The c-tree Plus embedded database engine offers developers several APIs that provide low-level routines, ISAM-level control, and higher-level interfaces. c-tree Plus is distributed in complete C source, has been ported to 100+ environments and includes a robust database Server SDK. It can be used to develop single user and peer-to-peer applications, or the client-side for applications using FairCom's database server, the c-tree Server.
ObjectDB for Java/JDO is a powerful yet compact Java Data Objects (JDO) Object Database (ODBMS), written entirely in Java, and compliant with the Java Data Objects (JDO) standard developed by Sun (JSR12). ObjectDB for Java/JDO is designed to efficiently handle databases of various sizes, ranging from a few KBs to hundreds of GBs. Among its features are small footprint, high performance, rapid development, easy deployment, and flexible architecture (1-Tier, 2-Tier, or N-Tier).
4tH is a Forth compiler with a little difference. Instead of the standard Forth engine it features a conventional compiler. 4tH is a very small compiler that can create bytecode, C-embeddable bytecode, standalone executables, but also works fine as a scripting language. It supports about 95% of the ANS Forth CORE wordset and features conditional compilation, pipes, files, assertions, forward declarations, enumerations, structures, suspended execution, recursion, include files, etc. It comes with an RPN calculator, line editor, preprocessor, compiler, decompiler, C-source generator, a virtual machine, and a multitasking environment.
Open Watcom consists of the famous Watcom C++ and WATFOR compilers -- now open source. Open Watcom is mainly used for developing embedded, DOS, and ncurses software. Open Watcom includes the C/C++/Fortran IDE from Watcom for DOS and a full set of command-line tools for compilation, including the superb Watcom debugger. Open Watcom emits easy-to-understand errors and warnings when things go wrong. Open Watcom generates small statically linked binaries for Linux, Win32, Win16, OS/2, QNX, NetWare, and MS-DOS real and protected mode, among other targets. However, Open Watcom is still only beta-quality on Linux and BSD. The two most serious issues are imperfect C++ template support and an inability to dynamically link with shared libraries built by GCC. Also, Open Watcom is released under the Sybase Open Watcom Public License, which is considered non-free by most Debian Linux developers. NOTE: Open Watcom binaries for Linux are not available anywhere. You must build it yourself. 1.5 has known build issues on Linux; use version 1.4 or the current daily build instead.
getmail is intended as a simple, secure, and reliable replacement for fetchmail. It retrieves email (either all messages, or only unread messages) from one or more POP3, SPDS, or IMAP4 servers (with or without SSL) for one or more email accounts, and reliably delivers into qmail-style Maildirs, mboxrd files, or through external MDAs (command deliveries) specified on a per-account basis. getmail also has excellent support for domain (multidrop) mailboxes, including delivering messages to different users or destinations based on the envelope recipient address.
Allegro is a multi-platform game library for C/C++ developers that provides many functions for graphics, sounds, player input (keyboard, mouse, and joystick), and timers. It also provides fixed and floating point mathematical functions, 3D functions, file management functions, compressed datafile, and a GUI.
Turbo Vision is a C++ library that provides a very nice user interface for console applications. This UNIX port is based on Borland's version 2.0 with fixes. It was made to create RHIDE, a nice IDE for gcc and other GNU compilers. The library supports /dev/vcsa devices for fast access to local consoles, and it uses ncurses to run from telnet and xterm. This port, in contrast to the Sigala's port, doesn't have "100% compatibility with the original library" as goal. Instead, many modifications were made for the sake of security (especially buffer overflows). This port is also available for the original platform (DOS).
PACT is a self-contained set of tools which support developing and using portable programs, particularly scientific and engineering applications. By defining a single, higher level, standard programming interface, it shields application developers from the plethora of different hardware architectures and operating systems and their non-standard features.