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cego 2.20.0

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:30
Cego implements a relational and transactional database system with support for the SQL query language. The current release contains the most common database features for basic table manipulation and data retrieval. Indexes, foreign keys, views, and stored procedures are also implemented. Future releases (2.0 and above) will support a multi-node database concept with log file shipping for an automatic database application failover.

Release Notes: This release improves the query execution plan in such a way that btree relevance is checked for the corresponding query. For this, btree relevance is calculated for each btree object. As a consequence, btree objects have to be recreated in case of a database upgrade (drop btrees, upgrade db, create btrees).

Tags: Database, Front-Ends, Database Engines/Servers

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Your squirty insecticides make bumblebees SHRINK, warn boffins

The Register - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:28
Pyrethroid pesticides slow bee growth - with possibly fatal results for hives

Bumblebees could be shrinking because of exposure to a widely-used pesticide, according to new research.…

Categories: news

Thai government considers state of emergency after weekend violence

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:26
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities are "very seriously" considering a state of emergency after a weekend of violence in the capital where protesters have been trying for more than two months to bring down the government, the security chief said on Monday.
Categories: news

Rapid Photo Downloader 0.4.9 beta 3

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:22
Rapid Photo Downloader is an application for professional and amateur photographers, designed for use on the Linux desktop. It can download photos and videos from multiple cameras, memory cards, and portable storage devices simultaneously. It provides many flexible, user-defined options for subfolder creation, photo and video renaming, and backup.

Release Notes: This release adds file verification of downloaded and backed-up files. Several translations are updated, and Catalan is added.

Tags: Photography, backup, photo management, GNOME, Graphics, photo, download, Import, rename, Digital Camera, digital asset management, Video, video ingest, photo ingest, video import, exif, Metadata, camera

Licenses: GPLv2

Categories: open source

nftables 0.099

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:22
nftables aims to replace the existing {ip,ip6,arp,eb}tables framework. It provides a new packet filtering framework, a new userspace utility, and a compatibility layer for {ip,ip6}tables. nftables is built upon the building blocks of the Netfilter infrastructure such as the existing hooks, the connection tracking system, the userspace queueing component, and the logging subsystem.

Release Notes: This is the first release intended for end users. It is required to use the new nf_tables firewalling infrastructure of the Linux 3.13 kernel. Further information, including how to get started, can be found in the release announcement.

Release Tags: Major

Tags: Internet, Networking, Security, Firewalls

Licenses: GPLv2

Categories: open source

lighttpd 1.4.34

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:14
lighttpd is a secure, fast, compliant, and very flexible Web server which has been optimized for high-performance environments. It has a very low memory footprint compared to other Web servers, and it takes care of CPU load. It has an advanced feature set that includes FastCGI (load balanced), CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting, SSL, and much more.

Release Notes: This release fixes some security bugs (CVE-2013-4508, CVE-2013-4559, CVE-2013-4560) and contains other small fixes.

Release Tags: Security, Bug fixes

Tags: Internet, Web, HTTP Servers

Licenses: BSD Revised

Categories: open source

KeyBox 2.02.02

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:10
KeyBox is a Web-based SSH console for executing commands and managing multiple systems simultaneously. It allows you to share terminal commands and upload files to all your systems. Once the sessions have been opened you can select a single system or any combination on which to run your commands. Also, additional system administrators can be added and their terminal sessions and history can be audited.

Release Notes: This release fixes an issue that prevented terminal output from displaying when keypress / keydown events were called at the same time as the output event.

Release Tags: bugfix

Tags: SSH, ssh-keygen, Public Key, shell script, Java EE, management, terminal, Web-based

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Categories: open source

EC2Box 0.07.02

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:09
EC2Box is a Web-based tool which allows EC2 users to open multiple shells, execute shared commands, upload files, and store connection info for EC2 instances running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Release Notes: This release fixes an issue that prevented terminal output from displaying when keypress / keydown events were called at the same time as the output event.

Release Tags: bugfix

Tags: EC2, AWS, cloud computing, cloud, SSH, terminal, shell, amazon web services, Amazon, Linux, Secure Shell

Licenses: Apache 2.0

Categories: open source

VCs drop cash on DropBox, bestow $10 BEELLLION valuation

The Register - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:02
Competition from Apple and Amazon barely dents sync'n'share pioneers

Ten billion greenbacks. That’s what venture capital firms (and Dropbox’s board and execs) think the file sync'n'share pioneer is worth.…

Categories: news

Building an open source Nest

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:00

Spark: Nest had to spend millions of dollars on R&D to build the basic infrastructure behind the product. The high cost made it impossible for anyone but the extremely well-capitalized to enter the market and create connected things.

Categories: linux, news, open source

cdist 4.0.0pre1

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:52
cdist is a usable configuration management system. It adheres to the KISS principle and is being used in both small and enterprise-grade environments. It is an alternative to other configuration management systems like cfengine, bcfg2, chef, and puppet.

Release Notes: This release includes the new features install and preos as a preview.

Release Tags: Prerelease, install, preos, major version

Tags: Configuration Management, shell, python 3.x

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

Militant Islamist video threatens Winter Olympics

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:50
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two men said by Islamist militants to have carried out suicide attacks in south Russia appeared in a video donning explosive belts and warning Vladimir Putin to expect a "present" at the Sochi Winter Olympics from fighters following after them.
Categories: news

Study Doubts Quantum Computer Speed

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:48
Alain Williams writes "The BBC reports that a new academic study has raised doubts about the performance of a commercial quantum computer in certain circumstances. In some tests devised by a team of researchers, the commercial quantum computer has performed no faster than a standard desktop machine. 'The study has been submitted to a journal, but has not yet completed the peer review process to verify the findings. And D-Wave told BBC News the tests set by the scientists were not the kinds of problems where quantum computers offered any advantage over classical types.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: news

C5Connector.Java 0.3

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:46
C5Connector.Java is a backend for the Core Five file manager. It provides a bridge between the file manager and a storage backend and works like a transparent virtual file system or a proxy. It includes a default implementation for accessing the local filesystem (on the server side). The API encapsulates the building of JSON and is intended to be used within JSPs as well as with a template engine like Velocity or FreeMarker.

Release Notes: This release simplifies the Connector-API, adds the ability to change the "shared" filemanager configuration in a Java-style approach, and adds many fixes and improvements.

Release Tags: Major, Unstable

Tags: ckeditor, file browser, java backend

Licenses: MPL, LGPL

Categories: open source

Endian Firewall Community 3.0

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:34
Endian Firewall is an all-in-on Linux security distribution that turns any system into a full-featured security appliance. It features a stateful packet inspection firewall, application-level proxies for various protocols (HTTP, POP3, SMTP), anti-virus support, virus and spam filtering for email traffic (POP and SMTP), content filtering of Web traffic, and a "hassle free" VPN system based on OpenVPN.

Release Notes: Miscellaneous fixes and improvements compared to 3.0 Beta 2.

Release Tags: Firewall, Open Source, Endian

Tags: Security, Networking, Firewalls, Monitoring, Operating Systems, Linux Distributions

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

IBM to offload System x this week: Our sources spill the beans

The Register - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:27
UK staff expect 'big announcement' on Wednesday, Dell and Fujitsu mentioned

Smart bets are being placed on IBM offloading its System x division this week, amid suggestions that staffers are braced for a grandiose announcement on Wednesday.…

Categories: news

Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:03
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Chris Mooney writes at Mother Jones that a new study, from the Yale and George Mason University research teams on climate change communication, shows a 7-percentage-point increase in the proportion of Americans who say they do not believe that global warming is happening. And that's just since the spring of 2013. The number of deniers is now 23 percent; back at the start of last year, it was 16 percent (PDF). The obvious question is, what happened over the last year to produce more climate denial? The answer may lie in the so-called global warming "pause"—the misleading idea that global warming has slowed down or stopped over the the past 15 years or so. This claim was used by climate skeptics, to great effect, in their quest to undermine the release of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report in September 2013—precisely during the time period that is in question in the latest study. "The notion of a global warming "pause" is, at best, the result of statistical cherry-picking," writes Mooney. " It relies on starting with a very hot year (1998) and then examining a relatively short time period (say, 15 years), to suggest that global warming has slowed down or stopped during this particular stretch of time." Put these numbers back into a broader context and the overall warming trend remains clear. "If you shift just 2 years earlier, so use 1996-2010 instead of 1998-2012, the trend is 0.14 C per decade, so slightly greater than the long-term trend," explains Drew Shindell, a climate scientist at NASA who was heavily involved in producing the IPCC report. This is why climate scientists generally don't seize on 15 year periods and make a big thing about them. "Journalists take heed: Your coverage has consequences. All those media outlets who trumpeted the global warming "pause" may now be partly responsible for a documented decrease in Americans' scientific understanding.""

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: news

Apple hires medical techies, raises spectre of iStuff slurping data direct from your bloodstream

The Register - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:59
An Apple a day keeps the doctor awayon your wrist

Apple has hired two new faces from the medical tech world as it steps up its drive to develop wearable iThings.…

Categories: news

Zero Install Injector 2.6

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:51
Zero Install is a decentralized cross-distribution software installation system. It allows software developers to publish programs directly from their own Web sites, while supporting features familiar from centralized distribution repositories such as shared libraries, automatic updates, and digital signatures. It is intended to complement, rather than replace, the operating system's package management. 0install packages never interfere with those provided by the distribution.

Release Notes: 0install 2.6 completes the transition from Python to OCaml. There is no remaining Python code in 0install and, therefore, no need to have Python installed in order run it. 2.6 also adds support for the Raspberry Pi and a JSON API for interfacing with other systems.

Release Tags: Porting

Tags: Archiving, Packaging, Internet, Software Distribution Tools, Software Distribution

Licenses: LGPL

Categories: open source

Second Taliban bomb attack kills 13 near Pakistan army HQ

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:38
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber killed 13 people in a crowded market near the Pakistani army headquarters on Monday, a day after the Taliban killed 20 soldiers near the largely lawless, tribal region of North Waziristan, police said.

Categories: news