Project of the Week, September 7, 2015

By Community Team

Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of


digiCamControl is a free and Open Source software that allows you to control camera shooting parameters, and also saves time by transferring images directly from your camera to your computer as you take each shot.
[ Download digiCamControl ]


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

Manjaro Testbuilds

Manjaro Linux is a Linux Distribution based on Arch Linux. It is still under development, but an initial testing release is already available. Our aim is to create a light linux distribution, which is simple, up-to-date, fast, user friendly, and which follows the K.I.S.S principle. We are using the Desktop Environment Xfce, which is light but powerful. Arch Linux is a great GNU/Linux distribution, but installing and configuring it, needs some time and experience. So we created a more user friendly installation process, wrote bash scripts for managing graphic drivers, configured Xfce with some useful functions, and a GUI settings manager is also planned. Just try it. 😉
[ Download Manjaro Testbuilds ]


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 ]


dispcalGUI is a graphical user interface for the display calibration and profiling tools of Argyll CMS, an Open Source color management system. Calibrate and characterize your display devices using one of the many supported hardware sensors, with support for multi-display setups and a variety of available settings like customizable whitepoint, luminance, tone response curve, the option to create matrix and look-up-table ICC profiles, with optional gamut mapping, and some proprietary 3D LUT formats.
[ Download dispcalGUI ]


gretl is a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language.
[ Download gretl ]

FlightGear – Flight Simulator

Founded in 1997, FlightGear is developed by a worldwide group of volunteers, brought together by a shared ambition to create the most realistic flight simulator possible, that is free to use, modify, and distribute. FlightGear is used all over the world by desktop flight simulator enthusiasts, for research in universities and for interactive exhibits in museums. FlightGear features more than 400 aircraft, a worldwide scenery database, a multi-player environment, detailed sky modelling, a flexible and open aircraft modelling system, varied networking options, multiple display support, a powerful scripting language and an open architecture. Best of all, being Open Source, the simulator is owned by the community and everyone is encouraged to contribute.
[ Download FlightGear – Flight Simulator ]


DropIt eliminates much of the drudgery when you need to organize files. It is a small, flexible, and hard-working tool, used to automate the processing and organizing of your files and folders. Drop a group of different files and folders on the floating DropIt image, and it sorts them to defined destination folders, compresses or extracts them, opens them with associated programs, or performs other defined actions. You can define how filter your files, and associate them with one of the 20 available actions to perform. You can also organize your associations in profiles and automatically scan monitored folders at a defined time interval.
[ Download DropIt ]


DocFetcher is an Open Source desktop search application. It allows you to search the contents of files on your computer. — You can think of it as Google for your local files. The application runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
[ Download DocFetcher ]

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