XStow is a replacement for GNU Stow written in C++. It supports all features of Stow with some extensions. XStow and GNU Stow are programs for managing the installation of software packages. It keeps each package in its own directory while making it appear that all packages are installed in the same place. Unlike GNU Stow, XStow does not depend on Perl, and can be compiled statically for such uses as rescue disks. XStow is fully compatible with GNU Stow, meaning that you can switch from one to the other at will.
tkxinput contains Xi, a library that adds Xinput management capabilities to the Tk toolkit, and a utility named calibrate that can be used to test various aspects of the Xinput configuration of an X server. calibrate can be used, as its name implies, as a touchscreen calibration facility.
OBLISK (Open Binary Linux Install System Kit) aims to make any package install on any modern GNU/Linux system. OBLISK packages are sent in an appdir-like package and can be run entirely in place, but also have an installer, which makes it possible for them to be installed to /usr or any other path.
Star is a very fast, POSIX-compliant tar archiver, maintained for more than 30 years. It saves many files together into a single tape or disk archive, and can restore individual files from the archive. It includes command line interfaces for the "tar", "Sun-Tar", "cpio", "pax", and "gnutar" command-line syntax. It includes a FIFO for speed, a pattern matcher, multi-volume support, the ability to archive sparse files and ACLs, the ability to archive extended file flags, automatic archive format detection, automatic byte order recognition, automatic archive compression/decompression, remote archives, and special features that allow star to be used for full and incremental backups. It includes the only known platform independent "rmt" server program.