Dar is a shell command that makes backup of a directory tree and files. Its features include splitting archives over several files, DVD, CD, ZIP, or floppies, compression, full or differential backups, strong encryption, proper saving and restoration of hard links, extended attributes, file forks, Door inodes, and sparse files, remote backup using pipes and external commands (such as ssh), and rearrangement of the "slices" of an existing archive. It can run commands between slices, before and after saving some defined files or directories (for a proper database backup, for example), and quickly retrieve individual files from differential and full backups. Several external GUIs exist as alternatives to its CLI interface, like kdar, DarGUI, SaraB, etc.
The Lightweight Java Game Library is a native binding for OpenGL and OpenAL written with game developers in mind. It allows the full OpenGL and OpenAL APIs to be exposed without the penalties associated with competing methods, nor the limitations of APIs such as Java3D. Tutorials and demos are available, and Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X are supported.
Webdata Pro creates relational database solutions online, and requires no technical, programming, or SQL knowledge. It runs on any server that has MySQL. While many have mastered the HTML skills necessary to publish a Web page, integrating a database into a Web site remains a daunting task for most non-programmers. Webdata Pro solves this problem. Its Web interface provides the administrator a point-and-click path through building tables, designing search pages/reports/forms, managing records, and defining member accounts. All functions are accessed through a browser with simple, non-technical instructions. It has a built-in shopping cart, and can easily import data from other programs and upload images or documents through the browser. The program has powerful member privileges, allowing the administrator to control each member's access to the data. Calculation fields such as SUM, AVG, COUNT, ESCAPE, IF-ELSE, and more are included. Further, the software creates complex JOIN queries automatically. The administrator just selects the fields and Webdata Pro does the rest. It is designed with speed in mind, and is able to search millions of records quickly. Individually customized reports and forms can be generated using any HTML editor.
ExactScan is a versatile document capture application for home offices and workgroups. It is designed from the ground up for high-speed document scanners and can easily handle hundreds of images per minute, including duplex scans. Included functionality reaches from managing, sorting, and editing singles pages to writing multi- as well as single-page PDF files including JPEG compression and TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000, and PNG bitmap files. ExactScan allows performing state of the art image processing including automatic cropping, deskewing, dynamic thresholding for perfect black and white documents, and descreening print rasters.
BaseX is a light-weight, high-performance, and scalable XML database system and XPath/XQuery processor, including full support for the W3C Update and Full Text extensions. An interactive and user-friendly GUI frontend gives you great insight into large XML data instances. It is platform independent and works out of the box.
JarBuilder allows programmers to easily create jar files. It is written in Java, providing a nice Swing GUI. Although it isn't programmed as a classic wizard, Java programmers are able to build their own jar files with JarBuilder in three steps. First, you selected the files you want to include in the jar file, then you load or write your manifest file (JarBuilder can do an automatic search for main classes for you and add the correct statement to the manifest file). Finally, you select the compression level of the jar file, and JarBuilder creates the file for you.
The GNU Gatekeeper is a free H.323 gatekeeper based on the OpenH323 project. You can use it to manage a Voice-over-IP network and let endpoints (e.g., Netmeeting) communicate through symbolic names. It also has an external interface for billing and other applications. It runs on a number of Unix versions (including Linux and Solaris) and Windows.
Real-Time Control Systems Library contains a mix of software found to be useful in the development of real-time control systems at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It includes the Neutral Messaging Language (NML), which is used for simple configurable communications for both Java and C++ applications on a variety of operating systems. It also includes classes for converting between various coordinate systems (collectively called posemath), some XML parsing and generating tools, an .ini file reader, a timer interface, and more.