Once again, this week’s featured projects span a wide variety of technologies, from hardware programming to watching movies. What they have in common is that they all demonstrate attention to details and concern for quality. Here they are – the featured projects for February 20-26, 2012:
- VLC media player
VLC media player is a free and open source media player and multimedia framework written by the VideoLAN project. VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats.
HijackThis is a free utility that generates an in depth report of registry and file settings from your computer. HijackThis makes no separation between safe and unsafe settings in its scan results giving you the ability to selectively remove items from your machine. In addition to this scan and remove capability HijackThis comes with several tools useful in manually removing malware from a computer.
- PonyProg: serial device programmer
PonyProg is a serial device programmer based on some simple and cheap interfaces for the PC and a user friendly GUI available for Windows9x/NT/2K/XP and Intel Linux. Its purpose is programming every serial device like eeproms and microcontrollers
- PosteRazor – Make your own poster!
Want to print a poster? PosteRazor cuts an image file into pieces and you can print then on your printer and glue them together to a poster. Easy FLTK based user interface. Uses FreeImage for image loading. Creates PDFs as output.
- Fugu SSH
Mac OS X frontend for OpenSSH’s sftp/scp tools
eXe, the eLearning XHTML editor, is a freely available authoring application that assists teachers in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. Resources authored in eXe can be exported to the web or LMS.
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.
Fink is an attempt to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. Packages are downloaded and built automatically and installed into a tree managed by dpkg, all with full dependency tracking.