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New products and updates are released everyday. You don’t want to miss a cool tool that can save you hours of coding… or fun. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all of the current announcements. That is where and can help. We will keep you up to date on announcements geared towards the programmer market.


QStudio for Java Enterprise


QStudio for Java Enterprise is based on QA Systems. flagship QStudio product
family and follows the successful release of its single-user QStudio for
Java Pro. QStudio enables automated quality control of source code and
specifies quality concepts in a measurable way based on an extended version
of the ISO 9126 quality standard. QStudio recognizes high-level software
quality attributes such as reliability, maintainability, testability,
re-usability, portability and efficiency.


Agent Data Tool

Teamstudio, a leading developer of agile software tools, today announced it is making available a
free utility–Agent Data Tool–to Notes and Domino developers. Agent Data Tool scans a Notes database to identify agent data notes that are no longer being referenced by an agent.

The free utility and its associated source code is available at Registration to access the Downloads
section is required.

Open Source

Apache Ant 1.5.4

Apache Ant 1.5.4 is a minor bugfix release that adresses problems in
two domains:

  1. With JDK 1.4.2 Sun has changed the entry point for javah,
    therefore Ant 1.5.3’s task doesn’t work on JDK 1.4.2 anymore.

  2. The Visual Age for Java tasks had some major flaws.

If you don’t use Visual Age for Java or , there is no reason to
upgrade from Ant 1.5.3.

Note that Ant 1.5.4 is the last release that supports JDK 1.1 at
runtime. The next major release of Ant, Ant 1.6, will require JDK 1.2
or later to run. Compiling for a 1.1 target JVM will still be
possible with Ant 1.6.

xicco 1.0

XML database engine for mobile devices (iPaq, Palm, etc.). The core of the system is Java based, this way it makes it portable and able to run on different systems. It’s very lightweight and runs on devices with little memory and storage place.

FreeFrame 1.0

allows plugin developers to develop one plugin that will work in a variety
of video programs. Today’s FreeFrame release coincides with the release of
versions of VJamm and Resolume featuring native support for the standard. We
are also releasing today plugin developer kits for C++ and Pascal
developers, in addition to sample host code for application developers
wishing to support the standard.

TiRelease 0.3.5tle

The Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy (ASSP) Server project aims to create an open source
platform-independent SMTP Proxy server which implements whitelists and
Bayesian filtering to rid the planet of the blight of unsolicited email
(UCE). This release fixes two bugs. One affects all servers that support the
CHUNKING directive (specifically MS Exchange) and causes the truncation of
the last 100 bytes of each message sent by another CHUNKING server. The
second is a very minor bug that could reduce spam detection in some

PCGen 5.3.3

PCGen is a Java-based RPG character generator and maintenance program that
works on all platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc). All datafiles are
ASCII so they can be modified by users, and are available through the
pcgendm project. An XML conversion is underway. We’re very pleased to
announce that with this release we now include Sword and Sorcery’s Relics
and Rituals!

NUNit 2.1 Beta 2

NUNit is a Unit-testing framework for all .Net languages. This release
includes separate configuration files for use with .NET versions 1.0 and
1.1. Both versions are copied and the correct config for the current system
is installed ready for use. A sample config file for use with tests built
against NUnit 2.0 is included. Substantial changes have been made to error
and exception reporting. The exception type is listed along with all inner
exceptions. In the console runner, this includes a full stacktrace. The full
trace for exceptions that are caught by the GUI runner is now available
under the Tools | Exception Details… menu item. This release has been
verified to install and run under Windows 98. The feature of watching for
changes in the assemblies and reloading them automatically is disabled in
this environment. We haven’t tested under Windows ME, but believe it will
work in that environment as well.

ai.planet v0.9.4

ai.planet is a virtual world for artificial intelligence. Developers can
study and visualize algorithms in a versatile 3D environment. This new version of
ai.planet includes multicolored trees, that evolve over time by producing
varied fruits, which are randomly mutated by small degrees. Improved
creature AI gives new predator/prey relationships. Interface improvements
include a tool repeat button, jump button, new features on the populations
form. There is a new Move tool to pick up objects with the mouse, reposition
them, and throw them. Although the Ladybugs aren’t always successful, if
they are given a good environment they can last indefinitely, as this
population survived well over 2.5 million ticks. Birds are now better at
mating, and Hawks are better at catching the birds. Note: There is no
selection pressure on the tree color, so they can and will change into any
color. Also be aware of the known bugs, if you find a new one please report

CK-Ledger v.0.7.1

New features include traditional Chinese
translation, simplified Chinese translation, Postgresql 7.3.2 compatibility,
enhanced payroll generation process and enhanced email advice when HR staff
action on timesheet and leave application. Other enhancements and bug fixes
are also included. CK-Ledger (with 15 modules, Ledger Admin, Ledger, Bank
Reconciliation, Inventory, Service, AP, AR, PO, SO, Quotation, POS for
Cashier, POS for Manager, HR, Staff Self Service, Payroll) runs on top of
phpGroupWare. Operating platform can either be LAMP or LAPP. It provides
accounting and back office functionalities to SMEs and utilizes phpgw to
administer accounts/groups. Please report error and suggestion to the
mailing list,

Gimp-Print 4.3.19

Gimp-Print 4.3.19, released August 8, 2003, is a development release of this
package. Like all development releases, this version is considered unstable
and should only be used by those individuals tolerant of the likelihood of
problems. Individuals desiring a stable release of Gimp-Print should use the
latest 4.2 release. Gimp-Print is a suite of printer drivers that may be
used with most common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr,
LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX
(including Macintosh OS X 10.2 and newer) and Linux systems in many cases
equal to or better than proprietary vendor-supplied drivers, and can be used
for many of the most demanding printing tasks.

PasswordSafe 1.9.2c

Password Safe is a password database utility. Users can keep their passwords
securely encrypted on their computers. A single Safe Combination unlocks
them all. Release 1.92c is available for download. This is a maintenance
release, fixing a few minor annoyances


This project is a set of Ruby language bindings for the various application
development libraries included with the GNOME/GTK+ environment. This project
is for GTK+2.0 or later.

Archetypes 1.0

Archetypes is a framework for the development of new Content Types in
Zope/CMF/Plone. Schema driven automatic form generation, simple integration
with rich content types, and a lower entry bar to the complex requirements
Zope places on new content objects.

Agent Data Tool


Agent Data Tool scans a Notes database to identify agent data notes that are
no longer being referenced by an agent. Agent data notes are design elements
created and used by agents when they run

Pure-FTPd now supports SSL/TLS

Pure-FTPd can now be linked against OpenSSL to support an SSL/TLS encryption
channel. With compatible clients, no more cleartext password will be send.
Pure-FTPd is a fast, production-quality, standard-conformant FTP server,
based upon Troll-FTPd. Unlike other popular FTP servers, it has no known
root exploit, it is really trivial to set up and it is especially designed
for modern kernels.

Chiba 0.9

Chiba is an Java implementation of the upcoming W3C XForms standard. This
release is now about 90% feature compatible with the new Proposed
Recommendation and adds DOM Event support, Dependency Recalculation,
improved and simplified rendering, request parameter mapping and a complete
reworked object-model.

JGraphpad “Whiteboard”

This release offers whiteboard functionality, can print across multiple
pages, comes with two new layout algorithms and remembers file paths and
window positions from previous sessions. JGraph is the most powerful,
lightweight, feature-rich, and thoroughly documented open-source graph
component available for Java. It is accompanied by JGraphpad, the first free
diagram editor for Java that offers XML, Drag and Drop and much more!

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