spill manages symbolic links under one tree which point to matching filenames in another. When individual projects are configured with project/version-specific -- prefix= settings, to keep their installations segregated, spill can make them appear to be installed in a common place, e.g. under /usr/local. It can also delete the links associated with a particular program. It is similar in concept to various other programs such as stow, depot, and relink. However, it's written in C, so it isn't reliant on an interpreter being available. It also doesn't assume complete control of the directory tree where the symbolic links are created. It can create both absolute or relative symbolic links, the latter being more convenient in some setups.
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.
The Patch Lifecycle Manager (PLM) provides a central point for tracking the lifecycle of patches against a source tree, regardless of the revision control system type used by the developer to track development of the patch (CVS, Subversion, BitKeeper, or by hand.) It also allows filters to be set up and run automatically against the patch for validation or informative purposes.
Stash is a package manager for non-root users. It makes it easier for you to install, track, and maintain packages and modules in your home directory. It does this by detecting the type of package or module you are installing and passing all the correct command line arguments to the relevant configure scripts and/or makefiles. It is extensible via custom packages, and tracks both architecture dependent and independent packages in separate directories so that they can be shared across systems. Package tracking uses symlinks in a manner similar to GNU stow. It supports autoconf, Perl and Python modules, imake (xmkmf), PMK, and many custom packages.
toast is a simple package manager for Unix. It automatically locates and downloads source code, determines how to compile it, installs each package in its own directory tree, and makes the resulting binaries available through an encap/GNU stow-like symlink tree. It also supports binary packages. It is often used to install and manage software in a non-root user's home directory.
xml2hostconf generates RPM packages, dhcpd.conf, pxelinux files, kickstart files, and HTML documentation with XSLT. It is a framework for central configuration and automatic installation of a Fedora/Redhat Linux network. Configuration files get shipped to the client computers by generated RPMs.
BitRock InstallBuilder allows you to create easy-to-use multiplatform installers for Linux (x86/PPC/s390/x86_64/Itanium), Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris (x86/Sparc), IRIX, AIX, and HP-UX applications. The generated application installers have a native look-and-feel and no external dependencies, and can be run in GUI, text, and unattended modes. In addition to self-contained installers, the installation tool is also able to generate standalone RPM packages.