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[fm-news] Newsletter for Monday, October 29th 2007

From: The freshmeat daily newsletter (freshmeat-newslists.freshmeat.net)
Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 03:10:08 CDT


::: L I N K S F O R T H E D A Y :::

Today's news on the web: http://freshmeat.net/daily/2007/10/29/
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::: R E L E A S E H E A D L I N E S (37) :::

[001] - bonddb 2.4.0 (Development)
[002] - Calcc 0.1.3
[003] - CellWriter 1.3.0
[004] - CK-ERP 0.25.1
[005] - Coldtags suite 3.15
[006] - Config::Model::CursesUI 1.004
[007] - CorneliOS 0.7.10r29
[008] - curl and libcurl 7.17.1
[009] - DBsight 1.4.9
[010] - Ecere SDK 0.41.17 (Development)
[011] - Elixir 0.4.0
[012] - ExactImage 0.4.1
[013] - Expect-lite 3.0.0
[014] - Extended Module Player 2.4.1
[015] - GeoServer Latest 1.6.0-beta4
[016] - GNS-3 0.3.2
[017] - GNU ddrescue 1.6-rc5 (Development)
[018] - Incollector 1.0
[019] - IRC Services 5.1.6 (Stable)
[020] - JFormDesigner 3.1.1
[021] - KLone 2.0.0
[022] - Nailer 0.4.1
[023] - NuFW 2.2.7 (Stable 2.2)
[024] - OpenXava 2.2.3
[025] - Pantheios 1.0.1 beta 42
[026] - PieDock 0.1.7
[027] - PyLucid 0.8.0RC1 (Stable)
[028] - Ruport 1.2.2
[029] - Sanaware Java Docking 1.3
[030] - Stunnix Advanced Web Server for CD-ROMs 2.5
[031] - Super Grub Disk 0.9667 (CDROM)
[032] - Talend Open Studio 2.2.1
[033] - Tcl/Tk 8.5b2 (Development)
[034] - Tokyo Cabinet 1.0.1
[035] - VariCAD 2007 3.01
[036] - Vyatta 3.0 (VC3)
[037] - ZideStore OpenGroupware Interface r743

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[001] - bonddb 2.4.0 (Development)
  by andru (http://freshmeat.net/users/andru/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:02

Database
Database :: Database Engines/Servers
Software Development

About: bonddb is an object orientated wrapper for PostgreSQL. It's a fast
data abstraction layer written in C for C/C++ applications, to allow easy
access to class objects. You can use existing PostgreSQL databases without
any modification or additional tables needed in the backend.

Changes: Several venerabilities have been fixed. The administration role
has been enabled for controlling what users have access to what
tables/fields which are used in bond. A module for interfacing with Visual
Basic was added. Many improvements were made to the error handling,
especially with regard to firewalls and SQL query failures. Many memory
leaks and odd memory errors were fixed. Support for large object fields
(like binary data) was added. Notify/listen support was added within
bonddb, so you can listen for object changes. Integration with
bondreplicate was added.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/bonddb/

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[002] - Calcc 0.1.3
  by Luigi Auriemma (http://freshmeat.net/users/Bugtest/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 06:54

Scientific/Engineering :: Mathematics
Utilities

About: Calcc is a command-line calculator for 32-bit and 64-bit numbers.
It supports multiple input and output formats (hex, decimal, octal, base4,
binary, string, IPv4/v6 addresses, percentage, time, and base64),
parentheses, and the following operators: complement, not, shift, rotate,
xor, and, or, power, root, byte and bit swapping, multiplication,
division, modulus, addition, and subtraction. It can also be used like a
quick number converter.

Changes: A small bug with ~ and ! operators was fixed.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/calcc/

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[003] - CellWriter 1.3.0
  by Risujin (http://freshmeat.net/users/Risujin/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 12:06

Adaptive Technologies
Scientific/Engineering :: Artificial Intelligence
Scientific/Engineering :: Image Recognition

About: CellWriter is a grid-entry natural handwriting input panel. As you
write characters into the cells, your writing is instantly recognized at
the character level. When you press 'Enter' on the panel, the input you
entered is sent to the currently focused application as if typed on the
keyboard. Writer-dependent, CellWriter learns your handwriting for
reliable recognition. Correcting preprocessor algorithms account for
digitizer noise, differing stroke order, direction, and number of strokes.
Unicode support enables you to write in any language.

Changes: Many command line options have been added. The on-screen keyboard
has been improved, and key event generation bugs have been fixed. The main
window is now dockable, and can be embedded into gnome-screensaver.

License: GNU General Public License v2

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/cellwriter/

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[004] - CK-ERP 0.25.1
  by C K Wu (http://freshmeat.net/users/ckwu/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:03

Office/Business :: Financial :: Accounting
Office/Business :: Financial :: Point-Of-Sale

About: CK-ERP is an accounting/MRP/ERP/CRM system with 22 modules: admin,
i18n, contact management, customer relationship, customer self service,
vendor relationship, MRP, warehouse, inventory, service, ledger, bank
reconciliation, AP, AR, PO, SO, quotation, POS for cashiers, POS for
managers, HR, staff self service, and payroll. It can be hosted atop
eGroupWare, XOOPS, Zencart, CRELoaded, osCommerce, Xaraya, phpBB,
TikiWiki, or Horde.

Changes: This release features five new templates, a connector for IRM, a
sample chart of accounts for Internet based businesses, and addition of
ZhongGuo VAT tax rate.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/ck-erp/

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[005] - Coldtags suite 3.15
  by Coldbeans (http://freshmeat.net/users/coldjava/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 02:01

Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: Dynamic Content
Software Development :: Libraries :: Java Libraries

About: The Coldtags suite is a collection of custom JSP tags that
provides 90+ custom JSP tags for common programming tasks faced by JSP
developers. It also includes custom tags similar to the Web controls in
the .NET framework.

Changes: This release adds new components (the total number is now 315+
Web controls) and updates the codebase for the existing tags.

License: Free for non-commercial use

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/coldtags/

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[006] - Config::Model::CursesUI 1.004
  by Dominique Dumont (http://freshmeat.net/users/ddumont/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:24

System :: Installation/Setup

About: Config::Model::CursesUI provides a curses user interface for all
configuration descriptions created for config-model. This project is based
on the Curses::UI Perl module.

Changes: The "uniline" value type can now be handled.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/config-model-cursesui/

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[007] - CorneliOS 0.7.10r29
  by Jos Kirps (http://freshmeat.net/users/joskirps/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 12:05

Information Management
Internet

About: CorneliOS is an easy-to-use and cross-browser "Web Desktop
Environment", "Web Operating System", or "Web Office" that comes with a
set of cool applications. It includes a Content Management System (CMS) so
that you can easily set up and manage your own website as well as a
Database Management System that allows you to rapidly build any kind of
database application.

Changes: This release offers further blog application handler and SQL
definition enhancements, SQL library enhancements, a CoSCRIPT link parser
that now implements a shortcut feature, and an improved render engine.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/cornelios/

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[008] - curl and libcurl 7.17.1
  by Daniel Stenberg (http://freshmeat.net/users/bagder/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 14:28

Internet :: File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Internet :: WWW/HTTP
Software Development :: Libraries

About: curl and libcurl is a tool for transferring files using URL syntax.
It supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, DICT, TELNET, LDAP,
and FILE, as well as HTTP-post, HTTP-put, cookies, FTP upload, resumed
transfers, passwords, port numbers, SSL certificates, Kerberos, and
proxies. It is powered by libcurl, the client-side URL transfer library.
There are bindings to libcurl for over 30 languages and environments.

Changes: This release adds -–proxy-negotiate, -–post301, -–hostpubmd,
CURLOPT_OPENSOCKETFUNCTION, and CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS, improves the NSS
support, and fixes around twenty bugs.

License: MIT/X Consortium License

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/curl/

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[009] - DBsight 1.4.9
  by Chris (http://freshmeat.net/users/chrislusf/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 09:49

Database
Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: Indexing/Search

About: DBSight is a J2EE search platform for instant scalable full-text
search on any relational database, for both beginners and experts. It
features a built-in database crawler following user-defined SQL,
incremental indexing, user-controllable result ranking, the ability to
return results with highlights (like Google), and categorized result
counts (like Amazon). It can easily integrate with other languages with
XML/JSON/HTML. There is a UI for all operations, so no Java coding is
necessary. Deleted or updated records in database can be synchronized
also.

Changes: This release reduces memory for facet search for fields with
multiple categories (keywords type). The index is refreshed if only
deletion occurred. OneWordNumberLowerCaseAnalyzer has been added to search
for connected words. Spaces are allowed in Range Queries. A text/xml MIME
type has been added to XML search result templates. The index is displayed
in Memory mode on the dashboard.

License: Free for non-commercial use

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/dbsight/

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[010] - Ecere SDK 0.41.17 (Development)
  by Jerome St-Louis (http://freshmeat.net/users/jerstlouis/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 14:43

Multimedia :: Graphics :: 3D Rendering
Software Development
Software Development :: Libraries :: Application Frameworks

About: The Ecere SDK is a cross-platform toolkit for building software
applications. It currently runs on Windows and Linux. With the Ecere SDK,
you can develop applications once and deploy them on all supported
platforms alongside a lightweight runtime environment. It introduces eC,
an object oriented language derived from and fully compatible with C,
compromising neither runtime performance nor ease of use. A built-in 3D
engine supporting both Direct3D and OpenGL is fully integrated.

Changes: Minor feature enhancements and bugfixes.

License: Freeware

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/ecere/

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[011] - Elixir 0.4.0
  by Gaetan de Menten (http://freshmeat.net/users/gedeon/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:13

Database :: Front-Ends
Software Development :: Libraries :: Python Modules

About: Elixir is a declarative layer on top of SQLAlchemy. It is a fairly
thin wrapper that provides the ability to define model objects following
the Active Record design pattern, and using a DSL syntax similar to that
of the Ruby on Rails ActiveRecord system. It does not intend to replace
SQLAlchemy's core features, but instead focuses on providing a simpler
syntax for defining model objects when you do not need the full
expressiveness of SQLAlchemy's manual mapper definitions.

Changes: A new attribute-based syntax to declare fields and relationships,
several kinds of inheritance (polymorphic or not), and a data versioning
extension were implemented. Many other new features, improvements, and
bugfixes were added. The documentation was also greatly extended.

License: MIT/X Consortium License

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/elixir/

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[012] - ExactImage 0.4.1
  by René Rebe (http://freshmeat.net/users/ReneRebe/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:07

Multimedia :: Graphics

About: ExactImage is a fast C++ image processing library. Unlike
ImageMagick, it allows operation in several color spaces and bit depths
natively, resulting in much lower memory and computational requirements.
Some optimized algorithms operate in 1/20 of the time ImageMagick
requires, and displaying large images can be as fast as 1/10 of the time
the "display" program takes.

Changes: Support for lossless and fast JPEG cropping was added. The TIFF
codec was improved for interoperability with Apple's TIFF framework to
utilitze G4 compression if requested and to zero initialize the x/y
resolution if not specified by the file. A tiny memory leak was fixed in
the JPEG codec. Edentify was fixed to compute the correct physical image
size. The crop_and_rotate function was improved to allow negative start
offsets.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/exact-image/

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[013] - Expect-lite 3.0.0
  by Craig Miller (http://freshmeat.net/users/cvmiller/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 12:04

Software Development :: Quality Assurance

About: Expect-lite is a wrapper for expect, created to make expect
programming even easier. The wrapper permits the creation of expect script
command files by using special character(s) at the beginning of each line
to indicate the expect-lite action. Basic expect-lite scripts can be
created by simply cutting and pasting text from a terminal window into a
script, and adding '>' '

Changes: The entire command script read subsystem has changed. The
previous system read directly from the script file. The new system reads
the script file into a buffer, which can be randomly accessed. This
permits looping (realistically only repeat loops). Infinite loop
protection has been added. Variable increment and decrement have been
added to support looping.

License: BSD License (revised)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/expect-lite/

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[014] - Extended Module Player 2.4.1
  by Claudio Matsuoka (http://freshmeat.net/users/cl/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:10

Multimedia :: Sound/Audio :: Players

About: The Extended Module Player is a command-line mod player for
Unix-like systems that plays over 70 mainstream and obscure module formats
from Amiga, Atari, Acorn, Apple IIgs, and PC, including Protracker (MOD),
Scream Tracker 3 (S3M), Fast Tracker II (XM), and Impulse Tracker (IT)
files.

Changes: This release implements correct logarithmic interpolation of the
player periods, software mixer frequencies, and sample rate to fine tune
conversion, fixing many fine tuning problems. Other fixes include correct
implementation of Protracker sample loops required by some (rare) modules,
improved detection of Ultimate Soundtracker and UNIC Tracker modules, and
proper sample offset after the note cut effect.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/xmp/

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[015] - GeoServer Latest 1.6.0-beta4
  by Chris Holmes (http://freshmeat.net/users/cholmes/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 09:47

Database :: API
Database :: Database Engines/Servers
Internet

About: GeoServer connects your information to the Geospatial Web. With
GeoServer, you can publish and edit data using open standards. Your
information is made available in a large variety of formats as maps/images
or actual geospatial data. GeoServer's transactional capabilities offer
robust support for shared editing. It supports WFS-T and WMS open
protocols from the OGC to produce JPEG, PNG, SVG, KML/KMZ, GML, PDF,
Shapefiles, GeoRSS, JSON, and more. It is built on the GeoTools2 Java GIS
toolkit.

Changes: Many improvements for this round. Google Earth now properly zooms
to your data, and the output contains a number of bugfixes. There is
support for 'component WMS', which allows GeoServer to render remote
layers with styling defined on the fly. GeoJSON support has been updated
to the latest draft, halos in labeling have been improved, and right to
left languages are now supported on map rendering. Oracle Application
Server now works properly, versioning is improved, and there are many more
bugfixes.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/geoserver/

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[016] - GNS-3 0.3.2
  by GNS-3 Team (http://freshmeat.net/users/gns3dev/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 12:03

System :: Emulators
System :: Networking
System :: Systems Administration

About: GNS-3 is a graphical network simulator that allows you to design
complex network topologies. You may run simulations or configure devices
ranging from simple workstations to powerful Cisco routers. It is based on
NS-3, a discrete-event network simulator for Internet systems, and
Dynamips, an IOS emulator which allows users to run IOS binary images from
Cisco Systems.

Changes: This release fixes hypervisor preloading when switching back to
design mode. It allows ethernet link creation between modules with
different speeds.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/gns3/

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[017] - GNU ddrescue 1.6-rc5 (Development)
  by Antonio Diaz Diaz (http://freshmeat.net/users/ant_diaz/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 06:42

System :: Recovery Tools

About: GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file
or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying hard to rescue
data in case of read errors. GNU ddrescue does not truncate the output
file if not asked to. So, every time you run it on the same output file,
it tries to fill in the gaps. The basic operation of GNU ddrescue is fully
automatic. That is, you don't have to wait for an error, stop the program,
read the log, run it in reverse mode, etc. If you use the logfile feature
of GNU ddrescue, the data is rescued very efficiently (only the needed
blocks are read). Also you can interrupt the rescue at any time and resume
it later at the same point.

Changes: This version uses a better resumability criterion for retrying
and fill mode. The fill mode code has been simplified and made more
efficient. A small bug in one of the consistency checks has been fixed.

License: GNU General Public License v3

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/addrescue/

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[018] - Incollector 1.0
  by Marcin K. Krzywonos (http://freshmeat.net/users/emkaka/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 14:38

Information Management
Information Management :: Document Repositories
Information Management :: Records Management

About: Incollector is an application to collect various kind of
information (like notes, conversation logs, quotes, serial numbers, source
code, Web addresses, words, etc.). All entries can be tagged. The
application can also search and browse entries easily.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/incollector/

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[019] - IRC Services 5.1.6 (Stable)
  by Andrew Church (http://freshmeat.net/users/achurch_/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:22

Communications :: Chat :: Internet Relay Chat

About: Services for IRC Networks (or just Services for short) provides for
definitive nickname and channel ownership, automatic channel mode setting,
memo (short message) storage and retrieval, and greater IRC operator
control over the network.

Changes: This release corrects a bug which allows sufficiently privileged
users to indirectly cause Services to crash.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/ircservices/

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[020] - JFormDesigner 3.1.1
  by Karl Tauber (http://freshmeat.net/users/ktauber/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:12

Software Development
Software Development :: User Interfaces

About: JFormDesigner is an advanced GUI designer for Swing user
interfaces. It is easy and intuitive to use and provides a lot of powerful
features. JFormDesigner fully supports JGoodies FormLayout, TableLayout,
GridBagLayout, and other standard layout managers. The advanced
GridBagLayout support allows the specification of horizontal and vertical
gaps (as in TableLayout), which makes designing a form with consistent
gaps using GridBagLayout much easier.

Changes: This release adds support for java.awt.Paint properties, provides
updated bundled Java versions in Windows setups, and fixes some minor bugs.

License: Other/Proprietary License with Free Trial

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/jformdesigner/

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[021] - KLone 2.0.0
  by KoanLogic (http://freshmeat.net/users/koanlogic/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 09:51

Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: Dynamic Content
Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: Dynamic Content :: CGI Tools/Libraries
Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: HTTP Servers

About: KLone is a fully-featured, multi-platform framework which allows
dynamic Web pages to be written in C/C++ (with the usual <% code %>
style). The pages can then be embedded (in compressed and/or encrypted
form) into a single executable that also contains KLone's high-performance
HTTP/S server. Given its nature, it can be linked natively to any C/C++
library (database, XML, graphics, etc.), without an intermediate layer,
and it is especially suited for low-resource (embedded) systems.

Changes: Virtual hosts, CGI support, performance improvements,
user-provided hooks, a new build framework, and minor updates and
bugfixes.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/klone/

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[022] - Nailer 0.4.1
  by Kevin DeKorte (http://freshmeat.net/users/kdekorte/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 10:30

Multimedia :: Graphics

About: Nailer is a command line application for generating JPEG or PNG
thumbnails of video files.

Changes: This release adds better handling of slow devices, runs mplayer
in a thread so nailer does not hang if mplayer does, and fixes a
segmentation fault in the code.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/nailer/

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[023] - NuFW 2.2.7 (Stable 2.2)
  by regit (http://freshmeat.net/users/regit/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:00

Security
System :: Networking :: Firewalls

About: NuFW is an authenting firewall suite: the gateway manages to do
strict and secure identity-based filtering rules. It can also set quality
of service on a per-user basis and log user activities into an SQL
database. Furthermore, it can use multiple external authentication sources
via PAM and be the key of a Single Sign On solution.

Changes: This bugfix release fixes some rare bugs. It also features an
improvement related to certificates handling: nuauth, the authentication
server, will refuse to start if TLS certificates are not present or
invalid.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/nufw/

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[024] - OpenXava 2.2.3
  by javierpaniza (http://freshmeat.net/users/javierpaniza/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 06:57

Software Development
Software Development :: Code Generators

About: OpenXava is an XML/Java Framework for rapidly and easily developing
J2EE business applications. It is based on business components defined with
XML. It is feature rich and flexible, since it has been used for years to
create real business applications.

Changes: New stereotypes TELEPHONE, EMAIL, and WEBURL were added.
Optimistic concurrency support using version property was added. In the
page for customizing columns of lists (and collections), the label of each
property to add is shown. The user can hide or show the filter part in
lists and collections. Buttons are used instead of links for when no image
actions are possible.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/openxava/

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[025] - Pantheios 1.0.1 beta 42
  by Dr Proctor (http://freshmeat.net/users/DrProctor/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:03

Software Development :: Libraries
System :: Logging

About: Pantheios is a C/C++ logging API library. It offers an optimal
combination of complete type-safety, very high efficiency, genericity, and
extensibility. It is simple to use and extend, highly portable (platform
and compiler independent), and it upholds the C tradition of only paying
for what you use. Pantheios supports logging of message statements of
arbitrary complexity, consisting of heterogenous types. Pantheios supports
filtering of log messages based on severity level.

Changes: A bug in fe.WindowsRegistry was fixed.

License: BSD License (revised)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/pantheios/

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[026] - PieDock 0.1.7
  by markusfisch (http://freshmeat.net/users/markusfisch/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 14:33

Desktop Environment :: Tools
Desktop Environment :: Window Managers :: Blackbox
Desktop Environment :: Window Managers :: Fluxbox

About: PieDock is a task bar in the shape of a pie menu that appears
directly around your mouse cursor. It feels a little bit like the Mac OS X
dock but in a circular shape.

Changes: Improved behavior when the mouse pointer is in the middle of the
pie menu.

License: BSD License (revised)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/piedock/

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[027] - PyLucid 0.8.0RC1 (Stable)
  by pylucid (http://freshmeat.net/users/pylucid/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:06

Communications
Database :: Front-Ends
Information Management

About: PyLucid is a lightweight Content Management System written in
Python using django. Nearly all output can be customized. A shell account
is not required.

Changes: Many bugfixes and detail improvements were made. Django rev 6626
and tinyMCE rev 300 are included. Note that there exists a fix for a
security vulnerability discovered in Django's internationalization
framework: http://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2007/oct/26/security-fix/.
The affected versions are revisions of the Django trunk prior to revision
6608.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/pylucid/

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[028] - Ruport 1.2.2
  by anonymouse (http://freshmeat.net/users/anonymouse/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 12:06

Office/Business

About: Ruport (Ruby Reports) is a software library that aims to make the
task of reporting less tedious and painful. It provides tools for data
acquisition, database interaction, formatting, and parsing/munging.
Designed to be extensible, it is possible to use Ruport for quick specific
tasks as well as to build robust reporting applications.

Changes: This release fixes an issue with PDF table drawing, as well as an
issue with formatter templates.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/ruport/

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[029] - Sanaware Java Docking 1.3
  by Heidi Rakels (http://freshmeat.net/users/rakels/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 09:46

Desktop Environment :: Tools
Software Development :: Libraries :: Java Libraries
Software Development :: User Interfaces

About: The Sanaware Java Docking library allows developers to easily
manage dynamic dragging of Swing components. Static applications can be
turned into flexible environments that users can tune to their needs and
preferences. The library provides all the necessary components, ranging
from simple draggable buttons in toolbars all the way to multiple floating
frames in complex layouts.

Changes: A utility class for look and feel has been added. Swing
components can be minimized with images. Popup menus can be customized.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/javadocking/

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[030] - Stunnix Advanced Web Server for CD-ROMs 2.5
  by Stunnix (http://freshmeat.net/users/stunnix/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 12:00

Information Management :: Document Repositories
Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: HTTP Servers
Software Development :: User Interfaces

About: Stunnix Advanced Web Server is a Web server for putting Web sites
onto CD-ROMs, DVDs, FlashDisks, and other readonly media to be used on any
typical system. Sites can be scripted with PHP, Python, Java, or Perl and
can be driven by MySQL or SQLite databases. All required software programs
are designed to reside on the CD-ROM to avoid the need to install software
on the user's computer. The Web serving core is based on Apache 1.3.x, and
has additional functionality to detect and use free ports and automatically
start a browser on each platform. Desktop applications can also be created
with it.

Changes: This release adds support for ASP.NET (currently for Windows;
support for Macs is planned using Mono). The facility for selecting files
and directories on Windows has been fixed. All warning messages on Windows
are shown above all other windows, including the splash screen. More useful
variables are exported to scripts. Minor improvements to the CDBuilder GUI
have been made.

License: Other/Proprietary License with Free Trial

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/stunnix-advanced-web-server/

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[031] - Super Grub Disk 0.9667 (CDROM)
  by adrian15 (http://freshmeat.net/users/adrian15/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 14:45

System :: Boot
System :: Installation/Setup
System :: Recovery Tools

About: Super Grub Disk is a bootable floppy or CDROM that is oriented
towards system rescue, specifically for repairing the booting process.
Super Grub Disk is simply a Grub Disk with a lot of useful menus. It can
activate partitions, boot partitions, boot MBRs, boot your former OS
(Linux or another one) by loading menu.lst from your hard disk,
automatically restore Grub on your MBR, swap hard disks in the BIOS, and
boot from any available disk device. It has multi-language support, and
allows you to change the keyboard layout of your shell.

Changes: This release fixes an important bug that made the "Fix Boot of
Linux (GRUB)" option worthless for people who had GRUB files on a second
hard disk. The Italian translation was improved (Accenti, ordinals, and
much more.)

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/supergrub/

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[032] - Talend Open Studio 2.2.1
  by Pierrick LE GALL (http://freshmeat.net/users/z0rglub_pierrick/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 06:49

Database :: Front-Ends
Software Development :: Code Generators

About: Talend Open Studio is an ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) tool.
Talend Open Studio can perform jobs that range from datawarehouse feeding
to database synchronization, as well as file format transformations. Its
graphical interface is made with Eclipse RCP, and data related scripts are
generated in Perl or Java. The application was designed to be extended with
components written by users.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/talend/

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[033] - Tcl/Tk 8.5b2 (Development)
  by Andres Garcia (http://freshmeat.net/users/andresgarci/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 06:58

Software Development :: Embedded Systems
Software Development :: Interpreters
Software Development :: Testing

About: Tcl provides a portable scripting environment for Unix, Windows,
and Macintosh that supports string processing and pattern matching, native
file system access, shell-like control over other programs, TCP/IP
networking, timers, and event-driven I/O. Tcl has traditional programming
constructs like variables, loops, procedures, namespaces, error handling,
script packages, and dynamic loading of DLLs. Tk provides portable GUIs on
UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh. A powerful widget set and the concise
scripting interface to Tk make it a breeze to develop sophisticated user
interfaces.

Changes: Support was added for Dockable frames. A font enhancement was
made for Aqua. The Tk demo suite was enhanced. Improvements were made to
the combobox and notebook widgets. An intermittent crash while using
threads and some other minor bugs were fixed.

License: BSD License (revised)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/tcltk/

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[034] - Tokyo Cabinet 1.0.1
  by Mikio Hirabayashi (http://freshmeat.net/users/mikio/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 06:59

Database :: Database Engines/Servers
Software Development :: Libraries

About: Tokyo Cabinet is a library of routines for managing a database. It
is the successor of QDBM. Tokyo Cabinet runs very fast. For example, the
time required to store 1 million records is 1.5 seconds for a hash
database and 2.2 seconds for a B+ tree database. Moreover, the database
size is very small. For example, the overhead for a record is 16 bytes for
a hash database, and 5 bytes for a B+ tree database. Furthermore, the
scalability of Tokyo Cabinet is great. The database size can be up to 8EB.

Changes: The Perl binding was added. Space efficiency of B+ tree was
improved.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/tokyocabinet/

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[035] - VariCAD 2007 3.01
  by Leos Zaplatilek (http://freshmeat.net/users/varicad/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 07:08

Communications :: Email
Multimedia :: Graphics :: 3D Modeling

About: VariCAD is a 3D/2D CAD system for mechanical engineering. In
addition to standard tools for 3D modeling and 2D drafting, the CAD system
provides tools for sheet metal unbending and crash tests, libraries of
standard mechanical parts (ANSI, DIN) and symbols, mechanical part
calculations, and tools for working with bills of materials (BOMs) and
title blocks. VariCAD supports STEP, STL, IGES, DWG, and DXF file formats.

Changes: Minor improvements were made in the user interface. STEP
compatibility was added.

License: Other/Proprietary License with Free Trial

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/varicad/

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[036] - Vyatta 3.0 (VC3)
  by vyatta (http://freshmeat.net/users/vyatta/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 14:27

Internet
System :: Networking
System :: Networking :: Firewalls

About: Vyatta is a Linux-based router, firewall, and VPN server. It is
meant to deliver a flexible, affordable alternative to Cisco 1800 through
7200 series routers.

Changes: BGP Scalability, IPSec VPN, Multilink PPP, VPN Clustering, and
bugfixes.

License: GNU General Public License v2

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/vyatta/

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[037] - ZideStore OpenGroupware Interface r743
  by Rev. Adam Tauno Williams (http://freshmeat.net/users/whitemice/)
  Mon, Oct 29th 2007 14:31

Office/Business :: Groupware

About: zOGI (ZideStore OpenGroupware Interface) is an OpenGroupware.org
ZideStore bundle which provides a simple and consistent XML-RPC API to the
server's groupware and collaboration functions.

Changes: Several memory leaks have been corrected. Retrieval of contacts
and enterprises is significantly more efficient, as some database
double-dipping was removed. Performance of getObjectsByObjectId has been
massively improved; requested objects are now grouped by type and
contacts/enterprises are consumed from Logic in a bulk request. A user's
default time zone and the contents of their scheduling panel are returned
in the DEFAULTS key of getLoginAccount.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/zogi/

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