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.
gHttp is a class that implements an HTTP stream wrapper that can be used to access Web pages like files. It can submit HTTP POST and GET requests using regular PHP access functions with support for authentication and using proxy servers. It provides the stream wrappers ghttp, phttp, ghttps, and phttps for performing HTTP GET and POST requests respectively using SSL or not. They can also be used as replacements for the regular HTTP stream wrappers under PHP 5.1 or later. Optionally, it can cache the responses of the same HTTP requests in files of a given directory.