The HCS Open Source Project is a stand-alone home automation control system which consists of hardware (main controllers and remote networked controllers) and software to monitor and control various devices around your house. The current plans support using wired and wireless X10 modules, as well as analog, digital, and voice input and output. Once the HCS is programmed, the use of a PC is not required.
The LIRC Client Daemon is a per-user daemon that sits between the LIRC daemon (from the Linux InfraRed Control project) and any other programs that use LIRC. It ships with a replacement library for LIRC's liblirc_client, which connects to lirccd instead of lircd. This primarily helps solve the synchronization present in the standard liblirc_client, and also empowers the user with a much more flexible configuration file format.