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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, 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 ]

Categories: Open Source

New Things to Try with Your Open Source Community

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 05:15

 

“What’s new?”

Most open source developers would answer this question by mentioning new releases, a number of new features or new versions. Rarely would they mention new changes involving the community itself, but in many cases these changes can be the most important of all.

When communities evolve and innovate, the software evolves with them. This is why it’s so important to introduce changes to the community that can help it grow.

With this in mind, here are a few good suggestions that you may want try with your community if you haven’t already:

  1. Transition from a one-man dependent operation to a team of core contributors
    Often what happens with open source projects is that one founder or leader possesses most of the knowledge the project is dependent on. In the event that this leader leaves, the project suffers greatly and may even disappear completely. To avoid this event it’s vital to transition from just one leader to a team of core contributors who handle different parts of the leader’s role. By delegating leadership roles and with proper documentation, support and communication, the leader can secure the future of the project even after he or she leaves.
  2. Starting off with similarities when resolving conflict
    Conflict is unavoidable in communities, but there are ways to handle it that can help instead of hinder community growth and cohesion. One of the most effective ways as mentioned during this year’s CLSx at linux.conf.au is exploring similarities before going into points of conflict. By pointing out similarities first the community is reminded of the common goal, is more able to see opportunities for compromise and is less likely to engage into deeper conflict.
  3. Rewarding community members
    While every contributor enters a project with his or her own motives, it still helps to motivate them further by rewarding them for their accomplishments. But exactly for what should you reward? This depends on what your specific project goals are and what your priorities are as a community. The reward itself also depends on you. It can be as simple as a special mention on a newsletter to discounts on services or free entrance to conferences.
  4. Increasing diversity
    Diversity is one of today’s most sought-after goals and for good reason: it introduces different perspectives into a project that helps it to develop more holistically. But diversity is not something that happens out of thin air. Communities must actively participate in efforts to diversify by reaching out to different groups and lowering barriers to entry.
  5. Holding community events
    Community events may seem trivial compared to say, actual coding and work. But it’s through community events that members of all skill levels can come together and interact with each other face-to-face. It’s a great opportunity for members to get to know one another, share ideas and experiences in person, learn from one another and really feel the spirit of being a community.

These are just some ideas that you could try with your community to make it better, but there are sure to be many others. What are some of the ideas that have worked best with your own community? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, March 13, 2017

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 05:05

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

GnuCash

GnuCash is a personal and small-business finance manager with a check-book like register GUI to enter and track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. GnuCash is designed to be simple and easy to use but still based on formal accounting principles.
[ Download GnuCash ]


Money Manager Ex

Money Manager Ex (mmex) is an easy to use, money management application. It is a personal finance manager. It can be used to track your net worth, income vs expenses etc. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
[ Download Money Manager Ex ]


Ultimate Edition

Ultimate Edition Linux, previously “Ubuntu Ultimate Edition”. 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 ]


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 but 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 ]


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 ]


Maui Linux

Maui is a full desktop Linux distribution, that ships with the Plasma Shell workspace and many Open Source applications.
[ Download Maui Linux ]


GPerftools

GPerftools (formerly Google Performance Tools) is a collection of a high-performance multi-threaded malloc() implementation, plus some pretty nifty performance analysis tools useful for creating more robust applications. These tools can be especially useful when developing multi-threaded applications in C++ with templates. Among these tools are TCMalloc, a thread-friendly heap-checker, heap-profiler and cpu-profiler.
[ Download GPerftools ]


TenFourFox

This is the download repository for TenFourFox, 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!); Github hosts our wiki, FAQ and issue tracker: https://github.com/classilla/tenfourfox/ 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 ]


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 ]

Categories: Open Source

The Many Ways Open Source Software Give SMBs an Edge over Larger Companies

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 06:37

Size doesn’t matter. Not when you’ve got open source software on your side.

More and more small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are realizing that with open source software, their smaller size is no longer a hindrance. On the contrary, being a small business equipped with open source software may just give them the upper hand over larger companies. How so? It’s because open source is:

Easier on the Budget

Compared to big business proprietary software, open source software is way more budget-friendly. Basic software packages are free and even with paid additional features and services, they would still cost a lot less. This frees SMB budgets for other areas of business development.

Offers More Customization

Being open source means being able to change aspects of the software freely to suit specific business needs. SMBs need to stand out in order to compete with larger companies, and being able to customize their software and consequently their service helps them do exactly that. They are able to provide a more personalized and unique experience or service, gaining clients’ or customers’ attention and loyalty.

Encourages Collaboration that Fosters Faster Development

Open source software development is a highly collaborative effort among projects, developers and users. With such diverse groups involved and working together, the software becomes incredibly easy to improve, build onto existing software and adapt quickly to new technology and changing needs– things that often come at a much slower pace with restrictive big business proprietary software.

Provides Access to Bigger and Better Tools

Open source software provides SMBs with the tools they need to compete on a larger scale and enables them to leverage data from established brands like Twitter and Facebook. And since it also enables small companies to be more agile, it allows them to take advantage of new tools and technology before others, particularly large companies tied to proprietary software.

Allows More Focus on Creativity and Innovation

With more business resources freed from the task of developing software, the focus turns to innovation. Creativity flourishes among SMBs as they are more able to create competitive alternatives to standard technology and proprietary software. They can set themselves up to be more distinctive and forward-thinking than their bigger competitors.

If you’re currently developing or are planning to develop open source software it would be helpful to keep SMBs in mind. With the many benefits your software can offer SMBs, this segment will most likely make up a significant portion of your software’s users.

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, March 6, 2017

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 06:25

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

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 ]


Bodhi Linux

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



Google Apps Manager

Google Apps Manager or GAM is a free and open source command line tool for Google G Suite Administrators that allows them to manage many aspects of their Google Apps Account quickly and easily. With GAM you can create and manage users, groups and domains; manage email, security and calendar settings; manage admins and organizations and many more.

To use GAM Google Apps Business, Education, Partner or Government Edition is required.
[ Download Google Apps Manager ]


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 allow to control camera shooting parameters.
[ Download digiCamControl ]


Super Audio CD Decoder

Super Audio CD Decoder input plugin for foobar2000. Decoder is capable of playing back Super Audio CD ISO images, DSDIFF, DSF and DSD WavPack files. Direct DSD playback for compatible devices.
[ Download Super Audio CD Decoder ]


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 ]


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 much more.
[ Download MediaPortal ]


thumbapps

We believe that free/open source software is enough, we don’t need pirated softwares on Windows. But most of these aren’t portables, or provided by PortableApps.com due to .NET dependencies, 64-bit etc. So we provide what’s missing here. Software publisher who wishes their portablized software taken down, can tip us through thumbapps.org or versapps@gmail.com. We promise to take it down without questions, but please be patient—we might not be able to respond promptly, but we eventually *will* …thanks for your patience, and sorry for being such a #naughty uploader

Categories: Open Source

March 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Outlook CalDav Synchronizer

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 06:05

For our March “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected Outlook CalDav Synchronizer, a free Outlook Plugin that synchronizes events, tasks and contacts between Outlook and Google, SOGo, Horde or any other CalDAV or CardDAV server. Developer Alexander Nimmervoll shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the Outlook CalDav Synchronizer project please.
Alexander Nimmervoll (AN): Outlook CalDav Synchronizer is the only open source Outlook plugin that offers two-way sync for CalDAV calendars and tasks, CardDAV contacts and can also handle the Google native Contacts and Tasks API. Supported Outlook versions are 2007-2016. It handles Outlook categories, mapping CalDAV server colors to Outlook category colors and syncing calendars and tasks to the categories. The plugin also handles different timezones and recurring events with exceptions and can deal with Outlook custom properties.

SF: What made you start this?
AN: The first proof of concept of this project was started in 2015 as a master thesis project at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Software Engineering Degree program. Motivated by the lack of free sync solutions, the goal was to develop an easy to use tool which can sync almost any CalDAV or CarDDAV server with Outlook with special focus on performance.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
AN: Definitely, we get a lot of positive feedback from the community and many reviews which say that our solution is the best CalDAV/CardDAV Outlook plugin on the market.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
AN: Everyone who wants to integrate Outlook with an open groupware service, whether it’s a self-hosted family calendar server for three users or an open source Exchange server replacement for 5000 users in an enterprise deployment.

SF: What core need does Outlook CalDav Synchronizer fulfill?
AN: Outlook CalDav Synchronizer is the missing link in Open Source Exchange Server replacement.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using Outlook CalDav Synchronizer?
AN: Use Outloook 2013 or higher with latest .NET framework and one of the preconfigured server account types of a supported server solution. Fine tune the advanced settings to your needs and read the documentation or use an automatic deployment via Active Directory group policies in an enterprise environment.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?
AN: We try to provide fast responses to questions, bug reports and work closely together with many server vendors.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?
AN: Yes, we try to fix reported bugs fast and released quite frequently in the past, but users also have the freedom to turn off automatic search for updates of course. The average release schedule is one release every two weeks at the moment.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?
AN: When we realized that big German universities recommend our plugin to their Outlook users and more and more positive reviews and press coverage showed up in late 2015 and beginning of 2016.

SF: What helped make that happen?
AN: The project would never been such a success without the experience and passion of Gerhard Zehetbauer, the main developer of the project.

SF: How has SourceForge and its tools helped your project reach that success?
AN: SourceForge helped to make the project known to the community and provides easy ways to ask questions and report issues.

SF: What is the next big thing for Outlook CalDav Synchronizer?
AN: We started a collaboration with Nextcloud in late 2016 and are in contact with more server vendors like SOGo, and plan to offer enterprise support this year.

SF: How long do you think that will take?
AN: It is already work in progress.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?
AN: Since we lack full-time contributors it’s always hard to find enough time for all the ideas and feature requests of the project.

SF: If you had to do it over again, what would you do differently for Outlook CalDav Synchronizer?
AN: Nothing really, since the design decisions and the goal of the project were well defined and structured at the beginning.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?
AN: Well, we are asked this a lot, unfortunately there is no Mac OS X version of the project and since C# VSTO Outlook addins aren’t even supported, we also have no plans in that direction.

[ Download Outlook CalDav Synchronizer ]

Categories: Open Source

March 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – NAS4Free

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 06:04

For our March “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected NAS4Free, an embedded Storage distribution for Windows, Mac, & UNIX-like systems.

‘NAS’ stands for “Network-Attached Storage” and it is ‘4Free’ since it is free and open source. It is the simplest and fastest way to create a centralized and easily-accessible server for all kinds of data.

The NAS4Free operating system can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share computer data storage over a computer network. It supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems and includes ZFS, Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports with several different protocols/ services. All this is easily managed by a configurable web interface.

NAS4Free was previously elected “Community Choice” Project of the Month in August of 2015 and the NAS4Free team spoke about the project’s developments and direction. Recently we caught up with the owner, developer and project leader of NAS4Free, Michael Zoon to find out how the project has been doing since then.

SourceForge (SF): What significant changes have occurred with your project since you were voted Project of the Month in August 2015?
Michael Zoon (MZ): First we would like to thank all users who voted NAS4Free for project of the month again.
A vote means more than a thousand words to us. Back to the original question:
We are happy to welcome a new pleasant developer in our team. His name is Michael Schneider and he’s currently rewriting parts of the user interface and is adding improvements to the backend of the underlying operating system.

Another change since 2015 is the phase out of 32-bits versions of NAS4Free. We took the decision with the start of the 11.0.0.4 series based on FreeBSD 11.0. We do believe this is a logical step to provide the full potential of the operating system and the system hardware.

SF: Have any of your project goals changed since then?
MZ: No, our project goal has not changed in the past and we don’t have any plans to change them in the future. We would like to provide one of the best NAS software based solutions on planet earth. We do everything to keep its footprint as small as possible. NAS4Free comes with no bloatware or adverts and does not collect and does not submit any user data or statistic information to the internet. Our hardware requirements are low in comparison to other NAS solutions. NAS4Free performs pretty well on nearly every hardware.

SF: What project goals have you achieved so far?
MZ: We are very proud about the fact that our user base is growing constantly although NAS4Free is not sponsored and not actively promoted in the news, magazine or in the web.

SF: What can we look forward to with NAS4Free?
MZ: NAS4Free’s user interface is in the middle of a rewrite with a new framework and improvements in design. Users who upgrade their systems already noticed positive changes with every release we pull out; those changes will keep coming for a while as this task requires a lot of time and testing before they get published.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?
MZ: NAS4Free is an open source project. We have many volunteers who do all the translations on Launchpad, other volunteers who provide support on our forum and on our IRC channel. We would like to invite everyone who is interested to become a member of the NAS4Free team. With you we can make NAS4Free even more successful.

[ Download NAS4Free ]

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, February 27, 2017

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 06:36

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

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 ]


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 ]


WinPython

WinPython is a free open-source portable distribution of the Python programming language for Windows XP/7/8, designed for scientists, supporting both 32bit and 64bit versions of Python 2 and Python 3. Since September 2014, Developpement has moved to https://winpython.github.io/
[ Download WinPython ]


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 ]


Manjaro Testbuilds

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

Categories: Open Source

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

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:00

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


VoIP monitor

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


arch-openrc

OpenRC, eudev and no-systemd packages for Arch Linux (and, possibly, derivatives). For migrating from existing systemd installations read the guide at http://systemd-free.org, which currently uses the [openrc-eudev] repository and contains both openrc and nosystemd packages. Go to arch-openrc for a clean OpenRC installation with the provided ISO and [arch-openrc] repository. Use the [arch-nosystemd] repository for completely systemd-free installations. Links ~~~~~ Github: https://github.com/cromerc/arch-nosystemd https://github.com/cromerc/arch-openrc Installation guide: http://systemd-free.org/install.php
[ Download arch-openrc ]


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 memory performance when navigating your favorite pages. 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 Profile Buddy: Transfer your profile from any Mozilla base browser. https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=350 See notifications for critical release information: https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/notifications Tell us what you think and write a review.
[ Download Cyberfox ]


Manjaro Community Torrents

This project is for download the Manjaro Officials and Community releases using a bittorrent client (console or graphical)
[ Download Manjaro Community Torrents ]


Hydrogen

Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It’s main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.
[ Download Hydrogen ]


Hibernate

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


FileBot

FileBot is the ultimate tool for renaming your movies, tv shows or anime and downloading subtitles. It’s smart, streamlined for simplicity and just works. FileBot supports Windows, Linux and Mac, plus there’s a full-featured command-line interface for all sorts of automation.
[ Download FileBot ]


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 ]


Liferay Portal

Liferay Portal is the world’s leading enterprise open source portal framework, offering integrated Web publishing and content management, an enterprise service bus and service-oriented architecture, and compatibility with all major IT infrastructure.
[ Download Liferay Portal ]

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, February 20, 2017

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:21

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

Manjaro Community Torrents

This project is for download the Manjaro Officials and Community releases using a bittorrent client (console or graphical)
[ Download Manjaro Community Torrents ]


iDempiere

iDempiere = OSGi + ADempiere iDempiere Business Suite ERP/CRM/SCM done the community way. Focus is on the Community that includes Subject Matter Specialists, Implementors and End-Users. iDempiere is based on original Compiere/Adempiere plus a new architecture to use state-of-the-art technologies like OSGi, Buckminster, zk.
[ Download iDempiere ]


BibDesk

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


wl500g

wl500g is ASUS Oleg’s based custom firmware. It is free with custom firmware features, and supports the following branches and models: 1.9.2.7-rtn (mainstream, 2.6.22 kernel based, supports: > ASUS RT-N16, RT-N15U, RT-N12, RT-N12B1, RT-N10, RT-N10U, RT-N10UB1, WL-500gP, WL-500gPv2, WL-500W); 1.9.2.7-d (stable/suspended, 2.4.37 kernel based, supports: > ASUS WL-500gP, WL-500gPv2, WL-500W, WL-500gX, WL-520gU, WL-550gE, WL-330gE, WL-320gE, WL-320gP).
[ Download wl500g ]


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 ]


strace

strace is a diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace tracer for Linux. It is used to monitor and tamper with interactions between userspace processes and the Linux kernel, which include system calls, signal deliveries, and changes of process state. The operation of strace is made possible by the kernel feature known as ptrace.
[ Download strace ]


gretl

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


berryboot

Berryboot is a simple operating system installer and boot selection screen for ARM devices such as the Raspberry Pi and Cubieboard. It allows you to put multiple Linux distribution on a single SD card.
[ Download berryboot ]


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 ]

Categories: Open Source

Small but Significant Changes to Project Pages

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 06:03

Continuous improvement is something that drives us here at SourceForge. We’re always looking for ways to improve our site and service in ways both big and small. In the past couple of months, we’ve made a few small but important changes that we think projects can really benefit from. These changes include:

  • HTTPS for git and svn code checkouts – Now all project developers can make use of the more secure https protocol.
  • HTTPS on all our download mirrors
  • High resolution project icons – Large, high resolution icons can now be uploaded to project pages. While these icons may look the same on your desktop, they will appear a lot clearer and better on phone screens and Retina/hi-dpi laptops, and when zooming in on a page.
  • Support for newer, more secure SSH keys – SourceForge now supports the new ed25519 and ecdsa formats.

We hope everyone will find these new enhancements useful and beneficial. Should you have any inquiries or issues regarding these changes, or would like to request other enhancements, please refer to our support page. We’ll do our best to make sure you continue to have a positive experience with SourceForge.

Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, February 13, 2017

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 06:38

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

FileBot

FileBot is the ultimate tool for renaming your movies, tv shows or anime and downloading subtitles. It’s smart, streamlined for simplicity and just works. FileBot supports Windows, Linux and Mac, plus there’s a full-featured command-line interface for all sorts of automation.
[ Download FileBot ]


LibreCAD

LibreCAD is an open-source cross-platform 2D CAD program, which is translated in over 30 languages. http://translate.librecad.org LibreCAD is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. License: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html Source: https://github.com/LibreCAD/LibreCAD/releases Track the latest development: https://github.com/LibreCAD/LibreCAD/milestones https://github.com/LibreCAD/LibreCAD/commits/master Create bug reports and feature requests: https://github.com/LibreCAD/LibreCAD/issues Get help: – http://forum.librecad.org – http://wiki.librecad.org
[ Download LibreCAD ]


npackd-logoNpackd

Npackd is a free Windows package manager that also serves as an installer and app store for Windows apps. With Npackd you can find and install software in minutes with absolutely no adware or other distractions. Apart from finding and installing software, it can keep your system updated and uninstall apps when no longer necessary. Installing and uninstalling apps is completely automated (silent or unattended installation and un-installation), making app management a breeze.
[ Download Npackd ]


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 ]


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 ]


ApexDC++

ApexDC™ is an innovative Direct Connect client based on the DC++ and StrongDC++ projects. Direct Connect provides a rare blend of seamless file sharing and community based chat and messaging between users. ApexDC features plugins and scripting through Lua and much more. Both operators and users alike should find it a pleasant experience. Note: as of May 28th 2016 ApexDC is now primarily distributed as two separate installers one targetting 32bit and the other 64bit operating systems. Additionally XP compatible binaries are now only offered as a separate download from the files section.
[ Download ApexDC++ ]


Tcl

Tool Command Language (Tcl) is an interpreted language and very portable interpreter for that language. Tcl is embeddable and extensible, and has been widely used since its creation in 1988 by John Ousterhout. Bug reports to http://core.tcl.tk/tcl/ Follow code development at http://core.tcl.tk/tcl/
[ Download Tcl ]


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 ]

Categories: Open Source

Common Causes of Open Source Project Failure and How to Avoid Them

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 06:20

One thing about open source is that even the failures contribute to the next thing that comes up. Unlike a company that could spend a million dollars in two years and fail and there’s nothing really to show for it, if you spend a million dollars on open source, you probably have something amazing that other people can build on. –Matt Mullenweg

In open source software development, one man’s failed project can be another man’s next successful project. As Matt Mullenweg has pointed out, failed projects can be the basis upon which other, more successful projects can be founded and developed.

But no matter how much of a boon one failed project may provide another, it’s still a loss for at least one person- the founder of the failed project. Between the person who spends a million dollars and fails and the person who spends the same and succeeds, you definitely don’t want to be the former! And the best way to avoid such failure is to see it coming.

Identifying the Common Causes of Failure

To see failure coming is to spot the causes. There are various causes of project failure, the most common being:

  • The developer loses interest. This loss of interest can stem from a number of things- the developer may have already stagnated with the project, is tired of the users’ demands, or is looking to focus on other opportunities. And without a maintainer to follow him, the project will inevitably be abandoned.
  • Lack of resources. Despite the “free” label, open source software development can take up a lot of resources: manpower, time and money. If there aren’t enough of these resources to support the project, abandonment will be likely.
  • Misunderstandings within the project team. If the project is worked on by people who disagree on a number of things, there is a high possibility of division among team members and the project being forked. If however the team is too fragmented and the misunderstanding too great, the project may not continue at all.
  • The project lagging behind. This could be in terms of technology, competition, or both. Technology is constantly evolving and with it, users’ expectations and demands. If a project doesn’t keep up or falls behind its competitors, it will eventually become obsolete.
  • The project becoming too big. Another possible cause of project failure is when it gets too big for the current developers and no one else steps in to help.
  • No standards or quality control. Be it in documentation, execution or support.
  • Legal problems. Very few open source projects can survive legal challenges, especially against large companies.

How to Avoid Them?

Sometimes, there’s just no avoiding the disintegration of a good project. When you see the causes coming however, there are still some things you can do to save the project at the most, and soften the blow of the loss at the very least.

  1. Ask for help. Asking for help from your community can solve a lot of project problems. When you start having difficulty managing the project on your own, you can ask the community for help maintaining it or ask them to fork it. If there’s a roadblock you can’t solve on your own, present it to the community and see if they can come up with a solution. If you need resources, the community can help you there too. Of course, this will require a great deal of humility and willingness to ask for assistance on your part.
  2. Innovate. If your project is stagnating, do what you need to do in order to keep it moving and keep the software improving. This may require additional work, research, learning new technologies and asking for help or input from other developers.
  3. Communicate. Miscommunication is a leading cause of misunderstanding, which in turn causes a host of problems for projects. Make sure you are able to openly exchange ideas with your team and listen to and share with your community as well.
  4. Always be aware. There may be more than one reason why your project is failing. Always be aware of the major factors affecting your project, and learn to accept when things are no longer within your control. Accepting that you may no longer be interested in a project or that it is becoming too big for you for instance, will allow you to seek help sooner and increase the chances of saving the project.
Categories: Open Source

Projects of the Week, February 6, 2017

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 06:19

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

Liferay Portal

Liferay Portal is the world’s leading enterprise open source portal framework, offering integrated Web publishing and content management, an enterprise service bus and service-oriented architecture, and compatibility with all major IT infrastructure.
[ Download Liferay Portal ]


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 ]


Hibernate

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


tor-logoTor Browser

Tor Browser enables you to use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. Tor is a software that bounces your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers. This effectively prevents anyone watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit; it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location; and allows you access to sites which are blocked.

Tor Browser can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).
[ Download Tor Browser ]


Hydrogen

Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It’s main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.
[ Download Hydrogen ]


TYPO3

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


bwapi-logoBWAPI

Brood War Application Programming Interface or BWAPI is a free and open source C++ framework that is used to create Artificial Intelligence (AI) agents that play the popular Real Time Strategy (RTS) game Starcraft: Brood War.

With BWAPI, players of varying levels can create AI agents to play Brood War, but with certain limits. BWAPI will only reveal visible parts of the game state to AI modules to enable programmers to write competitive non-cheating AIs. BWAPI also denies user input so users cannot take control of game units while the AI is in play. These default settings can be changed for flexibility however, unless enforced by a Tournament Module (game referee for AI tournaments).
[ Download BWAPI ]


PlatformIO Storage

Cross-platform code builder and library manager. Continuous and IDE integration. Arduino and MBED compatible. Ready for Cloud compiling. Development Platforms – Embedded and Desktop development platforms with pre-built toolchains, debuggers, uploaders and frameworks which work under popular host OS: Mac, Windows, Linux (+ARM) Embedded Boards – Rapid Embedded Programming, IDE and Continuous Integration in a few steps with PlatformIO thanks to built-in project generator for the most popular embedded boards and IDE Library Manager – Hundreds Popular Libraries are organized into single Web 2.0 platform: list by categories, keywords, authors, compatible platforms and frameworks; learn via examples; be up-to-date with the latest version Atmel AVR & SAM, Espressif, Freescale Kinetis, Nordic nRF51, NXP LPC, Silicon Labs EFM32, ST STM32, TI MSP430 & Tiva, Teensy, Arduino, mbed, libOpenCM3, etc.
[ Download PlatformIO Storage ]


TuxGuitar

TuxGuitar is a multitrack guitar tablature editor and player written in Java-SWT, It can open GuitarPro, PowerTab and TablEdit files.
[ Download TuxGuitar ]

Categories: Open Source

February 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – DC++

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 06:08

For our February “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected DC++, an open source client for Windows for the Direct Connect / Advanced Direct Connect file sharing network.

Direct Connect allows you to share files over the Internet without restrictions or limits. It is a decentralized network, made up of individual hubs that users join to share files with other members on that hub. Each hub is individually run and regulated by a fellow user of the Direct Connect network, and may have certain themes relating to the content on the hub.

DC++ is highly-ranked and widely-used with over fifty million downloads, and it’s not hard to see why given its many great features:

    • No ads, spyware, or bundled software that you don’t need
    • Integrated firewall and router support
    • Easy-to-use interface
    • Multi-hub connections and auto-connections
    • Resume of downloads, with optional automatic search for alternate sources by TTH
    • Search across all (or selected) connected hubs by file type, size, name or hash
    • Logging options and configuration for chat, private messages, downloads, and uploads
    • MAGNET link support for linking to specific content
    • Segmented downloading
    • NAT-Traversal support
    • SSL encrypted secure hub-client communication and file transfers, and more.

[ Download DC++ ]

Categories: Open Source

February 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Maxima

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 06:27

For our February “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected Maxima, a Computer Algebra System (CAS) written in Common Lisp.

Maxima is comparable to commercial systems like Mathematica and Maple as it is able to solve symbolic mathematical equations, be it in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or others. It can calculate with exact integers and fractions, native floating-point and high-precision big floats.

Maxima is feature-filled and user-friendly, with an online manual, plotting commands, and numerical libraries. Users can write programs in its native programming language, and many have contributed useful packages in a variety of areas over the decades.

Maxima was previously chosen “Staff Pick” Project of the Month in November of 2015 and the Maxima team spoke about the project’s latest developments and direction. Recently we caught up with one of the developers of the project, Viktor Toth to find out how the project has been doing since then, and here’s what he had to say:

“We have had two or three maintenance releases since that date. Our goal at this point is to continue offering support for Maxima, fix bugs, maintain compatibility with as many platforms as possible, and create stable installation packages. Changes to Maxima at this point tend to be relatively minor and incremental, including, for instance, corrections and improvements to the documentation and its translations.”

Maxima continues to be widely-used with over 300,000 direct downloads annually, and also continues to receive positive feedback from users.

[ Download Maxima ]

Categories: Open Source