The goal for A-A-P is to make it easy to locate, download, and install software. Additionally, it supports making changes to a program and managing different versions that exist in the world, making it useful both for users and for developers. It uses a recipe that is similar to a Makefile, but with many enhancements, such as integrated Python script support, support for Internet access, and version control. An IDE will be provided that integrates your favorite editor, debugger, and other tools.
Access Control Designer is a universal modular tool for visually designing access control policies. The user of this system depicts requirements for the designed security policy in a graphical notation based on a generally accepted security model. The tool will then generate a configuration of security mechanisms, which will be used for the implementation of the security policy. Modularity of the tool will allow users to design security policies for a lot of various environments - systems needed to have access controlled. A pluggable module API allows third-party programmers to provide ACD modules for systems and so allow users to use ACD for designing access control policies for the systems.
Ailurus is an application which tells its users about tricks for enhancing their use of Ubuntu Linux. It puts tricks in tool-tip text and a "Tip of the day" window. It also displays information about the system's BIOS, motherboard, CPU, and battery. It has an interface for changing some GNOME settings. It can install and remove some applications which are not provided in the official Ubuntu apt repository. It can detect the speed of apt mirrors and find the fastest one. It can enable and disable some third party repositories.
AntInstaller is a flexible front end for deploying applications using Ant build files as the engine. It provides a Swing GUI and a command line alternative for situations (such as server deployment) when X is not available. The installer is designed by creating an XML config file that describes the various pages of the installer and the input required from the user. The input is validated and can be dates, directories, options selected from a list, or other structured input. Once the properties are selected, AntInstaller runs and calls the selected targets. Primarily, it is designed for installing Java apps in a user-friendly way, but can be used for anything that requires structured input for Ant scripts.
AnyConfig allows you to load a program's configuration from any imaginable source. It supports using a MySQL table, using text file, and (if applicable) the registry. Entire configurations can be converted to and from a single string. Support for fall-back and fail-over configurations is included, as are utility programs.
Apollo is an open-source developer test skeleton toolkit for Java Web Start/JNLP. It lets you turbo-charge Web Start apps without Web Start to speed up your compile/run/test/debug/goof-off cycle, avoiding the hassle of stuffing, signing, uploading, or downloading your jars every time you rearrange a comma in your source code.
Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducible, and verifiable description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks. It is based on an operational model in which the specification can be used to validate and optionally change the state of clients, but in a feature unique to bcfg2 the client's response to the specification can also be used to assess the completeness of the specification. Using this feature, bcfg2 provides an objective measure of how good a job an administrator has done in specifying the configuration of client systems. Bcfg2 is therefore built to help administrators construct an accurate, comprehensive specification. Bcfg2 has been designed from the ground up to support gentle reconciliation between the specification and current client states. It is designed to gracefully cope with manual system modifications. Bcfg2 can also enable the construction of complex change management and deployment strategies.
The CPAN shell (and module) automates or at least simplifies the building and installation of Perl modules and extensions. It includes some primitive searching capabilities and knows how to use Net::FTP, LWP, and certain external download clients to fetch distributions from the Internet. Then it automatically tests and installs them and their dependencies.
CPAN+changelog.pl is a wrapper script for the CPAN Perl module. It adds ChangeLog and BuildLog functionality. A ChangeLog allows an administrator to better decide if and when a module from CPAN should be upgraded. A BuildLog helps answer questions like, "When was module Foo installed?" or, "Were there any warnings when compiling Bar?"