Releaser is a set of scripts to automate and manage the tasks related to software package releases. It is designed to be modular and to make it easy to both select a particular set of actions associated with releases of a particular project (such as changelog generation, uploading of tarballs, posting announcements to mailing lists), and create new actions that integrate seamlessly into the process. Its status is still somewhat experimental, but the most basic functionality is there.
Multi-thread Simulation is a PHP class that can emulate the execution of program threads using separate HTTP requests to the same script. It establishes an HTTP connection to the same Web server to execute the same PHP script. It sends a request that passes the name a function to execute and an argument to be passed to that function. The requested script executes some code that detects the thread execution request and calls the specified function. When the thread request script ends, the return values of the called function are returned as a serialized string.
freshmeat Project Query Class queries freshmeat.net and retrieves information on projects with records there. It features retrieval of project information from records provided by freshmeat in XML, parsing of project XML records to extract all the relevant data, and caching of retrieved project information in disk files for at least the next day to avoid retrieving the same data again before it could have been updated.
Surfraw (Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the Web) provides a Unix command line interface to a variety of popular Web search engines and sites, including Google, Altavista, Wikipedia, Babelfish, Ebay, Wayback, Research Index, Yahoo!, Slashdot, freshmeat, CPAN, dictionaries, weather, currency conversion, and many others.