The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is composed of several parts. The first is a fully modularized sound driver which supports module autoloading, devfs, isapnp autoconfiguration, and gives complete access to analog audio, digital audio, control, mixer, synthesizer, DSP, MIDI, and timer components of audio hardware. It also includes a fully-featured kernel-level sequencer, a full compatibility layer for OSS/Free applications, an object-oriented C library which covers and enhances the ALSA kernel driver functionality for applications (client/server, plugins, PCM sharing/multiplexing, PCM metering, etc.), an interactive configuration program for the driver, and some simple utilities for basic management.
OpenNMS is the first enterprise-grade network management platform developed using the open source model. The three main functional areas of OpenNMS are service polling, which monitors services on the network and reports on their "service level"; data collection from the remote systems via SNMP in order to measure the performance of the network; and a system for event management and notifications.
The PCI Utilities package contains various utilities dealing with the PCI bus, and also a library for portable access to PCI configuration registers. It includes `lspci' for listing all PCI devices (very useful for debugging of both kernel and device drivers) and `setpci' for manual configuration of PCI devices.
k118 is a commandline utility for driving the MAX-186/74LS373-based eight channel analog sampler sold as Kit 118 by Kitsrus. It supports four digital outputs and logging of the analog and digital inputs to a file with variable rates. It may be useful for electronics enthusiasts contemplating their own user mode parallel port driving programs.
The Jogdial Patch integrates the jogdial package for Sony Vaio Notebooks with the Imwheel package. This patch makes it possible to use the jogdial (a kind of mouse wheel which is built into certain Vaio notebooks) in all X applications to scroll up and down or to deliver arbitrary keystrokes to X applications. The patch works well with the picturebook Sony Vaio PCG-C1XD and might work with other notebooks with a jogdial.