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Projects of the Week, February 29, 2016

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 06:20

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

The FreeType Project

FreeType is written in C. It is designed to be small, efficient, and highly customizable while capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap font formats for digital typography. FreeType is a freely available and portable software library to render fonts.
[ Download The FreeType Project ]


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 ]


Shareaza

Shareaza is a very powerful multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client supporting Gnutella² G2, Gnutella, eDonkey2000 / eMule, DC++, HTTP, FTP and BitTorrent / DHT protocols for Windows or Wine.
[ Download Shareaza ]


SQuirreL SQL Client

SQuirreL SQL Client is a graphical SQL client written in Java that will allow you to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, issue SQL commands etc.
[ Download SQuirreL SQL Client ]


Octave-Forge

Octave-Forge is a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave. The Octave-Forge packages expand Octave’s core functionality by providing field specific features via Octave’s package system. For example, image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, instrument control, and statistics packages are examples of individual Octave-Forge packages. GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface, but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
[ Download Octave-Forge ]


TuxGuitar

TuxGuitar is a multitrack guitar tablature editor and player written in Java-SWT, It can open GuitarPro, PowerTab and TablEdit files.
[ Download TuxGuitar ]


MediaPortal

MediaPortal turns your PC into a very advanced MediaCenter / HTPC. It allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch and store your videos and DVDs, view, schedule and record live TV as a digital video recorder and much much more
[ Download MediaPortal ]


Money Manager Ex

Money Manager Ex (mmex) is an easy to use, money management application. It is a personal finance manager. It can be used to track your net worth, income vs expenses etc. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
[ Download Money Manager Ex ]


Cyberfox

Cyberfox is a Mozilla-based Internet browser designed to take advantage of 64-bit architecture but a 32-bit version is also available. The application provides a higher performance when navigating your favorite pages. Compatible Windows Operating Systems: Windows Vista SP2 x86 Windows 7/7 SP1 OS x86|x64 Windows 8/8.x OS x86|x64 Windows 10 OS x86|x64 ( Windows XP Unsupported, Windows Vista x64 Unsupported ). Dedicated support forums. https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/index.php Dedicated Contact Forms. https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/contact-us Profile Buddy: Transfer your profile from any Mozilla base browser. https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=350 Tell us what you think and write a review.
[ Download Cyberfox ]

Categories: Open Source

Barman 1.6.0 released

PostgreSQL News - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 01:00

29 February 2016: 2ndQuadrant is proud to announce the release of version 1.6.0 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.

Major release

This major release introduces WAL streaming support, improving disaster recovery capabilities of PostgreSQL backup solutions based on Barman, by reducing Recovery Point Objective consistently to nearly 0. Currently, Barman still requires standard WAL archiving based on PostgreSQL's 'archive_command'. This limitation will be removed once Barman supports replication slots (available from PostgreSQL 9.4).

Barman 1.6.0 introduces also support to pigz compression, as well as Python-native gzip and bzip2 compression algorithms.

Bug fixes

Minor bugs have also been fixed.

For a complete list of changes, see the "Release Notes" section below.

Links Release notes
  • Support for streaming replication connection through the 'streaming_conninfo' server option

  • Support for the 'streaming_archiver' option that allows Barman to receive WAL files through PostgreSQL's native streaming protocol. When set to 'on', it relies on 'pg_receivexlog' to receive WAL data, reducing Recovery Point Objective. Currently, WAL streaming is an additional feature (standard log archiving is still required)

  • Implement the 'receive-wal' command that, when 'streaming_archiver' is on, wraps 'pg_receivexlog' for WAL streaming. Add '--stop' option to stop receiving WAL files via streaming protocol. Add '--reset' option to reset the streaming status and restart from the current xlog in Postgres.

  • Automatic management (startup and stop) of 'receive-wal' command via 'cron' command

  • Support for the 'path_prefix' configuration option

  • Introduction of the 'archiver' option (currently fixed to 'on') which enables continuous WAL archiving for a specific server, through log shipping via PostgreSQL's 'archive_command'

  • Support for 'streaming_wals_directory' and 'errors_directory' options

  • Management of WAL duplicates in 'archive-wal' command and integration with 'check' command

  • Verify if 'pg_receivexlog' is running in 'check' command when 'streaming_archiver' is enabled

  • Verify if failed backups are present in 'check' command

  • Accept compressed WAL files in incoming directory

  • Add support for the pigz compressor (thanks to Stefano Zacchiroli)

  • Implement pygzip and pybzip2 compressors (based on an initial idea of Christoph Moench-Tegeder)

  • Creation of an implicit restore point at the end of a backup

  • Current size of the PostgreSQL data files in 'barman status'

  • Permit 'archive_mode=always' for PostgreSQL 9.5 servers (thanks to Christoph Moench-Tegeder)

  • Complete refactoring of the code responsible for connecting to PostgreSQL

  • Improve messaging of cron command regarding sub-processes

  • Native support for Python >= 3.3

  • Changes of behaviour:

    • Stop trashing WAL files during 'archive-wal' (commit:e3a1d16)
  • Bug fixes:
    • Atomic WAL file archiving (#9 and #12)
    • Propagate "-c" option to any Barman subprocess (#19)
    • Fix management of backup ID during backup deletion (#22)
    • Improve 'archive-wal' robustness and log messages (#24)
    • Improve error handling in case of missing parameters
Download About

Barman (Backup and Recovery Manager) is an open source administration tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers written in Python. It allows your organisation to perform remote backups of multiple servers in business critical environments and help DBAs during the recovery phase. Barman's most requested features include backup catalogues, incremental backup, retention policies, remote backup and recovery, archiving and compression of WAL files and backups. Barman is distributed under GNU GPL 3.

Categories: Database, Open Source

Eclipse Mars.2 is Now Available

Eclipse News - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 18:04
It's time to download Mars.2!
Categories: Open Source

The Value of ‘Freedom’ in the Open Source Space

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 07:09

On a recent article on Forbes, technology journalist Adrian Bridgwater pointed out what the term “free” truly means when it comes to open source software. “Free” here does not mean a lack of monetary value. It means that users have the liberty to run, change, distribute and copy the software as they wish. It is not like “free beer”; it’s more like “free speech”. The true value of free software then, lies not on any price but in the liberty; in the way open source software can continuously develop through the unrestrained contributions of the community.

The Value of Freedom
It’s important for us to not only make this distinction, but also realize how valuable this type of freedom is. By making software free, it is free to constantly improve – something that many non-free software are unable to do or at most, are unable to do at the same pace.

This freedom also means users are liberated from licensing, functionality and other such concerns, which in turn enables them to freely innovate and share these innovations.

And although users don’t have to shell out to be able to share, use and improve open source software, they “pay” in other ways. User feedback, documentation updates and new codes are all user contributions that help improve the software and ultimately help increase software adoption.

Benefits for the Software Developer
But freedom does not only produce value for users or increase the value of software. There are also things that developers can gain from the freedom of open source. The development of the open source community where they can continue to thrive, share and learn is one. Another is credibility – earning the trust of collaborators and users of the software. Users know through the freedom that’s been allowed to develop and change the software that they can rely on it for their own purposes, and on the developers that created them.

Freedom is Faith in Humanity
It may seem like a long shot to connect liberated access to software as something that restores faith in humanity, but think about it for a second. With the way open source works, it’s not really a business as much as it is a system. It’s technology with very positive human ideals as the driving force behind it: the pursuit of constant improvement, a sense of community, sharing and helping one another. In that sense, it is a system that reflects some of the best qualities of humanity. And no matter how complex and advanced open source software will become, it will always reflect the best of us as long as it remains free.

SourceForge and Open Source
SourceForge is committed to being the premier trusted destination for free open source software. A few weeks ago, we eliminated the DevShare program, and going forward we will be rolling out additional improvements to SourceForge to improve transparency for both users and developers. Stay tuned.

Categories: Open Source

Career Guide for the New Developer

DevX: Open Source Articles - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 20:26
Get some practical advice about the important things to focus on as a new developer.
Categories: Open Source

Google Code-in 2015: diving into the numbers

Google Open Source Blog - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 19:00

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Google Code-in (GCI), our contest introducing 13-17 year olds to open source software development, wrapped up a few weeks ago with our largest contest to date: 980 students from 65 countries completed a record-breaking 4,776 tasks! Working with 14 open source organizations, students wrote code, created and edited documentation, designed UI elements and logos, conducted research, developed screencasts and videos teaching others about open source software, and helped find (and fix!) hundreds of bugs.General statistics
  • 57% of students completed three or more tasks (earning themselves a sweet Google Code-in 2015 t-shirt)
  • 21% of students were female, up from 18% in 2014
  • This was the first Google Code-in for 810 students (83%)


Student age
Participating schoolsStudents from 550 schools competed in this year’s contest. Below are the top five participating schools.
School NameNumber of student participantsCountryWebsiteDunman High School147Singaporehttp://www.dhs.sgGSS PU College44Indiahttp://gssbgm.edu.inColegiul National Aurel Vlaicu31Romaniahttp://www.colegiulavlaicu.roSacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School28Indiahttp://www.shcsjagadhri.orgFreehold High School10United Stateshttp://frhsd.com/freehold
CountriesThe charts below display the top ten countries with the most students completing at least 1 task.
CountryNumber of student participantsIndia246United States224Singapore164Romania65Canada24Taiwan22Poland19United Kingdom18Australia17Germany13

We are pleased to have 11 new countries participating in GCI this year: Albania, Armenia, Cameroon, Costa Rica (home to one of this year’s grand prize winners!), Cyprus, Georgia, Guatemala, Laos, Luxembourg, Qatar and Uganda.
In June we will welcome all 28 grand prize winners (along with a mentor from each participating organization) for a fun-filled trip to the Bay Area. The trip will include meeting with Google engineers to hear about new and exciting projects, a tour of the Google campus and a day of sightseeing around San Francisco.  
Stay tuned to our blog for more stats on Google Code-in, including wrap up posts from the mentor organizations. We are thrilled that Google Code-in was so popular this year. We hope to grow and expand this contest in the future to introduce even more passionate teens to the world of open source software development.
By Stephanie Taylor, Google Code-in Program Manager
Categories: Open Source

Eclipse Foundation + Google Summer of Code

Eclipse News - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 22:11
Want to be a mentor or a student? Get involved!
Categories: Open Source

EclipseCon 2016 starts March 7 | Reston, VA

Eclipse News - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 17:15
Have you registered? Don't miss EclipseCon 2016, the IoT Summit and the CDT Summit!
Categories: Open Source

Eclipse Foundation Launches Papyrus Industry Consortium Focused on Modeling Tools for Embedded Development

Eclipse News - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 16:00
We're pleased pleased to announce the creation of the Papyrus Industry Consortium.
Categories: Open Source

Aspose.Words Java for Eclipse - Maven

Date Created: Mon, 2016-02-22 07:57Date Updated: Mon, 2016-02-22 14:24Submitted by: Aspose Marketplace This is new Plugin for Eclipse IDE by Aspose. The Plugin intended for developers using Maven platform for Java developments and want to use Aspose.Words for Java in their projects.

NOTE: Aspose.Words for Java is Java API developed by Aspose that offers easy Microsoft Word document creation and manipulation right from within Java Projects. For the API detailed features list check the link.
The release contains the following features: Aspose.Words Maven Project (wizard)
  • By using this wizard plugin creates Maven project for using Aspose.Words for Java from New -> Project -> Maven-> Aspose.Words Maven Project
  • The wizard will also give option for downloading latest available Code Examples for using the API.

Aspose.Words Code Example (wizard) NOTE: Selected Code Examples (category) source codes will be copied under "com.aspose.words.examples" package. Resources needed for running examples will be copied to the corresponding directory (package) within "src/main/resources".

Other Features
  • Supports latest Eclipse Mars.1 (4.5.1) version
  • Compatible with Mac, Linux Flavors and Windows
  • Native IDE user experience
  • Open Source
Code Examples The Aspose.Words Code Example wizard currently integrates the following Aspose.Words examples with the Eclipse IDE
Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, February 22, 2016

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 06:05

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


winPenPack: Portable Software Collection

winPenPack is a project that aims at collecting the most frequently used and most popular open source applications made portable, so that they can be executed without installation from any USB Flash Drive or Hard Disk. The winPenPack suites offer a wide range of portable applications like office tools, internet tools, multimedia tools, development tools, security applications and other frequently used utilities. Everything you need, completely free, open source and portable!
[ Download winPenPack: Portable Software Collection ]


TYPO3

TYPO3 is an enterprise class Web CMS written in PHP/MySQL. It’s designed to be extended with custom written backend modules and frontend libraries for special functionality. It has very powerful integration of image manipulation.
[ Download TYPO3 ]


DjVuLibre

DjVu is a web-centric format for distributing documents and images. DjVu was created at AT&T Labs-Research and later sold to LizardTech Inc. DjVuLibre is a GPL implementation of DjVu maintained by the original inventors of DjVu.
[ Download DjVuLibre ]


pcxFirefox

Firefox and Thunderbird release edition built by PcX ( Windows ) Source code is hosted on https://github.com/xunxun1982/pcxfirefox Provide SSE2 x86 and x64 edition
[ Download pcxFirefox ]


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 ]


FileBot

FileBot is the ultimate tool for renaming your movies, tv shows or anime and downloading subtitles. It’s smart, streamlined for simplicity and just works. FileBot supports Windows, Linux and Mac, plus there’s a full-featured command-line interface for all sorts of automation.
[ Download FileBot ]


Outlook CalDav Synchronizer

Free Outlook Plugin, which synchronizes events, tasks and contacts between Outlook and Google, SOGo, Horde or any other CalDAV or CardDAV server. Supported Outlook versions are 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007. This project was initially developed as a master thesis project at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Software Engineering Degree program. Outlook CalDav Synchronizer is Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS), still you can support the project by donating on Sourceforge or directly within the About dialog of our Plugin. ### German review can be found in c’t 27/15 http://www.heise.de/ct/ausgabe/2015-27-Kurztest-Outlook-Add-in-3035256.html Another german review in PC-Welt http://www.pcwelt.de/tipps/Google-Kalender-mit-Outlook-abgleichen-per-CalDAV-Synchronizer-9916911.html ### ### New in version 1.16.0 Google Tasklists support (sync via Google Task Api with Outlook task folders) ###
[ Download Outlook CalDav Synchronizer ]


gretl

gretl is a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language.
[ Download gretl ]


Freeplane

Application for Mind Mapping, Knowledge Management, Project Management. Develop, organize and communicate your ideas and knowledge in the most effective way.
[ Download Freeplane ]

Categories: Open Source

JDBC 1208 released

PostgreSQL News - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 01:00

Mostly bug fixes and cleanup.

See the changelog for details

Categories: Database, Open Source

Eclipse Newsletter - Neon Preview

Eclipse News - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 17:51
Featured in this month's newsletter: Eclipse Platform, JDK 9, Ecore editor and Eclipse as an IDE.
Categories: Open Source

Postgres-XL 9.5 R1 Beta1 Announced

PostgreSQL News - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 01:00

The Postgres-XL community is pleased to announce Postgres-XL 9.5 R1 Beta1.

Postgres-XL is a massively parallel database built on top of, and very closely compatible with PostgreSQL 9.5 and its set of advanced features. Postgres-XL is fully open source and many parts of it will feed back directly or indirectly into later releases of PostgreSQL, as we begin to move towards a fully parallel sharded version of core PostgreSQL.

Postgres-XL is different because it supports both Business Intelligence and OLTP workloads in the same horizontally scalable server. This allows Postgres-XL to support a diverse range of workloads

  • OLTP workloads that need write-scalability as well as read-scalability
  • Business Intelligence requiring OLAP with massive parallelism
  • Operational Data Store/ Central Data Backbone
  • Distributed Key-Value store using JSONB, similar to NoSQL
  • Internet of Things applications
  • Mixed-workload environments

Star schema style SQL queries exhibit large performance gains from massively parallel processing (MPP). Many queries show fully linear performance gains, for example a 16-node XL cluster is 16 times faster than PostgreSQL on one node. Postgres-XL is able to successfully complete the complex TPC-H business intelligence benchmark, showing its capability to address much more than basic operations.

Postgres-XL’s High Availability functionality has also been enhanced in this release. Popular features such as BRIN indexes, JSONB and GIN index compression are fully supported, as are many popular extensions.

Postgres-XL is available for download here: http://www.postgres-xl.org/download/ You can go through XL’s comprehensive documentation here: http://files.postgres-xl.org/documentation/index.html

2ndQuadrant has led the development of Postgres-XL 9.5, building upon the work of many others over a long period of continuous development, with easily more than 10 man years of development. After six months of professional formal alpha-level testing and tuning, the project has now reached the next stage of maturity and we are now ready to have initial users contribute their comments and usage reports to the Postgres-XL community at postgres-xl-bugs@lists.sourceforge.net.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2015) under grant agreement n° 318633. Postgres-XL has also received support and assistance from European Space Agency's Gaia project, as well as other users in industry.

For more details, please visit: http://2ndQuadrant.com/resources/postgres-xl/

Categories: Database, Open Source

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – April 2016

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 23:21

The vote for April 2016 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until March 15, 2016 12:00 UTC.

simutrans
Simutrans is a cross-platform simulation game where players try to successfully manage transportation systems between places by land, air, and water for passengers, mail, and goods. Planes, ships, trains, trams, trucks, buses, or monorails are at your disposal, but factories operate based on contracts and passengers can only travel to their set destinations.
[ Download simutrans ]


SparkyLinux

SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian. It features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks. Sparky is in-between the distros that are beginner-friendly and those, that require some amount of Linux knowledge. Beginning Linux users are advised to consult the project forums regarding any issues or doubts.
[ Download SparkyLinux ]


Wine Is Not an Emulator

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes.
[ Download Wine Is Not an Emulator ]


LibreCAD

LibreCAD is a fully comprehensive 2D CAD application that you can download and install for free. There is a large base of satisfied LibreCAD users worldwide, and it is available in more than 20 languages and for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, etc.
[ Download LibreCAD ]


rEFInd

rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager. Like rEFIt, rEFInd can auto-detect your installed EFI boot loaders and it presents a pretty GUI menu of boot options. rEFInd goes beyond rEFIt in that rEFInd better handles systems with many boot loaders, gives better control over the boot loader search process, and provides the ability for users to define their own boot loader entries.
[ Download rEFInd ]


fldigi

Fldigi is a modem program for most of the digital modes used by radio amateurs today: CW, PSK, MFSK, RTTY, Hell, DominoEX, Olivia, and Throb are all supported. It can help calibrate a sound card to a time signal and do frequency measurement tests.
[ Download fldigi ]


WinPython

WinPython is a free open-source portable distribution of the Python programming language for Windows XP/7/8, designed for scientists, supporting both 32bit and 64bit versions of Python 2 and Python 3. Since September 2014, Developpement has moved to https://winpython.github.io/
[ Download WinPython ]


GNS3

GNS3 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 Dynamips, Pemu/Qemu and Dynagen.
[ Download GNS3 ]


gnuplot

A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and a large set of scripted examples.
[ Download gnuplot ]

Categories: Open Source

Participate in the IoT Developer Survey 2016

Eclipse News - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 20:21
We are pleased to launch the 2016 edition of the IoT Developer Survey. Take a few minutes to complete it.
Categories: Open Source

IBM Node.js Tools for Eclipse Beta

Date Created: Tue, 2016-02-16 12:11Date Updated: Fri, 2016-02-26 12:33Submitted by: Dario Flores

*Beta* A lightweight collection of tools that enable the Node.js developer to rapidly build and deploy JavaScript applications targeting the Node.js environment.


  • Node.js preferences and launch supporting "Bring your own Node runtime".
  • NPM command launch support.
  • Node inspector debugger launch support.
  • Javascript editing and validation with integrated Tern.java content assist services supporting ECMAScript 6 (ES6), and many popular JS frameworks.
  • Convenient Node.js project wizard supporting several quickstart templates including Express and Loopback.

Get more info in our Blog

Recomended / Supported Eclipse versions:

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, February 15, 2016

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 18:00

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

simutrans
Simutrans is a cross-platform simulation game where players try to successfully manage transportation systems between places by land, air, and water for passengers, mail, and goods. Planes, ships, trains, trams, trucks, buses, or monorails are at your disposal, but factories operate based on contracts and passengers can only travel to their set destinations.
[ Download simutrans ]


SparkyLinux

SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian. It features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks. Sparky is in-between the distros that are beginner-friendly and those, that require some amount of Linux knowledge. Beginning Linux users are advised to consult the project forums regarding any issues or doubts.
[ Download SparkyLinux ]


Wine Is Not an Emulator

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes.
[ Download Wine Is Not an Emulator ]


LibreCAD

LibreCAD is a fully comprehensive 2D CAD application that you can download and install for free. There is a large base of satisfied LibreCAD users worldwide, and it is available in more than 20 languages and for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, etc.
[ Download LibreCAD ]


rEFInd

rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager. Like rEFIt, rEFInd can auto-detect your installed EFI boot loaders and it presents a pretty GUI menu of boot options. rEFInd goes beyond rEFIt in that rEFInd better handles systems with many boot loaders, gives better control over the boot loader search process, and provides the ability for users to define their own boot loader entries.
[ Download rEFInd ]


fldigi

Fldigi is a modem program for most of the digital modes used by radio amateurs today: CW, PSK, MFSK, RTTY, Hell, DominoEX, Olivia, and Throb are all supported. It can help calibrate a sound card to a time signal and do frequency measurement tests.
[ Download fldigi ]


WinPython

WinPython is a free open-source portable distribution of the Python programming language for Windows XP/7/8, designed for scientists, supporting both 32bit and 64bit versions of Python 2 and Python 3. Since September 2014, Developpement has moved to https://winpython.github.io/
[ Download WinPython ]


GNS3

GNS3 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 Dynamips, Pemu/Qemu and Dynagen.
[ Download GNS3 ]


gnuplot

A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and a large set of scripted examples.
[ Download gnuplot ]

 

Categories: Open Source

PGConf US 2016 Schedule Posted; Registration Open

PostgreSQL News - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 01:00

The PGConf US 2016 schedule is now available:

http://www.pgconf.us/2016/schedule/

PGConf US 2016 is taking place in New York City from April 18th to April 20th at the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge. On April 18th, we are pleased to offer six training sessions as well as the Second Annual Regulated Industry Summit, and our usual program on April 19th and 20th.

Did you know that PostgreSQL turns 20 years old this year? We are celebrating by throwing an elephantine (in other words, a gigantic) birthday party for the community on April 19th. The birthday party will be open to the general public and we will have more details on the PGConf US website in the coming days. Come celebrate PostgreSQL turning 20 at PGConf US!

We are pleased to have Parag Goradia, Executive Director of Cloud Services Engineering at General Electric Digital as our keynote speaker at PGConf US 2016. Parag will be discussing how PostgreSQL is playing a crucial role in GE’s software strategy and is looking forward to sharing his story with the community.

And of course, we would not produce PGConf US 2016 without the awesome talks from our speakers. We had just shy of 140 submissions for 44 session slots and 6 and are delighted to present a group of speakers coming from all over the world and volunteering their time to talk about their experiences with PostgreSQL.

Some, but not all, highlights:

  • PostgreSQL deployments and strategies at enterprises such as MasterCard, Tencent, Capital One, Blackberry, MongoDB, the European Space Agency, InMobi, and more!
  • Want to see what the future of PostgreSQL holds? Come learn how PostgreSQL is developed and how it operates from Major Contributors and PostgreSQL hackers in our internals track.
  • Prefer Ruby and Java to SQL? Not a problem: our developer track has you covered so you can learn to take advantage of PostgreSQL’s robustness.

Want to attend? Our registration is open! Please visit http://www.pgconf.us/2016/tickets/ for registration information. Through February 29th 2016, we are offering a 10% discount on the Regular Admission to the global PostgreSQL community with the code PGDG

PGConf US 2016 is hosted by the United States PostgreSQL Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) created to support PostgreSQL in the United States through user group development, conferences, educational initiatives, and fun. There is no way we would be able to produce PGConf US 2016 without the generous support of our Platinum and Gold sponsors:

For more information, please visit http://www.pgconf.us/

We look forward to seeing you in April!

Categories: Database, Open Source

PgConf.Russia 2016 is finished

PostgreSQL News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 01:00

Six hundred and eight participants, including sponsors and speakers joined PGCONF.Russia 2016 on Feb.3 - Feb.5.

We invited 21 international and 49 Russian speakers for this conference taking place in Izvestia Hall, Moscow, an untypical venue in the historical city center. Though the main languge of the conference was Russian, simultaneous translation to/from English was provided.

The first day, Feb.3, was a day of 7 tutorials, while other conference activity including conventional and lightning talks, a panel discussion and a conference dinner took place at Deb.4 and Feb.5.

Now we have started publishing slides on the conference website. Video recordings will become available for the conference participants as soon as they are processed, later they will be open for public.

The PgConf.Russia 2016 team members are happy to provide this conference for the Russian and international Postgres community and will do their best to make the next year conference PgConf.Russia 2017 even more interesting. Please follow the announcements at the conference web site https://pgconf.ru/en/ .

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