Hackatoberfest, hackathons and open source contributions. It’s been a busy month with so many pull requests from the community to all kinds of projects. So much so, in fact, that we had to spend hours going through all the submissions for this blog post. We almost didn’t get it out before the end of October. However, we’re here with our top staff picks for projects that have released a major release. Read about the projects and their revolutionary changes and maybe contribute in the last few Days of Haktoberfest.

Home Assistant OS 9.0

One of my favorite open source projects is Home assistant. It allows you to control every smart device in your home. As a tech enthusiast, you can imagine how many WiFi products I have in my home! The new Home assistant The OS is here, version 9. It comes with the latest version of Linux and includes faster boot times, USB support, updated firmware, improved Bluetooth/WiFi support and much more. Read all the detailed changes in the notes to the edition.

Home Assistant can be used to configure and trigger almost anything!

Appwrite 1.0

I will mention Hacktoberfest several times throughout this post and Appwrite is another reason. They sponsored Hacktoberfest last year and this year and have now released their version 1.0 🥳. Appwrite is a secure backend server for web, mobile and Flutter developers. It is an alternative to Firebase and comes with very beautiful colors and aestheticsjust ask the developers who received personalized SWAG at the last Hacktoberfest! Congratulations to the team for shipping the first major release. If you want to contribute to their Hacktoberfest projects, check out theirs good-first-problems.

Git Story 1.0

Ever wanted to look back at your GitHub repository as it once was? Well, now you can. Git History is a time travel machine that shows you a snapshot of your project from a while ago. It’s powered by the GitHub API and has an interactive calendar to choose from. You can scan commits and explore what the project once looked like. It’s like Back to the Future, except you can only view a project, not change the timeline! Congratulations for Git History when sending the first major version 🥳.

RxDB 13.0

We introduced RxDB in Release Radar before and are now back with version 13. Short for Reactive Database, RxDB is the first offline NoSQL database for JavaScript applications, including websites, electron, Node.js and progressive web applications. The new version brings faster replication protocol, new storage implementation, websocket replication plugin and many more changes. See all updates at notes to the edition.


Short for Medical Open Network for AI, MONAI is a Py-Torch based deep learning framework specific to the healthcare imaging industry. Academics, professionals, and clinical researchers use this state-of-the-art workflow for preprocessing, evaluation metrics, and more. All this contributes to a faster and more accurate diagnosis. Congratulations to the team for shipping the first edition of the MONAI🥳.

Chips n Salsa 6.0

You can never have enough libraries! Chips and Salsa is a Java library of adaptive, hybrid, iterative, parallel, stochastic, and self-adaptive local search algorithms. There are general algorithms, evolutionary algorithms, local search algorithms, and more algorithms! The latest version includes additional support for evolving solutions to problems whose solutions are represented by permutations. And if you didn’t know, Chips and Salsa it’s actually an acronym.

Lazy Trivy 1.0

Tired of running Trivy and having to remember all the command prompts? Lazy Trivy is a wrapper for Trivy that runs in a Docker container and displays the results in the terminal UI. Clean! Who said software development is all about memorizing vague arguments? Congratulations on submitting your first major release 🥳.

Spaceship Prompt 4.0

One of the most popular terminal prompts is Spaceship prompt. This is a modular, customizable Zsh prompt. It’s minimalistic and powerful, and now it’s faster than ever. The latest version brings a host of changes, including a new CLI, asynchronous rendering, and more. Read all changes on A blog about spaceships.

Wai 2.0

Want to write desktop apps with Go and web technologies? good sobs is your answer. It’s a lightweight, fast app to quickly develop your apps. Version 2.0 brings the app’s own menu and dialogs, execution API, and more. There is also support for the popular Apple M1 chips. If you want to check out all the extensive changes, read on Wails blog.

Application 1.0

Node.js is another popular framework and Application is here to help. It’s a Node.js application development tool that helps you build production-ready applications without spending a lot of time on repetitive code. You can continuously sync your code between GitHub and Application, so you’re always up to date. Congratulations to the team for shipping the first major release 🥳.

Release Radar September

Well, that’s it for this month’s selected best releases. Congratulations to everyone who submitted a new version, whether it was version 1.0 or version 9.0. There are so many amazing contributions from the community. Don’t forget to join in the last few days on Hacktoberfest. If you’re starting out, take a look Open Source: The Right Way who have just released their 3rd edition. Goes through things to consider when contributing to open source.

Celebrating Open Source

There were so many amazing community wins during Hacktoberfest and this year, and we want to continue to celebrate your work. If you want to join in the festivities, GitHub Universe 2022 has an entire thread dedicated to the community. Grab your ticket and join us in person or online. And don’t forget, if you’re passionate about open source and gaming, check out the GitHub Game Off starting in just a few days.

If you missed our last Release Radar, read about the amazing community projects from August. We love to feature projects submitted by the community. If you’re working on an open source project and will be shipping a major release soon, we’d love to hear from you. Check out our new ones Free up Radar storageand submit your project to be included in the GitHub Release Radar.

Release Radar · September 2022 Edition