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Projects of the Week, October 20, 2014

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 ]

Categories: Open Source

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – December

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 Nov 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

Projects of the Week, October 13, 2014

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

Projects of the Week, October 7, 2014

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 06:08

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

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 – a Software Construction tool

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 - a Software Construction tool ]

ScummVM

ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for many point-and-click adventure games like LucasArts SCUMM games, many of Sierra’s AGI and SCI games, many of Humongous Entertainment’s children’s SCUMM games and more.

[ Download ScummVM ]

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 ]

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 ]

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!

[ Download TenFourFox ]

gnuplot development

gnuplot a portable, multi-platform, command-line driven graphing utility. 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 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 ]

Qubes OS

Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing. Qubes is based on Xen, X Window System, and Linux. It runs most of the Linux applications and uses most of the Linux drivers. In the future it might also run Windows apps.

[ Download Qubes OS ]

Categories: Open Source

October 2014, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Miranda IM

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:08

For our October “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected Miranda IM, an open source, multi-protocol instant messaging client designed to be very light on system resources, extremely fast, and customizable. Project leader, Robert Rainwater, who has been with Miranda IM since 2004, shared his thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SF: Tell me about the Miranda IM project please.

Robert Rainwater (RR): Miranda IM is an instant messenger application created in 2000 by Roland Rabien (FigBug). The motto has always been “Smaller, Faster, Easier”. Today, the application supports communicating over many different services.

SF: What made you start this?

RR: Miranda IM, a clone of ICQ, was created by FigBug. At the time, ICQ was adding features that many folks considered unnecessary. So Miranda ICQ, which was renamed Miranda IM when more protocol support was added, was born with a minimalist design that focused on communicating over ICQ without any unwanted features. I personally came onto the project a few years later and have been the project leader for the last 10 years. My focus has been to continue to make Miranda IM a simple application with the ability to be as configurable as the user wants.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?

RR: I would like to think so. Many people use Miranda IM to communicate with one another daily.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?

RR: Users who want to communicate with other users and still be able to configure their client down to every last detail.

SF: What is the need for this particular instant messaging client?

RR: There are very few desktop clients that allow you to communicate over multiple protocols simultaneously.

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

RR: Install it, play around with it, check out our Add-ons section to modify it, and then go to our forums to find help from other users.

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

RR: Miranda IM gets contributions directly from our community. Without the community there would not be a Miranda IM. We are always looking for ways to help our users as much as possible. Our forums provide a great way for users to get involved with the project directly and help other users. Our Add-ons section provides other developers with a platform that provides customizations directly to Miranda IM users.

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

RR: Creating a huge user base has never been a priority for Miranda IM. We like to release things when we feel like they are stable. The Add-ons site allows other developers to provide updates outside of our release schedule so there is always something happening with the project.

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

RR: Version 0.1.0.0 added plugin support in 2001, which caused the project to explode with customizations. To this day, plugins are Miranda IM’s biggest feature.

SF: What helped make that happen?

RR: An early Miranda’ developer, Richard “Cyreve” Hughes, created this plugin system and it is the basis for the plugin system in use today.

SF: What was the net result for that event?

RR: The ability for non-Miranda IM developers to create their own plugins and customize Miranda IM with their own vision began with the plugin system. It is the reason we offer the Add-ons section to users today.

SF: What is the next big thing for Miranda IM?

RR: Miranda IM has never reached the elusive “1.0″ release after 14 years. Part of this reason is our aversion to roadmaps. We like to think there are no restrictions and timetables for what comes next. This means there is nothing to hold us back for any feature that we want to build. So only time will tell what that is!

SF: What resources do you need to make that happen?

RR: Our main resource is our community!

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

RR: Nothing. Mistakes are how you learn. Without them, there would be nothing to push us forward.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?

RR: I started out a regular user of Miranda and a few years later became the project leader. Don’t be hesitant to get involved in the project. Our users are what make this project active after 14 years!

[ Download Miranda IM ]

Categories: Open Source

October 2014, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – PortableApps

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:08

For our October “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected PortableApps.com, an open source, application launcher that you install directly to your USB or cloud drive and use on any PC. PortableApps.com creator, John Haller, shared his thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SF: Tell me about the PortableApps.com project please.

PortableApps.com is designed to allow Windows apps to move with the user so people can take their own personal PC wherever they go. The apps as well as the platform to manage them (menu, app store, updater, backup, etc.) install portably, without needing to be ‘installed’ within Windows like standard apps. So, you can have all your own apps with all your own settings, customizations, email, bookmarks, passwords and more on your local machine, in a synced cloud drive, or on a portable device like a flash drive or external hard drive. They continue to work wherever you do on any Windows machine, as well as within Wine on Linux/BSD and Wine derivatives on Mac OS X.

SF: What made you start this?

It started a bit by accident when some users noticed that Firefox had a setting to point it to a specific location for its profile back in 2004. Someone else wondered if that could be used to run it from a flash drive. I packaged it up and made it available on my personal site and “Portable Firefox”, the first modern portable app, was born.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?

It has and then some. But we’ve been growing the vision along with the project over the years. Today, we’ve grown to include local installs for users who want an easy way to keep their apps and data independent of Windows, as well as cloud drive installs for users moving between machines or wanting to keep everything backed up all the time.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?

The apps and management platform can benefit all kinds of users. We’d originally envisioned it helping students as they moved between classes but it quickly grew to include travelers, military personnel, teachers, office workers, and others who wanted a complete PC on a flash drive as a backup.

SF: What is the need for this particular portable app sharing platform?

PortableApps.com is the world’s largest portable software project thanks to our developers and users. In addition to assisting the users, we’ve helped expose smaller apps to wider audiences and gotten more folks involved in open source software. We’ve even helped a couple of our developers get into college and land their first jobs. We’re expanding to make it even easier to portablize apps and have publishers get their apps to users, to make it easier for users to share the apps they love.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using PortableApps.com?

The easiest way to get started is to download the PortableApps.com Platform. It lets you setup a portable software environment on a local, cloud, or portable drive with an easy installer. From there, you can automatically download all the apps you need as well as the tools to package your own apps, help test the apps we’re working on, and contribute translations, all within your portable environment. We also keep complete documentation on the tools within our Developer section on the website. And if you need help packaging an app or getting things working, we have nearly 200,000 users in our online forums as well as live chat within your browser or IRC.

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

We’ve found that having transparency and allowing wider participation helps a lot when growing a community. Providing means to keep in touch like mailing lists, wiki pages on the website that all developers can update, and other participation tools. Listening to your users, translators, and contributors is important with any community but it’s even more so within open source projects. We’re expanding to include better source management tools and writing custom conversion tools (all open source, of course) to enable our translators to use online collaboration and translation tools because they’ve told us that that’s what works best for them.

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

Release early, release often is a mantra within open source and startup communities for a reason. It helps keep users, testers, developers, and translators engaged. We’ve had some periods of time over the last decade when we’ve held back on releases to make them bigger, with more of a wow factor, to generate more buzz. But it’s often been a mistake because, even if we publish the code and the plans, it disengages users and contributors. So, frequent betas to get new features out, bug fixes in, and new translations reviewed are key. And frequent stable releases, without being often enough to bug a user looking for a nice stable app, pair well with that.

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

Our first big thing was hitting the front page of Slashdot (aka getting “Slashdotted”). This was back when the apps were hosted on JohnHaller.com and it took my web server out pretty quickly. After that, we got “Dugg” as well (hitting the front page of Digg).

SF: What helped make that happen?

I think creating a tool that helped people both work and play that was useful to them. I hadn’t promoted it at the time other than posting about it back on the mozillazine forums looking for testers.

SF: What was the net result for that event?

The Slashdot and Digg postings helped generate enough interest to build a wider community and it’s been growing ever since.

SF: What is the next big thing for PortableApps.com?

The next big thing is twofold. First is to improve OS integration to the point that PortableApps.com can become the user’s main way to interface with all their apps. The second is adding in another tier of services so that users who like the product can help support the hosting, bandwidth, and development costs on an ongoing basis with a payment or subscription. This will help ensure that PortableApps.com keeps growing for the next 10 years. In the same vein, we’ll be debuting an online app store for commercial software so that users can use their favorite commercial apps alongside their open source and freeware apps. Open source fans can always set it to only show open source apps, of course.

SF: How long do you think that will take?

We’ve already partially completed setting up an infrastructure for a paid bandwidth tier for faster downloads around the world. We’re also exploring making cloud storage and online backup available directly to users from within the platform. We hope to roll out the first test releases for interested users by the end of the year. OS integration is improving with each release as well.

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

We have some of them, but adding in the supported services is a way for us to get more resources to make the portable software experience better for everyone.

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

There are two things I’d do differently. First, I’d shut up and listen more. Second, I’d start working on a plan for financial self-sufficiency immediately.

SF: Why?

Because working with a community of people from all over the world who speak different languages and who have different technical and cultural experiences amounts to different expectations, which is different than just making an app in your living room. It took me a few years early on to realize how much users, developers, testers, and translators bring to the table by and how difficult it is to make all that expertise, passion, and wants/needs gel into a coherent plan. It was a humbling experience but well worth it.

Also, I’d originally started PortableApps as a hobby, so its growth, along with the need for funds, bandwidth, servers, etc., was always one step ahead of us. Planning for self-sufficiency and future financial needs makes sense for any project that wants to be around even just a few years from when they start.

SF: Any reason you can’t do that now?

We are!

SF: Is there anything else we should know?

We’re very proud of our past accomplishments and optimistic about our future. We’re always looking for more developers, testers, and translators to join our team. And we need users, of course. Some of the best ideas start with someone using one of our tools and thinking “it would be even better if I could…”

I’d also like to express my gratitude to SourceForge for hosting us for all these years. We’re one of the top projects and all that bandwidth and exposure has helped grow the community we have today.

On behalf of everyone at PortableApps.com, we’re honored to be the SourceForge Project of the Month and we’re always happy when our work is appreciated. Thank you!

[ Download PortableApps.com ]

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, September 29, 2014

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:08

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

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 ]

TYPO3 Content Management Framework

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 Content Management Framework ]

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. Compatible With Windows Vista x64, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8/8.x OS. Cyberfox uses windows 8 SDK.

[ Download Cyberfox ]

Ultimate Edition

Ultimate Edition Linux, previously “Ubuntu Ultimate Edition” is an Ubuntu remix for both new and experienced Linux sophisticates. We cater to a large base of *nix users including, but certainly not limited to gamers & low resource computers. We have a Ultimate Edition for virtually any user.

[ Download Ultimate Edition ]

gnuplot development

gnuplot a portable, multi-platform, command-line driven graphing utility. 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 ]

D-Fend Reloaded

D-Fend Reloaded is a graphical environment for DOSBox. D-Fend Reloaded is a successor of the discontinued D-Fend. Both environments look alike and D-Fend Reloaded contains all features of D-Fend. Even the D-Fend config files can be used.

[ Download D-Fend Reloaded ]

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 ]

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 ]

Categories: Open Source

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – November

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:40

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

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

Ares Galaxy

Ares Galaxy is a free, open source BitTorrent and chat program that uses its own decentralized supernode/leaf network. Ares Galaxy has a simple, quick access interface with a built in audio/video viewer. Ares allows you to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares’ peer-to-peer (P2P) network.

[ Download Ares Galaxy ]

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. We are 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars.

[ Download Media Player Classic Home Cinema ]

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 ]

Ubuntuzilla

The Ubuntuzilla project hosts an APT repository with .deb repacks of the latest official release versions of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla SeaMonkey, and Mozilla Thunderbird. The repository should work on any APT-based distribution, including Ubuntu and Debian descendants. Although the project was born on Ubuntu forums, it is not really specific to Ubuntu.

[ Download Ubuntuzilla ]

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 has a set of comprehensive administering web pages so you don’t need to use the command line to configure it. And Alt-F also supports additional packages on disk, including ffp packages, which you can install, update, and uninstall using the administering web pages.

[ Download Alt-F ]


PocketMine-MP

PocketMine-MP is the server software for Minecraft Pocket Edition. It has support for plugins to extend it and add new features or change default ones. The entire server is done in PHP, and has been tested, profiled, and optimized to run smoothly. It is available on Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, and iOS.

[ Download
PocketMine-MP
]


PDF Split and Merge

PDF Split and Merge (PDFsam) is an easy-to-use tool with graphical and command line interfaces to split, merge, mix, and rotate your PDF documents.

[ Download PDF Split and Merge ]


usm

Usm is a unified slackware package manager that handles automatic dependency resolution. It unifies various package repositories including slackware, slacky, ponce, salix, and alien. It also supports slackbuilds.org and will build from source.

[ Download usm ]

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, September 22, 2014

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:30

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

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 ]

ScummVM

ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for many point-and-click adventure games like LucasArts SCUMM games, many of Sierra’s AGI and SCI games, many of Humongous Entertainment’s children’s SCUMM games, and more.

[ Download ScummVM ]

winPenPack: Portable Software Collection

winPenPack is a project that 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. Everything you need, completely free, open source, and portable!

[ Download winPenPack: Portable Software Collection ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

PocketMine-MP

PocketMine-MP is the server software for Minecraft: Pocket Edition. It has support for Plugins to extend it and add new features, or change default ones. The entire server is done in PHP, and has been tested, profiled, and optimized to run smoothly. It is available on Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, and iOS.

[ Download PocketMine-MP ]

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. Compatible With Windows Vista x64, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8/8.x OS. Cyberfox uses windows 8 SDK.

[ Download Cyberfox ]

XBian

XBian is a small, fast, and lightweight media center distro for the Raspberry Pi, based on a minimal Raspbian image. Our slogan is “XBMC on Raspberry Pi, the bleeding edge” as our main focus is delivering the fastest XBMC solution for the Raspberry Pi.

[ Download XBian ]

Categories: Open Source

Announcing Tux Paint Upgrade!

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:58

Tux Paint drawing software for children, boasts new tools, more languages, and improved accessibility!

Thanks to the efforts of nearly 170 contributors worldwide, Tux Paint 0.9.22 offers 14 new magic tools, 40 new template pictures, nearly 200 new stamps, support for SVG and KidPix templates, and an enhanced text tool. It also features accessibility improvements, including keyboard and joystick pointer controls, and an on-screen keyboard.

Tux Paint always benefits from localization support by volunteers from around the world and version 0.9.22 is no exception, incorporating translations to 32 new languages: six from Europe, over a dozen from the Indian continent, nine from Africa, as well as Armenian, Persian, Sudanese, and the Canadian Inuit language of Inuktitut. Updates were also made to the 90 languages Tux Paint already supports.

Tux Paint is available for Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, Fedora Linux, and as source code. Updates for Apple Mac OS X, Debian Linux, and Ubuntu are in development.


[ Download Tux Paint ]

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, September 15, 2014

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 21:30

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

usm

Usm is a unified slackware package manager that handles automatic dependency resolution. It unifies various package repositories including slackware, slacky, ponce, salix and alien. It also supports slackbuilds.org and will build from source.

[ Download usm ]

PostInstallerF

PostInstallerF will install all the software that Fedora doesn’t include by default, after running Fedora for the first time. It’s easy for a new user. PostInstallerF contains everything that you need for your daily computing.

[ Download PostInstallerF ]

OS X Portable Applications

OS X FOSS applications that are packaged as portables to carry around on a USB thumb drive, an iPod, a portable hard drive, a memory card, etc.

[ Download OS X Portable Applications ]

PDF Split and Merge

PDF Split and Merge is an easy-to-use tool with graphical and command line interfaces to spit, merge, mix, and rotate your PDF documents.

[ Download PDF Split and Merge ]

ScummVM

ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for many point-and-click adventure games like LucasArts SCUMM games, many of Sierra’s AGI and SCI games, many of Humongous Entertainment’s children’s SCUMM games and more.

[ Download ScummVM ]

TV-Browser – A free EPG

TV-Browser is a java-based TV guide, which can be easily extended with lots of plugins. It is designed to look like your paper TV guide.

[ Download TV-Browser - A free EPG ]

collectl

Collectl is a lightweight performance-monitoring tool capable of reporting interactively as well as logging to disk. It reports statistics on CPU, disk, infiniband, lustre, memory, network, nfs, process, quadrics, slabs and more in easy to read format.

[ Download collectl ]

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 ]

winPenPack: Portable Software Collection

winPenPack is a project that 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. Everything you need, completely free, open source and portable!

[ Download winPenPack: Portable Software Collection ]

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, September 8, 2014

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:12

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

Ares Galaxy

Ares Galaxy is a free, open source BitTorrent and chat program that uses its own decentralized supernode/leaf network. Ares Galaxy has a simple, quick access interface with a built in audio/video viewer. Ares allows you to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares’ peer-to-peer (P2P) network.

[ Download Ares Galaxy ]

7-Zip

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don’t need to register or pay for 7-Zip. 7-Zip works for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000, NT, ME, and 98. And there is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.

[ Download 7-Zip ]

PortableApps

PortableApps.com is the world’s most popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite software with you. A fully open source and free platform, it works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc). With millions of users all over the world and a full collection of open source software (as well as freeware and commercial software), PortableApps.com is the most complete solution for life on the go.

[ Download PortableApps ]

Ubuntuzilla: Mozilla Software Installer

An APT repository hosting the Mozilla builds of the latest official releases of Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey. Do not manually download the files – read the website, http://ubuntuzilla.sourceforge.net for instructions on using the repository.

[ Download Ubuntuzilla: Mozilla Software Installer ]

Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice (formerly known as OpenOffice.org) is an open-source office productivity software suite containing word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, formula editor, and database management applications. OpenOffice is available in many languages, works on all common computers, stores data in ODF (the international open standard format), and is able to read and write files in other formats.

[ Download Apache OpenOffice ]

MinGW – Minimalist GNU for Windows

A native Windows port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), with freely distributable import libraries and header files for building native Windows applications; includes extensions to the MSVC runtime to support C99 functionality. All of MinGW’s software will execute on the 64bit Windows platforms.

[ Download MinGW - Minimalist GNU for Windows ]

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. SMPlayer also lets you play Youtube videos or download subtitles.

[ Download SMPlayer ]

FileZilla

FileZilla is a cross-platform FTP, SFTP, and FTPS client with a vast list of features, which supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and more. FileZilla’s dynamic tools help you move files between your local machine and your Web site’s server effortlessly. For example, Filezilla lets you compare your files with in-directory server files to manage file syncing. You can also tab browse between servers and transfer files to them simultaneously, and edit server files on the go.

[ Download FileZilla ]

Quite Universal Circuit Simulator

Qucs is a circuit simulator with graphical user interface. The software aims to support all kinds of circuit simulation types (e.g. DC, AC, S-Parameter, transient, noise, and harmonic balance analysis). Pure digital simulations are also supported.

[ Download Quite Universal Circuit Simulator ]

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, September 1, 2014

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:35

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

Ares Galaxy

Ares Galaxy is a free, open source BitTorrent and chat program that uses its own decentralized supernode/leaf network. Ares Galaxy has a simple, quick access interface with a built in audio/video viewer. Ares allows you to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares’ peer-to-peer (P2P) network.

[ Download Ares Galaxy ]

7-Zip

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don’t need to register or pay for 7-Zip. 7-Zip works for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000, NT, ME, and 98. And there is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.

[ Download 7-Zip ]

PortableApps

PortableApps.com is the world’s most popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite software with you. A fully open source and free platform, it works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc). With millions of users all over the world and a full collection of open source software (as well as freeware and commercial software), PortableApps.com is the most complete solution for life on the go.

[ Download PortableApps ]

Ubuntuzilla: Mozilla Software Installer

An APT repository hosting the Mozilla builds of the latest official releases of Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey. Do not manually download the files – read the website, http://ubuntuzilla.sourceforge.net for instructions on using the repository.

[ Download Ubuntuzilla: Mozilla Software Installer ]

Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice (formerly known as OpenOffice.org) is an open-source office productivity software suite containing word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, formula editor, and database management applications. OpenOffice is available in many languages, works on all common computers, stores data in ODF (the international open standard format), and is able to read and write files in other formats.

[ Download Apache OpenOffice ]

corefonts

Core fonts for the Web was a 1996 Microsoft project to create a standard font pack for the Internet. These TrueType font formats are packaged as executable files (.exe) for Microsoft Windows and in BinHexed Stuff-It archives (.sit.hqx) for Macintosh. These packages are still published as freeware under a proprietary license imposing some restrictions on usage and distribution.

[ Download corefonts ]

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. We are 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars.

[ Download Media Player Classic Home Cinema ]

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. SMPlayer also lets you play Youtube videos or download subtitles.

[ Download SMPlayer ]

FileZilla

FileZilla is a cross-platform FTP, SFTP, and FTPS client with a vast list of features, which supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and more. FileZilla’s dynamic tools help you move files between your local machine and your Web site’s server effortlessly. For example, Filezilla lets you compare your files with in-directory server files to manage file syncing. You can also tab browse between servers and transfer files to them simultaneously, and edit server files on the go.

[ Download FileZilla ]

Categories: Open Source

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – October

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:30

The vote for October 2014 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until Oct 24, 2014 12:00 UTC:

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

Ares Galaxy

Ares Galaxy is a free, open source BitTorrent and chat program that uses its own decentralized supernode/leaf network. Ares Galaxy has a simple, quick access interface with a built in audio/video viewer. Ares allows you to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares’ peer-to-peer (P2P) network.

[ Download Ares Galaxy ]

7-Zip

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don’t need to register or pay for 7-Zip. 7-Zip works for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000, NT, ME, and 98. And there is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.

[ Download 7-Zip ]

PortableApps

PortableApps.com is the world’s most popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite software with you. A fully open source and free platform, it works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc). With millions of users all over the world and a full collection of open source software (as well as freeware and commercial software), PortableApps.com is the most complete solution for life on the go.

[ Download PortableApps ]

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. We are 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars.

[ Download Media Player Classic Home Cinema ]

Wireless Universal Resource File

WURFL detects thousands of types of mobile devices accessing your web service to help you optimize mobile web content, effectively deliver advertisements, and analyze mobile traffic. It also reads HTTP requests from mobile browsers and search the Device Description Repository (DDR) for the corresponding device properties (i.e. capabilities). WURFL returns device capabilities to your application, which can leverage this knowledge to optimize the mobile experience.

[ Download Wireless Universal Resource File ]

Octave Forge

GNU Octave is a programming language for numerical computations. Octave-Forge is a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave. The Octave Forge packages contains the source for all the functions and are designed to work with the Octave package system. In general the packages are designed to work with the latest development version of Octave, but it should be possible to use most packages with earlier versions.

[ Download Octave Forge ]

Clam AntiVirus

ClamAV is an open source (GPL) antivirus engine designed for detecting Trojans, viruses, malware and other malicious threats. It is the de facto standard for mail gateway scanning. It provides a high performance mutli-threaded scanning daemon, command line utilities for on demand file scanning, and an intelligent tool for automatic signature updates. The core ClamAV library provides numerous file format detection mechanisms, file unpacking support, archive support, and multiple signature languages for detecting threats. The core ClamAV library is utilized in Immunet 3.0, powered by ClamAV, which is a fast, fully featured Desktop AV solution for Windows.

[ Download Clam AntiVirus ]

TurnKey Linux

Turnkey GNU/Linux is a free Debian based library of system images that pre-integrates and polishes the best free software components into secure, easy to use solutions. TurnKey was started in 2008 by Alon Swartz and Liraz Siri who were inspired by a belief in the democratizing power of free software, like science, to promote the progress of a free & humane society. Without the freedom to freely distribute, tinker and learn from free software the Internet as we know it would not exist. Free software is the silent, often invisible power behind the greatest technological marvel of our era.

[ TurnKey Linux ]

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. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles.

[ Download SMPlayer ]

Categories: Open Source

September 2014, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – OpenMediaVault

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:37

For our September “Community Choice” Project of the Month, we elected OpenMediaVault (OMV), a next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux, which contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client, and many more. The project manager, Volker Theile, who began OMV in 2009, shared his thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the OpenMediaVault project please.
Volker Theile (VT): OMV is an open source network attached storage (NAS) solution. It is designed to be used without deep knowledge of the software and the operation system. The user should be able to install and use it within minutes and with minimal configuration options, OMV is not a Webmin replacement. The core system provides some default services like FTP, CIFS/SMB, NFS or RSync and can be enhanced via plugins.

SF: What made you start this project?
VT: I wanted to develop a software solution that allows me to easily set up a NAS in my home network. During my time as the project leader and main developer of the FreeNAS project, I realized that the code base couldn’t fulfill the plans and vision I had for the software.

For example, it was not possible to easily integrate a plugin infrastructure. Additionally I was unhappy with the package maintenance, too much time was wasted with compiling and stripping down software components. Then I decided to recode the whole project with Debian GNU/Linux, which was not desirable to the FreeNAS community, where I had contributed since 2006, so I started OpenMediaVault in 2009.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
VT: The foundation for my original vision will be achieved with OMV 1.0, which will be released soon. But new ideas are already being born during this time so there is a continuous flow of work.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
VT: Users who do not have the knowledge, skills, or time to set up a NAS and all its services on their own will benefit the most.

SF: What is the need for this particular network attached storage solution?
VT: In my opinion all existing solutions out there are too big and complex, or provide features that are unnecessary for a normal/casual user. Because of that OMV is reduced to its main purpose, to be a NAS. In addition it is free and can be used on nearly any hardware that is supported by Debian GNU/Linux.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using OpenMediaVault?
VT: Thanks to the Debian project, users have access to thousand additional software packages, even if they are not fully integrated into the Web GUI or the system back end as is the case with OMV plugins, which allow the them to customize the system to their needs. OMV uses shell scripts to generate system and service configuration files. These scripts can be customized via environment variables when the default values do not fit the user’s needs. Since OMV tries to respect Debian rules and use a Debian infrastructure when possible, power users expand the software’s potential through customization. Nevertheless, our default configuration helps anyone get results without deep knowledge.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?
VT: Continuous software improvements, bug fixes that address the users’ wishes, and forum moderators who help solve real everyday issues build up our community. I’d also like to single out the translators who help translate the Web GUI and other system parts into various languages.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?
VT: I am not sure but I assume that more frequent minor releases give users a feeling that the project is alive, which might help propel them towards using OMV.

SF: What is the next big thing for OpenMediaVault?
VT: The release of version 1.0.

SF: How long do you think that will take?
VT: The release date is set for the near future.

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

SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for OpenMediaVault?
VT: Using a more powerful database backend for the configuration.

SF: Why?
VT: So we can implement the configuration restore feature which is badly missing at the moment.

SF: Any reason you can’t do that now?
VT: We want to keep backward compatibility and not loose all of our existing plugins.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?
VT: I am presently working on ideas how to implement the missing configuration restore feature!

[ Download OpenMediaVault ]

Categories: Open Source

September 2014, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – PDF Split and Merge

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:32

For our September “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected PDF Split and Merge (PDFsam), an easy-to-use tool with graphical and command line interfaces to split, merge, mix, and rotate your PDF documents. One of the project’s managers, Andrea Vacondio, who has been with PDF Split and Merge since 2005, shared his thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the PDFsam project please.
Andrea Vacondio (AV): PDFsam is an open source desktop utility I started developing in 2005. Its original purpose was to help users performing a simple split and merge on PDF documents but it grew quite a lot from there. Now it provides a comprehensive set of features.

SF: What made you start this?
AV: I wanted to practice my Java developer skills and I remembered that few years before I could not find a free, open source utility to merge my bachelor degree thesis. I soon found there was already an open source Java library called iText providing a PDF manipulations API. Developing a user interface over the iText library seemed like a reasonable task to exercise my Java knowledge.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
AV: Sure, PDFsam is now used by thousands of people every day and I keep working on it.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
AV: Occasional users, students needing to organize their notes, users dealing with digital documents (payslips, taxes forms, etc). We all have to deal with PDF documents in some way and PDFsam makes it a little easier.

SF: What is the need for this particular split and merge tool?
AV: PDF editors are often commercial and cumbersome. PDFsam is simple, multi platform, and it doesn’t require any training or documentation. It is not supposed to replace a full fledged PDF editor but it usually fits situations when the purchase of a commercial solution is not justified. A student trying to merge together all their physics class notes, an avid reader trying to extract few chapters from their e-books, the accountant sending your tax declaration upside down are just few examples where PDFsam shines.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using PDFsam?
AV: Read the features list but don’t expect it to do things it is not supposed to; it is not a replacement for other famous commercial products but it often helps.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?
AV: We have a forum where users can ask questions or suggest features and we try to reply to every single post. Most of the PDFsam features, except for the original split and merge, came from users suggestions from real use cases.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?
AV: Unfortunately, I never managed to find the time for short release cycles. PDFsam has been a “spare time” project for long and releases come when I have time to implement new features, it all depends on how busy my week is.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?
AV: A French magazine wrote an article about PDFsam.

SF: What helped make that happen?
AV: People started using PDFsam and the voice spread, despite a limited set of features at that time. It was super easy to use and, like I said, we all have to deal with the PDF format.

SF: What was the net result for that event?
AV: PDFsam gained visibility and I realized it wasn’t something just for my entertainment because people were actually using it.

SF: What is the next big thing for PDFsam?
AV: PDFsam v3, the upcoming new release. I am completely rewriting it with eight years of experience, using some updated libraries, new technologies, and adding more functionality. I hope it grows into a sustainable business so I can dedicate more time to it and make it a more professional tool.

SF: How long do you think that will take?
AV: The first milestone release available to the public should be ready this Fall sometime.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?
AV: Kind of. Some time ago I quit my daily job as software developer to be able to work on my personal projects, PDFsam tops the list. It’s a gamble but I think PDFsam v3 has the potential to grow into something professional and sustainable. If I am wrong I will go back to my traditional software developer job and PDFsam will remain a “spare time project”.

SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for PDFsam?
AV: Probably nothing.

SF: Why?
AV: PDFsam and its satellite projects have been my playground for a while where I could experiment with things I couldn’t try at work. They helped me to grow as a developer and I am very happy with my career path, I wouldn’t change anything of it.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?
AV: Thanks to PDFsam I switched from a FOSS user to a developer. This made me realize just how much effort goes into creating open source tools.

So, don’t be shy, user support and feedback is extremely important to us, a message, a dollar, a tweet, a thumbs up, a polite criticism, everything adds up to keep we developers motivated. In the end, this helps us deliver better software to the open source community.

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, August 25, 2014

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:00

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

Ares Galaxy

Ares Galaxy is a free, open source BitTorrent and chat program that uses its own decentralized supernode/leaf network. Ares Galaxy has a simple, quick access interface with a built in audio/video viewer. Ares allows you to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares’ peer-to-peer (P2P) network.

[ Download Ares Galaxy ]

7-Zip

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don’t need to register or pay for 7-Zip. 7-Zip works for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000, NT, ME, and 98. And there is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.

[ Download 7-Zip ]

PortableApps

PortableApps.com is the world’s most popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite software with you. A fully open source and free platform, it works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc). With millions of users all over the world and a full collection of open source software (as well as freeware and commercial software), PortableApps.com is the most complete solution for life on the go.

[ Download PortableApps ]

Notepad++

Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

[ Download Notepad++ ]

MinGW – Minimalist GNU for Windows

A native Windows port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), with freely distributable import libraries and header files for building native Windows applications; includes extensions to the MSVC runtime to support C99 functionality. All of MinGW’s software will execute on the 64bit Windows platforms.

[ Download MinGW - Minimalist GNU for Windows ]

Ubuntuzilla: Mozilla Software Installer

An APT repository hosting the Mozilla builds of the latest official releases of Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey. Do not manually download the files – read the website, http://ubuntuzilla.sourceforge.net for instructions on using the repository.

[ Download Ubuntuzilla: Mozilla Software Installer ]

Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice (formerly known as OpenOffice.org) is an open-source office productivity software suite containing word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, formula editor, and database management applications. OpenOffice is available in many languages, works on all common computers, stores data in ODF (the international open standard format), and is able to read and write files in other formats.

[ Download Apache OpenOffice ]

Bitcoin

Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks to manage transactions. Bitcoins are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source, meaning the design is public, so nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part. Because of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows for exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system.

[ Download Bitcoin ]

corefonts

Core fonts for the Web was a 1996 Microsoft project to create a standard font pack for the Internet. These TrueType font formats are packaged as executable files (.exe) for Microsoft Windows and in BinHexed Stuff-It archives (.sit.hqx) for Macintosh. These packages are still published as freeware under a proprietary license imposing some restrictions on usage and distribution.

[ Download corefonts ]

 

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, August 18, 2014

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:04

Here are the projects that we’re featuring this week on the front page of SourceForge.net:

Ares Galaxy

Ares Galaxy is a free, open source BitTorrent and chat program that uses its own decentralized supernode/leaf network. Ares Galaxy has a simple, quick access interface with a built in audio/video viewer. Ares allows you to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares’ peer-to-peer (P2P) network.

[ Download Ares Galaxy ]

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. We are 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars.

[ Download Media Player Classic Home Cinema ]

7-Zip

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don’t need to register or pay for 7-Zip. 7-Zip works for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000, NT, ME, and 98. And there is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.

[ Download 7-Zip ]

PortableApps

PortableApps.com is the world’s most popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite software with you. A fully open source and free platform, it works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc). With millions of users all over the world and a full collection of open source software (as well as freeware and commercial software), PortableApps.com is the most complete solution for life on the go.

[ Download PortableApps ]

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 ]

Notepad++

Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

[ Download Notepad++ ]

MinGW – Minimalist GNU for Windows

A native Windows port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), with freely distributable import libraries and header files for building native Windows applications; includes extensions to the MSVC runtime to support C99 functionality. All of MinGW’s software will execute on the 64bit Windows platforms.

[ Download MinGW - Minimalist GNU for Windows ]

Ubuntuzilla: Mozilla Software Installer

An APT repository hosting the Mozilla builds of the latest official releases of Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey. Do not manually download the files – read the website, http://ubuntuzilla.sourceforge.net for instructions on using the repository.

[ Download Ubuntuzilla: Mozilla Software Installer ]

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. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles.

[ Download SMPlayer ]

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, August 11, 2014

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:35

Here are the projects that we’re featuring this week on the front page of SourceForge.net:

Apache OpenOffice Extensions

The official catalog of Apache OpenOffice extensions. You’ll find extensions ranging from dictionaries to tools to import PDF files and to connect with external databases. Extensions can improve your productivity, and are easy to use.

[ Download Apache OpenOffice Extensions ]

XOOPS

XOOPS is one of world’s leading open source CMS and portal systems, written in PHP for the MySQL database. Its object orientation makes it an ideal tool for developing small or large community websites, intra company and corporate portals, weblogs and much more.

[ Download XOOPS ]

CMDBuild

CMDBuild is the most flexible software to configure a custom database of assets (CMDB stands for “Configuration and Data Base Management”) and design related workflow processes. The purpose is to let operators have full control of the assets, knowing their composition, location, functional relations and the changes over time. CMDBuild allows you to design ITIL compliant workflows.

[ Download CMDBuild ]

PortableApps

PortableApps.com is the world’s most popular portable software solution allowing you to take your favorite software with you. A fully open source and free platform, it works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc). With millions of users all over the world and a full collection of open source software (as well as freeware and commercial software), PortableApps.com is the most complete solution for life on the go.

[ Download PortableApps ]

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 ]

Filezilla

FileZilla is a (GPL-GNU) cross-platform FTP, SFTP, and FTPS file management tool that supports Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. FileZilla’s dynamic tools help you move files between your local machine and your Web site’s server effortlessly. For example, Filezilla lets you compare your files with in-directory server files to manage file syncing. You can also tab browse between servers and transfer files to them simultaneously, as well as edit server files on the go. And Filezilla is available in 47 languages worldwide!

[ Download Filezilla ]

Wireless Universal Resource File

WURFL detects thousands of types of mobile devices accessing your web service to help you optimize mobile web content, effectively deliver advertisements, and analyze mobile traffic. It also reads HTTP requests from mobile browsers and search the Device Description Repository (DDR) for the corresponding device properties (i.e. capabilities). WURFL returns device capabilities to your application, which can leverage this knowledge to optimize the mobile experience.

[ Download Wireless Universal Resource File ]

Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice (formerly known as OpenOffice.org) is an open-source office productivity software suite containing word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, formula editor, and database management applications. OpenOffice is available in many languages, works on all common computers, stores data in ODF (the international open standard format), and is able to read and write files in other formats.

[ Download Apache OpenOffice ]

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. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles.

[ Download SMPlayer ]

Categories: Open Source

Announcing New Editor’s Reviews

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 00:05

The Community Team is proud to announce it’s newest feature, designed to enhance your project’s summary pages and help visitors quickly decide if your software fits their needs, the “Editor’s Review”.

Managed by our Community Team and it’s senior editor, the review includes editorial commentary, complete with top features, pros and cons, images, and eventually a short video preview.

For example, we’ve already prepared the editor’s reviews for Bonitasoft, Firefox, and Chrome.

Although this effort will take time fully implement, we want you to know that it is a top priority. So if you have any ideas to help us to improve these reviews further or any questions, let us know.

This is our way of saying thanks for being a part of the SourceForge community!

Categories: Open Source