The GUIShell project is a collection of utilities facilitating the use of the GTK+ toolkit in shell scripts through the gtkshell utility. The ACE configuration environment provides sample scripts utilizing gtkshell for desktop utilities. rootcat provides the ability to display messages to the root window using Xft, allowing one to write status display scripts.
MaKL is a simple and light framework for building multi-platform C/C++ projects, purely based on the Bourne Shell and GNU Make. It is much easier to install and use than other typical building systems, while maintaining the essential functionality. It is ideal for embedded systems due to its cross-compilation, multiplatform toolchaining mechanisms, and minimal external dependencies.