proconfig is a Linux kernel patch which lists the running kernel's compilation options in /proc/config. This makes kernel image administration easy if you compile a lot of kernels or admin a lot of machines. The code is compiled as a kernel module by default. The patch integrates with the kernel Makefiles, so it shows up conveniently under make menuconfig and friends.
RACE (Remote Administration in distributed Computing Environments) is a library framework (and will be a set of applications) to aid the system administrator in deploying software and configuration updates to a large number of client computers. The administrator can easily treat intercommunities and respect differences between the individual computers. RACE uses RPM for package management, but it is designed to be easily extended for other package managers.