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Allura Platform Instability

Greetings,

We’re currently experiencing poor performance on the Allura platform which powers many of the tools on the SourceForge site. Our teams are working to get this fixed and back to normal as soon as they can. Until then, any pages served by the Allura platform are generally timing out and will fail to load. Some pages will occasionally load, but currently, they are mostly failing. Among others, the affected tools include Tickets, Forums, Wiki, Blog, and Code browsers.

Additionally, permission checks for writes to code repositories also interface with the Allura platform, so this may also cause code writes to intermittently fail with permission errors. Operations that don’t require a permission check (ie. read-only operations) are unaffected.

The File Release System is unaffected by this issue.

UPDATE: Project Icons and Screenshots are currently disabled as we continue to work on this issue.

UPDATE 2: Stability is greatly improved, however, our teams continue to work on this issue to make sure the root cause is addressed so it doesn’t recur. Project Icons and screenshots are also re-enabled.

UPDATE 3: We are now in a normal operating state, this incident is considered resolved.

Regards,
Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

Projects of the Week, February 17, 2014

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

SamyGO

This project created for research on Samsung TV Firmware Hacking

[ Download SamyGO ]

OWASP Zed Attack Proxy

The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications. Note that this project is just used for hosting the ZAP downloads. Please see the homepage for more information about OWASP ZAP

[ Download OWASP Zed Attack Proxy ]

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 West Point Bridge Designer client software, now open source through this project. Web site 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 ]

MPC-BE

Media Player Classic – BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. Media Player Classic – BE is based on the original “Media Player Classic” project (Gabest) and “Media Player Classic Home Cinema” project (Casimir666), contains additional features and bug fixes.

[ Download MPC-BE ]

PocketMine-MP

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

[ Download PocketMine-MP ]

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 ]

Unvanquished

Unvanquished is a fast-paced, futuristic FPS with RTS elements, pitting technologically advanced humans against hordes of highly adaptable aliens. The player can choose from either team, providing a fresh gameplay experience on both sides of the conflict. The game is under highly active development, with a new alpha release being made at the beginning of each month.

[ Download Unvanquished ]

TenFourFox

This is the download repository for TenFourFox 24 and beyond, the Firefox port for Power Macintosh computers running 10.4 and 10.5. TenFourFox is not an official Mozilla product and is not a Mozilla-maintained build of Firefox. PowerPC forever! Our SF repo is only for hosting our current and future downloads at this time (thanks, SourceForge!); Google Code still hosts our wiki, FAQ and issue tracker, as well as all historical downloads prior to 24.1: http://tenfourfox.googlecode.com/ Do not open trouble tickets here — they will be DELETED. If you are an end-user requiring support, please visit our Tenderapp support ticketing site: http://tenfourfox.tenderapp.com/ Read the TenFourFox Development blog for what’s next: http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/

[ Download TenFourFox ]

SynoBoost

SynoBoost – project devoted to distribute addons and plugins for Synology NAS.

[ Download SynoBoost ]

Authentication to code repositories down

UPDATE: This is now fixed

There are known issues with authentication to code repositories on SourceForge at this time. This is affecting all code repositories types, and all access protocols. Our team is investigating and working to fix this as soon as possible.

Other services such as site login, sftp, or the shell service are not affected.

Best Regards,
Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

Projects of the Week, January 27, 2014

Here’s the projects that we’re featuring this week on the front page of SourceForge.net; these project will go into our pool of candidates that may become the PoTM for March:

G’MIC

G’MIC is an open and full-featured framework for image processing, providing several different user interfaces to convert/manipulate/filter/visualize generic image datasets, from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images.

[ Download G'MIC ]

Pootle, Virtaal & Translate Toolkit

Tools for localization: – Pootle: web based translation management system. – Virtaal: Computer Aided Translation (CAT) tool. – Translate Toolkit: QA, format conversion and support (PO, Java .properties, OpenOffice, Mozilla, XLIFF, TMX, TBX, CSV, Qt .ts).

[ Download Pootle, Virtaal & Translate Toolkit ]

check

Check: a unit test framework for C

[ Download check ]

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 for example). ConEmu is an active project, open to suggestions. Disclaimer #1. ConEmu is not a shell, so it does not provide “shell features” like tab-completion, command history and others. ConEmu does not provide remote access (SSH/Telnet/…) too. ConEmu is advanced console window (local terminal) where you can run any shell or remote access client of your choice. However, some of these features placed in RoadMap. Disclaimer #2. If you notice lags while executing batches or commands (from cmd/git/bash/etc.) just uncheck option “Inject ConEmuHk”.

[ Download ConEmu - Windows console with tabs ]

gretl

GNU Regression, Econometrics and Time-series Library

[ Download gretl ]

Freeplane

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

[ Download Freeplane ]

KXStudio

KXStudio is a collection of tools and tweaks, targetted at audio and video production

[ Download KXStudio ]

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. ;)

[ Download Manjaro Testbuilds ]

philosopherstone

To support Project Development: BTC: 177DnebKASMb2bdu8CwPqjYRk4pE7tkz3Y PHS: 9fy8YX65LbUCeakWvXmNYrisrnK96ZGwtf For PHS you can attach a message to your donation for what area of development you would like to support.

[ Download philosopherstone ]

Removal of Confusing Ratings Data

A while back at SourceForge we moved from our long time “Thumbs Up” / “Thumbs Down” system to a more fine grained, 5-star review system.

reviewsAs part of that migration, we included all ratings, including those with no written review attached. Since then, we’ve been observing the data and user feedback. We’ve found that there has been confusion over the disparity between the numbers of ratings and written reviews, and with disproportionate numbers of 1 and 5 star ratings (which “Thumbs Downs” and “Thumbs Ups” were assigned respectively). Additionally, we’d also found that the old system had been abused a number of times in the past, which has resulted in skewed ratings (eg., by bots submitting ratings).

With that feedback, we’ve concluded that the migrated data is actually a disservice to our users and project administrators and we’ve decided to remove that data to both reduce confusion as well as improve the weight and quality of the remaining reviews.