SourceForge.net Sitewide update: Feb 9th, 2004 (fwd)
From: Frederick Noronha (FN) (fred_at_bytesforall.org)
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 01:11:02 CST
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1. January Project of the Month: phpBB
2. February Project of the Month: Compiere ERP + CRM
3. New Features and Services Page
4. Stats and Top Projects
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January Project of the Month: phpBB
Today's online communities begin and end with communication. The more
discussions that arise on a site, the more content that is generated and
the more 'sticky' the community becomes as the amount of knowledge
increases. One of the most popular methods in building two-way
communication on a website is web-based forums, which are also referred
to as bulletin boards. SourceForge.net's January 2004 project of the
month, phpBB, is a powerful Open Source forum package written in PHP.
It is leading the pack in allowing websites admins to build powerful
discussion areas on their site. phpBB has had over 3.3 million downloads
from SourceForge.net since it's inception. The SF.net is very proud to
make phpBB project of the month.
February Project of the Month: Compiere ERP + CRM
CRM (Customer Relations Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource
Planning) are two key software technologies that allow organizations to
streamline their business processes. ERP/CRM is a lucrative software
market that makes up some of today's largest technologies companies:
SAP, Oracle, and Peoplesoft. SourceForge.net's February 2004 project of
the month, Compiere ERP & CRM, unlike its expensive commercial cousins,
is an Open Source solution that companies can use to power their small
to medium size business. The project is one of SourceForge.net's top 10
projects in activity (out of 78,000) and is another great example of
Open Source software being used and deployed into the Enterprise.
Latest SF.net features and services page.
The SF.net team maintains a page that lists recent changes and
enhancements that have been added to the site. The page is updated
weekly and shows latest improvements we have made to the site.
You can view this page at any time:
The items on the page are not comprehensive; we list only what we feel
are the most prominent enhancements. A large number of enhancements are
merged in to the site each month; though the document contains
information back to July of 2003, our efforts have been steady and
ongoing, with many major new features added each month for at least the
Stats and Top Projects.
Number of Projects: 75,743
Number of Registered Users: 787,231
Daily Stats for January 30th, 2004
SF.net : 2,012,703 pages served
SF.net project web space : 5,896,027 pages served
Total Pages: 7,908,730
Open Source Files downloaded in 24 period: 673,300
Outgoing Mailing list emails: 1,526,844
Top 25 Projects:
Gaim is a GTK2-based instant messenger application. It supports
multiple protocols via modules, including AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN,
Jabber, IRC, Napster, Gadu-Gadu and Zephyr. It has many common
features found in other clients, as well as many unique features.
Home of VobSub, Media Player Classic (MPC) and other miscellaneous
3. BZFlag - Multiplayer 3D Tank Game
Open Source OpenGL Multiplayer Multiplatform Battle Zone capture the
Flag. 3D first person Tank Simulation.
4. Azureus - BitTorrent Client
A Java Based BitTorrent Client.
AWStats is a free powerful and featureful server logfile analyzer that
shows you all your Web/Mail/FTP statistics including visits, unique
visitors, pages, hits, rush hours, OS, browsers, search engines,
keywords, robots visits, broken links and more...
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the
administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently, it can create and drop
databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any
SQL statement, manage keys on fields.
7. eGroupWare: Enterprise Collaboration
eGroupWare is a multi-user, web-based groupware suite developed on a
custom set of PHP-based APIs. Currently available modules include:
email, address book, calendar, infolog (notes, to-do's, phone calls),
content management, forum, bookmarks, wiki
8. Compiere ERP + CRM Business Solution
Smart ERP+CRM solution for Small-Medium Enterprises in the global
marketplace covering all areas from customer management, supply chain
and accounting. For $2-200M revenue companies looking for "brick and
click" first tier functionality.
ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for several point-and-click
adventure engines. This includes all SCUMM-based adventures by
LucasArts, Simon the Sorcerer by AdventureSoft, and Beneath a Steel Sky
and Broken Sword 2 by Revolution
A web-based system administration tool for Unix servers and services.
The phpGedView project parses GEDCOM 5.5 genealogy files and displays
them on the Internet in a format similar to PAF. All it requires to run
is a PHP enabled web server and a gedcom file. It is easily
customizable for use on many different web sites.
FileZilla is a fast FTP client for Windows with a lot of features.
FileZilla Server is a reliable FTP server.
13. phpWebSite Content Management System
Developed by the Web Technology Group at Appalachian State University,
phpWebSite provides a complete web site content management system. All
client output is XHTML 1.0 and meets the W3C's Web Accessibility
This HTML editor (DHTML editor), for ASP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, PHP and
known desktop editors like Word. It's really lightweight and doesn't
require installation in the client.
A visual text file differencing and merging tool for Win32 platforms.
Useful for determining what has changed between project versions, and
then merging changes between versions
16. ABC [Yet Another Bittorrent Client]
ABC is an improved client for the BitTorrent which supports queueing
system with priority, global and local preference setting for
downloading torrent, 3 upload options to do with completed file, with
ABC_TWEAK you can adjust status display by yourself.
TightVNC is an improved version of VNC, great free remote-desktop tool.
The improvements include new bandwidth-friendly "tight" encoding, local
cursor support on the client side, enhanced GUI, many bug fixes, and
MegaMek is a networked Java clone of BattleTech, a turn-based sci-fi
board game for 2+ players. Fight using giant robots, tanks, and/or
infantry on a hex-based map.
19. Overnet/eDonkey2000 GUI
Gtk2-GUI for the Overnet and eDonkey2000 command line clients (cores),
based on the Gtk+-toolkit and the GNet library.
Ultr@VNC: Video driver and ddi accelerated win32 server. Compatible with
tight and real viewer and servers. Building Filetransfer, dynamic Single
window/desktop switching, dynamic server input lock, Auto resize on
desktop (res/depth) change, ms-logon ....
21. POPFile - Automatic Email Classification
POPFile is an email classification tool with a Naive Bayes classifier, a
POP3 proxy and a web interface. It runs on most platforms and with most
Dev-C++ is an full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for
Win32. It uses GCC, Mingw or Cygwin as compiler and libraries set.
A slick, intuitive web based photo gallery with authenticated users and
privileged albums. Easy to install, configure and use. Photo
management includes automatic thumbnails, resizing, rotation, etc. User
privileges make this great for communities.
AMSN (Alvaro's Messenger) is a MSN messenger clone for
linux/unix/windows/mac. It features multilanguage support, file
transfers, new graphical interface, emoticons, multiple profiles
support, dock icon, sound events, email notification, and url
25. PCGen :: An RPG Character Generator
PCGen is a Java role-playing game character generator and maintenance
program. All datafiles are ASCII, so they can be modified by users, and
are available through the pcgendm project. An XML conversion is
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