The GNU Autoconf Archive is a collection of more than 450 macros for GNU Autoconf. They can be re-used without imposing any restrictions on the licensing of the generated configure script. In particular, it is possible to use them in configure scripts that are meant for non-free software.
serverizor allows you to take a normal command- based program, and run it as a tcp server in the background. This means that you can start up such programs once, and then connect to them with a command-line client, and run commands, disconnect, connect again from some other machine, etc. So, you can use it to boot up a large program such as emacs or lisp (in interpretor mode, not in editor/windowing mode) in the background, and then whenever you want to run emacs/lispy scripts, you could just run a serverizor client with a few commands. Therefore, the client and the server are the same program.
Buildpkg is a package build system. It gives you the opportunity to create package system (rpm, dpkg, etc.) independent descriptions (.def) which can be used to create binary packages on every system. It can be also used to track installations and create packages of the installed files. If you want more safety, you can use the 'jail' feature. In this mode a chroot-ed environment will be created from the (configurable) list of programs and the installation will be done here. Besides Linux, Solaris/SunOS, and FreeBSD packages are also supported.
Anthill is a tool that ensures a controlled build process and promotes the sharing of knowledge within an organization. Anthill performs a checkout from the source repository of the latest version of a project before every build and tags the repository with a unique build number after every build. It supports many reposistory adapters including: CVS (Concurrent Versions System), Visual Source Safe, Perforce, PVCS, StarTeam, MKSIntegrity, and FileSystem. Anthill also automatically updates a project intranet site with artifacts from the latest build. Anthill is an extension to the Apache-Ant project and is compatible with version 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5 of Ant.
The Styler Ant Task makes useful combinations of XSLT and other transformations easy to specify in an Ant build file. Styler can handle multiple transformations, in parallel or pipelined, split or merge files, process non-XML files such as HTML (based on JTidy), apply non-XSLT transformation, such as "regular fragmentations" and use any custom XMLReader or XMLFilter class to handle new file formats and transformation techniques.
SCons is a software construction tool (build tool substitute for Make) implemented in Python. It features a modular build engine that can be embedded in other software. SCons configuration files are Python scripts that call the build engine API. It can scan files to detect dependencies automatically and maintain a global view of all dependencies in a build tree, and uses MD5 signatures to detect changed file contents reliably. Timestamps can be used if you prefer. SCons also supports parallel builds and is easily extensible through user-defined builder and scanner objects.
fd2python creates a python interface to the Xforms graphics library. It uses SWIG 1.3 to construct the interface specification. It can output template main code, template callback code, and a template makefile. Additionally, it can be invoked seamlessly when running 'fdesign -python'.
miniIDE helps you run make, or similar build tools, and locates errors in source files that are reported by the compilers in an editor of your choice. Its design goal is a seamless and easy edit-build-debug cycle. Support for more editors can easily be added by editing a shell script.