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Project of the Week, April 20, 2015

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 06:08

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


XBian

XBian is a free, Open Source media center distribution for mini computers (currently Raspberry Pi, Solidrun’s CuBox-i/Hummingboard supported). It can be downloaded at http://www.xbian.org. Our slogan is “bleeding edge” as our main focus is delivering the fastest media center solution. We believe that everyone can help make XBian better.
[ Download XBian ]


SharpDevelop

SharpDevelop is the open-source IDE for the .NET platform. Write applications in languages including C#, VB.NET, F#, IronPython and IronRuby, as well as target rich and reach: Windows Forms or WPF, as well as ASP.NET MVC and WCF. It starts from USB drives, supports read-only projects, comes with integrated unit and performance testing tools, Git, NuGet and a lot more features that make you productive as a developer.
[ Download SharpDevelop ]


NAS4Free

NAS4Free is an embedded Open Source Storage distribution and supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS, Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports etc. with following protocols: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI, UPnP, Bittorent (initiator and target), Bridge, CARP (Common Address Redundancy Protocol) and HAST (Highly Available Storage). All this can easy be setup by it’s highly configurable WEB interface. NAS4Free can be installed on Compact Flash/USB/SSD media, Hard disk or booted of from a LiveCD with a USB stick.
[ Download NAS4Free ]


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 ]


Smoothwall

Smoothwall is a best-of-breed Internet firewall/router, designed to run on commodity hardware and to provide an easy-to-use administration interface to those using it. Built using open source and Free software, it’s distributed under the GNU Public License.
[ Download Smoothwall ]


SMPlayer

SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can also play and download Youtube videos. One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave… don’t worry, when you open that movie again it will be resumed at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume… SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats.
[ Download SMPlayer ]


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 ]


VoIP monitor

VoIPmonitor is open source network packet sniffer with commercial frontend for SIP SKINNY RTP and RTCP VoIP protocols running on linux. VoIPmonitor is designed to analyze quality of VoIP call based on network parameters – delay variation and packet loss according to ITU-T G.107 E-model which predicts quality on MOS scale. Calls with all relevant statistics are saved to MySQL or ODBC database. Optionally each call can be saved to pcap file with either only SIP / SKINNY protocol or SIP/RTP/RTCP/T.38/udptl protocols. VoIPmonitor can also decode audio.
[ Download VoIP monitor ]


FlightGear – Flight Simulator

Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible that is free to use, modify and distribute. FlightGear is used all over the world by desktop flight simulator enthusiasts, for research in universities and for interactive exhibits in museums. FlightGear features more than 400 aircraft, a worldwide scenery database, a multi-player environment, detailed sky modelling, a flexible and open aircraft modelling system, varied networking options, multiple display support, a powerful scripting language and an open architecture. Best of all, being open-source, the simulator is owned by the community and everyone is encouraged to contribute.
[ Download FlightGear - Flight Simulator ]

Categories: Open Source

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – June 2015

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 06:08

The vote for June 2015 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until May 15, 2015 12:00 UTC.

GNS3
GNS3 is a graphical network simulator that allows you to design complex network topologies. You may run simulations or configure devices ranging from simple workstations to powerful Cisco routers. It is based on Dynamips, Pemu/ Qemu and Dynagen.
[ Download GNS3 ]

Linux Lite
By producing an easy to use Linux based Operating System, we hope that people will discover just how simple it can be to use Linux Lite. Linux Lite is free for everyone to use and share, and suitable for people who are new to Linux or for people who want a lightweight environment that is also fully functional. Linux Lite is based on the Ubuntu LTS series giving you 5 years of support per major release. The following software is included: LibreOffice Suite, VLC Media Player, Firefox Web Browser, Thunderbird Email, Steam, Gimp Image Editor, Lite User Manager, Lite Software, Lite Cleaner, Lite Manual, and more.
[ Download Linux Lite ]

DC++
This is a project aimed at producing a file-sharing and chatting client using the ADC protocol. It also supports connecting to the Direct Connect network.
[ Download DC++ ]

TEncoder Video Converter
TEncoder is a multithreaded 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.
[ Download TEncoder Video Converter ]

XBian
XBian is a free, Open Source media center distribution for mini computers (currently Raspberry Pi, Solidrun’s CuBox-i/Hummingboard supported). Our slogan is “bleeding edge” as our main focus is delivering the fastest media center solution. We believe that everyone can help make XBian better. Please visit our website for support and if you have suggestions, wishes or contributions, please share them with us!
[ Download XBian ]

K-Meleon
K-Meleon is a fast and customizable web browser that can be used instead of Internet Explorer on Windows. Powered by the same Gecko engine as the Firefox and Mozilla browsers, K-Meleon provides users with a secure browsing experience.
[ Download K-Meleon ]

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. An enterprise-class distributed monitoring solution for networks and apps.
[ Download ZABBIX ]

VBA-M
Our goal is to improve upon VisualBoyAdvance by integrating the best features from the various builds floating around. In order to uncompress the downloaded package, you need WinRAR or 7-Zip.

SharpDevelop
SharpDevelop is the open-source IDE for the .NET platform. Write applications in languages including C#, VB.NET, F#, IronPython and IronRuby, as well as target rich and reach: Windows Forms or WPF, as well as ASP.NET MVC and WCF. It starts from USB drives, supports read-only projects, comes with integrated unit and performance testing tools, Git, NuGet, and a lot more features that make you productive as a developer.
[ Download SharpDevelop ]

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, April 13, 2015

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 06:08

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


XBian

XBian is a free, Open Source media center distribution for mini computers (currently Raspberry Pi, Solidrun’s CuBox-i/Hummingboard supported). Our slogan is “bleeding edge” as our main focus is delivering the fastest media center solution. We believe that everyone can help make XBian better. Please visit our website for support and if you have suggestions, wishes or contributions, please share them with us!
[ Download XBian ]


DC++

This is a project aimed at producing a file-sharing and chatting client using the ADC protocol. It also supports connecting to the Direct Connect network.
[ Download DC++ ]


VBA-M

Our goal is to improve upon VisualBoyAdvance by integrating the best features from the various builds floating around. In order to uncompress the downloaded package, you need WinRAR or 7-Zip.
[ Download VBA-M ]


DjVuLibre

DjVu is a web-centric format for distributing documents and images. DjVu was created at AT&T Labs-Research and later sold to LizardTech Inc. DjVuLibre is a GPL implementation of DjVu maintained by the original inventors of DjVu.
[ Download DjVuLibre ]


FlightGear – Flight Simulator

Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible that is free to use, modify, and distribute. FlightGear is used all over the world by desktop flight simulator enthusiasts, for research in universities and for interactive exhibits in museums. FlightGear features more than 400 aircraft, a worldwide scenery database, a multi-player environment, detailed sky modelling, a flexible and open aircraft modelling system, varied networking options, multiple display support, a powerful scripting language and an open architecture. Best of all, being open-source, the simulator is owned by the community and everyone is encouraged to contribute.
[ Download FlightGear - Flight Simulator ]


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. Alt-F also has a set of comprehensive administering web pages, you don’t need to use the command line to configure it. Besides the built-in software, Alt-F also supports additional packages on disk, including ffp packages.
[ Download Alt-F ]


Smoothwall

Smoothwall is a best-of-breed, Internet firewall/router designed to run on commodity hardware and to provide an easy-to-use administration interface to those using it. Built using open source software, it’s distributed under the GNU Public License.
[ Download Smoothwall ]


Avisynth rev. 2

Avisynth is a scripting language and a collection of filters for simple (and not so simple!) non-linear video editing tasks. It frameserves video to applications.
[ Download Avisynth rev. 2 ]


SparkyLinux

SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian. It features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks. Sparky is in-between the distros that are beginner-friendly and those, that require some amount of Linux knowledge. Beginning Linux users are advised to consult the project forums regarding any issues or doubts. Important note: SparkyLinux ISO images provide a snapshot of the package tree available at the time of their release (Sparky’s repository, as well as Debian’s Testing repo). While it is possible to upgrade a running ISO to the latest version via APT, you should be aware that running ISOs are placed in RAM, so large upgrades might fail unexpectedly. The common practice is to upgrade the required packages only (the installer for example, if there’s an issue with it) and the rest of the system after installing to disk.
[ Download SparkyLinux ]

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, April 6, 2015

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 06:08

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


GNS3

GNS3 is a graphical network simulator that allows you to design complex network topologies. You may run simulations or configure devices ranging from simple workstations to powerful Cisco routers. It is based on Dynamips, Pemu/ Qemu and Dynagen.
[ Download GNS3 ]


K-Meleon

K-Meleon is a fast and customizable web browser that can be used instead of Internet Explorer on Windows. Powered by the same Gecko engine as the Firefox and Mozilla browsers, K-Meleon provides users with a secure browsing experience.
[ Download K-Meleon ]


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 ]


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 ]


AkelPad

A simple notepad-like text editor with many features. It is designed to be a small and fast.
[ Download AkelPad ]


NAS4Free

NAS4Free is an embedded Open Source Storage distribution and supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS, Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T/ email reports etc. with following protocols: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI, UPnP, Bittorent (initiator and target), Bridge, CARP (Common Address Redundancy Protocol) and HAST (Highly Available Storage). All this can easy be setup by it’s highly configurable Web interface. NAS4Free can be installed on compact flash/ USB/ SSD media, hard disk or booted of from a LiveCD with a USB stick.
[ Download NAS4Free ]


DjVuLibre

DjVu is a web-centric format for distributing documents and images. DjVu was created at AT&T Labs-Research and later sold to LizardTech Inc. DjVuLibre is a GPL implementation of DjVu maintained by the original inventors of DjVu.
[ Download DjVuLibre ]


Double Commander

Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.
[ Download Double Commander ]


FlacSquisher

FlacSquisher converts a library of Flac files to MP3, Opus, or Ogg Vorbis format, maintaining the directory structure in the original library. You maintain your Flac files for home listening and easily convert them to MP3, Opus, or Ogg format for mobile use, where storage space is more often tightly constrained.
[ Download FlacSquisher ]

Categories: Open Source

April 2015, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – GNS3

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:08

For our April “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected GNS3, a graphical network simulator that allows you to design complex network topologies. The GNS3 team shared their thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the GNS3 project please.

GNS3 Team: GNS3 is a network emulation platform used to build and test multi-vendor computer networks.

SF: What made you start this?

GNS3 Team: Jeremy, the creator and CTO, initially came up with the idea for his university thesis project. He wanted a platform that he could use to easily train for his certifications but could not find one. So he created it himself.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?

GNS3 Team: Yes, and even more so. It started as a simple training tool and now is being used to build networks for Fortune 500 companies.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?

GNS3 Team: Network professionals, and soon-to-be network professionals, who want a better way to build and test computer networks.

SF: What is the need for this graphical network simulator?

GNS3 Team: Building networks is an expensive and laborious task. GNS3 reduces costs by 90% and decreases time to working production by over 30%.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using GNS3?

GNS3 Team: Go to The Jungle and learn from the GNS3 experts. Get your hands on some labs, read the documentation, and start playing around with the software.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?

GNS3 Team: In order:

  1. Create great software.
  2. Provide a place for users to connect and share information.
  3. Use community feedback given to build even better software.
  4. Repeat.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?

GNS3 Team: We have done more releases in the past 12 months than we have done in the previous 6 years. Quality releases are better than the quantity of releases. But being quick at fixing bugs is crucial.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?

GNS3 Team: In 2011 things started really taking off and, honestly, we have no idea why. The best thing that has happened was big network vendors like Huawei, Cisco, HP, and Juniper started releasing their own products like GNS3. This put more technology out into the environment and allowed us to integrate systems that we couldn’t before. As these big companies innovate, we are able to integrate and expand our software offering.

SF: What helped make that happen?

GNS3 Team: Seeing the success of GNS3 made these big companies take notice and want their own. Also, their customers are using the GNS3 software and were requesting their own.

SF: What was the net result for that event?

GNS3 Team: GNS3 is the sum of all those parts created by other vendors because we have the ability to integrate their systems into our platform.

SF: What is the next big thing for GNS3?

GNS3 Team: Taking the existing platform and expanding it into an all-in-one VM, to “Take it anywhere, put it anywhere, use it anywhere”.

SF: How long do you think that will take?

GNS3 Team: Work has already begun and we have working prototypes. Within the year it should be released.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?

GNS3 Team: Yes, along with major partnerships to help back it.

SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for GNS3?

GNS3 Team: Taken it seriously at the start. It wasn’t until 2014 that we knew there was something special about the software and community. If we had started taking it seriously back in 2011, who knows where we would be now.

SF: Why?

GNS3 Team: That is when things started to really take off for GNS3 in terms of usage.

SF: Any reason you can’t do that now?

GNS3 Team: We can. We have a full time team of developers and a support infrastructure. We’re pushing this project very hard!

SF: Is there anything else we should know?

GNS3 Team: For more info, check out our website.

[ Download GNS3 ]

Categories: Open Source

April 2015, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Simutrans

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:08

For our April “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected Simutrans, a cross-platform simulation game. The Simutrans team shared their thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the Simutrans project please.

Simutrans Team: Simutrans is a game about transporting stuff. You are in control of a transport company and have to satisfy demands for transport from cities and factories. Compared to all other similar games, Simutrans probably has the most sophisticated simulation (i.e. passengers decide on their destination before traveling and factories only produce when they have enough resources).

The Simutrans engine is very flexible and can be customized with different graphics and varying levels of economic challenges. Because we use isometric sprites, it is very easy to have your favorite item running in a simulation. Simutrans is focused on performance but with as much flexibility or “configurability” as possible. We always listen to our community, especially our graphic artists, about how to provide a better experience and improve graphic options. We also have a dedicated community fork that we call Simutrans Experimental, it’s a kind of extended version that offers many more options for controlling your company vehicles and resources, but our standard version offers the best performance.

Simutrans does not have a definitive leader but Markus Prissendorf (prissi) is the acting leader, due to his long term contributions and knowledge of our code base. There are several other folks that have a major say on what is included in Simutrans but we are actually quite democratic; if either the coding team or the community show big support for something it gets included. The only things that may stop inclusion in the code is either poor performance or bad coding.

SF: What made you start this?

Simutrans Team: In 1997 the original creator of Simutrans, Hansjörg Malthaner (hajo), who is no longer with us, wanted to learn Object Oriented Design and Programming in C++ by creating a new version transportation simulator because he was displeased with some aspects of Transport Tycoon, especially the AI. Usability for other users was not a goal while he learned OOD & OOP, as it was a private project, but this changed when he decided to let some friends enjoy Simutrans.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?

Simutrans Team: Yes, for quite some time already. Until about 2005 it was the only free and continuously improved transport game. At the beginning Simutrans only had trains, cars, and ships but now it has almost any transportation type. Because Simutrans predated things like the Standard template library, it has its own OOP templates for most stuff.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?

Simutrans Team: Anyone who is not in a hurry because there are several creative ways people play Simutrans. The standard way to play is with a transportation simulator, which requires that you build a company and deliver things around the map to win money. However, there is also sandbox gaming for people who just like to deliver things and build scenery. You can play alone or together with others via servers. Also, there are people who like to contribute artistically. In Simutrans it is very easy to add you own object (car, house, tree, plane) and share it. People like to contribute to Simutrans in more ways than one because some people’s passions are more in line with coding or drawing than gaming, and they simply enjoy seeing their graphics or code running in Simutrans.

SF: What is the need for this cross-platform, transportation simulation game?

Simutrans Team: Simutrans is cross platform ( we have been since 1997, including Beos) so the code is highly portable. Simutrans has a graphics library (SDL or Allegro) and a C++ compiler, including AmigaOS and many more. The simulation does not force player’ behavior and we do not force players to use a certain platform either.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using Simutrans?

Simutrans Team: Curiosity. You can read the in-game help files by pressing F1 or clicking on the question marks. If you have ever been fascinated by a steam engine, a plane, or train, then Simutrans is for you, that may be why 90% of our community is male.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?

Simutrans Team: We listen to our community politely and we reward long term contributions by a “devotee group”, as a kind of special honor. We are always electing new devotees by holding elections that are voted on by other devotees.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?

Simutrans Team:  A huge part of our active community use our nightly builds because they are so stable; yet, it’s worth mentioning that our community existed long before we went Open Source in 2006.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?

Simutrans Team: At the end of 2004, Hajo (the original developer) retired while the project was still closed source but, by 2006, prissi took over and made Simutrans Open Source (nearly 11 years ago!). This really helped, along with some new graphic sets!

SF: What helped make that happen?

Simutrans Team: In hindsight going Open Source  (i.e. convincing the founder to agree to Open Source).

SF: What was the net result of that event?

Simutrans Team: Lots of growth in the many different directions, like new park sets, new features, nightly builds, etc.

SF: What is the next big thing for Simutrans?

Simutrans Team: Simutrans is quite mature. But we get a lot of requests to to go 3D.

SF: How long do you think that will take?

Simutrans Team: Hard to say. I think a rewrite will be easier, so it might only be a Simutrans in name. That would take at least a year. Then a lot of good models would be needed.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?

Simutrans Team: Some members tried but found severe limitations. Also getting suitable models is not trivial.

SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for Simutrans?

Simutrans Team: Maybe using Java instead of C to include portability and network support from the start. Also nowadays one would use 3D instead isometric sprites.

SF: Why?

Simutrans Team: Games have become more visual oriented. So 3D is probably a must have today.

SF: Any reason you can’t do that now?

Simutrans Team: Simutrans can be played on maps with 5000 x 5000 tiles, which easily have tens of million of objects. This may push a Java garbage collector to its limit. Also the number of different graphics (houses, cars, etc.) still exceeds the texture memory of typical graphic adapters.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?

Simutrans Team: Not that I can think about right now. Enjoy playing!

[ Download Simutrans ]

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, March 30, 2015

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 06:08

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


XBian

XBian is a free, Open Source media center distribution for mini computers, currently Raspberry Pi and Solidrun’s CuBox-i/Hummingboard are supported. Our slogan is “bleeding edge” as our main focus is delivering the fastest media center solution. We believe that everyone can help make XBian better.
[ Download XBian ]


ConEmu – Windows console with tabs

ConEmu-Maximus5 is a Windows console window enhancement (local terminal emulator), which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable tabbed GUI window with various features. Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager, my favorite shell replacement. Today, ConEmu can be used with any other console application or simple GUI tools, like PuTTY. ConEmu is an active project, open to suggestions.
[ Download ConEmu - Windows console with tabs ]


Eclipse Tomcat Plugin

The Eclipse Tomcat Plugin provides simple integration of a tomcat servlet container for the development of java web applications. This project is a fork of the original Sysdeo Tomcat Plugin.
[ Download Eclipse Tomcat Plugin ]


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/ down and more. Alt-F also has a set of comprehensive administering web pages, you don’t need to use the command line to configure it.
[ Download Alt-F ]


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) ]


antiX-Linux

antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems.
[ Download antiX-Linux ]


Pinguy OS

Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks.
[ Download Pinguy OS ]


DjVuLibre

DjVu is a web-centric format for distributing documents and images. DjVu was created at AT&T Labs-Research and later sold to LizardTech Inc. DjVuLibre is a GPL implementation of DjVu maintained by the original inventors of DjVu.
[ Download DjVuLibre ]


SMPlayer

SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can also play and download Youtube videos. One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer is that it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave that movie again it will be resumed at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume, etc. SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats.
[ Download SMPlayer ]

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, March 23, 2015

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 06:08

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


TYPO3

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


Tcl

Tool Command Language (Tcl) is an interpreted language and very portable interpreter for that language. Tcl is embeddable and extensible, and has been widely used since its creation in 1988 by John Ousterhout.
[ Download Tcl ]


Eclipse Tomcat Plugin

The Eclipse Tomcat Plugin provides simple integration of a tomcat servlet container for the development of java web applications. This project is a fork of the original Sysdeo Tomcat Plugin.
[ Download Eclipse Tomcat Plugin ]


Linux Lite

By producing an easy to use Linux based Operating System, we hope that people will discover just how simple it can be to use Linux Lite. Linux Lite is free for everyone to use and share, and suitable for people who are new to Linux or for people who want a lightweight environment that is also fully functional. Linux Lite is based on the Ubuntu LTS series giving you 5 years of support per major release. The following software is included: LibreOffice Suite, VLC Media Player, Firefox Web Browser, Thunderbird Email, Steam, Gimp Image Editor, Lite User Manager, Lite Software, Lite Cleaner, Lite Manual, and more.
[ Download Linux Lite ]


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. An enterprise-class distributed monitoring solution for networks and apps.
[ Download ZABBIX ]


K-Meleon

K-Meleon is a fast and customizable web browser that can be used instead of Internet Explorer on Windows. Powered by the same Gecko engine as the Firefox and Mozilla browsers, K-Meleon provides users with a secure browsing experience.
[ Download K-Meleon ]


DjVuLibre

DjVu is a web-centric format for distributing documents and images. DjVu was created at AT&T Labs-Research and later sold to LizardTech Inc. DjVuLibre is a GPL implementation of DjVu maintained by the original inventors of DjVu.
[ Download DjVuLibre ]


devkitPro

This project is for homebrew console development tools based on the gnu compiler collection with additional tools and libraries to aid programming each supported console. The windows variants are built with MinGW.
[ Download devkitPro ]


SMPlayer

SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can also play and download Youtube videos. One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer is that it remembers the settings of all files you play. SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats.
[ Download SMPlayer ]

Categories: Open Source

SourceForge’s Ongoing Effort to Eliminate Misleading Ads

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 00:16

SourceForge is home to over 400,000 Open Source projects. Our site and our work to support software development projects is funded in part through advertising. We’d like to give you an update on our advertising initiatives to date and discuss what’s coming next.

Here’s what we’ve been doing to eliminate misleading ads

In November 2013, we launched our BlockThis initiative to remove misleading and confusing ads. For example, ads that appear on our download page and feature a big green download button, which clearly seeks to draw users away from the legitimate download flow. Since starting this initiative, we’ve discovered that approximately 95% of the few dozen ad complaints we’ve received have been legitimate, resulting in the removal of these offending ads. We plan to continue our BlockThis initiative and our work with advertising partners to identify and prevent misleading ads.

We’re taking a new approach to unwanted Web space ads

images-1We’re extending the BlockThis program to include advertising that appears on our Project Web. While we had routed these complaints to project teams in the past, certain recent uses of the Project Web have triggered ad concerns, resource abuses, and Chrome security issues, which is why we are taking direct action.

Here’s how you can help!

If you see a confusing ad, drop us an email at blockthis@sourceforge.net providing a screenshot and, more importantly, the full link to the ad. To copy it: Right click on the link and choose “Copy Link Location” in FireFox; “Copy Shortcut” in Internet Explorer; “Copy Link” in Safari; and, “Copy Link Address” in Chrome. We’ll be sure to review all requests and, if we agree with your complaint, we will take immediate action.

Categories: Open Source

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – May 2015

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:08

The vote for May 2015 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until April 15, 2015 12:00 UTC.

 

NamelessROM
NamelessRom is opportunity; an opportunity to have a voice to the development team of the after-market firmware that you run on your device. The main goal of NamelessRom is to provide quality development for android devices, phones, and tablets alike. NamelessRom developers are available nearly 24/7 and respond to bug reports and feature requests almost instantly. This availability will allow you, the end-user, to have direct input into exactly what features and functions are included on the firmware that YOU run.
[ Download NamelessROM ]

 

ConEmu – Windows console with tabs
ConEmu-Maximus5 is a Windows console window enhancement (local terminal emulator), which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable tabbed GUI window with various features. Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager, my favorite shell replacement. Today, ConEmu can be used with any other console application or simple GUI tools (like PuTTY for example). ConEmu is an active project, open to suggestions. Disclaimer. ConEmu is not a shell, so it does not provide “shell features” like tab-completion, command history and others. ConEmu does not provide remote access (SSH/Telnet/…) too. ConEmu is advanced console window (local terminal) where you can run any shell or remote access client of your choice. Also you may try Clink for bash-style completion in cmd.exe and PSReadLine or PowerTab in powershell.exe.
[ Download ConEmu - Windows console with tabs ]

 

shadowsocks-gui
A fast tunnel proxy that helps you bypass firewalls.
[ Download shadowsocks-gui ]


Octave Forge

Octave-Forge is a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave. The Octave-Forge packages expand Octave’s core functionality by providing field specific features via Octave’s package system. For example, image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, instrument control, and statistics packages are examples of individual Octave-Forge packages. GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
[ Download Octave Forge ]


Hibernate

Hibernate is an Object/Relational Mapper tool. It’s very popular among Java applications and implements the Java Persistence API. Hibernate ORM enables developers to more easily write applications whose data outlives the application process. As an Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) framework, Hibernate is concerned with data persistence as it applies to relational databases (via JDBC).
[ Download Hibernate ]

 

MPC-BE
Media Player Classic – BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. Media Player Classic – BE is based on the original “Media Player Classic” project (Gabest) and “Media Player Classic Home Cinema” project (Casimir666), contains additional features and bug fixes.
[ Download MPC-BE ]

 

GNS3
GNS3 is a graphical network simulator that allows you to design complex network topologies. You may run simulations or configure devices ranging from simple workstations to powerful Cisco routers. It is based on Dynamips, Pemu/Qemu and Dynagen.
[ Download GNS3 ]

 

XBian
XBian is a free, Open Source media center distribution for mini computers (currently Raspberry Pi, Solidrun’s CuBox-i/Hummingboard supported). Our slogan is “bleeding edge” as our main focus is delivering the fastest media center solution. We believe that everyone can help make XBian better. Please visit our website for support and if you have suggestions, wishes or contributions, please share them with us!
[ Download XBian ]


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 ]

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, March 16, 2015

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:08

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


TEncoder Video Converter

TEncoder is a multithreaded 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.
[ Download TEncoder Video Converter ]


Manjaro Testbuilds

Manjaro Linux is a Linux Distribution based on Arch Linux. It is still under development, but an initial testing release is already available. Our aim is to create a light linux distribution, which is simple, up-to-date, fast and user friendly and which follows the K.I.S.S principle. We are using the Desktop Environment Xfce, which is light but powerfull. Arch Linux is a great GNU/Linux distribution, but installing and configuring it, needs some time and experience. So we improved Arch Linux. We created a more user friendly installation process, wrote bash scripts for managing graphic drivers, configured xfce with some useful functions and a GUI settings manager is also planed. Just try it. ;)
[ Download Manjaro Testbuilds ]


Bodhi Linux

Bodhi is a minimalistic, enlightened Linux desktop.
[ Download Bodhi Linux ]


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 ]


SharpDevelop

SharpDevelop is the open-source IDE for the .NET platform. Write applications in languages including C#, VB.NET, F#, IronPython and IronRuby, as well as target rich and reach: Windows Forms or WPF, as well as ASP.NET MVC and WCF. It starts from USB drives, supports read-only projects, comes with integrated unit and performance testing tools, Git, NuGet, and a lot more features that make you productive as a developer.
[ Download SharpDevelop ]


K-Meleon

K-Meleon is a fast and customizable web browser that can be used instead of Internet Explorer on Windows. Powered by the same Gecko engine as the Firefox and Mozilla browsers, K-Meleon provides users with a secure browsing experience.
[ Download K-Meleon ]


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. An enterprise-class distributed monitoring solution for networks and apps.
[ Download ZABBIX ]


gretl

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


KaOSx

An independent small, rolling distribution that is fully focused on KDE/Qt. Using pacman as package-manager.
[ Download KaOSx ]

Categories: Open Source

How to migrate from Google Code to SourceForge

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 21:21

Today Google announced that it is bidding farewell to Google Code by disabling new project creation and officially shutting down the service on January 25th, 2016. That means if you want to keep your project up-to-date, you’ll need to prepare to migrate off of Google Code by August 24, 2015, when the site goes read-only. As noted in the announcement, Google recommends some very good migration path options, including the option to migrate from Google Code to SourceForge.

What can I expect when migrating to SourceForge?

Consider that, while the GitHub importer will convert any SVN or Mercurial project to Git, only SourceForge offers a migration path from Google Code that allows you to keep your Git, Mercurial, or SVN project repos intact. And the SourceForge importer converts all your wiki pages, issues including attachments, and download files.

What does SourceForge offer, beyond free code hosting?

For starters, SourceForge welcomes you to distribute your releases via SourceForge even if your code is developed elsewhere. Back in 2012, we began supporting other ecosystems like BerliOS and we’ve always provided options for projects hosted on Github, even when they changed their file upload feature-set. And, we extended that offer to projects hosted on Google Code, when Google deprecated the download part of the Google Code service. We did this by offering the ability to fully import Google Code downloads, including the option to simply distribute downloads via SourceForge.

To date, almost 500 projects from Google Code have used our tools to import their project (either in part or whole) to SourceForge. For example, mplayerx uses SourceForge to keep their community up-to-date on their latest releases for OSX. Some other benefits that go along with migrating your project to SourceForge are that we offer editorial support for videos and reviews, and an enterprise directory listing for qualified Open Source projects.

As we welcome you to migrate from Google Code to SourceForge, we strengthen our promise to continue to create a culture of inclusivity that brings innovative people together for a long time to come. We certainly aren’t resting on our laurels; rather, our fully Open Source platform is developed at Apache (under the Apache Allura label) with the aim to continually upgrade our performance, appearance, and scalability. That’s why we think it’s worth your time to look into Sourceforge and see for yourself!

Let us know if you have any questions at communityteam@sourceforge.net.

For additional information, see: How to sync a GitHub or Google Code repo to a SourceForge project

Categories: Open Source

How to use webhooks for Git, Mercurial, and SVN repositories

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:00

We are excited to announce that SourceForge now supports webhooks for all Git, Mercurial, and Subversion repositories!

What are WebHooks?

Webhooks are custom URLs that project admins specify for their repo so that, when a commit occurs on that repo, you are notified via that URL. The advantage of webhooks is that you can set up automatic interactions with 3rd-party services to run tests, generate documentation, notify a chat room of your commits, and much more.

How to configure a webhook

Configure a webhook in the Admin section of your project by clicking on Tools. That’s where you’ll find your repository’s Webhooks link. All you need to do is enter your webhook URL and you’re good to go!

admin-webhooks

Many services work with webhooks, particularly those that use the URL as a trigger including Read the Docs or any Jenkins instance, without relying on specific details in the POST body. Some services use a webhook POST payload to see details like the commit message, branch, or user. Our webhook’s POST payload is similar to that of GitHub, so many services (e.g. Slack, etc.) will work when you manually configure a GitHub integration and paste the URL into the SourceForge webhook configuration page. However, if a service doesn’t work, for SourceForge compatibility, just ask its admin to update that service’s webhook handling to support the Allura webhook format.

When creating a service to listen to SourceForge webhooks, refer to the Allura webhook documentation for detailed examples of POST payloads and instructions on validating a webhook signature.

POST payload sample

Here’s a quick example of the POST content for Git, to whet your appetite:

{
    "after": "a72ab8566ed1a81e485a8451868ee9364069ea6b", 
    "before": "27bc571ceb56beeda796e0069bfba84581f55770",
    "size": 1,
    "commits": [
      {
        "id": "a72ab8566ed1a81e485a8451868ee9364069ea6b", 
        "message": "Update README", 
        "added": [], 
        "copied": [], 
        "removed": [], 
        "modified": [
          "README.md"
        ], 
        "author": {
          "email": "jetmind@example.com", 
          "name": "Igor Bondarenko", 
          "username": "jetmind"
        }, 
        "committer": {
          "email": "jetmind@example.com", 
          "name": "Igor Bondarenko", 
          "username": "jetmind"
        }, 
        "timestamp": "2015-02-23T14:30:42Z", 
        "url": "http://sourceforge.net/p/test/git/ci/a72ab8566ed1a81e485a8451868ee9364069ea6b/"
      }
    ], 
    "ref": "refs/heads/master", 
    "repository": {
      "full_name": "/p/test/git/", 
      "name": "Git", 
      "url": "http://sourceforge.net/p/test/git/"
    }
}

We also offer a Webhook management API to programmatically add, update, and remove webhooks. This is ideal if you’re creating an app or service and want to offer users a super-easy webhook configuration via an OAuth application and our webhooks APIs.

SourceForge runs on Apache Allura’s Open-Source Platform, which includes webhooks functionality.  You could contribute improved payloads, entirely new webhook events, and run your own internal project hosting site with the advanced features of Allura!

We hope you enjoy using webhooks at SourceForge!

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, March 9, 2015

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 06:08

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


TeXstudio – A LaTeX Editor

TeXstudio is a fully featured LaTeX editor. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX documents as easy and comfortable as possible. Some of the outstanding features of TeXstudio are an integrated PDF viewer with (almost) word-level synchronization, live inline preview, advanced syntax-highlighting, live reference check, citations, latex commands, spelling, and grammar.
[ Download TeXstudio - A LaTeX Editor ]


MPC-BE

Media Player Classic – BE is an audio and video player for Windows. Based on the original “Media Player Classic” project (Gabest) and “Media Player Classic Home Cinema” project (Casimir666), it contains additional features and bug fixes.
[ Download MPC-BE ]


GNS3

GNS3 is a graphical network simulator that allows you to design complex network topologies. Run simulations or configure devices ranging from simple workstations to powerful Cisco routers. GNS3 is based on Dynamips, Pemu/Qemu, and Dynagen.
[ Download GNS3 ]


XBian

XBian is a media center distribution for mini computers (currently Raspberry Pi, Solidrun’s CuBox-i/Hummingboard supported). Our main focus is delivering the fastest media center solution. We believe that everyone can help make XBian better.
[ Download XBian ]


ConEmu – Windows console with tabs

ConEmu-Maximus5 is a Windows console window enhancement (local terminal emulator), which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable tabbed GUI window with various features. Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager, my favorite shell replacement. Today, ConEmu can be used with any other console application or simple GUI tools (like PuTTY for example).
[ Download ConEmu - Windows console with tabs ]


simutrans

Simutrans is a cross-platform simulation game where players try to successfully manage transportation systems between places by land, air, and water for passengers, mail, and goods. Planes, ships, trains, trams, trucks, buses, or monorails are at your disposal, but factories operate based on contracts and passengers can only travel to their set destinations.
[ Download simutrans ]


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 ]


cpuminer

cpuminer is a multi-threaded, highly optimized CPU miner for Litecoin, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies. Currently supported algorithms are SHA-256d and scrypt (1024, 1, 1). It supports the getwork mining protocol as well as the Stratum mining protocol, and can be used for both solo and pooled mining.
[ Download cpuminer ]


K-Meleon

K-Meleon is a fast and customizable web browser that can be used instead of Internet Explorer on Windows. Powered by the same Gecko engine as the Firefox and Mozilla browsers, K-Meleon provides users with a secure browsing experience.
[ Download K-Meleon ]

Categories: Open Source

Tutorial: How to sync a GitHub or Google Code repo to a SourceForge project

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 22:01

If you have files on GitHub and Google Code and want to sync these existing files on SourceForge to take advantage of SourceForge’s distribution know-how, our popular analytics tools, and our extensive Open Source directory, then read on …

First, we’ll share SourceForge’s distribution advantages with you and then we’ll show you how easy it is to sync your GitHub or Google Code repo to a SourceForge project.

As a trusted partner for Open Source, SourceForge offers you several worthwhile distribution advantages, such as:

Free Unlimited Bandwidth—Reduce overhead and provide a better experience by using the largest, freely managed global mirror network. We serve 150 million downloads per month, to over 33.8 million unique visitors.

Analytics—Follow the trends that enable you to create better software. Learn more about where your project is popular and which operating systems your users prefer.

Premier Visibility—Reach more users and gain market share in the Open Source landscape. SourceForge has 33.8 million unique visitors each month, offering an ample opportunity to improve your project outreach.

A Trusted Name in Open Source—Since 1999, thousands of projects have chosen SourceForge to host their source code and their project communities, so you’ll be in great company!

Sharing files on SourceForge at a glance
  1. Create a SourceForge account.
  2. Create a SourceForge project and import your files.
    New! Import directly from Google Code, GitHub, or Trac.
  3. Set up your Project Admin page.
  4. New! Automate sharing your GitHub files on SourceForge.
Video Demo

Getting Started

To share your Github or Google Code project on SourceForge, you’ll need to follow these four simple steps:

  1. Create a SourceForge account, fill out the registration form, and click Register.
  2. Create a SourceForge project, uncheck the Git tool if you use GitHub, add the tools that you’d like, agree to the terms of service, and click Create. (You can also directly import a project from Google Code, GitHub, or Trac.)
  3. Set up your Project Admin page and fill out the project Project Admin summary, including the short and long project descriptions, screenshots, videos, and full feature descriptions to help people find your project.
  4. Set up your GitHub files to auto update to SourceForge by clicking Admin > Tools > Files > GitHub integration. This copies new releases from GitHub’s repository to your SourceForge project, increases your visibility, and gives you analytic insights.
    Note: You can also add a SourceForge download button to your GitHub release notes and external project pages.

SourceForge is proud to offer you the ability to toggle between GitHub from the SourceForge NavBar and SourceForge’s download page from your GitHub directory, making file sharing a breeze!

Categories: Open Source

March 2015, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – ProjectLibre

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 07:08

For our March “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected ProjectLibre, an open source and compatible alternative to Microsoft Project. The ProjectLibre team shared their thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the ProjectLibre project please.

ProjectLibre Team: ProjectLibre is an open source alternative to Microsoft Project. Our functionality mirrors Microsoft in a way since you can simply open existing MS Project files in ProjectLibre. It is available on Linux, Mac, or Windows. ProjectLibre is the culmination of long careers in the project management software industry. The two founders are Marc O’Brien and Laurent Chretienneau. We have been innovating in the project management software industry since the Mainframe and DOS software era. Our mission is to provide an open source alternative to Microsoft Project. There are many ‘lite’ project management solutions but ProjectLibre is the only solution that has the full feature set to replicate Microsoft Project’s functionality.

SF: What made you start this?

ProjectLibre Team: We have a passion for the project management marketplace. We are also the founders of WebProject and Projity, which were both acquired by large organizations, but the vision of making a global impact with an open source replacement of Microsoft Project was impacted with each acquisition. We are in this for the long term and are effectively making a difference.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?

ProjectLibre Team: Yes, that is a good question and we are thankful the vision is being achieved and exceeded. ProjectLibre has over 1,400,000 downloads in over 200 countries. We are continuing to make improvements and will be release a complimentary cloud solution this year.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?

ProjectLibre Team: The project management world is being held captive by a Windows only solution from Microsoft that costs over $1,300 per desktop copy, which does not cover the entire requirement stack such as the Project Server and many other components. This is very expensive! ProjectLibre still has roadmap features to complete but for no charge effectively project managers around the world can manage their projects without going broke. They can funnel their cash resources into their core business and not management software.

SF: What is the need for this project management software?

ProjectLibre Team: There are over 60,000 people each month downloading in over 200 countries to manage their projects. They can manage schedules, resources, and costs at a very high level. There are pharmaceutical, construction, environmental, government, and other industries. The government of Laos is using ProjectLibre to manage the building of schools. The Clinton Foundation and other non-profits are using ProjectLibre in Africa for NGO programs in agriculture and other areas. We are making a major impact! Our website includes an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies that use ProjectLibre everyday.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using ProjectLibre?

ProjectLibre Team: Our users vary from small projects to major initiatives. We encourage users to become community members at http://www.projectlibre.org. There are great discussion forums where community members answer questions and post questions. We also have documentation and videos available at the community site to help you get started and get the most out of ProjectLibre.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?

ProjectLibre Team: This is very important for open source initiatives. We have a community site, with over 60,000 community members who contribute. One of our goals for this year is to engage further with the community. We recently launched an improved website and want to continue this work to engage further with ProjectLibre’s amazing global community.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?

ProjectLibre Team: We do not have frequent releases. ProjectLibre is undergoing a complete rewrite to make it modular. This will have long-term benefits for the community and allow for extensions/integrations to be contributed. This process has impacted our ability to have frequent releases of the current project but in the future we certainly will!

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?

ProjectLibre Team: The initial release was such a monumental effort from the team. It was recognized by SourceForge, which greatly helped bring wanted attention to our solution. InfoWorld subsequently gave us a “Best of Open Source” award and that also helped. SourceForge’s support is truly appreciated and has been an important part of our success.

SF: What helped make that happen?

ProjectLibre Team: The ProjectLibre team is truly unique. Our domain expertise is unparalleled for having innovated for decades in the project management marketplace. We have taken that domain expertise and have devoted ourselves to offering the global community a FOSS solution.

SF: What is the next big thing for ProjectLibre?

ProjectLibre Team: ProjectLibre is breaking the news here. We will be releasing the modular rewrite of ProjectLibre on the desktop. We will also be releasing a cloud version and are working on hosting options. There will be a companion cloud solution called PPMLibre, which will allow enterprises to manage their entire portfolio of projects. We are well into both initiatives but have not announced a release date.

SF: How long do you think that will take?

ProjectLibre Team: Great question but we are not in a position to announce the release date yet. We are using it internally and demos are impressive but I get in trouble every time I preview it because it looks good already. That’s why the team has asked me stop previewing it until we have an official release date.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?

ProjectLibre Team: ProjectLibre is very complex software. The code is complicated and the domain expertise adds to the complexity. We are hoping the modular rewrite will allow for more community contributions but at this point it is limited. It has been a struggle, as we do not have corporate sponsorship or revenue. We will make it happen but it has been difficult. This is a testament to the team’s commitment to ProjectLibre!

SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for ProjectLibre?

ProjectLibre Team: One thing I would never do is to choose a different co-founder. I do all the public facing work for ProjectLibre but Laurent, who leads the development efforts, is truly irreplaceable. We have worked together for many years. Our community is and I am so fortunate that Laurent is passionate about ProjectLibre!

SF: Is there anything else we should know?

ProjectLibre Team: ProjectLibre has made a difference globally with downloads in every corner of the globe. Our user stories inspire us and we are dedicated to ProjectLibre for the long haul. We hope the cloud version of both ProjectLibre and PPMLibre will allow us to accelerate our core mission.

If you have a user story to share, please send it to info@projectlibre.org. We’d love to hear from you!

[ Download ProjectLibre ]

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, March 2, 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 07:08

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


shadowsocks-gui

A fast tunnel proxy that helps you bypass firewalls.
[ Download shadowsocks-gui ]


Shareaza

Shareaza is a 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 ]


PeaZip

PeaZip is a free Zip files utility, providing an unified, natively portable, cross-platform file and archive manager GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX. Create: 7Z, ARC, BZip/GZip, PEA, TAR, WIM, XZ, ZPAQ, ZIP files and more Extract 150+ file types: ACE, CAB, DEB, ISO, RAR, ZIPX and more Features of PeaZip includes extract, create and convert multiple archives at once, create self-extracting archives, split/join files, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hashes, export job definition as script.
[ Download PeaZip ]


K-Meleon

K-Meleon is a fast and customizable Web browser that can be used instead of Internet Explorer on Windows. Powered by the same Gecko engine as the Firefox and Mozilla browsers, K-Meleon provides users with a secure browsing experience.
[ Download K-Meleon ]


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 ]


Hibernate

Hibernate is an Object/Relational Mapper tool. It’s very popular among Java applications and implements the Java Persistence API. Hibernate ORM enables developers to more easily write applications whose data outlives the application process. As an Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) framework, Hibernate is concerned with data persistence as it applies to relational databases (via JDBC).
[ Download Hibernate ]


ConEmu – Windows console with tabs

ConEmu-Maximus5 is a Windows console window enhancement (local terminal emulator), which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable tabbed GUI window with various features. Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager. Today, ConEmu can be used with any other console application or simple GUI tools (like PuTTY for example). ConEmu is an active project and open to suggestions.
[ Download ConEmu - Windows console with tabs ]


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. Alt-F also has a set of comprehensive administering web pages, you don’t need to use the command line to configure it. Besides the built-in software, Alt-F also supports additional packages on disk, including ffp packages, that you can install, update, and uninstall using the administering Web pages.
[ Download Alt-F ]


MediaPortal

MediaPortal turns your PC into a very advanced MediaCenter / HTPC. It allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch and store your videos and DVDs, view, schedule, and record live TV as a digital video recorder and much more.
[ Download MediaPortal ]

Categories: Open Source

March 2015, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – GnuCash

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 07:08

For our March “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected GnuCash, an easy-to-use personal and small-business finance manager with a checkbook like appearance. The GnuCash team shared their thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the GnuCash project please.

GnuCash Team: GnuCash is a personal and small-business, single-user, double-entry bookkeeping software application based on standard accounting principles, with a wide variety of financial and accounting reports to help you get a clear picture of your finances. GnuCash is a mature project with almost twenty years of development and is also a part of the GNU project to build a free software operating system.

SF: What made you start this?

GnuCash Team: GnuCash started as a port of the older X-Accountant software package, with a modern Gtk+ GUI toolkit that runs on GNU/Linux (and others). At the time, a free software accounting program was considered essential to the GNU project.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?

GnuCash Team: Yes, the original vision was to support single users’ accounting needs and this has been achieved.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?

GnuCash Team: Anyone who needs to keep track of their finances, whether it’s a single user, a small business, a charity fundraiser, or anyone that prefers to use a free software solution instead of a commercial or closed-source solution.

SF: What is the need for this personal and small-business -accounting software?

GnuCash Team: If you’ve ever paid taxes, you’ve keenly felt the need for good financial record keeping. If you’ve run a small business, you’ve had to keep detailed records of your business transactions such as invoices, vendors, customers, budgets, etc. GnuCash can help with both personal and small business accounting needs.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using GnuCash?

GnuCash Team: The best way to get the most out of GnuCash is to use it according to the double-entry bookkeeping principles it has been designed for by using the five basic types of accounts, and debits and credits between them, as the building blocks of your financial record-keeping. GnuCash uses your accounting transaction records to build detailed reports of your accounts.

To that end, we have an excellent concept-based guide that walks you through all the accounting activities you can do using GnuCash.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?

GnuCash Team: Our project has a very active user mailing list (gnucash-user@gnucash.org) where both new and experienced users ask questions, swap tips, and help each other. We also have an active developer mailing list (gnucash-devel@gnucash.org) where GnuCash developers collaborate on making improvements to GnuCash. Last year the developers migrated the project repository to the Git version control system to try to lower barriers to entry for potential contributors.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?

GnuCash Team: In our case we have found that stability is important to our community. We ship new features in minor releases about once every three years and bug fixes in micro releases every few months.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?

GnuCash Team: The first big thing probably was the port to Gtk+. There was a lot of excitement at the time. GnuCash was also one of the earliest projects on SourceForge, within the first 150 registered or something like that. The number would have been even lower but we dawdled for a month or two before completing the process.

The port to GTK/Gnome was also when the project name changed based on a popularity poll. Some excellent names were suggested, along with some clunkers like GnoMoney. Somehow GnuCash came out on top. This was circa 1997, meaning SourceForge and GnuCash go back a long way together!

SF: What helped make that happen?

GnuCash Team: The GnuCash team realized that one of the big requirements of a free software desktop, like the emerging GNU/Linux desktop, was a free software accounting package and they helped to bring that vision into reality.

SF: What was the net result for that event?

GnuCash Team: The net result is that anyone looking for a way to manage their finances on free desktop software can now succeed in doing so.

SF: What is the next big thing for GnuCash?

GnuCash Team: The next big step for us is to move to a multi-user architecture so that several people may be able to enter transactions into the same book of accounts simultaneously. This should help small businesses and folks looking to scale up their operations with a free software solution.

SF: How long do you think that will take?

GnuCash Team: The time frame for this is the next several years.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?

GnuCash Team: We have an excellent team of developers who know the code base inside and out but we would love to extend a welcome to  new contributors on the project.

SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for GnuCash?

GnuCash Team: We would not have used the Gtk+ toolkit’s GObject library for writing ‘object-oriented’ code in C.

SF: Why?

GnuCash Team: It ties the internals of GnuCash to the GObject library, which hinders portability.

SF: Any reason you can’t do that now?

GnuCash Team: We are trying to do it now as part of our multi-user architecture effort, but it is a large undertaking and will take time to get right.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?

GnuCash Team: Yes, if you use an Android mobile device, you can record your transactions on the go and import them into GnuCash later. Check out our website to learn more about GnuCash and GnuCash for Android, which is separate from the GnuCash project.

And a big Thank You to SourceForge for continuing to be an indispensable resource for free software projects around the world.

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Project of the Week, February 23, 2015

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 07:08

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

Pentaho
Pentaho tightly couples data integration with business analytics in a modern platform that brings together IT and business users to easily access, visualize, and explore data that impacts business results. Use it as a full suite or as individual components that are accessible on-premise, in the cloud, or on-the-go (mobile). Pentaho Kettle enables IT and developers to access and integrate data from any source, and deliver it to your business applications within an intuitive and easy to use graphical tool.
[ Download Pentaho ]


NamelessROM

NamelessRom is opportunity; an opportunity to have a voice to the development team of the after-market firmware that you run on your device. The main goal of NamelessRom is to provide quality development for android devices, phones, and tablets alike. NamelessRom developers are available nearly 24/7 and respond to bug reports and feature requests almost instantly. This availability will allow you, the end-user, to have direct input into exactly what features and functions are included on the firmware that YOU run.
[ Download NamelessROM ]


Octave Forge

Octave-Forge is a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave. The Octave-Forge packages expand Octave’s core functionality by providing field specific features via Octave’s package system. For example, image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, instrument control, and statistics packages are examples of individual Octave-Forge packages. GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
[ Download Octave Forge ]


Netrunner OS

Welcome to the official Netrunner OS page on Sourceforge. Here you will find the latest releases for download as ISO images.
[ Download Netrunner OS ]


simutrans

Simutrans is a cross-platform simulation game where players try to successfully manage transportation systems between places by land, air, and water for passengers, mail, and goods. Planes, ships, trains, trams, trucks, buses, or monorails are at your disposal but factories operate based on contracts and passengers can only travel to their set destinations.
[ Download simutrans ]


XBian

XBian is a free, Open Source media center distribution for mini computers (currently Raspberry Pi, Solidrun’s CuBox-i/Hummingboard supported). Our slogan is “bleeding edge” as our main focus is delivering the fastest media center solution. We believe that everyone can help make XBian better. Please visit our website for support and if you have suggestions, wishes or contributions, please share them with us!
[ Download XBian ]


PeaZip

PeaZip is a free Zip files utility, providing an unified, natively portable, cross-platform file and archive manager GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX. Create: 7Z, ARC, BZip/GZip, PEA, TAR, WIM, XZ, ZPAQ, ZIP files and more Extract 150+ file types: ACE, CAB, DEB, ISO, RAR, ZIPX and more Features of PeaZip includes extract, create and convert multiple archives at once, create self-extracting archives, split/join files, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hashes, export job definition as script.
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NAS4Free

NAS4Free is an embedded Open Source Storage distribution and supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS, Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports etc. with following protocols: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI, UPnP, Bittorent (initiator and target), Bridge, CARP (Common Address Redundancy Protocol) and HAST (Highly Available Storage). All this can easy be setup by it’s highly configurable WEB interface. NAS4Free can be installed on Compact Flash/USB/SSD media, Hard disk or booted of from a LiveCD with a usb stick.
[ Download NAS4Free ]


TeXstudio – A LaTeX Editor

TeXstudio is a fully featured LaTeX editor. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX documents as easy and comfortable as possible. Some of the outstanding features of TeXstudio are an integrated pdf viewer with (almost) word-level synchronization, live inline preview, advanced syntax-highlighting, live checking of references, citations, latex commands, spelling, and grammar.
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“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – April 2015

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:08

The vote for April 2015 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until March 15, 2014 12:00 UTC.

 

Bodhi Linux
Bodhi is a minimalistic, enlightened Linux desktop.
[ Download Bodhi Linux ]

 

DC++
This is a project aimed at producing a file-sharing and chatting client using the ADC protocol. It also supports connecting to the Direct Connect network.
[ Download DC++ ]

 

Task Coach
Task Coach – Your friendly task manager. Task Coach is a free open source to-do manager. It grew out of frustration about other programs not handling composite tasks well. In addition to flexible composite tasks, Task Coach has grown to include prerequisites, prioritizing, effort tracking, category tags, budgets, notes, and many other features. However, users are not forced to use all these features; Task Coach can be as simple or complex as you need it to be. Task Coach is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux, and there is a companion iOS app.
[ Download Task Coach ]

 

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) ]


simutrans
Simutrans is a cross-platform simulation game where players try to successfully manage transportation systems between places by land, air, and water for passengers, mail, and goods. Planes, ships, trains, trams, trucks, buses, or monorails are at your disposal, but factories operate based on contracts and passengers can only travel to their set destinations.
[ Download simutrans ]


Roundcube Webmail

Roundcube Webmail is a browser-based, multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. Roundcube provides the full functionality you’d expect from an email client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching, and spell check. Roundcube is written in PHP and JavaScript.
[ Download Roundcube Webmail ]


MPC-BE

Media Player Classic – BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. Media Player Classic – BE is based on the original “Media Player Classic” project (Gabest) and “Media Player Classic Home Cinema” project (Casimir666), contains additional features and bug fixes.
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thymeleaf

Thymeleaf is a java web template engine designed for XML/XHTML/HTML5.
[ Download thymeleaf ]

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.
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