Software Releases

Linux Software Releases, July 2014








Wireshark is a GUI network protocol analyzer. It lets you interactively browse packet data from a live network or from a previously saved capture file. Wireshark’s native capture file format is libpcap format, which is also the format used by tcpdump and various other tools …(more)

Tags: networking desktop

VOIP Monitor

VoIPmonitor is open source network packet sniffer with commercial frontend for SIP SKINNY RTP and RTCP VoIP protocols running on linux. VoIPmonitor is designed to analyze quality of VoIP call based on network parameters – delay variation and packet loss according to ITU-T G.107 E-model which predicts quality on MOS scale. Calls with all relevant statistics are saved to MySQL or ODBC database. Optionally each call can be saved to pcap file with either only SIP / SKINNY protocol or SIP/RTP/RTCP/T.38/udptl protocols. VoIPmonitor can also decode audio …(more)

Tags: networking


phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations on MySQL, MariaDB and Drizzle. Frequently used operations (managing databases, tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc) can be performed via the user interface, while you still have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement …(more)

Tags: system monitoring


OpenNMS is a free and open-source enterprise grade network monitoring and network management platform. The goal is for OpenNMS to be a truly distributed, scalable management application platform for all aspects of the FCAPS network management model while remaining 100% free and open source. Currently the focus is on Fault and Performance Management …(more)

Tags: networking monitoring


Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, originally developed by Andrew Tridgell. As of version 3, Samba provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Windows Server domain, either as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or as a domain member. It can also be part of an Active Directory domain …(more)

Tags: networking


PMD is a source code analyzer. It finds common programming flaws like unused variables, empty catch blocks, unnecessary object creation, and so forth. It supports Java, JavaScript, XML, XSL. Additionally it includes CPD, the copy-paste-detector. CPD finds duplicated code in Java, C, C++, C#, PHP, Ruby, Fortran, JavaScript …(more)

Tags: programming


LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite, developed by The Document Foundation. It was forked from in 2010, which was an open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice. The LibreOffice suite comprises programs to do word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, maintain databases, and compose math formulae …(more)

Tags: desktop text-editor graphics

S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring Tools

smartmontools contains utility programs (smartctl, smartd) to control/monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) built into most modern ATA and SCSI disks. It is derived from smartsuite …(more)

Tags: system monitoring


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 …(more)

Tags: desktop


Scintilla is a free source code editing component. As well as features found in standard text editing components, Scintilla includes features especially useful when editing and debugging source code. These include support for syntax styling, error indicators, code completion and call tips. The selection margin can contain markers like those used in debuggers to indicate breakpoints and the current line. Styling choices are more open than with many editors, allowing the use of proportional fonts, bold and italics, multiple foreground and background colours and multiple fonts …(more)

Tags: desktop text-editor programming


Firejail is a SUID sandbox program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using Linux namespaces. It includes a sandbox profile for Mozilla Firefox …(more)

Tags: console

Apache Traffic Server

Apache Traffic Server software is a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server. Formerly a commercial product, Yahoo! donated it to the Apache Foundation, and it is now an Apache top level project …(more)

Tags: networking apache


ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for many point-and-click adventure games. This includes LucasArts SCUMM games (such as Monkey Island 1-3, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, …), many of Sierra’s AGI and SCI games (such as King’s Quest 1-6, Space Quest 1-5, …), Discworld 1 and 2, Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, Beneath A Steel Sky, Lure of the Temptress, Broken Sword 1 and 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Gobliiins 1-3, The Legend of Kyrandia 1-3, many of Humongous Entertainment’s children’s SCUMM games (including Freddi Fish and Putt Putt games) and many more …(more)

Tags: desktop games


OpenSSL is a cryptography toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) network protocols and related cryptography standards required by them. …(more)

Tags: networking

Apache HTTP Server

The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards …(more)

Tags: networking apache


Freeciv is a free turn-based multiplayer strategy game, in which each player becomes the leader of a civilization, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal: to become (or subvert) the greatest civilization …(more)

Tags: games desktop

Apache Cassandra

Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Cassandra offers robust support for clusters spanning multiple datacenters, with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all client …(more)

Tags: networking apache

Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a “pure Java” HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in. In the simplest config Tomcat runs in a single operating system process. The process runs a Java virtual machine (JVM). Every single HTTP request from a browser to Tomcat is processed in the Tomcat process in a separate thread …(more)

Tags: networking apache


ZABBIX is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution designed to monitor and track performance and availability of network servers, devices and other IT resources. It supports distributed and WEB monitoring, auto-discovery, and more …(more)

Tags: networking monitoring


Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open-source web browser developed for Windows, OS X, and Linux, with a mobile version for Android, by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards …(more)

Tags: desktop networking


GNOME Partition Editor is a graphical partition editor for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions. It uses libparted from the parted project to detect and manipulate partition tables. Optional file system tools permit managing file systems not included in libparted …(more)

Tags: desktop system

Battle for Wesnoth

Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures …(more)

Tags: games desktop


GNS3 is an open source software that simulate complex networks while being as close as possible to the way real networks perform. GNS3 is an excellent alternative or complementary tool to real labs for network engineers, administrators and people studying for certifications such as Cisco CCNA, CCNP and CCIE as well as Juniper JNCIA, JNCIS and JNCIE. Open source networking is supported too …(more)

Tags: desktop networking


All IP devices need addresses, and ISC DHCP is the easiest and most efficient way to provide them. ISC DHCP is open source software that implements the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for connection to an IP network. It is production-grade software that offers a complete solution for implementing DHCP servers, relay agents, and clients for small local networks to large enterprises. ISC DHCP solution supports both IPv4 and IPv6, and is suitable for use in high-volume and high-reliability applications. DHCP is available for free download under the terms of the ISC License, a BSD style license …(more)

Tags: networking


xine is a free multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs. It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet. It interprets many of the most common multimedia formats available – and some of the most uncommon formats, too …(more)

Tags: desktop sound-video


LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG).LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a graphical interface. This results in world-class support for creation of mathematical content (via a fully integrated equation editor) and structured documents like academic articles, theses, and books. In addition, staples of scientific authoring such as reference list and index creation come standard. But you can also use LyX to create a letter or a novel or a theatre play or film script. A broad array of ready, well-designed document layouts are built in …(more)

Tags: desktop text-editor

UFO:Alien Invasion

It is the year 2084. You control a secret organisation charged with defending Earth from a brutal alien enemy. Build up your bases, prepare your team, and dive head-first into the fast and flowing turn-based combat …(more)

Tags: games desktop




Linux Kernel

The kernel is the essential center of Linux operating system, the core that provides basic services for all other parts of the operating system. The kernel was written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance. …(more)

Tags: system

Linux Kernel Utils

Several user-space uitility programs developed on, used to control the kernel …(more)

Tags: system





KDE is a cross-platform desktop environment designed to run on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and OS X systems. KDE also serves as an umbrella project for many standalone applications and smaller projects that are based on KDE technology …(more)

Tags: desktop KDE


KDiff3 is a graphical text difference analyzer for up to 3 input files, provides character-by-character analysis and a text merge tool with integrated editor. It can also compare and merge directories …(more)

Tags: KDE programming


Kronometer is a stopwatch application built for the KDE Desktop Environment. It features the basic stopwatch actions (pause/resume/reset/laps), as well as the ability to save the times on a file and resume them later. Kronometer is part of the KDE Extragear collection, within the Utils sub-module …(more)

Tags: KDE desktop


SFLphone is a robust, standards-compliant enterprise softphone, for desktop and embedded systems. It is designed to handle several hundred calls a day. Features highlight: UI-independant telephony core, enterprise scalability functions, GNOME, KDE and CLI clients, SIP and IAX2 protocols support, multi-line, call transfer, call hold, call recording, multi-way conferencing, high definition audio codecs, signalling and voice encryption (TLS, SRTP), Pulseaudio support, automatic opening of incoming URL, central server providing free SIP/IAX account, locale settings: translated in 25+ languages, configuration system based on YAML serialization format …(more)

Tags: KDE networking


KPhotoAlbum (previously known as KimDaBa) is an image viewer and organizer for Unix-like systems created and maintained by Jesper K. Pedersen. The core philosophy behind its creation was that it should be easy for users to annotate images and videos taken with a digital camera. Users can search for images based on those annotations (also called categories) and use the results in a variety of ways. Features include slideshows, annotation, KIPI plugin support for manipulating images, and Boolean searches …(more)

Tags: KDE desktop graphics


The Akonadi framework is responsible for providing applications with a centralized database to store, index and retrieve the user’s personal information. This includes the user’s emails, contacts, calendars, events, journals, alarms, notes, etc. In SC 4.4, KAddressBook became the first application to start using the Akonadi framework. In SC 4.7, KMail, KOrganizer, KJots, etc. were updated to use Akonadi as well. In addition, several Plasma widgets also use Akonadi to store and retrieve calendar events, notes, etc. …(more)

Tags: KDE


Calligra Suite is a graphic art and office suite by KDE community, forked from KOffice in 2010. It is available for desktop PCs, tablet computers, and smartphones. It contains applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, databases, vector graphics, and digital painting. …(more)

Tags: desktop KDE text-editor graphics


The Oxygen Project was created to give a visual refresh to KDE Plasma Workspaces. It consists of a set of computer icons, a window decoration for KWin, widget toolkit themes for GTK and Qt, two themes for Plasma Workspaces, and a TrueType font family …(more)

Tags: desktop KDE





Music is the new GNOME music playing application, a simple and elegant replacement for using Files to show the Music directory. …(more)

Tags: desktop Gnome sound-video


Photos is an application to access, organize and share your photos in GNOME 3 desktop environment, a simple and elegant replacement for using Files to show the Pictures directory. …(more)

Tags: desktop Gnome graphics





GNU Chess is a chess-playing program. It can be used to play chess against the computer on a terminal or, more commonly, as a chess engine for graphical chess frontends such as XBoard …(more)

Tags: GNU games


GNU Parted manipulates partition tables. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data on hard disks and disk imaging. The package contains a library, libparted, as well as well as a command-line frontend, parted, which can also be used in scripts …(more)

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GNU GnuDOS is a library designed to help new users of the GNU system, who are coming from a DOS background, fit into the picture and start using the GNU system with ease. It also addresses the console programmers of such programs that have the look and feel of old DOS system …(more)

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GDB, the GNU Project debugger, allows you to see what is going on `inside’ another program while it executes — or what another program was doing at the moment it crashed …(more)

Tags: GNU programming


GNU datamash is a command-line program which performs basic numeric,textual and statistical operations on input textual data files …(more)

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FreeIPMI provides in-band and out-of-band IPMI software based on the IPMI v1.5/2.0 specification. The IPMI specification defines a set of interfaces for platform management and is implemented by a number vendors for system management. The features of IPMI that most users will be interested in are sensor monitoring, system event monitoring, power control, and serial-over-LAN (SOL) …(more)

Tags: GNU system monitoring


GNU ease.js is a framework, not a compiler. It may be used wherever JavaScript may be used, and supports all major browsers; ease.js also provides support for older, pre-ES5 environments by gracefully degrading features (such as visibility support) while remaining functionally consistent …(more)

Tags: GNU


GNU Tar provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various other kinds of manipulation. For example, you can use Tar on previously created archives to extract files, to store additional files, or to update or list files which were already stored. Initially, tar archives were used to store files conveniently on magnetic tape. The name “Tar” comes from this use; it stands for tape archiver. Despite the utility’s name, Tar can direct its output to available devices, files, or other programs (using pipes), it can even access remote devices or files (as archives) …(more)

Tags: GNU console


help2man produces simple manual pages from the –help and –version output of other commands …(more)

Tags: GNU programming


EMMS is the Emacs Multimedia System. It tries to be a clean and small application to play multimedia files from Emacs using external players. Many of it’s ideas are derived from MpthreePlayer , but it tries to be more general and cleaner. The fact that EMMS is based on external players makes it powerful, because it supports all formats that those players support, with no effort from your side …(more)

Tags: GNU sound-video console


GNU Health is a Free Health and Hospital Information System that provides the following functionality: Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Hospital Information System (HIS), Health Information System. It is written in Python and uses the Tryton framework …(more)

Tags: GNU


GNU parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. A job can be a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU parallel can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel. …(more)

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The GNU Core Utilities are the basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system …(more)

Tags: GNU system


GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion …(more)

Tags: GNU console text-editor


The GNU Compiler Collection includes front ends for C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, Ada, and Go, as well as libraries for these languages (libstdc++, libgcj,…). GCC was originally written as the compiler for the GNU operating system. The GNU system was developed to be 100% free software, free in the sense that it respects the user’s freedom …(more)

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gettext is an internationalization and localization (i18n) system commonly used for writing multilingual programs on Unix-like computer operating systems. The most commonly used implementation of gettext is GNU gettext, released by the GNU Project in 1995 …(more)

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CSSC is the GNU Project’s replacement for SCCS. SCCS is a proprietary source code control for Unix platforms.SCCS was an effective method for small projects, but these days is less popular, particularly for projects involving large numbers of files. Today, it is highly recommended to use a more modern source code control systems, such as git or Apache Subversion …(more)

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Gforth develops an implementation of Forth programming language for GNU project …(more)

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GNU SRC (Source Release Collection) provides a simple way to install the latest officially released versions of GNU packages on an existing distribution …(more)

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GNU Unifont project develops fonts for every printable code point in the Unicode 7.0 Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP). The BMP occupies the first 65,536 code points of the Unicode space, denoted as U+0000..U+FFFF. …(more)

Tags: GNU system


libqmi is a glib-based library for talking to WWAN modems and devices which speak the Qualcomm MSM Interface (QMI) protocol …(more)

Tags: freedesktop networking


GStreamer is a library for constructing graphs of media-handling components. The applications it supports range from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback, audio/video streaming to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing. Applications can take advantage of advances in codec and filter technology transparently. Developers can add new codecs and filters by writing a simple plugin with a clean, generic interface …(more)

Tags: freedesktop desktop sound-video


libinput is a library to handle input devices in Wayland compositors and to provide a generic X.Org input driver. It provides device detection, device handling, input device event processing and abstraction so minimize the amount of custom input code compositors need to provide the common set of functionality that users expect …(more)

Tags: freedesktop



The AppStream software provides basic tools to build an AppStream database. It also provides libappstream, a library which makes it easy to write software-center-like applications by providing access to the AppStream metadata. …(more)

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systemd is a system and service manager for Linux, compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts. systemd provides aggressive parallelization capabilities, uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, offers on-demand starting of daemons, keeps track of processes using Linux control groups, supports snapshotting and restoring of the system state, maintains mount and automount points and implements an elaborate transactional dependency-based service control logic. It can work as a drop-in replacement for sysvinit …(more)

Tags: freedesktop system


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