The Crossplex package of make macros simplifies the creation of embedded systems, and is powerful enough for large organizations to use for developing elaborate product lines. It allows you to organize many different products under a logical structure, making systems of any complexity easy to specify. When you have many different target platforms, each with multiple different software configurations, Crossplex keeps those configurations from stepping on each other, without requiring redundancy in your source tree. Crossplex allows you to use a single dependency tree encompassing both in-house software and third-party packages, and it is particularly suited to build automation. Crossplex makes it easy to shield your build from the host environment, setting all shell variables explicitly, and giving you complete control over the path that is used at any point in the build. This is nice when you want to support building on a variety of development platforms. Crossplex scales to your needs. You can dabble in the unpacking and patching features as you need them, or you can base your entire system from the ground up on the Crossplex framework. Crossplex supports creation and use of glibc and uClibc toolchains.
autober is a language for generating BER decoders. It's different from an ASN.1 compiler in that it's much simpler and it only deals with BER-encoded messages. It is intended for smart card and RFID applications where much of the data stored on these devices is, in-fact, BER-encoded TLV data. The language is designed to be very similar to the template definitions found in the specifications for smart card and RFID applications.
instmake allows you to instrument builds with GNU Make and then analyze what happened during those builds. It saves a very detailed build log and has reports to analyze those records. The reports provide you better insight into the build, allow you to find race conditions, and to analyze the parallelism of the build.
jj is a simple FIFO and filesystem based Jabber/XMPP client. jj is inspired by the ii IRC client. jj is more tool than traditional instant messanger client. It can be easily extended with normal Unix tools. It is perfect for bots and notifications. Interaction with jj is done by writing and reading files from the server directory that jj creates.
cduino is a microcontroller programming system that is like arduino but simpler. It allows experienced programmers to get a quick start programming and talking to a microcontroller. You should be up and talking to your arduino over the serial line in a matter of minutes. This is achieved using a very easy Makefile-based driver for the command line Atmel AVR programming tools, a library of C routines, and a series of lessons that introduce a variety of AVR subsystems.