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Projects of the Week, April 24, 2017

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 05:22

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

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 ]


Jaspersoft Studio

Jaspersoft® Studio is editing software for JasperReports®. It will help you design and run report templates; build report queries; write complex expressions; layout components like 50+ types of charts, maps, tables, crosstabs, custom visualisations. It integrates JasperReports® Server to create powerful report workflows. You can build documents of any complexity from your data. Print-ready PDFs to interactive dynamic HTML with navigation inside or outside the report. High quality PowerPoint, RTF, Word, spreadsheet documents or raw CSV, JSON, or XML. It’s not difficult to build custom exporter to suit any need. Different types of data sources are accessible, big data, CSV, Hibernate, Jaspersoft Domain, JavaBeans, JDBC, JSON, NoSQL, XML, or custom data source. Available as an Eclipse plug-in or a standalone application, it comes in two editions: Community and Professional. The Professional edition includes additional features, maps, advanced HTML5 charts and professional support.
[ Download Jaspersoft Studio ]


KaOSx

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


MateriAppsLive

[ Download MateriAppsLive ]


Super Grub2 Disk

Super GRUB2 Disk helps you to boot into most any Operating System (OS) even if you cannot boot into it by normal means.
[ Download Super Grub2 Disk ]


Miranda IM

Miranda IM is an open source, multi-protocol instant messaging client designed to be very light on system resources, extremely fast and customizable. A powerful plugin-based architecture make Miranda IM one of the most flexible clients on the planet.
[ Download Miranda IM ]


Oolite
oolite

Oolite is a free and open source space trading and combat simulation game where you are the pilot of a spacecraft capable of interstellar travel. Inspired by the classic 8-bit game Elite, it features many similar aspects of gameplay. You can travel to different planetary systems, encounter challenges and embark on missions in a quest for wealth and glory.

Oolite runs on Mac OS X (10.6 or later), Windows (XP or later), and Linux, and does not require the latest hardware except for certain expansion packs. Powered by Objective-C and OpenGL, it is designed as a small game that users can easily pick up, modify and expand.
[ Download Oolite ]


matplotlib

Matplotlib is a python library for making publication quality plots using a syntax familiar to MATLAB users. Matplotlib uses numpy for numerics. Output formats include PDF, Postscript, SVG, and PNG, as well as screen display. As of matplotlib version 1.5, we are no longer making file releases available on SourceForge. Please visit http://matplotlib.org/users/installing.html for help obtaining matplotlib.
[ Download matplotlib ]


Battle for Wesnoth

The Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures.
[ Download Battle for Wesnoth ]

Categories: Open Source

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – June 2017

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 05:25

The vote for June 2017 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until May 15, 2017 12:00 UTC.


ShanaEncoder

ShanaEncoder is an audio/video encoding program based on FFmpeg. Main Features – Both beginners and professionals can easily use the ShanaEncoder. – Fast encoding speed and quality of professional. – Closed caption, subtitle overlay, logo, crop, segment, etc… ShanaEncoder provides many features. – Support for H.264(High 10) decoding/encoding. – Support for unicode Source: https://shana.pe.kr/ffmpeg
[ Download ShanaEncoder ]


Jaspersoft Studio

Jaspersoft® Studio is editing software for JasperReports®. It will help you design and run report templates; build report queries; write complex expressions; layout components like 50+ types of charts, maps, tables, crosstabs, custom visualisations. It integrates JasperReports® Server to create powerful report workflows. You can build documents of any complexity from your data. Print-ready PDFs to interactive dynamic HTML with navigation inside or outside the report. High quality PowerPoint, RTF, Word, spreadsheet documents or raw CSV, JSON, or XML. It’s not difficult to build custom exporter to suit any need. Different types of data sources are accessible, big data, CSV, Hibernate, Jaspersoft Domain, JavaBeans, JDBC, JSON, NoSQL, XML, or custom data source. Available as an Eclipse plug-in or a standalone application, it comes in two editions: Community and Professional. The Professional edition includes additional features, maps, advanced HTML5 charts and professional support.
[ Download Jaspersoft Studio ]


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 ]


MakuluLinux

Makululinux Hybrid Based, provides a Sleek, Smooth and Stable user experience that is able to run on any computer from old to new, from netbooks to notebooks, desktops to server stations. Makulu provides software and codec’s pre-installed on the OS, to provide an out of the box experience for the end user and his day to day tasks. Feel free to Join us in our Live Chat Room : https://discord.gg/PW3QqKr
[ Download MakuluLinux ]


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 ]


fldigi

Fldigi is a modem program for most of the digital modes used by radio amateurs today: CW, PSK, MFSK, RTTY, Hell, DominoEX, Olivia, and Throb are all supported. It can help calibrate a sound card to a time signal and do frequency measurement tests. NOTICE: You must proceed to the Files section to locate the correct fldigi, flrig etal download for your particular operating system. Do not blithely use the big green Download button! Use the “Files” menu item or the “Browse All Files” link.
[ Download fldigi ]


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. Please visit our website for support and if you have suggestions, wishes or contributions, please share them with us! Want more info about XBian? You can read everything about it here: http://www.xbian.org/what-is-xbian/
[ Download XBian ]


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 ]


PDF Split and Merge

Split and merge PDF files with PDFsam, an easy-to-use desktop tool with graphical, command line and web interface.
[ Download PDF Split and Merge ]

Categories: Open Source

Today in Tech – 1957

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 05:20

On this day in 1957, the first FORTRAN program was run.

Back in 1953, IBM computer scientist John W. Backus proposed to his superiors that a more practical language be developed for programming their IBM 704 mainframe computer. He along with a team of programmers later invented FORTRAN, a “high-level” programming language that greatly simplified program writing. And by April 19, 1957 the first FORTRAN program was run (apart from internal IBM testing) at Westinghouse, producing a missing comma diagnostic, followed by a successful attempt.

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, April 17, 2017

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 05:11

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

movistartv

Kodi Movistar+ TV es un ADDON para XBMC/ Kodi que permite disponer de un decodificador de los servicios IPTV de Movistar integrado en uno de los mediacenters mas populares. El proyecto no trata solo de replicar los servicios de televisiĂłn, sino un concepto diferente de servicios integrados donde la TV tenga un protagonismo central pero no el Ăşnico y que permita tanto ver la TV como un video de youtube, disponer un catalogo de pelĂ­culas y mĂşsica .. Autor: Victor M. Juidiaz Portilla (https://www.linkedin.com/in/victor-manuel-juidiaz-portilla-27bb48106) Foro “Oficial”: http://www.kodimania.com/index.php?topic=860.0 Las principales funcionalidades de TV son: – ActualizaciĂłn automática de canales. – GuĂ­a de programaciĂłn (EPG). – Grabaciones en la Nube y en local. – VisualizaciĂłn de grabaciones en la nube. – SincronizaciĂłn de grabaciones a local para evitar su caducidad. – GestiĂłn avanzada de series. – Timeshift. – DLNA
[ Download movistartv ]


Pandora FMS: Flexible Monitoring System

Pandora FMS is an enterprise-ready monitoring solution that provides unparalleled flexibility for IT to address both immediate and unforeseen operational issues, including infrastructure and IT processes. It uniquely enables business and IT to adapt to changing needs through a flexible and rapid approach to IT and business deployment. Pandora FMS consolidates all the needs of modern monitoring (ITOM, APM, BAM) and provides status and performance metrics from different operating systems, virtual infrastructure (VMware, Hyper-V, XEN), Docker containers, applications, storage and hardware devices such as firewalls, proxies, databases, web servers or routers. It’s highly scalable (up to 2000 nodes with one single server), 100% web and with multi-tenant capabilities. It has a very flexible ACL system and several different graphical reports and user-defined control screens.
[ Download Pandora FMS: Flexible Monitoring System ]


gretl

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


Freeplane

Application for Mind Mapping, Knowledge Management, Project Management. Develop, organize and communicate your ideas and knowledge in the most effective way.
[ Download Freeplane ]


antergos

The purpose of Antergos is to provide a modern, elegant and powerful operating system based on one of the best Linux distributions out there, Arch Linux. Antergos is easy to use and very customizable It is open source, free and based on the fast and lightweight Arch Linux. Antergos uses the official Arch Linux package repositories and the AUR (user-submitted packages) along with its own software repositories. As with other GNU/Linux systems, Antergos is virtually free of viruses and spyware
[ Download antergos ]


DxWnd

Windows hooker – intercepts system calls to make fullscreen programs running in a window, to support a better compatibility, to enhance video modes and to stretch timing. It is tipically very useful to run old windows games.
[ Download DxWnd ]


grepwin

grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use regular expressions to do its job. This allows to do much more powerful searches and replaces.
[ Download grepwin ]


VICE

VICE is an emulator collection which emulates the C64, the C64-DTV, the C128, the VIC20, practically all PET models, the PLUS4 and the CBM-II (aka C610). It runs on Unix, MS-DOS, Win32, OS/2, Acorn RISC OS, BeOS, QNX 6.x, Amiga, GP2X or Mac OS X machines.
[ Download VICE ]


TeXworks
texworks

TeXworks is a free and simple working environment for authoring TeX (LaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX) documents. Inspired by Dick Koch’s award-winning TeXShop program for Mac OS X, it makes entry into the TeX world easier for those using desktop operating systems other than OS X. It provides an integrated, easy-to-use environment for users on other platforms particularly GNU/Linux and Windows and features a clean, simple interface accessible to casual and non-technical users.
[ Download TeXworks ]

Categories: Open Source

The Unspoken Rules of Open Source Development

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 05:05

Rules govern just about everything. There are rules of physics, rules in mathematics, rules in sports and the rule of law just to name a few. Naturally, open source development also has its own set of rules.

The thing is, some of these rules come so naturally to developers that they’re no longer mentioned, they’re simply understood. Break one however, and you’ll risk becoming a pariah of the open source world despite the fact that these rules have never been officially declared. So if you’re planning on delving deep into the world of open source development, you better make sure you know and abide by these unspoken rules:

Do Your Homework

Before entering into any community or project, always do your homework. Find out what the standard procedures are, who to approach or where to go with questions, what the specific community rules are, the project goals and mission,etc. You cannot just waltz into a community and expect it to be the same as others, or expect everyone to share your point of view, agree with all your suggestions or let you do what you want. Most times you have to start with the grunt work and prove your dedication to the project as a whole, and not just to the features you want implemented.

Look at the Bigger Picture

Speaking of the whole, you also need to have a more comprehensive understanding of a project and not just focus on the one area you’re interested in. Why? The butterfly effect. When you make a change in one area of the project, no matter how small it could still adversely affect the project as a whole. To avoid making this mistake it’s best to know just how all the pieces of the project fit together and how the area you’re interested in impacts the rest of the project. Looking at the bigger picture also means ensuring that contributions benefit not just your company or one company, but the community as a whole. Projects are not all about putting just one organization’s needs first, but about pushing the technology forward to benefit everyone in the industry.

Think Community

Communities are the backbone of open source projects. When you enter a community you can’t think of just yourself anymore, you have to do your part in maintaining the community. That means abiding by its rules, respecting its culture and generally maintaining a positive environment. You have to think about how your actions affect everyone else in the community. So you can’t just submit code and be done with it, you have to follow it through to the end and not let it burden other community members. You can’t just fork when you feel like it, you have to consult with the community as they will surely be affected by this act. Thinking of the community also means helping other community members when you can. Remember that the more you help, the more valued a community member you become.

Make Contributions as Foolproof as Possible

If you want your contributions to an open source project accepted and implemented, you have to make sure they’re foolproof. You have to think of every possible angle and issue and the solutions to these issues, which means you’ll also have to know enough about the code base and not just one aspect of the software.

Be Open

It may seem like a given, but sometimes even those in the field of open source need to be reminded to be open. This means being transparent to the community with all aspects of the project; being open to suggestions; and being open to change as it is indispensable to development.

Categories: Open Source

Today in Tech – 1981

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 05:07

April 12, 1981 – The HP-41 calculator was the first calculator to have alphanumeric display capabilities, and on this day in 1981 it was used on board NASA’s first space shuttle flight. The calculator helped astronauts calculate many important things, such as the exact angle at which they needed to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere safely, and the change to the center of gravity due to fuel consumption.

The HP-41 calculator that flew on NASA’s earliest space shuttle missions is now kept on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

nasa_hp-41cv

The NASA HP-41CV with carrying case – Image taken from Wikipedia

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, April 10, 2017

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 05:00

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

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 ]


PDF Split and Merge

Split and merge PDF files with PDFsam, an easy-to-use desktop tool with graphical, command line and web interface.
[ Download PDF Split and Merge ]


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. Please visit our website for support and if you have suggestions, wishes or contributions, please share them with us! Want more info about XBian? You can read everything about it here: http://www.xbian.org/what-is-xbian/
[ Download XBian ]


fldigi

Fldigi is a modem program for most of the digital modes used by radio amateurs today: CW, PSK, MFSK, RTTY, Hell, DominoEX, Olivia, and Throb are all supported. It can help calibrate a sound card to a time signal and do frequency measurement tests. NOTICE: You must proceed to the Files section to locate the correct fldigi, flrig etal download for your particular operating system. Do not blithely use the big green Download button! Use the “Files” menu item or the “Browse All Files” link.
[ Download fldigi ]


MakuluLinux

Makululinux Hybrid Based, provides a Sleek, Smooth and Stable user experience that is able to run on any computer from old to new, from netbooks to notebooks, desktops to server stations. Makulu provides software and codec’s pre installed on the OS, to provide an out of the box experience for the end user and his day to day tasks. Feel free to Join us in our Live Chat Room : https://discord.gg/PW3QqKr
[ Download MakuluLinux ]


m23

m23 is a free software distribution system (license: GPL), that installs (via network, starting with partitioning and formatting) and administrates (updates, adds / removes software, adds / removes scripts) clients with Debian, (X/K)Ubuntu, LinuxMint, openSUSE, Fedora and CentOS. It is used for deployment of Linux clients in schools, institutions and enterprises. The m23 server is controlled via a web interface. A new m23 client can be installed easily in only three steps. Group functions and mass installation tools make managing a vast number of clients comfortable. The integration of existing clients (with .deb-based distributions) into the system is possible, too. Client backup and server backup are included to avoid data loss. With the integrated virtualisation software, m23 can create and manage virtual m23 clients, that run on real m23 clients or the m23 server. Scripts and software packages (for installation on clients) can be created directly from the m23 web interface.
[ Download m23 ]


GeoServer

GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards: WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS and REST
[ Download GeoServer ]


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 ]


opentrack
opentrack-logo

opentrack is an application that can track users’ head movements and relay this information to games and flight simulation software. It allows for output shaping, filtering, and the codebase builds on Windows, OSX and GNU/Linux.
[ Download opentrack ]

Categories: Open Source

Open Source Forking: The Good and The Bad

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 05:01

Since its inception open source forking has often been a topic of debate. For some, forks spell disaster while others see it as good and inherent to the nature of open source. The plain and simple truth however is that it can be both– and which side ultimately becomes truer than the other depends on specific circumstances and the actions you take in response to them.

The Good

Although the very definition of forking– when a development based on the source code of another project becomes independent of the original– has its emphasis on separation and can therefore have a negative connotation, it is not bad or wrong. It’s good in a sense that it can introduce changes to software which can benefit many other users. It can even be necessary for the good of a project. For instance, a dying project can be brought to life again by a fork.

Forking can also help ensure that the software remains free and open source, like in the case of LibreOffice. Another good thing that can come out of forking is when a fork is folded back into the original project or replaces it. In these cases, often the fork introduces much needed improvements.

The Bad

Forking is essentially a right of developers of open source projects. But being a right doesn’t make some of its consequences any less damaging.

In some cases forking meant the division of communities, users and resources; a division that eventually led to one or both projects failing. The unified effort that was once funneled into one project split into two, and with fewer people on board the quality of the software suffered. In many of these cases each fork also focused on changes that benefited only a particular set of users and not all of them.

Because of these consequences, even those that have founded forks like Nextcloud founder Frank Karlitschek says that forks should be avoided at all costs. “In general forking is not a good thing,” Karlitschek has said. “It comes with significant drawbacks and it should be the last option. It disrupts and harms the community, and in the worst case it can split the community in half.”

What to Do in the Face of Forking

But what if forking is unavoidable? One of the best things to do would be to focus on the direction and quality of the software. Remember what it is you set out to achieve with the software and achieve it. There may be major adjustments necessary, but don’t let those adjustments stagnate the project.

And don’t be discouraged by a limited number of initial developers or users. It may take some time, but as long as you remain faithful to what you promise the software will do and achieve it with uncompromising quality, users and developers will eventually notice and offer their support.

Until then, make it as easy as possible for users to transition to the fork, and stay positive. It’s not always clear from the beginning whether a fork will fail or succeed. According to some statistics, fork failure is not as common as most would think. In a study of 220 forked projects conducted in 2011 by researchers Gregorio Robles and Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain, the percentage of forks that are discontinued is less than 15%, with less than 9% involving the discontinuation of both the original project and the fork.

So just because a fork is in your immediate future doesn’t mean disaster and discontinuation will soon follow. True there are downsides to forking, but there are plenty of cases too where everyone wins in the end.

Categories: Open Source

Win a Free Pass to OSCON 2017 from SourceForge

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 19:21

SourceForge is excited to be attending OSCON Open Source Convention 2017 in Austin, Texas on May 10th and 11th. SourceForge is giving away one free OSCON 2017 Bronze Pass which includes:

  • Entry to all keynotes & sessions
  • Expo Hall and on-site networking events
  • 90–day Safari membership
  • Details here

To enter the OSCON 2017 Bronze Pass giveaway, use the widget below. Entry period ends Saturday, April 8th and 11:59pm EST. Winner will be contacted by SourceForge.

Free OSCON 2017 Bronze Pass

Categories: Open Source

Today in Tech – 1911

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 05:08

April 5, 1911 – Born on this day is Cuthbert Hurd, a mathematician hired by IBM in 1949. At the time, Hurd was only the second IBM employee hired with a Ph.D. While he may not be widely-known, his contribution to IBM and the development of computers is invaluable. During the early 1950s IBM profited greatly from traditional punch card accounting. It was Hurd who quietly encouraged the upper management of IBM to enter the field of computing, as a cross-country sales trip revealed pent-up demand for scientific computers. It was a difficult move for the company, but was a rewarding one. Hurd was able to sell 10 out of the 18 computers marketed as the IBM 701, the first commercial scientific machines that could be rented at $18,000 a month.

Hurd soon became director of the IBM Electronic Data Processing Machines Division, and later became president of the Computer Usage Company, the first independent computer software company.

cuthbert_hurd-ethw-org

Cuthbert Hurd – Image taken from ethw.org

Categories: Open Source

April 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Bulk Crap Uninstaller

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 05:45

For our April “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected Bulk Crap Uninstaller, a free and open source program uninstaller that excels at removing large amounts of applications with minimal user input. We asked developer Marcin Szeniak to share some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): What made you start this project?
Marcin Szeniak (MS): For quite a while I was fixing and upgrading PCs. Clients often didn’t want me to reinstall the OS, just remove any junk and malware. Needless to say it was a huge time sink. Since there was no free solution to this, and the commercial programs were either lackluster or bloated and expensive, I decided to write my own.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
MS: Yes. The ability to make a single list of common junk, load it up on client’s PC, and uninstall everything semi-automatically was a huge time saver – it allowed me to work on multiple machines at the same time (up to six or so, IIRC), and overall sped-up the process.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
MS: PC fixers, administrators (I know of multiple classroom admins using BCU), and power users.

SF: What core need does BCU fulfill?
MS: Removal of large amounts of unwanted applications quickly and safely.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using BCU?
MS: Read the readme

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, April 3, 2017

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 05:15

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

Linux Diagnostic Tools

Project’s goal is to create better tools for diagnosing Linux systems. Diagnostics include first failure data capture, error log analysis, preventative testing, and system inventory gathering.
[ Download Linux Diagnostic Tools ]


Cosmic-OS

Cosmic-OS is an AOSP-based custom ROM with full Substratum support. The aim of this ROM is to deliver light-speed performance with plenty of features, a high level of fluidity, and good battery life. We hope that you will love our work, and help us in making it even better in the future.
[ Download Cosmic-OS ]


BibDesk

BibDesk is a graphical bibTeX bibliography manager for Mac OS X.
[ Download BibDesk ]


ShanaEncoder

ShanaEncoder is audio/video encoding program based on FFmpeg. Main Features – Both beginners and professionals can easily use the ShanaEncoder. – Fast encoding speed and quality of professional. – Closed caption, subtitle overlay, logo, crop, segment, etc… ShanaEncoder provides many features. – Support for H.264(High 10) decoding/encoding. – Support for unicode Source: https://shana.pe.kr/ffmpeg
[ Download ShanaEncoder ]


jEdit Plugin Central

jEdit Plugin Central is the primary online repository of plugins for the jEdit text editor. In conjunction with this repository, the integrated Plugin Manager allows jEdit users to install, upgrade, and remove plugins without leaving the editor.
[ Download jEdit Plugin Central ]


Nikkho

Javier Gutiérrez Chamorro (Guti) Open source projects
[ Download Nikkho ]


Rockstor

Rockstor is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) and private cloud storage solution based on advanced Linux technologies like BTRFS, Docker and others. In addition to standard NAS features like file sharing via NFS, Samba, SFTP and AFP, advanced features such as online volume management, CoW Snapshots, asynchronous replication, compression, and bitrot protection are supported based on BTRFS. Rockstor also provides apps like ownCloud, Syncthing, OpenVPN, and Plex to name a few. Apps or “Rock-ons” are powered by a Docker-based application hosting framework. And new ones can be simply added. These Rock-ons, combined with advanced NAS features, turn Rockstor into a private cloud storage solution accessible from anywhere, giving users complete control of cost, ownership, privacy and data security. Rockstor UI is written in Javascript, making it simple to manage everything from your Web browser. The backend is written in Python and exposes RESTful APIs to easily extend functionality!
[ Download Rockstor ]


CMU Sphinx

CMUSphinx is a speaker-independent large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer released under BSD style license. It is also a collection of open source tools and resources that allows researchers and developers to build speech recognition systems.
[ Download CMU Sphinx ]


Chart.js
chart

Chart.js is a Javascript library that allows designers and developers to draw all kinds of charts using the HTML5 canvas element. Chart.js offers a great array of simple, clean charts including animated and interactive versions. It’s an easy way to include beautiful and engaging charts into your website for free.
[ Download Chart.js ]

Categories: Open Source

April 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Liferay Portal

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 05:22

For our April “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected Liferay Portal, the world’s leading enterprise open source portal framework. It offers integrated Web publishing and content management; an enterprise service bus and service-oriented architecture; and compatibility with all major IT infrastructure. Liferay Portal was previously chosen Project of the Month in July 2012. Recently we caught up with the team behind the project as they shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): What made you start this project?
Liferay Portal Team (LPT): Brian Chan wanted to make a portal for his church so that members could collaborate (this was back in early 2000) and he didn’t see any solutions out there that he liked. The existing options were either commercial and very expensive, or they didn’t have the architecture he was looking for. He wanted an open source solution that would also work for the enterprise, so he built it himself.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
LPT: Yes and no. The portal for his church never made it — according to him, the church needed a Honda Civic, and Brian built the equivalent of an F-16. But it turns out there are a lot of organizations who do need an F-16, so his vision for the portal has been valuable for a lot of different use cases.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
LPT: A project that has needs beyond a simple static website or basic cms. Organizations that are starting to operate at scale, want to control and have transparency in their infrastructure stack, and get a powerful site with an expansive featureset out of the box will benefit from Liferay. Anyone excited to get their hands on cutting edge open source technology should definitely check out our SourceForge project.

SF: What core need does Liferay Portal fulfill?
LPT: Liferay is especially good for integrating a lot of complex systems into one streamlined platform, making it easier for organizations with a large amount of users to match each group’s different needs. It’s a good fit for traditional horizontal portal use cases, but a lot of features have been added and expanded over the years (like a CMS and mobile tools), so it is able to support a number of different types of websites across different industries.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using Liferay Portal?
LPT: Download it and use as much out of the box as you can. It’s highly customizable. With our latest OSGi re-factor, you can build lots of small components that extend the functionality, more so than any other platform out there.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?
LPT: We are an open source community at heart. You can submit pulls to us on github, you can download our files on SourceForge, you can submit requests on our JIRA account. We try to be as open and transparent with our community as possible. Many of our community members have been with us from the beginning of the project, and they have always been a huge part of Liferay’s success. We have renewed our focus on our community this year and we look forward to sharing more in the next few months.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?
LPT: Yes, absolutely. It can be a challenge to release quickly as the platform builds more features, but we’re always pushing to get new releases out to our community as soon as we can.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?
LPT: The Madrid school system started using it and they’re still users. Within the city of Madrid, 1,600 schools use it for web content delivery and collaboration.

SF: What helped make that happen?
LPT: Someone had already paid a large commercial license to another vendor, but it wasn’t working out, so they needed something different. They found Liferay on SourceForge, downloaded it and began to use it. If it weren’t for the product being open source and on SourceForge, that never would have happened.

SF: How has SourceForge and its tools helped your project reach that success?
LPT: Having it available on SourceForge, like in the example above, makes it easier for the people who need it to find it and start using it right away.

SF: What is the next big thing for Liferay Portal?
LPT: Over the years, Liferay itself has transformed into the next iteration of portals. Think of portals as phones, and CMSs like cameras. Over time, as technology advances, they’ve begun to blend into one product. You still have DSLR cameras, but the majority of the pictures people take are with their phones. As we evolve as a company, we’re pushing to add more and more features and products for the next generation of users. For example, we’ve recently launched Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP).

SF: How long do you think that will take?
LPT: We’re there now, but we constantly see it evolving. It’s like asking, when will smartphones be done? We’re not sure. But, people will always want another iteration of phones that don’t exist yet.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?
LPT: We have a great team in place. Our product management and engineering guilds are constantly thinking about what makes sense from a user and customer perspective. How will people be using Liferay and what can we do to help make their jobs easier? But we also look to our community for contributions and to tell us whether we’re headed in the right direction.

SF: If you had to do it over again, what would you do differently for Liferay Portal?
LPT: Some of us wish we had called our SourceForge project Liferay! We didn’t think about the full scope that Liferay was going to reach when we first created it, all of the decisions about branding and naming that go into creating software. Now, we’re thinking more about where the industry is going and making sure that our technology can evolve at the same rate, so the people using Liferay have the tools they need to keep up.

SF: Is there anything else we should know? Anything else you’d like to share with the SourceForge community?
LPT: Thank you for all the years that you’ve helped us. We’re humbled to be SourceForge’s project of the month and are excited to continue contributing to your community.

[ Download Liferay Portal ]

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CodePlex Shuts Down. SourceForge is Here

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 23:59

By now you may have seen the announcement that CodePlex is shutting down. While we hate to see good open source destinations retire, we know there are thousands of projects on CodePlex that deserve to live on. To that end, SourceForge can help be your project’s next home.

Here’s a message from Logan Abbott, President of SourceForge:

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to give a bit of background on the recent history surrounding SourceForge in case any CodePlex project developers are looking for a new open source home.

My company acquired SourceForge in January of 2016 and have been improving significantly. We welcome any CodePlex devs and projects that would like to move over to SourceForge. We support git and svn.

To migrate to SourceForge you can use the following options:

GitHub importer
SVN importer

We acquired SourceForge and Slashdot in January of 2016 from DHI Group (also known as DICE). The first thing we did after we took over was remove bundled adware from projects.

We also now scan all projects for malware in case third party developers are adding their own adware.

SourceForge also now supports HTTPS support for Project Websites as well as HTTPS downloads of all projects.

In addition, SourceForge also now supports 2-factor authentication.

We also have a big UX redesign coming very soon.

In the past, SourceForge has also taken heat for deceptive ads that may look like download buttons. To this end we have a full time team member that polices the site and blacklists deceptive ads that sneak in via programmatic ad exchanges. We also released a self-serve tool where users can report those misleading or deceptive ads that sneak in via programmatic ad exchanges so that we can blacklist them right away. We’re committed to restoring trust in SourceForge and building out some cool new features.

Up to date improvements can be found here going forward.

I also did an AMA on Reddit here for those interested in more information. I am always available on Twitter @loganabbott as well.

Thanks,

Logan Abbott
President
SourceForge

Categories: Open Source

Today in Tech – 1989

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 05:12

March 29, 1989 – Pixar wins an Academy Award for Tin Toy, the first fully computer-animated work to ever win best animated short film. The film was directed by John Lasseter and financed by then Pixar owner Steve Jobs. It was an official test of the PhotoRealistic RenderMan software. The short film later caught the attention of Disney, which partnered with Pixar to create the highly successful Toy Story, an animated movie turned film franchise with elements inspired by the original short film.

tin_toy_poster

Official poster for Tin Toy. Image taken from Wikipedia

Watch the original short film:

 

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, March 27, 2017

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 05:25

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

Otter Browser

[ Download Otter Browser ]


Cyberfox Portable Edition

Cyberfox Portable Edition (PortableApp.com Ready!) The Famous Portable Apps Collection Just Got Better With Cyberfox Portable powered by Mozilla Firefox source code. Compatible Windows Operating Systems: Windows 7/7 SP1 OS x86|x64 Windows 8/8.x OS x86|x64 Windows 10 OS x86|x64 (Windows XP Unsupported, Windows Vista Unsupported) Dedicated support forums. https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/index.php Dedicated Contact Forms. https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/contact-us Portable Updater: https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=725 See notifications for critical release information: https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/notifications Tell us what you think and write a review. https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/viewforum.php?f=9 Thank you for your support. Future direction of project https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1756
[ Download Cyberfox Portable Edition ]


PINN

PINN is an enhancement of NOOBS for the Raspberry Pi. It also permits installation of Arch Linux, OpenElec and Retropie through the familiar NOOBS-like interface.
[ Download PINN ]


jEdit

jEdit is a programmer’s text editor written in Java. It uses the Swing toolkit for the GUI and can be configured as a rather powerful IDE through the use of its plugin architecture.
[ Download jEdit ]


Jmol

Over 10,000,000 page views! Jmol/JSmol is a molecular viewer for 3D chemical structures that runs in four independent modes: an HTML5-only web application utilizing jQuery, a Java applet, a stand-alone Java program (Jmol.jar), and a “headless” server-side component (JmolData.jar). Jmol can read many file types, including PDB, CIF, SDF, MOL, PyMOL PSE files, and Spartan files, as well as output from Gaussian, GAMESS, MOPAC, VASP, CRYSTAL, CASTEP, QuantumEspresso, VMD, and many other quantum chemistry programs. Files can be transferred directly from several databases, including RCSB, EDS, NCI, PubChem, and MaterialsProject. Multiple files can be loaded and compared. A rich scripting language and a well-developed web API allow easy customization of the user interface. Features include interactive animation and linear morphing. Jmol interfaces well with JSpecView for spectroscopy, JSME for 2D->3D conversion, POV-Ray for images, and CAD programs for 3D printing (VRML export).
[ Download Jmol ]


Sky Chart / Cartes du Ciel

SkyChart is a software to draw chart of the night sky for the amateur astronomer from a bunch of stars and nebulae catalogs. See main web page for full download. This software is part of a full suite for astronomical observation: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ccdciel/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/indistarter/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/eqmodgui/ Requirement: https://sourceforge.net/projects/libpasastro/ See also: https://sourceforge.net/projects/indi/
[ Download Sky Chart / Cartes du Ciel ]


DisplayCAL

DisplayCAL (formerly known as dispcalGUI) is a graphical user interface for the display calibration and profiling tools of Argyll CMS, an open source color management system. Calibrate and characterize your display devices using one of the many supported measurement instruments, with support for multi-display setups and a variety of available settings like customizable whitepoint, luminance, tone response curve as well as the option to create accurate look-up-table ICC profiles as well as some proprietary 3D LUT formats. Check the accuracy of profiles and 3D LUTs via measurements.
[ Download DisplayCAL ]


EmmabuntĂĽs

EmmabuntĂĽs is a desktop GNU/Linux distribution, first based on the Long Term Support versions of Xubuntu, and is now based on Debian Stable on XFCE. It’s made specifically for refurbished computers destined for humanitarian organisations, and to promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners, as well as to extend the lifespan of hardware and to reduce over consumption & waste in electronics.
It strives to be beginner-friendly and reasonably light on resources so that it can be used on older computers. It also includes many modern features, such as a large number of pre-configured programs for everyday use, dockbar for launching applications, easy installation of non-free software and media codecs, and quick setup through automated scripts.
The distribution supports English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German languages.
Newspapers reviews : http://en.newspapers.emmabuntus.org
All international reviews: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=emmabuntus
[ Download EmmabuntĂĽs ]


d3 D3.js

D3.js (or D3 for Data-Driven Documents) is a JavaScript library that allows you to produce dynamic, interactive data visualizations in web browsers. With D3 you can bring data to life using SVG, Canvas and HTML. Powerful visualization and interaction techniques plus a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation means D3.js gives you greater design freedom and control over the final result.
[ Download D3.js ]

Categories: Open Source

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – May 2017

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:17

The vote for May 2017 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until April 15, 2017 12:00 UTC.


Free Pascal Compiler

A 32/64/16-bit Pascal compiler for Win32/64/CE, Linux, Mac OS X/iOS, FreeBSD, OS/2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo NDS and DOS; semantically compatible with Delphi, Borland Pascal and Mac Pascal (partially) with extra features, e.g. operator overloading.
[ Download Free Pascal Compiler ]


rEFInd

rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager. Like rEFIt, rEFInd can auto-detect your installed EFI boot loaders and it presents a pretty GUI menu of boot options. rEFInd goes beyond rEFIt in that rEFInd better handles systems with many boot loaders, gives better control over the boot loader search process, and provides the ability for users to define their own boot loader entries.
[ Download rEFInd ]


Alt-F

Alt-F provides a free alternative firmware for the DLINK DNS-320/320L/321/323/325/327L. 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 Alt-F is still beta and is being developed and tested on a DNS-323-rev-A1/B1, a DNS325-rev-A1, a DNS-320L-rev-A1 and on a DNS-327L-rev-A1 hardware boards. Other models and boards are said to work. Support Forum: http://groups.google.com/group/alt-f Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/altfirmware
[ Download Alt-F ]


Skim

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file. Skim requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.
[ Download Skim ]


LXLE

Change is good but changing everything isn’t always great. Same is true for aging computers and their operating systems. Support is sometimes lost too quickly with a 6 month core release cycle. Graphics & Audio cards and chipsets get dropped along with other miscellaneous functions with programs or drivers that just go missing. We all like having updated software and we certainly don’t like down time or loss of features and capabilities. I believe most aging hardware just needs the right system on it, and lets face it, it helps keep a couple bucks in your pocket if you can squeeze a few more years out of your current system; without sacrificing performance, capability, usability and of course aesthetics. http://lxle.net/forums/
[ Download LXLE ]


digiCamControl

digiCamControl is a free and open source software. This allows you to save time by transferring images directly from your camera to your computer as you take each shot and controls camera shooting parameters.
[ Download digiCamControl ]


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, Gimp Image Editor, Lite Themes, Lite User Manager, Lite Software, Lite Tweaks, Lite Welcome, Lite Manual, Whiskermenu and more. Laptop/Ultrabook/Netbook users: If the screen locks during Live mode, type ‘linux’ into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required) https://www.linuxliteos.com/
[ Download Linux Lite ]


Free Manga Downloader

The Free Manga Downloader (FMD) is an open source application written in Object-Pascal for managing and downloading manga from various websites. This is a mirror of main repository on GitHub. For feedback/bug report visit https://github.com/riderkick/FMD
[ Download Free Manga Downloader ]


fre:ac – free audio converter

fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper for various formats and encoders. It features MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, and Bonk format support, integrates freedb/CDDB, CDText and ID3v2 tagging and is available in several languages.
[ Download fre:ac – free audio converter ]

Categories: Open Source

Top 4 Media Players of the Week

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:01

This is the first of a brand new blog series which will feature the top-performing projects on SourceForge under specific categories. This week, we feature the top 4 media players of the week available on SourceForge.

Media players come in many different forms and with different capabilities. Often one or more is required in almost every PC. Whether for entertainment or education, movies or music-making, a good media player is a useful tool for users of all levels.

Here are the top 5 media players available here at SourceForge, based on weekly downloads:


SMPlayer

SMPlayer is a highly-rated free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs for playing YouTube videos. It boasts several features including a number of filters, thumbnail generator, video equalizer, skins and more. One of its most interesting features is its ability to remember the settings of all the 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. It’s been named a Project of the Week a number of times and continues to be one of the best-performing media players on SourceForge.

[ Download SMPlayer ]


MediaPortal

MediaPortal turns your PC into a very advanced MediaCenter/ HTPC by allowing you to watch TV, videos, DVDs and more from your PC. It lets you schedule and record live TV, watch and store your videos, and listen to music, the radio, or to live streams. It also has among its features a skin system, weather forecast, picture viewer and more.

MediaPortal has been named a Project of the Week in previous weeks and has also been awarded “Staff Pick” Project of the Month in July 2016.

[ Download MediaPortal ]


TuxGuitar

TuxGuitar is a multitrack guitar tablature editor and player written in Java-SWT. Easy-to-use and feature-filled, it has become a favorite of expert and novice musicians alike. It can open GuitarPro, PowerTab and TablEdit files. It also has several useful features such as a multitrack display, score viewer, note duration management, various effects and more.

TuxGuitar has joined our Projects of the Week lists several times before and has received plenty of praise from users.

[ Download TuxGuitar ]


SoX- Sound eXchange

SoX- Sound eXchange is labelled as “the Swiss Army Knife of sound processing utilities,” and rightfully so. SoX can convert audio files into other popular audio file types and can also apply sound effects and filters during the conversion. And of course, it can also play and record audio files.

SoX is cross-platform and has all the features necessary to make editing sound recordings an absolute breeze.

[ Download SoX ]

See and know more of the many other Media Players available on SourceForge here.

Categories: Open Source

Today in Tech – 1971

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:19

This is the first of a new blog series, “Today in Tech” and will feature the significant technological events of specific dates throughout history. Today in Tech:

1971 – Intel announces that the world’s first commercial microprocessor – the Intel 4004 – is officially ready for shipping. The 4-bit central processing unit was designed by engineers Ted Hoff and Stan Mazor under the leadership of Federico Faggin, and with the assistance of Masatoshi Shima, an engineer from the Japanese firm Busicom. The microprocessor was designed in April of 1970 and completed in January of 1971, the same year when it was first made commercially available.

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, March 20, 2017

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 05:26

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

Parrot Security OS

Parrot Security OS is a cloud friendly operating system designed for Pentesting, Computer Forensic, Reverse engineering, Hacking, Cloud pentesting, privacy/anonimity and cryptography. Based on Debian and developed by Frozenbox network.
[ Download Parrot Security OS ]


Cream (for Vim)

Cream is a free, easy-to-use configuration of the famous Vim text editor for Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and FreeBSD. It uses common menus, standard keyboard shortcuts, and has extensive editing functions for the beginner and expert alike. UPDATE: Development has slowed recently due to the author’s full time endeavor to begin an architectural practice (http://SteveHallArchitecture.com). But the project still continues to build gVim installers and add minor features and bug fixes in the Cream source code.
[ Download Cream (for Vim) ]


SynWrite add-ons

Collection of add-ons for SynWrite editor.
[ Download SynWrite add-ons ]


CudaText

Cross-platform code editor, with syntax highlight for 160+ languages. Has lite interface with tabs. Has JSON config files instead of option-dialog. Supports Python plugins.
[ Download CudaText ]


Berryboot Updated OS Images

This is the biggest list of OS images for Berryboot. All these images have been tested before public availability. The original OS images were downloaded from their respective official websites, I did not modify any data of the original nor converted OS images. I convert most of the OS images by using this method: http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot/adding_custom_distributions. RetroPie and others already have OS images for Berryboot, I just compress it and serve as a mirror. Fedora OS images were converted by using this tool: https://github.com/sjenning/rpi2-fedora-image-builder. I’m not part of the Berryboot project, I’m just a web developer with a Raspberry Pi 2. I cannot offer full support on these images. However, if you find any issue, please contact me and I’ll look into it. You can request OS images at: http://berryboot.alexgoldcheidt.com/request-os-images/
[ Download Berryboot Updated OS Images ]


vJoy

This project was originally designed to provide an open-source replacement for PPJoy. The product, at this point, consists of virtual joystick devices that is seen by the system as a standard joystick but its position-data is written to it by a feeder application. An existing feeder application that takes advantage of this product is SmartPropoPlus. If you are an application writer you can very easily write an application that controls a joystick (e.g. mouse-to-joystick, keyboard-to-joystick). If you are a beginner in device drivers you can take this code and enhance it to support more (or less) axes, buttons or POVs.
[ Download vJoy ]


budgie-remix

Budgie-desktop built upon the Ubuntu foundations Support: https://www.reddit.com/r/budgieremix https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/106822666079268690759
[ Download budgie-remix ]


Dolibarr ERP – CRM

Dolibarr ERP – CRM is an easy to use ERP and CRM open source software package (run with a web php server or as standalone software) for businesses, foundations or freelancers (prospect, invoicing, inventory, warehouse, order, shipment, POS, members for foundations, bank accounts…). Dolibarr is also available with auto-installers for users with no technical knowledge to install Dolibarr and all its prerequisites (Apache, Mysql, PHP) with just one package. Available platforms for such packages are: Windows, Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Redhat, Fedora, OpenSuse, Mandriva, Mageia. Other platform can use the generic distribution. This is a modular product, than can be enhanced with tons of external modules (to provide you features not available by default) from https://www.dolistore.com Download Dolibarr ERP – CRM here or sign up for 15-day free trial of the cloud-based application with free updates and support at one of the Cloud providers https://saas.dolibarr.org/
[ Download Dolibarr ERP – CRM ]


tungsten_replicator Tungsten Replicator

Tungsten Replicator is a high performance, free and open source replication engine that supports a variety of extractor and applier modules. Data can be extracted from MySQL, Oracle and Amazon RDS, and applied to numerous transactional stores and datawarehouse stores (MySQL, Oracle, and Amazon RDS; NoSQL stores such as MongoDB; Vertica, Hadoop, and Amazon RDS).

Tungsten Replicator helps technically focused users solve host of problems and offers features that surpass those of most other open source replicators. During replication, Tungsten Replication allows data to be exchanged between different databases and database versions, information can be filtered and modified, and deployment can be between on-premise or cloud-based databases. It supports parallel replication and advanced topologies such as fan-in and multi-master. It can also be used efficiently in cross-site deployments.
[ Download Tungsten Replicator ]

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