Tracking tool for open source projects
July 29, 2008 2:09 PM   Subscribe

Does there exist a web-based tool that tracks open source projects and informs subscribers (by email, RSS etc.) about major developments, e.g. when they release version 1.0?

All projects are not equal! Some have a single mailing list, some have dedicated announcement lists, some have strange conventions.

I would like to be able to track a number of projects via simple view, e.g. web-based RSS reader style, like Google Reader. Or a service could provide RSS feeds directly.
posted by wodow to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: In case this doesn't already exist, I have emailed the idea as a suggestion to Ohloh.
posted by wodow at 2:10 PM on July 29, 2008

There's always VersionTracker.
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb at 2:12 PM on July 29, 2008

Freshmeat works for many projects.
posted by unixrat at 2:13 PM on July 29, 2008

Source Forge?
posted by jeffamaphone at 4:00 PM on July 29, 2008

Response by poster: Thank you for the suggestions!

With respect to Freshmeat and SourceForge, the tool I have in mind could aggregate their data, I suppose. SourceForge only hosts some projects, and Freshmeat doesn't have everything.
posted by wodow at 7:13 AM on July 30, 2008

Trac is probably what you're looking for.
posted by Citrus at 8:21 AM on July 30, 2008

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