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Freshmeat
Freshmeat-logo.png
URL http://www.freshmeat.net
Type of site Software
Registration Optional
Available language(s) English only
Owner Geeknet
Created by Patrick Lenz (scoop)

Freshmeat is a website that allows computer users to keep track of the latest software releases and updates as well as write/read reviews and articles, send or receive comments to or from the author, and many other features. A majority of the software covered is open source for Unix-like systems, although Freshmeat covers releases of closed-source, commercial and cross-platform software [1], including on OS X and handhelds.

Freshmeat is owned by Geeknet.

Contents

Submissions

Programmers register their projects and inform the site about updates; users browse for software and download and (sometimes) rate or comment on the software. Software is categorized by field of application, license, development status, environment, intended audience, type of use, supported operating systems, and used programming and available natural languages. There is an NNTP server for usenet-like access and complex search queries can be saved, and new or updated entries that match the query can be sent as daily e-mail notifications.

Features

Freshmeat offers a news ticker stream, articles on Unix software-related topics and an IRC channel.

Freshmeat's entire database of software releases is freely available as a download, for such purposes as having a local database copy.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "About freshmeat.net" (in English). 2009-09-30. http://freshmeat.net/about.  

Freshmeat
URL http://www.freshmeat.net
Type of site Software
Registration Optional
Available language(s) English only
Owner Geeknet
Created by Patrick Lenz (scoop)

Freshmeat is a website owned by Geeknet that allows computer users to keep track of the latest software releases and updates as well as write/read reviews and articles, send or receive comments to or from the author, and many other features. A majority of the software covered is open source for Unix-like systems, although Freshmeat also covers releases of closed-source, commercial and cross-platform software [1] on OS X and handhelds.

Contents

Submissions

Programmers register their projects and inform the site about updates; users browse for software and download and (sometimes) rate or comment on the software. Software is categorized by field of application, license, development status, environment, intended audience, type of use, supported operating systems, and used programming and available natural languages. There is an NNTP server for usenet-like access and complex search queries can be saved, and new or updated entries that match the query can be sent as daily e-mail notifications.

Features

Freshmeat offers a news ticker stream, articles on Unix software-related topics and an IRC channel.

Freshmeat's entire database of software releases is freely available as a download, for such purposes as having a local database copy.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "About freshmeat.net" (in English). 2009-09-30. http://freshmeat.net/about. 
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