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Project of the Week, July 6, 2015

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:08

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


GNS3

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


SparkyLinux

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


PeaZip

PeaZip is a free archiver tool. The application provides a unified, natively portable, cross-platform file manager and archive manager GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX. PeaZip can create 7Z, ARC, BZip/GZip, PEA, TAR, WIM, XZ, ZPAQ, ZIP files, and many more. It also opens and extracts over 150 file types, including ACE, CAB, DEB, ISO, RAR, ZIPX. Features of PeaZip include extract, create and convert multiple archives at once, create self-extracting archives (sfx), split files, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hashes, and export task definition as command line script.
[ Download PeaZip ]


PlatformIO Storage

PlatformIO is a cross-platform code builder and the missing library manager, ready for embedded development, IDE and Continuous integration, and Arduino and MBED compatible. You have no need to install any IDE or compile any tool chains. PlatformIO has pre-built different development platforms, including compiler, debugger, uploader (for embedded boards), and many other useful tools. PlatformIO also has pre-configured settings for the most popular Embedded Boards. You have no need to specify in Project Configuration File type, frequency of MCU, or upload protocol. PlatformIO Library Manager allows you to organize external libraries. You can search for new libraries via the Command-Line, or Web interfaces. Due to platformio lib update command you will also have up-to-date libraries.
[ Download PlatformIO Storage ]


Greenshot

Greenshot is a lightweight screenshot software tool for Windows that quickly creates screenshots of a selected region, window, or full screen; you can even capture complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer. Greenshot easily annotates, highlights, or obfuscates parts of the screenshot. Greenshot also exports screenshots in various ways: save to file, send to printer, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail, send Microsoft Office programs, or upload to photo sites like Flickr or Picasa. And Greenshot has many more options, to simplify the creation of, and work with, screenshots every day. Overall, Greenshot is easy to understand, and configurable, making it an efficient tool for project managers, software developers, technical writers, testers, and anyone else creating screenshots.
[ Download Greenshot ]


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 ]


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 ]


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, such as 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 ]


antiX-Linux

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

Categories: Open Source

SourceForge forming Community Panel

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:39

SourceForge has begun outreach to Open Source developers and end-users in an effort to form a Community Panel to help guide future development of our products and policies.

We expect to have ongoing communications with members of our Community Panel in coming weeks, to be followed by an in-person event at summer’s end on the east coast of the US.

If you have interest in taking a positive role in guiding SourceForge’s future, please drop us a note at communityteam@sourceforge.net with a couple lines about your Open Source experiences.

In addition to obtaining guidance from our Community Panel, we always welcome feedback from the broader community, including both developers and end-users, on our Community Voice forum at https://sourceforge.net/p/forge/discussion/communityvoice

Thank you,

Roberto

Categories: Open Source

July 2015, “Community Choice” Projects of the Month – Octave-Forge & SharpDevelop

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:08

For our July “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected two projects, Octave-Forge and SharpDevelop, by a tie vote!

Octave-Forge is a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave.

Octave-Forge packages expand Octave’s core functionality by providing field specific features via Octave’s package system. For example, image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, instrument control, and statistics packages are examples of individual Octave-Forge packages (browse the full list of packages). And Octave-Forge is the best way to install all octave-forge packages from a central location.

[ Download Octave-Forge ]

 

SharpDevelop is a free IDE for C#, VB.NET, & Boo projects on Microsoft’s .NET platform.

SharpDevelop was designed as a free, lightweight alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio and, thus, it works natively with Visual Studio projects and code files. SharpDevelop allows you to write applications in C#, VB.NET, F#, IronPython, and IronRuby. And it comes with integrated unit and performance testing tools; Git, NuGet, etc. that make development a breeze. Download both the source code and executable files, or find the latest information and changes on #develop through the forum.

[ Download SharpDevelop ]

Categories: Open Source

July 2015, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – TortoiseSVN

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:08

For our June “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected TortoiseSVN, a Subversion (SVN) client implemented as a windows shell extension. TortoiseSVN’s lead developer, Stefan Kueng, shared his thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SF: Tell me about the TortoiseSVN project please.
Kueng: TortoiseSVN is an easy to use Subversion client for Windows that integrates fully into the Windows Explorer. It provides the full features of Subversion and also has many additional features that are not part of the core of Subversion.

SF: What made you start this?
Kueng: I needed an easy-to-use version control client. At the time, the only free version control system was CVS but it was not good enough. Subversion was in the very early stages, with no official release yet and no UI clients available. That’s when I decided to create an UI client for it.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
Kueng: I think yes. The client provides all the features of Subversion.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
Kueng: Developers mostly, but since it’s user-friendly it can also be used by other people who need to version their files (i.e. designers, writers, etc.).

SF: What core need does TortoiseSVN fulfill?
Kueng: It’s a highly accessible UI for Subversion.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using TortoiseSVN?
Kueng: I recommend reading the docs. There’s a lot of information in there that cannot easily be figured out without actually reading them.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?
Kueng: React fast to bug reports, listen to requests, and try to implement them. We also provide good documentation.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps to build up your community of users?
Kueng: It depends on the users. A lot of our users work in big companies with complex demands; therefore, they don’t like frequent updates. That’s why we try to make stable releases only when necessary. But we provide nightly builds for users who need the latest features.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?
Kueng: Winning the SF community awards category “Best Tool or Utility for Developers” in 2007.

SF: What helped make that happen?
Kueng: A big enough user base and users that appreciate the work done on TortoiseSVN.

SF: What was the net result for that event?
Kueng: I think we got a few more users.

SF: What is the next big thing for TortoiseSVN?
Kueng: The next major release of Subversion is only a short time away, and with that release there will also be a new major release of TortoiseSVN with a lot new features.

SF: How long do you think that will take?
Kueng: I hope it will be done in a few weeks.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?
Kueng: Yes, presently we’re mostly finished and are in the final stages.

SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for TortoiseSVN?
Kueng: It’s been evolving just the way it is comfortably.

[ Download TortoiseSVN ]

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, June 29, 2015

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:08

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


TeXstudio – A LaTeX Editor

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


Octave-Forge

Octave-Forge is a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave. The Octave-Forge packages expand Octave’s core functionality by providing field specific features via Octave’s package system. For example, image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, instrument control, and statistics packages are examples of individual Octave-Forge packages.
[ Download Octave-Forge ]


gnuplot development

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


NAS4Free

NAS4Free is an embedded Open Source Storage distribution and supports
sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. NAS4Free can be installed on Compact Flash/USB/SSD media, hard disk or booted of from a Live CD with a USB stick.
[ Download NAS4Free ]


ConEmu – Windows console with tabs

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


Robolinux

Robolinux is pleased to announce V7.9.2 LTS (Until 2018) X12+ Privacy & Security, with many enhancements, plus maintenance & upstream security updates, the newest VirtualBox, Firefox & Thunderbird versions, and three new apps. RoboLinux is a Linux desktop solution for a home office, SOHO, and enterprise users looking for a well-protected migration path away from other operating systems.
[ Download Robolinux ]


K-Meleon

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


ScummVM

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


KXStudio

KXStudio is a collection of tools and tweaks, targeted at audio and video production.
[ Download KXStudio ]

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, June 22, 2015

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:08

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


usm

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


PostInstallerF

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


Cyberfox

Cyberfox is a Mozilla-based Internet browser designed to take advantage of 64-bit architecture but a 32-bit version is also available. The application provides a higher performance when navigating your favorite pages. Compatible With Windows Vista x64, Windows 7 x64, and Windows 8/8.x OS. Cyberfox uses windows 8 SDK.
[ Download Cyberfox ]


Hugin

Panorama stitching and much more. A powerful software package for creation and processing of immersive panoramic images.
[ Download Hugin ]


ImperiumAO

ImperiumAO is a popular Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Play Game (MMORPG), developed using BaronSoft’s ORE engine, and currently being ported to a brand new SDL-C++ programmed engine. The game is set up on a huge medieval fantasy world, and it has multiple worldwide located servers with more than 100,000 active players around the globe.
[ Download ImperiumAO ]


NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2)

NAPS2 is a document scanning application with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. Scan your documents from WIA- and TWAIN-compatible scanners, organize the pages as you like, and save them as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and other file formats. It requires .NET Framework 4.0 or higher. NAPS2 is currently available in 19 different languages. This is a fork of the NAPS project with many bug fixes and other improvements.
[ Download NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2) ]


DxWnd

Windows hooker intercepts system calls to make full-screen programs running in a window, to support a better compatibility, to enhance video modes, and to stretch timing. It is typically very useful for running old windows games.
[ Download DxWnd ]


Uniform Server

The Uniform Server is a lightweight server solution for running a web server under the WindowsOS. Less than 24MB! It is a modular design, and includes the latest versions of Apache2, Perl5, PHP (switch between PHP53, PHP54, PHP55 or PHP56), MySQL5 or MariaDB5, and phpMyAdmin or Adminer4. It can be run from either a hard drive or USB memory stick.  No installation required! No registry dust! Just unpack and fire up!
[ Download Uniform Server ]


digiCamControl

digiCamControl is a free and Open Source software that allows you to control camera shooting parameters, and also to save time by transferring images directly from your camera to your computer as you take each shot.
[ Download digiCamControl ]

Categories: Open Source

Project mirroring policies will be revisited with our Community Panel, existing mirrors removed

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:50

Recent community concerns have triggered an extensive internal review of our mirroring program and how mirrored content is used on SourceForge. In light of this review, third-party bundling of mirrored content was discontinued May 27th.  As of June 18th, we have taken a further step in removing SourceForge-maintained mirrored projects, and are engaging a newly-formed Community Panel to discuss site features and program policies including a redesigned mirror program.

SourceForge was established in 1999 as a site for Open Source software development and now hosts more than 400,000 Open Source projects. Part of our long-standing mission has been the preservation of access to Open Source software source code. Since at least 2010, SourceForge has operated initiatives that mirror important externally-hosted software to our site. As of June 17th, our mirrored project catalog contained 295 projects (<0.07% of our total catalog).

Recently, community concerns were sparked by a short-run test of third-party offers on five of the mirrored projects. This test was promptly discontinued on May 27th based on community feedback, which we appreciate and take very seriously. With that in mind, SourceForge pledges to present third-party offers only with the projects that explicitly opted-in to that program.

We are taking further steps to amend our practices:

Mirrors which are not co-maintained with the one or more of the original developers, except where the upstream site has been discontinued, have been removed effective immediately. An extensive review has been conducted of the 295 mirrored projects and removals were completed on June 18th. Where a SourceForge-maintained mirror has been removed, we have redirected this traffic back to the canonical home for the software (whence it was mirrored to begin with).

We are forming a Community Panel to review our mirroring practices and guide the way mirrors are established and the presentation of mirrored content on the site. We will examine the best ways to respect an author’s Trademarks and Copyrights while distributing the software they have released under Open Source license, and making clear when pages relate to mirrored content.  We continue to believe that mirroring is an important component of the Open Source ecosystem – both in ensuring that software is preserved for developers and in combating malicious patent claims – and we want to make sure our mirroring is performed in a sustainable and beneficial way.

We welcome your feedback and can be reached via the SourceForge Community Voice forum.

Roberto Galoppini, Head of SourceForge Community team

Categories: Open Source

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

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:08

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

git-osx-installer
A stand-alone installer for Git. Installing Xcode and then building and compiling git from source is a lot of work. The stand-alone installer sidesteps the issue of installing the entire software toolkit on your desktop. While Git is presently installed with the Xcode tools software package, the stand-alone installer is an excellent resource for those who want to easily install just Git.
[ Download git-osx-installer ]

 

NamelessROM
The main goal of NamelessRom is to provide quality development for Android devices, phones, and tablets alike. NamelessRom developers are available nearly 24/7, and respond to bug reports and feature requests almost instantly.
[ Download NamelessROM ]

 

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

 

NAS4Free
NAS4Free is an embedded Open Source Storage distribution and supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. NAS4Free can be installed on Compact Flash/USB/SSD media, hard disk, or booted of from a Live CD with a USB stick.
[ Download NAS4Free ]

 

Git Extensions
Git Extensions is a toolkit to make working with Git under Windows more intuitive. The shell extension will integrate in Windows Explorer and presents a nice context menu on files.
[ Download Git Extensions ]

 

SciPy: Scientific Library for Python
SciPy is package of tools for science and engineering for Python. It includes modules for statistics, optimization, integration, linear algebra, Fourier transforms, signal and image processing, ODE solvers, and more.
[ Download SciPy: Scientific Library for Python ]

 

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 ]

 

dispcalGUI
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 hardware sensors, with support for multi-display setups and a variety of available settings like customizable whitepoint, luminance, tone response curve, the option to create matrix and look-up-table ICC profiles, with optional gamut mapping, and some proprietary 3D LUT formats.
[ Download dispcalGUI ]

 

JasperReports Library
The JasperReports Library is the world’s most popular Open Source reporting engine. It is entirely written in Java and it is able to use data coming from any kind of data source and produce pixel-perfect documents that can be viewed, printed, or exported in a variety of document formats including HTML, PDF, Excel, OpenOffice, and Word.
[ Download JasperReports Library ]

 

Categories: Open Source

How to accept merge requests with one click

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:00

Merge requests in Git and Hg repositories can now be managed with a single click. This makes it super easy to accept code contributions to your project. With the click of a button you bypass having to run merge commands by hand.

Merge requests are automatically analyzed for any conflicts. Merge requests without conflicts clearly display a “Merge” button. Just click the button to merge the code!

Merge request example

For merge requests with conflicts, use your local git or hg tools to resolve any conflicts manually by using the commands that are provided.

Video Demo

Thanks to Apache Allura, the platform behind the repositories at SourceForge, for this merge functionality. To further improve merge requests at SourceForge, consider contributing to Allura; Allura also powers SourceForge’s wiki, forums, tickets, and admin pages.

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, June 15, 2015

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:08

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


The FreeType Project

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


gnuplot development

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


CaesarIA (openCaesar3)

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


AkelPad

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


Vtiger CRM

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


XBian

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


LibreCAD

LibreCAD is a fully comprehensive 2D CAD application that you can download and install for free. There is a large base of satisfied LibreCAD users worldwide, and it is available in more than 20 languages and for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, etc.
[ Download LibreCAD ]


gretl

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


get_iplayer

get_iplayer enables you to search, index, and record/stream BBC iPlayer TV and radio, BBC live TV and radio, and BBC podcasts. It can also download subtitles and signed, or audio described, programmes where available. get_iplayer has PVR-like capabilities so you can save lists of programme searches, which are automatically recorded, when they become available. You can watch downloaded programmes when you choose on devices that cannot run Adobe Flash Player. Requires perl 5.8.8+ with LWP module.
[ Download get_iplayer ]

Categories: Open Source

SourceForge Past, Present and Future: Working to Maintain the Integrity of Our Open Source Backbone

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 16:49

Having heard from so many of you — developers, end-users, and friends — we’re taking a moment to speak about our values, practices and business model.

What we do:

Since 1999, SourceForge has been synonymous with free code hosting for Open Source projects. We provide developers SCM platforms like Git, Subversion and Mercurial. We also provide download release and distribution facilities, and an array of tools to manage the entire life cycle of Open Source software such as mailing lists, forums and ticket tracker. We have been providing all these services for free using the platform that we also open sourced, which is now part of the Apache Software Foundation under the Apache Allura name.

Where we get content:

The vast majority of our content — code, documentation and discussions — is produced by developers.  Other content — tickets, feedback and ratings etc. — is produced by end-users. We supplement this community-generated content by writing editorial reviews, producing videos and marketing projects through social media engagement and our bi-monthly newsletter. We also promote open source projects, for free, featuring Editor and Community Picks on our home page, and all of our pages present a short-list of recommended projects so that we have many ways to help market and promote open source projects, for free, to end-users. SourceForge also provides a directory of enterprise-ready open source projects, where communities and vendors can inform our users about add-ons, events, partners and other resources.

Since SourceForge was founded on the idea that Open Source software should always be available to the community, an idea backed by the Open Source Definition, we continue to uphold that belief by also mirroring important projects on our site.

Advertising on SourceForge:

SourceForge is and has always been a business endeavor. From the early days, one of our primary sources of revenue has been advertising.  Advertising includes direct campaigns where we have a high degree of control over ad quality, and indirect campaigns run by Ad Networks where we have a lesser degree of control. When we received complaints about ad quality last year, we established a program to help with the removal of ads that mimic our user interface elements or are otherwise perceived to be malicious. We continue to ask for your patience and assistance, as this is a continuous process.

Bundled offers on SourceForge:

SourceForge recognized that a number of projects wish to monetize their releases to help fund future development. To that end, SourceForge established a program to present easy-to-decline third-party offers for the projects that opted into this program. We also ensured that end-users always have a choice to decline the offers and can uninstall the offers later.  In cases where we receive complaints about an offer, we investigate and take appropriate action, including removal of such offer from the program.

What recently changed:

Recently, we converted some unmaintained projects to Mirror status because they were serving older, unmaintained files and lesser value to our users. We remain open to giving the control of such unmaintained projects back to the developers, but ask that they keep such mirrors up-to-date as a matter of industry best-practice and as a service to the end-users.

SourceForge also recently ran a test of presenting easy-to-decline third-party offers with a small number (5) of projects mirrored on our site. This included gimp-win, but did not include nmap. Based on the community feedback, we promptly discontinued this test based on community reaction. We understand this caused tremendous concern among the community members and we acknowledge that it was an oversight on our part.

Feedback:

As a company, we at Sourceforge pride ourselves on being highly responsive to our community members.  With that in mind and in an effort to facilitate feedback and ensure our responsiveness to the community, we have established a forum in which we encourage you to share your ideas and suggestions. You are very welcome to join the conversation at the SourceForge Community Voice on SourceForge.  Further, you can always reach out to us  by using the “Help” link in the header of the SourceForge site, which provides contact information for our Support team and which will ensure any questions or issues you may have are resolved in an efficient manner.

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, June 8, 2015

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 06:08

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

 

West Point Bridge Designer and Contest
A national virtual bridge engineering contest with prizes for middle and high school kids, grades 6 to 12, but anyone can enter for fun. Based on the award-winning Bridge Designer client software, now Open Source through this project. The website infrastructure supports worldwide participation in qualifying and semifinal rounds with a tiny administrative staff. The new Rails back end is a RubyMine project. Thanks to JetBrains for this mega development environment!
[ Download West Point Bridge Designer and Contest ]


dispcalGUI

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 hardware sensors, with support for multi-display setups and a variety of available settings like customizable whitepoint, luminance, tone response curve, the option to create matrix and look-up-table ICC profiles, with optional gamut mapping, and some proprietary 3D LUT formats.
[ Download dispcalGUI ]


FOG – A Free Cloning Solution

FOG is a free open-source cloning, imaging solution, and rescue suite. FOG can be used to image Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Window 8 PCs using PXE, PartClone, and a Web GUI to tie it together. Includes features like memory and disk test, disk wipe, av scan, and task scheduling.
[ Download FOG – A Free Cloning Solution ]


BluestarLinux

Bluestar is a GNU/Linux operating system, built to provide an up-to-date kernel with rolling releases, fast performance, a wide variety of applications with current versions, a full development desktop and multimedia environment, and an Arch Linux based distribution.
[ Download BluestarLinux ]


Parrot Security OS

Parrot Security OS is a Cloud friendly operating system designed for pentesting, computer forensics, reverse-engineering, hacking, Cloud pentesting, privacy/anonymity, and cryptography. It is based on Debian and developed by the Frozenbox network.
[ Download Parrot Security OS ]


SMTube

SMTube is a YouTube browser which allows users to search, play, and download YouTube videos. Videos are played back with a media player instead of a flash player, allowing for better performance, particularly with HD content. This project is based on some of the code from UMPlayer.
[ Download SMTube ]


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 ]


Money Manager Ex

Money Manager Ex 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., and it runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.
[ Download Money Manager Ex ]


DropIt

DropIt eliminates much of the drudgery when you need to organize files. It is a small, flexible, and hard-working tool, used to automate the processing and organizing of your files and folders. Drop a group of different files and folders on the floating DropIt image, and it sorts them to defined destination folders, compresses or extracts them, opens them with associated programs, or performs other defined actions. You can define how filter your files, and associate them with one of the 20 available actions to perform. You can also organize your associations in profiles and automatically scan monitored folders at a defined time interval.
[ Download DropIt ]

Categories: Open Source

Analysis of nmap project and data

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 06:10

We evaluated recent claims of the nmap project regarding changes to their project presence and data on SourceForge. We’ve confirmed conclusively that no changes were made to the project or data, and that all past download delivery by nmap on SourceForge was through our web hosting service where content is project-administered. Please read the full analysis below.

Concerns

REF: http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2015/q2/194

Claim is detailed as: “The old Nmap project page is now blank: http://sourceforge.net/projects/nmap/

Meanwhile they have moved all the Nmap content to their new page which only they control: http://sourceforge.net/projects/nmap.mirror/”

Technical Analysis What “nmap” projects exist?
  • nmap (group_id=1508).
  • nmap.mirror (group_id=652750).
When were these projects created?
  • The nmap project (1508) was created 2000-01-16.
  • The nmap.mirror project (652750) was created 2011-12-22.
 Who controls these projects?
  • The nmap project (1508) is administered by ‘fyodor’.
  • The nmap.mirror project (652750) is administered by ‘sf-editor1’.
Where does content come from?
  • nmap project (1508) content is as provided by ‘fyodor’.
  • nmap.mirror project (652750) content is a verbatim mirror of nmap releases from the canonical nmap site.  Content is currently, and has always been, completely unmodified.
 Has File Release data been removed from the nmap project (1508)?
  • The standard place where files are distributed through SourceForge is the File Release System (FRS).
  • The nmap project does not currently have any files in the File Release System (FRS).
  • Project audit trail data shows no activity related to the File Release System (FRS).
  • File Release System metadata shows no activity related to the nmap project.
  • The SourceForge download statistics platform (dstats) shows no downloads ever occurring through the File Release System or its predecessors.

REF: https://sourceforge.net/projects/nmap/files/stats/timeline

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Compared to a project which has been active during this time period, e.g. “mysql”, we would expect to see some activity here even for substantially old time periods if the project had been using this service.

REF: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mysql/files/stats/timeline?dates=1999-01-01+to+2015-05-05

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  • Based on lack of metadata, lack of data, and lack of statistics for the nmap project (1508), we conclude that the File Release Service was never used by this project, and no data was removed from that platform.
  • Further confirmation has been made using the Internet Archive (archive.org) cached copies of historical File Release pages for the nmap project.
  • We thus conclude that no data was removed because no data was ever placed in this service.
What SourceForge services did the nmap project (1508) consume?
  • Records show that the SourceForge project web service (e.g. nmap.sourceforge.net) was used in the past.  Two custom VHOSTs were served through this service.
  • Project web data is housed separately from File Release System data, where we normally serve downloads.
  • Some files still exist on disk for the nmap project (1508) in project web space, namely web page assets.  No binary release data exists in project web for nmap.
  • Fyodor has advised that he performed download distribution through the Project Web service, something which was permitted in the early days but not in recent years.
  • SourceForge has discouraged the use of project web for distribution of binary data for a number of years, and has active controls at the webserver level which prevent download delivery through this service, most recently bandwidth throttling, quotas and file size limitations as detailed in our Site Docs at https://sourceforge.net/p/forge/documentation/Project%20Web%20and%20Developer%20Web/#bandwidth-throttling
  • We wish for projects to perform this delivery using our File Release System which is backed by our globally-distributed download mirror network, not through the project web service that consumes our web serving bandwidth.
  • File data for project web is not versioned, so there is no audit trail data.
  • It is our general policy that project web content is maintained solely by the project except where we need to backup and remove content due to abuse, or where a project has specifically asked for assistance with content management.
  • The SourceForge team had prior exchanges with the nmap project regarding quota exceptions.  It has been confirmed through review of internal mailing lists and our internal ticketing systems (both current and historical) that no action was taken to remove content from nmap’s Project Web space.
  • The SourceForge staff involved with enforcement have direct knowledge of the nmap utility — this is a name brand to us — and any action to remove nmap project content would have set off red flags.
  • We have queried the SourceForge ticketing system (alexandria Support Requests) and confirmed that there were no communications there with fyodor regarding data removal or content in project web space; the three tickets from fyodor related to our Compile Farm service (in the 2000’s).
  • We thus conclude that no action was taken by SourceForge staff related to content stored by fyodor on our project web service.
Were any changes made to the nmap project (1508) page to make it empty?
  • Internet Archive (archive.org) cache was used to assess this concern.

REF: https://web.archive.org/web/*/sourceforge.net/projects/nmap

2001:  Project was empty

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2005:  Project was empty

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2007: Project was empty

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2012: Project was empty

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2015: Project is empty

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The last update date in 2013 relates to the migration of the nmap project (along with all other projects on the site) from SourceForge’s sfx code base to the new Apache Allura-based code base.  This migration was an automated operation conducted for all projects, and this platform change did not augment data in the Project Web service or File Release System.

We therefore conclude that no content has been removed from the nmap project page.  Look and feel of this page has changed over time, but the underlying data remains has remained unchanged by staff.

The lack of audit trail data further confirms that no changes have occurred on this project.

Concern

REF: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/06/black-mirror-sourceforge-has-now-siezed-nmap-audit-tool-project/

‘In an e-mail to Ars, Lyon said, “Sourceforge did not communicate with me prior to seizing the account. They have communicated with me many times in the past about participating in these monetization strategies, and I always declined.”’

Business Analysis Was nmap or nmap.mirror ever subject to bundled offers?

No.

Was the nmap project (1508) seized at any point?

No.  See above analysis.  A separate mirror of nmap releases was made on the nmap.mirror project.  This is exactly as stated by steelgrass’s comment on the above Ars Technica article where he notes “Unlike the Gimp’s Windows distribution site it doesn’t look like they have taken over anything – they’ve just providing a mirror”

Would the bundling program have entertained the idea of including nmap or nmap.mirror?

The current SourceForge bundling program specifically excludes software designed for information security professionals, such as nmap, even in cases where those projects would gladly opt-in.  Why?  It doesn’t make good business sense.

  • All of our bundled offers are opt-in.
  • Infosec professionals do not generally wish to install secondary offers.
  • Low opt-in rate results in low conversion rate.
Was a monetization opportunity offered to nmap in the past?

Yes.  This was related to advertising program.  This was not related to our bundled offers program, DevShare, which did not exist at the time of those communications.

Categories: Open Source

Third party offers will be presented with Opt-In projects only

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 22:09

In an effort to address a number of concerns we have been hearing from
the media and community at large, we at SourceForge would like to note
that we have stopped presenting third party offers for unmaintained
SourceForge projects.

While we had recently tested presenting easy-to-decline third party
offers with a very small number of unmaintained SourceForge projects,
we discontinued this practice promptly based on negative community
feedback.  At this time, we present third party offers only with a few
projects where it is explicitly approved by the project developer, or
if the project is already bundling third party offers.

As a company, we at SourceForge pride ourselves on being highly
responsive to our community members and, with that in mind, do our
best to respond to all communications and address all concerns in a
timely manner. We encourage anyone that would like additional
information about our practices or specific issues they have  to reach
out to us directly by using the “Help” link in the header of the
SourceForge site, which provides contact information for our Support
team and which will ensure any questions or issues you may have are
resolved in an efficient manner. As usual feel free to contact us also at communityteam@sourceforge.net.

 

Categories: Open Source

June 2015, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – VBA-M

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 06:08

For our June “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected VBA-M, a merge of the original Visual Boy Advance forks. The VBA-M Team shared their thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the VBA-M project please.
VBA-M Team: VBA-M started out as a project to merge all known forks of the original Visual Boy Advance into one solid project. I guess you could say “the fork to end all forks” but not at the same time.

SF: What made you start this?
VBA-M Team: We were tired of all the other forks and wanted just a basic build that had the most useful features from various forks. So we merged features from various forks into one place and added a few of our own to make it our own.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
VBA-M Team: For the most part we like to think so but like any project, we want to continue improving VBA-M and make it even better. For example, e-reader support, core improvements, and useful features from other forks were added; however, there are still a few things to get working satisfactorily, such as game boy linking; although, recent contributions improved our game compatibility a great deal.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
VBA-M Team: A lot of people benefit from VBA-M, from Game Boy Advance enthusiasts, hardware tinkerers, and folks who own games they no longer have an original system for. For example, a lot of folks played Pokemon on a Game Boy and wished for a bigger screen.

SF: What is the need for improvements upon Visual Boy Advance?
VBA-M Team: Well right now the biggest thing is stabling our new cross-platform interface, which uses the wxWidgets toolkit to make sure each feature works properly cross-platform (Windows, Linux, OSX) on a variety of compilers and libraries. Then we will add features requested by our users, like hardware-accelerated graphics filters and we may even re-implement the linking code, particularly the IPC (single computer) code.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using VBA-M?
VBA-M Team: VBA-M is a merge of the many forks of VBA and the best way is to explore all of the merged features of VBA-M (from GBA to GBA Cable and RFU wireless link gaming, GameCube (Dolphin) link gaming, Game Boy link gaming (across operating systems), e-Reader scanner support, GDB debugging support, xBRZ 1.3 support, OAM viewers, tilt sensor support in WarioWare – Twisted, Solar Sensor support, automatic save type detection, ROM database support and flashcart CHT cheat support for the GBA cheats database). In short, take a look and tell us if we are missing something that you need.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?
VBA-M Team: We simply add features that the community has requested and encourage contributions such as translating the UI to a requested language, reporting bugs, getting VBA-M packaged by Arch Linux, Ubuntu, and Debian, and help with the VBA-M forum.

SF: Have you found that more frequent releases help build up your community of users?
VBA-M Team: Yes, a surge of activity and interest follows whenever a new release occurs. And some of the changes should help narrow down issues considerably.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?
VBA-M Team: Several things, for instance:

  • darktjm, the original author of the wxWidgets code, decided to contribute some code that paved the way for our new interface. For this we are forever grateful.
  • Replacing the old 1.8 GBA core with a new core, which had a 15% speed increase from the old core and was never officially implemented.
  • The current WIP WxWidgets GUI, and the mature libretro implementation, which both opened the doors for true extensive cross platform compatibility by RetroArch; a rather nice way of running emulator cores, games, graphics demos, and other things.
  • Replacing the APU with the one written by Blargg improved the audio of many games while reducing emulation complexity.

SF: What helped make that happen?
VBA-M Team: A couple of months ago, during a quiet period, we started to fix the linking and tried to improve the wxWidgets interface, including bringing in features that were initially in the MFC interface over to the new interface so that all wxWidgets platforms are represented.

SF: What was the net result for that event?
VBA-M Team: Overall, we have a unified interface for major operating systems and an improved user experience

SF: What is the next big thing for VBA-M?
VBA-M Team: Once we fix a small few issues, we are hoping to do a few beta builds and do a 2.0.0 release finally.

SF: How long do you think that will take?
VBA-M Team: We hope that when this interview is published we will have gotten through a few betas and, maybe, have a release candidate.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?
VBA-M Team: Yes, for the most part but we could do with some other platform developers, such as an OSX developer, if possible. Actually, any help would be appreciated, such as help making bug fixes, creating new features, finding and reporting bugs, translations, and supporting new users in the forum.

SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for VBA-M?
VBA-M Team: Using a cross-platform UI system like wxWidgets instead of a single-platform framework like MFC would have made VBA-M usable by a wider user base and improve the underlying GB/GBC/GBA cores.

SF: Why?
VBA-M Team: To make it more accurate and improve speed.

SF: Any reason you can’t do that now?
VBA-M Team: Presently, the issue is the time to go back and do it over again.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?
VBA-M Team: We accept all feedback, both positive and negative at the VBA-M forum.

[ Download VBA-M ]

Categories: Open Source

June 2015, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – git-osx-installer

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 06:08

For our June “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, the we selected git-osx-installer, a stand-alone installer for Git. git-osx-installer’s lead developer, Tim Harper, shared his thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SF: What made you start this?
Harper: Six years ago (or so), before Git really started to dominate the developer tool space, I wanted to get our graphic designers using Git. The biggest issue was getting Git deployed to their laptops. Installing Xcode, then building, and compiling git from source was too much work. There wasn’t an installer yet, so I saw an opportunity to contribute to a tool I loved and also solve a problem at work simultaneously; thus, the stand-alone installer was born.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
Harper: Yes. Since then, Apple has started to ship Git with their Xcode tools package, which is helpful. However, it’s all bundled together unfortunately, so having the stand-alone installer is a nice option for those who just want Git and don’t want to install the rest of the stuff on their laptop.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
Harper: People who just want Git and don’t want the entire build-stack.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using git-osx-installer?
Harper: The biggest issue I see is people don’t follow the instructions or don’t know which version to install. Because OS X versions have differed so much, I’ve had to start building versions of the installer for those who are still on old versions of Git.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?
Harper: We’ve provided a streamlined way for the OS X masses to install and use Git.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?
Harper: People do get annoyed when the installer is significantly behind the latest release, so yes.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?
Harper: The installer just kind of took off on it’s own. I didn’t really need to market it, just let a few people know about it’s existence. Initially, I posted comments on blog articles where people described how to install git. Git-scm.com referred to the installer as the official way to get Git installed on OS X laptops and that has been good for the effort.

SF: What is the next big thing for git-osx-installer?
Harper: I plan to continue to support the project while it fulfills a need. If somebody comes along and does a better job at it, I’ll happily hand over the reigns. I just want to see Git succeed as much as possible because it truly is a marvelous tool.

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

SF: If you had it to do over again, what would you do differently for git-osx-installer?
Harper: There was a period where I neglected the project and there were installer issues on older OS X versions; that created “bad karma” and earned the installer some one star reviews. I was quite busy with life but could have made it a priority to solve these issues earlier and help people avoid frustration.

[ Download git-osx-installer ]

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, June 1, 2015

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 06:08

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


SciPy: Scientific Library for Python

SciPy is package of tools for science and engineering for Python. It includes modules for statistics, optimization, integration, linear algebra, Fourier transforms, signal and image processing, ODE solvers, and more.
[ Download SciPy: Scientific Library for Python ]


JasperReports Library

The JasperReports Library is the world’s most popular open source reporting engine. It is entirely written in Java and it is able to use data coming from any kind of data source and produce pixel-perfect documents that can be viewed, printed, or exported in a variety of document formats including HTML, PDF, Excel, OpenOffice, and Word.
[ Download JasperReports Library ]


dispcalGUI

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 hardware sensors, with support for multi-display setups and a variety of available settings like customizable whitepoint, luminance, tone response curve, the option to create matrix and look-up-table ICC profiles, with optional gamut mapping, and some proprietary 3D LUT formats.
[ Download dispcalGUI ]


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.
[ Download WinPython ]


Filesystem in Userspace

FUSE makes it possible to implement a filesystem in a userspace program. Features include: simple yet comprehensive API, secure mounting by non-root users, support for 2.4 and 2.6 Linux kernels, and multi-threaded operation.
[ Download Filesystem in Userspace ]


Scintilla

Scintilla is a free source code editing component which includes useful features such as syntax styling, error indicators, folding, code completion and call tips. The project includes SciTE (SCIntilla based Text Editor).
[ Download Scintilla ]


SuperTuxKart

SuperTuxKart is a 3D kart racing game featuring Tux and friends.  It is a racing game focusing on fun and ease of play, and includes many tracks, characters, and items for you to try.
[ Download SuperTuxKart ]


Quite Universal Circuit Simulator

Qucs is a circuit simulator with a graphical user interface. The software aims to support all kinds of circuit simulation types such as, e.g. DC, AC, S-parameter, Transient, Noise, and Harmonic Balance analysis. Pure digital simulations are also supported.
[ Download Quite Universal Circuit Simulator ]


West Point Bridge Designer and Contest

A national virtual bridge engineering contest with prizes for middle and high school kids, grades 6 to 12, but anyone can enter for fun. Based on the award-winning Bridge Designer client software, now Open Source through this project. The website infrastructure supports worldwide participation in qualifying and semifinal rounds with a tiny administrative staff. The new Rails back end is a RubyMine project. Thanks to JetBrains for this mega development environment!
[ Download West Point Bridge Designer and Contest ]

Categories: Open Source

GIMP-Win project wasn’t hijacked, just abandoned

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 20:10

[Updated on 22th of June 2015 : Though the two-day offers test completed May 27th, we took further action on our project mirroring program on June 18th.  See the update at http://sourceforge.net/blog/project-mirroring-policies-will-be-revisited-with-our-community-panel-existing-mirrors-removed/]

There has recently been some report that the GIMP-Win project on SourceForge has been hijacked; this project was actually abandoned over 18 months ago, and SourceForge has stepped-in to keep this project current.  For more details, read on…

The GIMP-Win project was registered on SourceForge in October of 2004.  In 2013, the GIMP-Win author discontinued use of SourceForge for download delivery.

Based on our prior outreach to the GIMP-Win author, we understand that they had concerns about the presence of misleading third-party ads on SourceForge.  They were not alone in those concerns — we were also concerned — leading us to establish a program to enable users and developers to help us remove misleading and confusing ads.

In cases where a project is no longer actively being maintained, SourceForge has in some cases established a mirror of releases that are hosted elsewhere.  This was done for GIMP-Win.

When we establish a mirror, we change the status on the project to clearly delineate it as a mirror, and change administrative control of the project to clearly delineate that it is editorially curated by SourceForge.

Mirrored projects help enable end-users to stay current with the latest releases, particularly where SourceForge continues to house historical releases for community benefit.

Mirrored projects are sometimes used to deliver easy-to-decline third-party offers, and the original downloads are always available.

Since our change to mirror GIMP-Win, we have received no requests by the original author to resume use of this project.  We welcome further discussion about how SourceForge can best serve the GIMP-Win author.

[updated on 28-5-2015] Since yesterday, SourceForge Gimp-Win mirror downloads only the original software without any offers. We also invite the Gimp-Win developer to take back control of the project if that is his desire, while respectfully asking that he maintain any project updates or allow us to do so.

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, May 25, 2015

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 06:08

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


GLFW

GLFW is an Open Source, multi-platform library for creating windows with OpenGL contexts and receiving input and events. It is easy to integrate into existing applications and does not lay claim to the main loop.
[ Download GLFW ]


PsychoPy

PsychoPy is an open-source application to allow the presentation of stimuli and the collection of data for a wide range of neuroscience, psychology, and psychophysics experiments. It’s a free and powerful alternative to Presentation or e-Prime, written in Python.
[ Download PsychoPy ]


git-osx-installer

The official stand-alone installer for Git on OS X.
[ Download git-osx-installer ]


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 ]


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 the ITU-T G.107 E-model, which predicts quality on MOS scale. Calls with all relevant statistics are saved to the 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 ]


JBoss Community

Community driven projects featuring the latest innovations for cutting edge apps. Our flagship project JBoss AS is the leading Open Source, standards-compliant, Java EE based application server implemented in 100% Pure Java.
[ Download JBoss Community ]


GNS3

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


FOG – A Free Cloning Solution

FOG is a free open-source cloning, imaging solution, and rescue suite. FOG can be used to image Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Window 8 PCs using PXE, PartClone, and a Web GUI to tie it together. Includes features like memory and disk test, disk wipe, av scan, and task scheduling.
[ Download FOG – A Free Cloning Solution ]


opencpnplugins

This project hosts various plugins for the OpenCPN chart plotter, which are not bundled with the core package. OpenCPN is a free software (GPLv2) project to create a concise chart plotter and navigation software for use underway or as a planning tool. OpenCPN is developed by a team of active sailors using real world conditions for program testing and refinement.
[ Download opencpnplugins ]

Categories: Open Source

Project of the Week, May 18, 2015

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 06:08

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


dex2jar

dex2jar is a tool for working with android .dex and java .class files. It has a light weight API that is similar to ASM.
[ Download dex2jar ]

arch-openrc
arch-openrc contains OpenRC and eudev packages for Linux.
[ Download arch-openrc ]


GNS3

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


NAS4Free

NAS4Free is an embedded Open Source Storage distribution and supports
sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. NAS4Free can be installed on Compact Flash/USB/SSD media, hard disk or booted of from a Live CD with a USB stick.
[ Download NAS4Free ]

gImageReader
gImageReader is a simple front-end to tesseract.
[ Download gImageReader ]



NamelessROM

The main goal of NamelessRom is to provide quality development for Android devices, phones, and tablets alike. NamelessRom developers are available nearly 24/7 and respond to bug reports and feature requests almost instantly.
[ Download NamelessROM ]


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 ]


Maxima — GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA

Maxima is a computer algebra system comparable to commercial systems like Mathematica and Maple. It emphasizes symbolic mathematical computation: algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and much more.
[ Download Maxima — GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA ]



Git Extensions

Git Extensions is a toolkit to make working with Git under Windows more intuitive. The shell extension will integrate in Windows Explorer and presents a nice context menu on files.
[ Download Git Extensions ]

Categories: Open Source