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Help Wanted: Wav2MP3 Wizard

Posted on behalf of the Wav2MP3 project. Please contact them.

Webternals, LLC is looking for your help on our project Wav2MP3 Wizard. We are attempting to revive this project. This project has been idle for oh too long and it is time to bring back to life. There is still plenty of interest in this project and we are going to receive more interest once we revive this project.

Wav2MP3 Wizard is a simple solution for everyday audio encoding/decoding. It supports WAV, MP3, OGG and FLAC files, and has straightforward interface. Easy for the new ones to learn (comes with preset profiles) and with enough features for the advanced.

This is a Visual Basic project but we wish to port it over to Java. We have an interest to make this a cross platform binary.
We need your help so please contact us if you are willing to help out.

Regards!
The Webternals Team.

Help Wanted: FilmFree

The FilmFree project is a full-featured video editing suite. But the project has fallen on hard times, so far as available time goes. The project lead describes it as a lost dog that needs a new home.

If you want to adopt a video editing suite, please contact me, and I’ll make the necessary introductions.

Meanwhile, if you have a project that needs a home, or some spare time that needs a project, head over to the Help Wanted Forums, and see what you can find.

November 2012 newsletter

In case you missed our November newsletter …

Subject: Rigs of Rods is Project of the Month; Help Wanted; SourceForge is hiring; More …

Thanks for being part of the SourceForge community!

Rigs of Rods is Project of the Month

After four months of thoroughly practical POTMs, it’s time for something fun. November’s Project of the Month is Rigs of Rods. Rigs of Rods is a softbody physics simulator. To physicists, that means that it simulates the way that most objects, like, say, cars and trucks, are constructed of mass points, rather than being a single solid block. To the rest of us, that means that Rigs of Rods is a cool game where you can watch what happens when you crash those cars and trucks into things.

RoR has a huge user community around it (http://www.rigsofrods.com/) – people who are passionate about creating models of their favorite vehicles – including planes, boats, and trains, as well as cars and trucks. And because physics doesn’t lie, these vehicles behave just as they would in the real world. You can see some great videos of this on YouTube. Then, go download RoR and play with it yourself.

Looking forward, we have some great candidates on the ballot for the December Project of the Month. Please have a look at them, and go vote!

Help Wanted

The response to our “Help Wanted” newsletter sections, and blog posts has been overwhelming, with every one receiving responses from interested developers, as well as further email from other projects wanting to be added to the list.

We’re going to keep doing these things, but we recognize that the approach doesn’t scale to quite the level we need it to. So we’ve launched a Help Wanted forum where projects can look for developers, and developers can look for projects. You can still email us directly, if you prefer, but posting directly to that forum will let you engage with the conversation, and receive notifications when someone has responded.

SourceForge is Hiring

As you may remember, SourceForge recently acquired Dice. (They see it the other way around. It’s all a matter of perspective.) This month we’re using the Dice website to look for a new member of our team here at SourceForge.
We’re looking for a Systems Programmer/Analyst to work on the Slashdot, SourceForge, and Freecode sites. You can read all the details at Dice.com.

Upgrade to the new SourceForge

As we’ve mentioned in other mailings, we’re working towards retiring the old SourceForge platform, so that we’re not maintaining two platforms, and can move forward faster. In order to do this, we’re trying to get everyone migrated to the new platform this year.

If you’d like to move to the new platform on your own time, time’s running out. You can look through some of the new functionality at https://sourceforge.net/create/#feature-holder You can upgrade your project by clicking the “Upgrade” button at http://sourceforge.net/p/upgrade. If you’re concerned about the upgrade process, or about the functionality of the new platform, please don’t hesitate to contact us (communityteam@sourceforge.net) to discuss your concerns.

Top Twenty Growth

Every month we highlight projects that have seen substantial growth in the last month, as measured by downloads. This month, there’s a lot of familiar names and projects that have been with us a long time.

Ares Galaxy: Filesharing-Bittorrent p2p client http://sourceforge.net/projects/aresgalaxy

Azureus / Vuze: Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a P2P file sharing client using the bittorrent protocol. Search and download torrent files. Play, convert and transcode videos and music for playing on many devices such as PSP, TiVo, XBox, PS3, iTunes (iPhone, iPod, Apple TV). http://sourceforge.net/projects/azureus

DeSmuME: DeSmuME is a Nintendo DS emulator. http://sourceforge.net/projects/desmume

Classic Shell: Classic Shell adds some missing features to Windows 7 and Vista like a classic start menu, toolbar for Explorer and others. http://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell

KompoZer: KompoZer is a wysiwyg HTML editor using the Mozilla Composer codebase. As Nvu’s development stopped in 2005, KompoZer fixes many bugs and adds a few useful features. http://sourceforge.net/projects/kompozer

SABnzbdPlus: The automatic usenet download tool http://sourceforge.net/projects/sabnzbdplus

FreeNAS: FreeNAS is an Open Source Storage Platform and supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS (high storage capacities and integrates file systems and volume management into a single piece of software) http://sourceforge.net/projects/freenas

UltraDefrag: Increase your system performance with this simple to use tool http://sourceforge.net/projects/ultradefrag

4k Download: Free video and audio download from YouTube and other services http://sourceforge.net/projects/four-k-download

Rigs of Rods: softbody physics simulation http://sourceforge.net/projects/rigsofrods

Orwell Dev-C++: A portable C/C++/C++11 IDE http://sourceforge.net/projects/orwelldevcpp

StarUML: StarUML is an open source project to develop fast, flexible, extensible, featureful, and freely-available UML/MDA platform running on Win32 platform. The goal is a compelling replacement of commercial UML tools such as RationalRose, Together and so on. http://sourceforge.net/projects/staruml

LOIC: Low Orbit Ion Cannon. The project just keeps and maintenances (bug fixing) the code written by the original author – Praetox, but is not associated or related with it. http://sourceforge.net/projects/loic

cm10i9100vsync: Yet another android ROM distribution. http://sourceforge.net/projects/cm10i9100vsync

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. http://sourceforge.net/projects/pnotes

eMule Plus: eMule Plus is an evolution of the original eMule project, created to improve its abilities and features, in both work efficiency and user interface. http://sourceforge.net/projects/emuleplus

DreaMule: It´s a ed2k file sharing client, done for easy of use and speed. http://sourceforge.net/projects/pootzmod

SugarCRM – commercial open source CRM: Affordable and easy to use customer relationship management http://sourceforge.net/projects/sugarcrm

PyQt: The GPL licensed Python bindings for the Qt application framework http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyqt

pseint: A tool for learning programming basis with a simple spanish pseudocode http://sourceforge.net/projects/pseint

Network Spoofer: Change websites on a Wifi network http://sourceforge.net/projects/netspoof

In Closing

As always, thanks for being part of the SourceForge community.

If you want more frequent updates than this newsletter, there’s several places where we make those updates. We’re on Twitter. We’re on Facebook. We’re on Google+. And if you follow the opensource and software Reddits, http://www.reddit.com/r/opensource and http://www.reddit.com/r/software respectively, you’ll see the occasional post from us there, too.

And, of course, there’s our blog – http://sf.net/blog – where we post longer articles about our projects and our platform.

Keep coding.

The SourceForge Community Team
communityteam@sourceforge.net

Help Wanted: KhanDesktop, TrafficSqueezer, Extreme Tux Racer, MathBench

We continue to hear from projects that are looking for help. This would be a good time to mention that we have created a forum where you can post both your desire for help, and your desire to help. We have longer-term plans for a more complete Help Wanted system, but, while we’re working on that, this will fill that role nicely.

Khan Desktop is a desktop viewer for Khan Academy content. It’s not affiliated with the Khan Academy. The lead developer is looking for testers, and says:

The KhanDesktop project is almost trivial code wise, so coders are not needed.

What I could use is some quickie beta tests from developers, for example:

- Does it install / uninstall ok? I’ve not tested it on Vista or Win8. Improvements needed? UAC behaving?
- One of the programs main features is downloading videos. I’ve only tested it on slow connections (350 KBps). Does it behave on a high speed line?
- It runs a VLC embedded player. That appears solid.
- Any and all suggestions / comments welcome and appreciated.

The next release should contain an updater so the 19MB of VLC need not be downloaded
for an update.

Please post on the Developers forum at http://sourceforge.net/p/khandesktop/discussion/

And hey, you can always use the app to brush up on your linear algebra!

Thanks so much.
Gary


TrafficSqueezer is a WAN optimization solution. They are looking translators who can translate a document into Italian:

I am looking out for any volunteer(s) who can translate this Free PDF usage guide in Italian language too. Currently all the versions are published in English version in SF.net.

Here is the direct link where the current English version PDF usage guides are uploaded.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/trafficsqueezer/files/PDF%20Guides/

Whoever agrees to translate, I can send the full original source version of the guide which is in OpenOffice document format, and also few sections of document on part-by-part basis, and complete the translation of the full guide.

You can contact Kiran at kiran.cyberpro AT gmail.com


Extreme Tux Racer is a high speed arctic racing game based on Tux Racer. Unfortunately, the whole development team has moved on to other things, and the project is looking for someone to come along and adopt it. You can contact me a rbowen AT sourceforge.net if you’re interested.


MathBench is intended for the development of short scripts such as those daily used when doing research in applied mathematics and physics.

The project lead says:

MathBench started as a tool to help perform some calculations and experimentations in python with very similar goals as IPython’s notebook.

Due to lack of time I can’t maintain nor develop it anymore but I’m willing to let somebody else take over the project.

I think MathBench is still a good playground for engineering and science students looking for a simple way to interact with one of their homegrown libraries (MathBench’s plugin system was designed for that).

It’s also a nice way to learn Python and wxWidgets.

If you’re interested, please contact me via https://sourceforge.net/users/tibonihoo

Please be aware that before giving up the project I may ask you a test question like “what you want to do with it” and even keep an eye on it. On the brighter side this means that I’ll still be here to help and answer questions :)


That’s all for today. If you are looking for a project to work on, or need help on your project, please post in the Help Wanted Forum, or get in touch with us.

Help Wanted: KScope, EditBox, Frozen Bubble

We continue to hear from projects that are looking for developers who are looking for something to work on. Here’s several of them.

If your project is looking for developers to help out, or for someone to adopt a project you no longer have time to work on, please get in touch.

KScope is a source-code browsing, analysis and editing environment for large C projects. The lead developer says that he no longer has time to work on it, and is looking for someone to adopt the project and move it forward. You can contact me directly and I’ll make the necessary introductions.

EditBox is an Eclipse plugin for source code background highlighting. While most of plugins highlight the syntax of the source code, EditBox highlights the selected block of the code by changing its background color and drawing border around it. The project is still alive, but moving slowly, and Piotr, the lead developer, would be very interested in having some help to move things along. With this project also, you should contact me, and I’ll put you in touch with Piotr.




Frozen Bubble Windows Port is, as the name suggests, a port of the Frozen Bubble game to Windows. As it’s a port, there’s not a lot of work to be done, and it rather depends on the Frozen Bubble release cycle. It’s fallen behind, and could use some help with porting the latest version, 2.2.0, to Windows. Anyone interested can contact Amir at kichik@users.sf.net or @virtuajack on Twitter.

Again, if you want help with your project, get in touch and we’ll try to help.