The story of VLC’s rise to fame.
This week, we feature a new list of projects, ranging from a 3D planetarium to an econometrics library. As always, I’m impressed by the breadth of projects on SourceForge, as well as the professionalism these projects put into their works. Thank you all for being part of the SourceForge community!
Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time with OpenGL. It displays stars, constellations, planets, nebulae and others things like ground, landscape, atmosphere, etc.
SystemRescueCd is an improvement of the gentoo live cd. It aims to provide an high quality bootable CD-Rom, with all system utilities that can be required to repair your system.
- Luminance HDR
Luminance HDR is a graphical user interface (based on trolltech’s Qt4) that provides a workflow for HDR imaging.
A slick, intuitive web based photo gallery. Gallery is easy to install, configure and use. Gallery photo management includes automatic thumbnails, resizing, rotation, and more. Authenticated users and privileged albums make this great for communities
GNU Regression, Econometrics and Time-series Library
- DavMail POP/IMAP/SMTP/Caldav to Exchange
Ever wanted to get rid of Outlook ? DavMail is a POP/IMAP/SMTP/Caldav/Carddav/LDAP gateway allowing users to use any mail client with Exchange, even from the internet through Outlook Web Access on any platform, tested on MacOSX, Linux and Windows
- Wings 3D
Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use (inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware).
- Pure Data Computer Music System
The Pure Data (short Pd) project on SourceForge unifies the extensions (or externals) written for the Pure Data Graphical Computer Music System written by Miller Puckette with contributions from many others.
- Mobile Atlas Creator
This application creates off-line atlases of raster maps for various cell phone apps on Android, iPhone and WindowsCE as well as GPS devices (Garmin, Magellan and others)
At SourceForge one of our goals is to make our developer experience the best out there. Now we all know this process doesn’t happen overnight, but each week, we continue on our quest to modernize our tools and make them more intuitive and feature rich.
This week is no different. Our newest member of the team Cory Johns was able to take some time during PyCon 2012 sprints (which if you didn’t know, we were there) to address an issue with the current commit viewer. In the old commit viewer you had to click on a link for each individual diff for each file in the commit, then back, then click, then back, then click … then get annoyed, then cry. That was my pattern, yours may differ slightly. So I created a ticket and Cory scooped it up instantly, it was as if he had known the same pain as me, it was quite touching.
So today we have released Cory’s first set of changes to the commit viewer, which, as you would expect, puts the commit, with information for all the files, on to a single, easy to read, highlighted page. I know, I know, you’re saying to yourself right now “Hey Wayne, umm, everyone has been doing that for a long time”. And I would say to you, you are right, and now we do too.
The real difference is how we came to do it. We opened a ticket, which any user can do. Requested the feature, and it was developed during the sprints at PyCon, open for everyone to see. Now those changes are available to all of our Allura users as well as anyone running their own instance of Allura. In fact you can even review the changes yourself right here.
And you can see our next set of enhancment tickets for the commit viewer have already been ticketed here #3930 and here #3931. So please take the time to checkout our new commit viewer, we hope that you find these changes as helpful as we do in our daily development flow.
Although we have a whole list of exciting projects to feature this week, I wanted to draw particular attention to the first two – Apache OpenOffice Templates, and Apache OpenOffice Extensions. I was very pleased to see them at the top of the list this week, as they are fairly recent additions to our site.
Both of these projects are part of the Apache OpenOffice family, and they’ve arranged with SourceForge to handle their download traffic. We’re very honored, as both Apache and OpenOffice have long histories of leadership in the world of Open Source software.
- Apache OpenOffice.org Templates
This project hosts the template files. You can find them all at http://templates.services.openoffice.org
- Apache OpenOffice.org Extensions
This project hosts the extension files. You can find them all at http://extensions.services.openoffice.org
- Clay Soldiers Mod
A Minecraft Modification
So you’re probably wondering to yourself “A mod involving clay? No Way! I need all the grey goop I can get for my brick castle!” Well put those tried, burnt hands to rest for a second and think about this: What if you could create your own miniature army out of clay and stage the most epic battles imaginable in a space small enough to be your backyard? Now before you accuse us of being a madman, take a look at this mod. Read ahead through the thread, and you’ll see just what kind of violent mayhem you can cause with just a few simple materials plucked right from the ground.
- ApexDC – The Pinnacle of File-Sharing
ApexDCâ„¢ is an innovative DC++ client based on StrongDC++. It features external plugins and scripting through LUA and much more. Both operators and users alike should find ApexDC++ a pleasant experience.
- Parted Magic
The Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs.
An advanced and multi-platform BitTorrent client with a nice Qt4 user interface as well as a Web UI for remote control and an integrated search engine. qBittorrent aims to meet the needs of most users while using as little CPU and memory as possible.
RetroShare is a cross-platform private p2p sharing program. It lets you share securely your friends, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication. RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages and channels
- Free Pascal Compiler
A 32/64-bit Pascal compiler for Win32/64/CE, Linux, Mac OS X/iOS, FreeBSD, OS/2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo NDS and DOS; semantically compatible with Delphi, Borland Pascal and Mac Pascal (partially) with extra features, e.g. operator overloading.
WillowTree# is a save editor for Borderlands written in C#. It can read, edit, and convert savegame files from PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions of the Borderlands game. It has a storage locker that can be used to transfer items between characters.
This weeks’ featured projects span a number of categories, and include two projects from our sister site, BerliOS.
Hibernate – Relational Persistence for Idiomatic Java
- PNG reference library: libpng
Reference library for supporting the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format.
This projects aim is to bring a range of linux distros to your android device.
- Code::Blocks IDE
Code::Blocks is an open-source cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for C/C++. Designed with flexibility in mind, most of its features are provided by external modules (plugins) making it easily extendable and configurable.
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
- IPCop Firewall
The IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distribution. It is geared towards home and SOHO users. The IPCop web-interface is very user-friendly and makes usage easy.
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.
- Hattrick Organizer
Helper Tool for online-manager Hattrick