eCos (Embedded Configurable OS) is an open source, configurable, portable, and royalty-free embedded Real Time Operating System. It is written in C++, provides all the usual OS things. You configure the OS so that the parts you don't need aren't loaded to the embedded system. eCos is released under a modified GPL that allows for its use in embedded systems without having to GPL the embedded application.
VIA High Speed Serial is a little kernel module (1 KB) which enables high speed serial port modes of VIA VT82C686A or VT82C686B southbridge-equipped motherboards. Basically, this is developed for ISDN-TAs, which at least in europe are constrained by the normal serial port speed of 115200 bit/s. With this module, you can use the serial port at 230400 bit/s so that you can get the full 128000 bit/s from ISDN-TA. The module has been tested with both 686A and 686B chipsets. Functionality is the same as with SHSMOD patches, but you don't have to patch the serial port driver.
SMATCH is a neat program designed to locate programming errors in any open source software project. Right now it is actively used to screen out errors inside the Linux kernel. There are two main parts to Smatch. The first is a patch to the gcc sources to screen out a lot of useful information. The second part is a collection of Perl scripts and libraries to analyze the information and report the findings.
Linux device driver for CueCat barcode readers that supports multiple PS/2 CueCats on either the keyboard port, mouse port (without disabling the mouse) or USB port through a PS/2 -> USB adapter, or native USB CueCats. A standalone application that doesn't require the driver and also reads barcodes from a CueCat connected to a serial port through a homemade PS/2 -> serial converter is included as well. The driver separates CueCat barcode scancodes from normal keyboard or mouse scancodes, decode the barcodes, performs error-checking on them and send them in clear text through a normal character device file. NOTE : the company that created the CueCat has disappeared. CueCat readers are no longer produced or distributed.
Ficl (Forth inspired command language) is an ANS Forth interpreter written in C. Unlike traditional Forths, this interpreter is designed to be embedded into other systems as a command/macro/development prototype language. Ficl provides object extensions that can be used to wrap methods and structures of the host system without altering them.
TA-Linux is a Linux distribution that targets power users. It features a small base installation that end users can expand to include any required software. It also attempts to support as many different architectures as possible - at this time x86 is fully supported, with Alpha, SPARC, PPC, and PA-RISC around the corner.
WinDriver USB for Linux automates and simplifies the development of user mode Linux device drivers and hardware control applications for USB peripheral devices. No Linux kernel knowledge or kernel level programming is required. Including powerful tools for hardware diagnostics, automatic driver code generation, and driver debugging, as well as intuitive hardware access API, it provides a complete solution for creating high performance drivers and custom hardware access applications, thereby enabling you to focus on your driver's added-value functionality, instead of on your operating system internals.
F-Watch is a kernel module that reports changes on files to /dev/fwatch. It hooks into the sys_calls and does not require a kernel patch. To activate watching for certain events, users need to run ioctl to register the wanted events; examples are in the src dir. Ioctl can be used during runtime to individually change the required events.