Guis widget server is a Gtk2 widget server. It listens on pipes for widget requests (in the Python or Ruby (or Slang, etc.) scripting languages), and emit replies or events in textual lines (e.g. Lispy, XML or plain token syntax). It is useful for programs (in particular setuid programs) and scripts that don't or can't link the Gtk2 libraries and need to delegate the user interface to another process.
CTL is a cross-platform control dispatching tool that makes it easy to automate any kind of distributed systems management or application provisioning task. Rather than writing complex and error-prone scripts that over utilize "for loops", CTL handles the network dispatching for you and allows you to focus on the actual management tasks you need to accomplish. In addition to being a dispatching tool, CTL comes with pre-built cross-platform utilities so you don't have to script actions like file distribution or process and port checking. You can also write your own custom utilities and share them with others in your organization. Custom utilities are defined in XML, and your scripting can be done in multiple scripting languages (Perl, Python, etc.), *nix shell, Windows batch, and/or Ant.