EvoChess is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the evolution of chess playing programs. You can participate by running qoopy, an environment for distributed computing as done by EvoChess. The users can start their own evolution to develop a variety of chess programs. The better ones will survive and produce offspring, who inherit their successful behavior encoded in their genotype. To run it, Java 1.3 must be installed.
Smurf is a GTK-based SoundFont editor. SoundFont files are a collection of audio samples and other data that describe instruments for the purpose of composing music. SoundFont files do not describe the music itself, but rather the sounds of the instruments. These instruments can be composed of any digitally recordable or generated sound. This format provides a portable and flexible sound synthesis environment that can be supported in hardware or software. Note that Swami is the successor to Smurf and is an entire object-oriented rewrite of it.
The Generic Software Wrappers Toolkit allows you to wrap closed-source applications to constrain or transform their behavior. Wrappers are written that intercept system calls and other system events, and allow you to deny, transform, log, or augment the system events. They are written in a custom language that abstracts away many of the gritty issues, allowing the wrapper author to concentrate on policy. Sample wrappers include dbfencrypt, which provides transparent access to "encrypted" files; controlledx, which limits the programs a process can execute; and id-seq, a trainable sequence-based intrusion detection wrapper.
vines draws vines (wandering plants made up mostly of stems and leaves) on your X11 or SunView screen. By default it draws in black and white, but color options (spring and fall) are provided. The vines can grow across the top of your screen and down the side, down from the top of your screen until they reach the bottom, or start from the center and wander all over the screen forever.
w4ais is a gateway between a forms-capable Web browser and an indexing/search program, based on the old EIT wwwwais program. This new version is tested completely with swish 1.2 and above, and should still work with freeWAIS. This version allows easy and thorough customization of the search page look and feel, and includes help and various utilities to install and configure multiple interfaces for various users or sites on a single system.
SWISH stands for Simple Web Indexing System for Humans. With it you can index directories of files and search the generated indexes. Based on EIT's swish, this is a cleaner-compiling, enhanced version with better docs, better installation and configuration tools, more sample configurations, and a Web page to help manage index rebuilding. SWISH is used with w4ais as a Web-based front end.