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SourceForge's Hottest Five Apps

kdawson posted more than 7 years ago | from the top-of-the-heap dept.

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davidmwilliams points us to his story up on IT Wire about the top five most active open source projects on SourceForge. (Sourceforge.net and Slashdot are both owned by SourceForge Inc.) He writes, "It explains what they do and why they're useful. Most of these will be new to most people but all are definitely bursting with potential."

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Four letters they missed (0, Offtopic)

ZakuSage (874456) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594441)

XBMC [xboxmediacenter.de]

Re:Four letters they missed (1)

Oscar_Wilde (170568) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595177)

Four letters they missed...
 
They didn't miss anything. The list only includes the five most active projects from last week.

Re:Four letters they missed (1)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596983)

So those where 5 projects that there was an update with, and 2 people downloaded. Right

Re:Four letters they missed (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19595699)

No they didn't. XBMC isn't one of the five most active projects on SourceForge. Just because it happens to be a project you personally happen to like, it doesn't mean they forgot something when they were writing the article. Don't be so obnoxious, and don't spam.

Well this is stupid (5, Insightful)

The Real Toad King (981874) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594469)

All they did was take the most active projects this week [sourceforge.net] and commented on them.

What was the point in this?

Re:Well this is stupid (0, Offtopic)

EveryNickIsTaken (1054794) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594509)

It was a tailor-made slashvertisement, duh.

Re:Well this is stupid (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19594613)

slownewsday tag, I choose you!

Re:Well this is stupid (1)

niceone (992278) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594619)

That's what I thought too. Its kind of like doing a music chart by looking at who's spending the most time in the studio (or maybe who's smashing up the most hotel rooms?).

Re:Well this is stupid (2)

ak3ldama (554026) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596159)

Or looking at the top 10 tracks at last.fm! [www.last.fm] haha. Ooh, apparently Oasis has a new song called Wonderwall, I should do a review on it!

Re:Well this is stupid (4, Insightful)

devilspgd (652955) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596297)

Its kind of like doing a music chart by looking at who's spending the most time in the studio (or maybe who's smashing up the most hotel rooms?).
Would that be better or worse then basing it on who is paying radio stations the most this week?

Re:Well this is stupid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19594653)

Yeah, hardly interesting, especially when you consider that the way Sourceforge measures "activity" is slightly strange, and generally broken anyway. Have you ever heard of the five projects they mention? No, me neither.

They could have written a semi-decent article about some [sourceforge.net] interesting [sourceforge.net] projects [sourceforge.net] , but they didn't.

Re:Well this is stupid (3, Informative)

bluelip (123578) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594843)

Before trashing the article, read it. The very azureus you complain wasn't mentioned, was the #1 hottest project.

RTFA, DA.

Re:Well this is stupid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19595875)

You're right. I must have fallen asleep before I made it to the end of an otherwise very boring article. I do apologise.

Re:Well this is stupid (2, Informative)

crivens (112213) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594807)

Site traffic obviously....

FOSSie "community" at work (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19594951)

This is just beating their own drum. Why? Because they can: Slashdot is pwned by SourceForge.

Also, maybe they are trying to pull some people away from making text editors into doing something, well, maybe not more useful, but... yeah, I guess I do mean into doing something useful.

Re:Well this is stupid (1)

palewook (1101845) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595757)

notta clue. 6 of the top 10 downloads on this SourceForge list are p2p. hardly news nor surprising

Re:Well this is stupid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19598869)

Of course! We need high quality P2P software to trade our pornography and Linux distros. Pirates are among the most practical people, using the best software and media as they see fit. Open source and piracy go well together in this regard. I know my first instinct when I need some new functionality is to search for "GPL <functionality>"

Re:Well this is stupid (1)

donarb (30560) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596123)

What was the point in this?

No Paris Hilton news this week...

I'd rather see a wish list of projects (1)

goombah99 (560566) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596193)

Here's one I'm wishing someone would do:

A C++ binding for YAML

What's on your wish list?

Re:I'd rather see a wish list of projects (1)

poopdeville (841677) | more than 7 years ago | (#19598747)

A JIT compiled Ruby VM. Should be possible if you use LLVM. Hop to it, goombah.

Re:Well this is stupid (1)

flyingfsck (986395) | more than 7 years ago | (#19599279)

So the projects with the most bugs are at the top and the stable ones that just work and don't need updates are at the bottom - duh...

Re:Well this is stupid (1)

bvankuik (203077) | more than 7 years ago | (#19599671)

Turn off your negativity filter man. It's a perfectly good way to make the sf.net top 10 list more readable. I knew the list existed but didn't take the time to look up each separate project its purpose.

The end of the article says 10... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19594471)

Hmm... the end of the article says "top 10 open-source projects".

Someone forget a link to the first or did the author mess up?

OSS P2P (0, Flamebait)

Mockylock (1087585) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594557)

Wonder what percentage of the software downloaded via OSS P2P is actually Open Source itself?

I guess you wouldn't necessarily need to download software via P2P if it was actually free to begin with.

Re:OSS P2P (2, Insightful)

dintech (998802) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594761)

One word: Bandwidth.

Re:OSS P2P (2, Insightful)

orra (1039354) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594815)

When there are new releases of a Linux distro, lots of people want to try it out. Despite having lots of mirrors, projects can crumble.

BitTorrent helps.

Re:OSS P2P (2, Informative)

pebs (654334) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594823)

Wonder what percentage of the software downloaded via OSS P2P is actually Open Source itself?

I guess you wouldn't necessarily need to download software via P2P if it was actually free to begin with.


Granted, it is a smaller percentage, but in the case of Bittorrent it is being used more and more for legitimate software downloads. Bittorrent is really just another file transfer protocol that happens to be P2P. I download a lot of larger open source apps via P2P when I can because its generally faster, especially for new releases. Podcasts, especially video podcasts, are especially good to use Bittorrent for. Since it is subscription based, you have huge swarms trying to download the podcast at once, so Bittorrent is especially effective in that case.

Re:OSS P2P (1)

Mockylock (1087585) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595617)

I see. I have noticed there were actually more and more places using torrents. I guess I've never messed with torrents much because of usenet.

Re:OSS P2P (3, Informative)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594885)

"I guess you wouldn't necessarily need to download software via P2P if it was actually free to begin with."
Actually yes you do. Things like Linux ISOs are BIG. And not every distribution has the luxury of deep pockets for band width.
Even distros like Fedora offer torrents of the ISOs the save bandwidth and to speed up downloads.
I have only used bit torrent to download Linux ISOs.

Re:OSS P2P (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19600437)

I have only used bit torrent to download Linux ISOs.

....and porn...

Re:OSS P2P (1)

jshriverWVU (810740) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594917)

Little confused over your question, but the #1 item on the list was Azureus which is a open source P2P application.

Re:OSS P2P (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19596015)

He was saying all the OSS P2P tools are just used to rip-off closed source / other commercial stuff and don't benefit open source as a whole.

Re:OSS P2P (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19596007)

Check http://www.legaltorrents.com/ [legaltorrents.com] - legal files distributed via Bittorrent.

But since you mentioned software, check http://www.planeshift.it/ [planeshift.it] - an open source game distributed via Bittorrent.

Its spam (-1, Troll)

UnixSphere (820423) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594573)

Not only that, the entire article is spam. Listing the "related stories" 6 times...I've stopped going to digg ever since they let the spammers run wild and Rose's censoring, now it seems like I have to stop coming here to Slashdot.

Re:Its spam (3, Insightful)

eebra82 (907996) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594667)

Your problem is that you waste too much time bothering and then commenting. Yes, this news is sort of questionable but so is some news at CNN, CNet and other networks too.

The trick is to waste as little time as possible per news item you do not find interesting. No one gives a shit if you stop visiting Slashdot. I know I will, because I really enjoy the service as it is.

Perfection is an illusion.

Re:Its spam (0)

Frankie70 (803801) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594769)


  it seems like I have to stop coming here to Slashdot.


Bye. Don't let the door hit you on your way out.

Stellarium (5, Interesting)

ajs (35943) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594625)

Stellarium is right up there with Celestia [shatters.net] for outstanding astro simulations. I use the two together when planning a night of stargazing or meteor watching in the mountains, and highly recommend them to anyone. Both have somewhat odd UIs to get used to, but it's one of the rare cases where the app itself is so uniquely useful that the UI is a secondary concern.

Re:Stellarium (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19595669)

Stellarium is really amazing. I even contributed a bit to it. However, I was really disapointed to find out that they are planning to migrate to a Qt-based interface instead of their current one or instead of using a more open toolkit such as GTK+. This means that I will probably have to stop using it (or maintain a fork) because Qt is banned in my company.

Re:Stellarium (4, Informative)

ajs (35943) | more than 7 years ago | (#19598553)

I was really disapointed to find out that they are planning to migrate to a Qt-based interface instead of their current one or instead of using a more open toolkit such as GTK+.
There's nothing "more open" about GTK+. Qt was a commercial toolkit with a semi-proprietary license many years ago, but has long been under the GPL [debian.org] .

This means that I will probably have to stop using it (or maintain a fork) because Qt is banned in my company.
Banning the use of apps which utilize a certain toolkit (unless there's some financial or security impact from using that toolkit) is absurd. Find a new company.

Re:Stellarium (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19599773)

Why does you company ban Qt? It's GPL, which is way more open than GTK, according to GTK devs own ideology ;)

SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (5, Interesting)

curmudgeon99 (1040054) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594631)

SourceForge is too big now. If you start a project and have a support request--good luck getting it answered. Having fought with their CVS implementation for a few weeks, I abandoned sourceforge for GoogleCode. Much easier.

Re:SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (4, Interesting)

liquidpele (663430) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594873)

Not just that. They have about a million dead/junk projects, but those all still show up in the searches! Projects that have NO CODE show up in the searches! How the hell does that happen?

As an example, search for "calendar". 2 of the first 3 returned have no code, and no website.

Re:SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (5, Funny)

Otter (3800) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595035)

As an example, search for "calendar". 2 of the first 3 returned have no code, and no website.

Yes, we refer to those as "Outlook killers".

Stellarium, by the way, is a superb piece of software and it's good to see it get attention even via a route as clueless as this article.

Re:SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (5, Informative)

_xeno_ (155264) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596777)

The problem is you can't cancel projects. I know I've got a few projects on SourceForge that I never intend to do anything with. One of them even has some code.

In any case, I've long since lost both the password for that SourceForge account and no longer have access to the email address I used to create it, so those projects will remain forever, clogging up SourceForge despite the fact that they're long dead.

I don't think SourceForge should just delete dead projects, but it would be nice if they'd move them into a "SourceForge Archive" or something after a project fails to see any activity or downloads for, say, a year. Leave them accessible, but stop returning them in searches unless a "search archives" option is set.

Re:SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (2, Informative)

jiriki (119865) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597457)

Well there is: "Development Status : 7 - Inactive".
This is probably exactly what you are searching for.

(Won't help you with your login though...)

Re:SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19598089)

Actually, last February, SourceForge implemented a policy to reduce the number of dead projects. It works something like this. When a project has no activity at all for (something like) 6 months, a notice is sent to the developer(s). I think they have something like 30 days to respond to keep the project active. Beyond that it is removed from the actual database but can be reinstated upon request for a certain period of time. Beyond that time the project is permanently deleted. (Note: I'm pretty sure I saw actual numbers like these stated somewhere in a bulletin or article or something, but I can't find it. Here is something pulled from SF: )
2006-07

Major Changes and Enhancements:

        * The SourceForge.net Engineering team added a site feature, allowing projects to reference an externally hosted Subversion repository from the Subversion link on the project summary page. The end-goal is to provide a similar setting for the other site tools allowing the single landing page to point to all major project resources, hosted at SourceForge.net or not.
        * The SourceForge.net Engineering team added a tool to allow a user to remove their user account without the need to request removal from Support. This new tool can be accessed from your SourceForge.net Account page.
        * The SourceForge.net Engineering team added a private flag to Tracker. This allows projects or users to flag their tracker items as private, keeping the data between the submitter and the project's Tracker Editors.
        * The SourceForge.net Service Operations Group upgraded ViewVC for both Subversion and CVS services to the latest version, 1.0.1. This upgrade, along with a few functional changes, should greatly improve the availability of ViewVC for the Subversion service.
        * The SourceForge.net Service Operations Group finished an initial run of the Project Autopurge System, removing all projects in a deleted status, and inactive projects that released no source and whose administrators didn't opt-out of the process. This should increase the pool of names available for projects and reduce the number of inactive projects on SourceForge.net.

Re:SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19598393)

If the project has no other members and no code, or nothing other than the initial CVS check-in, they will delete a project if asked. I've done it.

Of course if you can't log in to do so, then their reasons for not deleting the project are pretty obvious. At any rate, SourceForget's searching and browsing completely sucks, and their activity measurement metric isn't very good either. You get what you pay for I guess.

It's free hosting. What do you expect? (1)

Animats (122034) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597065)

That's because the SourceForge CEO liked to give talks boasting about how many projects they hosted.

Most of the dead projects ought to be moved to something like "SourceForge archive", where they remain as a historical record and are searchable, but can no longer be updated and are just static pages.

Re:It's free hosting. What do you expect? (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597439)

Hmmm. Maybe our little town could have avoided annexation by the big city next door if we could have counted the inhabitants of the local graveyards in our population.

C'mon, SF, get it together. Dead is DEAD. A project with no activity and no ability to contact the principals needs to AT LEAST get "archived".

Geesh. That's why I never search SF itself for anything; I take pointers from external sources like recent mail-list traffic. That way you know the project mentioned isn't merely dust and a bad smell.

Re:SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (4, Informative)

anomalous cohort (704239) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597835)

Having fought with their CVS implementation for a few weeks

I recently started a project [sourceforge.net] over at sourceforge and I think that what they provide is really great. They give you all kinds of features like forums, news, trackers, and web site statistics via RSS. They will host a web site to promote your project. That hosting includes the ability to run a web application written in perl and access to your own database on a MySql server. With that much capability, I implemented the project web site using the source code of the project itself.

You also get ssh, sftp, and cvs (via ssh) access. I haven't run into any problems with updating the content. There is a web interface for downloading code but you have to use cvs for uploading. I don't know what problem the original poster was running into but I found no difficulties with it.

Re:SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (1)

curmudgeon99 (1040054) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597931)

Okay, I'll elaborate. Granted, SF gives you a lot of bells. But, although I got my SF site to store my key, I could not get a connection. I sent in a support request to SF and they replied RTFM. Well, I followed up with that manual, and it led to three more. That's all fine but it just did not work for me. GoogleCode--on the other hand--was just plain easy to use. If it worked for you--great--but it didn't work for me. I've used SSH and CVS for years but this was hosed up. In any case, I'm happy at GoogleCode and would not think of returning to SF.

Re:SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (1)

anomalous cohort (704239) | more than 7 years ago | (#19598295)

I guess that it doesn't really matter since you moved on but just in case anyone else is running into this, did you set the CVS_RSH environment variable to ssh? Also, there is no need to store your key at SF.

I'm using a RHAT 9 machine when I connect. That might also make a difference.

Re:SourceForge Too Big And Now Not Supported (1)

Sterling2p (922774) | more than 7 years ago | (#19600765)

I have a small project on sourceforge as well and I had a lot of problems learning the CVS system. The program Tourtoise CVS helped me a lot!

In case you forgot: (2, Insightful)

Joe Snipe (224958) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594635)

SourceForge.net and Slashdot are both owned by OSTG [ostg.com] .

Also, this is neither news (let alone for nerds) or stuff that matters.

Re:In case you forgot: (1)

SirTalon42 (751509) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594739)

Actually its no longer the OSTG. Apparently they renamed themselves yet again and they're now SourceForge Inc.

Re:In case you forgot: (3, Funny)

dintech (998802) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594939)

News from CEOs, stuff that flatters.

For the lazy - the top 5 are (-1, Offtopic)

Colin Smith (2679) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594649)

All peer to peer file stealing applications.

Oooh ooh. Go on mod me down. My karma is invincible. Mwhahaha!

 

GRAMMAR people! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19594661)

You can code, but can't construct 4 word sentence! Cripes!

Should read: "SourceForge's Five Hottest Apps"

Where's the goddamn article?! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19595577)

Should read: You can code, but you can't construct a four word sentence! Cripes!

Re:Where's the goddamn article?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19597961)

Yah, I caught that after I hit Submit. :-D

The Quantum Bookkeepers (-1, Offtopic)

Jimekai (938123) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594677)

Their write up doesn't even mention they rejected my Political Economy Software.

" Do you feel gamed by Capitalism's Synarchy and the Quiet War? Drop out now! Marshall your votes for my Ingrid Art, prised free from Tavistock, and don't ever march into their canon fire again. Discover that 'Sarkomence' means the opposite of "never again". This here bipartisan recruiter wants to download [dyndns.org] your schedules, alongside his. Create a global grid computer, witnessing intrigues via a global repertory grid. Understand that the 'why' of all 'their' wrongs can now be mathematically determined.

While ignoring this quantum versus classical disagreement, Nazi overlords are once again dividing and conquering in all classes, those who loved the unaccountable rules of his cash. What Earthlings and the Jihad have in common then is finding out, in a startling way, that the power of Abraham departed long ago. His money will only be listened to here, for lifetime accounting, via strange loops in the semantic web.

If a voter wimps out over this, anytime before 7th September 2996, for being a change agent who ends money as we know it, once again please organize their Rent-A-Spy to view another's criminally compromised line, from this old Russian film [dyndns.org] . My contact hides without fear pending evidence that this occult power does not breach my legal 'Chinese Wall'. I hope for the best, including a quid pro quo for VB6 programmers, but prepare for the worst, advocating a license against nano-terrorist use of Ingrid.

Then I see a Richard Dawkins bringing back nano-afterbirth-afterlife-AfterDeath to all us Earthlings from Atlantis. Fuck yeh!"

Don't worry (3, Funny)

spun (1352) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596205)

It'll all be okay. You just need to find a dark, quiet room where you can chill out until the walls stop melting.

Re:Don't worry (5, Funny)

deanoaz (843940) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596791)

The bad thing is, I'm only 97 percent sure that was written by some kind of randomizing post creating software. There are enough really weird people around that I have to consider the possibility that all of that made sense to somebody.

Go Azureus! (5, Insightful)

mattgreen (701203) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594785)

Let me tell you, I've always wanted a Java P2P client. My biggest irk with uTorrent is it doesn't take up enough resources. Honestly, I can't believe the developers of uTorrent had the nerve to not put an entire plug-in architecture into it. They're totally missing the boat here.

Besides, everyone KNOWS that the more design patterns you use, the better your program is!

Re:Go Azureus! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19595407)

Heh, if I had mod points I would mod you up +5 Insightful. Dumbass Slashbots get pissed when people diss Java (cause they're SMRT!).

Re:Go Azureus! (4, Interesting)

twistedsymphony (956982) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595783)

Despite your snaky cynicism (which is probably what got your the flamebait mod) I tend to agree with you sentiment. I ditched Azures months ago for uTorrent due mostly to it's unnecessary bloat. Are there even any worth while plug-ins for it?

For the type of app that generally runs consistently in the background bloat is the last thing you want, similarly a pretty interface isn't all that necessary based on the amount of time most users will actually spend looking at it.

Re:Go Azureus! (2, Interesting)

Silentknyght (1042778) | more than 7 years ago | (#19598123)

I thought the benefit was that Azureus was blatantly open source, where you could (potentially) see the code and ensure that it wasn't doing anything shady. I've heard uTorrent slandered because it is not open and that the (new?) owner of uTorrent has some dubious associations with anti-P2P associations.

Re:Go Azureus! (2, Interesting)

twistedsymphony (956982) | more than 7 years ago | (#19598477)

Funny you should mention the Open source aspect. I'm all for open source (I even make donations to several projects) but on more than one occasion I received tips from various sources to "not upgrade to the latest Azureus because of..." it seems that regularly people would slip trojans, viruses, spyware and other nasties into the official releases. It was enough make me turn off the auto-update feature and wait for the "all clear". Though I never really looked into any of those claims, it certainly made by decision to switch clients easier when I was looking for something less bloated.

As for dubious intentions of uTorrent's developers, you're mention is the first I've heard of it.

Re:Go Azureus! (4, Funny)

Kalewa (561267) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595809)

Tell me about it. I switched to uTorrent awhile ago and now all of my RAM is just...sitting around. It's not even doing anything. I mean come on, where's the bloated interface and memory leaks I'd become so accustomed to? Hell, I don't even have to change processor priority on uTorrent when I want to play a game. I want a program I have to maintain.

Re:Go Azureus! (0, Troll)

Shotgun (30919) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596787)

Since the summary says that it only run on Windows, I'm sure the virus writers are at your door to fulfill your request.

Re:Go Azureus! (1)

BobNET (119675) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597957)

Since the summary says that it only run on Windows, I'm sure the virus writers are at your door to fulfill your request.

Thanks to WINE, uTorrent is running on my Linux box at this very moment. And it's still using fewer resources than Azureus would...

Re:Go Azureus! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19595979)

Let me tell you, I've always wanted a C++ P2P client. My biggest urk with Azureus is that it's just not fast enough. Some people may like to open their P2P client and let it just sit in the background, but I like to open and close it all day long, so that startup time is very important to me. I also like looking at my system resources and marveling and how much RAM I'm not using, so it's very important that my P2P client uses 500 kB of RAM rather than 4 MB when it's minimized. Why, that's almost enough space for Firefox to open another tab. They're totally missing the boat here.

Besides, everyone KNOWS that the less your client is capable of doing, the better it is. Nobody really needs a web-based interface for remotely managing torrents or an SSL-capable tracker!

Re:Go Azureus! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19596535)

it's very important that my P2P client uses 500 kB of RAM rather than 4 MB when it's minimized.

You're living in a dreamland if you think the RAM difference is that small. Try several hundred megs vs. 20megs.

Nobody really needs a web-based interface for remotely managing torrents or an SSL-capable tracker!

Well, honestly I don't. Thats the most useless feature set ever. Who gives a fuck about SSL trackers?

Re:Go Azureus! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19598981)

Try several hundred megs vs. 20megs.

I'm not sure what you're doing wrong. The most memory I've ever seen Azureus use was about 40 MB, and that was with over a dozen torrents running at once. That's a rather small fraction of what my system actually has. Seriously, what do you even buy RAM for if you're not going to use it?

Well, honestly I don't. Thats the most useless feature set ever.

Good job, I'm impressed that you make it seem like a positive thing that you're not capable of using a program's more advanced features. Do you still use Windows 95, too? I'll bet that's easy on the RAM.

Oh, and Azureus also supports decentralized tracking, proxies, UPnP, and adjustable disk caching. There are plugins that can do things like scan RSS feeds for torrents, automatically adjust your upload & download speeds according to network saturation or time of day, e-mail you when a torrent is done, and accelerate downloads by prioritizing peers based on their geographic proximity to you. If you can't imagine any of that being useful, you're a luddite and a moron.

Re:Go Azureus! (1)

kwark (512736) | more than 7 years ago | (#19600729)

"The most memory I've ever seen Azureus use was about 40 MB"

I want a piece of that VM. ps:
  PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ P COMMAND
2690 kwark 15 0 1282m 847m 7872 S 1 10.5 207:09.38 3 java

And slowly growing. The fun stuff is that the JVM it is running in thinks it is using only about 400Mb (limited to 512Mb), monitoring about 67 torrents.

It will keep growing until the machine thrashes itself to death, but still the JVM is completly ignorant of it's own memory usage. My guess would be that there is a memleak in the native SWT stuff that the JVM simply knows nothing about. Over the years the leak seems to be slowing down, but after upgrading from 512Mb to 8Gb RAM who cares :)

But I still prefer azureur over rtorrent anyday due to all plugins available and the lack of DHT.

Well Said (1)

kentyman (568826) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597861)

Mod parent up.

fagOr#z (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19594867)

polite to b8ing [goat.cx]

Not for end user. (2, Funny)

jshriverWVU (810740) | more than 7 years ago | (#19594881)

I've only heard of 3 of these, and only used 2. The rest seem more geared toward businsess and not the end user.

Would be nice to see a top 10 user geared list.

Re:Not for end user. (1)

kalirion (728907) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597517)

What do you mean "Not for end user"? Every project that's meant to be used is geared towards an end user. If a business uses it, the business is an end user. If the developers use it, they are the end users.

Re:Not for end user. (1)

jshriverWVU (810740) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597725)

End user being average joe sixpack sitting at home typing an email. Perhaps there's a better term for that.

YUO fAIL IT? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19595101)

is the ultimate one coomon goial - recent Sys Admin

Yar (0, Flamebait)

mqduck (232646) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595181)

Okay, this is a really boring article and I doubt stating so will be very controversial.

Anyhow, I feel like karma whoring or just speaking for no good reason, so I've got a complaint.

BitTorrent is fundamentally a peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol. Although often associated with piracy, the BitTorrent protocol was initially conceived with positive intentions.

I resent the implication that pirating is negative.

That is all.

I know, right? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19595909)

Everyone knows it's those damned ninjas' fault! ::shakes fist--er--hook::

Openbravo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19595253)

This has been a useful story, as it's opened my eyes to Openbravo. We're in the middle of evaluating new ERP systems to replacing our aging DOS-based shitheap and this will certainly go on the list to examine. Thanks Slashdot!

nothing new (3, Informative)

asabjorn (903413) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595529)

For me Datamations list was much more interesting since they spend time digging up new and upcoming projects I did not know about like kdenlive (kind of like the Diva video editor, but not a dead project). http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/ 3678071 [earthweb.com]

Gotta have Azureus! (3, Funny)

shadowrat (1069614) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595553)

"Azureus is the #1 application on SourceForge today. It needs little introduction and is both known and used throughout the world. "

Well, that's all the information i need to know! Where do i sign up?

Re:Gotta have Azureus! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19596225)

I've never heard of it either. So, people actually use BitTorrent? I tried it a couple times, but didn't find it very useful. I'm not much of a leech at least.

Re:Gotta have Azureus! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19598581)

So, people actually use BitTorrent?

Wow. You are amazingly out of touch with the rest of the 'net. People don't just "actually use" BitTorrent -- it is easily the most popular, most effective way of trading files on the 'net. Millions of people use it. For example, if you grab the latest episode of Bleach -- a Japanese TV show -- there are frequently over 10,000 people downloading it via the same time shortly after it's released. And that's just an episode of a TV show, not the latest version of Ubuntu or something similar.

Zenoss Core (1)

dave562 (969951) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595685)

Is anybody using this in a production environment? I've been trying to get HP OpenView implimented and it is one big fat PITA. All I really need to do at this point is monitor server disk/partition usage. It would also be nice to inventory the network but that is a secondary objective. Any suggestions for an easy to use tool. Will Zenoss do it?

Re:Zenoss Core (1)

GombuMstr (532073) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596301)

you will want to try zabbix. very slick, easy and works very well. www.zabbix.com

Re:Zenoss Core (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19596593)

Why not try Versiera, nothing to build just install agents. http://www.versiera.com/ [versiera.com]

Re:Zenoss Core (1)

dino2gnt (1072530) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596919)

Offtopic: I've played around with Zenoss, and I can tell you that it isn't a good enough NMS to replace http://www.opennms.org/ [opennms.org] OpenNMS, and doesn't graph well enough to replace http://www.cacti.net/ [cacti.net] Cacti.

Re:Zenoss Core (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19597537)

Nagios is another good option. http://www.nagios.org/ [nagios.org]

Most useful from SF (3, Informative)

tkdtaylor (1039822) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595723)

The one program I always download from SF is filezilla [sourceforge.net] (client) and recently I set up the server version to replace the broken default IIS FTP server.
Both client and server are working great, highly recommended free open source FTP client and server.

Re:Most useful from SF (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19597255)

Filezilla server can't serve files from mapped network drives.

Re:Most useful from SF (2, Informative)

TClevenger (252206) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597277)

Yup. My big three (that I put on any Windows machine I own) are:

1. FileZilla. Great FTP and SFTP client.

2. TUGZip. Excellent WinZip replacement.

3. PDFCreator. Makes PDFs out of the output of any program with a "Print..." option.

Did iTWire's CSS fail to load anyone else? (1)

Short Circuit (52384) | more than 7 years ago | (#19595885)

Their CSS failed to load for me. If nothing else, it's a nice demonstration on how CSS can fail gracefully...

c'mon ... (1)

fattmatt (1042156) | more than 7 years ago | (#19596109)

which one is the killer app?

What a fucking horrible site (0, Troll)

kunwon1 (795332) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597129)

Whoever submitted this should be shot, whoever accepted it should be tarred and feathered.

Google Earth uses Ajax? (1)

kalirion (728907) | more than 7 years ago | (#19597267)

From the article's explanation of Ajax:

Google Earth is a web app. What makes it so snappy is Ajax.

I've never actually used Google Earth, but I was under the impression that it does NOT run inside a web browser. So why would it use javascript? Maybe they meant to use Google Maps as an example?
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