Stem Desktop is a minimalistic Debian desktop for low-end hardware with limited memory (166Mhz / less than 64M). The goal is to find programs that have the smallest possible memory footprint. After installing *.deb packages on top of clean Debian, the desktop is ready to accept graphical logins.
GiftWrap helps you in creating Ubuntu .deb packages by guiding you through the process with minimal fuss and maximum automation. It also aims to help you in creating high-quality packages by helping you fill in as much of the package meta-information as possible, either by automatically detecting or explaining the options in an easy to understand manner. The interface aims to be clean and easy to understand (HIG 2.2 compliant) and development-friendly with well-documented code (to be done in the near future) and a roadmap.
Package Converter is an alien frontend . Alien is a program that converts between Red Hat RPM, Debian deb, Stampede slp, Slackware tgz, and Solaris pkg file formats. If you want to use a package from another Linux distribution than the one you have installed on your system, you can use alien to convert it to your preferred package format and install it. It also supports LSB packages.