FBAC-LSM is a security mechanism for Linux which retricts applications based on the features they provide, such as "Web Browser" or "Image Editor". By restricting the actions of applications, the damage which can be caused by malware or software vulnerabilities can be significantly reduced. Reusable policy abstractions, known as functionalities, can be used to grant the authority to perform high level features (for example using the Web_Browser functionality) or lower level features (such as using the HTTP_Client functionality) or to grant privileges to access any specified resources. Functionalities are parameterized, which allows them to be adapted to the needs of specific applications. Functionalities are also hierarchical; that is, functionalities can contain other functionalities.
Livespaces is an operating system for building advanced meeting spaces. It provides a distributed software infrastructure built on the Elvin messaging service (the Livespace Bus) for coordinating software and devices across any number of computers in a meeting space, and user-facing applications for controlling a smart meeting room and collaborating with other participants. It also supports federation with remote Livespaces to facilitate collaboration between distributed teams.
Secluded Notes is a simple text editor that keeps each document as a part of its own executable. That part is called an "attachment", and the program encrypts/decrypts it on the fly with an AES 128-bit cipher. As long as you close the application, it automatically updates itself for the next run.
The NetCDF package consists of a few tools to operate on NetCDF and, by utilizing the compatibility API, HDF4 files. The tools are intended to be used from shell scripts. They include a couple of simple shell wrappers over the respective NetCDF functions (ncattget and ncattput) and a more sophisticated ncget tool. The ncget tool delivers (for NetCDF) or complements (for HDF4) the functionality of the "hdp dumpsds" command. It allows a selected part of a NetCDF variable or an HDF4 scientific data set (SDS) to be extracted in either an ASCII or binary form, applying the transformation specified by the scale_factor and add_offset attributes. This tool allows one to feed the data of NetCDF variables (or HDF4 SDS) to other tools designed to operate on either ASCII (text) or raw (binary) data.
syslog-notify, a utilty for modern Linux (and other Unix-like) desktops, provides a pop-up display for messages that would otherwise be written unnoticed to the system logs. The choice of messages to display (from all messages to only the most critical) is completely configurable through the standard syslog configuration files. Popups are handled via the freedesktop.org notification standard, and thus are fully integrated with the desktop environment.
rfc868server is a time/date server for rfc868 clients such as rdate. Normally, this service is provided by other packages such as xinetd. On some newer systems, xinetd is not used, so this can be used instead. The server implements only the TCP/IP protocol, not the UDP one. The package contains server source, rc control scripts, and a man page.