Yum (Yellow dog Updater, Modified) is an automatic updater and package installer/remover for RPM systems. It automatically computes dependencies and figures out what things should occur to install packages. It makes it easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm.
The purpose of the Pypect module is to make Python a better glue. It works like Expect, and allows you to start a child application and have your script control it as if a human were typing commands. It is a pure Python module for spawning child applications, controlling them, and responding to expected patterns in their output. It can be used for automating interactive applications such as SSH, FTP, passwd, telnet, etc, to automate setup scripts for duplicating software package installations on different servers, and for automated software testing. It should work on any platform that supports the standard Python PTY module. The interface was designed to be easy to use, so that simple tasks are easy.
Mnet is a universal file space (a single, global virtual space into which you can put, and from which you can get, files). It comes with a single global namespace so that there is no conflict over filenames. It is also an emergent network, one in which the important features of the network result from the interactions of nodes operated by autonomous people or organizations who do not explicitly coordinate with one another. There are many interesting applications that can be built on top of an emergent network and a universal file space. The first application that has been written for the Mnet project is a file-sharing application which lets you search for and download files of all kinds from the universal file space. Mnet is descendant of Mojo Nation.
The goal for A-A-P is to make it easy to locate, download, and install software. Additionally, it supports making changes to a program and managing different versions that exist in the world, making it useful both for users and for developers. It uses a recipe that is similar to a Makefile, but with many enhancements, such as integrated Python script support, support for Internet access, and version control. An IDE will be provided that integrates your favorite editor, debugger, and other tools.
freecode-submit performs remote submissions of release updates to Freecode via its JSON API. It is intended for use in project release scripts. It reads the metadata from an RFC-2822-like message on standard input, possibly with overrides by commandline switches. It supersedes freshmeat-submit, which no longer works following the site name change.
shipper is a power distribution tool for developers with multiple projects who do frequent releases. It automates the tedious process of shipping a software release and (if desired) templating a project Web page. It can deliver releases in correct form to SourceForge, Berlios, and Savannah, and knows how to post a release announcement to freecode.com via freecode-submit.