Projects / PicoForge


The aim of the PicoForge project (previously known as PicoLibre) is to provide a set of high level libre software applications that are well integrated in order to provide a collaborative "forge". It makes it easy to deploy a collaborative work platform for developing software or hosting other collaborative activities. Having started (as PicoLibre) in an educational context, PicoForge is now a quite generic platform, comparable (but sometimes less advanced) to other *-Forge software platforms. It groups several high-level applications like phpGroupware, Sympa, TWiki, Subversion, and CVS.

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Recent releases

  •  20 Feb 2007 09:39

    Release Notes: PicoLibre was renamed to PicoForge to reflect the "forge" nature of the platform. The installation now relies on Debian packages to ease system configuration. Many code cleanups were made along with a port to phpGroupWare's stable release. Subversion is now available in addition to CVS. TWiki wikis were added for projects. Several bugs were fixed.

    •  01 Oct 2006 19:17

      Release Notes: Code cleanup. Installs on the current stable phpGroupware version. Debian packages have been produced. Minor fixes and enhancements.

      •  24 Apr 2002 16:21

        Release Notes: A new faq module was released. Setup was improved by detecting passwords. A lot of bugs in the bug_report and Todo modules were fixed. The cvs_notify module was added. The requirement for static CVS was removed.

        •  10 Jan 2002 10:33

          Release Notes: This is the current stable version after major bugfixes.

          •  30 Nov 2001 21:01

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            10 Mar 2007 02:34 oberger

            Picolibre renamed as PicoForge, and new features
            The PicoLibre project has been renamed to PicoForge, to reflect the fact that it's a forge.

            Several new improvements have been made, for an easier deployment due to the fact that PicoForge now comes pre-packaged for Debian, which eases a great deal the installation process (still complex for non-admin skills ;).

            Also, PicoForge now integrates a SubVersion repository (in addition of CVS) for every project, and possibility to use many TWiki wikis for each project hosted.

            Testers much welcome :)

            03 Oct 2006 04:03 oberger

            After a long time, Picolibre development has progressed a little bit
            After quite a long time without improvements, Picolibre is back on rails, and several improvements are in the pipe.

            Next updates should bring new features, as the recent release was mainly about maintainability only.

            Stay tuned for more announcements in the weeks to come.

            27 May 2003 08:26 OlivierBerger

            PicoLibre finalist of the Free Software Trophies 2003
            PicoLibre was awarded among the finalists of the Free Software Trophies 2003, behind GCompris which won in the Educative section, and with the other finalist, AbulEdu.

            30 Mar 2002 06:03 oberger

            Self-hosting project
            Picolibre is self-hosting : Picolibre developments are made using the Picolibre server itself. See, logged as guest/guest to see the project's details...


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