Subject: Freshmeat.net
From: kragen@pobox.com (Kragen)
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 15:25:36 -0400 (EDT)

This place is potentially a solution to one of the biggest problems
with open-source software.  It makes it possible to actually *find*
software you're looking for, along with descriptions and reviews.

As an example,
http://freshmeat.net/appindex?mode=category&item=Development curently
lists twenty-two items: binutils, C-Forge IDE, Checker (the Purifyish
tool_), Code Crusader (another IDE), CVS, DDD, EBuilder (a Qt GUI
builder), egcs, Emacs JDE (Emacs Java Development Environment), a
Turbo-Pascal-7-compatible compiler (released under a GPL with some
restrictions removed, much like the LGPL), gcc, GNAT, Japhar (a GPL'd
JDK), Octave (a numerical-computation language), Pentium GCC, PyGTK
(GTK bindings for Python), Python itself, Qt, S-Lange, SmallEiffel (the
GNU Eiffel compiler), Socket Script, and Tcl/Tk.

This is one of the larger categories; there are currently 26
categories, which are not yet arranged in any sort of hierarchy.

You can also subscribe to a mailing list for daily updates.  There are
usually about ten new versions of something or other, and about five
new pieces of software, each day.

Kragen