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New Ports of The Week (March 16)

Contributed by maxime on from the please-input-something-nasty-about-penguins dept.

There were 8 new ports for the week of March 9 to March 15:

games/pingus

Some ports had updates that users should be aware of. One port was removed.

New ports, listed in the order they were committed to the tree:

  • net/mktorrent
    • mktorrent is a command-line .torrent file creator.
  • x11/autocutsel
    • Autocutsel tracks changes in the server's cutbuffer and clipboard selection. When the clipboard is changed, it updates the cutbuffer. When the cutbuffer is changed, it owns the clipboard selection. The cutbuffer and clipboard selection are always synchronized.
      Some new gtk/qt based apps (such as firefox) use PRIMARY/CLIPBOARD buffers, while the older ones use cutbuffer. This little utility keeps clipboard and cutbuffer in sync.
  • x11/awn
    • Avant Window Navigator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen. It has support for launchers, task lists, and third party applets.
  • games/pingus
    • Pingus is a free Lemmings-like game in 2D graphics.
  • devel/py-pyro
    • Pyro is an acronym for PYthon Remote Objects. It is an advanced and powerful Distributed Object Technology system written entirely in Python, that is designed to be very easy to use.
  • x11/gnome/genius
  • x11/gnome/genius
    • Genius is a general purpose calculator program similiar in some aspects to BC, Matlab, Maple or Mathematica. It is useful both as a simple calculator and as a research or educational tool. The syntax is very intuitive and is designed to mimic how mathematics is usually written. GEL is the name of its extention language, it stands for Genius Extension Language.
  • www/py-routes
    • Routes is a Python re-implementation of the Rails routes system for mapping URL's to Controllers/Actions and generating URL's. Routes makes it easy to create pretty and concise URL's that are RESTful with little effort.
  • sysutils/testdisk
    • TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.
    • PhotoRec (a companion program to TestDisk) is a file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from Hard Disks and CDRom and lost pictures (thus, its 'Photo Recovery' name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the filesystem and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's filesystem has been severely damaged or re-formatted.

Updated ports that users should be aware of:

  • www/ruby-sinatra, from ruby-sinatra-0.9.1 to ruby-sinatra-0.9.1.1.
    Security update, fixes a directory traversal vulnerability in static file route.
  • archivers/gtar, from gtar-1.21 to gtar-1.22.
    Update to 1.22 which adds --xz/-J support for xz compression.
    (xz itself will be imported once there is a stable release.)
  • telephony/asterisk, from asterisk-1.4.22.1 to asterisk-1.4.22.2.
    Security update: patch for the AST-2009-002 vulnerability, remote *unauthenticated* crash in SIP where the "pedantic" option is enabled (disabled by default).
    This patch has been backported rather than updated until its maintainer sort out the H323 autoconf breakage in newer versions.
  • mail/roundcubemail, from roundcubemail-0.2 to roundcubemail-0.2.1.
  • sysutils/symon, from symon-2.78 to symon-2.79.
  • net/mtr, from mtr-0.74 to mtr-0.75.
  • lang/ocaml, from ocaml-3.09.3 to ocaml-3.11.0.
  • devel/omake, from omake-0.9.6.9pl1p2 to omake-0.9.8.5pl3.
  • sysutils/findlib, from findlib-1.1.2pl1p1 to findlib-1.2.4.
  • x11/enlightenment, from enlightenment-0.16.8.10 to enlightenment-0.16.8.15.
    e16-docs and e16-themes have been updated too.
  • security/opensc, from opensc-0.11.6 to opensc-0.11.7.
    Security update, fixes SA34052.
  • audio/portaudio-svn, from portaudio-svn-1360 to portaudio-svn-1406.
  • audio/vamp-plugin-sdk, from vamp-plugin-sdk-1.3 to vamp-plugin-sdk-2.0.
  • audio/audacity, from audacity-1.3.6 to audacity-1.3.7.
  • misc/shared-mime-info, from shared-mime-info-0.51 to shared-mime-info-0.60.
  • devel/pango, from pango-1.22.3 to pango-1.22.4.
  • sysutils/e2fsprogs, from e2fsprogs-1.27 to e2fsprogs-1.41.4.

Removed ports:

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Comments
  1. By Noryungi (noryungi) noryungi@yahoo.com on

    Is there any reason left not to use OpenBSD as a desktop machine?

    I think not!

    I think my last Slackware machines will soon be converted to OpenBSD... ;-D

    Comments
    1. By Cleber (189.23.20.10) cleber@bsd.com.br on

      > Is there any reason left not to use OpenBSD as a desktop machine?
      >
      > I think not!
      >
      > I think my last Slackware machines will soon be converted to OpenBSD... ;-D

      Since 2005 my desktop is OpenBSD!!

    2. By Anonymous Coward (219.90.177.19) on

      I would love to convert my Slackware workstation/desktop over to OpenBSD. The only remaining thing I'm waiting for is better support for >4GB ram. I need to run simulations with large data sets.

    3. By Anonymous Coward (200.117.26.247) on

      > Is there any reason left not to use OpenBSD as a desktop machine?
      >
      > I think not!
      >
      > I think my last Slackware machines will soon be converted to OpenBSD... ;-D

      flash player, come on, who can live without porntube?
      opera and flash with linux emu really sucks ...
      everything else, obsd :)

      Comments
      1. By Anonymous Coward (85.19.213.88) on

        > > Is there any reason left not to use OpenBSD as a desktop machine?
        > >
        > > I think not!
        > >
        >
        > flash player, come on, who can live without porntube?
        >

        Flash is mostly used to annoy, IMO. The times I want to watch a
        Youtube video, I just download it using net/yt or www/youtube-dl.
        The sites that require flash to work are not worth my time anyway.

        Comments
        1. By Anonymous Coward (219.90.177.19) on

          Most websites for bands/festivals are flash only or have a flash only index.html for navigating to their real content. I won't hold it against the musicians for having such shitty technology on their sites and I still enjoy going to see live music.

          Comments
          1. By Maxime DERCHE (maxime) on http://www.mouet-mouet.net/maxime/blog/

            > Most websites for bands/festivals are flash only or have a flash only index.html for navigating to their real content. I won't hold it against the musicians for having such shitty technology on their sites and I still enjoy going to see live music.

            Hum, no, just because an artist has a shitty website, that does not mean this artist is a bad one. It simply mean that this artist does not understand how the Web works, and that this artist should not have a website at all...

            Comments
            1. By Anonymous Coward (128.171.90.200) on

              > > Most websites for bands/festivals are flash only or have a flash only index.html for navigating to their real content. I won't hold it against the musicians for having such shitty technology on their sites and I still enjoy going to see live music.
              >
              > Hum, no, just because an artist has a shitty website, that does not mean this artist is a bad one. It simply mean that this artist does not understand how the Web works, and that this artist should not have a website at all...

              providing of course the artist has anything to do with their own website.

              Comments
              1. By Maxime DERCHE (maxime) on http://www.mouet-mouet.net/maxime/blog/

                > providing of course the artist has anything to do with their own website.

                In which case the website should not even exist, and noone should read it...

      2. By han (212.198.65.29) on

        > > Is there any reason left not to use OpenBSD as a desktop machine?
        > >
        > > I think not!
        > >
        > > I think my last Slackware machines will soon be converted to OpenBSD... ;-D
        >
        > flash player, come on, who can live without porntube?
        > opera and flash with linux emu really sucks ...
        > everything else, obsd :)

        I agree. For a desktop, flash is definitely a concern for every *BSD and a reason to stick with linux !

      3. By Adam Patterson (71.123.169.244) adam@fakeempire.com on fakeempire.com/mail

        > > Is there any reason left not to use OpenBSD as a desktop machine?
        > >
        > > I think not!
        > >
        > > I think my last Slackware machines will soon be converted to OpenBSD... ;-D
        >
        > flash player, come on, who can live without porntube?
        > opera and flash with linux emu really sucks ...
        > everything else, obsd :)

        you can now run native firefox 3 with linux emu flash. runs good.

        http://openbsd.stanleylieber.com/txt/openbsd_firefox_flash_player_7.txt

        Comments
        1. By Simon Bertrang (85.182.73.50) simon@openbsd.org on

          > > > Is there any reason left not to use OpenBSD as a desktop machine?
          > > >
          > > > I think not!
          > > >
          > > > I think my last Slackware machines will soon be converted to OpenBSD... ;-D
          > >
          > > flash player, come on, who can live without porntube?
          > > opera and flash with linux emu really sucks ...
          > > everything else, obsd :)
          >
          > you can now run native firefox 3 with linux emu flash. runs good.
          >
          > http://openbsd.stanleylieber.com/txt/openbsd_firefox_flash_player_7.txt

          Runs especially on i386 only... and a natural way to avoid flash is to use another arch ;-)

          Simon

        2. By Anonymous Coward (72.185.136.120) on

          > you can now run native firefox 3 with linux emu flash. runs good.
          >
          > http://openbsd.stanleylieber.com/txt/openbsd_firefox_flash_player_7.txt

          Flash player 10 is the current release though. I don't really care for flash though, and only know this because of some projects going on at work. It was a case of either use flash, or design & implement from scratch in Java/Javascript and the way they manage things at this place, the Java solution would have probably failed miserably.

          Anyway, I wonder if Pingus is as fun as its predecessor. I played Lemmings on an Amiga 500 back in the day, and it was really captivating game. Well guess I'm about to find out. :-)

      4. By phessler (phessler) on http://theapt.org

        > > Is there any reason left not to use OpenBSD as a desktop machine?
        > >
        > > I think not!
        > >
        > > I think my last Slackware machines will soon be converted to OpenBSD... ;-D
        >
        > flash player, come on, who can live without porntube?
        > opera and flash with linux emu really sucks ...
        > everything else, obsd :)

        gnash works *ok* for playing flash. sometimes, it even renders correctly!

  2. By Anonymous Coward (jpouellet) on

    YAY, it is really nice to have awm available for openbsd, now there is only one thing missing, it is the only thing holding me back from finnishing my "openbsd looks like a mac" project. this thing is global menus.

    even though i do like fvwm alot, and gnome (for a mac look) is really bulky, i think i will go ahead and set up my mac looking laptop again.

    "sure you can borrow my laptop to write an email" - mutt
    "sure you can borrow my laptop to write a paper" - vi
    "sure you can borrow my laptop to browse the web" - lynx

    and they think my laptop is a mac, ha!

    Comments
    1. By Anonymous Coward (70.126.101.186) on

      > "sure you can borrow my laptop to write an email" - mutt
      > "sure you can borrow my laptop to write a paper" - vi
      > "sure you can borrow my laptop to browse the web" - lynx

      You're much too kind. I'd feel more inclined to let them try their hand with mailx, ex, and "ftp http://url". Let's see who asks to borrow my laptop then! ;-)

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