Logan, I just went through the process to create an account. The signup page has a few employment related fields that are required to create an account. They probably shouldn't be.
EDIT: There's also this alignment issue in the settings wrt to "City of residence" where the text field is off by ~1 pixel.
EDIT2: On the page where I uploaded my SSH key, it says updates occur after a small delay. The linked page in the docs says that this delay is ~30 minutes. In any case, I was able to begin using SSH immediately. If that info is no longer fresh, I suggest removing it, especially since it's probably a turnoff for a lot of users.
EDIT3: When I run sf-help --web at the shell, it prints an error:
[colbyrussell@shell-22009 ~]$ sf-help --web Use of uninitialized value $user in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/sf-help line 96
I've been on SourceForge a while, and I really like it. It always looked a little outdated, and there was the whole malware incident, but for hosting code with discussion boards and ticket systems, it does the job nicely.
Obviously the malware thing was really bad, but in general I think it gets a bad rap because it wasn't the trendy new thing. I personally liked the old UI, but I'm happy for the new change because it's good for the future of the platform.
If anyone from Gitlab is listening: github sync is a really important feature for FOSS projects. Glad that SourceForge implemented it.
(In a large-ish FOSS project, we are trying to move to self-hosted Gitlab, but the lack of sync means that people have to fully buy-in or manually sync their extensions/modules, which is causing major friction)
The UI menu really annoys me, the top level reads the following:
Deals? Separate Join and Login? ... Confusing
Then when you scroll down, the top menu changes to:
Articles? This is a hosting site, and they have a Blog item already! INTERNET SPEED TEST??!
| Articles | Internet Speed Test | Menu | | | | BIG AD BANNER | | |
I appreciated Sourceforge and it was a big part of my gateway experience into opensource, but now it just looks like an amateur startup :(
Kudos! Keep improving. The source hosting "business" isn't a zero sum game. Everyone benefits from choice and competition.
Nice work, I really didn't expect anything despite Logan promising improvements time and time again via twitter. Excited for the GitHub sync (not import).
Also, the awesome SF hosting (SSL and a SQL DB included), much better than GH Pages IMO.
Good job. Github sync means you can host binaries on sourceforge and keep the source on github as usual?
A case of too little and WAY too late. Sourceforge is like the Myspace, long dead. It's not even a good try.
Has nobody in the design team ever tested this on a screen at less than 4K? At 1366×768 the title is jammed right up against the left edge of the screen.
I applaud the initiative but when I look at what happened to Slashdot, I’m not enthusiastic about Sourceforge succeeding any better under the same ownership (I have no idea whether Slashdot makes money but it’s a horrible community these days, and nothing seems to be done about it.)
Sad state of affairs that something like ScourceForge cannot operate as a paid-for service, but only as a "tech-influencer" ad site. quote from here: https://slashdotmedia.com/about-slashdot-media/
Not attacking the Abbotts and their SlashDotMedia and BizX web media influencer conglomerate, 100% legitimate way of doing business, but an overall observation on services that can't be operated as standalone businesses.
Also an illustration how big the tech dependency on advertising is, from Google to this. Remove ads from the web and a shitload of stuff disappears.
Looks like a good list of features, except for the HTML5 Speedtest. Why was that needed?
Probably far too late to mention, but I have a bunch of projects on SF, and now I can't scroll through them on the me drop down menu.
It feels.. strange, and more responsive than the old stuff. I guess that's just change.
I never was a fan of github, I always preferred the geodistribution of SF, and of course it was so easy to make binary packages for end users. It's a shame the other people had to ruin a great place with selling the adware space, and Im so glad it's all gone.
I just fear in this environment of hipster flash with no substance, that a well rounded site like SF will never get the hipster VC financing that github does.
I hope you guys don't shutter any time soon, I love SF!
Nice. A large improvement. Have been waiting for this for a while since it was announced that it was sold.
No idea if anyone working on sourceforge is likely to be here or not but I would love to know if I could get an API of the projects there or even just a list. I would like to add more of souceforge into searchcode.com and would prefer to not scrape the site.
They should hire a new lead designer.
I got into SVC / code repositories after the whole sourceforge serves malware debacle, so I'm not familiar with SF from a developer perspective.
Is it a got repo? Mercurial? Something else completely?
Any plans on expanding:
- the ticket system (connectors to external systems, boards, etc.)
- CI connectors
- integrations for team systems (Slack, MS Teams, ...)
The new design looks pretty good, or at least more modern. Also I just wanted to emphasize with you that you had to field the same "do you still bundle malware" question...eight times by my count.
I notice that there is no automatic spell checking in edit boxes, for example when someone creates a bug ticket. Github has this.
Any plans to add this feature? Or is there a control to enable it that I'm missing?
Anecdotal. I find Sourceforge has more end-user applications. By this I mean applications you can download, install and have a user interface. A good example is Squirrel SQL. Github seems to be a coders repository. Filled with libraries to incorporate into other programs.
I for one am excited about this. I used to have stuff on sourceforge, and to me it feels like they're on track to become relevant again.
Wasn't it sourceforge that injected malware into downloaded programs? At least that's what pops into my head every time I see a sourceforge link, and why I avoid anything that's hosted on there.
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Atrocious. They lock a pointless navigation bar to the top and changed the theme. Can someone explain why I would ever want to use this product. They bundled adware with their software ffs. Inexcusable. They need to just die.
Whoa there: fixed top banner with an actual banner at the top, covering a whopping 20% of my screen height and 80% of width. Didn't see something like this in a long time.
I'm never going to interact through that as a developer on daily basis. Not even considering the poor UI for just every feature in SF.
The only thing SF has for it, currently, is a mailing list for each project. GitHub and GitLab should have this. Interaction and discussion though "issues" is horrible.
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What exactly is "new" besides the brutally awful design and color scheming? I see the same malware laden downloads that can be found anywhere else on the internet, surrounded by ads as was there before. Over 600 separate HTTP requests and counting on a project page? Really? You seriously expect developers to use this?
Well, at least it's not as mind-punchingly slow as it used to be. Progress?
surprised SourceForge is still alive
A company whose website doesn't have a jobs section is doomed.
SourceForge uses very invasive ads.
I hope they got rid of the guy who suggested bundling installers
Glad to see they are removing their adware from packages. I believe the damage is already done though and nobody will trust a binary from that place ever again.