an annoying bug in Muninn was causing crashes when starting or stopping the application. This had no impact on the password database (your passwords were saved safely in all versions), but a crashing application is not a proof of good software engineering practices…….
I fixed the bug which was caused by an improper startup and shutdown order of the underlying Botan cryptographic library.
Today I upgraded my server from FreeBSD 10.0 to 10.1 . Without problems and with very little fuss, I rebuilt my entire system + kernel in just an hour. No warnings, no complications, no issues – FreeBSD just works. All my installed ports and user settings are running again, as if nothing changed.
So, here I would like to say it one more time :
FreeBSD community, thank you again for providing such an outstanding operating system !!
Muninn version 1.4 was released today. It now incorporates the option to set up a simplified interface for version control with SVN or Git . This was done to accommodate distribution of password databases in a Version-Controlled environment.
Muninn SVN Status request
The version control interface is restricted to Unix/Linux and Mac OS X, however – Windows users will have to wait until I figure out how to call SVN or Git on a Windows system.
Muninn 1.4 is multilingual (Dutch, German and English) and was released on Apple Mac OS X 10.6 or greater, FreeBSD, Linux and MS Windows 7 or greater .
A “good login policy” dictates the usage of strong passwords. When a website or other access system asks you to “Enter your new password” you must come up with something that is hard to link to you or the login. Although a good starting point, in practice this is mitigated by the fact that nobody can remember more than a handful of random passwords – you see that a typical person will enter the same password everywhere, rendering the “good login policy” useless. Once the password has been discovered or retrieved, all logins of this person are compromised.
Muninn resolves the memory problem for passwords, and in this new version the “good login policy” is also served – Muninn now has its own random password generator.
I incorporated the APG password generator (which is present on my FreeBSD system but not widely known in the Windows world) into Muninn. Normally , I would use APG for generating passwords, but it involves starting a shell and typing the apg command. In Muninn, things are easier:
When the account fields entry dialog window is modal, an APG button is present. APG generates passwords based on the preferences presented in the dialog window.
Coming up with yet another inventive password is now easier than ever !
Munnin Binaries can be found on my FTP server in the muninn directory.
My Birthday and events calender (called “Kalender” after the Dutch word for calender) was released as version 2.0 today.
The program now sports a detached picture window, as opposed the old picture window in the main program. His was done to accommodate different picture sizes and formats more easily.
The languages features were updated and the program can be used in Dutch, German or English now.
A column indicating the age of the event has been added.
And a number of small bug fixes have been applied.
Kalender 2.0 is released on :
– Apple Mac OS X 10.6 and higher
– MS Windows 7 and higher, in 32 and 64 bit variants.
– FreeBSD 10.0 64 bit variant. Please not you will have install wxWidgets and SQLite3 yourself on this platform (no port mechanism has been introduced yet).
Please take notice that Kalender’s database file structure is completely platform-independent. The makers of SQLite3 have done a very nice job of maintaining binary compatibility for SQLite databases and this application can take advantage of that fact (SQLite3 excels in many other aspects too…. it is a super database). This means an event database which was created on Apple Mac OS X can be used without any issues on Windows or other platforms, or vice versa.
Kalender Binaries can be found on my FTP server in the kalender directory.