Multiplexing Console Manager is a daemon that provides multiplexed access to network accessible consoles (e.g. terminal servers, Serial Over LAN, etc). Features include kerberized authentication, ACL based entitlements, multiple viewers/editors, full logging (simple text and timestamped, replayable XML) of all output.
Diskus is a high-level hard drive diagnostic and limited repair tool. It checks the disk geometry by writing numbered IDs into the sectors of the hard drive. Later one can verify that these sector-IDs on the disk are still correct, thereby detecting data which was not correctly written. There is an option to "freshen" the data on your harddrive, which will read and rewrite the sectors. With modern drives this will re-map defective sectors.
The CPAN shell (and module) automates or at least simplifies the building and installation of Perl modules and extensions. It includes some primitive searching capabilities and knows how to use Net::FTP, LWP, and certain external download clients to fetch distributions from the Internet. Then it automatically tests and installs them and their dependencies.
Exbase is a backup system which aims to replace hand-written backup scripts. Instead of writing backup scripts for each kind of system, Exbase adopts this task by working as some kind of middleware between the backup source and its targets. Exbase is configured using an XML configuration file. Exbase works by fetching data from the source(s) and delivering it to the target(s). Sources and targets may take a wide variety of forms.
HAL/C++ is a library using dbusmm to access the HAL daemon. The library is not a wrapper around libhal and libhal-storage, but rather a reimplementation using dbusmm to communicate with the HAL daemon. Even though it is modeled after the official libhal and libhal-storage, it does not aim at complete adherance to the original API. The library is application-oriented, so for now, features that would only be useful to system-level applications or daemons, or HAL addons, are not being implemented. However, some of these features are mostly conveniences in the original libhal, and can be emulated even with the existing API.