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Projects of the Week, October 20, 2014

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:08

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:

gnuplot development

A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and a large set of scripted examples.

[ Download gnuplot development ]

TenFourFox

This is the download repository for TenFourFox 24 and beyond, the Firefox port for Power Macintosh computers running 10.4 and 10.5. TenFourFox is not an official Mozilla product and is not a Mozilla-maintained build of Firefox. PowerPC forever! Our SF repo is only for hosting our current and future downloads at this time (thanks, SourceForge!); Google Code still hosts our wiki, FAQ and issue tracker, as well as all historical downloads prior to 24.1: http://tenfourfox.googlecode.com/ Do not open trouble tickets here — they will be DELETED. If you are an end-user requiring support, please visit our Tenderapp support ticketing site: http://tenfourfox.tenderapp.com/ Read the TenFourFox Development blog for what’s next: http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/

[ Download TenFourFox ]

Clam AntiVirus

Clam AntiVirus is a GPL antivirus toolkit for UNIX. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers. It provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and a virus database that is kept up to date

[ Download Clam AntiVirus ]

gretl

gretl is a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language.

[ Download gretl ]

ScummVM

ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for many point-and-click adventure games. This includes LucasArts SCUMM games (such as Monkey Island 1-3, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, …), many of Sierra’s AGI and SCI games (such as King’s Quest 1-6, Space Quest 1-5, …), Discworld 1 and 2, Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, Beneath A Steel Sky, Lure of the Temptress, Broken Sword 1 and 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Gobliiins 1-3, The Legend of Kyrandia 1-3, many of Humongous Entertainment’s children’s SCUMM games (including Freddi Fish and Putt Putt games) and many more.

[ Download ScummVM ]

winPenPack: Portable Software Collection

winPenPack is a project that aims at collecting the most frequently used and most popular open source applications made portable, so that they can be executed without installation from any USB Flash Drive or Hard Disk. The winPenPack suites offer a wide range of portable applications like office tools, internet tools, multimedia tools, development tools, security applications and other frequently used utilities. Everything you need, completely free, open source, and portable!

[ Download winPenPack: Portable Software Collection ]

Shareaza

Shareaza is a very powerful multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client supporting Gnutella² G2, Gnutella, eDonkey2000 / eMule, DC++, HTTP, FTP and BitTorrent / DHT protocols for Windows or Wine.

[ Download Shareaza ]

ReactOS

ReactOS is an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003).

[ Download ReactOS ]

ZABBIX

ZABBIX is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution designed to monitor and track performance and availability of network servers, devices and other IT resources. It supports distributed and WEB monitoring, auto-discovery and more.

[ Download ZABBIX ]

Vtiger CRM

Vtiger CRM enables sales, support, and marketing teams to organize and collaborate to measurably improve customer experiences and business outcomes. Vtiger CRM also includes email, inventory, project management, and other tools, providing a complete the business management suite.

[ Download Vtiger CRM ]

Cyberfox

Cyberfox is a Mozilla-based Internet browser designed to take advantage of 64-bit architecture but a 32-bit version is also available. The application provides a higher performance when navigating your favorite pages. Features: x64 Bit Web Browser (x86 Also available) Powered By Mozilla source code. Compiled with visual studios 2013. Intel & Amd optimized versions available. Uses windows 8 SDK. Removed features (Telemetry, Healthreport, sponsored tiles And other components that collected information). Added new features built in. Uses its own profile system. Compatible With Windows Vista x64, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8/8.x OS. ( Windows XP Unsupported ).

[ Download Cyberfox ]

CaesarIA (openCaesar3)

CaesarIA is an open source remake of Caesar III game released by Impressions Games in 1998, it aims to expand the possibilities of the classical city-building simulators and to add new features showing the city life. Now the game work with Windows, Linux, Mac, Haiku and Android. The original Caesar3 game is needed to play openCaesar3.

[ Download CaesarIA (openCaesar3) ]

Categories: Open Source

EclipseCon Europe /OSGi Community Event

Eclipse News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:00
The conference is less than 2 weeks away. Don't miss out, register now!
Categories: Open Source

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – December

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:08

The vote for December 2014 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until Dec 15, 2014 12:00 UTC:

Vote here for the Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month for December 2014

NSIS

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution.

[ Download NSIS ]

OS X Portable Applications

OS X FOSS applications packaged as portable so that can carried around on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card or other portable device.

[ Download OS X Portable Applications ]

Alt-F

Alt-F provides a free alternative firmware for the DLINK DNS-320/320L/321/323/325. Alt-F has Samba and NFS; supports ext2/3/4, VFAT, NTFS and ISO9660 filesystems; RAID 0, 1, 5 (with external USB disk) and JBOD; supports 2/3/4TB disks; rsync, ftp, sftp, ftps, ssh, lpd, DNS and DHCP servers, DDNS, fan and leds control, clean power up and down, and more.

[ Download Alt-F ]

SCons

SCons is a software construction tool (build tool, substitute for Make) implemented in Python, based on the winning design in the Software Carpentry build tool competition (in turn based on the Cons build tool).

[ Download SCons ]

Google Map Gps Cell Phone Tracker

Google Map Gps Cell Phone Tracker includes clients for IOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Java Me/J2ME cell phones. The project allows you to track cell phones periodically. For instance every minute or every five minutes. You can watch the cell phone being tracked in real time and you can store and reload routes easily. You have the choice of two server stacks. Either using asp.net and sql server or using php and mysql.

[ Download Google Map Gps Cell Phone Tracker ]

winPenPack

winPenPack collects the most frequently used and most popular open source applications made portable so that they can be executed without installation from any USB Flash Drive or Hard Disk. The winPenPack suites offer a wide range of portable applications like office tools, internet tools, multimedia tools, development tools, security applications and other frequently used utilities. winPenPack is everything you need, completely free, open source and portable!

[ Download winPenPack ]


The FreeType Project

FreeType is written in C. It is designed to be small, efficient, and highly customizable while capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap font formats for digital typography. FreeType is a freely available and portable software library to render fonts.

[ Download The FreeType Project ]


TYPO3

TYPO3 is an enterprise class Web CMS written in PHP/MySQL. It’s designed to be extended with custom written back end modules and front end libraries for special functionality. It has very powerful integration of image manipulation.

[ Download TYPO3 ]


gnuplot

A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and a large set of scripted examples.

[ Download gnuplot ]

Categories: Open Source

CopyCat Replication Suite 3.07.0 -- PG support added!

PostgreSQL News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00

I am pleased to announce a new release of our database replication engine, CopyCat Developer ! This new release adds PostgreSQL support!

CopyCat Developer is a set of Delphi / C++Builder components providing customizable replication for Firebird, Interbase, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, NexusDB, SQLite, PostgreSQL and Oracle, including heterogeneous replication between different database types.

Have a look at our site for more information : http://www.copycat.fr

Full list of changes in this release : http://copycat.fr/wordpress/copycat-developer-v-3-07-0-2/

Best regards, Jonathan Neve

Categories: Database, Open Source

Apache Mahout and Machine Learning

DevX: Open Source Articles - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:54
Apache Mahout is an open source project from the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) with the primary goal of creating a machine learning algorithm.
Categories: Open Source

Workspace Mechanic

The Workspace Mechanic automates maintenance of your Eclipse environment by tweaking preferences, adding extension locations, and so on. You can use it to:

* Create a consistent environment among groups as large as the entire company, your local team, or even among your own many workspaces
* Save time setting up new workspaces
* Create tasks that ensure your favorite new preferences are applied to all your current and future workspaces. (This is one of our favorite features!)

Categories: Open Source

Bndtools Plugins by Pelagic

Bndtools is an Eclipse-based development environment for OSGi bundles.

This feature contains a Gradle plugin that is far more flexible and featureful than the Gradle plugin as delivered by bndtools itself.

Among other things it has the following extra features:

  • Support for FindBugs
  • Support for junit code coverage reports
  • An easily customisable setup
  • Documentation

Enable the plugin in the 'Prefrences->Bndtools->Generated Resources' pane (and disable the Gradle plugin that's delivered by bndtools itself, see the screenshot).

The plugin is compatible with bndtools 2.3.0.REL and later.

This project is fully Open Source and is located at https://github.com/fhuberts/bndtoolsPlugins.
Patches and bug reports are appreciated.

Categories: Open Source

Maven And More: My Five Favorite NetBeans IDE Features!

NetBeans Highlights - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:39
Max Calderoni from VMware shares the top features that have convinced him to use and promote NetBeans IDE to his colleagues!
Categories: Java, Open Source

Developing NASA's Mission Software with Java and NetBeans

NetBeans Highlights - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:39
Ahead of their talk at the JavaOne, four of NASA's top engineers explain the role that Java, JavaFX and NetBeans play in NASA's space missions...
Categories: Java, Open Source

Programming with Member References in NetBeans 8

NetBeans Highlights - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:39
Lambdas are quite well known in the context of Java 8, but what about method references? Learn about them here and about how NetBeans can help you be productive with them.
Categories: Java, Open Source

Build with NetBeans IDE, Deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service

NetBeans Highlights - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:39
Save time and effort deploying applications. Learn to set up Oracle Java Cloud Service, then install and use the Oracle Cloud plugin in the NetBeans IDE.
Categories: Java, Open Source

Build a Rich Client Platform To-Do Application in NetBeans IDE

NetBeans Highlights - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:39
Practice using NetBeans IDE features that improve code quality and increase developer productivity.
Categories: Java, Open Source

Video: Installing and Using Java ME SDK 8.0 Plugins in NetBeans IDE

NetBeans Highlights - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:39
This screencast demonstrates installation and usage of Oracle Java ME SDK 8.0 Plugins in NetBeans IDE on the Windows operating system.
Categories: Java, Open Source

HP Helion Development Platform Eclipse Plugin

The HP Helion Development Platform Eclipse Plugin is an extension that enables Development Platform users to deploy and manage Java and Spring applications on a Application Lifecycle Services (ALS) cluster from Eclipse or Spring Tools Suite (STS).

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, October 13, 2014

SourceForge.net: Front page news - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:08

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:

Nullsoft Scriptable Install System

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution.

[ Download Nullsoft Scriptable Install System ]

gnuplot development

A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and a large set of scripted examples.

[ Download gnuplot development ]

TEncoder Video Converter

TEncoder is a multi-threaded video and audio converter that uses MEncoder, MPlayer and FFMpeg. It can download video/audio from video sites like YouTube. I can also rip unprotected DVDs. It can convert almost every video and audio type to each other. Subtitles with same name as video can be hard-coded into video. Up to 8 simultaneous encoders can be run so encoding time decreases. You can select between multiple audio and subtitle tracks. Extracting video or audio content is possible. Edit subtitle and audio delays and part of video that will be encoded. Effects like deinterlacing or cropping can be applied to videos. And the installers no longer contain ads.

[ Download TEncoder Video Converter ]

gretl

gretl is a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language. Supported formats include: own XML data files; Comma Separated Values; Excel, Gnumeric, and Open Document worksheets; Stata .dta files; SPSS .sav files; Eviews workfiles; JMulTi data files; own format binary databases (allowing mixed data frequencies and series lengths), RATS 4 databases, and PC-Give databases.

[ Download gretl ]

wxWidgets

wxWidgets is a C++ library that lets developers create applications for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other platforms with a single code base. It has popular language bindings for Python, Perl, Ruby and many other languages. And, unlike other cross-platform toolkits, wxWidgets gives applications a truly native look and feel because it uses the platform’s native API rather than emulating the GUI. It’s also extensive, free, open-source, and mature.

[ Download wxWidgets ]

The FreeType Project

FreeType is written in C. It is designed to be small, efficient, and highly customizable while capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap font formats for digital typography. FreeType is a freely available and portable software library to render fonts.

[ Download The FreeType Project ]

shadowsocks-gui

shadowsocks GUI is a simple and easy-to-use software that helps you to specify the server port and IP address, as well as to select the encryption method you are interested in. With its intuitive interface, you have the possibility to view the console and run the scripts. You can also view where the execution time in spent in your JavaScript functions or view how many times a certain selector has matched DOM elements.

[ Download shadowsocks-gui ]

OS X Portable Applications

OS X FOSS applications packaged as portable so that can carried around on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card or other portable device.

[ Download OS X Portable Applications ]

winPenPack: Portable Software Collection

winPenPack collects the most frequently used and most popular open source applications made portable so that they can be executed without installation from any USB Flash Drive or Hard Disk. The winPenPack suites offer a wide range of portable applications like office tools, internet tools, multimedia tools, development tools, security applications and other frequently used utilities. winPenPack is everything you need, completely free, open source and portable!

[ Download winPenPack: Portable Software Collection ]

Categories: Open Source

My summer of code and galaxies

Google Open Source Blog - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:00
Today we have a post from Doris Lee, a 2014 Google Summer of Code student for the Laboratory for Cosmological Data Mining. Doris talks about her fascinating summer project exploring the galaxy. 
I first learned about Google Summer of Code (GSoC) through an informational session at my school, UC Berkeley. I was interested because of the program’s project-based nature which sounded like a lot of fun. I started by listing my favorite projects from each organization’s ideas page, and ended up getting so engrossed in the project and the code problem associated with the application that I submitted just one to the Laboratory of Cosmological Data Mining. The Laboratory was founded in 2002 at the University of Illinois by Professor Robert J. Brunner to develop and apply computational technologies to extract cosmological information from large astrophysical data sets being generated within the community.
During GSoC’s community bonding period, my mentor and I discovered my initial project proposal had been completed by another contributor. Together, we came up with an alternative project involving creating image mosaics of galaxies. Although I wasn’t as familiar with the subject matter of this new project, I was still very excited and couldn’t wait to get started!
I soon realized that not knowing much about the topic was actually a good thing. I was always learning something new throughout the summer which kept it both interesting and challenging. It was also the first time that I undertook such a large individual project. But what I enjoyed the most about GSoC was the freedom to define the direction of my own work. The initial goal of the project was to make mosaics for large, bright galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. However, in our first attempts some of the pictures that we made of the sky contained no galaxy at all! We discovered this was due to inherent inaccuracies in the coordinate values because the catalog was quite old. The course of my GSoC project was turned into developing an algorithm that uses newer imaging data to fix these inaccuracies and then mosaic them into pretty images. In the end, I designed a pipeline that enables users to automatically generate multi-band color images on any catalog of their choice. In addition, this pipeline is designed so it could be used on any set of data taken in the future. 
Overall, my mentor was very helpful with guiding me through my project and addressing my questions. I feel lucky to have worked on a project that I was so excited about and something I truly wanted to see working. 

Since my project made heavy use of open source software developed by other programmers and members of the scientific community, I learned a lot about how open source software projects are managed, documented, distributed and maintained. This was especially useful when I was developing the user interface and documentation to present my final GSoC project and making the code open source. In addition, I learned that in the free and open-source software community, effective documentation and readable code can be just as important as getting the code to work. The value of publicly-available code derives from how other users can benefit from it. You can view the work here on GitHub
There are so many organizations who participate in GSoC, it would be hard to find one that isn’t up your alley. I would encourage any interested student to look at the GSoC organizations and ideas lists when they are posted in February. GSoC enables students of all skill sets and levels to learn and contribute to the open source community and to develop skills in real-world software coding and design.  And not to mention—it’s a great way to spend your summer! 
By Doris Lee, 2014 Google Summer of Code student
Categories: Open Source

m2e-connector for jaxws-maven-plugin

The connector is designed to execute the wsimport,wsgen,wsimport-test and wsgen-test goals of the jaxws-maven-plugin with m2e.

Categories: Open Source