Spotter is software that can check students' answers to symbolic and numerical problems in math and science. It recognizes an answer regardless of the form it's in, and the instructor can put in helpful hints as responses to frequently-occurring mistakes. Symbolic answers can be input in a notation closely resembling normal human math notation (e.g., xy rather than x*y, and sin x instead of sin(x)). Spotter runs as a Perl CGI application on a Web server; the student doesn't need to install any software.
Release Notes: The directory structure for the installed files has been cleaned up; users upgrading from Spotter 2.x will need to move some things around. A bug involving logins has been fixed. The code has been cleaned up.
libburnia is a project comprised of libraries and binaries for reading, mastering, and writing optical discs. It provides libburn, a CD/DVD/BD burn library, libisofs, a manipulation library for ISO 9660 filesystems, and libisoburn, a ISO 9660 multi-session library. On top of them there is cdrskin, a cdrecord emulator, and xorriso, a all-in-one application for ISO 9660 multi-session operations which additionaly provides a limited emulation of mkisofs.
Release Notes: Small improvements were made in libburn. Minor bugs were fixed in the libraries. xorriso improved its capabilities to serve the needs of frontend programs. A proof of concept for a GUI frontend has been implemented: xorriso-tcltk, which is in the libisoburn tarball.
GNU xorriso creates, loads, manipulates, and writes ISO 9660 filesystem images with Rock Ridge extensions. Files can be copied in and out. The session results get written to optical media or to filesystem objects. Rather than needing external tools for ISO 9660 production and CD/DVD/BD burning, it is a static compilation of libburnia-project.org. Thus GNU xorriso depends only on fundamental operating system facilities.
Release Notes: xorriso improved its capabilities to serve the needs of frontend programs. A proof of concept for a GUI frontend has been included in the tarball: xorriso-tcltk. See the new screenshot.
SmbSync is a program to move files between Unix and Windows shares directly, avoiding the need for mounts or extra services like FTP or Rsync. It uses input and output directories, and can be configured to handle many directories and servers. It can retry uploads and downloads that fail, avoids incomplete file transfers, does not touch recently modified files with a configurable timeout, can archive files instead of deleting files transferred, can upload or download to temporary directories so that scripts that trigger on the files will only see complete files, and allows you to configure blocksize.
Release Notes: Improved error reporting. Writes a status file for monitoring and the Nagios plugin. Adds an option to remove the lock file for cron runs.
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.
Release Notes: This release offers CIOS Advertising API and administration enhancements, new CIOS Shop, Sponsoring, and Download APIs, CorneliOS Language API enhancements, CorneliOS Calendar API enhancements, various CIOS Web API enhancements and bugfixes, various CIOS Edu API enhancements and bugfixes, various CIOS Ads API enhancements and bugfixes, and a CIOS bot that now cleans up older microblog data, as well as updated system images, language kits, and stylesheets.
Synbak is an application designed to unify several backup methods. It provides a powerful reporting system and a very simple interface for configuration files. It can make backups using rsync (via crypted ssh, rsync, SMB, and CIFS protocols), tar (tar, tar.gz, and tar.bz2) archives, tape (even using multi-loader changer tapes), MySQL databases, Oracle database, LDAP directories, CDR/CD-RW/DVR/DVD-RW, wget HTTP/FTP mirrors, and more. It can generate final reports via email, HTML pages, and RSS feeds. Developers can easily write new backup methods, reports, and translations.
Release Notes: This release adds failed backups lists into $backup_destination/synbak-failed.log file, fixes a bug in the backups_schedule function, updates the FAQ file with an answer about using synbak with automatic daily/weekly/monthly/yearly mode, and modifies the default synbak template.conf file.
reposurgeon is a tool for editing version control repository history. It enables risky operations that version control systems don't want to let you do, such as editing past comments and metadata and removing commits. It works with any version control system that can export and import git fast-import streams, including git, hg, bzr, CVS, and RCS. It can also read Subversion dump files directly and can thus be used to script production of very high-quality conversions from Subversion to any supported DVCS.
Release Notes: The new 'graph' command supports making commit graphs in the DOT language. On read of an import stream, this release will interpret a "cvs-revisions" property.
RCP100 is a modular router control plane for Linux platforms. It can be used as a standalone router, or it can be deployed as an embedded router in a virtualized environment. The modular architecture allows rapid introduction of new features and functionality, including support for custom hardware. It features a command line interface, Telnet, FTP, and TFTP access, an NTP client and server, a DNS proxy cache, a DHCP relay, static routes, blackhole routes, static ARP, proxy ARP, RIP version 2 (RFC 2082, RFC 2453), OSPF version 2 (RFC 2328), and Access Control Lists.
Release Notes: This release adds support for RIP/OSPF route redistribution, OSPF SNMP traps, DNS proxy security enhancements, Network monitoring features, the HTTP interface, and bugfixes.
Newscoop (formerly known as Campsite) is an open content management system for professional journalists. Features for the modern newsroom include multiple author management, issue-and-section based publishing, geolocation, and multilingual content management. The enterprise-standard journalist’s dashboard and a templating engine supporting anything from HTML5 to mobile complete this fast production and publishing system.
Release Notes: This release offers an improvement to the performance of comment management with a “show more comments” button that allows journalists to browse paginated comments. Alongside this new feature, there were a number of bugfixes related to the upgrade from the previous version, plus improvement of library handling with the use of Composer (a dependency manager for PHP).
The "Schily" Tool Box is a set of tools written or managed by Jörg Schilling. It includes programs like: cdrecord, cdda2wav, readcd, mkisofs, smake, bsh, btcflash, calc, calltree, change, compare, count, cpp (K&R original), devdump, hdump, isodebug, isodump, isoinfo, isovfy, label, mt, p, patch, sccs, scgcheck, scpio, sdd, sfind, sformat, smake, sh (Bourne Shell), star, star_sym, suntar, gnutar, tartest, termcap, and ved.
Release Notes: This release optimizes command execution to help systems with slow fork() (like Cygwin). Smake now may be compiled to enforce the Bourne Shell as default SHELL to speed up work on Cygwin. A workaround for Cygwin-1.7.17 and newer has been added, and handles the missing PACKED definition and the incompatible change related to BOOL in windef.h. The Schily Makefilesystem now defines $(SPACE) and $(NUMBER_SIGN), characters that usually cannot appear in Makefiles. cpp now includes a pre-yacced cpy.y to allow to create a fully functional binary on Systems without yacc (such as Cygwin and HP-UX).