ruby update is a ruby script which helps people who install their packages from source keep their packages up to date. It does not attempt to install anything on its own, but simply scans your file system and lets you know if there is an updated version of a particular program. rupdate can only check the status of those programs for which it has been hard-coded to check.
The aim of the PicoForge project (previously known as PicoLibre) is to provide a set of high level libre software applications that are well integrated in order to provide a collaborative "forge". It makes it easy to deploy a collaborative work platform for developing software or hosting other collaborative activities. Having started (as PicoLibre) in an educational context, PicoForge is now a quite generic platform, comparable (but sometimes less advanced) to other *-Forge software platforms. It groups several high-level applications like phpGroupware, Sympa, TWiki, Subversion, and CVS.
AntiVir Update Announcer is a Perl script can be used in middle-sized networks to inform users about updates to the H+BEDV AntiVir software via email. It uses the same information file as the original Internet update program. It alleviates the need to run the update program periodically just to discover whether any updates are available. Optionally, this script can download the new update file and store it to an SMB share or send it as an attachment to the announcement mail. If used correctly, this will easily increase your network's virus protection.
Alindis - A GNU/Linux Distribution is a comprehensive guide which leads the reader from zero to his/her own GNU/Linux distribution. In the course of the lecture, the reader will be able to reproduce the creation of the Alindis GNU/Linux distribution, the example implementation of the concepts shown there. The guide and the distribution together form the Alindis project.
Splack is a distribution for the SPARC (and UltraSPARC) architecture based on the work left behind by David Cantrell while he was working on the SPARC port of Slackware. The project is completely community-based, and does not have any thing to do with the Slackware Team. It aims to respect the ideologies of Slackware and the rules of the Slackware distribution, and tries to make the distribution as Slackware compliant as it can.
Sencap is a simple ENCAP software manager. Encapping is a method of installing software from source tarballs into private trees (bin, lib, man, share) and symlinking them to the system tree (e.g. /usr/local). Uninstallation of encapped software is quick, reliable and easy. Encapping is best used to augment the default package manager, not to replace it.