The Linux From Scratch project is intended for Linux users who want to build their own custom Linux system. Reasons for wanting to build such a system are diverse. Perhaps you want to get into more detail as to what happens behind the scenes. Perhaps you are fed up with the bloated standard distributions. Or perhaps you don't want to rely on pre-compiled binaries out of concerns for security.
Syslinux is a collection of boot loaders for Linux and other operating systems which operates on Linux ext2/ext3 filesystems, MS-DOS FAT filesystems, network servers using PXE firmware, or from CD-ROMs. Syslinux has an advanced extension API and contains two optional menu systems. It also includes MEMDISK, a tool for booting legacy operating systems from non-traditional media like PXE or CD-ROM.
Little CMS intends to be a small-footprint color management engine, with special focus on accuracy and performance. It uses the International Color Consortium standard (ICC), which is the modern standard when regarding to color management. The ICC specification is widely used and is referred to in many International and other de-facto standards.
CreEPS is a collection of C++ classes that provide an easy-to-use interface for generating vector plots from within code. The drawings are stored as Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) files. It features all basic drawing elements, user-configurable fill types, and printf-style text output. Extensive documentation with many examples is included.
miniDB is a small and fast isam/btree library/program for record based access, used as standalone or as client/server. It features a small footprint, multi-field indexes, autoincrement fields, and database logging. All data is kept in a pure ASCII file, so you can also use grep and awk on it.
Squirrel is a light-weight programming language (around 6000 lines of code) that features higher-order functions, classes/inheritance, delegation, tail recursion, generators, cooperative threads, exception handling, reference counting and garbage collection on demand. It has a C-like syntax.
mimetic is a MIME library written in C++ designed to be easy to use and integrate but yet fast and efficient. It's standard compliant using the Standard Template Library for base C++ structures and supporting all relevant messaging RFCs. A powerful template encoding/decoding engine is also included to allow seamless extendibility (i.e. encryption codecs) and intuitive codec chains creation (using well-known Unix-style pipes syntax: a|b|c). Real world examples, documentation, and regression tests are included.