ALTSE is an alternative search engine technology. It can index up to a couple million Web pages. Altse does not aim to replace existing search engine technologies such as Google, Yahoo, and so on. Instead, it aims to provide an affordable alternative to index Web pages for small size businesses and organizations.
WWW::PkgFind watches Web sites, FTP sites, GIT repositories, etc. for new code releases, and downloads them. In other words, it's like a Web spider tuned for downloading software packages and patches. It is also able to generate a queue of incoming packages, to allow subsequent processing (such as running tests on them).
smupcheck, which stands for Smart Update Checker, checks Web sites for updates automatically, even if they don't offer an RSS feed. It is a very basic tool, and does not offer advanced features such as checking password-protected Web sites, highlighting changes, or filtering results.