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Project of the Week, June 29, 2015

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 ]

Project of the Week, June 22, 2015

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 ]

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

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 our 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

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

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 ]

 

How to Accept Merge Requests with One Click

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.