05 ianuarie 2006

Eventum Issue / Bug Tracking System

Eventum Issue / Bug Tracking System is a user-friendly and flexible issue tracking system that can be used by a support department to track incoming technical support requests, or by a software development team to quickly organize tasks and bugs. Eventum is used by the MySQL AB Technical Support team.
Eventum is available under the GNU GPL.
System Requirements
PHP 4.1.0 or newer versions
o PCRE Extension (usually enabled by default with newer PHP versions)
o Session Extension (usually enabled by default with newer PHP versions)
o MySQL Extension (built-in support with most PHP distributions)
o GD Extension
MySQL Database Server
Worths a look .. kind of sober screenshots, though :)

04 ianuarie 2006

iReport - new version 0.5.3

iReport has released a new version 0.5.3 which supports JasperReports 1.1.1 (without crosstabs).
I think I'm going to upgrade too enjoy the frames and styles.

03 ianuarie 2006

ImageMagick: Convert, Edit, and Compose Images

ImageMagick is a free software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and combined, and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated.

ImageMagick is free software: it is delivered with full source code and can be freely used, copied, modified and distributed. Its license is compatible with the GPL. It runs on all major operating systems.

Most of the functionality of ImageMagick can be used interactively from the command line; more often, however, the features are used from programs written in the programming languages C, Ch, C++, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Tcl/Tk, for which ready-made ImageMagick interfaces (PerlMagick, Magick++, PythonMagick, MagickWand for PHP, RMagick, TclMagick, and JMagick) are available. This makes it possible to modify or create images automatically and dynamically.

ImageMagick supports many image formats (over 90) including formats like GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG, PDF, PhotoCD, TIFF, and DPX.

Blender 3D

Blender is a full functional integrated 3D creation software suite. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Over the last decade, Blender has evolved as an in-house tool for a leading European animation studio. Blender is powerful technology used for creating broadcast quality 3D content.

Blender is being released with source codes under the GNU Public License.
Blender therefore is fully free to use and distribute within any educational, professional or commercial environment.

Issue Tracker Application Choice

OpenPoint Issue Tracker is a web-based tool designed to monitor and report progress toward resolving issues, bugs, service requests and enhancements. Issues are organized by project, subproject and category.
Could be a free alternative to Jira but .. only if your needs are covered by OpenPoint. I saw that there is a requirement for JDBC-ODBC MS Access .. so the database used is obvious ..
Maybe I'll give it a try.. it's free but not open-source.