BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU fileutils, shellutils, etc. The utilities in BusyBox generally have fewer options than their full-featured GNU cousins; however, the options that are included provide the expected functionality and behave very much like their GNU counterparts. BusyBox provides a fairly complete POSIX environment for any small or embedded system.
emlog is a Linux kernel module that makes it easy to access the most recent (and only the most recent) output from a process. It works just like "tail -f" on a log file, except that the storage required never grows. This can be useful in embedded systems where there isn't enough memory or disk space for keeping complete log files, but the most recent debugging messages are sometimes needed.
DirectFB is a thin library that provides developers with hardware graphics acceleration, input device handling and abstraction, an integrated windowing system with support for translucent windows and multiple display layers on top of the Linux framebuffer device. It is a complete hardware abstraction layer with software fallbacks for every graphics operation that is not supported by the underlying hardware.
Onyx is a powerful stack-based, multi-threaded, interpreted, general purpose programming language similar to PostScript and Forth. It can be embedded as an extension language into other applications, and was designed to have a small memory footprint. It is among the smallest embeddable interpreters available.
uClibc (µClibc) is a C library for developing embedded Linux systems. It is much smaller then the GNU C Library, but nearly all applications supported by glibc also work perfectly with uClibc. Porting applications from glibc to uClibc typically involves just recompiling the source code. uClibc even supports shared libraries and threading. It currently runs on standard Linux and MMU-less Linux (also known as µClinux) systems with support for ARM, i386, h8300, m68k, MIPS, mipsel, PowerPC, SH, SPARC, and v850 processors.
PicoGUI aims to be a complete GUI environment for handheld computers and other embedded systems. It uses a client/server model, like the X window system, but while an X server is given raw drawing commands, the PicoGUI server integrates a widget set, making PicoGUI clients small and efficient. PicoGUI also has the goal of allowing client/server connections over a variety of mechanisms. It is most commonly used with Linux, but is designed to be portable to any OS. PicoGUI has a variety of video and input drivers which allow it to interface with the Linux framebuffer device, SDL, the X window system, and several other devices.
Do178Builder is a documentation tool used throughout the software/hardware development effort, helping to produce the DO-178B/254 documentation much less painfully. A major obstacle to creating airborne products, for smaller developers, is the necessity to qualify the software per RTCA/DO-178B, or hardware per RTCA/DO-254. Without this qualification, airborne products cannot be deployed.
GTK+-DirectFB is a backend for GDK, the drawing kit used by GTK+. Since DirectFB provides drawing functions, a windowing stack, and manages input devices, this is a lightweight GDK port. GTK+-DirectFB is based on GTK+-2.0 and implements the drawing functionality encapsulated in GDK. It allows you to run standard GTK+-2.0 applications on the Linux framebuffer. Due to the use of DirectFB, graphic operations are hardware accelerated if a suitable DirectFB gfx driver is available. Since DirectFB is a very thin library, the memory footprint of GTK+-DirectFB is relatively small.