Contributed by merdely on from the i-can't-think-of-a-department dept.
There are 10 new ports for the week of March 30 to April 5:
- games: neverball
- geo: p5-Geo-METAR
- graphics: jpegpixi, inkscape
- mail: imapsync
- net: axel, py-adns, iftop
- textproc: py-lxml
- x11: xdesktopwaves
Several ports had updates that users should be aware of.
Ports are listed in the order they were committed to the tree:
- Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course before time runs out. Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of skill. Also found here is Neverputt, a hot-seat multiplayer miniature golf game using the physics and graphics of Neverball.
- xdesktopwaves is a cellular automata setting the background of your X Window desktop under water. Windows and mouse are like ships on the sea. Each movement of these ends up in moving water waves. You can even have rain and/or storm stirring up the water.
- Axel does the same thing any other accelerator does: it opens more than one HTTP/FTP connection per download and each connection transfers its own, separate, part of the file.
- Jpegpixi is short for "JPEG pixel interpolator". The intent of the program is to interpolate pixels in JFIF images (commonly referred to as "JPEG images"). This is useful to correct images from a digital camera with CCD defects. For example, if one pixel is always bright green, this pixel can be interpolated away with jpegpixi.
- imapsync is a tool for facilitating incremental recursive IMAP transfers from one mailbox to another. It is useful for mailbox migration, and reduces the amount of data transferred by only copying messages that are not present on both servers. Read, unread, and deleted flags are preserved, and the process can be stopped and resumed. The original messages can optionally be deleted after a successful transfer.
- Inkscape is a vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. It supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.
- METAR reports are available on-line, thanks to the National Weather Service. Since reading the METAR format isn't easy for non-pilots, these reports are relatively useles to the common man who just wants a quick glace at the weather. This module tries to parse the METAR reports so the data can be used to create readable weather reports and/or process the data in applications.
Port update notes:
- emulators/qemu: Build with kqemu, the QEMU Accelerator, by default.
- devel/sdl-image: Update to fix two buffer overflow vulnerabilities (SA28640).
- textproc/libxml: Update to fix Libxml2 UTF-8 Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability (SA28444).
- security/gnupg: Update to fix GnuPG Duplicated IDs Memory Corruption (SA29568).
- www/lighttpd: Update to fix OpenSSL Error Queue Denial of Service Vulnerability (SA29544).
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