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ApacheCon US 2014, Denver, April 7-9 2014

apachecon_denverThe Apache Software Foundation is pleased to announce ApacheCon US 2014, which we’re presenting in conjunction with the Linux Foundation. The conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, and features three days, ten tracks of content on more than 70 of the Apache Software Foundation’s Open Source projects, including Apache OpenOffice, Apache Hadoop, Apache Lucene, and many others.

We’re especially pleased to welcome SourceForge as a media partner for this event.

See ApacheCon website for the full schedule, as well as the evening events, BOFs, Lightning Talks, and project summits.

Co-located with the event is the Cloudstack Collaboration Conference, the best place to learn about Apache CloudStack.

Apache OpenOffice has an entire day of content, including both technical and community talks. (See the agenda for the full list.)

Hadoop, and its ecosystem of Big Data projects, has more than five full days of content (two tracks on two days, one track on the other).

Other projects, such as Cordova, Tomcat, and the Apache http server, have a fully day, or two, of content.

If you want to learn more about Apache Allura (Incubating), an Open Source software forge (and also the code that runs SourceForge) we’ll have two presentations about Allura, by two of the engineers who work on that code: Dave Brondsema and Wayne Witzel. Learn how to use Allura to develop your own projects, and join the community to make the platform even better.

This is the place to come if you rely on any of the projects of the Apache Software Foundation, and if you want to hang out with the men and women who develop them. We’ve been doing this event since 1998, and this promises to be the best one yet, with more content than we’ve ever presented before.

Rich Bowen, Executive Vice President of the Apache Software Foundation and former SourceForge Community Growth Hacker

Projects of the Week, May 20, 2013

Here’s the projects that we’ll be featuring this week:

  • Clover EFI bootloader

    This is EFI-based bootloader for BIOS-based computers created as a replacement to EDK2/Duet bootloader http://www.tianocore.org. To compile it needs to place Clover sources into edk2/ folder.

    [ Download Clover EFI bootloader ]

  • Data Crow

    Data Crow allows you use the standard movie & video (divx, xvid, DVD, Blu-ray, etc), book (and eBooks), images, games & software, music (mp3 and other music files) cataloging modules. Beside these module (which you can change to fit your requirements) you can create new modules (want to catalogue your stamps, equipment, or anything else?). The GUI is skinnable. Data Crow allows you find information on your items through services such as Amazon, Imdb.com, Sourceforge.net, Softpedia, Ofdb, MusicBrainz and many others. Reporting (based on XLST stylesheets and graphs), loan administration, item importing & exporting, backup & restore, web service and many other optional features are waiting for you..

    [ Download Data Crow ]

  • PNotes

    PNotes is light-weight, flexible, skinnable manager of virtual notes on your desktop. It supports multiple languages, individual note’s settings, transparency and scheduling. Absolutely portable as well – no traces in registry.

    [ Download PNotes ]

  • OS4

    Linux distribution focused on ease of use and includes many tools that allow users to create and publish their own content

    [ Download OS4 ]

  • LibreCAD

    LibreCAD is a 2D CAD drawing tool based on the community edition of QCad LibreCAD has been re-structured and ported to qt4 and works natively cross platform OSX, Windows and Linux

    [ Download LibreCAD ]

  • Dungeon Crawl Reference

    Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a free rogue-like game of exploration and treasure-hunting. Stone Soup is a continuation of Linley’s Dungeon Crawl. It is openly developed and invites participation from the Crawl community. See http://crawl.develz.org !

    [ Download Dungeon Crawl Reference ]

  • Pinguy OS

    Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks.

    [ Download Pinguy OS ]

  • OpenCPN

    OpenCPN: A concise ChartPlotter/Navigator. A cross-platform ship-borne GUI application supporting * GPS/GPDS Postition Input * BSB Raster Chart Display * S57 Vector ENChart Display * AIS Input Decoding * Waypoint Autopilot Navigation

    [ Download OpenCPN ]

  • Synfig

    Synfig is a powerful, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software package, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality 2D animation with fewer people and resources.

    [ Download Synfig ]

ProcessMaker 2.5 now available for download or hosted solution

Colosa, Inc., developer of the popular ProcessMaker open source business process management (BPM) and workflow software, today announced the release of the highly anticipated 2.5 version of its workflow and BPM software platform. The new version is available for immediate download from the ProcessMaker website and can also be accessed as a hosted solution on the ProcessMaker cloud.

ProcessMaker is part of the new SourceForge Enterprise Directory.

ProcessMaker 2.5 offers significant speed and performance improvements and also includes new features to enhance the user experience. Large installations which run tens of thousands of new cases each month will find that ProcessMaker runs up to five times faster on the new platform. These same users will also now enjoy lightning fast, deep data enterprise search thanks to an optimized integration with the Solr enterprise search engine from the Apache Lucene open source project. Besides speed and performance improvements, The 2.5 platform also features new WYSIWYG HTML editor allows users to quickly edit forms, email templates and output documents, and a PDF generation engine improves output document quality. Other new features include grid form improvements, including new file upload and suggest fields inside DynaForms, and a new administration area to allow administrators to centralize and improve log files.

We have always had one of the most elegant and simple-to-use interfaces in the industry, but the ProcessMaker 2.5 release marks a major milestone,” explained Colosa CEO Brian Reale. “We improved the ProcessMaker core, adding scalability to accommodate even the most demanding enterprise implementations that are generating tens of thousands of new requests or cases per month on our platform.”
To learn more about Colosa’s workflow simplification tools and the newly released ProcessMaker 2.5 platform, please see the press release on processmaker.com.

Projects of the Week, May 13, 2013

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

  • Password Safe

    Password Safe is a password database utility. Users can keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers. A single Safe Combination unlocks them all.

    [ Download Password Safe ]

  • BibDesk

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

    [ Download BibDesk ]

  • boot-repair-disk

    See http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair

    [ Download boot-repair-disk ]

  • The FreeType Project

    The FreeType project develops free, portable and high-quality software solutions for digital typography. We focus on bringing small, efficient and ubiquitous products.

    [ Download The FreeType Project ]

  • America’s Army 2.5 Assist

    A GUI client application for Downloading Installing and Playing Americas Army 2.5 on Windows, Mac and Linux with a new custom authorization system. On the server side a Desktop server manager for Windows, Mac and Linux and a Command line dedicated server manager for Windows and Linux. Backend server components include a replacement authorization system using the Battletracker account & stats database and a PunkBuster log streaming server which records players possible cheating activities.

    [ Download America's Army 2.5 Assist ]

  • KXStudio

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

    [ Download KXStudio ]

  • NAS4Free

    NAS4Free is an embedded Open Source Storage distribution and supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS, Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports etc. with following protocols: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI, UPnP, Bittorent (initiator and target), Bridge, CARP (Common Address Redundancy Protocol) and HAST (Highly Available Storage). All this can easy be setup by it’s highly configurable WEB interface. NAS4Free can be installed on Compact Flash/USB/SSD media, Hard disk or booted of from a LiveCD with a usb stick.

    [ Download NAS4Free ]

  • RSS Owl | RSS / RDF / Atom Feed Reader

    RSS Owl is a powerful application to organize, search and read your news feeds in a comfortable way. It runs cross platform on Windows, Linux and Mac and can also be installed into Eclipse. RSS Owl is translated into the popular languages of the world. Some of the unique highlights are google reader synchronization, tabbed reading, powerful searches that can be saved, news filters with automated actions, embedded browser and newspaper layout, tray notifications, clean-up wizard and powerful user customization. RSSOwl requires no installation, simply start it with a doubleclick and find a large list of sample feeds already provided. For your convinience, an installer is provided on Windows. On Linux, you can obtain RSSOwl from the online repository (http://www.rssowl.org). You can also easily import existing feeds from other readers into RSSOwl or synchronize with Google Reader always be in sync with your subscriptions.

    [ Download RSS Owl | RSS / RDF / Atom Feed Reader ]

  • Zentyal Linux small business server

    Zentyal (formerly eBox Platform) is a Linux Small Business Server that can act as a Gateway, UTM, Office Server, Infrastructure Manager, Unified Communications Server or a combination of them. Zentyal offers an easy-to-use web interface to manage all your network services, from Internet access, network security, resource sharing, network infrastructure or communications. Zentyal is the open source alternative to Windows Small Business Server and it is being widely used in the small and medium businesses regardless of sector, industry or location as well as in the public administrations or in the education sector. It is estimated that there are over 50,000 active Zentyal installations all over the globe. Zentyal Migration Tool for Windows Server is also available for download, making the migration process from existing Windows environments easier. Zentyal development is funded by eBox Technologies that offers commercial support and cloud-based services on top of Zentyal server.

    [ Download Zentyal Linux small business server ]

Platform updates

With the platform upgrade process nearing completion, the folks in Engineering are starting to turn their sights back to site improvements, and here are just a few of the things that they’ve done in the last couple of weeks.

Bulk editing of tickets is a way to make a lot of changes very quickly. Unfortunately, if you edited 50 tickets, you’d get 50 email messages telling you what changed. Now, just one message will be sent with a summary of what has changed.

With the upgrade to the latest version of Solr, tool search results (for tickets, wiki pages, forums, blog posts, etc) now shows the date the item was last changed, and has an option to sort by date instead of relevancy. Additionally, search results will have keywords highlighted.

Code snapshots have been changed to zip files, to make them work better for windows users.

Repository names can now contain . and _ and + characters. We did this primarily for projects that are upgrading, but could be useful for anyone.

A while ago we added the ability to collapse multiple tools of the same type (ie, several repositories, or several trackers) into a single menu item which linked to a list of those tools. We’ve now added a drop-down menu of those items as well, to save you some time in navigating to a resource.