confinedrv creates a new device node /sdx under /dev/mapper which mirrors the given base drive with certain partitions faded out and other partitions limited to read-only or read-write access. It is commonly used to safely boot an existing OS installation with Qemu or any other virtualization software from the same hard disk as the host operating system has been booted from.
Open School Admin (OSA) is a Web-based school administration system primarily focused on ease of use and access to school information. It has been in continuous use and development for the past 7 years. It manages all aspects of school administration: student enrollment, class scheduling, mark reporting, attendance, user accounts, and room booking. Through the use of various plugins, it also manages email announcements (including automated attendance notices), government reporting, dorm room management, Alumni relations, etc. It is a standalone application written using a Perl/MySQL back end. It requires a Web server (Apache/Lighttpd tested) and should run out of the box on any Unix system. While OSA itself is very mature, the installation and setup is still a young and evolving process.
Ramona is an enterprise-grade runtime supervisor that allows software programs to be controlled and monitored during their execution life cycle. It provides supervisor/console functionality with init.d-like start/stop control, continuous integration (e.g. unit/functional/performance test launcher), deployment automation, and other command-line oriented features.
The pbs_python package is a wrapper class for the Torque Batch System C library. With this package, you now can write utilities and extensions in Python instead of C. This package was developed to replace xpbsmon by an ASCII version named pbsmon. PBSQuery is also included in this package. This is a Python module built on top of the pbs Python module to simplify querying the batch server. There are a lot of examples included in the source package.
ssh-forcecommand is a script to safely execute remote commands via ssh. It is especially aimed at automated remote commands (in which ssh keys are not secured via password), where a compromise of the remote system could also compromise the local system. To prevent this, ssh-forcecommand can be invoked through the ssh configuration, which will limit the remote system so that it can only execute a set of statically defined commands. This way, compromising the local system is made much more difficult.
fstransform is a tool to change a file-system from one format to another. For example, it can change from jfs, xfs, or reiser to ext2, ext3, or ext4. It works in-place and without the need for backup. It currently has been tested on Linux only. It uses a sparse file to create the new file-system image, moves all the files of the existing file-system into it, then remaps the sparse file to the original partition.