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New Apache OpenOffice sites

Over the last fours years I’ve been lucky enough to be paid for volunteering for Apache OpenOffice, something I’ve personally shared on my own blog. And now, wearing my SourceForge hat, I am here to shine some light on the latest Apache OpenOffice developments.

Take a look at these new extension, template, administrative, and search options:

  • aooe_homeThe new extensions home has a strong focus on the search box, a brand new logo, and an overall redesigned look and feel, where all menu items have icons for better readability.



  • aoot_homeThe new templates home is similar to the Apache OpenOffice Extensions site, with a similar redesigned look and feel and different colors to highlight which application a given template can be applied to.



  • aooe_creationThe new administrative interface includes a navigation bar at the top for Extensions’ authors that links to the most common actions. We also improved the GUI, making it more intuitive for uploading extensions.



  • aooe_searchSearch has been completely redesigned too. It’s worth mentioning that there are other changes sprinkled here and there, including an alert for outdated extensions that provides an easy way to contact the original author.


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InfoWorld’s 2015 Bossie Awards feature SourceForge hosted projects

InfoWorld’s annual Best of Open Source Awards (aka the Bossies) unveils the work of this year’s most enterprising Open Source enthusiasts, who care to unlock the secrets of the Open Source tools in their domain and then grace us with some of the year’s finest Open Source contributions. The 2015 Bossies Awards include some 100 winners in the following six categories:

  • Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 9.31.59 AMThe best open source applications
  • The best open source application development tools
  • The best open source big data tools
  • The best open source data center and cloud software
  • The best open source desktop and mobile software
  • The best open source networking and security software

The list includes dev tools, databases, desktop apps, apps to run your business, and more. You will see that free professional-grade software is available at your fingertips in just a few clicks. All you have to do is download it and use it.

The SourceForge 2015 Bossie Award winners include:

  • Postbooks ERP – The World’s #1 Open Source ERP, Accounting, CRM for SMBs.
  • iDempiere – A Business Suite ERP/CRM/SCM done the community way.
  • SuiteCRM – A fork of SugarCRM Community Edition.
  • CiviCRM – A constituent relationship management solution for advocacy, non-profit, and other organizations.
  • OrangeHRM – An Open Source Human Resource Management tool.
  • Bonita BPM – A premier provider of Business Process Management Solutions (BPMS).
  • Talend Open Studio – Unleash the Power of Spark with Real-time Big Data Integration.
  • Teiid – An Enterprise Information Integration System.
  • OpenCV – A computer vision and machine learning library that contains about 500 algorithms.
  • HandBrake – A tool to convert video from nearly any format to modern codecs.
  • KeePass – A lightweight and easy-to-use password manager.
  • 7-Zip – A free file archiver for extremely high compression.
  • Zenoss Core – today’s premier, open-source IT monitoring solution.
  • OpenNMS – A Java based fault and performance management system.
  • Security Onion – A Linux distro for IDS (Intrusion Detection) and NSM (Network Security Monitoring).

Congratulations to all of the InfoWorld 2015 Bossie winners!

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

Video Demo

For additional information, see: How to sync a GitHub or Google Code repo to a SourceForge project.

Infoworld Bossie Awards feature SourceForge hosted projects

Hi folks,

Infoworld has announced the winners of their “Bossie” Awards, their top OSS picks for desktop and mobile; there are a lot of SourceForge based projects in that list. Check them out:

  • Classic Shell: Classic Shell adds some missing features to Windows 7 and Vista like a classic start menu, toolbar for Explorer and others
  • Apache OpenOffice: Apache OpenOffice, the Free and Open Source Productivity Suite
  • Pidgin: Pidgin is an instant messaging program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously
  • KeePass: A free Open Source password manager
  • PDFcreator: Create PDF files from within any Windows program
  • PeaZip: Free Zip files utility, supports 150+ formats: 7Z, ISO, RAR, ZIP, ZIPX
  • ProjectLibre: ProjectLibre is the open source alternative to Microsoft Project
  • TeXnicCenter: A feature-rich environment for writing LaTex documents on Windows
  • VLC: VLC mediaplayer, the best free media player for video and DVDs
  • Audacity: A fast multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, BSD, Mac OS, and Windows

Congratulations to all of the Inforworld Bossie winners!

Daniel Hinojosa – SourceForge Community Manager

Epubor PDF Splitter & Merger is now OSS on SourceForge

This just in, Epubor has Open Sourced their Windows Splitter & Merger tool for PDF’s. You can find this on SourceForge here.

Daniel Hinojosa.