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 status of the 4MLinux 7.2 series has been changed to STABLE. The final release has all the features included in 4MLinux 7.2 Rescue Edition, 4MLinux 7.2 Media Edition, 4MLinux 7.2 Server Edition, and 4MLinux 7.2 Game Edition.
uncsv is a filter command converting the lines of a CSV file into a non‐escaped, non‐quoted delimited file (pipe by default). csv is the opposite of this command; it takes an un-quoted stream of values, separated by the delimiter of your choice (default: pipe ’|’) and produces a "standard" CSV file. Both tools avoid end‐of‐line character politics and will leave these untouched.
Release Notes: This release adds a flag (-q) to "csv" to quote all non-blank values, a flag (-Q) to "csv" to quote everything unconditionally, and a flag (-S) to "csv" to quote all values containing spaces. It fixes a bug which occurred when multiple replacement strings were in the same value.
MMA (Musical MIDI Accompaniment) is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a user-supplied file containing chords and MMA directives. It is very versatile and generates excellent tracks. It comes with an extensive user-extendable library with a variety of patterns for various popular rhythms, an extensive user manual, and several demo songs. It is a command line driven program. It creates MIDI files which need a sequencer or MIDI file play program.
Release Notes: This stable release features a number of Solo/Melody enhancements, support for multiple user library paths, MIDI enhancements, and many minor enhancements and bugfixes.
Coco is a code coverage utility for Ruby. It can be used from RSpec or unit/test with a simple "require 'coco'". It works with standalone Ruby or with Rails. It displays the names of files that are uncovered on the console, builds a simple HTML report, and reports sources that have no tests. It is UTF-8 compliant, configurable via a simple YAML file, and has colorized console output.
Release Notes: This release improves the appearance of the index page of the HTML report and no longer needs third-party CSS files.
TreeFrog Framework is a high-speed and full-stack C++ framework for developing Web applications. It provides an O/R mapping system and template system on an MVC architecture, and aims to achieve high productivity through the policy of convention over configuration.
Release Notes: Execution of multiple application server processes is now supported. An async I/O file writer for logging is supported. This release fixes a bug in the "restart" option of the treefrog command and adds other bugfixes and performance improvements.
SpaceZero is a RTS 2D space combat game for two players over a network. The objective is to conquer the space, defeating all enemies. At the starting point, you have only one ship and one planet, but you have money to buy more ships to conquer more planets. All the ships can be controlled by the computer (automatic mode) or by the player (manual mode). You can easily change among your ships, controlling all of them independently.
Release Notes: This release adds a Spanish translation, Satellite and Freighter objects, cargo, trading, minor enhancements and bugfixes, and the new order ORBIT.
GNU libmicrohttpd is a small C library for embedding HTTP server functionality into other applications. It is reentrant, fast, supports HTTP 1.1, and permits listening on multiple ports. The API is simple and still powerful enough to allow programmers to use the entire HTTP feature set. SSL/TLS support is available as an option.
Release Notes: This release adds support for SNI (multiple domain names on one IP with TLS). A few minor bugs were fixed, including a build issue (if SSL was disabled), a bogus offset calculation (when used with sendfile), a descriptor leak on shutdown (in conjunction with the resume/suspend feature), and a missing argument in an example.
Hnefatafl is an implementation of the Norse board game. Hnefatafl 11x11, 13x13, Tablut, and many other variants are supported using rulesets. There is a command-line interface and an X interface (the latter is optional).
Release Notes: Undo, saving and loading is implemented. There have been many other minor changes, so this release should be considered unstable.
Tor-ramdisk is a uClibc-based micro Linux distribution whose only purpose is to host a Tor server in an environment that maximizes security and privacy. Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Security is enhanced in tor-ramdisk by employing a monolithically compiled GRSEC/PAX patched kernel and hardened system tools. Privacy is enhanced by turning off logging at all levels so that even the Tor operator only has access to minimal information. Finally, since everything runs in ephemeral memory, no information survives a reboot, except for the Tor configuration file and the private RSA key, which may be exported and imported by FTP or SSH.
Release Notes: Only the i686 and x86_64 ports have been released so far. Tor was updated to 0.2.4.19, libevent to 2.0.21, busybox to 1.21.1, and the kernel to 3.12.4 plus Gentoo's hardened-patches-3.12.4-1.extras. uClibc was kept at its latest release (0.9.33.2), with some backported patches.
CLOGS is a library for higher-level operations on top of the OpenCL C++ API. It is designed to integrate with other OpenCL code, including synchronization using OpenCL events. Currently only two operations are supported: radix sorting and exclusive scan. Radix sort supports all the unsigned integral types as keys, and all the built-in scalar and vector types suitable for storage in buffers as values. Scan supports all the integral types. It also supports vector types, which allows limited multi-scan capabilities.
Release Notes: This bugfix release fixes a race condition in the radix sort, introduced in 1.2.1. It also works around a driver bug in the AMD APP SDK for CPU devices.
SshConsole is a plugin that lets CraftBukkit server admins access the server console using the SSHv2 protocol.
Release Notes: This is the initial working code-drop.
decotengu is a dive decompression library to experiment with various implementations of the Buhlmann decompression model with Eric Baker’s gradient factors. The results of decotengu calculations are decompression stops and tissue saturation information. Third party applications can use those results for data analysis purposes or dive planning functionality.
Release Notes: Dive time has changed to be the dive bottom time (including the descent dive phase). It is possible to configure the last decompression stop at 6m. There are various bugfixes, APIs, and internal API changes.
Marvin is an extensible image processing framework for Java. It provides features to manipulate images, to manipulate captured video frames, and to process images with multi-threading. Its features can be extended via plug-ins. Plug-ins can be integrated with the graphical user interface, and their plug-in performance can be analyzed. Every image processing algorithm is developed as a plug-in that can be plugged into the MarvinEditor, an image manipulation program that uses plug-ins developed using Marvin, or into third-party applications. Currently there are 55 plug-ins available.
Release Notes: A class for dealing with mathematical methods was added, including a method to create a boolean matrix for morphological image processing.
nomacs is an image viewer that is small, fast, and able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. It also makes it possible to synchronize multiple viewers on a single computer or via the LAN, which is useful for comparing images and spotting the differences. This is useful for architects who want to see their progress, for example.
Release Notes: This release mostly contains bugfixes on every platform. Some tiny features are added, like cleaning up recent folders and allowing the user to save some default values (e.g., which interpolation to use).
KaHIP - Karlsruhe High Quality Partitioning - is a family of graph partitioning programs that tackle the balanced graph partitioning problem. It focuses on solution quality and implements flow-based methods, more-localized local searches, and several parallel and sequential meta-heuristics.
Release Notes: This is the initial release.
pysmb is an experimental SMB/CIFS library written in pure Python to support file sharing between Windows and Linux machines.
Release Notes: A bug in the storeFile() method where the destination file was not overwritten if it existed in SMB1 communication was fixed. An SMB1 authentication problem where extended negotiation was not carried out because the remote server had specified its support for extended security in the payload instead of in the message flags2 was fixed.
libpondyparser is yet another multi-core C++ parser threaded propagation library using Markov Models. This library packages a keyword reference counted parser library using threads which are progagated with reinforcement learning.
Release Notes: A bug in template instantiations was fixed in the library core.
Libtubo Interprocess Communication is a small and simple library to run processes in the background and communicate via the stdout, stderr, and stdin file descriptors. The functionality of libtubo is similar to the glib function g_spawn_async_with_pipes(), except that all pipe setup and monitoring is taken care of. The calling function only has to provide the functions with which to process the input/output of the remote process. The library first appeared in the year 2000 in the xfce3 desktop as part of the xfsamba application, and is now available for use for other developers.
Release Notes: Named semaphores are now used in both Linux/BSD and Windows versions. Code to enable POSIX compliant semaphores (named and unnamed) under the mingw-w64 build chain is now included. This semaphore code is BSD licensed (unlike the rest of the libtubo code) and will be included in future releases until mingw-w64 enables POSIX compliant semaphores.
Disk based hashes is a method to create multidimensional binary trees on disk. This library permits the extension of the database concept to a plethora of electronic data, such as graphical information.
Release Notes: Parallel safe mode shared memory control is now safe from race conditions with name semaphores.
LibCXX is a C++ class library focused on high-level application framework classes and Linux-specific features.
Release Notes: This release adds the following new templates and classes: POSIX shared memory C++ API, executing lambdas in a new threads, a generic template for implementing key/value FIFO caches, and a complete FTP client implementation, unencrypted or FTP over SSL/TLS. This release also adds support for caching TLS sessions.
GNU TeXmacs is a free wysiwyw (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists. The software aims to provide a unified and user friendly framework for editing structured documents with different types of content: text, mathematics, graphics, interactive content. TeXmacs can also be used as an interface to many external systems for computer algebra, numerical analysis, and statistics. New presentation styles can be written by the user and new features can be added to the editor using Scheme.
Release Notes: This version comes with a native PDF converter, several new tools for debugging, and support for marginal notes. More than sixty pending bugs were corrected and recovery from errors has been improved.
The Objeck computer language is an object-oriented computing language with functional features that has ties with Java, C#, and Pascal. In this language, all data types are treated as objects. The language consists of a compiler and VM with an accompanying memory management and JIT compiler.
Release Notes: A bug where casts to interfaces implemented by parent classes were not properly recognized was fixed. New code examples were added. The Windows build was moved to Visual Studio 2013. The OS X build was moved from GCC to Clang.
GnuTLS is a secure communications library implementing the SSL, TLS, and DTLS protocols and technologies around them. It provides a simple C language application programming interface (API) to access the secure communications protocols, as well as APIs to parse and write X.509, PKCS #12, OpenPGP, and other required structures. It is intended to be portable and efficient with a focus on security and interoperability.
Release Notes: This release fixes bugs, adds optimizations in the x86 and x86-64 CPU families, and adds some new features.
The Epoch Init System is an init system for Linux designed with ease of configuration and non-intrusiveness in mind. It has no external dependencies besides libc and pthreads on a Linux 2.6+ system, though a working /bin/sh is suggested. It's suitable for large and small Linux distributions, but was designed with a focus on smaller Linux systems. It's features include a log system capable of recording boot events before the filesystem is made writable, ASCII runlevels, a convenient, single configuration file setup, automatic hostname setting at boot, automatic virtual filesystem mounting (think /proc), PID file support, stuck job killing during bootup and shutdown, integrated color greeting banner support, and automatic service restart support, to keep vital services running at all times.
Release Notes: A new, enhanced, and powerful implementation of 'epoch status' is now available. It lists all known services/objects if no argument is specified. Epoch no longer requires pthreads or any threading at all. Support for uClibc and others has been fixed. Logging and BlankLogOnBoot are now enabled by default. A problem where autorestart-enabled services could enter an infinite restart loop was fixed. 'epoch currentrunlevel' was deprecated for 'epoch runlevel', and can be used to change the runlevel. Many bugs were fixed.
PyX is a Python package for the creation of PostScript and PDF files. It combines an abstraction of the PostScript drawing model with a TeX/LaTeX interface. Complex tasks like 2D and 3D plots in publication-ready quality are built out of these primitives.
Release Notes: PyX has been ported to Python 3. It now requires Python 3.2 and above. Python 2 users should continue to use the previous releases. Text module was modernised and received new documentation. The normpath now removes cusps from normcurves by splitting the curves on instability points such that tangents etc. are always well defined. Various improvements and bugfixes complete this release.