The acscripts library contains a set of helper scripts that can be used by package configure scripts. This library enables common functions to be used from one central location, rather than being duplicated across packages. This provides simplified system maintenance, because build functions are centralized, and smaller packages, because build functions are no longer in packages.
losetup-utils are three bash scripts that attempt to make the use of losetup a bit easier and faster. losetup can be fast, easy, and practical if you need to transport sensitive information over the Internet or in CD's, DVD's, or a pendrive. Also, if you want to store private data on your hard disk or in the cloud, an encrypted volume can be a convenient choice. The types of encryption can be any installed on the system.
The GUIShell project is a collection of utilities facilitating the use of the GTK+ toolkit in shell scripts through the gtkshell utility. The ACE configuration environment provides sample scripts utilizing gtkshell for desktop utilities. rootcat provides the ability to display messages to the root window using Xft, allowing one to write status display scripts.
Zebra_Database is an advanced, compact (one-file only), lightweight, object-oriented MySQL database wrapper built upon PHP’s MySQL extension. It provides methods for interacting with MySQL databases that are more powerful and intuitive to use than PHP’s default ones. It supports transactions and provides ways for caching query results either by saving cached data on the disk, or by using memcache.The class provides a comprehensive debugging interface with detailed information about the executed queries: execution time, returned/affected rows, excerpts of the found rows, error messages, etc. It also automatically EXPLAIN‘s each SELECT query (so you don’t miss those keys again). It encourages developers to write maintainable code and provides a better default security layer by automatically escaping strings. Zebra_Database‘s code is heavily commented and generates no warnings, errors, or notices when PHP’s error reporting level is set to E_ALL.
Zebra_Session is a PHP class that acts as a wrapper for PHP’s default session handling functions. Instead of storing session data in flat files, it stores them in a MySQL database, thus providing both better security and better performance. The Zebra_Session class is also a solution for applications that are scaled across multiple Web servers (using a load balancer or a round-robin DNS) and where the user’s session data needs to be available, since storing sessions in a database makes them available to all of the servers. Zebra_Session‘s code is heavily commented and generates no warnings, errors, or notices when PHP’s error reporting level is set to E_ALL.
Zebra_Image is a compact (one file only), lightweight, object-oriented image manipulation library, written in and for PHP, that provides methods for performing several types of image manipulation operations. It doesn’t require any external libraries other than the GD2 extension (with which PHP usually comes pre-compiled). The code is heavily commented and generates no warnings/errors/notices when PHP’s error reporting level is set to E_ALL. It can rescale, flip, rotate, and crop images. It supports loading and saving images in the GIF, JPEG, and PNG formats and preserves transparency for GIF, PNG, and PNG24. It can re-size images to an exact given width and height and still maintain aspect ratio.