Browsing All posts tagged under »SourceForge«

Saros Looks the Bee’s Knees!

November 1, 2010

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In the latest release of Saros, the distributed editing plug-in for Eclipse, we introduce a number of features that improve usability. The first thing you might notice when you power up the new version of Saros is the ability to store and manage multiple XMPP accounts. This feature makes it much more manageable if you […]

An Open Source Eco-System?

September 6, 2010

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To summarise the prior writings from my doctoral thesis: I’ve shown how there are both notable differences and similarities between certain measures of FLOSS repositories (such as number of contributors attracted, rate of contributions, complexity control work, etc.) The pattern of similarities and differences that emerged clearly differentiated one group (containing Debian, GNOME, and KDE) […]

New Saros release: 10.7.30

July 30, 2010

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A new release of Saros has been released today. A lot of new stuff is packed into this one. Firstly, Saros is now version control system (VCS) aware. You now have the choice of sharing a project by sending SVN repository information to your peers, so that they can interact directly with the repository. More […]

SourceForge Gives Me a Morality Poser

July 8, 2010

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As an administrator on a SourceForge-based project, I was recently sent this email by SourceForge (SF): SourceForge has project settings to help you comply with regulations governing distribution of software to persons from certain countries (aka Export Controls).  We’ve had some recent questions about these settings, so have sent out this note to all administrators […]

The Catalyst Effect in FLOSS Repositories

April 26, 2010

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In the course of my PhD studies, I proposed that when a project makes a transition from one repository to another, you could expect to see significant changes to a project’s evolutionary characteristics. Indeed, I covered this in earlier posts, discussing the transition from SourceForge to Debian. Here, we saw that the number of developers […]

Continuing the Empirical Results: Anti-Regressive Work

April 19, 2010

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It has been a while since I wrote about my research into FLOSS, for which there are a few reasons. When last I wrote I was approaching my PhD defence, and for the whole PhD process to come to an end I had to wait until January this year, when my thesis was officially approved. […]

An Introduction to Saros

November 25, 2009

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I feel as though I am almost completely adjusted and acclimatised to my new surroundings, and furthermore I am now becoming fully immersed in my new work here at the Free University of Berlin (FU). Therefore, I think I can begin to introduce the new work I am now part of. My research concerns have […]