Update: How to migrate from Google Code to SourceForge

As many of you already know, Google Code was set to read-only mode on August 24, 2015 in preparation for Google Code’s final farewell on January 25th, 2016. If you just caught the news, SourceForge has been offering Google Code projects a path to easily migrate from Google Code to SourceForge since March 2015, when Google announced their plans to progressively deprecate their free hosting and download service. Our importer, which Google mentioned in a page dedicated to support tools, has already been used for over 2000 imports since then.

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What can I expect when migrating to SourceForge?

While the GitHub importer converts any SVN or Mercurial project to Git, only SourceForge offers a migration path from Google Code that allows you to keep your Git, Mercurial, or SVN project repos intact. And the SourceForge importer converts all your wiki pages, issues including attachments, and download files.

We welcome you to migrate from Google Code to SourceForge today! And let us know if you have any questions at communityteam@sourceforge.net.

For additional information, see: How to sync a GitHub or Google Code repo to a SourceForge project or watch the video demo below.

Video Demo

How to customize your project’s tickets, wiki, and discussion forum

Developer tools on SourceForge projects can be customized according to your project’s needs. Let’s take a look at how to customize some of the more popular tools: tickets, wiki, and discussion forum.

While all of a project’s settings are found under the Admin link in your project’s menu, you can now locate the settings for the current tool (e.g. Wiki, Tickets) in the left side panel where they are much easier to find.

Every tool has a few settings in common. For example, you can change a tool’s label; maybe you want to call your wiki “Documentation” for example.  You can also set fine-grained permissions to control who can view, edit, and post comments. You can also delete tools that you don’t need.

Admin sidebar


Wiki Settings

Wiki options include the ability to set the default home page, as well as enable or disable per-page discussion comments.  If you want to make more room for your content, there are also options to hide the left sidebar and hide page metadata from showing.

Ticket Settings

Admin sidebar of tickets tool

Tickets have many customizable options.  Click on “Field Management” to customize the fields used for each ticket.  You can modify the open & closed ticket statuses, add additional custom fields, and select which fields show up in list views.  The “Edit Searches” page lets you save specific searches.  “Options” lets you enable voting on tickets, control email settings, and add custom messages to the New Ticket and main ticket listing pages.

Discussion Forum Settings

Admin sidebar for discussion forums

Discussion settings are mostly within each of the “Forums” in the tool.  You can have different forums for different topics, such as General, Help, Development, Translations, Plugins, etc.  Each forum can have its own view and post settings.

Project of the Week, August 24, 2015

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:


Nagios

Nagios is a powerful, enterprise-class host, service, application, and network monitoring program. Designed to be fast, flexible, and rock-solid stable. Nagios runs on *NIX hosts, and can monitor Windows, Linux/Unix/BSD, Netware, and network devices.
[ Download Nagios ]


simutrans

Simutrans is a cross-platform simulation game where players try to successfully manage transportation systems between places by land, air, and water for passengers, mail, and goods. Planes, ships, trains, trams, trucks, buses, or monorails are at your disposal, but factories operate based on contracts, and passengers can only travel to their set destinations.
[ Download simutrans ]


KaOSx

KaOSx is an independent, and small, rolling distribution that is fully focused on KDE/Qt. It also uses pacman as package-manager.
[ Download KaOSx ]


Double Commander

Double Commander is a cross platform Open Source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander, and features some new ideas.
[ Download Double Commander ]


Smoothwall

Smoothwall is a best-of-breed Internet firewall/router, designed to run on commodity hardware, and to provide an easy-to-use administration interface for those using it. It is built using Open Source and Free software, it is distributed under the GNU Public License.
[ Download Smoothwall ]


Snappy Driver Installer

Snappy Driver Installer is an application for installing/updating drivers on PCs running Microsoft Windows using driverpacks or included folders with drivers. It can be used to install drivers on newly assembled PCs at places where Internet isn’t available. Users can also use the software to keep their drivers up to date.
[ Download Snappy Driver Installer ]


WinPython

WinPython is a free, Open Source, portable distribution of the Python programming language for Windows XP/7/8, designed for scientists, and supporting both 32bit and 64bit versions of Python 2 and Python 3.
[ Download WinPython ]


VoIP monitor

VoIPmonitor is an Open Source network packet sniffer with a commercial front end for SIP, SKINNY, RTP, and RTCP VoIP protocols running on Linux. VoIPmonitor is designed to analyze the quality of VoIP calls based on network parameters, delay variation, and packet loss according to the ITU-T G.107 E-model, which predicts quality on MOS scale. Calls with all relevant statistics are saved to the MySQL or ODBC database. Optionally, each call can be saved to a pcap file with only SIP/SKINNY protocol or SIP/RTP/RTCP/T.38/udptl protocols. VoIPmonitor can also decode audio.
[ Download VoIP monitor ]


Maxima — GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA

Maxima is a computer algebra system written in Common Lisp, and is comparable to commercial systems like Mathematica and Maple. It emphasizes symbolic mathematical computation: algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and much more. Maxima has user-friendly front-ends, an on-line manual, plotting commands, and numerical libraries. Users can write programs in its native programming language, and many have contributed useful packages in a variety of areas over the decades.
[ Download Maxima — GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA ]

Project of the Week, August 17, 2015

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:


Bodhi Linux

Bodhi is a minimalistic, enlightened, Linux desktop.
[ Download Bodhi Linux ]


FileBot

FileBot is the ultimate tool for renaming your movies, TV shows,  anime, and music. It’s also great for downloading subtitles and artwork. FileBot is smart, streamlined for simplicity, and just works. FileBot supports Windows, Linux, and Mac, plus there’s a full-featured command-line interface for all sorts of automation.
[ Download FileBot ]


Adminer

Adminer (formerly phpMinAdmin) is a full-featured database management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, it consist of a single file ready to deploy to the target server. It is available for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL, Oracle, Firebird, SimpleDB, Elasticsearch, and MongoDB.
[ Download Adminer ]


Linux Lite

By producing an easy to use Linux based Operating System, we hope that people will discover just how simple it can be to use Linux Lite. Linux Lite is free for everyone to use and share, and suitable for people who are new to Linux or for people who want a lightweight environment that is also fully functional. Linux Lite is based on the Ubuntu LTS series, giving you 5 years of support per major release. The following software is included: LibreOffice Suite, VLC Media Player, Firefox Web Browser, Thunderbird Email, Steam, Gimp Image Editor, Lite User Manager, Lite Software, Lite Cleaner, Lite Manual, and more.
[ Download Linux Lite ]


The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library

The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library is a simple tool that helps C/C++ developers initialize extensions and write portable applications. GLEW currently supports a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Darwin, Irix, and Solaris.
[ Download The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library ]


LibreCAD

LibreCAD is a fully comprehensive 2D CAD application that you can download and install for free. There is a large base of satisfied LibreCAD users worldwide, and it is available in more than 20 languages and for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, etc.
[ Download LibreCAD ]


Tcl

Tool Command Language (Tcl) is an interpreted language and very portable interpreter for that language. Tcl is embeddable and extensible, and has been widely used since its creation in 1988 by John Ousterhout.
[ Download Tcl ]


Wings 3D

Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use (inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware).
[ Download Wings 3D ]


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 ]

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

The vote for October 2015 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until September 15, 2015 12:00 UTC.


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 ]


cDock

A small program to customize your dock on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, and 10.11 El Capitan. There are several dock styles included, and users can also create their own custom docks. Simply open the cDock, select options you’d like, and click Apply!
[ Download cDock ]


Roundcube Webmail

Roundcube Webmail is a browser-based, multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. Roundcube provides the full functionality you’d expect from an email client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching, and spell check. Roundcube is written in PHP and JavaScript.
[ Download Roundcube Webmail ]


PCRE

The Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE) library is a set of functions that implement regular expression pattern matching, using the same syntax and semantics as Perl 5. PCRE has its own native API, in addition to a set of POSIX compatible wrapper functions.
[ Download PCRE ]


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 7 x64, and Windows 8/8.x OS.
[ Download Cyberfox ]


Cool Reader

CoolReader is a fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based eBook reader for desktops and handheld devices. Supported formats: FB2, TXT, RTF, DOC, TCR, HTML, EPUB, CHM, PDB, and MOBI. Platforms: Win32, Linux, and Android. It is also ported on some eInk based devices.
[ Download Cool Reader ]


fre:ac – free audio converter

fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper for various formats and encoders. It features MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, and Bonk format support. It also integrates freedb/CDDB, CDText, and ID3v2 tagging, and is available in several languages.
[ Download fre:ac – free audio converter ]


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 ]


LXLE

A full featured OS for an aging PC. Aging hardware needs the right system on it to squeeze a few more years out of your current system without sacrificing performance, capability, usability, and aesthetics.
[ Download LXLE ]