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Hosted Apps at SourceForge.net
Over the years, SourceForge.net staff and users have identified a number of well-written Open Source applications which are useful to developers for personal use and critical to meeting the needs of Open Source software development projects. Through the Hosted Apps service, SourceForge.net provides hosted instances of these applications, allowing projects and developers to easily gain access to these tools, without incurring the overhead of handling the software installation, day-to-day maintenance and version upgrades.
Hosted Apps are available to all SourceForge.net projects and developers (project members). Project-specific instances of Hosted Apps should be used for content related to that Open Source project. Developer-specific instances of Hosted Apps may be used for personal content.
We've selected the following applications for inclusion as Hosted Apps. All of these applications are available for immediate use by projects and project developers on an opt-in basis.
|Application||Function||Useful links||Source code and licensing|
|dotProject||Project management||Documentation, Demo||Open Source under BSD license, hosted on SourceForge.net|
|Gallery||Image gallery||Feature List, Documentation||Open Source under GPL license, hosted on SourceForge.net|
|Laconica||Microblogging||Feature List, Documentation||Open Source under Affero GPL license|
|LimeSurvey||Surveys||Feature List, Documentation, Demo||Open Source under GPL license, hosted on SourceForge.net|
|MantisBT||Bug tracking||Feature List, Documentation, Demo||Open Source under GPL license, hosted on SourceForge.net|
|MediaWiki||Wiki||Documentation, Reference Manual||Open Source under GPL license|
|phpBB||Forum||Documentation||Open Source under GPL license, hosted on SourceForge.net|
|Piwik||Web analytics||Documentation||Open Source under GPL license|
|sfurl||URL shortening||Written in-house by staff|
|Trac||Bug tracking and Wiki||Documentation||Open Source under Modified BSD license|
Opt-in, opt-out and administrative access is controlled from the SourceForge.net site using the Hosted App management interface. Permissions and settings for each Hosted App are controlled using the administrative interface provided within the Hosted App.
Project administrators may manage the Hosted Apps for their project as follows:
- Go to your Project Summary page, e.g. http://sourceforge.net/projects/alexandria/
- From the Admin menu pulldown, select the Hosted Apps menu item and you will be taken to the Hosted Apps management page.
- To Opt-in: Under the Hosted App Opt-in heading, select the application you wish to use, then click the "Enable this Hosted App" button. Your application will be available (with links on this management page and in your project menus) about a minute later.
Developers may opt-in and manage a personal instance of a Hosted App from their My Hosted Apps page.
While SourceForge.net maintains routine database and file backups for all SourceForge.net systems, we encourage users and projects to make their own backups on a regular basis. Backups of Hosted Apps data may be made easily from the Backups section of the Hosted Apps management page.