INDI is an instrument-neutral distributed interface control protocol that aims to provide backend driver support and automation for a wide range of astronomical devices (telescopes, focusers, CCDs, etc.). Current supported devices include many telescopes, CCDs, filter wheels, focusers, and video cams. INDI is used in popular astronomy suites like Xephem, KStars, DCD, and Cartes Du Ciel.
Qore PostgreSQL Module is a DBI driver module for the Qore programming language to communicate with PostgreSQL databases. The PostgreSQL driver transparently handles client and server character encodings, supports multi-threading, transaction management, stored procedure execution, and more.
Mercury is a new logic/functional programming language, which combines the clarity and expressiveness of declarative programming with advanced static analysis and error detection features. Its highly optimized execution algorithm delivers efficiency far in excess of existing logic programming systems, and close to conventional programming systems. Mercury addresses the problems of large-scale program development, allowing modularity, separate compilation, and numerous optimization/time trade-offs.
SableCC is a parser generator that generates fully featured object-oriented frameworks for building compilers, interpreters, and other text parsers. In particular, generated frameworks include intuitive strictly-typed abstract syntax trees and tree walkers. SableCC also keeps a clean separation between machine-generated code and user-written code, which leads to a shorter development cycle.
Trad4 is a fully concurrent, thread safe, graph based programming language that scales linearly on multiple cores. It is initially intended for deployment in the financial industry to model real-time risk. Trad4 is proposed as an alternative to the Von Neumann model of computer architecture. It is a new way of arranging programs in memory and a new style of flow-of-control.
fakechroot provides a fake chroot environment to programs. A fake chroot allows you to run programs which require root privileges on an unprivileged user account. For example, you can create a Debian bootstrap or a development environment and build packages inside a chroot'ed system using a standard non-root user account. You can then use the apt-get command to install other packages without root privileges.
TAP4Pascal is an easy-to-use but powerful unit testing suite for Pascal (FreePascal, Turbo Pascal, et al.), conforming to the Test-Anything Protocol (TAP) specification, originally developed for testing Perl, and lightweight enough to work on any platform since it is entirely text-based. It comes with its own test harness for running and summarizing the results of multiple test sets. It aims to be straightforward and to make test building easy and quick for developers, and to help software work better for everyone.