Thursday, May 2, 2013

BitNami Contest Update

A month ago GitLab, a free project and repository management application, was added to the BitNami Library after winning our bi-weekly contest. Last week the application chosen by our users was GitLab CI, an open-source continuous integration server closely integrated with GitLab. We are already working on it and we will soon provide you with free installers, VMs and cloud images for Amazon and Windows Azure. Congratulations to the GitLab team!

In this current contest round, which will be running until next Monday, several interesting projects are up for potential BitNami packaging. Currently, the top apps are:

 RoundCube: "I'm a super-cool webmail!" is how RoundCube describes itself be in their Twitter account. It is a PHP based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. 

 OpenScholar: Built on the open-source framework Drupal, OpenScholar makes it possible to create academic web sites in a matter of seconds. Harvard University, University of California, Princeton University, State University of New York, University of California and more are already using it.

 Octopress: A blogging framework for hackers. You manage your site’s content from a git repository. Octopress is a framework designed by Brandon Mathis for Jekyll

If you would like one of the above to win, be sure to vote for it! You can also vote for other projects or nominate new ones not yet on our list. Don't forget to ask others to vote for your favorite project to increase its chances of winning!