Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) is a fast, easy-to-use, and easy-to-install GTK/GNOME desktop news aggregator for online news feeds and Web logs. It supports the important syndication formats (Atom, RSS, and OPML). Liferea supports offline reading.
Release Notes: This release replaces the sqliteasync solution with sqlite3 3.7+ WAL journaling. This improves performance on ext4 significantly, but increases the chance of data loss a bit. Even so, this is a use case suggested by the sqlite documentation to ease write load. If you run Liferea on an ext4 filesystem and experience performance problems, please upgrade to this release.
GLib is a library containing many useful C routines for things such as trees, hashes, and lists. GLib was previously distributed with the GTK toolkit, but has been split off as of the developers' version 1.1.0.
Release Notes: Various minor bugs were fixed. Translations were updated.
GTK, which stands for the Gimp ToolKit, is a library for creating graphical user interfaces. It is designed to be small and efficient, but still flexible enough to allow the programmer freedom in the interfaces created. GTK provides some unique features over standard widget libraries.
Release Notes: Memory consumption in the theming CSS parser was reduced, and support for background-position was added. Build requirements were tightened. Minor bugs were fixed. Translations were updated.
Quabro is an arcade game in which the goal is to destroy colored blocks with a ball using four paddles on each side of the screen to steer the ball and keep it on the field. It is inspired by Breakout and Arkanoid, as well as several of clones created later. It is written in Python using the Pygame library.
Release Notes: This release includes modified difficulty levels and bugfixes.
TXR is a new data munging language to replace the likes of awk and Perl. TXR's special pattern language provides template-based matching of entire documents or large sections of documents. It also contains a language for functional and imperative programming. It is written in C and takes the form of a utility that is portable to Unix-like platforms and Windows.
Release Notes: Floating point support has been introduced, allowing TXR to be more suitable for scientific data munging, making this a major milestone. Some new functional combinators have been added. There is a small refinement in URL/percent encoding/decoding. A showstopper bug in recently introduced quicksort routine has been repaired, affecting vector/string sorting.
MSS Code Factory is a rule-based expert system for translating application models to source code.
Release Notes: This second Alpha release corrects some defects that were discovered by creating the S1DbTest20 Business Application Model and using it to exercise the full range of Java and PostgreSQL manufactured code. The full suite of attribute combinations for specifying the ranges and optionality of atomic attributes is exercised by this test. The tests created to date are passed by Java, PostgreSQL, and the two in combination. Please note that the BAM merge test code has not been implemented yet, otherwise this would have been Beta 1.
PDF OCR is a simple drag-and-drop utility that converts PDFs and images into text documents. It uses advanced OCR (optical character recognition) technology to extract the text of the PDF or image. This is particularly useful for dealing with PDFs and images that were created via a scan-to-PDF function in a scanner or photo copier. It uses the Tesseract engine to perform OCR, and currently supports over 20 languages for OCR.
Release Notes: Improved support for PDFs with special characters, PDFs that have been cropped, and PDFs with a 270 rotation.
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 release adds some additional functionality to the included hexterm utility, and merges in some Haiku compatibility tweaks. It also tweaks the address matching so that IPv4 addresses are matched using IPv4 syntax.
PrRescue is a rescue CD based on Gentoo amd64/i686 supporting nilfs2 and btrfs. Its goal is to always include the newest kernel and Gentoo packages.
Release Notes: The kernel has been updated to version 3.3. Gentoo packages have been updated to the latest stable versions.
The Linked Media Framework is an easy-to-set-up server application that bundles central Semantic Web technologies to offer advanced services. The Linked Media Framework consists of LMF Core and LMF Modules. The core component of the Linked Media Framework is a Linked Data Server that allows you to expose data following the Linked Data Principles. The Linked Data Server implemented as part of the LMF goes beyond the Linked Data principles by extending them with Linked Data Updates and by integrating management of metadata and content and making both accessible in a uniform way. Its extensions are described in more detail in LinkedMediaPrinciples. In addition to the Linked Data Server, the LMF Core also offers a highly configurable Semantic Search service and a SPARQL endpoint. Setting up and using the Semantic Search component is described in SemanticSearch. Accessing the SPARQL endpoint is described in SPARQLEndpoint. Whereas the extension of the Linked Data principles is already conceptually well-described, work is proceeding on a proper specification and extension of Semantic Search and SPARQL endpoint for Linked Data servers.
Release Notes: This is the first general availability release of the Linked Media Framework. It provides tested versions of all core modules.
Atem is a fast command line tool that converts MetaStock financial binary data to CSV.
Release Notes: A few CLI improvements and minor portability fixes. Minor internal code cleanup and build chain tweaks. A man page has been added. There is a simple test suite (make check). A new option --float-[openint|volume] to print floats rather than ints. --format accepts user friendly column names rather than bitset only. Big endian systems (e.g. PPC) are supported.
Release Notes: This version contains several new features.
Philip's Music Writer is a program for typesetting music. It reads text files as input, and generates PostScript as output. It can also write simple MIDI files for proofhearing purposes. PMW is written in C and is freestanding; that is, it does not require additional processing software. It is a Linux/Unix port of a program that has run for over a decade on Acorn systems, where it was known as Philip's Music Scribe.
Release Notes: This is a bugfix release. The bugs that are fixed are relatively minor.
xwax allows DJs and turntablists to playback digital audio files controlled using normal turntables via timecoded vinyl. It handles needle drops, pitch changes, scratching, spinbacks, and rewinds, making it a capable tool for beat-mixing and scratch-mixing. It focuses on an accurate vinyl feel that is efficient, stable, and fast.
Release Notes: This release adds support for cue points with the Novation Dicer MIDI controller, and has several other changes.
Dateutils are a bunch of tools that revolve around fiddling with dates and times in the command line, with a strong focus on use cases that arise when dealing with large amounts of financial data. Their target market is shell scripts that need date calculations or calendar conversions, and as such they are highly pipe-able and modeled after their well-known cousins (e.g. dtest vs. test, or dgrep vs. grep).
Release Notes: This is a bugfix release. It accounts for big-endian machines. GNUisms (mempcpy() and getline()) are removed. inf-loop in tseq is fixed. Nanoseconds are preserved upon time zone conversion.
The audit package contains the user-space utilities for creating audit rules, as well as for storing, searching, and generating reports from the audit records generated by the audit subsystem in the Linux 2.6 kernel and higher. It has a real-time plugin interface for event analysis and remote logging of events.
Release Notes: This release updates the syscall table for the 3.3 Linux kernel, fixes a bug in grouping records in the same event when the node name is too long, and adds a new feature to ausearch to interpret some arguments to over 40 common syscalls.
PowerDNS Authoritative Server is a high-performance authoritative nameserver with a host of backends. Besides plain BIND configuration files, PDNS reads information from MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB, and many other databases. Backends can easily be written in any language, and a sample Perl backend is provided. PDNS powers around 30-40% of all domain names in many parts of the world, including >90% of all DNSSEC domains in Europe.
Release Notes: This release fixes important DNSSEC issues, addresses memory use, and contains a vast amount of improvements and bugfixes.
py-setproctitle is a library that allows a Python process to change its title, as displayed by system tools such as ps and top. Changing the title is useful in multi-process systems, for example when a master process is forked: changing the child's title allows you to identify the task each process is busy with. It is based on PostgreSQL's multi-platform implementation.
Release Notes: No module bugfix, but a packaging one: release 1.1.4 didn't include README and HISTORY files. They are now included.
OpenSIPS is a mature implementation of a SIP server/proxy. It is more than a SIP proxy/router, as it includes application-level functionalities. OpenSIPS, as a SIP server, can server as the core component of any SIP-based VoIP solution.
Release Notes: This release comes with several major improvements (dialog support, TCP, security, and validation), but also with new functionality (like CacheDB Interface - REDIS/CASSANDRA, DNS caching, SIPcapturing, RabbitMQ support, LUA support, etc.). It has a new graphical configuration tool (make menuconfig or osipsconfig) that allows you to configure, compile, install, and generate config files for OpenSIPS.
fio is an I/O tool meant to be used both for benchmark and stress/hardware verification. It has support for 13 different types of I/O engines (sync, mmap, libaio, posixaio, SG v3, splice, null, network, syslet, guasi, solarisaio, and more), I/O priorities (for newer Linux kernels), rate I/O, forked or threaded jobs, and much more. It can work on block devices as well as files. fio accepts job descriptions in a simple-to-understand text format. Several example job files are included. fio displays all sorts of I/O performance information, including complete IO latencies and percentiles. Fio is in wide use in many places, for both benchmarking, QA, and verification purposes. It supports Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OS X, OpenSolaris, AIX, HP-UX, and Windows.
Release Notes: A new offset_increment option to more easily be able to have different threads use different regions of a file/device. A new buffer_compression_percentage option enabling the user to specify the compression ratio to expect from the data written by fio. A fix for a segfault caused by invalid verification job files. A few client/server bugfixes. A fix for a bug that caused early termination of fio with verify_backlog. A fix for a problem with iodepth_batch_complete=0 and accounting. Enables read/write sequential offset to be a non-multiple of the block size.
FreeDiams is a program for making prescriptions of pharmaceutical drugs and testing their interactions. It is the result of building the FreeMedForms prescriber plugins into a standalone application. It is developed by medical doctors and is intended for use by these same professionals. It can be used to prescribe drugs and test drug interactions within a prescription. It can be linked to any application by way of its command line parameters. FreeDiams can use several drug databases, including the FDA_USA drug database, the French AFSSAPS drug database, the Canadian drug databases, and the South African drug database (SAEPI).
Release Notes: Some bugfixes. The addition of a datapack manager. Allows decimal daily repartition. An updated drugs database.
feedparser is a Python library that parses feeds. It supports the Atom, RDF, RSS, and CDF feed formats.
Release Notes: This release fixes a crash bug for Python 2.4 and 2.5. It improves and fixes bugs in the unit test framework and various tests to help Linux distribution maintainers. It improves RFC822 date parsing. The 'itunes:keywords' element is now split on commas, not whitespace. The RSS element 'pubDate' now maps to 'published' instead of 'updated'.
Points&Forces is a set of software tools for architects, engineers, and surveyors. It uses a command line interface. It features a flexible design, total station control, digital camera control, real-time control and visualization, processing of point clouds (from laser scanners or other sources), geometry manipulations, projection of photographs on meshes, photogrammetry, in-situ measurements, and format translations for points, lines, and triangle meshes to formats that include dxf, stl, wrl, and pov. The tools were mostly used for the documentation of cultural heritage sites and buildings.
Release Notes: Much simplified installation that follows the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. Improved Tcl interfaces. Improved help files and added example files. Manual pages have been added. A new framework providing help notices for Tcl classes. A Tcl interface to work with packages. A few new programs: 'convert scalar file to the vtk format' and 'to convert binary stl files to ASCII stl files'. Elimination of various bugs.
The Legion of the Bouncy Castle Java Cryptography API provides a lightweight cryptography API in Java, a provider for the JCE and JCA, a clean-room implementation of the JCE 1.2.1, generators for Version 1 and Version 3 X.509 certificates, generators for Version 2 X.509 attribute certificates, PKCS12 support, and APIs for dealing with S/MIME, CMS, OCSP, TSP, CMP, CRMF, EAC, OpenPGP, and TLS. Versions are provided for the J2ME, and JDK 1.0-1.7.
Release Notes: This release includes further cleanup and the OpenPGP API is now usable via operator interfaces similar to what were added for CMS in 1.46. The number of lightweight operator implementations has been expanded and certificate generation, OpenPGP, CMS, CRMF, CMP, PKCS, and OCSP are now supported across all JDK releases including the J2ME (except compression). Support has been added for EAC (Extended Access Control) and a lightweight version of NTRU. Classes involved in CRL manipulation have been rewritten so as to support extremely large CRLs. A number of bugs have also been fixed.