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

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


Free Pascal Compiler

A 32/64/16-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.
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rEFInd

rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager. Like rEFIt, rEFInd can auto-detect your installed EFI boot loaders and it presents a pretty GUI menu of boot options. rEFInd goes beyond rEFIt in that rEFInd better handles systems with many boot loaders, gives better control over the boot loader search process, and provides the ability for users to define their own boot loader entries.
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Alt-F

Alt-F provides a free alternative firmware for the DLINK DNS-320/320L/321/323/325/327L. Alt-F has Samba and NFS; supports ext2/3/4, VFAT, NTFS and ISO9660 filesystems; RAID 0, 1, 5 (with external USB disk) and JBOD; supports 2/3/4TB disks; rsync, ftp, sftp, ftps, ssh, lpd, DNS and DHCP servers, DDNS, fan and leds control, clean power up and down… and more. Alt-F also has a set of comprehensive administering web pages, you don’t need to use the command line to configure it. Besides the built-in software, Alt-F also supports additional packages on disk, including ffp packages, that you can install, update and uninstall using the administering web pages Alt-F is still beta and is being developed and tested on a DNS-323-rev-A1/B1, a DNS325-rev-A1, a DNS-320L-rev-A1 and on a DNS-327L-rev-A1 hardware boards. Other models and boards are said to work. Support Forum: http://groups.google.com/group/alt-f Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/altfirmware
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Skim

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file. Skim requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.
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LXLE

Change is good but changing everything isn’t always great. Same is true for aging computers and their operating systems. Support is sometimes lost too quickly with a 6 month core release cycle. Graphics & Audio cards and chipsets get dropped along with other miscellaneous functions with programs or drivers that just go missing. We all like having updated software and we certainly don’t like down time or loss of features and capabilities. I believe most aging hardware just needs the right system on it, and lets face it, it helps keep a couple bucks in your pocket if you can squeeze a few more years out of your current system; without sacrificing performance, capability, usability and of course aesthetics. http://lxle.net/forums/
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digiCamControl

digiCamControl is a free and open source software. This allows you to save time by transferring images directly from your camera to your computer as you take each shot and controls camera shooting parameters.
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Linux Lite

By producing an easy to use Linux based Operating System, we hope that people will discover just how simple it can be to use Linux Lite. Linux Lite is free for everyone to use and share, and suitable for people who are new to Linux or for people who want a lightweight environment that is also fully functional. Linux Lite is based on the Ubuntu LTS series giving you 5 years of support per major release. The following software is included: LibreOffice Suite, VLC Media Player, Firefox Web Browser, Thunderbird Email, Gimp Image Editor, Lite Themes, Lite User Manager, Lite Software, Lite Tweaks, Lite Welcome, Lite Manual, Whiskermenu and more. Laptop/Ultrabook/Netbook users: If the screen locks during Live mode, type ‘linux’ into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required) https://www.linuxliteos.com/
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Free Manga Downloader

The Free Manga Downloader (FMD) is an open source application written in Object-Pascal for managing and downloading manga from various websites. This is a mirror of main repository on GitHub. For feedback/bug report visit https://github.com/riderkick/FMD
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fre:ac – free audio converter

fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper for various formats and encoders. It features MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, and Bonk format support, integrates freedb/CDDB, CDText and ID3v2 tagging and is available in several languages.
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March 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Outlook CalDav Synchronizer

For our March “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected Outlook CalDav Synchronizer, a free Outlook Plugin that synchronizes events, tasks and contacts between Outlook and Google, SOGo, Horde or any other CalDAV or CardDAV server. Developer Alexander Nimmervoll shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the Outlook CalDav Synchronizer project please.
Alexander Nimmervoll (AN): Outlook CalDav Synchronizer is the only open source Outlook plugin that offers two-way sync for CalDAV calendars and tasks, CardDAV contacts and can also handle the Google native Contacts and Tasks API. Supported Outlook versions are 2007-2016. It handles Outlook categories, mapping CalDAV server colors to Outlook category colors and syncing calendars and tasks to the categories. The plugin also handles different timezones and recurring events with exceptions and can deal with Outlook custom properties.

SF: What made you start this?
AN: The first proof of concept of this project was started in 2015 as a master thesis project at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Software Engineering Degree program. Motivated by the lack of free sync solutions, the goal was to develop an easy to use tool which can sync almost any CalDAV or CarDDAV server with Outlook with special focus on performance.

SF: Has the original vision been achieved?
AN: Definitely, we get a lot of positive feedback from the community and many reviews which say that our solution is the best CalDAV/CardDAV Outlook plugin on the market.

SF: Who can benefit the most from your project?
AN: Everyone who wants to integrate Outlook with an open groupware service, whether it’s a self-hosted family calendar server for three users or an open source Exchange server replacement for 5000 users in an enterprise deployment.

SF: What core need does Outlook CalDav Synchronizer fulfill?
AN: Outlook CalDav Synchronizer is the missing link in Open Source Exchange Server replacement.

SF: What’s the best way to get the most out of using Outlook CalDav Synchronizer?
AN: Use Outloook 2013 or higher with latest .NET framework and one of the preconfigured server account types of a supported server solution. Fine tune the advanced settings to your needs and read the documentation or use an automatic deployment via Active Directory group policies in an enterprise environment.

SF: What has your project team done to help build and nurture your community?
AN: We try to provide fast responses to questions, bug reports and work closely together with many server vendors.

SF: Have you all found that more frequent releases helps build up your community of users?
AN: Yes, we try to fix reported bugs fast and released quite frequently in the past, but users also have the freedom to turn off automatic search for updates of course. The average release schedule is one release every two weeks at the moment.

SF: What was the first big thing that happened for your project?
AN: When we realized that big German universities recommend our plugin to their Outlook users and more and more positive reviews and press coverage showed up in late 2015 and beginning of 2016.

SF: What helped make that happen?
AN: The project would never been such a success without the experience and passion of Gerhard Zehetbauer, the main developer of the project.

SF: How has SourceForge and its tools helped your project reach that success?
AN: SourceForge helped to make the project known to the community and provides easy ways to ask questions and report issues.

SF: What is the next big thing for Outlook CalDav Synchronizer?
AN: We started a collaboration with Nextcloud in late 2016 and are in contact with more server vendors like SOGo, and plan to offer enterprise support this year.

SF: How long do you think that will take?
AN: It is already work in progress.

SF: Do you have the resources you need to make that happen?
AN: Since we lack full-time contributors it’s always hard to find enough time for all the ideas and feature requests of the project.

SF: If you had to do it over again, what would you do differently for Outlook CalDav Synchronizer?
AN: Nothing really, since the design decisions and the goal of the project were well defined and structured at the beginning.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?
AN: Well, we are asked this a lot, unfortunately there is no Mac OS X version of the project and since C# VSTO Outlook addins aren’t even supported, we also have no plans in that direction.

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March 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – NAS4Free

For our March “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected NAS4Free, an embedded Storage distribution for Windows, Mac, & UNIX-like systems.

‘NAS’ stands for “Network-Attached Storage” and it is ‘4Free’ since it is free and open source. It is the simplest and fastest way to create a centralized and easily-accessible server for all kinds of data.

The NAS4Free operating system can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share computer data storage over a computer network. It supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems and includes ZFS, Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports with several different protocols/ services. All this is easily managed by a configurable web interface.

NAS4Free was previously elected “Community Choice” Project of the Month in August of 2015 and the NAS4Free team spoke about the project’s developments and direction. Recently we caught up with the owner, developer and project leader of NAS4Free, Michael Zoon to find out how the project has been doing since then.

SourceForge (SF): What significant changes have occurred with your project since you were voted Project of the Month in August 2015?
Michael Zoon (MZ): First we would like to thank all users who voted NAS4Free for project of the month again.
A vote means more than a thousand words to us. Back to the original question:
We are happy to welcome a new pleasant developer in our team. His name is Michael Schneider and he’s currently rewriting parts of the user interface and is adding improvements to the backend of the underlying operating system.

Another change since 2015 is the phase out of 32-bits versions of NAS4Free. We took the decision with the start of the 11.0.0.4 series based on FreeBSD 11.0. We do believe this is a logical step to provide the full potential of the operating system and the system hardware.

SF: Have any of your project goals changed since then?
MZ: No, our project goal has not changed in the past and we don’t have any plans to change them in the future. We would like to provide one of the best NAS software based solutions on planet earth. We do everything to keep its footprint as small as possible. NAS4Free comes with no bloatware or adverts and does not collect and does not submit any user data or statistic information to the internet. Our hardware requirements are low in comparison to other NAS solutions. NAS4Free performs pretty well on nearly every hardware.

SF: What project goals have you achieved so far?
MZ: We are very proud about the fact that our user base is growing constantly although NAS4Free is not sponsored and not actively promoted in the news, magazine or in the web.

SF: What can we look forward to with NAS4Free?
MZ: NAS4Free’s user interface is in the middle of a rewrite with a new framework and improvements in design. Users who upgrade their systems already noticed positive changes with every release we pull out; those changes will keep coming for a while as this task requires a lot of time and testing before they get published.

SF: Is there anything else we should know?
MZ: NAS4Free is an open source project. We have many volunteers who do all the translations on Launchpad, other volunteers who provide support on our forum and on our IRC channel. We would like to invite everyone who is interested to become a member of the NAS4Free team. With you we can make NAS4Free even more successful.

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

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


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.
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arch-openrc

OpenRC, eudev and no-systemd packages for Arch Linux (and, possibly, derivatives). For migrating from existing systemd installations read the guide at http://systemd-free.org, which currently uses the [openrc-eudev] repository and contains both openrc and nosystemd packages. Go to arch-openrc for a clean OpenRC installation with the provided ISO and [arch-openrc] repository. Use the [arch-nosystemd] repository for completely systemd-free installations. Links ~~~~~ Github: https://github.com/cromerc/arch-nosystemd https://github.com/cromerc/arch-openrc Installation guide: http://systemd-free.org/install.php
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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.
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Manjaro Community Torrents

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

Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It’s main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.
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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).
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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.
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gnuplot

A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and a large set of scripted examples.
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Liferay Portal

Liferay Portal is the world’s leading enterprise open source portal framework, offering integrated Web publishing and content management, an enterprise service bus and service-oriented architecture, and compatibility with all major IT infrastructure.
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February 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – DC++

For our February “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected DC++, an open source client for Windows for the Direct Connect / Advanced Direct Connect file sharing network.

Direct Connect allows you to share files over the Internet without restrictions or limits. It is a decentralized network, made up of individual hubs that users join to share files with other members on that hub. Each hub is individually run and regulated by a fellow user of the Direct Connect network, and may have certain themes relating to the content on the hub.

DC++ is highly-ranked and widely-used with over fifty million downloads, and it’s not hard to see why given its many great features:

    • No ads, spyware, or bundled software that you don’t need
    • Integrated firewall and router support
    • Easy-to-use interface
    • Multi-hub connections and auto-connections
    • Resume of downloads, with optional automatic search for alternate sources by TTH
    • Search across all (or selected) connected hubs by file type, size, name or hash
    • Logging options and configuration for chat, private messages, downloads, and uploads
    • MAGNET link support for linking to specific content
    • Segmented downloading
    • NAT-Traversal support
    • SSL encrypted secure hub-client communication and file transfers, and more.

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