.
Release Notes: Initial freshmeat announcement.
Discount is an implementation of John Gruber’s Markdown text to HTML language with some extensions from PHP Markdown Extra, Pandoc, and other implementations of Markdown.
Release Notes: This release tweaks the configuration script so that it will work on machines where /tmp is mounted noexec.
Recovery Is Possible (RIP) is a CD or USB boot/rescue/backup/maintenance system. It has support for many filesystem types (Reiserfs, Btrfs, Ext2/3/4, HFS+, ISO-9660, Squashfs, UDF, XFS, JFS, UFS2, CIFS, MS DOS, NTFS, and VFAT) and contains several utilities for system recovery. It also has IDE/SCSI/SATA, RAID, LVM2, and Ethernet/Wireless network support.
Release Notes: The kernel and software were updated.
VBoxAdm is a Web-based management tool for Postfix. It handles virtual domains and aliases, and provides a vacation auto-responder and a spam scanning SMTP proxy for use as a Postfix pre-queue filter.
Release Notes: Major UI redesign.
GNU Libidn is an implementation of the Stringprep, Punycode, and IDNA specifications defined by the IETF Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) working group. It is used to prepare internationalized strings (such as domain name labels, usernames, and passwords) in order to increase the likelihood that string input and string comparison work in ways that make sense for typical users throughout the world. The library contains a generic Stringprep implementation that does Unicode 3.2 NFKC normalization, mapping and prohibition of characters, and bidirectional character handling. Profiles for iSCSI, Kerberos 5, Nameprep, SASL, and XMPP are included. Punycode and ASCII Compatible Encoding (ACE) via IDNA are supported.
Release Notes: This release adds -liconv as a static library requirement in libidn.pc for MinGW. It fixes a memory leak in idna_to_ascii_4z when idna_to_ascii_4i fails. clang-analyze has been run on the code, and some dead assignments/initializations fixed. win32/libidn4win.mk is really distributed now.
LIXA (LIbre XA) is a Transaction Manager implementing the distributed transaction processing "XA specification" and "TX (transaction demarcation) specification" according to the X/Open CAE Specification. LIXA is a Transaction Manager but it's not a Transaction Monitor; this is the distinguishing feature of the project. LIXA technology enables every application container, like a Web server or a shell, to become an XA compliant application server. The client/server architecture of LIXA allows many application containers to share a single LIXA (state) server; this is ideal when horizontal scalability is a must and many identical application containers must refer to a single transactional environment. Performance, scalability, and high availability are key features of the project. LIXA can be used with the C, C++, and PHP programming languages.
Release Notes: This release ships an example that shows how LIXA can be used to coordinate a distributed transaction with Oracle Database Server and IBM DB2 Data Server.
GoAnywhere automates and secures the exchange of data with your customers, trading partners, and servers. It allows your organization to consolidate all of its data transmission and processing needs under one solution with a single point of control and administration. With GoAnywhere, customers save a significant amount of time and money by eliminating the custom programming and manual steps traditionally required. It supports FTP, SFTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Open PGP encryption, ZIP, GZIP, Excel, XML, and CSV standards. It connects to the database servers of DB2, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, and Informix.
Release Notes: New tasks include: Commit MQ Session, for committing or rolling back the changes made in an MQ Session; MQ Retrieve Task was added to limit the number of messages retrieved; and Close MQ Session task was added to indicate whether the changes should be committed or rolled back before closing the session. New options include the Write CSV Task to indicate if Text Qualifiers should be applied to all columns or only to non-numeric columns, and the FTPS Task/Resource for specifying the alias of the certificate to use when performing client certificate authentication.
YML (Why a Markup Language?!) is an easy language to compile into XML. YSLT is an easy language for code generation, automating your software development tasks.
Release Notes: This release fixes a bug with double dereferencing pointers and Unicode.
Window Switch is a tool that allows you to move applications between networked computers. The windows appear where you need them, as they were. You no longer need to save and send documents to move them around; simply move the view of the application to the machine where you need it.
Release Notes: The most noteworthy features in this release are: super-fast application startup (indistinguishable from non-network-transparent apps) and sound follow mode (the sound follows the application when it is moved to another machine). This is the first public version of the 0.12.x branch. Many bugs were fixed in the short time since the 0.11.x series. Well worth using if you have a Linux machine to connect to (somewhat less useful if you only have Windows and Mac OS X around).
The OpenGamma Platform is a unified system for front-office and risk calculations for financial services firms. It combines data management, a declarative calculation engine, and analytics in a single comprehensive solution.
Release Notes: This developer preview is primarily for developers to learn about the Platform and start testing the integration of their applications.
Cardio is a library that can play back many different audio files (MP3, FLAC, WV, MOD, etc.). It handles both the input (reading files) and output (writing audio). Cardio is extensible via plugins, many of which are available at the Cardio Web site.
Release Notes: Support for NetBSD has been added.
TCExam is Web-based assessment software for generating and managing online tests and exams. It simplifies the exam cycle, including generation, execution, evaluation, presentation, and archiving.
Release Notes: This version includes the new TCPDF library and minor bugfixes.
LetoDMS is a document management system fully usable over a Web frontend.
Release Notes: Major update.
Pagekite is software to make servers on "localhost" visible to the wider Internet. It can be used by Web developers to show off their works in progress to clients or colleagues, embedded developers who need direct access to devices in the field, or as an alternative to dynamic DNS for individuals/hobbyists who would rather host their own content than rely on 3rd party hosting. It creates and maintains a tunnel between your server on localhost and a remote "front-end" (a reverse proxy). Only the front-end has to have a visible IP address; the server itself can reside on a heavily firewalled computer, a mobile device, or even an anonymous node on the Tor network.
Release Notes: Multiple bugfixes to improve stability, especially on the front end. This release marks the transitioning of the 0.3.x releases to "stable" status; from now on, any new features will go into the 0.4.x branch.
cryptmount is a utility for creating and managing secure filing systems on GNU/Linux systems. After initial setup, it allows any user to mount or unmount filesystems on demand, solely by providing the decryption password, with any system devices needed to access the filing system being configured automatically. A wide variety of encryption schemes (provided by the kernel dm-crypt system and the libgcrypt library) can be used to protect both the filesystem and the access key. The protected filing systems can reside in either ordinary files or disk partitions. The package also supports encrypted swap partitions, and automatic configuration on system boot-up.
Release Notes: Protection against accidental formatting of encrypted swap partitions was improved. LUKS compatibility to mirror cryptsetup-1.2 was updated. Block-offset and size calculations for encrypted optical media were patched.
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/May/04). The drbl package was updated to 1.10.5-1drbl. The clonezilla package was updated to 2.3.34-1drbl.
Cyan Secure Web Proxy Server is a carrier grade, high performance Internet filtering proxy server for Linux. It includes scalable (user/group/host) Web filter and virus scan utilities for blocking malicious applications at the gateway. It has an advanced URL database, authentication support (Active Directory, LDAP, NTLM), SSL Interception, easy deployment, and remote administration.
Release Notes: A filter to prohibit users from sharing their authorization credentials was introduced. Errors or blocking pages on CONNECT requests are now delivered inside the SSL stream if SSL interception is used. The interface documentation in WSDL for middleware SOAP/XML API was improved. IMAP4/POP3 SSL handshake problems have been resolved. The FTP proxy now correctly applies URL categorization to remote hosts. Dashboard charts have been reworked to show server and client traffic in one chart. ClamAV helper packages now correctly configure AppArmor.
chrony is a client and server for the Network Time Protocol (NTP). This program keeps your computer's clock accurate. It was specially designed to support systems with intermittent Internet connections, but it also works well in permanently connected environments. It can also use hardware reference clocks, the system real-time clock, or manual input as time references.
Release Notes: Clock accuracy with NTP sources and reference clocks was improved. Source selection and polling interval adjustment were improved. Delayed server name resolving was added. Many other bug fixes and improvements were made.
Gutenprint (formerly Gimp-Print) is a collection of printer drivers for Unix/Linux that currently supports over 1400 printers. It emphasizes quality and flexibility, offering a wide variety of options to meet most printing needs. It includes a CUPS driver, an IJS-based Ghostscript driver, Foomatic data, an enhanced Print plugin for The GIMP, and other printer maintenance utilities. It can be used equally well for fast printing of text or critical printing of high quality graphics and photographs.
Release Notes: This version adds support for many new Canon inkjet printers and several dye sublimation and Epson inkjet printers. In addition, there are many improvements for large format EPSON Stylus Pro printers. Many other bugfixes and improvements were done.
Exponent CMS is a content management system for Web sites. It allows site owners to easily create and manage dynamic Web sites without necessarily directly coding Web pages or managing site navigation. Exponent uses an intuitive and flexible content editing system that allows Web pages to be edited on the page as it is displayed. This avoids the need for more back-end administration or for navigating many administration pages to add a simple line of text. You can simply visit the page you need to edit as if you were a site visitor, and make the change.
Release Notes: This release fixes a security vulnerability that affects the majority of Exponent 2.0 sites. All Exponent CMS users are highly advised to update their code.
XWiki is a WikiWiki clone written in Java that supports many popular features of other Wikis like the Wiki syntax, version control, attachments, security, and searching, but also many advanced features like templates, database and dynamic development using scripting languages (Velocity, Groovy, Ruby, Python, PHP, and more), an extension system and skinability, J2EE scalability, an XML/RPC remote API, statistics, RSS feeds, PDF exporting, WYSIWYG editing, an Office viewer and importer, and a lot more.
Release Notes: Git is now used to manage the source code to make community participation easier. Exporting to PDF is now easy and exporting to other document types can be done through OpenOffice. Code was removed and re-factored to strengthen the platform foundation.
GNU Zile (Zile Is Lossy Emacs) is a lightweight Emacs clone. Every Emacs user should feel at home with Zile. Zile is aimed at small footprint systems (a typical binary is about 100Kb) and quick editing sessions (it starts up and shuts down instantly).
Release Notes: Many bugs have been fixed. The build system is now non-recursive.
Monitorix is a lightweight system monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible. It has been created to be used under production Linux/UNIX servers, but due to its simplicity and small size may also be used on embedded devices as well.
Release Notes: This version comes with some interesting changes. One of the most important is a new command line parameter to save the PID (process ID) into the specified file. This is mainly done to make the life easier for the rc scripts. Another important change is the complete rewrite that improves the detection of the physical device name where the root filesystem resides. It also includes a pair of cosmetic changes. Finally, a number of bugs discovered were fixed and some small improvements were added.
eHour is a Web-based time registration tool for project-based businesses. The primary objective is to keep time tracking as simple as needed while still being very effective at measuring and reporting the amount of time your team spends on a project. eHour is available as a standalone version or a WAR file, which you can deploy in your existing environment. eHour is JVM (Java & Scala) based.
Release Notes: MySQL support was added for the standalone version, allowing it to run in a production environment. Your database can be backed up through the UI. UI improvements were made. Bugs were fixed.
gclip_select is a small program that allows you to re-select text from that were selected at one time or another as the X Primary Selection. This program allows you to quickly switch between frequently copied texts for pasting using the middle mouse button.
Release Notes: A workaround was added for certain GTK+ programs. A bug was fixed where the X selection was forcibly transferred to this program upon making a new selection, which was not necessary.