Projects of the Week, June 27, 2016

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

Ultimate Edition

Ultimate Edition Linux, previously “Ubuntu Ultimate Edition”. We cater to a large base of *nix users including, but certainly not limited to gamers & low resource computers. We have a Ultimate Edition for virtually any user.
[ Download Ultimate Edition ]


Parrot Security OS

Parrot Security OS is a cloud friendly operating system designed for Pentesting, Computer Forensic, Reverse engineering, Hacking, Cloud pentesting, privacy/anonimity and cryptography. Based on Debian and developed by Frozenbox network.
[ Download Parrot Security OS ]


PyDev for Eclipse

PyDev is a Python Development Environment (Python IDE plugin for Eclipse). It features an editor with code completion, code analysis, refactoring, outline view, debugger, mark occurrences and other goodies – check http://pydev.org for more details). It’s kept going by community contributions, so, if you think it’s a worthy project, please contribute through http://pydev.org
[ Download PyDev for Eclipse ]


DxWnd

Windows hooker – intercepts system calls to make fullscreen programs running in a window, to support a better compatibility, to enhance video modes and to stretch timing. It is typically very useful to run old windows games.
[ Download DxWnd ]


Warzone 2100

You command the forces of “The Project” in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles. The game offers a full campaign with optional (but strongly recommended!), videos, battle against four factions, multi-player and single-player skirmish modes, and an extensive tech tree and a full unit designer. Multi-player is also cross-platform, battle your friends with any OS, Windows, Linux or Mac, it all works seamlessly! We also offer 100% portable Windows builds, take the game and install it anywhere! Our source repo is now at https://github.com/Warzone2100/warzone2100 If you are using linux, and want a .deb, then please get the latest version available from http://www.playdeb.net/app/Warzone2100 (They are not affliated with us, but they do have the latest builds!) Warzone 2100 works on both 32 & 64 bit Windows Vista or higher, 32 or 64 bit Linux, 32 or 64 bit Macs.
[ Download Warzone 2100 ]


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 ]


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 ]


picoreplayer

piCorePlayer is an embedded Squeezebox player build on Tiny Core Linux with Squeezelite for your Raspberry Pi board.
[ Download picoreplayer ]


salix

Salix is a linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple and easy to use. Salix aims to be completely backwards compatible with Slackware, so Slackware users can benefit from Salix repositories.
[ Download salix ]

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – August 2016

The vote for August 2016 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until July 15, 2016 12:00 UTC.


SQuirreL SQL Client

SQuirreL SQL Client is a graphical SQL client written in Java that will allow you to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, issue SQL commands etc.
[ Download SQuirreL SQL Client ]


UltraDefrag

UltraDefrag is a disk defragmenter for Windows, which supports defragmentation of locked system files by running during the boot process. It is easy to use without any complicated scripting or a huge load of configuration settings. You can filter the files processed by size, number of fragments, file name and path. You can terminate the process early by specifying an execution time limit.
[ Download UltraDefrag ]


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 Windows Operating Systems: Windows 7/7 SP1 OS x86|x64 Windows 8/8.x OS x86|x64 Windows 10 OS x86|x64 (Windows XP Unsupported, Windows Vista Unsupported) Dedicated support forums. https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/index.php Dedicated Contact Forms. https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/contact-us Profile Buddy: Transfer your profile from any Mozilla base browser. https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=350 Tell us what you think and write a review.
[ Download Cyberfox ]


SynWrite add-ons

Collection of add-ons for SynWrite editor.
[ Download SynWrite add-ons ]


Eclipse Tomcat Plugin

The Eclipse Tomcat Plugin provides simple integration of a tomcat servlet container for the development of java web applications. This project is a fork of the original Sysdeo Tomcat Plugin. Please use http://tomcatplugin.sf.net/update for installation.
[ Download Eclipse Tomcat Plugin ]


SWIG

SWIG is a software development tool that connects programs written in C and C++ with a variety of high-level programming languages. SWIG is used with different types of target languages including common scripting languages such as Javascript, Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl and Ruby. The list of supported languages also includes non-scripting languages such as C#, Common Lisp (CLISP, Allegro CL, CFFI, UFFI), D, Go language, Java, Lua, Modula-3, OCAML, Octave, R and Scilab. Also several interpreted and compiled Scheme implementations (Guile, MzScheme/Racket, Chicken) are supported. SWIG is most commonly used to create high-level interpreted or compiled programming environments, user interfaces, and as a tool for testing and prototyping C/C++ software. SWIG is typically used to parse C/C++ interfaces and generate the ‘glue code’ required for the above target languages to call into the C/C++ code. SWIG can also export its parse tree in the form of XML and Lisp s-expressions.
[ Download SWIG ]


FileBot

FileBot is the ultimate tool for renaming your movies, tv shows or anime and downloading subtitles. It’s 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 ]


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 to those using it. Built using open source and Free software, it’s distributed under the GNU Public License.
[ Download Smoothwall ]


Manjaro Community Torrents

This project is for download the Manjaro Officials and Community releases using a bittorrent client (console or graphical)
[ Download Manjaro Community Torrents ]

Projects of the Week, June 20, 2016

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

UltraDefrag

UltraDefrag is a disk defragmenter for Windows, which supports defragmentation of locked system files by running during the boot process. It is easy to use without any complicated scripting or a huge load of configuration settings. You can filter the files processed by size, number of fragments, file name and path. You can terminate the process early by specifying an execution time limit.
[ Download UltraDefrag ]


Eclipse Tomcat Plugin

The Eclipse Tomcat Plugin provides simple integration of a tomcat servlet container for the development of java web applications. This project is a fork of the original Sysdeo Tomcat Plugin. Please use http://tomcatplugin.sf.net/update for installation.
[ Download Eclipse Tomcat Plugin ]


SMPlayer

SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can also play YouTube videos. One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave… don’t worry, when you open that movie again it will be resumed at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume… SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play YouTube videos subtitles. Note: for those people complaining about malware in the windows installer: be sure you download SMPlayer from the official website. Our installer is completely safe and free of malware.
[ Download SMPlayer ]


Outlook CalDav Synchronizer

Free Outlook Plugin, which synchronizes events, tasks and contacts between Outlook and Google, SOGo, Horde or any other CalDAV or CardDAV server. Supported Outlook versions are 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007. This project was initially developed as a master thesis project at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Software Engineering Degree program. Outlook CalDav Synchronizer is Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS), still you can support the project by donating on Sourceforge or directly within the About dialog of our Plugin. ### German review can be found in c’t 27/15 http://www.heise.de/ct/ausgabe/2015-27-Kurztest-Outlook-Add-in-3035256.html Another german review in PC-Welt http://www.pcwelt.de/tipps/Google-Kalender-mit-Outlook-abgleichen-per-CalDAV-Synchronizer-9916911.html ### ### New in version 2.0.0 Google native Contacts API support with mapping of Google contact groups to Outlook categories. ###
[ Download Outlook CalDav Synchronizer ]


GO Contact Sync Mod

+++HELP WANTED+++ If you want to support the project please email us! At the moment we have not enough free time to continue the development and answering of your questions. +++ NEWS +++ The newest versions of Google APIs client Library for .NET dropped support for .NET 4.0. Minimum requirement for GO Contact Sync Mod is .NET 4.5 which is not working on Windows XP. —————————————————– GO Contact Sync Mod synchronizes your Microsoft Outlook contacts with your Google Mail address book, including pictures, categories and notes. Since version 3.7.0 it also syncs your Outlook Calendar Appointments on demand to Google Calendar. This Mod fork adds many enhancements and bug fixes to the obviously dead project ‘Go Contact Sync’. Please find some guidelines how to sync your mobile phone contacts with Google Contacts here: http://www.google.com/mobile/sync
[ Download GO Contact Sync Mod ]


Vtiger CRM

Vtiger CRM enables sales, support, and marketing teams to organize and collaborate to measurably improve customer experiences and business outcomes. Vtiger CRM also includes email, inventory, project management, and other tools, providing a complete business management suite. Download Vtiger CRM here or sign up for a free 15-day free trial of the cloud-based application with free updates and support at https://www.vtiger.com/
[ Download Vtiger CRM ]


berryboot

Berryboot is a simple operating system installer and boot selection screen for ARM devices such as the Raspberry Pi and Cubieboard. It allows you to put multiple Linux distribution on a single SD card.
[ Download berryboot ]


TV-Browser – A free EPG

TV-Browser is a java-based TV guide which can be easily extended with lots of plugins. It is designed to look like your paper TV guide.
[ Download TV-Browser – A free EPG ]


Freeplane

Application for Mind Mapping, Knowledge Management, Project Management. Develop, organize and communicate your ideas and knowledge in the most effective way.
[ Download Freeplane ]

The Importance of Picking the Right Open Source Community

In choosing a project to work on, there are many things you need to consider. You have to consider if the project is one you are genuinely interested in and use. You have to consider its reputation and track record. And you have to consider the technical aspects like features and frameworks.

Beyond these things however, there is one thing you need to consider most of all and that is the community. But why is this so?

Basic Significance
The most basic reason why it’s important to choose your projects based on the community is that your contributions will all be for naught if the community doesn’t really welcome them. As passionate as you may be about a project, and as robust as a project may be, any participation you have in it will turn void if you are treated as an unwelcome intruder.

This does not mean however, that a red carpet must be rolled out for you every time you make a suggestion or contribution. Different projects have different cultures and different ways of welcoming entrants. Some are open to a variety of contributions, while others are more restrictive and hold high standards to every subscriber whether new or old. Most would prefer the former, though some who are up for a challenge may prefer the latter. As the famous saying goes, “different strokes for different folks.” In the end, what is essential is that you feel part of the community.

The Weight and Worth of Community
But it’s not just that sense of belongingness that makes selecting the right open source community so important. Communities are the basis upon which all open source projects function and grow. A strong community results in a strong project, and of course you want to be a part of a strong project as strength leads to longevity. As PowerDNS author Bert Hubert once said, “Community is the best predictor of the future of a project.”

A good community also ensures that you are not only able to contribute to the project, but that you are also learning and developing your own skills and knowledge as the community grows. As Hubert has also said, “ What you will learn is the best predictor of how the project will serve you (and vice versa!) over the coming years.”

SourceForge and the Open Source Community
Here at SourceForge, we encourage everyone to cultivate and support their project communities. Communities play an integral role in open source. We know how important it is to choose the right community and so we always encourage everyone to do their part in creating truly open communities.

Projects of the Week, June 13, 2016

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

FileBot

FileBot is the ultimate tool for renaming your movies, tv shows or anime and downloading subtitles. It’s 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 ]


slackel

Slackel is a Linux distribution based on Slackware and Salix. It is fully compatible with Slackware and Salix but the difference is that it includes the current version of Slackware. So Slackware users can benefit from Slackel repositories. It is available in three editions, KDE, Openbox and Fluxbox. Slackel disc images are offered in two different forms, Installation disc image and Live disc image. Slackel is developed in Greece by Dimitris Tzemos.
[ Download slackel ]


Universal Media Server

Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. Universal Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. UMS is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, AviSynth, MediaInfo and more, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats. Check out the list of media renderers here: http://www.universalmediaserver.com/about/
[ Download Universal Media Server ]


Manjaro Community Torrents

This project is for download the Manjaro Officials and Community releases using a bittorrent client (console or graphical)
[ Download Manjaro Community Torrents ]


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. Bug reports to http://core.tcl.tk/tcl/ Follow code development at http://core.tcl.tk/tcl/
[ Download Tcl ]


Hugin

With Hugin you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.
[ Download Hugin ]


SynWrite add-ons

Collection of add-ons for SynWrite editor.
[ Download SynWrite add-ons ]


TenFourFox

This is the download repository for TenFourFox 24 and beyond, the Firefox port for Power Macintosh computers running 10.4 and 10.5. TenFourFox is not an official Mozilla product and is not a Mozilla-maintained build of Firefox. PowerPC forever! Our SF repo is only for hosting our current and future downloads at this time (thanks, SourceForge!); Github hosts our wiki, FAQ and issue tracker: https://github.com/classilla/tenfourfox/ Do not open trouble tickets here — they will be DELETED. If you are an end-user requiring support, please visit our Tenderapp support ticketing site: http://tenfourfox.tenderapp.com/ Read the TenFourFox Development blog for what’s next: http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/
[ Download TenFourFox ]


Linux AIO

We bring you some of the major Linux distributions (Ubuntu and flavors, Linux Mint, LMDE, Debian Live, Fedora) with different desktop environments on one ISO file that can be burnt on one DVD / DVD DL or USB 4GB+/8GB+ flash drive. Every one of them can be used as Live system, with no need of installation on hard drive, or can be eventually installed on computer for full system experience.
[ Download Linux AIO ]