Projectory is a platform-independent, Web-enabled project management tool designed to track software projects through all phases of the development lifecycle. It tracks effort expended by developers across multiple teams, projects, and activities, and is suitable for small or large software development groups. Projectory provides accurate metrics of current development activity and lets you mine historical data to improve estimation on future projects.
freshmeat Project Query Class queries freshmeat.net and retrieves information on projects with records there. It features retrieval of project information from records provided by freshmeat in XML, parsing of project XML records to extract all the relevant data, and caching of retrieved project information in disk files for at least the next day to avoid retrieving the same data again before it could have been updated.
Surfraw (Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the Web) provides a Unix command line interface to a variety of popular Web search engines and sites, including Google, Altavista, Wikipedia, Babelfish, Ebay, Wayback, Research Index, Yahoo!, Slashdot, freshmeat, CPAN, dictionaries, weather, currency conversion, and many others.
whatsnewfm is a filter for the daily freshmeat newsletter. It shows only news items that you haven't seen before (so you don't have to read about every update of applications that you aren't interested in). You can also set up a list of "interesting" applications where you want to be informed of every update.
JFreshmeat-NNTP is the first released mini-app to use an NNTP class being developed for a Java-only NNTP-based newsreader. It connects to freshmeat's NNTP server, and retrieves the headers, displaying them in the top pane of a two-pane window. Double-clicking on a particular announcement will retrieve the text of that announcement and display it in the bottom pane. The initial class is very short, calling a general purpose newsgroup monitor class. It can be adapted to monitor any server/group very easily. Future plans for the JFreshmeat-NNTP code include SOCKS support, saving article data, persistant storage of articles, UI improvements, timed polling for monitoring updates. It may also be rolled into the general purpose newsreader as a side-feature eventually.