Netscape Security Wrapper manages the loading of NPAPI (Netscape Plugin API) plugins and applies simple policy decisions. The intention is to allow administrators to deploy deprecated, unreliable, or unsafe third party plugins while minimizing the security exposure. Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, and other NPAPI-compatible browsers are supported on OS X and Linux. Use cases include: restricting plugins to certain domains, restricting the use of deprecated plugins to known outliers, allowing internal corporate workflows which use insecure or deprecated plugins without exposing the plugin to the hostile Internet, and allowing multiple outdated plugin versions (e.g., Java) to co-exist for use in whitelisted, trusted enterprise tools.
Safelock is a file-based locking primitive that provides mutual exclusion between unrelated processes and threads. It offers advantages over POSIX and BSD file locks such as: compatibility with multi-threaded applications, support for lock attempt timeouts, detection of crashed lock holders, and detailed lock status (PID, lock age, custom data).
GSport is an Apple IIgs emulator based on Kent Dickey's excellent KEGS emulator. It features updated support for the Uthernet Ethernet board, as well as virtual printer support. Code from several KEGS variants over the years was merged together to form this codebase. GSport's name comes from the merging of "GS" (as in the Apple IIgs) and portability - in the programming sense - since it can be built and run on many different computer platforms.
LDPC-codes is a collection of programs and modules intended to support research and education concerning Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes. The decoding algorithm for LDPC codes is related to that used for Turbo codes, and to probabilistic inference methods used in other fields. Variations on LDPC and Turbo codes are currently the best practical codes known, in terms of their ability to transmit data at rates approaching channel capacity with very low error probability.
Xfce Embed Plugin enables the embedding of arbitrary application windows into the Xfce panel. The window is resized into the panel space available, and the associated program can be automatically launched if it is not open. Example uses include embedding an instant messaging buddy list, a mail client's new mail ticker, a simple media application, or a fancy clock or timer. Combining with Xfce's ability to auto-hide panels can make this very convenient.