smupcheck, which stands for Smart Update Checker, checks Web sites for updates automatically, even if they don't offer an RSS feed. It is a very basic tool, and does not offer advanced features such as checking password-protected Web sites, highlighting changes, or filtering results.
uWiki is a minimalistic wiki engine. All actions are implemented in external scripts. These scripts are wikified, and thus the wiki is extensible by itself. All dynamic access is protected through ACLs. Wiki content and Web content can be mixed in the same directory hierarchy. Markup engines and revision control are plugin-able. Currently, asciidoc as the markup engine and git as the revision control backend are provided. Subdirectories can form independent sub-wikis with own revision control. Features like distributed pages that syncronize between wikis, spam protection, and batch jobs to schedule mirroring of other content (bittorrent, git, rsync, and wget) are in planning.
WriteTarget is a universal text generator based on Bash text substitution. It can be used to generate text in any programming or markup language. The generator does not define its own language; it rather defines several functions, making it possible to use Bash for creating simple or sophisticated templates.
dvdmenuauthor makes it easy and efficient to author a DVD with menus in an indirect (non-WYSIWYG) way. An XML project file drives the DVD authoring, from which both menus and a dvdauthor XML file are generated. dvdauthor and spumux are then used to author the DVD filesystem. Menu items (buttons and static items such as images and text) can be specified conscisely in the project XML file with LaTeX markup (to be processed by pdfLaTeX and rendered by xpdf).
Uplug is a collection of tools for linguistic corpus processing, word alignment, and term extraction from parallel corpora. Several tools have been integrated in Uplug. Pre-processing tools include a sentence splitter, tokenizer, and external part-of-speech tagger and shallow parsers. The following external tools are used: the Grok system for English (tagging and chunking) and the morphological analyzer ChaSen for Japanese. Other tools such as the TreeTagger can easily be added. Translated documents can be sentence aligned using the length-based approach by Gale & Church. Words and phrases can be aligned using the clue alignment approach and the toolbox for training statistical alignment models GIZA++.
The goal of XPS is to make programming simpler by raising the level of abstraction without loss of performance. It provides true support for meta-programming and domain specific languages, making it possible to design simple programming languages to match the problem at hand. This is the opposite of current practice which seeks to translate the problem domain down into the low level solution domain of current programming languages.