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AnimeEffects is a 2D keyframe animation tool based on deformation of polygon meshes. You can easily operate, quickly shape your idea, and remake at any time if you have changed your mind.
The Sidef programming language
Sidef is a high-level, general-purpose programming language, inspired by Ruby, Perl6 and Go. Main features of the language include: - object-oriented programming - multiple dispatch - metaprogramming - regular expressions - support for using Perl modules - optional dynamic type checking - and a large number of built-in types
XFCE4 desktop
Xfdesktop manages the root window for the XFCE4 desktop environment. It basically displays the background, shows desktop icons, implements the virtual desktop switching, and the root context and application menu.
Poppler is librarified PDF rendering toolkit derived from the Xpdf 3.0 code base. It can utilize X11-independent rendering backends like Cairo, Splash, or Qt4 Arthur. It's not designed for platform-agnosticy, but proper BSD/Linux integration; is used by various PDF applications (Evince, Okular, TeXStudio, pdftotext, Zathura, Xournal, Inkscape), and comes with a set of command-line tools of its own.
Drawj2d creates technical line drawings using a descriptive language. It writes pdf, svg, eps and emf vector graphics or png images. It runs on all platforms that run Java. It is inspired by Asymptote but with a tcl-like syntax and 2D only.
Tardis is a backup system similar to TimeMachine which allows encrypted and incremental backups, with filesystem-based recovery. It's based on a client and server architecture, and provides a FUSE driver and VCS-like revision archive access.
Atom is a programming editor. It has a web / JavaScript-based GUI, but runs as desktop application. Atom can be edited with itself. Lots of plugins and extensions, and language bindings are available. The default interface comes with a paned interface, a file system browser, fuzzy search, code folding, an understandable configuration dialog, snippet browser, multi-cursor and selection support.
ExifTool is a Perl library and command-line tool for reading and updating common meta data information in various file formats. Foremost it works on image files, EXIF, PNG, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF/JPEG, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP, AIFF, DJVU, Postscript, GZIP, OpenDocument, PDF, SVG, OGG and ID3. It can also edit maker notes of digital (RAW) camera files from Canon, Casio, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.
CakePHP is a web development framework, somewhat similar to Rails. It provides scaffolding tools, an ActiveRecord/DataMapper implementation, doesn't require much setup or configuration. It comes with helpers for text translations, caching, validation, authorization backends, CSRF and XSS protection, and templating. It follows the Web-"MVC" scheme, centralized route dispatching, less efficient class-by-class autoloading, etc. Thorough API documentation and a rich set of user-contributed plugins exist.
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LimeSurvey is a web application that interacts with MySQL, MSSQL, or Postgres to develop surveys, publish surveys, and collect responses to surveys. Once a survey has been created, data can be inserted into the survey either by a "pretty" public screen which presents each question one at a time, or by a quick and nasty data entry screen. It includes the capacity to generate individualized "tokens", so that invitations can be issued to participants. It also has the capacity to set conditions on whether questions will display (branching), numerous question types, and a basic statistics function.
systemd -free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0 - The Register
Devuan formed after a row in the Linux community over Debian's decision to make systemd the default init system for the distribution. “We don't want to be forced to use systemd in substitution to the traditional UNIX sysvinit init, because systemd
A Window Into the Linux Desktop -
That is the first question many people ask when considering Linux for their desktop. While the open source philosophy that underpins Linux is a good enough draw for some, others want to know just how different its look, feel and functionality can get
Consider Linux as Your Go-To Operating System - Radio magazine
Linux. You have probably heard about this operating system over the years, but what is it really? What can you do with it? How do you get a copy? Well, the answers are easier than you can possibly imagine. Linux is a computer operating system that has 
The 5 best Linux laptops of 2017 - TechRadar
There was a time when Linux was seen as an outcast operating system, and indeed one that was labelled as a 'cancer' by Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer. Times have now changed as the 25-year-old operating system has made some serious inroads 
Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04 - The Register
Review The arrival of Ubuntu 17.04 this month was completely overshadowed by Mark Shuttleworth's decision to abandon the Unity desktop for a stock GNOME Shell interface. Before you panic, Unity 7 will continue to be available via the Ubuntu universe ...and more »
Linux: 5 best desktop distributions - InfoWorld
Linux offers an amazing range of desktop distributions that will meet the computing needs of just about any user. But the sheer number of distributions can often be confusing to newbies, who sometimes have no idea where to start. A writer at PC Advisor
Windows Server 2016 Getting Linux Containers -
Microsoft this week announced that a new type of Linux container that runs on Windows Server 2016 will be coming soon. The move, which was unveiled at this week's DockerCon 2017 in Austin, Texas, would break down a fundamental wall in deployment 
Linux, PCs and Trump's 'Buy American' problem - Computerworld
Some PCs are assembled in the U.S., but not many. This includes those from Lenovo, the China-based firm that runs a factory in North Carolina. Apple operates a Mac Pro assembly plant in Austin, but makes many of its other products overseas. Lenovo and 
Docker Debuts Containerized Kit for Building Linux Distros - (blog)
LinuxKit, which Docker has been using internally to create Docker Desktop and Cloud, uses containers as a building block for assembling custom Linux distributions. It provides a minimal system image—35MB at its absolute smallest—with all its system 
Linux desktop operating system: A beginner's guide - TechRepublic
Linux. What is it? At one point in time it was a niche operating system run by those who wanted to show off their PC prowess and feel more alternative and l33t than the rest. But something happened on the way to the convention — Linux became accepted