Oct 30, 2012

No more MS Security Essentials for Japan :(

Sad news: Japanese is no longer proposed in the languages select box when downloading MSSE.
Therefore our catalog has been updated.

See it in action: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201

EDIT: MSSE in Japanese is back online

Mozilla ThunderBird 16.0.2

After Firefox, that's Thunderbird's turn to go to v16.0.2

Oct 29, 2012

Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.4

Oracle has released a minor update of VirtualBox: 4.2.4

Note: the drivers installation requires a user interaction, so the install is not fully silent

Oct 26, 2012

Skype 6.10

Skype is now at version 6.10

Piriform CCleaner 3.24

Piriform has released CCleaner 3.24

MS Security Essentials 4.1 for Japan is not available from MS web site

Bad news for Japanese users, the MS Security Essentials setup files are currently not available from the MS web site.

The links provided from the official download pages are not found !

See http://www.microsoft.com/ja-jp/download/details.aspx?id=5201 in japaneses
Then the following links are down:

We hope that MS will fix this asap and come back to warn you.

EDIT: the links have changed but MSSE in Japanese is back online

Oct 25, 2012

Soft2base 3.0c

Soft2base 3.0 has been released 

The link remains the same: http://download.soft2base.com/soft2base.exe

The library format is still using the same (version c). Therefore it is compatible with Soft2base 2.1 and 3.0

When Soft2base 2.x is started, you will be asked to update or not.

This is a major update focusing on the stability of the interface:
  • Select All/Unselect All visible applications
  • Display icons next to filter captions
  • Enhanced display when enlarging the window
  • Added a scroll bar in the language select box
  • New logo
  • Smoother display of the applications list
  • The progress bar of the installation is blue to differentiate it from the download ones (green). (Vista+ only)
  • Enhanced GUI code for a better GUI experience
  • Log entry when an application requires another one
  • New applications: FlashPlayer for IE, TortoiseSVN

Oct 24, 2012

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is now available in Soft2base Catalog

Warning: under Windows XP,  .NET 4.0 is the latest available.

Avast 7.0.1473

New minor upgrade for Avast 7.0.1473

Glary Utilities 2.50

New minor upgrade for Glary Utilities: now at v2.50.0.1632

Oct 21, 2012

Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.2

Oracle has released a first update of VirtualBox in the 4.2 branch: 4.2.2

As for previous versions, there are drivers installed that require a user interaction, so the install is not fully silent :(

KeePass 2.20.1

KeePass 2.20.1 has been released 

A fast maintenance release above the recent 2.20

Oct 20, 2012

Oct 17, 2012

Java 7 update 9

The Java Runtimes (javare) and Java SDK (javasdk) 7 are now at update 9

Java 6 update 37

The Java Runtimes (javare6) and Java SDK (javasdk6) 6 are now at update 37

Oct 16, 2012

New in catalog: FlashPlayer for IE 11.4

FlashPlayer for Internet Explorer is now in the catalog: v11.4

We don't recommend to use IE but sometimes we must use it so ... here is Flash Player for IE

Oct 12, 2012

Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird 16.0.1

Sounds messy around Firefox: yesterday, Mozilla has removed the link to Firefox 16.0 and linked back to 15.0.1

Today, a brand new 16.0.1 is available, I hope all is fixed ...

Oct 11, 2012

Mozilla ThunderBird 16.0

After Firefox yesterday, that's Thunderbird's turn to go to v16.0

Microsft Security Essentials 4.1.0522

MSSE is now at version 4.1.0522
The detection of the version in registry has been updated to accomodate with the new signature.

Oct 4, 2012

LibreOffice 3.6.2

LibreOffice 3.6.2 has been released.

Now that Apache is delivering new versions of OpenOffice, the choice is even harder !

Let's cross our fingers these teams will be super-motivated to provide really nice tools,

Long life to the OpenDocument format !

InfraRecorder for 64 bits systems

The 64 bits version of InfraRecorder has been added to the catalog.
The 32 bits version remains unchanged.

What an odd setup with an EXEcutable installer for 32 bits and a MSI file for 64 bits ;)

I definitely don't understand why MSI is not the only way to provide installers, like rpm or deb in some other worlds ...

Oct 3, 2012

New in catalog: Tigris TortoiseSVN 1.7.9

The SVN client TortoiseSVN 1.7.9 has been added to the Soft2base catalog under the development section.

This tool is very well integrated in the Windows Explorer, making source code versioning so easy.

Oct 1, 2012

Fixes for WinSCP and MS Live

Some fixes in the Catalog today
  • The WinSCP installer was stopped when an instance of WinSCP was running
  • Several international links of Microsft Live Essentials were invalid (ex: the Chinese and Norvegian links)

Python 3.3.0

The Python 3 project is now v3.3.0

Retrieve it as python3 in the catalag.

Note: Python 2.7.3 is also available in Soft2base catalog, as python2 $


New syntax features:
  • New yield from expression for generator delegation.
  • The u'unicode' syntax is accepted again for str objects.
New library modules:
  • faulthandler (helps debugging low-level crashes)
  • ipaddress (high-level objects representing IP addresses and masks)
  • lzma (compress data using the XZ / LZMA algorithm)
  • unittest.mock (replace parts of your system under test with mock objects)
  • venv (Python virtual environments, as in the popular virtualenv package)
New built-in features:
Implementation improvements:
Significantly Improved Library Modules:
Security improvements:
  • Hash randomization is switched on by default.