I recently received a news email from SourceForge. It included a short description of recent Projects of the Month. It also contained a snapshot of the Most Active Projects.
I liked the list included in the email because it included a short description of each project. A few of the projects that caught my eye:
- pydev for eclipse — I’m going to download it and try it out. I’m curious to see how well it works.
- Gallery — I use this software for my personal photo album, and I think it’s reasonably good.
- FreeMind — We have been making good use of this tool in our project room. It provides a simple way of visualizing interrelated pieces of information.
- Adaptive Planning Express — It seems like it could be useful to have an automated budgeting tool, so I’d be curious to see if this product catches on.
SourceForge Top 25 Projects:
Azureus is a powerful, full-featured, cross-platform bittorrent client.
FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of
features. FileZilla Server is a reliable FTP server.
3. ADempiere Bazaar
Adempiere is an ERP Bazaar for Open Source Developers that contribute
improvements of Compiere, CRM, Shopfloor, POS, Helpdesk, Financials
Accounting, Supply Chain, Knowledge and Business apps in an open and
unabated fashion. Focus is on the Community.
4. ZK – Simply Ajax
ZK is Ajax framework enriching Web apps with little programming. With
event-driven components and XUL/XHTML markup languages, developing is as
simple as programming desktops and authoring HTML pages. Scripting
Gaim is a GTK+ instant messaging application. It supports multiple
protocols, including AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, Jabber, IRC, Napster,
Gadu-Gadu, Zephyr, and SILC. It has many common features found in other
clients, as well as many unique features
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. Openbravo ERP
Web based ERP for SMEs, built on proven MVC & MDD framework that
facilitate customization & maintenance of code. Already in production,
it encompasses a broad range of functionalities such as finance, supply
chain, project mgmt, manufacturing & much more
A Linux, Windows & OSX vector graphics editor (SVG format) featuring
transparency, gradients, node editing, pattern fills, PNG export, and
more. Aiming for capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, Visio, etc.
9. pydev for eclipse
Python Development Environment (Python IDE plugin for Eclipse). Features
editor, code completion, refactoring, outline view, debugger, and other
goodies – check http://pydev.sf.net)
10. KeePass Password Safe
KeePass Password Safe is a free, open source, light-weight and
easy-to-use password manager for Windows. You can store your passwords
in a highly-encrypted database, which is locked with one master password
or key file.
11. Ares Galaxy
Chat/Filesharing p2p client. Network is organized into leaf/supernode
topology featuring broadcast-type searches. Ares delivers broader search
horizon by means of DHT technology.
PhpGedView parses GEDCOM 5.5 genealogy files and displays them on the
internet in formats and charts that you are familiar with.It also allows
relatives to edit their genealogy online and collaborate together on
13. Arianne RPG
Arianne is a multiplayer online engine to develop turn based and real
time games providing a simple way of creating the game server rules and
clients like Stendhal. Marauroa, our server, uses Java and MySQL for
hosting hundreds of players on a solo host.
StepMania is a music/rhythm game. The player presses different buttons
in time to the music and to note patterns that scroll across the screen.
Features 3D graphics, visualizations, support for gamepads/dance pads, a
step recording mode, and more!
15. Compiere ERP + CRM Business Solution
Smart ERP+CRM solution for Small-Medium Enterprises in the global market
covering all areas from order and customer/supplier management, supply
chain to accounting. For $5-500M revenue companies looking for “brick
and click” first tier functionality.
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.
Web2.0 P2P unified communications software for Asterisk PBX supporting
web, phone, MSN, Skype, and Jabber clients video conference. This VoIP,
VVoIP, audio, data & video conferencing collaboration platform for is
based on C#, WPF, WCF, XAML, & .NET 3.0.
18. MinGW – Minimalist GNU for Windows
MinGW: import libraries and header files for use with GCC to build
native Windows applications; now with added extensions to the MSVC
runtime to support C99 functionality.
WebCalendar is a PHP application used to maintain a calendar for a
single user or an intranet group of users.It can also be configured as
an event calendar.
20. XOOPS Dynamic Web CMS
XOOPS is a dynamic web content management system written in PHP for the
MySQL database. Its object orientation makes it an ideal tool for
developing small or large community websites, intra company and
corporate portals, weblogs and much more.
A mind mapper, and at the same time an easy-to-operate hierarchical
editor with strong emphasis on folding. These two are not really two
different things, just two different descriptions of a single
application. Often used for knowledge and content mgmt.
22. IPCop Firewall
The IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distro. It will be geared towards
home and SOHO users.The difference with existing firewalls is that the
IPCop interface will be very user-friendly and task-based.
23. Adaptive Planning Express
Enterprise-class open source business performance management solution
that enables companies/departments to move beyond spreadsheets and
improve decision making by automating budgeting, forecasting, reporting
and analysis. http://www.adaptiveplanning.com
24. OGRE (O-O Graphics Rendering Engine)
An efficient, object-oriented hardware accelerated 3D engine. It
abstracts the differences between APIs and platforms and allows
scene-oriented coding through an easy to use object model. Adaptable to
multiple scene types (indoor, outdoor, whatever)
25. Open Computers and Software Inventory
OCS Inventory NG, Open Computers and Software Inventory Next Generation
is an application designed to help administrator keep track of the
computers configuration and installed softwares. Low network traffic
HTTP communications between agents and server