The AST package includes KornShell, nmake, and Unix programming libraries such as vmalloc and sfio. The software was created over more than 15 years in the Advanced Software Technology dept. of AT&T Labs Research (formerly in Bell Labs, Murray Hill). It is aimed at supporting the creation and maintenance of scalable, efficient software under Unix. The AST environment was also ported to Windows NT in Dave Korn's UWIN system.
ASPseek is an Internet search engine, written in C++ using the STL library. It consists of an indexing robot, a search daemon, and a search frontend (CGI or Apache module). It can index as many as a few million URLs and search for words and phrases, use wildcards, and do a Boolean search. Search results can be limited to time period given, site, or Web space (set of sites) and sorted by relevance (PageRanks are used) or date. It is optimized for multiple sites (threaded index, async DNS lookups, grouping results by site, and Web spaces), but can be used for searching one site as well. It can work with multiple languages/encodings at once (including multi-byte encodings such as Chinese) due to optional Unicode storage mode. Other features include stopwords and ispell support, a charset and language guesser, HTML templates for search results, excerpts, and query words highlighting.
ASPLinux is an RPM-based general purpose Linux distribution. It features an intuitive GUI install with integrated partition resizer (supported types are ext2fs, fat16, fat32, and ntfs) and comprehensive packages set. The distribution provides full compatibility with RedHat 7.0 RPMs, and it is available in English, Russian, Korean, and Chinese languages.
GNU Aspell is a spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell. It can either be used as a library or as an independent spell checker. Its main feature is that it does a superior job of suggesting possible replacements for a misspelled word than just about any other spell checker out there for the English language. Unlike Ispell, Aspell can also easily check documents in UTF-8 without having to use a special dictionary. Aspell will also do its best to respect the current locale setting. Other advantages over Ispell include support for using multiple dictionaries at once and intelligently handling personal dictionaries when more than one Aspell process is open at once.
asNews is a simple news retrieving and parsing program which gets the news from the net and shows it in your desktop. It's currently able to fetch the news from Freshmeat, LinuxToday, Slashdot, Segfault, KDE, LinuxApps, BBC, CentralEurope, 7AM, LinuxDev, GeekNews, IceWalkers, AppWatch, Hotwired and Mozilla. It also has two GTK-based X11 interfaces: a very simple one used for easy integration with your Window Manager and a complete, comfortable GUI.
asmutils is a set of miscellaneous utilities written in assembly language, targeted on embedded systems and small distributions (e.g. installation or rescue disks). It also contains a small libc and a crypto library. It is optimized for size, memory usage, and speed, and offers fairly good functionality. The project supports Linux and the BSD family. Unixware, Solaris, and AtheOS support is in beta stage. This package also aims to provide a portable development framework, and to encourage assembly programmers to write for Linux/Unix.