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Projects of the Week, October 15, 2018

SourceForge - Lun, 10/15/2018 - 06:00

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:

LMS plugins

LMS is an open source multi-room audio system. It was created by SlimDevices and then acquired by Logitech. Although Logitech has ended development of hardware devices, the project is still very active with lots of plugin released regularly. New hardware players can be added using PI devices and DAC board to build high-quality multi-room. I’ve created some extra plugins, especially to include new standard hardware/players to the LMS ecosystem: UPnP/DLNA (Sonos), ChromeCast and AirPlay.
[ Download LMS plugins ]


Pixys OS

[ Download Pixys OS ]


OfficeFloor

OfficeFloor provides true inversion of control, with its: – dependency injection – continuation injection – thread injection For more information visit the OfficeFloor web site ( http://officefloor.net )
[ Download OfficeFloor ]


Tcl

Tool Command Language (Tcl) is an interpreted language and very portable interpreter for that language. Tcl is embeddable and extensible, and has been widely used since its creation in 1988 by John Ousterhout. Bug reports to http://core.tcl.tk/tcl/ Follow code development at http://core.tcl.tk/tcl/
[ Download Tcl ]


The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library

The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library is a simple tool that helps C/C++ developers initialize extensions and write portable applications. GLEW currently supports a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Darwin, Irix, and Solaris.
[ Download The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library ]


Linux Kodachi4.1

Linux Kodachi operating system is based on Debian 9.5 it will provide you with a secure, anti forensic, and anonymous operating system considering all features that a person who is concerned about privacy would need to have in order to be secure. Kodachi is very easy to use all you have to do is boot it up on your PC via USB drive then you should have a fully running operating system with established VPN connection + Tor Connection established + DNScrypt service running. No setup or Linux knowledge is required from your side we do it all for you. The entire OS is functional from your temporary memory RAM so once you shut it down no trace is left behind all your activities are wiped out. Kodachi is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.
[ Download Linux Kodachi4.1 ]


antiX-Linux

antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems.
[ Download antiX-Linux ]


PitchBlack-Recovery

[ Download PitchBlack-Recovery ]


jEdit Plugin Central

jEdit Plugin Central is the primary online repository of plugins for the jEdit text editor. In conjunction with this repository, the integrated Plugin Manager allows jEdit users to install, upgrade, and remove plugins without leaving the editor.
[ Download jEdit Plugin Central ]

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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 785

DistroWatch - Lun, 10/15/2018 - 02:13
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Reborn OS 2018.09.09 and Nitrux 1.0.15News: feren OS experiments with Plasma edition, Linux kernel patch may offer 20% power savings, Linux-based firmwareQuestions and answers: Reasons to try BSD, swapping hard drivesReleased last week: Proxmox 5.1 "Mail Gateway", UBports 16.04 OTA-5, MidnightBSD 1.0Torrent....
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Distribution Release: KaOS 2018.10

DistroWatch - Dom, 10/14/2018 - 17:07
KaOS is a rolling release, desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE desktop environment. The project's newest snapshot, KaOS 2018.10, features KDE Plasma 5.14.0 and offers improvements to Croeso, a welcome screen that helps customize the operating system when the user first logs in.....
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BSD Release: MidnightBSD 1.0

DistroWatch - Sáb, 10/13/2018 - 01:44
Lucas Holt has announced the availability of MidnightBSD 1.0, a new stable release of the project's FreeBSD-derived operating system with a goal to create an easy-to-use desktop environment with graphical ports management and system configuration: "I'm happy to announce the availability of MidnightBSD 1.0 for amd64 and i386.....
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Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-5

DistroWatch - Vie, 10/12/2018 - 21:47
The UBports project maintains a community-developed continuation of Canonical's Ubuntu Touch operating system for mobile devices. The UBports team has published a new update, based on Ubuntu 16.04. The new release, UBports 16.04 OTA-5, includes several bug and stability improvements. The update also features a new web browser.....
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Why Engineers Should Spend More Time Contributing to Open Source

SourceForge - Vie, 10/12/2018 - 06:23

Software engineers are running a race. Not a literal one, but one that is just as challenging. It’s a race to keep themselves and the companies and organizations they work for productive, updated and relevant. It’s a race against output deadlines; a race to reach productivity goals; and a race to keep up with constantly changing technology and other developments.

So suggesting that they spend more time contributing to open source projects? The idea just seems counterproductive. Why would you want engineers spending precious time on other projects?

Turns out, there’s more than a couple of good reasons why.

Community Building

At first glance it may seem like a black hole for time and resources, but participating in open source delivers benefits to a company that really can’t be found anywhere else. Central to this is the community around open source projects. When engineers contribute to these projects they become part of a community and forge invaluable partnerships with other companies. These connections help keep engineers updated on the latest technologies relevant to the community and their own projects. It also gives them some amount of influence on the direction of certain open source projects.

Keeps Engineers at the Top of Their Game

Connections and open source experience are crucial when it comes to building one’s career as an engineer, especially in today’s world where connectivity and open source have become ubiquitous. Open source experience expands their skills and knowledge, which are then applied to their own work, thus providing benefits for all.

Open source projects have a way of making good engineers even better, because it promotes best coding practices and provides a safe place for them to improve their craft. They are able to iterate and improve code, review code and gain useful feedback that helps them write even better code.

Working on open source projects also gives engineers a break of sorts from their usual routines. Looking at other projects gives them fresh eyes when going back to their own projects. Tackling and overcoming new challenges recharges them, encourages them to be more productive with their own projects, and allows them to learn new and innovative techniques.

Attracts Top Talent

Last but not least, allowing engineers to work on open source projects establishes a company culture that is highly attractive to a lot of other talented engineers. Organizations that participate in open source are often more capable and aware of bleeding edge technologies, and as such encourage more innovation. They are also better aligned with the needs of the community. These are qualities that make a company a top choice for potential employees. Not only that, allowing engineers to work on open source projects empowers engineers and keeps them engaged and excited about their work, which attracts them all the more to your company.

Contributing to open source offers many great opportunities and advantages not just for engineers but for the companies they work for. With open source playing such a significant role today and no doubt in the future, such contributions can really drive progress in the tech world. By allowing engineers more time and resources to work on open source projects, we’re playing a part in building better tech and a better future for all software companies and communities.

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Project Web PHP Upgrade

SourceForge - Jue, 10/11/2018 - 23:08

Starting Monday, Oct 15, 2018, we are making PHP 7.1 available in our project web hosting as a part of the newer https sourceforge.io hosting option. Those remaining on the older http sourceforge.net hosting will continue to utilize PHP 5.4. For those who are not familiar with the sourceforge.io project web hosting, keep in mind that any current links to your project web pages will continue to be valid since the old paths will redirect to the new. However, you may need to do some domain tweaking in your files to handle the difference (and to avoid superfluous redirections) and to make some http-to-https protocol tweaks for linked materials to avoid warnings about insecure files.

We chose the 7.1 release as our first version of PHP 7 because it offers more backward compatibility features than going straight to 7.2 or 7.3. In the future we will be upgrading PHP to newer versions of 7.x, so users are encouraged to check for compatibility warnings and fix them to future-proof their apps.

For the transition we have created a list of projects that are already on the sourceforge.io hosting but aren’t yet ready for PHP 7 so that we can temporarily exclude them from the upgrade while reaching out to the project admins to let them know about the issue. We also provide a way for admins to test their website under PHP 7 before making the switch. Visit our Project Web Services documentation page to learn more.

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Today in Tech – 1980

SourceForge - Mié, 10/10/2018 - 06:12

On this day in 1980 Japanese company Namco officially transferred rights to its arcade game Pac-Man to American video game developer Midway Games. This was a significant moment as the game’s popularity didn’t take off until it was released in the US that very same month. Pac-Man was first released to a lukewarm response in Japan in May of 1980 with the name Puck Man, created by video game designer Toru Iwatani.

The game became immensely popular since its US release, sparking a “Pac-Man Fever” and inspiring various, very lucrative merchandise and media. Pac-Man became an icon of 1980s popular culture, and today is still considered one of the most popular and influential video games of all time.

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Distribution Release: Proxmox 5.1 "Mail Gateway"

DistroWatch - Mar, 10/09/2018 - 17:37
Proxmox is a commercial company which offers specialized products based on Debian. The company recently launched Proxmox Mail Gateway version 5.1 based on Debian 9 "Stretch". "Proxmox Mail Gateway 5.1 comes with Debian security updates, new features, bug fixes, and GUI improvements: The new Transport Layer Security (TLS)....
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Development Release: VyOS 1.2.0 RC1

DistroWatch - Mar, 10/09/2018 - 07:44
Daniil Baturin has announced the availability of the first release candidate for VyOS 1.2.0, a Debian-based distribution for firewalls and routers launched in 2013 as a fork of the abandoned Vyatta distribution. The new version is still based on Debian 8 "Jessie" and is available for 64-bit systems....
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Projects of the Week, October 8, 2018

SourceForge - Lun, 10/08/2018 - 06:27

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:

Clonezilla

Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image®. It saves and restores only used blocks in hard drive. Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (Server Edition).
[ Download Clonezilla ]


GnuCash

GnuCash is a personal and small-business finance manager with a check-book like register GUI to enter and track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. GnuCash is designed to be simple and easy to use but still based on formal accounting principles.
[ Download GnuCash ]


Maxima — GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA

Maxima is a computer algebra system comparable to commercial systems like Mathematica and Maple. It emphasizes symbolic mathematical computation: algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and much more. For example, Maxima solves x^2-r*x-s^2-r*s=0 giving the symbolic results [x=r+s, x=-s]. Maxima can calculate with exact integers and fractions, native floating-point and high-precision big floats. Maxima has user-friendly front-ends, an on-line manual, plotting commands, and numerical libraries. Users can write programs in its native programming language, and many have contributed useful packages in a variety of areas over the decades. Maxima is GPL-licensed and largely written in Common Lisp. Executables can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android; source code is also available. An active community maintains and extends the system. Maxima is widely used: annual direct downloads exceed 300,000. Many other users receive it through secondary distribution.
[ Download Maxima — GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA ]


Free Pascal Compiler

A 32/64/16-bit Pascal compiler for Win32/64/CE, Linux, Mac OS X/iOS, FreeBSD, OS/2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo NDS and DOS; semantically compatible with Delphi, Borland Pascal and Mac Pascal (partially) with extra features, e.g. operator overloading.
[ Download Free Pascal Compiler ]


XLD

X Lossless Decoder(XLD) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various ‘lossless’ audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. It works on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
[ Download XLD ]


Win flex-bison

Win flex-bison is a windows port the Flex (the fast lexical analyser) and Bison (GNU parser generator). win_flex based on Flex version 2.6.3 source code and win_bison based on Bison version 2.7 and they depend on system libraries only. Git repository: https://github.com/lexxmark/winflexbison UPDATE1: Bison version 3.0.4 available in Files section in win_flex_bison-2.5.7.zip package. UPDATE2: Now “winflexbison” available as package in Chocolatey (https://chocolatey.org/packages/winflexbison and https://chocolatey.org/packages/winflexbison3) UPDATE3: You can use VS custom build rules to simplify working with winflexbison in Visual Studio 2010 and upper (https://sourceforge.net/p/winflexbison/wiki/Visual%20Studio%20custom%20build%20rules/).
[ Download Win flex-bison ]


Robolinux

Robolinux has released its three brand new Series 10 Operating systems: Cinnamon, Mate 3D and Xfce v10.1 LTS 2023 versions. The Robolinux Series 10 versions are built upon Ubuntu 18.04 which comes with the 4.15 Linux kernel and a plethora of enhancements and improvements. The Robolinux Cinnamon & Mate 3D & Xfce 10.1 versions have FREE built in Stealth VM, C Drive to VM plus our one click app installers and also provide our Users with FREE expert Tech Support. Each version has our Users favorite apps already installed such as the newest Firefox, Thunderbird, Virtualbox, Gimp, Libre Office 5, Deluge torrent downloader, Open VPN, VLC, Banshee, Kazam screen recorder, Synaptic, Gparted, Brasero DVD Burner plus a few very popular utilities. Please see the Readme.txt file for complete Robolinux V10.1 details For all downloads click on the “Files” button above. Thank you John Martinson Founder Robolinux.org
[ Download Robolinux ]


FrostWire

FrostWire http://www.frostwire.com/ is a media player and Peer to Peer (P2P) information sharing client for the BitTorrent network. This project is not affiliated with LimeWire LLC. FrostWires’ source code is Licensed under the GNU GPL Open Source license
[ Download FrostWire ]


gMKVExtractGUI

A GUI for mkvextract utility (part of MKVToolNix) which incorporates most (if not all) functionality of mkvextract and mkvinfo utilities. Written in C# .NET 4.0, in order to attain high compatibility with Windows OS (WinXP and newer Windows), as well as Linux through Mono (v1.6.4 and newer), and perhaps OSX (not tested).
[ Download gMKVExtractGUI ]

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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 784

DistroWatch - Lun, 10/08/2018 - 02:10
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Hamara 2.1News: Fedora testers talk about proposed suspend behaviour, UBports gains VoIP app, Debian's roadmap to BusterQuestions and answers: Improving manual pages, advantages of Flatpak/SnapReleased last week: Linux Kodachi 4.0, antiX 17.2, Mageia 6.1, NixOS 18.09Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Antergos, antiX, Archman, Artix,....
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Distribution Release: Emmabuntus 9-1.03

DistroWatch - Lun, 10/08/2018 - 01:02
Emmabuntüs is a desktop Linux distribution designed to be user friendly and to work well on older computers. The distribution's latest release, Emmabuntus 9-1.03, is based on Debian 9. The new version includes Flatpak support, a Steam installation script (for the 64-bit build) and several fixes. The release....
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Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 18

DistroWatch - Dom, 10/07/2018 - 15:07
Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 18, a major update of the project's Gentoo-based, rolling-release distribution set available for both x86_64 and i686 systems, in several desktop variants. This release features the very latest 4.18 Linux kernel and the much improved Calculate utilities and installation....
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Distribution Release: ExTiX 18.10

DistroWatch - Dom, 10/07/2018 - 02:33
ExTiX is an Ubuntu-based distribution which replaces the default GNOME desktop with LXQt and makes further interface and kernel customisations. The project's latest release, ExTiX 18.10, is based on the development release of Ubuntu 18.10. "ExTiX 18.10 LXQt DVD 64-bit is based on Debian and the upcoming Ubuntu....
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Distribution Release: NixOS 18.09

DistroWatch - Sáb, 10/06/2018 - 23:31
NixOS is an independently developed GNU/Linux distribution that aims to improve the state of system configuration management through the Nix package manager. The project has released a new version, NixOS 18.09, which carries the code name "Jellyfish" and will be supported through to April of 2019. "In addition....
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Distribution Release: Mageia 6.1

DistroWatch - Sáb, 10/06/2018 - 04:05
Donald Stewart has announced the release of Mageia 6.1, an updated build of the desktop-oriented Linux distribution which was launched in 2010 as a fork of the defunct Mandriva Linux. The new version represents the accumulation of all software updates since the release of Mageia 6 some 15....
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Distribution Release: antiX 17.2

DistroWatch - Vie, 10/05/2018 - 19:35
antiX is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian. The antiX project has released a minor update, antiX 17.2, which includes various updates and bug fixes for the 17.x series. "antiX-17.2 (Helen Keller) released. This is primarily a point-release upgrade of antiX-17.1 (Heather Heyer) with a new L1TF/Foreshadow....
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October 2018, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Universal Media Server

SourceForge - Vie, 10/05/2018 - 06:25

For our October “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected Universal Media Server, a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server that streams many media formats with minimal configuration. Universal Media Server was previously elected “Community Choice” Project of the Month in March 2014 where project founder and lead developer Klaus Townsend spoke about the project’s developments and direction. Recently we caught up with Klaus to find out how the project has been doing since then.

SourceForge (SF): What significant changes have occurred with your project since you were voted Project of the Month in March 2014?
Klaus Townsend (KT): 2014 is so long ago, it feels like everything has changed! We were on version 3 back then, and now we are well into version 7. There have been too many things to mention but just a few highlights have been:
1: Released the web interface we mentioned in the first interview
2: Added “Fully played actions” to let users keep track of what they have already played
3: Added smarter dynamic folders in the “Media Library” like “Unwatched”, along with automatic IMDb-like info lookups thanks to OpenSubtitles.
These features have allowed our users to spend less time organising their media, and more time enjoying it.
We have also had a monumental amount of speed and stability improvements, and added/improved support for many more devices including iPhone/Android apps, Chromecast, 4K and 3D TVs, etc.
Thanks to our talented past and present developers like valib, Nadahar, SharkHunter, Sami32, skeptical, and many more!

SF: Have any of your project goals changed since then?
KT: The main goal of our project is to be able to serve all media to all devices, and we have certainly come closer to that goal. While before we just supported DLNA, now we support UPnP and HTTP/S too, so it is rare to find a device that we don’t support! We are constantly improving things across all these areas with the help of our users.

SF: What can we look forward to with Universal Media Server?
KT: We have a lot of things in the works that are designed to make the program more intuitive and easy to use, including standalone builds for more operating systems (currently we have them for Windows), better defaults and automatic detection across operating systems, as well as new features on the horizon involving online syncing and streaming.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?
KT: Yes! We are currently recruiting for new developers, so if you are looking for a new project to get involved with, or know someone who might be interested, please send them our way. Here is our post about it https://www.universalmediaserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12722

Also, due to the huge scope of the project, there are inevitably bugs. If you use UMS and encounter a bug, please report it to us on the forum or on our GitHub page, and we will usually respond quickly.

Finally, we also want to thank our growing user base for their support and to everyone who shows their generosity by donating https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=86EZ3CGNMZB5G. It makes a big difference to our website hosting costs.

[ Download Universal Media Server ]

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Distribution Release: Linux Kodachi 4.0

DistroWatch - Jue, 10/04/2018 - 15:40
Warith Al Maawali has announced the release of Linux Kodachi 4.0, a new version of the Debian-based distribution and live DVD with focus on security, privacy and anonymity on the internet. This is the project's first release based on Debian 9 "Stretch"; besides the updated base system, the....
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