T.E.A.R. (pronounced Tair) is a console-based frontend for common MP3/OGG creation tools which automates all of the settings involved in ripping and encoding a CD. TEAR uses the CDDB database at freedb.org to name, organize, and add ID3 tags to each encoded file. It can use either cdparanoia or cdda2wav to rip .WAV files from the CD and it can use lame, bladeenc, gogo, or OggEnc to encode them. TEAR also supports SMP.
The VideoLAN MiniServer (vlms) is a streaming server that works with the VideoLAN Client. It can read MPEG or MPEG2 streams (from a DVD, a file, or an encoding card) and send them through the network to a remote host or to a broadcast/multicast IP address. It has no scripting support but can easily be integrated into shell scripts.
Momoko is a generic, object-oriented, modular, extensible environment for creating multi-user environments. It is suitable for writing MUDs, servers, and community-based Web sites. It is written in pure Java and supports Java and Python as internal scripting languages. Momoko provides facilities for organizing objects into tree-based hierarchies, orthogonal persistence, a transparent distributed objects system, remote access to source code and user files via WebDAV, a telnet-enabled shell for manipulating the object database, and an integrated build process which can be triggered remotely.
ReadyExec is a client-server system designed to alleviate the problem of high-startup-costing applications, such as those written in Python, which are run repeatedly (e.g., in procmail) and use stdio files, argv, environment variables, and exit codes to interact with their environment. A small 'conduit' program is used to send such process-specific information to the server, and acts as an intermediary while the 'heavy' application code runs in the server, only needing to be loaded once. A server for Python code is available.