Launch4j is a cross-platform tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in Windows native executables. The executable can be configured to search for a certain JRE version or use a bundled one, and it's possible to set runtime options, like the initial/max heap size. The wrapper also provides better user experience through an application icon, a native pre-JRE splash screen, and a Java download page in case the appropriate JRE cannot be found. The increase in size of the application is small.
The xattr command lists, writes (sets), prints (displays), and deletes the extended attributes of file system objects. An extended attribute is a name:data (key:value) pairing arbitrarily associated with a file system object (e.g. file, directory, or symbolic link). The name of an extended attribute may be any null-terminated UTF-8 string. The data associated with it may be either textual or binary. This implementation of the xattr command is designed to be backwards-compatible with the Python script that shipped as /usr/bin/xattr in Mac OS 10.5.0 (Leopard).
The PushButton Engine is a Flash game engine and framework that's designed for a new generation of games. It makes it easy to bring together great existing libraries and components for building Flash games and makes it possible to spend less time on code and more time on building fun games.
GraphicsMagick is a robust collection of tools and libraries which support reading, writing, and manipulating an image in over 90 major formats including popular formats like DPX, DICOM, BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PNG, PNM, SVG, and TIFF. A high-quality 2D renderer is included, which provides a subset of SVG capabilities. C, C++, Perl, Tcl, and Ruby are supported. Originally based on ImageMagick, GraphicsMagick focuses on performance, minimizing bugs, and providing stable APIs and ABIs. It runs on all modern variants of Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X.
JCmdLineProgress is a Java library to assist with progress reporting on the command line. Using simple hooks, a program can send progress messages and status information to the command line. Also, text based "spinners" can be used to provide visual confirmation that a long running but quiet program is still running. A working example is provided.
Vunsy is a very easy content management system and a dynamic Web site designer that entirely removes the need for a Web design program. Its purpose is to enable the user to make a site quickly by using widgets and layouts. It allows you to assign permissions to every piece of content. These permissions can control such things as viewing and deleting the content.
The pylib library features the popular py.test command line tool for rapidly writing and running tests in Python and py.execnet, a new way to do ad-hoc distribution of Python code to remote processes. py.test runs well on Linux, Windows, and OSX using Python 2.4 through to 2.6. It can distribute a single test run to multiple machines. It is used in many projects, ranging from running tens of thousands of tests integrated with buildbot to a few inlined tests on a command line script.
Shannon is a general purpose stream-oriented programming language; it is concise and yet feature rich. Streams, FIFOs, and Unix shell-style pipes are first-class concepts in the language. You can connect functions and FIFOs within your program similar to the way you connect processes with pipes in the Unix shell. These constructs in Shannon, however, are highly efficient as no true multitasking is involved, and at the same time they allow you to write more concise and readable code for chained data processing. State is a special type of function that returns a reference to its own local data and any nested functions it may have. In effect, states implement classes in terms of OOP, and yet classes per se aren't part of the language. A special type of modules marked as "persistent" is an effective replacement for databases and SQL. This allows you to access persistent shared data using native Shannon constructs, eliminating the need for an extra query language. Intuitive and minimalist syntax and semantics are used. Particularly, "minimalist semantics" means less things to remember and more possibilities. Shannon is statically-typed, although it provides dynamic typing facilities as well.