The Helix Ribosome build system is a set of programs written in the Python programming language which provide a common interface to retrieving and building programs from source code stored in a CVS repository. The build system is made up of two basic subsystems. The first ("build") calculates the dependencies of a target, retrieves the source code, and runs commands to build that source code in the correct order. The second component ("Umake") is a cross-platform Makefile generator, which generates makefiles that work with MSVC, CodeWarrior, and typical Unix toolchains. Umake can be used independently from the build program.
Jpgtn generates smaller JPEGs from larger ones. It can work in batches and create new files with names based on the names of the source files. It can dump a single thumbnail to stdout for use with pipelines or CGI programs. Thumbnail size and quality can be controlled by switches on the command line. There is no maximum "thumbnail" size, so it can be useful for creating images suitable for web publishing from very large images such as those taken with a good digicam.
Glypha III is a Mac OS X port of the classic arcade game in which you are placed inside an Egyptian temple and forced to do battle with Sphinxes in order to gain the honour of a place in the High Scores. The game is based on Joust and features sound and animated graphics from the original Mac version.
phpStyleSheetViewer allows you to preview CSS style sheets and see a sample of how every element will appear on your site. This allows Web front-ends to be built faster and more efficiently. Style sheets can be entered into a text box, or uploaded from your local system, or retrieved from a URL.
mfw allows multiple firewall configurations to be managed from the commandline on Mac OS X. Multiple firewall modes (and easy means of selecting between them) are useful on laptops, where one may want a default paranoid firewall, a mode for network scanning with nmap, modes for various networked games, or to run a software Network Address Translation (NAT) wireless base station.
PubCrawler is a script for an "alerting" service which scans daily updates to the NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. When PubCrawler is run daily, the results can keep scientists informed of the current contents of Medline and GenBank by listing new database entries that match their research interests.
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.