Active Record connects business objects and database tables to create a persistable domain model where logic and data is presented in one wrapping. It’s an implementation of the object-relational mapping (ORM) pattern in which an object that wraps a row in a database table or view, encapsulates the database access, and adds domain logic on that data.
BuDDy was created as part of a PhD project on model checking of finite state machines by Jørn Lind-Nielsen. The package has evolved from a simple introduction to Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) to a full blown BDD package with all the standard BDD operations, reordering, a C++ interface, and a wealth of documentation.
Babel is an IDL-based language interoperability tool specific to engineering and scientific applications. It allows Fortran 77, Fortran 90, C, C++, Java, and Python to call each other in a single address space for maximum performance. Babel won a 2006 R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine.
The BitNami DjangoStack is an all-in-one installer that greatly simplifies the installation of Django and its runtime dependencies. It includes ready-to-run versions of Python, Django, MySQL, and Apache. It supports Linux, Windows, and OS X, so you can share the same Django environment on multiple platforms.
CUPS is a standards-based printing system for Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems. It provides the System V and Berkeley command line interfaces, and uses the Internet Printing Protocol ("IPP") as the basis for managing print jobs and queues. The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Server Message Block (SMB), and AppSocket (a.k.a. JetDirect) protocols are also supported with reduced functionality. CUPS adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description ("PPD") based printing options to support real world printing.