Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:
Snappy Driver Installer
Snappy Driver Installer is an application for installing/updating drivers on PCs running Microsoft Windows, using driverpacks, or included folders with drivers. It can be used to install drivers on newly assembled PCs at places where Internet isn’t available. Users can also use the software to keep their drivers up to date.
[ Download Snappy Driver Installer ]
SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian. It features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps, and its own custom tools to ease different tasks. Sparky is in between the distros that are beginner-friendly and those that require some amount of Linux knowledge. Beginner Linux users are advised to consult the project forums regarding any issues or doubts. Important note: SparkyLinux ISO images provide a snapshot of the package tree available at the time of their release (Sparky’s repository, as well as Debian’s Testing repo). While it is possible to upgrade a running ISO to the latest version via APT, you should be aware that running ISOs are placed in RAM, so large upgrades might fail unexpectedly. The common practice is to upgrade the required packages only (the installer for example, if there’s an issue with it), and the rest of the system after installing to disk.
[ Download SparkyLinux ]
TeXstudio – A LaTeX Editor
TeXstudio is a fully featured LaTeX editor. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX documents as easy and comfortable as possible. Some of the outstanding features of TeXstudio are an integrated PDF viewer with (almost) word-level synchronization, live inline preview, advanced syntax-highlighting, live reference check, citations, latex commands, spelling, and grammar.
[ Download TeXstudio – A LaTeX Editor ]
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 the ITU-T G.107 E-model, which predicts quality on MOS scale. Calls with all relevant statistics are saved to the 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 ]
Double Commander is a cross platform Open Source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander, and features some new ideas.
[ Download Double Commander ]
XBian is a free, Open Source media center distribution for mini computers (currently Raspberry Pi, Solidrun’s CuBox-i/Hummingboard supported). 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.
[ Download XBian ]
CoolReader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based eBook reader for desktops and handheld devices. Supported formats: FB2, TXT, RTF, DOC, TCR, HTML, EPUB, CHM, PDB, and MOBI. Platforms: Win32, Linux, and Android. It is ported on some eInk based devices.
[ Download Cool Reader ]
Mumble is an Open Source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming. It includes game linking, so voice from other players comes from the direction of their characters. It also has echo cancellation, so the sound from your loudspeakers won’t be audible to other players.
[ Download Mumble ]
ArchBang is a simple GNU/Linux distribution which provides you with a lightweight Arch Linux system combined with the OpenBox window manager. Suitable for both desktop and portable systems – It is fast, stable, and always up to date.
[ Download Arch Bang ]