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Sunday, July 29, 2007

7-Zip : Winner of the SourceForge.net 2007 Community Choice Awards

Winners of the SourceForge.net 2007 Community Choice Awards were announced last week at OSCON and 7-zip was the winner and chosen as all over the best project. Other nominees were:
  1. eyeOS
  2. FileZilla
  3. Firebird
  4. Launchy
  5. Openbravo ERP
  6. ScummVM
  7. TV-Browser - A free EPG
  8. XBMC (Xbox Media Center)
  9. XOOPS Dynamic Web CMS

Winners in different categories

1. Best Tool or Utility for Developers: The project most likely to help you make the best of your precious coding time.


TortoiseSVN is a Subversion (SVN) client, implemented as a windows shell extension. It's intuitive and easy to use, since it doesn't require the Subversion command line client to run. Simply the coolest Interface to (Sub)Version Control.

Best Project for the Enterprise: The project most likely to get your boss to promote you for saving the world

Winner: Firebird

Firebird RDBMS offers many ANSI SQL features & runs on Linux, Windows & several Unix platforms. Features excellent concurrency & performance & powerful stored procedure & trigger language. WEBSITE link above right, TRACKER http://tracker.firebirdsql.org

3. Best Project for Gamers: The best project for wasting time at work

Winner: ScummVM

ScummVM is a cross-platform interpreter for several point-and-click adventure engines. This includes all SCUMM-based adventures by LucasArts, Simon the Sorcerer 1&2 by AdventureSoft, Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword 1&2 by Revolution, and many more.

Best Project for Multimedia: The best project for taking advantage of your rad video card, sound card, television, etc.

Winner: Audacity

A fast multi-track audio editor and recorder for Linux, BSD, Mac OS, and Windows. Supports WAV, AIFF, Ogg, and MP3 formats. Features include envelope editing, mixing, built-in effects and plug-ins, all with unlimited undo.

Best Project for Communications: The best project for talking to your friends or sharing information

Winner: phpBB

phpBB is the worlds leading Open Source flat style discussion forum software. It includes all the features you expect to find in todays top of the line software.

Best New Project: The newly created project with the most potential for greatness

Winner: eMule
Honorable Mention: Launchy

eMule is a filesharing client which is based on the eDonkey2000 network but offers more features than the standard client.

Launchy is a free windows utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, your desktop icons, and your file manager. Launchy indexes and launches your applications, documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!

7. Best User Support: The project with the happiest users and most dedicated groupies

Winner: Firebird

Best Technical Design: The project most likely to inspire awe with its technical perfection

Winner: 7-Zip

7-Zip is a file archiver with the high compression ratio. The program supports 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, LZH, CHM, GZIP, BZIP2, Z, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB formats. Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50% better than ratio in ZIP format.

9. Most Collaborative Project: The project most likely to accept your patches and value your input

Winner: Azureus

Azureus is a powerful, full-featured, cross-platform bittorrent client.

10. Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins: The project that keeps your network up while you sleep.

Winner: phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields.

The SourceForge.net 2007 Community Choice Awards provided you an opportunity to recognize projects that stand taller than the rest. Everybody got to vote, and everybody’s vote counted equally. The winning projects, each with superlative quality, productivity, and ingenuity, represent the cream of the crop on SourceForge.net.

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