The Gnome Chemistry Utils includes the following programs: a 2D chemical editor (GChemPaint), a chemical calculator (computes raw formule, molar weight, mass composition, and isotopic pattern), a 3D molecule viewer using OpenGL to display molecular models, a crystal structure viewer and editor, a spectrum viewer, and a periodic table of the elements.
Release Notes: Atom loading and an infinite loop condition in GCrystal were fixed. The Spanish translation was updated. All GCrystal users should upgrade as soon as possible.
The Parted Magic OS employs core programs from GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs including Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user. An extensive collection of fileystem tools are also included, and the following filesystems are supported: ext2, ext3, ext4, FAT16, FAT32, HFS, HFS+, JFS, Linux-swap, NTFS, ReiserRS, reiser4, and XFS. It loads completely to system memory and requires at least 256MB of RAM to operate.
Release Notes: Lots of little changes and some new programs. The most noticeable additions are Samba and the proprietary binary video driver from NVidia. The NVidia driver doesn't come pre-installed, but it is available as a ready to go module. You must grab the drivers that match the kernel in the version of Parted Magic that you currently running, and also disable the Nouveau driver from the Fail Safe menu.The panel has been almost completely reworked. Clonezilla and the "Erase Disk" program have been added to the desktop. Arandr replaces Lxrandar.
The MOEA Framework is a Java library for developing and experimenting with multiobjective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs) and other general-purpose optimization algorithms and metaheuristics. A number of algorithms are provided out-of-the-box, including NSGA-II, ε-MOEA, GDE3, and MOEA/D.
Release Notes: This release added internationalization and localization support to user interfaces, improved support for parameterizing PISA algorithms, and enhanced the MOEA/D implementation to support its original specification as well as the utility-based search extension introduced at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation in 2009.
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: A new GDBus API, g_dbus_connection_get_last_serial() was added. GUnixOutputStream now has a can_poll() implementation. New deep copy APIs were added for G(S)List and g_(s)list_copy_deep(). Thumbnails are now in XDG_CACHE_HOME. Many bugfixes, clean-ups, and performance improvements were made.
Fabula is a Python game engine suitable for adventure, role-playing, and strategy games and digital interactive storytelling. It offers a client-server architecture, an event-based protocol, multiplayer and networking capabilities, a multi-threaded server, an abstract, visualization-agnostic model of a game world, an asset manager, and a plugin system. Gameplay can be recorded and played back. The code is well documented and runs on Linux and MS Windows (it should work on OS X, too, but this has not yet been tested). Fabula can be used as a library to develop your own games. As an alternative, you can use the included Pygame-based graphical editor and the default game engine.
Release Notes: This release added am interfaces.replay module, which replays Fabula game logs. A JSON-RPC server interface was added. Mouse-based scrolling was removed from PygameUserInterface. A surface catcher module was added for screen capturing - press 'F2' to start capturing. Fabula uses a new 'planes' version which allows for slick GUI elements with bitmap backgrounds. The Fabula server can now be run without Pygame installed. There were lots of fixes, improvements, and a documentation update.
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, Web-based, multilingual, tightly integrated, all-in-one wiki, CMS, and groupware. Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki offers a very large number of features "out-of-the-box". It is highly configurable and modular. All features are optional and administered via a Web-based interface. Major features include a robust wiki engine, news articles, discussion forums, newsletters, blogs, file and image galleries, bug and issue trackers, a link directory, polls/surveys and quizzes, FAQs, a banner management system, calendar, maps, mobile access, RSS feeds, a category system, tags, an advanced themeing engine (Smarty), spreadsheet, live support, shoutbox, inter-user messaging, menu generator, advanced permission system for users and groups, internal search engine, external authentication support, and more. It was formerly named TikiWiki.
Release Notes: This release, with more than 1,000 code contributions by dozens of Tiki Community members, includes many new features, some architectural enhancements, and many bugfixes. Some of these new features include improved batch actions based on a URL with token access, extensive improvements to the Tiki Calendar and File Gallery, new plugins and modules, and the introduction of Timesheet functionality.
PyADB is a simple Python module for interacting with ADB (the Android Debug Bridge).
Release Notes: This release supports listening on USB and on TCP (default port 5555), getting the information which should be included in a bug report, listing PIDs of processes hosting a JDWP transport, viewing the device log, and running emulator console commands.
Mawk (Mike's AWK) is an interpreter for the AWK Programming Language.
Release Notes: This release implements gawk's "nextfile" feature, adds "/dev/stdin" as an alias for stdin (already aliased to "-"), fixes an overflow check used to distinguish between large numbers and strings, improves debugging traces and memory-leak checking, and adds various other bugfixes and portability improvements.
Rodent filemanager is a fast, small, and powerful file manager. Its emphasis is on ease of use for the advanced user, not the computer illiterate. Rodent filemanager (a.k.a. xffm >= 4.6.0) is the next step in the evolution of Xffm, now with a threaded design optimized for multicore processors.
Release Notes: This release adds a new FUSE plugin, improved threading, binaries for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE, support for sshfs, nfs, obexfs, samba, cifs, ecryptfs, and curlftpfs, and compatibility with both gtk+2 and gtk+3.
offrss is a standalone program that can download your favorite feeds and then show them in your favorite Web browser by spawning a simple local Web server. It will not only download the feeds' text, but also the pictures, so you will also be able to read comics strips and enjoy posts with pictures in them while offline. It can also generate PDFs from text. It remembers what you read and what you don't, and all the information stays in normal files, so you can synchronize it easily to any device that may not have an Internet connection. It can also work as a CGI to serve your feeds in your Web site, and it can update the feeds from crontab. It has few dependencies to build and can be cross compiled easily.
Release Notes: This release fixes RSS parsing and implements HTTP keep-alive (for better responsivity).
BPS implements a B-tree with a twist pointer set, which approaches the speed of the fastest, hash table based sets, while using several times less memory and still maintaining order. The set introduces a new B-tree variety with superior search and edit qualities. Compared with the GCC distributed tr1::unordered_set, the new set is only 30% slower while using 3 times less memory. Compared with the ordered std::set, it is almost 4 times faster while using 5 times less memory.
Release Notes: This release adds two delete methods, one deleting the first element and the other the last element.
HDF (Hierarchical Data Format) is a general purpose library and file format for storing scientific data. It arranges data into datasets (multidimensional arrays) and groups (a structure for organizing objects).
Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in some Fortran functions which caused them to return the wrong status code on success.
pyPEG is a quick and easy solution for creating a parser in Python programs. pyPEG uses a PEG language in Python data structures to parse, so it can be used dynamically to parse nearly every context free language. The output is a plain Python data structure called pyAST, or, as an alternative, XML.
Release Notes: This is a maintenance release. In addition to bugfixes there is improvement for comparing complex things for equality.
Zero Install is a decentralized cross-distribution software installation system. It allows software developers to publish programs directly from their own Web sites, while supporting features familiar from centralized distribution repositories such as shared libraries, automatic updates, and digital signatures. It is intended to complement, rather than replace, the operating system's package management. 0install packages never interfere with those provided by the distribution.
Release Notes: The new "apps" support records current and past selected versions of programs and their dependencies, allowing easy rollback to previous states and improving startup time. Windows support has been improved to the point that tools such as 0compile now work on Windows also. Managing locally-compiled packages is now simpler.
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.
Release Notes: This release supports new cameras: Canon 5D Mark III, G1 X, 1D X, and Powershot SX200, Nikon D4, D800/D800E, and D3200, Fuji X-S1 and HS30EXR, Casio EX-Z8, Olympus E-M5, Panasonic GF5, Sony NEX-F3, SLT-A37, and SLT-A57, and Samsung NX20 and NX210. It also supports updated Samsung NX200 firmware.
imread is a simple library which reads and saves images from disk to and from numpy arrays. Its goal is to perform this task simply, so that it can become very stable, leaving more complex image processing for other packages.
Release Notes: This release fixes compilation on Mac OS X and adds support for saving 16-bit TIFFs.
Mercurial HeadQuarter is a Web service for managing Mercurial repositories. It allows the user to define contact names, define project descriptions, set up access (read and write), set which types of archives are allowed, define encoding charsets, hide/unhide projects, set the presentation style, and redirect access and error logs to files.
Release Notes: This release switches file and ldap fields (depending on the selected value), fixes an issue with webkit browsers, adds an access control in the hghq main directory, and sorts the repository list.
zrep provides an easy-to-use program to manage zfs filesystem replication and failover. No configuration files are required. The program is developed under Solaris, but may work with any up to date zfs implementation. The executable is a single script. Initialization does a full data copy, but subsequent syncs are incrementals. It uses internal locking to make sure there is no danger of overlap if you just shove it in cron to run every minute. Design target is more "near-time replication", since the sync can be run every minute or more. However, it could conceivably be used for "backup" purposes as well.
Release Notes: This release further improves older ZFS compatibility code.
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 has been upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Jun/20). Partclone has been updated to 0.2.49, Drbl to 1.12.14-1drbl, clonezilla to 2.5.42-1drbl, and Gdisk to 0.8.5-1.1drbl. The restored Fedora 17 failed to boot via GRUB 2; this has been fixed.
JFile builds on JActor and Jid, adding file persistence and an in-memory database which has a throughput of one million transactions per second when running on an i7 with SSD.
Release Notes: A timing test now gives 300,000 fully durable (fsync'd) transactions per second for the in-memory database.
The PCI Utilities package contains various utilities dealing with the PCI bus, and also a library for portable access to PCI configuration registers. It includes `lspci' for listing all PCI devices (very useful for debugging of both kernel and device drivers) and `setpci' for manual configuration of PCI devices.
Release Notes: This release adds decoding of LTR/OBFF in PCIe capabilities, fixes minor bugs, and updates the pci.ids file to the latest snapshot.
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: GtkSearchEntry has been introduced as a subclass of GtkEntry which is set up to be used as a search entry. GtkMenuButton has been introduced as a button which pops up a menu provided from GMenu or manually. The GtkMountOperation code now uses gnome-shell to present a system-modal mount dialog, when available. The accessibility bridge code (atk-bridge) is now used by default, as a new library. Various bugs have been fixed.
Excelsior JET is a Java VM enhanced with an Ahead-Of-Time (AOT) compiler and deployment toolkit. It is certified Java Compatible on Windows and Linux on Intel x86 hardware. The 64-bit version is in the works. Excelsior JET Optimizer transforms your classes and JARs into high-performance binary executables. Excelsior JET Runtime includes a licensed Sun implementation of the Java API and Excelsior's proprietary JVM, which is responsible for Java memory management, threading, synchronization, security, and JIT compilation of classes that could not be precompiled. The Excelsior JET Installation Toolkit makes it possible to prepare your optimized application for deployment to end-user systems.
Release Notes: This release adds a bucketful of important bugfixes and Java SE 6 Update 33 support.
cwwav takes one or more text files (or text read from standard input) and converts the text into an audio file (wav or mp3) containing the CW (Morse code) representation of the text. It's useful for generating practice files if you are learning CW and want to practice by listening to text. It's a very simple program but it is designed to do what it does well. That is, it is designed to produce good sounding CW output files, with proper timing and comfortable envelope to avoid keyclicks and to make the CW softer.
Release Notes: This is a minor update for last week's 0.4 release, fixing the Makefile so it works with newer versions of Ubuntu and other distributions which enable the "--as-needed" linker flag.
Release Notes: This release fixes a problem related to the concurrent use of the same image with different instances of TCPDF.