MyBB

MyBB

Web site: mybb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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MyBB (previously: MyBulletinBoard) – an open source web application for creating and running a discussion forum. The project was founded by Chris Boulton in 2002 under the name DevBB as an XMB fork.

MyBB is written in the PP programming language and uses MySQL to write data. It also supports PostgreSQL and SQLite databases.

The most important functions are:
– creating many forums on one database, including a multilingual forums
– large configuration options
– skins management and appearance modification
– plugin support
– user evaluation and reputation system
– ability to quickly edit posts and threads
– auto-complete form fields
– private messaging system
– attachment support
– assigning moderators to selected departments
– registration of moderators work
– granting selected permissions to different user groups
– moving threads and entries
– option of banning users
– email notifications about new posts
– creating surveys
– creating a list of favorite threads
– generating threads for printing
– fast response
– signatures, avatars, friend lists and people ignored

Invision Community

Invision Community

Web site: invisioncommunity.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: Proprietary
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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Invision Community (previously: IPS Community Suite) – a proprietary internet community software produced by Invision Power Services Inc. The software is written in PHP and uses MySQL as a database management system.

Invision Community comes from Invision Power Board, which can be purchased separately and requires IP.Suite. Up to version 3.4 of Invision Power Board, employees gradually expanded their product line with additional community-focused applications, such as: IP.Blog, IP.Gallery and IP.Content. However, IP.Board was always required because many aspects of the core and other applications relied on it. Starting with IP.Suite 4, they decided to opt out of IP.Board as their “flagship” product and standardize version numbering and release schedule for all of their applications.

The software also provides tools and documentation to enable community to create its own applications, themes and other things that can be shared for free or sold to other customers through its own Invision Power Services community.

FUDforum

FUDforum

Web site: fudforum.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2001
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FUDforum (Fast Uncompromising Discussion Forum) – a free and open source web discussion forum released under the GPL (version 2) license that is written in PHP and can be used on virtually any operating system.

FUDforum combines an extensive feature set while maintaining the ability to generate forum web pages extremely fast. The forum includes i18n and templating support allowing for a complete customization of its output as well as a very capable group based permission system. FUDforum can also act as a Mailing List Manager, USENET newsreader and even an XML Feed Aggregator. This will allow you to build an instant community and consolidate all your messages into a single system.

One of the most significant FUDforum features is the ease of use, which begins right with the installation process where a user is guided through a 5 step install wizard. The entire installation process, even for novice users, may literally take less then a minute from the point of installation to the point a user has a working web forum. Unlike installation of similar software, the user does not need to deal with multiple files, all of the forum’s data is stored in a single file, the install script. The installation script itself is written in PHP so no additional software is required to complete the installation.

Features:
– Built-in search engine optimization
– Spell checker
– Templating system
– Full internationalization support via i18n
– Group permission system
– Private messaging
– File attachments
– Pools
– Forum and topic subscriptions
– Tree view
– Full text search
– I-Spy and online status
– BBcode
– Smilies/Emoticons
– Avatars
– Custom tags
– User ranks
– Censor and replacement system
– IP tracking
– Action log
– Message mangling
– User blocking
– Session support
– Mailing list and NNTP integration
– XML aggregation

The application requires:
– Apache Web Server or Microsoft’s Internet Information Services
– PHP versions 5.2 or higher
– a database: IBM DB2, Firebird, MS-SQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL or SQLite

FluxBB

FluxBB

Web site: fluxbb.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: April 2008
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FluxBB – an open-source, fast, light, user-friendly forum software. FluxBB is designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has a proven track record of stability and security making it an ideal choice of forum for your website.

FluxBB is a fork of PunBB created by its developers after Andersson left the project in April 2008. In 2007, PunBB was sold to a commercial company. Development continued under the direction of Rickard until April 2008. At that time, Rickard announced he would be ceasing his active involvement with the project.

Goals:
– Supports PHP5 & PHP7
– Easy installation and setup
– Open-source (GNU General Public License)
– Clean administration interface
– Flexible permission system
– Lots of community modifications

PunBB

PunBB

Web site: punbb.informer.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2003
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PunBB – a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License. Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards. PunBB has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages.

PunBB is written in PHP and thus requires the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PunBB also requires a database for storing forum data. For that purpose PunBB supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.

PunBB was founded by Rickard Andersson, who conceived it as an alternative to over-featured or too graphic discussion boards. The first stable release was reached on the 7th of August, 2003.

net2ftp

net2ftp

Web site: net2ftp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: cross platform
License: GPL
Interface: web interface
Programing language: PHP
First release: January 2003

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net2ftp – a cross platform FTP client with a web based interface.

Features:
– can browse from directory to directory and see all the subdirectories and files
– 3 ways to upload files: the standard upload form, the upload-and-unzip functionality, and the Java Applet
– quickly download one file; multiple files can be downloaded by selecting them so will be downloaded in a zip archive
– edit text files right from your browser; every time you save the changes the new file is transferred to the FTP server. There are 4 different text editors: a plain editor, 2 WYSIWYG editors and a code editor with syntax highlighting
– edit HTML a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) form; there are 2 different editors to choose from (CKEditor and TinyMCE)
– edit HTML and PHP in an editor with syntax highlighting (Ace)
– many languages are supported: HTML, Javascript, PHP, SQL, Java, Perl, etc.
– directories are handled recursively, meaning that their content (subdirectories and files) will also be copied, moved or deleted
– Handy to import files to your FTP server, or to export files from your FTP server to another FTP server
– chmod handles directories recursively
– save zip archive on the FTP server, or email it to someone
– unzip files – the following formats are supported: .zip, .tar, .tgz and .gz
– choose from a list of popular applications (PHP required on the target server)
– filter out files based on the filename, last modification time and filesize
– calculate the size of directories and files

The project developer is David C. Gartner.

ftp

ftp

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Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: cross platform
License: BSD
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C
First release: 1983 ?

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ftp – an user interface to the Internet standard File Transfer Protocol. The program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site. Options may be specified at the command line, or to the command interpreter.

The ftp command appeared in 4.2BSD.

Gnus

Gnus

Web site: www.gnus.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: ?
First release: 1987

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Gnus (Gnus Network User Services) – a text based email reader which started as a standalone application but is part of GNU Emacs now. It supports reading and composing e-mail and news and can also act as an RSS reader, web processor, and directory browser for both local and remote filesystems.

Gnus can connect to the Gmail server in two ways: by POP3, or by IMAP. Each protocol behaves in a different way, so you can select the one which better suits your needs. Furthermore, as a third solution you can download your mail with an external program like fetchmail and let Gnus handle it locally.

Goals:
– Gnus is solid
– Works on all platforms
– Less hardware resource required
– Searcher and filter is great
– Mail can be viewed when offline. See the “offline” in section “Advanced tips”
– Powerful when used with other Emacs plugins like yasnippet

Gnus was originally written by Masanobu UMEDA in 1988, and went through a series of releases up until 1992.
Rewriting of GNUS started in late ’94. The first “proper” release of Gnus 5 was done in November 1995 when it was included in the Emacs 19.30 distribution (132 (ding) Gnus releases plus 15 Gnus 5.0 releases).
In May 1996 the next Gnus generation (aka. “September Gnus” (after 99 releases)) was released under the name “Gnus 5.2” (40 releases).
On July 28th 1996 work on Red Gnus was begun, and it was released on January 25th 1997 (after 84 releases) as “Gnus 5.4”.
Quassia Gnus was the next release. It was released as Gnus 5.6.
Then came Pterodactyl Gnus, which has now been released as Gnus 5.8/5.9.
Oort Gnus was started in October 2000. It’s big, it’s way out there, and it occasionally rains down death and destruction on innocent bystanders.
Oort Gnus was released as Gnus 5.10 in May 2003 – and Gnus 5.11 bundled with GNU Emacs 22.1 in June 2007.
Work on the following development version, dubbed No Gnus, was begun in January 2004. A version of No Gnus was released as Gnus 5.13 with GNU Emacs 23.1 in July 2009.

Stable versions of Gnus is included in the Emacs and XEmacs editors.

The Gnus screenshot source: Wikipedia; author: Shidai.liu; License: GNU GPL.

FlashGot

FlashGot

Web site: flashgot.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Cross-Platform
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2004

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FlashGot – a free add-on for Firefox and Thunderbird, meant to handle single and massive (“all” and “selection”) downloads with several external Download Managers. FlashGot turns every supported download manager into a download manager for Firefox, forked browsers like Palemoon and Waterfox are also supported.

It supports following download managers:
– Windows: BitComet, Download Accelerator Plus, DownloadStudio, FlareGet, FlashGet, Free Download Manager, Fresh Download, GetRight, GigaGet, HiDownload, iGetter, InstantGet, Internet Download Accelerator, Internet Download Manager, JDownloader, LeechGet, Mass Downloader, Net Transport, NetXfer (Net Transport 2), NetAnts, Orbit, pyLoad, ReGet, Retriever, Star Downloader, Thunder (Chinese only popular product), TrueDownloader and Ukrainian Download Master [Russian language only] ), uGet, WellGet, wxDFast Xtreme Download Manager
– Linux / FreeBSD / other Unix-like OSes: Aria, Axel Download Accelerator, cURL, Downloader 4 X, FatRat, GNOME Gwget, FatRat, JDownloader, KDE KGet, pyLoad, SteadyFlow, uGet, wxDFast, Xtreme Download Manager
– Mac OS X: Folx, iGetter, JDownloader Leech, Progressive Downloader, Speed Download and wxDFast

The project developer is Giorgio Maone.

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DownThemAll!

DownThemAll!

Web site: www.downthemall.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Cross-Platform
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript
First release: August 13, 2004

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DownThemAll! – a powerful yet easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser.
DownThemAll lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage and much more: you can refine your downloads by fully customizable criteria to get only what you really want.

DownThemAll is all you can desire from a download manager: it features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 400%, it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time and, last but not least, it’s fully integrated into your favorite browser!

Features:
– Complete integration with Mozilla Firefox – You can easily access DownThemAll from the context menu, by right-clicking on any webpage
– The dTa ‘Select links’ window lists every single link, image or embed object contained in a webpage
– dTaOneClick downloads the files of a page using the last filters and the last renaming mask you set
– Selecting the files you want to download can be even faster, once you’ve set your personal inclusive filters
– All files downloaded by dTa can be easily auto-renamed according to your personal needs
– Increase your download speed up to 400% – DownThemAll features a smart download technique called ‘multipart download’
– DownThemAll can pause and restart downloads at any time, without losing data
– And much more

DownThemAll! stopped working with the release of Firefox Quantum (Version 57), due to changes in the API.

The project developers are Federico Parodi, Stefano Verna and Nils Maier.

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