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.

Discourse

Discourse

Web site: discourse.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: Ruby
First release: 2013
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Discourse – an open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. It can be used as a mailing list, discussion forum or long-form chat room.

Discourse breaks with existing schemes of present forum applications by including additional features that are available mainly for social networking applications. These features include, among others: scrolling, live updates, oneboxing, expandable links, and the ability to drag and drop attachments. Although these options are more social than technical, they improve the quality of online discussions through the extended database of forum applications.

The Discourse application is written in the JavaScript and Ruby on Rails programming language, requires the PostgreSQL database system and uses the Ember.js framework.

The application is (or was) used by companies and organizations such as: Atom (word processor), Boing Boing, CISCO, Docker, How-To Geek, Mozilla, Open Knowledge, SitePoint Forums, TalkSurf, The Daily WTF, Twitter, Ubuntu.

The project founders in 2013 were: Jeff Atwood, Robin Ward and Sam Saffron

Beehive

Beehive

Web site: beehiveforum.co.uk
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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Beehive – an online forum/message board system with several powerful features, written by several members of what is now called “Teh Forum”.

Main features:
– Frame-based layout, for easy navigation.
– Reply-to-user posting and e-mail notification.
– Powerful HTML posting, without security risks.
– Extendable user profiles.
– Flexible relationships system.
– Private Messaging system.
– Multiple style options, including dyslexia support.
– Advanced word-filtering facility.
– Comprehensive user permissions.
– Full, easy to use admin tools.

Requirements:
– PHP 5.3.0 or above
– MySQL 5.1.41 or above
– PCRE 6.6 compiled with –enable-utf8 –enable-unicode-properties

bbPress

bbPress

Web site: bbpress.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX, Windows
License: GNU GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: ?
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bbPress – an open source plugin for the WordPress content management system which offers a function of an online forum integration to the WordPress installation.

The bbPress plug-in is characterized by simplicity of installation and configuration.
bbPress is offered with many features that integrate the WordPress blog with the forum as well as with other plugins such as BuddyPress and Akismet.

bbPress comes with several widgets, available for activation in the WordPress side panel:
1. Forums List
2. Recent Replies – list of recent replies, with on option of setting a number of displayed responses and their dates
3. Recent Topics – a list of recent topics sorted by popularity and date
4. Topic Views List – a list of registered optionally displayed topics
5. Search – a simple forum search
6. Login Widget – a simple login form with an option to register and recover a lost password
7. Statistics – provides forum statistics

The bbPress plugin also has:
– support for shortcodes to create macros that can be used on forum pages
– forum repair option
– an option to import the forum from other applications
– forum reset option
– template system and graphic themes
– a plug-in system enabling the extension of the number of functions
– built-in gravatar support

WinSCP

WinSCP

Web site: winscp.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: March 2000

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WinSCP (Windows Secure Copy) – an open source free SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client, S3 client and SCP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.

Features:
– Graphical user interface (screenshots)
– Translated into many languages
– Integration with Windows (drag&drop, URL, shortcut icons, jump list)
– All common operations with files
– Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH and FTP and WebDAV and S3 protocols
– Batch file scripting and command-line interface and .NET assembly for advanced programming tasks
– Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
– Integrated text editor
– Shares site settings with PuTTY
– Support for password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
– Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH
– Explorer and Commander interfaces
– Optionally protects stored site information with master password
– Optionally supports portable operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media

The project started in 2000 and was hosted by the University of Economics in Prague.
The project developer is Martin Přikryl.

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.

Midnight Commander

Midnight Commander

Web site: midnight-commander.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Managers, File Transfer
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: gpl
Interface: TUI
Programing language: ?
First release: March 1994

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GNU Midnight Commander – a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. It’s a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files and run commands in the subshell. Internal viewer and editor are included.

Midnight Commander (mc) is based on versatile text interfaces, such as Ncurses or S-Lang, which allows it to work on a regular console, inside an X Window terminal, over SSH connections and all kinds of remote shells.

MC is a visual system shell, so all operations can be performed without entering any commands, using only the semigraphic interface. It allows you to perform file operations with the mouse, function keys (F1 – F12 on the keyboard) and the cursor. The TUI Midnight Commander is divided into two panels, each displaying files or information about them, which simplifies operations such as moving or copying files.

The application allows you to connect to servers (FTP, FISH and SMB) with access to their content in one of the selected windows; on the connected remote file system, you can perform standard operations (depending on the type of connection) – browsing, deleting and copying files or changing permissions.

The project founder is Miguel de Icaza.

Tux Commander

Tux Commander

Web site: tuxcmd.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Managers, File Transfer
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Object Pascal
First release: November 13, 2002

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Tux Commander – a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers. The main goal of this project is to create powerful and user friendly file manager for Unix operating systems.

General features:
– Graphical application, uses GTK2 windowing toolkit
– Two directory panels side by side (vertical)
– Tabbed interface, buttons for quick access to favorite places
– Configurable mounter bar for quick access to removable media and network shares
– Multilingual user interface
– Basic VFS (Virtual File System) support, allowing you to browse archives and network places
– Extendable via plugin system, several VFS modules available in the distribution
– Portable, no installation required, usable right after the extraction
– Designed for GNOME and XFCE desktop environments while preserving complete independency (libraries are loaded dynamically when available)
– Extension-based file type actions (associations)
– Threaded file operations
– Large files (> 4GB) support
– Main application written in Object Pascal language (with FreePascal as default compiler), plugins are written in C/C++ language
– Sources available in GIT repository

The project developer is Tomáš Bžatek.
The latest version of Tux Commander 0.6.70 was released in 2009.

Cyberduck

Cyberduck

Web site: cyberduck.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java, C#
First release: 2001

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Cyberduck – a libre server and cloud storage browser for Mac and Windows with support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.

Cyberduck is a free FTP client with a very simple GUI that allows you to easily perform all FTP tasks. It can handle transfers from SFP, Webdav or Amazon S3. Users looking for a reliable and free FTP client will definitely be pleased with Cyberduck.

Adding a new connection in Cyberduck is very simple and takes only a few seconds, and helpful tutors are waiting for new users. You can drag bookmarks from and into the Finder program, which is quite a convenient option. The Cyberduck interface is transparent and easy to use, and the extensive guide provides convenient assistance even for new FTP users.

In addition, Cyberduck is compatible with many external editors, such as BBEdit, TextWrangler or TextMate. The program is also integrated with Dropbox.

Goals:
– Handles FTP, SFTP, Webdav and S3
– Integration with external editors
– Elegant interface
– Available in many languages

The project developers are David V. Kocher and Yves Langisch.