Dar is a shell command that makes backup of a directory tree and files. Its features include splitting archives over several files, DVD, CD, ZIP, or floppies, compression, full or differential backups, strong encryption, proper saving and restoration of hard links, extended attributes, file forks, Door inodes, and sparse files, remote backup using pipes and external commands (such as ssh), and rearrangement of the "slices" of an existing archive. It can run commands between slices, before and after saving some defined files or directories (for a proper database backup, for example), and quickly retrieve individual files from differential and full backups. Several external GUIs exist as alternatives to its CLI interface, like kdar, DarGUI, SaraB, etc.
Release Notes: This release brings minor bugfixes and documentation update.
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: The short options for 'cave owner' and 'cave print-owner' have changed. Support for directory whitelisting for exheres-0. Various bugfixes.
i-net Clear Reports (formerly i-net Crystal-Clear) is a very powerful reporting solution. It can accommodate a broad range of reporting needs, from a simple standalone application to a really big enterprise Web solution. It can produce many different output formats like Java Viewer, PDF, HTML, PS, RTF, XLS, TXT, CSV, SVG, and XML. It can generate reports from many different data sources like JDBC, ODBC, Java API, JNDI Data Source, and without data.
Release Notes: Minor update.
Visualization Library is C++ middleware for high-performance 2D and 3D graphics applications based on the industry standard OpenGL 1.x-4.x, designed to develop portable applications for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. It supports advanced features like OpenGL Shading Language, Volume Rendering, Isosurface extraction, Frame Buffer Objects, Multiple Render Targets, Vertex and Pixel Buffer Objects, KdTree/AABB frustum culling, a multilingual Unicode-based text engine, advanced texturing, DDS cubemaps, mipmaps, compressed textures, and much more. Visualization Library can be especially useful in 3D/2D scientific visualization, virtual reality, augmented reality, visual simulation, data visualization, presentations, multimedia applications, special effects, and 3D/2D games.
Release Notes: This release adds COLLADA support, the VLX serialization framework, and several other improvements.
Mandriva is an RPM-based Linux distribtion. It excels at usability and simplicity, features thoroughly preconfigured KDE and GNOME desktops, and includes cool tools like supermount (transparent access to removable media) and DiskDrake (a full-featured graphical hard-drive partitioner). Unlike former versions, Mandriva is not a tuned-up Red Hat, but a very mature Linux distribution on its own. Mandriva is published by a company, but is a completely open and transparent free-software project.
Release Notes: This version brings KDE 4.6.5 with a custom made main program start menu (SimpleWelcome), and an improved taskbar (RocketBar) that includes fast directory access applets (StackFolder). TimeFrame is a new utility for semantic desktop Nepomuk. Mandriva Sphere is a new client for technical support. This version also brings MandrivaSync cloud service with 2 GB of free space. Other included applications are LibreOffice 3.4.2, Mozilla Firefox 5.0.1, Mozilla Thunderbird, Clementine music player, X.Org 7.6 with X.Org X Server 1.10.3, Linux kernel 188.8.131.52, systemd, and RPM 5.
PdfMasher is a tool to convert PDF files containing text into a ready-for-ebook set of HTML files. Most ebook readers support PDF files natively, but it's often a real pain to read those documents because you can't control the font size of the document and have to resort to the zooming feature instead. Another drawback of PDFs on ebook readers is that annotations are not supported. Unlike other tools that convert PDFs to ebooks, PdfMasher does not try to guess the role of each piece of text in the PDF, and instead asks the user about the role of each piece of text, and does so in an efficient manner.
Release Notes: Bugs preventing some PDFs from being read were fixed. A bug making TOC and footnotes in MOBI link to wrong locations was fixed.
naken430asm provides a development kit for the Texas Instruments MSP430 line of microcontrollers. It currently includes a cross-platform command-line assembler, disassembler, and simulator with no external dependencies.
Release Notes: Support was added for creating ELF files. The behavior of .db was changed so it works better with unaligned data.
Panoptes is a scalable, extensible network and host monitoring tool. It includes a dynamic Web management interface based on the Dojo toolkit. It monitors SNMP, TCP port availability, ICMP, HTTP response and content, and SSL certificates internally. It supports monitoring anything else via shell scripts. It also includes a packet capture tool for discovery of hosts, port, and OS.
Release Notes: Alert history is now recorded. Template management was improved. Dojo 1.6 support was added. Twitter notification support was added. More verbose notification messages were provided. A new pie chart dashboard widget was added. RRD graphs were replaced with interactive Dojo charts. There were layout and UI enhancements. Device Templates were added. Recurring scheduled outages were added. Frontend performance improvements were made.
KTorrent is a BitTorrent application that allows you to download and share files using the BitTorrent protocol. Key features include queuing of torrents, global and per-torrent speed limits, previewing of certain file types, importing of partially or fully downloaded files, file prioritization for multi-file torrents, selective downloading for multi-file torrents, kick/ban peers with an additional IP Filter dialog for list/edit purposes, UDP tracker support, support for private trackers and torrents, support for µTorrent's peer exchange, support for protocol encryption (compatible with Azureus), support for creating tracker-less torrents, support for distributed hash tables (DHT), support for UPnP to automatically forward ports on a LAN with dynamic assigned hosts, support for webseeds, scripting support via Kross, and interprocess control via DBus interface.
Release Notes: This version fixes a crash that occurs when duplicate trackers are added and a crash that occurs when shutdown_rules files become corrupted. Performance of the UTP delay window algorithm was improved. The quit action is now shown in the system tray when not using KDE. Editing scripting plugins now works. Log output suspension works again. File rename leading to a file being placed in the toplevel directory was fixed now. A bug causing time left calculation to return something when a torrent is paused was fixed. Files not getting downloaded when they change from only seed to some other priority was fixed.
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: This release adds support to burst and distribute MYOB reports through email, FTP, and file share.
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 introduces two new interesting graphs to monitor NFS server and client statistics supporting NFS versions 2, 3, and 4. By popular demand, the new option $NETSTATS_IN_BPS has been included in the configuration file. This new option offers the ability to toggle all network values between bits and bytes per second. Another important change is the improved support for the newer NVIDIA driver. Some cosmetic changes were made and some bugs were fixed.
TRIP is a general computer algebra system dedicated to celestial mechanics. It includes a numerical kernel and has interfaces to gnuplot and xmgrace. Computations can be performed with double, quadruple, or multi-precision. Users can dynamically load external libraries written in C, C++, or Fortran. Parallel computations on multivariate polynomials can be performed.
Release Notes: The scalability on computers with more than 32 cores was improved. Several bugs and memory leaks were fixed. There are bugfixes in the SCSCP protocol.
feh is a fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2. It is command line-driven and supports multiple images through slideshows, thumbnail browsing or multiple windows, and montages or index prints using TrueType fonts to display file information. Advanced features include fast dynamic zooming, progressive loading, loading via HTTP (with reload support for watching webcams), recursive file opening (slideshow of a directory hierarchy), and mouse wheel and keyboard control.
Release Notes: This release fixes various Xinerama-related bugs; only --fullscreen on Xinerama screens other than 0 is still broken. It also fixes a segfault and a memory leak in --reload, a character omission bug in --info and the behavior of actions with the hold-action flag set. The --draw-tinted option has been added to make overlay texts (such as filename or captions) more readable. The --filelist option now supports reading from stdin.
Cardpeek is a tool to read the contents of ISO7816 smartcards. It features a GUI to represent card data in a tree view, and it is extendable with a scripting language (LUA). The goal of this project is to allow smartcard owners to be better informed about what type of personal information is stored in these devices. The tool currently reads the contents of: EMV bank cards, Calypso public transport cards (such as Navigo, RavKav, and Mobib), Belgian eID cards, GSM SIM cards, the French Vitale 2 health card, some Mifare cards, and Moneo electronic purse cards.
Release Notes: The MOBIB transport card support was extended with better event log parsing, including metro and bus station names. Preliminary GSM SIM card support was added. Prelininary Mifare card support was added (and tested with the Thalys card). A critical bug was corrected in the e-passport script. Many tweaks, bug corrections, and enhancements were made. The Windows version was improved.
Ping Tunnel is a tool for reliably tunneling TCP connections over ICMP echo request and reply packets (commonly known as ping requests and replies). It is useful for evading firewalls that, for whatever reason, prevent outgoing TCP connections, but allow in- and outgoing ICMP packets. The tunnel works by having a proxy run on a machine ping-able from the inside of the firewall, with the client running on the local machine from which TCP access is required.
Release Notes: This release fixes an authentication bug that would manifest as hung connections with protocols that send data from the client side before receiving data from the server side. The release further fixes a crash when attempting to enable packet capture for non-existing network devices. Various security features were incorporated. SELinux support was added.
Range Software is software for finite element analysis (FEA) in engineering simulations. Its main features are support for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), heat transfer and radiation, linear stress-strain, electro-statics, acoustics, ground water flow, shape optimization, 3D mesh generation, an intuitive GUI, and import and export functionality. The Range Software package contains several tools which helps the user to setup, solve, and analyze the engineering problem.
Release Notes: A major update was made to the user interface. New boundary conditions and lots of improvements and bugfixes were added.
HAproxy is a high-performance and highly-robust TCP and HTTP load balancer which provides cookie-based persistence, content-based switching, SSL off-loading, advanced traffic regulation with surge protection, automatic failover, run-time regex-based header control, Web-based reporting and management interface, advanced logging to help trouble-shooting buggy applications and/or networks, and a few other features. Its own event-driven state machine achieves 100,000 connections per second and surpasses GigaEthernet on modern hardware, even with tens of thousands of simultaneous connections.
Release Notes: White space past the end of header values was not ignored, causing a space-padded content-length header to be rejected as invalid. A few minor improvements were made. The halog tool was improved to support more filtering criteria and to be noticeably faster. There is no need to upgrade for already running setups.
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It combines remarkable power with very clear syntax, and isn't difficult to learn. It has modules, classes, exceptions, very high level data types, and dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems (Tk, Mac, MFC, GTK+, Qt, wxWindows). New built-in modules are easily written in C or C++. Python is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface.
Release Notes: This release mainly fixes a regression with the urllib.request module that prevented opening many HTTP resources correctly.
G4L is a hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tool. The created images are optionally compressed, and they can be stored on a local hard drive or transferred to an anonymous FTP server. A drive can be cloned using the "Click'n'Clone" function. G4L supports file splitting if the local filesystem does not support writing files larger than 2GB. The included kernel supports ATA, serial-ATA, and SCSI drives. Common network cards are supported. It is packaged as a bootable CD image with an ncurses GUI for easy use.
Release Notes: This release had 70 alphas, so it has lots of kernel updates and support programs plus some script fixes. The ISO and development kit were updated, but the documentation has not yet been updated.
MUSCLE (Multi User Server Client Linking Environment) is an N-way messaging server and networking API. It includes client-side networking APIs for various languages, including C, C++, C#, Delphi, Java, and Python. MUSCLE lets programs communicate over a network via streams of serialized Message objects. The included server program ("muscled") lets its clients message each other and store information in its server-side hierarchical database. The database supports flexible queries via hierarchical wildcarding, and "live" updates via a subscription mechanism.
Release Notes: This version adds a new Qt-based build of muscled (qt_muscled), enhances the qt_example application, and improves MingW compiler compatibility. It also adds a handful of minor new API features, such as an IsSymLink() method in the FilePathInfo class, the ability to set the stack size of spawned Threads, and an InsertItemAtSortedPosition() method in the Queue class. Finally, this version modifies the DataNode class to store its index as a Queue of DataNodeRef objects rather than a Queue of pointers-to-String, to avoid any potential dangling-pointer issues.
jHepWork (jWork) is an environment for scientific computation, data analysis, and data visualization for scientists, engineers, and students. The program is fully multi-platform (written in Java). Programs can be written in the Java, Jython/Python, and BeanShell scripting languages. Matlab/Octave is supported for symbolic calculations. The program can be used to display data and functions in D and 3D. It comes with a friendly IDE and a code assist.
Release Notes: This release is ready for Java7.
django-easymode lets you create backends for dynamic Flash/Flex Web sites. Easymode makes internationalization simple and outputs XML by default. To tailor the XML to your application, you can transform it using XSLT templates, which easymode integrates.
Release Notes: Easymode is moving towards the 1.0 release, which has caused some very drastic changes; you cannot simply update and run an existing application on this release. The names of localized table columns are constructed differently now. Upgrading means migrating all your column names. Easypublisher was removed, because it was too hard to maintain. A new tree module was added, which uses real inlines. You can now hook into XML serialization and have custom serialization for both your models as your custom model fields.
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: The core components are: Linux kernel 184.108.40.206, glibc 2.13, and Busybox 1.18.5. All 4MLinux-3.0 applications have been compiled under Slackware 13.37 (x86/32-bit/SMP).
NAMI (Nodejs AMI) is an Asterisk Manager Interface client written for node.js. It lets you listen for asynchronous events, send actions, and receive responses with the associated events.
Release Notes: Initial public release.
Remote Launcher is an easy to use tool that enables you to launch applications remotely on your PC via your Android device with a single click. It can also be used to start your PC up, even if it is turned off, with the built in support for Wake On LAN. It consists of an Android app and a small server program for your PC. You can configure Remote Launcher to start any application on your PC. For example, it can start your mediacenter, shutdown or restart the computer, or run a custom script.
Release Notes: This release fixes a crash if the orientation changes during connection. It fixes a crash if the server or WOL port was empty when adding a new server. It fixes a crash when an invalid server selection was used.