mkat is a set of command line tools for burning and cataloging data CD/DVD/BD and audio CDs. The catalog can later be searched for certain files or an audio CD. Tags can be used to categorize CD/DVD/BDs, e.g. comedy, drama, kids, sports. mkat is configured to use wodim/growisofs and genisoimage to do the real work, but it should be possible to configure it to use arbitrary programs.
deco is a command-line program that, together with the deco-archive package, allows you to extract dozens of popular archive file formats. It has a consistent interface ("deco 1.tar.bz2 2.rar 3.zip 4.flac 5.deb") and consistent behavior (never deleting archives after extraction and extracting relative to the current working directory, just verbosely enough, all unless explicitly requested otherwise). It creates an extraction directory if there is more than one file or directory at the archive top level, and it is able to fix strange permissions.
dvd+rw-tools makes it possible to burn DVD images created by "dvdauthor" or "mkisofs" to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW disks, replacing "cdrecord-proDVD" in many cases. The package contains "growisofs" to burn DVD images or create a data DVD on the fly, "dvd+rw-format" to format a DVD+RW, "dvd+rw-mediainfo" to give details about DVD disks, and some programs to control the write speed and obtain information from DVD-RAM.
smake is a highly portable 'make' program that makes commands up to date based on rules in Makefiles and on the timestamps of the related files. It implements a complete superset of the features of the classical POSIX/Unix make program. It warns about typical misuse of dynamic macros that prevent portability of makefiles. Its automake features allow you to run scripts to automatically create rules for unknown platforms.
Conary is a distributed software management system for Linux distributions. It replaces traditional package management solutions (such as RPM and dpkg) with one designed to enable loose collaboration across the Internet. It enables sets of distributed and loosely connected repositories to define the components which are installed on a Linux system. Rather than having a full distribution come from a single vendor, it allows administrators and developers to branch a distribution, keeping the pieces which fit their environment while grabbing components from other repositories across the Internet.
Unibas is a program (a "fat client" of PostgreSQL) to manage frequently used entity types. Its mission is to create a relational database that is both human- and machine-readable (semantic) to collect data about people, documents (books, songs, movies, etc.), products (CDs, DVDs, etc.), fictional characters, events, places and other entities for personal and collective use. It features complete archive management. You get a document (text, image, music, video) from somewhere (e.g. from the Internet) and tell Unibas to take care of it. Unibas does the rest. Album management: CDs can be lost or destroyed by scratches or heat. Unibas makes it easy to back them up, including most of the metadata (composers, artists, titles, etc.). Organize your knowledge in a tree structure like most modern scientific books, yet extended over the complete human knowledge. Link your knowledge with existing knowledge in the tree and with external documents. Tap the many human-readable sources on the Internet and put their content in an ordered, machine-readable, semantic form. Explain words in a dictionary through well understood language-agnostic notions.