Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:
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 ]
SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian. It features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps, and its own custom tools to ease different tasks. Sparky is in between the distros that are beginner-friendly and those that require some amount of Linux knowledge. Beginner Linux users are advised to consult the project forums regarding any issues or doubts. Important note: SparkyLinux ISO images provide a snapshot of the package tree available at the time of their release (Sparky’s repository, as well as Debian’s Testing repo). While it is possible to upgrade a running ISO to the latest version via APT, you should be aware that running ISOs are placed in RAM, so large upgrades might fail unexpectedly. The common practice is to upgrade the required packages only (the installer for example, if there’s an issue with it), and the rest of the system after installing to disk.
[ Download SparkyLinux ]
PeaZip is a free archiver tool. The application provides a unified, natively portable, cross-platform file manager and archive manager GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX. PeaZip can create 7Z, ARC, BZip/GZip, PEA, TAR, WIM, XZ, ZPAQ, ZIP files, and many more. It also opens and extracts over 150 file types, including ACE, CAB, DEB, ISO, RAR, ZIPX. Features of PeaZip include extract, create and convert multiple archives at once, create self-extracting archives (sfx), split files, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hashes, and export task definition as command line script.
[ Download PeaZip ]
PlatformIO is a cross-platform code builder and the missing library manager, ready for embedded development, IDE and Continuous integration, and Arduino and MBED compatible. You have no need to install any IDE or compile any tool chains. PlatformIO has pre-built different development platforms, including compiler, debugger, uploader (for embedded boards), and many other useful tools. PlatformIO also has pre-configured settings for the most popular Embedded Boards. You have no need to specify in Project Configuration File type, frequency of MCU, or upload protocol. PlatformIO Library Manager allows you to organize external libraries. You can search for new libraries via the Command-Line, or Web interfaces. Due to platformio lib update command you will also have up-to-date libraries.
[ Download PlatformIO Storage ]
Greenshot is a lightweight screenshot software tool for Windows that quickly creates screenshots of a selected region, window, or full screen; you can even capture complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer. Greenshot easily annotates, highlights, or obfuscates parts of the screenshot. Greenshot also exports screenshots in various ways: save to file, send to printer, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail, send Microsoft Office programs, or upload to photo sites like Flickr or Picasa. And Greenshot has many more options, to simplify the creation of, and work with, screenshots every day. Overall, Greenshot is easy to understand, and configurable, making it an efficient tool for project managers, software developers, technical writers, testers, and anyone else creating screenshots.
[ Download Greenshot ]
Battle for Wesnoth
The Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer combat. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures.
[ Download Battle for Wesnoth ]
GeoServer is an Open Source software server, written in Java, that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards: WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS and REST.
[ Download GeoServer ]
winPenPack: Portable Software Collection
winPenPack is a project that aims at collecting the most frequently used and most popular Open Source applications made portable, so that they can be executed without installation from any USB Flash Drive or Hard Disk. The winPenPack suites offer a wide range of portable applications, such as office tools, internet tools, multimedia tools, development tools, security applications, and other frequently used utilities. Everything you need, completely free, Open Source, and portable!
[ Download winPenPack: Portable Software Collection ]