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Projects of the Week, June 26, 2017

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

antiX-Linux

antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems.
[ Download antiX-Linux ]


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 memory 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 See notifications for critical release information: https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/notifications Tell us what you think and write a review. Future direction of project https://8pecxstudios.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1756
[ Download Cyberfox ]


XBian

XBian is a free, Open Source media center distribution for mini computers (currently Raspberry Pi, Solidrun’s CuBox-i/Hummingboard supported). It can be downloaded at http://www.xbian.org. Our slogan is “bleeding edge” as our main focus is delivering the fastest media center solution. We believe that everyone can help make XBian better. Please visit our website for support and if you have suggestions, wishes or contributions, please share them with us! Want more info about XBian? You can read everything about it here: http://www.xbian.org/what-is-xbian/
[ Download XBian ]


PMD

PMD is a source code analyzer. It finds common programming flaws like unused variables, empty catch blocks, unnecessary object creation, and so forth. It supports Salesforce.com Apex, Java, JavaScript, XML, XSL. Additionally it includes CPD, the copy-paste-detector. CPD finds duplicated code in Java, C, C++, C#, PHP, Ruby, Fortran, JavaScript, Matlab, Swift. You can fork us on https://github.com/pmd
[ Download PMD ]


TYPO3

TYPO3 is an enterprise class Web CMS written in PHP/MySQL. It’s designed to be extended with custom written backend modules and frontend libraries for special functionality. It has very powerful integration of image manipulation.
[ Download TYPO3 ]


Shareaza

Shareaza is a very powerful multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client supporting Gnutella² G2, Gnutella, eDonkey2000 / eMule, DC++, HTTP, FTP and BitTorrent / DHT protocols for Windows or Wine.
[ Download Shareaza ]


JasperReports Server

JasperReports Server is a powerful, yet flexible and lightweight reporting server. Generate, organize, secure, and deliver interactive reports and dashboards to users with a web based BI Platform. Available as an open source community edition download as well as a commercially licensed, enterprise-grade business intelligence solution.
[ Download JasperReports Server ]


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 ]


Borderless Gaming

Play your favorite games fullscreen and borderless with Borderless Gaming. It’s a simple tool that allows you to turn windowed video games into “fullscreen” applications without all of the negative side effects and time-consuming alt-tabs.
[ Download Borderless Gaming ]

“Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – August 2017

The vote for August 2017 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until July 15, 2017 12:00 UTC.


UNetbootin

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file.
[ Download UNetbootin ]


Manjaro Linux Community

[ Download Manjaro Linux Community ]


HP Linux Imaging and Printing

The Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project provides a unified single and multi-function connectivity solution for Linux. For support and help, please visit https://launchpad.net/hplip
[ Download HP Linux Imaging and Printing ]


VoIP monitor

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


Lazarus

The Lazarus IDE is a stable and feature rich visual programming environment for the FreePascal Compiler. It supports the creation of self-standing graphical and console applications and runs on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOSX and Windows.
[ Download Lazarus ]


Hibernate

Hibernate is an Object/Relational Mapper tool. It’s very popular among Java applications and implements the Java Persistence API. Hibernate ORM enables developers to more easily write applications whose data outlives the application process. As an Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) framework, Hibernate is concerned with data persistence as it applies to relational databases (via JDBC).
[ Download Hibernate ]


MPC-BE

Media Player Classic – BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. Media Player Classic – BE is based on the original “Media Player Classic” project (Gabest) and “Media Player Classic Home Cinema” project (Casimir666), contains additional features and bug fixes.
[ Download MPC-BE ]


ZABBIX

ZABBIX is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution designed to monitor and track performance and availability of network servers, devices and other IT resources. It supports distributed and WEB monitoring, auto-discovery, and more. An enterprise-class distributed monitoring solution for networks & apps
[ Download ZABBIX ]


usm

Usm is a unified slackware package manager that handles automatic dependency resolution. It unifies various package repositories including slackware, slacky, ponce, salix and alien. It also supports slackbuilds.org and will build from source.
[ Download usm ]

Projects of the Week, June 19, 2017

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

ReactOS

ReactOS is an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003).
[ Download ReactOS ]


Robolinux

Welcome to the exciting launch of the new epic Robolinux 8.8.1 Raptor Versions” good through 2020 which run Windows XP, 7 & Windows 10 inside them completely Virus Free!” Please support us on Patreon. The rewards are valuable and you will be helping us to continue serving you. https://www.patreon.com/robolinux Please see the Readme.txt file for complete V8.8.1 details. For all downloads click on the “Browse All Files” button. For MD5’s click on the “i” Info icon next to each file. Our Revolutionary C Drive to VM Software: https://robolinux.org/c-drive-to-vm Stealth VM for Robolinux 7&8 Series Operating systems https://www.robolinux.org/stealth-vm-info/ Robolinux Stealth VM for Linux Mint https://robolinux.org/lm Robolinux Stealth VM for Ubuntu https://robolinux.org/ubuntu Robolinux Stealth VM for all RPM Linux versions https://robolinux.org/opensuse
[ Download Robolinux ]


Manjaro Linux Community

[ Download Manjaro Linux Community ]


Berryboot Updated OS Images

This is the biggest list of OS images for Berryboot. All these images have been tested before public availability. The original OS images were downloaded from their respective official websites, I did not modified any data of the original nor converted OS images. I convert most of the OS images by using this method: http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot/adding_custom_distributions. RetroPie and others already have OS images for Berryboot, I just compress it and serve as a mirror. Fedora OS images were converted by using this tool: https://github.com/sjenning/rpi2-fedora-image-builder. I’m not part of the Berryboot project, I’m just a web developer with a Raspberry Pi 2. I cannot offer full support on these images. However, if you find any issue, please contact me and I’ll look into it. You can request OS images at: http://berryboot.alexgoldcheidt.com/request-os-images/ You can download Odroid C2 OS images from here: http://berryboot.alexgoldcheidt.com/odroid-c2/

[ Download Berryboot Updated OS Images ]


gtk2-perl

Perl bindings for Gtk+ 2.x, and 3.x, plus a few related libraries.
[ Download gtk2-perl ]


Peace Equalizer, UI for Equalizer APO

Peace Equalizer is a user interface for Equalizer APO http://sourceforge.net/projects/equalizerapo by Jonas Thedering (version 0.9.1 or higher). Your equalizer configuration (audio preset) can be saved and activated by 1 click, hotkey, tray or desktop shotcut. Note: Your virus scanner can detect a virus in Peace.exe. This is a false positive, more info on the forum. Install by running downloaded PeaceSetup.exe. Almost all suggested features in the reviews are implemented! Thanks shak3800, Giorgio, makzmakz, rcn29, ptou, stelam, creyc, abberration and other Peace fans. For issues on virus scanners and their false positives go to the Wiki.
[ Download Peace Equalizer, UI for Equalizer APO ]


BluestarLinux

Bluestar Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution, built with an understanding that people want and need a solid Operating System that provides a breadth of functionality and ease of use without sacrificing aesthetics. Bluestar is offered in three edtions – desktop, deskpro and developer – each tailored to address the needs of a variety of Linux users. Bluestar can be installed permanently as a robust and fully configurable operating system on a laptop or desktop system, or it can be run effectively as a live installer and supports the addition of persistent storage for those who choose not to perform a permanent installation. A Bluestar Linux software respository is also maintained in order to provide additional tools and applications when needed or requested. Bluestar provides the following features: Up-to-date Kernel Wide Variety of Applications – Always Current Versions Full Development / Desktop / Multimedia Environment
[ Download BluestarLinux ]


Burstcoin Client for Windows

Burstcoin Wallet with Miner for Windows Burst is a currency like Bitcoin but efficient mineable with free HDD Storage instead of CPU / GPU or ASIC. Everyone with free disk space can mine it. This is a truly decentralized and environment friendly alternative to Bitcoin.
[ Download Burstcoin Client for Windows ]


brave_logo_50 Brave Browser

Brave is a free and open source browser that lets you browse safer and faster by blocking ads and trackers. Brave blocks harmful advertising, tracking pixels and cookies, and redirects sites to HTTPS.

Brave is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
[ Download Brave Browser ]

Open Source Project Branding: Lessons from the Pros

Is branding important for open source projects?

As exemplified by such big open source brands as Linux, Mozilla and Firefox, branding does matter. It defines how your project will be seen by the world, helps to differentiate your project from the rest and gets your project to stick in people’s minds. And it’s even more important when you consider what open source projects are often up against.

Proprietary software, though many of which are already integrated with open source parts, are still open source software’s biggest competitors. In order to compete, open source software projects must appear as more viable alternatives to paid software, and proper branding can help with that.

Elements Proven to Work

Many of today’s most successful open source projects can teach us a thing or two about branding. Take for instance Linux, with its famous penguin mascot Tux.

Tux was created by Larry Ewing at the suggestion of none other than Linus Torvalds himself. At the time of brand conceptualization, Torvalds had a fixation of penguins after he was bitten by one in an Australian zoo. He wanted a fun image to represent Linux, and thus, Tux the penguin was born.

Tux the penguin is a great example of how a personal story can help define an entire brand, and is also an example of one element that almost always works well for branding: animals.

Countless projects have proven animal logos and mascots to be effective for branding. Examples include Linux’s Tux the penguin, Firefox’s red panda and GIMP’s Wilber the GIMP (although exactly what animal GIMP is, no one can really say for sure).

This doesn’t mean however that you should immediately choose an animal to represent your brand. Of course, the animal or symbol that you choose must still have some relevance to you or to the project, be it a symbolic connection or a personal story.

Involving the Community

To ensure that a brand is well-established and received by the general public, a lot of projects involve their communities in deciding what goes into their brand. This is another great idea, but projects should be careful to go about this in the right way.

According to Chris Grams, President and Partner of tech branding agency New Kind, involving people in brand creation pays off because “If you invite people along on the journey, they are more likely to embrace the destination.” However, he notes that when involving people it’s better to establish a meritocracy instead of a democracy. But exactly what is the difference?

In a democracy, project leaders would give brand options to people and ask them to vote on the option they like the most. This would seem like a good idea initially, until the people decide to vote on the project team’s least favorite option. In a meritocracy on the other hand, this situation never has to happen. Instead of letting people vote on the final brand, a core group within the project is in charge of branding. They simply get the people’s input on how they think the final brand should be, and the core group decides on the final brand based on this input. The key difference here is instead of the people making the final decision, the core group within the project makes this pivotal decision and the community is only there to provide input and inspiration.

But this can only work if the original sources of inspiration and ideas are given credit. When people see that their own ideas are there and recognized in the final brand and that the brand is truly a result of the entire community’s input, the more likely they are to embrace it.

It’s an Evolution

Sometimes it takes a rebrand, like the Mozilla Foundation’s rebrand, to get a brand that’s an even better fit for the project. Sometimes, a brand may have to change several times.

Take for instance Firefox. Firefox was originally nicknamed “Phoenix”, as it had risen from the ashes of Netscape Navigator. Due to trademark disputes it later became Mozilla Firebird, but because of the confusion it caused with the Firebird RDMS project, it finally settled on Mozilla Firefox. Its icon also underwent a similar evolution.

Though it took a while and several changes for Firefox to get its final brand identity, based on its current standing it’s clear to see that it was all worth it in the end. This goes to show that sometimes, it can take some time and a handful of changes to achieve the right brand identity.

In summary, based on existing successful open source brands it’s a good idea to use elements such as personal stories and animals in your brand so long as they remain relevant to the project. It’s also good to involve the community when coming up with a brand identity as long as you establish a meritocracy rather than a democracy. Finally, remember that branding is not always a one time thing. It can be an evolution or it can take several rebranding efforts before you can achieve the brand that’s just right for your project.

Projects of the Week, June 12, 2017

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

UNetbootin

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file.
[ Download UNetbootin ]


Lazarus

The Lazarus IDE is a stable and feature rich visual programming environment for the FreePascal Compiler. It supports the creation of self-standing graphical and console applications and runs on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOSX and Windows.
[ Download Lazarus ]


usm

Usm is a unified slackware package manager that handles automatic dependency resolution. It unifies various package repositories including slackware, slacky, ponce, salix and alien. It also supports slackbuilds.org and will build from source.
[ Download usm ]


MPC-BE

Media Player Classic – BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. Media Player Classic – BE is based on the original “Media Player Classic” project (Gabest) and “Media Player Classic Home Cinema” project (Casimir666), contains additional features and bug fixes.
[ Download MPC-BE ]


HP Linux Imaging and Printing

The Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project provides a unified single and multi-function connectivity solution for Linux. For support and help, please visit https://launchpad.net/hplip
[ Download HP Linux Imaging and Printing ]


VoIP monitor

VoIPmonitor is open source network packet sniffer with commercial frontend for SIP SKINNY RTP and RTCP VoIP protocols running on linux. VoIPmonitor is designed to analyze quality of VoIP call based on network parameters – delay variation and packet loss according to ITU-T G.107 E-model which predicts quality on MOS scale. Calls with all relevant statistics are saved to MySQL or ODBC database. Optionally each call can be saved to pcap file with either 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 comparable to commercial systems like Mathematica and Maple. It emphasizes symbolic mathematical computation: algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and much more. For example, Maxima solves x^2-r*x-s^2-r*s=0 giving the symbolic results [x=r+s, x=-s]. Maxima can calculate with exact integers and fractions, native floating-point and high-precision big floats. 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. Maxima is GPL-licensed and largely written in Common Lisp. Executables can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android; source code is also available. An active community maintains and extends the system. Maxima is widely used: annual direct downloads exceed 300,000. Many other users receive it through secondary distribution.
[ Download Maxima — GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA ]


KaOSx

An independent small, rolling distribution, fully focused on KDE/Qt. Using pacman as package-manager.
[ Download KaOSx ]


phonegap-50 PhoneGap Desktop

PhoneGap Desktop is the easiest way to get started using PhoneGap, the open source framework that gets you building amazing mobile apps using web technology. It provides a drag and drop interface for creating PhoneGap applications. Use it to create apps and serve those apps to connected mobile devices- no need to memorize commands or install dependencies as these are all included when you download PhoneGap Desktop.

PhoneGap Desktop is an alternative to PhoneGap CLI for those who prefer a visual user interface over a command line interface approach.
[ Download PhoneGap Desktop ]