SourceForge New Site On Line!

SourceForge few days ago served its 4 billionth download and today launched the new website. The new UI is the answer to inputs from project administrators asking for an easier path for users to download their software.

I asked Jon Sobel, SourceForge Inc. Group President, his opinion about this change:

This is a significant change for the SourceForge site.  In addition to a more engaging visual experience for both developers and consumers, at a deeper technology level, we now have a modern, flexible platform to serve our community.  We are looking forward to realizing its full potential in the months ahead.

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With the new UI newbies may find open source software running on Windows at first glance. I am looking forward to ear end users’ first impressions, kudos to the SourceForge crew keeping innovating.

[Disclosure: I am advisor to SourceForge]

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One thought on “SourceForge New Site On Line!

  1. Thanks for giving us SourceForge!

    However, with the July 2009 version we miss the ability to link directly to specific releases. Now any link points to all files and one must find the specific release manually. The link in question is https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=172848&package_id=197866&release_id=688445

    Also, it appears that the green download button no longer points to the latest file upload which is annoying.

    Cheers
    Ole Nielsen

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