btier is a Linux kernel module that creates an auto tiering block device. It can be used to aggregate various types of storage into a virtual block device. btier will automatically optimize data placement on the underlying devices according to a policy that can be set. The size of a btier device is equal to the combined size of all block devices that were assigned to it. Only a small amount of space is used to store the metadata of the device. A btier device can contain up to 16 physical devices or files. Next to the built-in data migration engine, btier also provides an user space API the allows user to write custom data migration engines. Python, C, and bash example code is included. btier can use raw devices or (sparse) files (even hard mounted NFS) as part of the tiering device. The last tier can therefore reside on a deduplicating or compressing filesystem when needed. The devices that are used with btier should be redundant, since a btier device will lose all data when one of the underlying devices is lost. The performance of btier is determined by the devices that are used for the first tier. It is known to scale up to 130k IOPS with a RAID1 that consisted of modern PCIe SSD's. btier has support for SSD trim / discard, and can be configured in writeback or writethrough mode.
PC-BASIC is an interpreter for GW-BASIC files. It can run and convert between ASCII, bytecode, and "protected" (encrypted) .BAS files. It implements floating-point arithmetic in the Microsoft Binary Format (MBF) and can therefore read and write binary data files created by GW-BASIC.
FLOM is a distributed lock manager that can be used to avoid shell tricks and safely execute different tasks that cannot run at the same time. It manages process serialization in the same way nice manages process prioritization. It implements the same lock mode semantic proposed by VMS DLM to allow non-trivial command serialization use cases. The goal is to "just work"; everything implemented must be useful and easy to use (configuration is reduced to a bare minimum). It works inside a single system or in a network of IP connected systems.
MW is a low footprint embedded UI framework core intended for use on very limited systems. It embeds the JPEG, Freetype, and Cairo libraries, so it only depends on X. It should be fairly portable, as the only thing you need is to create a window on every platform and manage the events.
tblutils is a collection of several utilities for working with tabular text files: data written in plain text, with one row per line and columns separated by a common character (usually TAB or semicolon). It complements the usual Unix tools like cut and paste by providing enhanced versions that support column labels through-out, so that you can extract columns by name (tblcut), filter data using a mathematical expression (tblfilter), re-order columns without caring about the column index (tblcsort), join multiple files on a common index without having to pre-sort them (tblmerge), and much more.
Salsa is a Web application for authoring higher education syllabi called SALSAs (Styled & Accessible Learning Service Agreements). SALSAs promote learner-centric and accessible formatting, well-defined learning outcomes/objectives, and inclusion of required policies: accommodations for students with disabilities, academic honesty, course evaluations, etc. Salsa generates a unique and random hyperlink for you. Use the hyperlink to return and edit your SALSA, or publish your SALSA to generate a new hyperlink to a "read-only" copy of your SALSA in PDF or HTML format. No email address or signup is required.