On SourceForge.net (Part 2)

I just released the latest version of my UUID Generator. Now as 0.3Beta, moving away from Alpha status. Not to sure what is the proper distinction between software in Alpha and Beta Stage. Despite the very limited amount of functionality my tool offers, it is still a good exercise to understand the logic of SF Open Source projects. I created feature requests, one of them is in the new release. Still observe the ranking, interesting enough in the second week it shot up to rank 998 then after a couple of days inactivity down to 2268. Now with the new release up to 1924. Guess it is the same like with blogs, you dont write, no visitors. With new entries visitors come back. Thanks 😉

I am browsing around SourceForge.net and check out other projects. Not sure how many projects are there in total, but there are many dead ones, also test rubbish with big title and ambitious description but no activity at all for months (years). I also notice that only serious projects do bugtracking and have a active forum. Almost no project offers documentation. Reflects a bit the real world though.

UUID Generator 0.3B

UUID Generator 0.3B

Project site at SF.net (link)

SourceForge.net ranking

After creating screenshots, downloadable releases, using the svn repository and creating feature request tracker the ranking improved dramatically. We have already 10 downloads for a very simple tool !

UUID Generator 0.2A

SF.net rank for UUID

SF.net rank for UUID

Project site at SF.net (link)

The first Sourceforge project

I started my first project on Sourceforge.net, project title UUIDgen (link).  The very simple Java Swing application creates UUID’s on demand. Not really a big deal, since the basic packages are ready available in Java SE. Gather some experience with the process of creating releases, documentation and maintaining sourcecode in the open source context. Feel free to download the first release (requires installed JRE) or get the Netbeans 6.1 project.

UUIDgen Screenshot

UUIDgen Screenshot 0.1 Alpha

Sourceforge.net

Sourceforge.net