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Packages Tracked by DistroWatch

Last Update: Tuesday 17 January 2017 00:05 GMT

Introduction and Notes
This is the list of current stable packages tracked by DistroWatch, the latest versions and some notes and explanations where applicable. Some developers choose to be very ambiguous about what is stable and what is still in development. Package name capitalisation, even names themselves can vary between distributions. The capitalisation used here is equivalent to the "packagename" part in the "packagename-version.extension" that most open source developers use by convention, which sometimes differs from the "official" name (e.g. openssl-0.9.6f.tar.gz vs OpenSSL). Please report any errors or suggestions.

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Important! Due to the amount of work involved, the list of tracked packages is only reviewed once a year, usually in June. Readers are welcome to submit suggestions to track new packages.

The latest package list update was effected on 22 June 2016, adding Budgie Desktop, Calibre, Firejail, Lumina, Qt Creator. The packages KDE Workspace, ndiswrapper and xinetd were removed.

• Current shortlist of packages earmarked for inclusion in June 2017: broadcom-sta-dkms, libdvdcss, lzip
• Current shortlist of packages earmarked for removal in June 2017: none
• Current list of packages which will be listed under a different name: none

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Package Version Note
abiword 3.0.2 AbiWord: a full-featured word processor
AfterStep 2.2.12 AfterStep: a window manager for X with a NeXT look and feel
alpine 2.20 Alpine: a text-based MIME email client based on Pine
alsa-lib 1.1.3 alsa-lib: an audio library for use with the ALSA kernel modules
amarok 2.8.0 Amarok: a music player for Linux and UNIX
apache-tomcat 8.5.11 apache-tomcat: a Java Servlet and JSP Container
apt 1.3.1 APT: a front-end for the dpkg package manager
ati-driver 16.40 ATI driver: a proprietary Linux display driver for XFree86/X.Org by ATI, the Catalyst series
audacity 2.1.2 Audacity: a free audio editor
autoconf 2.69 Autoconf: a package of M4 macros to produce scripts to automatically configure source code
automake 1.15 GNU Automake: a tool for automatically generating Makefiles
avidemux 2.6.18 Avidemux: a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks
awesome 3.5.9 awesome: a configurable window manager for X
banshee 2.6.2 Banshee: a music management and playback application for GNOME
bash 4.4 Bash: an sh-compatible command language interpreter
bind 9.11.0-P2 ISC BIND: an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols
binutils 2.27 GNU Binutils: an essential collection of binary utilities
bison 3.0.4 Bison: a replacement for the parser generator Yacc
bitcoin 0.13.2 Bitcoin: an innovative payment network and a new kind of money
blender 2.78a Blender: a very fast and versatile 3D modeller and renderer
budgie-desktop 10.2.9 Budgie Desktop: a simple desktop environment featuring heavy integration with the GNOME stack
busybox 1.26.2 BusyBox: a program that combines many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable
bzip2 1.0.6 bzip2: a free, patent-free, high-quality data compressor
cacti 0.8.8h Cacti: a complete network graphing solution
calibre 2.77.0 Calibre: an e-book library management application
calligra 3.0.0 Calligra: an integrated office suite based on the KDE libraries
cdrkit 1.1.11 cdrkit: a collection of applications related to creation of optical disk media
chromium 55.0.2883.87 Google Chromium: an open-source edition of Google Chrome, a graphical web browser
cinelerra 6 Cinelerra: a complete audio and video production environment for Linux
cinnamon 3.2.8 Cinnamon: a desktop environment developed by Linux Mint
clementine 1.3.1 Clementine: a multi-platform music player
cmake 3.7.2 cmake: a cross-platform, open-source build system
compiz Compiz: a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics acceleration via OpenGL
coreutils 8.26 GNU Coreutils: provides basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities
cups 2.2.1 CUPS: a UNIX printing system based on the Internet Printing Protocol
curl 7.52.1 cURL: a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax
cvs 1.11.23 CVS: a version control system
db 6.2.23 Berkeley DB: a family of open source developer databases from Oracle
deluge 1.3.13 Deluge: a lightweight, cross-platform BitTorrent client
devede 4.8.6 DeVeDe: a program to create video DVDs and CDs suitables for home players
dhcp 4.3.5 ISC DHCP: a server and client for automatic IP configuration
diffutils 3.5 GNU Diffutils: a utility which finds differences between and among files
digikam 5.4.0 Digikam: an advanced digital photo management application
dillo 3.0.5 Dillo: a lightweight, alternative browser for UNIX systems
dnf 2.0.0 DNF: a new package management library and a fork of yum
dosbox 0.74 DOSBox: a DOS emulator
dovecot 2.2.27 Dovecot: an open source IMAP and POP3 server for Linux/UNIX-like systems
doxygen 1.8.13 Doxygen: a documentation system for C++, Java, C and IDL
e2fsprogs 1.43.3 e2fsprogs: contains the required utilities for the EXT2 file system
eclipse 4.6.1 Eclipse: a universal tool platform and IDE
efibootmgr 14 efibootmgr: a Linux user-space application to modify the Intel EFI boot manager
emacs 25.1 GNU Emacs: the extensible, self-documenting real-time display editor
enlightenment 0.21.4 Enlightenment: a window manager for X
evolution 3.22.4 Evolution: information management software providing mail, address book and calendaring functionality
exim 4.88 exim: a mail server
ffmpeg 3.2.2 FFmpeg: a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video
file 5.29 file: a program that attempts to classify files by their content
findutils 4.6.0 GNU Findutils: a set of tools to find files and to operate on groups of files
firebird 3.0.1 Firebird: a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, and UNIX
firefox 50.1.0 Mozilla Firefox: a web browser for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, FreeBSD and Android
firejail Firejail: a Linux namespaces sandbox program
flex 2.6.3 Flex: a fast lexical analyser generator
fluxbox 1.3.7 Fluxbox: a fast, compact window manager based on Blackbox
freecad 0.16 FreeCAD: a general purpose parametric 3D modeller for CAD
freetype 2.7.1 FreeType: a free, quality, portable font engine
gawk 4.1.4 GNU Gawk: a free version of awk, a string manipulation language
gcc 6.3.0 GNU GCC: the GNU compiler collection
gettext GNU gettext: the GNU internationalisation (i18n) library
gftp 2.0.19 gFTP: a graphical FTP client
ghostscript 9.20 GPL Ghostscript: an interpreter for the PostScript language
gimp 2.8.18 GIMP: the GNU Image Manipulation Program
git 2.11.0 Git: an open source version control system
glade 3.20.0 Glade: a GUI builder for GTK+ and GNOME
glibc 2.24 glibc: a C library for use with GNU/Hurd and GNU/Linux
gnome-shell 3.22.2 GNOME Shell: a core user interface of the GNOME 3 desktop
gnucash 2.6.15 GNUCash: an open source personal finance suite
gnumeric 1.12.32 Gnumeric: a spreadsheet and a part of the GNOME Desktop
gnupg 2.1.17 GnuPG: a tool for secure communication and data storage
gparted 0.27.0 GParted: a disk partition editor application for GNOME
grep 2.27 GNU Grep: a program to search for strings inside a file
groff 1.22.3 GNU Groff: a device-independent document processor/formatter
grub 2.00 GRUB: the GRand Unified Bootloader
gstreamer 1.10.2 GStreamer: a multimedia framework with a plugin-based architecture for a variety of platforms
gtk+ 3.22.7 GTK+: a multi-platform toolkit for creating GUIs
gzip 1.8 gzip: a compression utility designed to replace compress
hexchat 2.12.4 HexChat: an IRC client
httpd 2.4.25 httpd: a high-performance HTTP server, Apache 2.x version series
ibus 1.5.14 IBus: an intelligent input bus for Linux and UNIX
icewm 1.3.12 IceWM: an X Window manager that emulates the looks of Motif, OS/2 and Windows
ImageMagick 7.0.4-4 ImageMagick: a software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images
inkscape 0.92.0 Inkscape: a drawing tool that uses the W3C standard scalable vector graphics format (SVG)
iptables 1.6.0 iptables: enables the creation of packet alteration and firewall rules
k3b 2.0.3a K3b: a KDE-GUI for cdrecord and cdrdao, similar to Nero
kdelibs 4.14.28 kdelibs: the KDE library API reference
kdevelop 5.0.3 KDevelop: a C/C++ development environment
kmod 23 kmod: a set of programs for loading, inserting, and removing kernel modules
kmymoney 4.8.0 KMyMoney: a personal finance manager for KDE
kodi 16.1 Kodi: a media player and entertainment hub for digital media
krusader 2.5.0 Krusader: an advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE
ktorrent 5.0.1 KTorrent: a BitTorrent program for KDE
less 481 Less: a paginator that allows backward and forward movement
lftp 4.7.5 LFTP: a sophisticated FTP/HTTP client, file transfer program
libgnome 2.32.1 libgnome: the library that provides access to the non-X11 dependant parts of the GNOME framework
libreoffice 5.2.4 LibreOffice: a free personal productivity suite
libressl 2.4.4 LibreSSL: an implementation of SSL and TLS protocols, forked from OpenSSL
libselinux 2.6 libselinux: a library providing an interface for security-aware applications in SELinux
libtool 2.4.6 GNU Libtool: a generic library support script
libvirt 2.5.0 libvirt: a toolkit to interact with the virtualization capabilities of the Linux kernel
libvorbis 1.3.5 libvorbis: a free high-quality lossy audio codec library
lighttpd 1.4.45 lighttpd: a secure, fast, compliant, and flexible web server optimized for high-performance environments
lilo 24.2 LILO: a boot loader for x86 computers
links 2.14 Links: a text and graphics mode web browser similar to Lynx
linux 4.9.4 Linux kernel: a UNIX clone written from scratch by Linus Torvalds
llvm 3.9.1 LLVM: a collection of modular and reusable compiler and toolchain technologies
lumina 1.2.0-p1 Lumina: a lightweight desktop environment for use on any UNIX-like operating system
lvm 2.02.168 LVM: the logical volume manager
lxde-common 0.99.2 LXDE: a lightweight, fast and energy-saving desktop environment
lxqt-common 0.11.1 LXQt: a Qt port of the LXDE desktop environment
lynx 2.8.8 Lynx: a text browser for the web
lyx 2.2.2 LyX: an advanced open source document processor
m4 1.4.18 GNU M4: the GNU m4 macro processor
make 4.2.1 GNU make: a tool which controls the generation of executables from the program's source files
man 1.6g man: a pager that displays the on-line manual pages
man-pages 4.09 Man Pages: files containing the manual pages displayed by man
mariadb 10.1.20 MariaDB: a robust SQL server, a fork of MySQL
mate-desktop 1.16.1 MATE: a traditional desktop environment forked from GNOME 2
mc 4.8.18 GNU Midnight Commander: a file manager
mesa 13.0.3 MesaLib: a 3D graphics library
midori 0.5.11 Midori: a lightweight web browser
miro 6.0 Miro: an Internet video player
mod_perl 2.0.10 mod_perl: provides a Perl module for httpd
MPlayer 1.3.0 MPlayer: a movie and animation player
mutt 1.7.2 Mutt: a text-based MIME Email client
mysql 5.7.17 MySQL: an SQL database server
mythtv 0.28 MythTV: an open-source software digital video recorder (DVR) project
nano 2.7.4 GNU nano: a curse-based text editor for UNIX
nautilus 3.22.2 Nautilus: a file manager for the GNOME desktop
ncftp 3.2.6 NcFTP: a set of programs implementing the File Transfer Protocol
ncurses 6.0 GNU ncurses: a programming library allowing a programmer to write text user interfaces in a terminal-independent manner
NetBeans 8.2 NetBeans: a full-featured cross-platform IDE written in Java
NetworkManager 1.4.4 NetworkManager: a utility aimed at simplifying the use of computer networks on Linux
nginx 1.10.2 nginx: an HTTP and reverse proxy server
nmap 7.40 Nmap: a utility for network exploration or security auditing
ntfs-3g 2016.2.22 NTFS-3G: a read/write NTFS driver
NVIDIA 375.26 NVIDIA: a proprietary display driver for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris
octave 4.2.0 GNU Octave: a high-level interpreted language intended for numerical computations
openbox 3.6.1 Openbox: a standards-compliant, lightweight, extensible window manager
openjdk 8u112 OpenJDK: a complete and free implementation of Java SE, the core Java platform
openldap 2.4.44 OpenLDAP: a full-featured open source LDAP software suite
openshot 2.2.0 OpenShot: a video editor
openssh 7.4p1 OpenSSH: a client and server for encrypted remote logins and file transfers
openssl 1.1.0c OpenSSL: a library for providing encrypted transport layers
opera 42.0.2393.94 Opera: a light-weight graphical web browser
parted 3.2 GNU Parted: a program to create, destroy, resize and copy PC disk partitions
pcmanfm 1.2.5 PCManFM: an extremely fast and lightweight file manager
perl 5.24.1 Perl: Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Reporting Language
php 7.1.0 PHP: a server-side HTML embedded scripting language
phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin: a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the web
pidgin 2.11.0 Pidgin: an instant messenger client for several protocols (formerly GAIM)
pitivi 0.98 PiTiVi: a free and open-source video editor for Linux
plasma-desktop 5.8.5 Plasma Desktop: a desktop environment
postfix 3.1.4 Postfix: a mail transport agent
postgresql 9.6.1 PostgreSQL: a relational database management system
ppp 2.4.7 PPP: provides a server/client for point to point protocol
privoxy 3.0.26 Privoxy: a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy
proftpd 1.3.5d ProFTPD: an FTP server
pulseaudio 9.0 PulseAudio: a sound server for POSIX and Win32 systems
Python 3.6.0 Python: an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
qemu 2.8.0 QEMU: an open source machine emulator and virtualiser
qpopper 4.1.0 Qpopper: a POP3 server
qt 5.7.1 Qt: a C++ application framework for writing graphical applications
qt-creator 4.2.0 Qt Creator: a cross-platform IDE tailored to the needs of Qt developers
razorqt 0.5.2 Razor-qt: an advanced, easy-to-use and fast desktop environment based on Qt technologies
reiserfsprogs 3.6.25 reiserfsprogs: contains tools for using Reiser file system
rpm 4.13.0 RPM: a package management system originally developed by Red Hat
rp-pppoe 3.12 RP-PPPoE: a PPP over Ethernet client/server suite
rsync 3.1.2 rsync: an open source utility that provides fast, incremental file transfer
ruby 2.4.0 Ruby: interpreted, dynamically typed, pure object-oriented scripting language
samba 4.5.3 Samba: a free software re-implementation of SMB/CIFS networking protocol
sane-backends 1.0.25 SANE: a universal scanner interface
screen 4.4.0 Screen: multiplexes a physical terminal
scribus 1.4.7 Scribus: A desktop publishing program for Linux using the Qt library
seamonkey 2.46 Mozilla SeaMonkey: a web browser, e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor
sed 4.3 GNU sed: a stream-oriented non-interactive text editor
sendmail 8.15.2 Sendmail: a powerful and flexible Mail Transport Agent
shim 0.9 shim: a bootloader to chain-load signed bootloaders under Secure Boot
shotwell 0.24.3 Shotwell: an open-source digital photo organiser for GNOME
snort Snort: a light-weight network intrusion detection program
SpamAssassin 3.4.1 SpamAssassin: a mail filter which attempts to identify spam using text analysis
sqlite 3.16.2 SQLite: an embeddable SQL engine in a C library
squid 3.5.23 Squid: a full-featured web proxy cache
subversion 1.9.5 Subversion: a version control system
sylpheed 3.5.1 Sylpheed: an e-mail client and news reader based on GTK+
synaptic 0.84.1 Synaptic: a graphical front-end for APT
systemd 232 systemd: a system and service manager for Linux
sysvinit 2.88 SysVinit: the Linux System V Init
tar 1.29 GNU Tar: a utility for creating tar archives
tcl 8.6.6 TCL: a powerful and dynamic programming language
tcpdump 4.8.1 TCPDUMP: a command-line packet sniffer and network debugging tool
texinfo 6.3 GNU Texinfo: a collection of utilities that generate online help and printed manuals
texlive 2016 TeX Live: a collection of programs for typesetting, previewing and printing of TeX documents
thunderbird 45.6.0 Mozilla Thunderbird: a full-featured e-mail and newsgroup client
tigervnc 1.7.0 TigerVNC: a high-performance, platform-neutral implementation of VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
tmux 2.3 tmux: a terminal multiplexer
tor Tor: a network of virtual tunnels that allows people to improve privacy and security on the Internet
transmission 2.92 Transmission: a BitTorrent client
util-linux 2.29 util-linux: a collection of essential utilities for Linux systems
vim 8.0 Vim: an improved version of the editor "vi", one of the standard text editors on UNIX
VirtualBox 5.1.12 VirtualBox: a family of x86 virtualisation products for enterprise and home use
vlc 2.2.4 VLC: a cross-platform media player and streaming server
vsftpd 3.0.3 vsftpd: a very secure and fast FTP server
wayland 1.12.0 Wayland: a display server protocol
webmin 1.831 Webmin: a web-based interface for Unix system administration
wget 1.18 wget: retrieves files from web and FTP sites
wicd 1.7.4 wicd: an open-source wired and wireless network manager for Linux
WindowMaker 0.95.7 Window Maker: an X11 windows manager, similar to NeXTSTEP
wine 1.8.6 Wine: an open source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix
wireshark 2.2.3 Wireshark: a network protocol analyzer
wordpress 4.7.1 WordPress: publishing software for the world wide web
xfdesktop 4.12.3 Xfdesktop: a desktop manager for the Xfce desktop
xfsprogs 4.8.0 xfsprogs: a set of utilities for managing the XFS file system
xine-lib 1.2.6 xine-lib: contains the libraries for xine, a free video player
xorg-server 1.19.1 X.Org: the X.Org Foundation's public implementation of the X Window System
xz 5.2.3 XZ Utils: data compression software with high compression ratio
zfs ZFS: an advanced file system and volume manager maintained by the Illumos community
zlib 1.2.11 zlib: a legally unencumbered lossless data compression library

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