Foresight Linux is a desktop operating system featuring an intuitive user interface and a showcase of the latest desktop software, giving users convenient and enjoyable access to their music, photos, videos, documents, and Internet resources. As a Linux distribution, Foresight sets itself apart by eliminating the need for the user to be familiar with Linux, combining a user-focused desktop environment on top of Conary. As the most technically innovative software management system available today, Conary ensures that users can efficiently search, install, and manage all the software on the Foresight system, including bringing in the latest features and fixes without waiting for a major release.
tidy-cache is a plugin for YUM, a software management system found in many Linux distributions. It helps to minimize the size of YUM's cache directory by deleting RPM packages files if newer versions of the same package are also present in the cache. You can exclude specific packages from being tested and you can set the number of old versions to keep in the cache.
0release is a program to generate source and binary releases automatically. With minimal configuration, 0release will generate a source tarball release candidate, build it to create a binary archive, upload them to your Web server, check the uploads, and tag the release in GIT and update the version number. It can run unit-tests and custom actions, such as building documentation, etc. For Zero Install users, it can also upload a signed XML metadata file about the release, allowing these users to upgrade automatically. Releases are signed with your GPG key.
Origo is a software development and collaboration platform. It provides services that help develop software, such as source control management, issue tracking, wiki, release management, chat, blog, and forum. It uses an API to unify different tools and provides a common way to stay informed about changes in your projects. The API also allows you to integrate other tools into the plaform easily.
Chestnut Package Manager is a utility to handle executables and resource files in a transparent, platform independent, and relocatable way. Its concept is similar to Apple bundles and Java archives. It is implemented in Python. Chestnut makes it possible to invoke programs or obtain resources without knowledge of their absolute or relative path, making them accessible even after relocation of the package to another directory.
Advisory Check is a program that reads security advisories for you. It gathers security advisories using RSS, RDF, or XML feeds, compares them against the installed software, and alerts you if you're vulnerable. A wide variety of package managers can be queried to detect installed software. Remote systems can be monitored by using the integrated SSH, Windows-RPC, and Nmap support.
tidy-rpm-cache.py is a Python script that removes RPM package files from a cache (i.e. a collection of directories) if a newer version of that package exists. It may be useful if you wish to minimize the disk space used by locally stored update packages. You can specify any number of paths of directories to search, and you can also exclude specific packages from being tested for obsolescence.
SWDIST is a framework for software distribution, automated installation, and patch and configuration management. SWDIST is designed to support any package based Linux system. The actual implementation is tested for SUSE Linux only. It minimizes costs for roll-outs, updates, and configuration management. It provides consistent management of install and configuration sources. It supports an unlimited combinations of distributions, third-party software, patches, and architectures.