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[fm-news] Newsletter for Thursday, March 27th 2008

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Date: Fri Mar 28 2008 - 03:10:08 CDT

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::: R E L E A S E H E A D L I N E S (47) :::

[001] - AgileWiki 0.12.1 (COODBMS)
[002] - Andy's PHP Knowledgebase 0.89
[003] - AROUNDMe collaboration server 1.6.2
[004] - Bugzero 5.5.5
[005] - buzztard 0.3.0
[006] - CDS Invenio 0.99.0
[007] - CodeForge IDE 6.0-0.0
[008] - Cypher 1.0.5
[009] - Efax-gtk 3.0.17 (Stable)
[010] - etmccalc 0.7.0 (2008-03-27)
[011] - Faust AUdio STreams
[012] - Florence 0.1.3
[013] - FLTK 1.1.8
[014] - FreeIPMI 0.5.6
[015] - gPodder 0.11.1
[016] - GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 5.2
[017] - Highlight 2.6.9
[018] - iText 2.1.0
[019] - Java Service Wrapper 3.3.0
[020] - JLanguageLearn 0.8.0
[021] - Joyevmouse 0.3
[022] - jPersist 3.2.0
[023] - jWebApp 4.8.0
[024] - LDAPmgr 0.5
[025] - Logback 0.9.9
[026] - MatrixView 1.0.3
[027] - noexcuses 0.2
[028] - PHP MIME Mail decoder class 2008.03.27
[029] - PHPDevShell 0.9.2-Stable
[030] - phpns 2.1.3
[031] - Physics-Live CD 1.0
[032] - Pinot 0.84
[033] - Pootle 1.1.0
[034] - poppler 0.8.0 (Stable)
[035] - Prewikka 0.9.14
[036] - Pronto Framework 20080326
[037] - pyswisseph 1.72.00-4
[038] - QtiPlot 0.9.4
[039] - SPWrapper 0.9.1
[040] - SquidClamAv 3.4
[041] - TCPDF 3.0.000 (PHP5)
[042] - Tiff Plugin 0.3.2
[043] - Tigase Server 3.3.2-b889
[044] - toast 1.452
[045] - Translate Toolkit 1.1.1
[046] - Tunguska 0.0.3
[047] - VariCAD 2008 1.04

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[001] - AgileWiki 0.12.1 (COODBMS)
  by Bill la Forge (http://freshmeat.net/users/laforge49/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 09:21

Information Management

About: AgileWiki is meant to create software systems which are fluid,
easily configured and can be reorganized on-the-fly to meet ever changing
requirements. It includes a COW-based database, the Rolonics programming
paradigm, and semantic inferencing.

Changes: New Browse commands: removeWellknown, createWellknown, adoptFork,
and wellknownFork. An unexpected socket close when the user name is missing
from a transaction has been fixed. There are new wiki pages on wellknown,
forks, write access, and creating user groups.

License: Common Public License

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

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[002] - Andy's PHP Knowledgebase 0.89
  by KeyMonkey (http://freshmeat.net/users/keymonkey/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:47

About: Andy's PHP Knowledgebase is a database-driven knowledge base
management system. It features bookmark friendly URLs, easy search with
browsing by cle tags, article submission, and a professional and
attractive interface. It is intended to be used to store, manage, and
update article content for a knowledge base, but is very customizable and
enables any number of creative uses.

Changes: This release includes a simplified initial configuration and
improvements to error handling.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[003] - AROUNDMe collaboration server 1.6.2
  by tom calthrop (http://freshmeat.net/users/barnraiser/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 03:00

About: AROUNDMe collaboration server is a solution for anyone wishing to
create collaborative social spaces on the Web. You can create multiple
collaborative groups and Web sites. Each group can create a multiple-page
collaborative Web site. They get social tools such as a guestbook (a
wall), a group blog, a forum, and a wiki which they can drop into Web
pages. Groups can be private or public. People can connect to a group to
contribute using OpenID. They get tracking tools such as forum digest and
blog RSS feeds.

Changes: OpenID 2.0 support was added.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[004] - Bugzero 5.5.5
  by Samuel Chen (http://freshmeat.net/users/billhen/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 09:15

Communications :: Email
Database :: Front-Ends
Information Management

About: Bugzero is a Web-based bug tracking, defect tracking, issue
tracking, and change management system used in a distributed team
environment to track software bugs, hardware defects, test cases, or any
other issues. It can also be used equally well as a helpdesk customer
support, trouble ticketing, or email management system to collect and
manage customer feedbacks, incidents, requests, and issues. It is easy to
use, but still flexible and adaptive, and can be configured to fit to your
organization's unique business process and workflow.

Changes: The project email address is no longer dropped in CC. A user
field can now be used for automatic re-assignment. An encoding issue in
reloading the drop down fields was fixed.

License: Other/Proprietary License with Free Trial

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

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[005] - buzztard 0.3.0
  by Stefan Kost (http://freshmeat.net/users/ensonic/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 23:35

Desktop Environment :: Gnome
Multimedia :: Sound/Audio :: Editors

About: The buzztard project aims to provide a free replacement for the
Windows-only and closed source Buzz music production environment. It is
based on a very modular approch that allows many people to get involved.

Changes: bml now supports native machines, has better emulation, and can
be built on 64-bit x86. bsl has support for pre 1.2 buzz songs and handles
volume and panorama on wires. buzztard now has native buzzmachine support
and better compatibility. The buzztard editor got its own pattern editor
widget. The UI got lots of keyboard commands. It has settings for default
directories used. The UI now has dialogs for recording mix-downs and
single tracks. Improvements on the preset interface of gst-buzztard.
Sparse streams (GAP flag) are supported. gstbml handles sparse streams,
and compatibility was improved.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

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

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[006] - CDS Invenio 0.99.0
  by CDS Invenio (http://freshmeat.net/users/invenio/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 04:22

Information Management
Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: Indexing/Search

About: CDS Invenio (formerly CDSware) is a suite of applications that
provides the framework and tools for building and managing an autonomous
digital library server. It complies with the Open Archives Initiative
metadata harvesting protocol (OAI-PMH) and uses MARC 21 as its underlying
bibliographic standard. Its flexibility and performance make it a
comprehensive solution for the management of document repositories of
moderate to large size.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[007] - CodeForge IDE 6.0-0.0
  by Yuri Mironoff (http://freshmeat.net/users/ym/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 08:13

Desktop Environment :: Tools
Software Development :: Build Tools
Software Development :: Compilers

About: CodeForge IDE is an advanced integrated development environment
that provides full project management and complete edit/compile/debug
cycle support for C, C++, Fortran and other compiled languages. Features
include a GUI makefile builder (total abstraction of the makefile
concept), a class hierarchy browser, graphical configuration for almost
all free and commercial compilers, a project manager for visual
presentation of project structure and component status using a dependency
tree, a separate "desktop" area showing work in progress, a fully
configurable programmer's editor with auto-completion, built-in debugger,
transparent revision control for SubVersion, CVS, BitKeeper, RCS, SCCS,
Perforce, PRCS, and Visual Source Safe, a GUI Revision Control Tool, a
Diff/Merge tool, an rc-aware Search/Replace Tool, automatic tags
management, and much more.

Changes: The Code Assistant has been rewritten to be faster and smarter. A
"live" project-wide symbol view has been added. The new AutoText function
expands words using configurable templates. Symbol navigation has been
improved (jump to def/decl). Class management wizards have been added.
User defined symbol highlighting has been implemented. Qt4 support has
been added. The new "Directory" target dependency allows directory
contents to be added to targets at build time using filters. Build
management has been enhanced with user-defined Build Configurations.

License: Other/Proprietary License with Free Trial

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/c-forgeide/

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[008] - Cypher 1.0.5
  by sherman (http://freshmeat.net/users/sdmonroe/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 01:08

Communications :: Chat
Scientific/Engineering :: Artificial Intelligence
Text Processing

About: Cypher is an AI program that generates the .rdf (RDF graph) and
serql (SeRQL query) representations of plain language input, allowing
users to speak plain language to update and query databases. With robust
definition languages, Cypher's grammar and lexicon can quickly and easily
be extended to process highly complex sentences and phrases of any natural
language, and can cover any vocabulary. Equipped with Cypher, programmers
can begin building next generation semantic Web applications that harness
natural language.

Changes: A bug that created a null directory for some report files was

License: Free for non-commercial use

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

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[009] - Efax-gtk 3.0.17 (Stable)
  by Chris Vine (http://freshmeat.net/users/cvine/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 04:28

About: Efax-gtk provides a GUI frontend for the efax fax program. It
interfaces with efax directly, replacing the scripts supplied with efax,
and can be used for receiving and sending faxes, and for viewing,
printing, and managing faxes which have been received and sent. It also
has a socket interface that provides a "virtual printer" for sending faxes
from word processors and similar programs, and can automatically e-mail a
received fax to a designated user and automatically print a received fax.

Changes: Compile fixes for gcc-4.3 were made. Other minor bugs were fixed.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/efax-gtk/

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[010] - etmccalc 0.7.0 (2008-03-27)
  by Claude SIMON (http://freshmeat.net/users/csimon/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 08:14

Multimedia :: Sound/Audio
Multimedia :: Video

About: etmccalc is a command-line tool for timecode manipulations. It
supports, among others, the drop-frame and non drop-frame formats.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[011] - Faust AUdio STreams
  by orlarey (http://freshmeat.net/users/orlarey/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 04:37

Multimedia :: Sound/Audio :: Sound Synthesis
Software Development :: Code Generators
Software Development :: Compilers

About: Faust AUdio STreams is an expressive functional programming
language for realtime audio signal processing. The Faust compiler
translates DSP specifications into efficient C++ code. A variety of
platforms and plugin formats are supported. A single Faust specification
can be used to easily generate JACK and ALSA applications, as well as
LADSPA, MAX/MSP, PD, Q, SC, and VST plugins. In addition to C++ code, the
Faust compiler can also generate SVG block-diagram representations as well
as XML descriptions.

Changes: This release contains some extensions to the Faust language like
the new fvariable declaration or the unary operator "-" with identifiers
("-x" is now allowed). Several bugs have been corrected. Some new
architecture files are provided in particular for using Faust with snd-rt.
The effect and filter libraries have also been improved, and a new
oscillator library is available. The time to compile some very complex
programs has been notably reduced.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[012] - Florence 0.1.3
  by François Agrech (http://freshmeat.net/users/agrech/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:47

Desktop Environment :: Gnome

About: Florence is a scalable on-screen virtual keyboard for GNOME that
stays out of your way when you don't need it. It is useful if you can't
use a real keyboard either because of a handicap, disease, broken
keyboard, or tablet PC but you can use a pointing device. It aims at being
easy and pretty.

Changes: This release adds an arrows keypad extension (check the
preferences dialog to activate it). The preferences dialog can now be
launched with the --config option (for those who don't have a systray).
The README file contains useful information about running Florence without
GNOME (on XFCE, KDE, and others).

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[013] - FLTK 1.1.8
  by Matthias (http://freshmeat.net/users/matthiaswm/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:48

Software Development :: Libraries
Software Development :: Widget Sets

About: FLTK (pronounced "fulltick") is a cross-platform C++ GUI toolkit
for UNIX/Linux (X11), Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X. It provides modern
GUI functionality without the bloat, and supports 3D graphics via OpenGL
and its built-in GLUT emulation. FLTK is designed to be small and modular
enough to be statically linked, and also works fine as a shared library.
It also includes an excellent UI builder called FLUID that can be used to
create applications in minutes.

Changes: This release fixes many bugs, and improves OS X and Quartz
compatibility and overall reliability. It has a new GTK+ style theme,
better GLUT4 compatibility, and alpha blending for image maps. This is the
final release of the 1.1.x development tree.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

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

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[014] - FreeIPMI 0.5.6
  by Albert Chu (http://freshmeat.net/users/chu11/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 09:24

Software Development :: Libraries
System :: Clustering/Distributed Networks
System :: Diagnostics

About: FreeIPMI is a suite of packages for controlling hardware that
provides an interface compliant with the Intelligent Platform Management
Interface (IPMI) specification.

Changes: A bmc-watchdog probing corner case and a bmc-watchdog openipmi
corner case have been fixed.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[015] - gPodder 0.11.1
  by Thomas Perl (http://freshmeat.net/users/thp/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 07:40

Communications :: File Sharing
Desktop Environment :: Gnome
Desktop Environment :: Tools

About: gPodder is a Podcast receiver/catcher written in Python and pyGTK.
It manages podcast feeds for you, and automatically downloads all podcasts
from as many feeds as you like. If you are interested in Podcast feeds,
simply put the feed URLs into gPodder and it will download all episodes
for you automatically. If there is a new episode, it will get it for you.
It supports download resume, if the server supports it.

Changes: This is mainly a bugfix release, fixing bugs and annoyances that
have appeared in the last month. Apart from that, the tray icon was
improved (a nice progress bar was added), better support for incomplete
RSS feeds has been added, and the buggy "shelve-based" feedcache has been
replaced with a more stable, "pickle-based" one.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[016] - GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 5.2
  by Amy Abascal (http://freshmeat.net/users/webmistress/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:52

System :: Diagnostics
System :: Hardware
System :: Logging

About: GroundWork Monitor Community Edition can give you insight into your
computing infrastructure, allowing you to see the current and historical
states of all your computers: servers, desktops, and laptops, all of your
network devices, all of your services (like TCP/IP and Web services), and
all of your applications (like mail servers and database apps). You can
choose to be alerted when something goes awry via pager, SMS, email, or
phone, and even set up automatic restarts or fall-overs.

Changes: A new scripted installer. Auto discovery and configuration of
devices. Updates to Nagios, NSCA, plugins, and syslog-ng. Many bugfixes
and minor enhancements.

License: GNU General Public License v2

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

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[017] - Highlight 2.6.9
  by André Simon (http://freshmeat.net/users/Saalen/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 04:34

Text Processing

About: Highlight is a universal converter from source code to HTML, XHTML,
RTF, TeX, LaTeX, and XML. (X)HTML output is formatted by Cascading Style
Sheets. It supports more than 100 programming languages, and includes 40
highlighting color themes. It's possible to easily enhance the parsing
database. The converter includes some features to provide a consistent
layout of the input code.

Changes: Embedded output instructions specific to the output document
format were added. Support for Arc and Lilypond was added.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[018] - iText 2.1.0
  by Bruno Lowagie (http://freshmeat.net/users/blowagie/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:34

Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: Dynamic Content :: CGI Tools/Libraries
Multimedia :: Graphics :: Presentation
Software Development :: Libraries :: Java Libraries

About: iText is a library that contains classes to generate documents in
the Portable Document Format (PDF), XML, HTML, and RTF. It can also parse
XML documents and convert them into any of these formats. Pages of
existing PDF files can be imported and copied to new PDF documents.

Changes: This release is into different jars: iText.jar, which is the core
library (PDF), iText-rtf.jar (RTF), and iText-rups.jar (a PDF tool). The
old RtfWriter class was removed from the RTF packages in favor of
RtfWriter2. iText RTF now has plenty of new functionality for parsing RTF

License: Mozilla Public License (MPL)

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

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[019] - Java Service Wrapper 3.3.0
  by Leif Mortenson (http://freshmeat.net/users/mortenson/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:45

System :: Installation/Setup
System :: Systems Administration

About: Java Service Wrapper is a configurable tool which allows Java
applications to be installed and controlled like native NT or Unix
services. It includes fault correction software to automatically restart
crashed or frozen JVMs. It is built for flexibility.

Changes: The license has been changed to the GPLv2. There are commercial
Standard and Professional Editions in addition to the Commercial Edition.
Support for 64-bit Windows has been added. The ability to send email and
execute commands in response to JVM and Wrapper state events has been
added. Many other performance improvements have been made, and a few
important bugs have been fixed.

License: GNU General Public License v2

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

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[020] - JLanguageLearn 0.8.0
  by Sebastian Parkitny (http://freshmeat.net/users/sparkitny/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:50

Text Processing :: Markup :: XML

About: JLanguageLearn is a generic language course. It is based on Java
and XML. You can define your own lessons in an easy way, and lessons are
displayed in a graphical user interface. An editor is included for
creating lessons.

Changes: This version contains a new lesson type, PhraseTyping Lesson,
which can be used to create lessons that give the learner a phrase, and
the learner has to enter a response to the text you typed. For example, it
can be used to practice negation of phrases (I live in London / I don't
live in London). There are more Spanish lessons for German learners.

License: Free for non-commercial use

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

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[021] - Joyevmouse 0.3
  by idsa mailbox (http://freshmeat.net/users/idsa/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:53

About: Joyevmouse uses the Linux evdev/uinput interface to translate
joystick events to mouse events, making it possible to operate a desktop
using a joystick.

Changes: This release makes joystick axes configurable, makes movement
delay configurable, changes movement heuristics slightly, adds suggestions
to some error messages, and reorganises the internals.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[022] - jPersist 3.2.0
  by DaveB (http://freshmeat.net/users/dbulmore/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 09:16

Database :: API
Database :: Database Engines/Servers

About: jPersist is an extremely powerful object-relational database
persistence API that manages to avoid the need for configuration and
annotation; mapping is automatic. It uses JDBC, and can work with any
relational database and any type of connection resource. It uses
information obtained from the database to handle mapping between the
database and Java objects, so mapping configuration is not needed, and
annotation is not needed. In fact, there is no configuration needed at

Changes: This major update includes several added annotations for easier
mapping (when needed), improved class/table matching (making false
positives mostly non-existent), the replacement of several Java legacy
classes with the newer versions, and switching to concurrentHashMap where

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[023] - jWebApp 4.8.0
  by DaveB (http://freshmeat.net/users/dbulmore/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 09:17

Database :: API
Database :: Database Engines/Servers

About: jWebApp is a Java-based Web application development framework that
is specifically designed to satisfy the need for simple Web development.
jWebApp is configuration free, straightforward, and extremely easy to work

Changes: This update includes extremely easy server side support for
RESTful Web services, extremely easy server side support for AJAX,
additional URI to class/method mapping abilities, the replacement of
several Java legacy classes with the newer versions, and switching to
concurrentHashMap where needed.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[024] - LDAPmgr 0.5
  by Andrew Dolgov (http://freshmeat.net/users/gothfox/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 01:08

Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: Dynamic Content

About: LDAPmgr is a quick hack to manage a small to medium-sized flat LDAP
addresbook. It was written to be very simple and usable, not overly
encumbered with features.

Changes: This release fixes several bugs and adds some small features like
LDIF export.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[025] - Logback 0.9.9
  by Ceki Gulcu (http://freshmeat.net/users/cgu/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 07:59

Software Development :: Libraries
Software Development :: Libraries :: Java Libraries
System :: Logging

About: Logback is intended as a successor to the popular log4j project,
and was designed by log4j's founder, Ceki Gulcu. The basic architecture is
sufficiently generic so as to apply under different circumstances. It is
divided into three modules. The Core module lays the groundwork for the
other two modules, whereas the Classic module can be assimilated to an
improved version of log4j. It natively implements the SLF4J API so that
you can readily switch back and forth between logback and other logging
systems, such as log4j or JDK14 Logging. The Access module integrates with
Servlet containers to provide HTTP access log functionality. You can easily
build your own modules on top of the Core module.

Changes: This version is mainly a maintenance release that corrects
several bugs.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

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

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[026] - MatrixView 1.0.3
  by Justin Mecham (http://freshmeat.net/users/jsmecham/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 09:20

Internet :: WWW/HTTP
Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: Dynamic Content

About: MatrixView is a JavaScript library (for the Prototype framework)
that enables Web application developers to easily and unobtrusively add
rich functionality to standard HTML unordered lists, such as keyboard
navigation and mouse selection. It is great for enhancing Web applications
that include photo galleries, file browsers, and other data that should be

Changes: This release fixes an issue that cropped up with the release of
Safari 3.1 in which keyboard navigation ceased to work. It also fixes some
issues with MatrixView co-existing on a page with other HTML lists that are
not managed by MatrixView.

License: MIT/X Consortium License

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

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[027] - noexcuses 0.2
  by raf (http://freshmeat.net/users/rafmeat/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 07:36

System :: Recovery Tools

About: Noexcuses is a disaster recovery utility. It makes cron jobs
persist when faced with transient remote errors. It makes cron jobs
persist across reboots of the local cron host. It identifies and runs cron
jobs scheduled while the cron host was down. It can mirror its state to
protect the above from disk failure. It supports relocation of cron jobs
to another cron host. It lets you report, examine, cancel, and run
outstanding cron jobs. In short, it eliminates much tedious disaster
recovery work.

Changes: A bug with the -k option (on Solaris) was fixed and a
typographical error in the manpage was fixed.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[028] - PHP MIME Mail decoder class 2008.03.27
  by Manuel Lemos (http://freshmeat.net/users/mlemos/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 01:56

Communications :: Email :: Filters
Software Development :: Libraries :: PHP Classes

About: PHP MIME Mail decoder class is a PHP class to parse and decode MIME
email messages. It supports decoding single RFC 2822 MIME messages or
archives that aggregate multiple messages in the mbox format. It can
decode messages read from files or data strings. The bodies of multipart
messages can be decoded into distinct sub-messages. Optionally, the
message body data can be saved to separate files, so the class can handle
messages larger than the available memory. The parser can tolerate some
syntax errors in malformed messages that are not compliant with RFC 2822.

Changes: The message Analyze function was enhanced to return the character
set encoding of each message part. It now also recognizes ODF text, PKCS7
and PGP signed messages parts, and tolerates any other unrecognized
message parts of type text, image, audio, video, and application.

License: BSD License (revised)

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

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[029] - PHPDevShell 0.9.2-Stable
  by TitanKing (http://freshmeat.net/users/TitanKing/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 07:36

Software Development :: Build Tools
Software Development :: Libraries :: Application Frameworks
Software Development :: Libraries :: PHP Classes

About: PHPDevShell is a stable, secure, fast PHP Web administration
framework. It allows rapid deployment of Web based PHP applications. It is
robust, secure, clean, fast, and includes many administrative functions. It
supports an unlimited number of users, user groups, security levels, menu
tree levels, and menus.

Changes: This release includes the new transaction system which is used
for safer SQL transactions and the demo system. The configuration system,
general settings GUI, and database error handling were also improved.
Minor small bugs were fixed.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

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

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[030] - phpns 2.1.3
  by Alec Henriksen (http://freshmeat.net/users/alecwh/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 03:01

About: Phpns is a news system that will enable you to design your Web site
the way you want. You can include a dynamic CMS with one line of code.

Changes: Various minor bugfixes, a fix for a large bug involving article
publishing, a security fix involving activation permissions, an Opera
bugfix with Codepress, GUI mods and usability updates, a Codepress
workaround, a new logo update, and a major help.php redo.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[031] - Physics-Live CD 1.0
  by sudiarta (http://freshmeat.net/users/sudiarta/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 07:34

Scientific/Engineering :: Physics

About: Physics-Live CD is a Linux live-CD mainly for physical simulations.
The CD is based on Slax livecd, and it contains many physical simulations
created by using C, GTK, and Glade.

Changes: This version uses slax 5.1.8 and xfce 4.4.0. Additional programs
include elfelli, abinit, viewmol, chemtool, openbabel, gdl, octave, fityk,
bluefish, evince, and texmaker.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

URL: http://freshmeat.net/projects/physics-livecd/

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[032] - Pinot 0.84
  by Fabrice Colin (http://freshmeat.net/users/colinf/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 08:16

Desktop Environment :: Tools
Information Management
Internet :: WWW/HTTP :: Indexing/Search

About: Pinot is a D-Bus service that crawls, indexes your documents, and
monitors them for changes. It is also a GTK-based user interface that
enables you to query the index built by the service or your favorite Web
engine, and display and analyze the results. It makes full use of advanced
indexing and search facilities offered by Xapian, features language
detection, dynamic document summaries, easy labelling of documents, and
internal support for common file types. The D-Bus interface allows easy
integration with other applications.

Changes: CJKV indexing is faster. The spelling database is populated with
CJKV terms too. Stored queries can index all results or only new results.
In Preferences, patterns can be reset to default values. The Status window
shows whether the daemon was stopped by or disconnected from D-Bus. A new
plugin for UNdata is included. Possible crashes in pinot-index,
pinot-dbus-daemon, and pinot were fixed, as well as an issue with
signalling between crawler and indexer. Fixes were applied to build with
gcc 4.3, and for inotify support on some platforms. A simplified Chinese
translation was added.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[033] - Pootle 1.1.0
  by Friedel Wolff (http://freshmeat.net/users/fwolff/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 01:17

Software Development :: Localization

About: Pootle is a Web-based translation and translation management tool.
It provides a rich set of features for mangaging a translation project. It
integrates components of the Translate Toolkit to provide error checkers
for translation messages and the ability to download files in a number of
formats: PO, XLIFF, CSV. Pootle can also provide compiled PO files for
download. You can use it to assign work to translators in your team, and
you can define goals to help focus the efforts of your translation. Pootle
can run without a Web server or be proxied through your existing Apache

Changes: A visual redesign was undertaken. XML markup is now highlighted
on the translate page. Translated language names are now used more
throughout the interface. The use of proper list separators was
implemented for languages like Arabic and Asian languages that don't use
the standard ", " between lists of things. Users that only have suggest
rights can now upload files too. Performance was improved.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[034] - poppler 0.8.0 (Stable)
  by Moritz Barsnick (http://freshmeat.net/users/barsnick/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 07:58

Multimedia :: Graphics :: Editors :: Vector-Based
Multimedia :: Graphics :: Graphics Conversion
Multimedia :: Graphics :: Viewers

About: Poppler is a PDF rendering library derived from xpdf. It has been
enhanced to utilize modern libraries such as freetype and cairo for better
rendering. It also provides basic command line utilities.

Changes: Support was added for partial annotation and for ActualText
entries. Grouped checkboxes can now be selected individually. Characters
outside of the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane are displayed with a TT
font. PDF page labels are now preserved when outputting to PostScript.
Initial movie support was added to the core. Initial optional content
support was added to the core and to the Qt4 frontend. Preliminary
annotation support was added to the glib frontend. The core can now detect
the MIME types of embedded files. Many other fixes and improvements were

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[035] - Prewikka 0.9.14
  by yoann (http://freshmeat.net/users/yoann/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 01:38

System :: Logging
System :: Monitoring

About: Prewikka is a graphical front-end analysis console for the Prelude
hybrid IDS framework. Prelude is a hybrid intrusion detection framework
implementing an open communication layer for use by any security
application. It offers the ability to unify currently available security
tools into one, powerful, and distributed application. Providing numerous
features, Prewikka facilitate the work of users and analysts. It provides
alert aggregation, sensors and hearbeat views, and has user management and
configurable filters. It has access to external tools such as whois and

Changes: User can now choose the way alerts are sorted. Asynchronous DNS
resolution is now supported in the alert view as well as the message
summary. The alert summary view now handles portlist and ip_version
service fields, and shows the alert's messageid. An exception when
rendering ToolAlert was fixed along with double classification escaping.
The Heartbeat view was sped up. A Polish translation was included. There
were also various bugfixes and cleanups.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[036] - Pronto Framework 20080326
  by Judd Vinet (http://freshmeat.net/users/apeiro/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 13:00

Internet :: WWW/HTTP

About: Pronto is a framework consisting of loosely-coupled layers designed
to handle the mundane elements of Web development without sacrificing the
developer's overall control of the project. It is a PHP4/PHP5 MVC
framework that supports robust dispatching, CRUD scaffolding, transparent
data caching, i18n, flexible ACLs, and much more.

License: GNU General Public License v2

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

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[037] - pyswisseph 1.72.00-4
  by stnsls (http://freshmeat.net/users/stnsls/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:46

Scientific/Engineering :: Astronomy
Software Development :: Libraries :: Python Modules

About: pyswisseph is a Python extension to AstroDienst's Swiss Ephemeris C
library (also known as swisseph). This extension implements very accurate
astronomical calculations for astrological purposes.

Changes: This release adds new functions and example scripts. Some bugs
have been fixed.

License: Other/Proprietary License with Source

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

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[038] - QtiPlot 0.9.4
  by Ion Vasilief (http://freshmeat.net/users/ion_vasilief/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 01:55

Scientific/Engineering :: Mathematics
Scientific/Engineering :: Visualization

About: QtiPlot is a clone of Origin for data analysis and scientific

Changes: Export of 2D plots was improved: there are no longer white gaps
between the axes. The speed of Table/Matrix value calculation when using
muParser as the script engine was highly improved: QtiPlot is now five
times faster then Origin 7.5 when working with matrices. The numerical
integration of data sets was fixed and the possibility to integrate
analytical functions was added. 2D numerical integration for matrices was
added. The matrix undo/redo framework was improved and all possible memory
overflows when working with matrices were fixed. The custom actions dialog
was improved. A few minor bugs were fixed.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[039] - SPWrapper 0.9.1
  by bricconi (http://freshmeat.net/users/bricconi/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:43

Software Development :: Code Generators

About: SPWrapper is a source code generator whose input is an SQL
statement, or with some limitations the name of a stored procedure. Each
SQL statement become a Java class, iterable to fetch results if the
statement is a SELECT. It is possible to generate Python classes for the
cx_Oracle module. SPWrapper is designed to require little configuration:
it tries to automatically guess input parameters form SQL code, and output
parameters from the SQL result set fetched. All the SQL statements can be
translated to source code, even those with proprietary syntax. It
currently supports 4 databases for Java (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQL
Server) and Oracle with Python. A Netbeans plugin is also available (for
stored procedures only).

Changes: This release can generate source code for the combination of
Python, PostgreSQL, and the pgdb module.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

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

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[040] - SquidClamAv 3.4
  by Gilles DAROLD (http://freshmeat.net/users/darold/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 01:09

About: SquidClamAv is a dedicated ClamAV antivirus redirector for Squid.
It can run antivirus checks based on filename regex, content-type regex,
and more. It is easy to install and works even with heavy Squid access.

Changes: This release fixes a compilation error on Mac OS X with strnlen.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[041] - TCPDF 3.0.000 (PHP5)
  by Nicola Asuni (http://freshmeat.net/users/nicolaasuni/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:40

Software Development :: Libraries :: PHP Classes
Text Processing

About: TCPDF is a PHP class for generating PDF documents without requiring
external extensions. TCPDF supports all ISO page formats and custom page
formats, custom margins and units of measure, UTF-8 Unicode, RTL
languages, some HTML code, barcodes, TrueTypeUnicode, TrueType, Type1 and
encoding, JPEG, GIF and PNG images, graphic functions, bookmarks,
JavaScript, forms, page compression, and encryption.

Changes: This version includes several new features and improvements.
Image support was rewritten to support all formats supported by the GD
library and include new features such as image resizing. Other new
features include CMYK colors support, page groups, object visibility,
object transparency, text clipping, and stroke modes.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

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

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[042] - Tiff Plugin 0.3.2
  by Vinay (http://freshmeat.net/users/foodfill/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 09:29

About: Tiff Plugin is Mozilla/Netscape compatible plugin for viewing TIFF
images. Its features include zooming, rotation, and a progress bar when
downloading images. It is ideal for when available memory is limited.

Changes: This release fixes bugs to work with Ubuntu 7.10. There are minor
changes in the Makefile.

License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

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

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[043] - Tigase Server 3.3.2-b889
  by Artur Hefczyc (http://freshmeat.net/users/kobit/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 01:14

Communications :: Chat

About: Tigase Server is a lightweight and scalable Jabber/XMPP server. No
third party libraries are needed. For services with very high load and a
huge number of users, it can be deployed on as many machines as needed.

Changes: Reduced resource consumption, improved performance, and a new,
smart caching system. The Bosh component is now stable and ready for
production. Dynamic roster support was added. Configuration wizards are
provided on MS Windows through a new initial property file, which also
supports parameter types. Support for multi-core and multi-CPU systems was
improved. An MSN gateway (transport) based on the excellent Java MSN
Messenger Library is available in tigase-extras. SQL Server support was
added,. SSL certificate loading from PEM files is available in
tigase-extras. There were many other minor changes, improvements, and

License: GNU General Public License v3

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

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[044] - toast 1.452
  by Jacques Frechet (http://freshmeat.net/users/jfrechet/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 01:18

System :: Archiving :: Packaging
System :: Installation/Setup
System :: Operating System :: Linux Distributions

About: toast is a simple package manager for Unix. It automatically
locates and downloads source code, determines how to compile it, installs
each package in its own directory tree, and makes the resulting binaries
available through an encap/GNU stow-like symlink tree. It also supports
binary packages. It is often used to install and manage software in a
non-root user's home directory.

Changes: This release fixes a segfault that occurred under CentOS 4.4 and
some other things.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[045] - Translate Toolkit 1.1.1
  by Friedel Wolff (http://freshmeat.net/users/fwolff/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 01:16

Software Development :: Localization

About: The Translate Toolkit is a set of tools designed to assist
translators and localisers, with a specific focus on the Gettext PO and
XLIFF formats. These tools currently include converters for Mozilla to PO
and OpenOffice to PO, and checkers for punctuation, accelerators, etc.

Changes: Bugfixes in moz2po and oo2po and fixes for packaging bugs that
affected Pootle. Initial support for TMX files was provided in pofilter
and pogrep, as well as notes support for TMX files. Some fixes were made
to the cpo module. Updates were made to support PyLucene 1 and 2, though
issues remain with 2.3. A bug with XML formats that didn't always output
the XML declaration was fixed, correcting interoperability with other CAT
tools. The generated documentation was fixed. The API documentation is now
in translate/doc/api. Some extra support was provided in the lang module
with new modules for Urdu and Malayalam.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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

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[046] - Tunguska 0.0.3
  by Viktor Lofgren (http://freshmeat.net/users/eudial/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 12:35

System :: Emulators

About: Tunguska is a computer emulator and virtual machine that uses
numerical base three (ternary) number system for its lowest-level
operations instead of the commonly used base two (binary) number system.
Its goal is to provide a useful experimental platform, on par with early
personal computers.

Changes: This release has a new, brighter interface. It has a new
peripheral AGDP (Auxiliary General Data Processor) that does floating
point arithmetics and block operations extremely quickly (compared to
doing it the manual way). The assembler is less strict about cases and has
a few new tricks. There are several new instructions for improved
debugging, address comparison, and atomic swapping.

License: GNU General Public License v2

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

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[047] - VariCAD 2008 1.04
  by Leos Zaplatilek (http://freshmeat.net/users/varicad/)
  Thu, Mar 27th 2008 07:59

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: This version brings more minor improvements.

License: Other/Proprietary License with Free Trial

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

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