Re: Another solution
This is a marvelous idea. I don't want to filter out categories necessarily - one of the great things about freshmeat is it lets me get a feel for what people are working on - world-wide brainstorming if you will. I often don't know I'm looking for a piece of software. The 'people who watch this project also watch...' links would be especially valuable. Audio Galaxy has a similar idea in that they suggest related artists. It's a nice way to explore the database.
Reviews are nice too. Can you add a section to the reviews shoing what version of the software package was reviewed, and what version is current (and a link to the changelog?)
Freshmeat is great, but the original author is correct - it takes too much time to keep up with it.