Compressed caching is the introduction of a new level into the virtual memory hierarchy. Specifically, RAM is used to store both an uncompressed cache of pages in their natural encoding, and a compressed cache of pages in some compressed format. By using RAM to store some number of compressed pages, the effective size of RAM is increased, and so the number of page faults that must be serviced by very slow hard disks is decreased. The main goal is to implement this compressed caching in Linux 2.4 (2.5).
GeekOS is a tiny operating system kernel for x86 PCs. Its goal is to be simple enough for beginners to understand and modify, but realistic enough to be interesting and fun. The primary development environment for GeekOS is Linux or Windows using gcc, nasm, and the Bochs PC emulator.
VK Mail has three main components: an email daemon that acts as a proxy to any standard mail server, an email parser, and a Web mailer. All these together allow users to send email by simply typing an email address in a standard graphical Web browser, and allow better anti-spam control for email recipients. The goal of this project is not to develop an anti-spam email filter that simply deletes the junk messages after they are already delivered to the user. Instead, it rejects emails from spammers.
Posadis is a domain name server for Unix and Win32 systems. It can both act as an authoritive and as a caching DNS server, and it supports standard DNS master files, zone transfers, and DNS Notify. Its modular structure allows plug-ins to define new zone types and add new functionality.
Web Calendar is a powerful group calendaring and scheduling system. It is a Web based application that makes it easy to publish and manage calendar events on the internet. It includes an impressive set of features, including an easy to use interface, rich functionality, and sophisticated scheduling. It is a CGI application. It runs under your Web server, so to use it, all you need is a browser. There is no proprietary software that needs to be installed on the client side. Web Calendar runs under Unix and Windows.