Finance::Quote is a Perl module which can fetch on-line stock quotes, including those from American, European, Canadian and Australian markets. Information from a number of investment houses is also available. Features include currency lookups and conversions, automatic failover support, and loadable user modules.
Load is a utility for Web application and SOAP-based Web services performance and scalability testing. It features a scripting language and a library of test objects for the creation of intelligent agents that drive the Web application or SOAP-based Web service. Running hundreds of agents concurrently shows how your software performs in production environments. Load is a Java application that runs on Linux, Solaris, NT, Win2000, and Macintosh. While Load continues to be maintained, the next generation is the TestMaker program.
The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop an all-in-one Internet application suite. It contains an Internet browser, email and newsgroup client with an included Web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat, and Web development tools, and is sure to appeal to advanced users, Web developers, and corporate users. It uses much of the Mozilla source code powering such successful siblings as Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino, Sunbird, and Miro.
OpenVRML is a VRML and X3D browser plug-in and C++ toolkit for incorporating VRML/X3D support into applications. It provides VRML97 and Classic VRML X3D parsers, a runtime, and an OpenGL renderer as C++ libraries. The renderer is fully separate from the runtime library so that users can also provide their own renderer. The OpenVRML browser is provided as a D-Bus service, and is embeddable in host applications using XEmbed. The distribution provides both a stand-alone host and a host that runs as a Mozilla plug-in.
SmartSign is a set of modules which allow integration of smartcard technology into an OpenCA based Public Key Infrastructure in order to provide smartcard-based digital signature and local authentication security services. It allows direct signing of e-mail and e-news from within Netscape using smartcards and supports signing of generic files from command line. The package includes a PAM module too, which allows system administrators to integrate smartcard-based authentication for local users. A modified version of the OpenSSH client allows secure authentication to a remote server. A couple of command line tools allow signing and verifying generic files from the shell. Finally, a command line interactive shell supports all operations on the card, and can be used to write scripts that automate particular tasks on the card. Currently only Schlumberger Cyberflex Access 16K is supported.
PerlDAV is a Perl library for modifying content on Web servers using the WebDAV protocol. Now you can LOCK, DELETE, and PUT files, and much more, on a DAV-enabled Web server. The PerlDAV library consists of: HTTP::DAV, an object-oriented Web- DAV client API, dave, the DAV Explorer, an end- user UNIX console program for interacting with WebDAV servers (dave looks and feels like a standard UNIX ftp program).
Luxor is an open-source XML User Interface Language (XUL) toolkit in Java that lets you build UIs using XML and also includes an ultra light-weight, multi-threaded Web server, a portal engine, and a template engine. It is also Web Start-ready, as everything fits in a jar and requires no loose files.
SpeedDemon is an Open Source Java tool to accelerate your Internet downloads. It works by downloading different parts of a file simultaneously and then recombines them to a location you specify. It also allows you to resume disconnected downloads. If you specify mirror links, SpeedDemon will download the file such that the load on the servers are evenly distributed. It has been designed to support different protocols; support for any protocol can be developed by just implementing an Interface, packing it into a JAR file, and then copying the JAR file into a specific directory.