GNU TeXmacs is a free wysiwyw (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists. The software aims to provide a unified and user friendly framework for editing structured documents with different types of content: text, mathematics, graphics, interactive content. TeXmacs can also be used as an interface to many external systems for computer algebra, numerical analysis, and statistics. New presentation styles can be written by the user and new features can be added to the editor using Scheme.
tn5250 is a 5250 terminal emulator, used for connecting to IBM's AS/400 (now known as eServer iSeries) midrange computers. tn5250 implements TN5250E, which means it is capable of device name selection, and printer sessions. The emulator supports color, 132 column mode, and most other features found in 5250 terminals and Client Access' 5250 emulator. While tn5250 is text-based application, a script is included to run it in an xterm properly. If you don't know what an AS/400 is, this program will probably not be of much use to you.
AA-lib is a low level gfx library just as many other libraries are. The main difference is that AA-lib does not require graphics device. In fact, there is no graphical output possible. AA-lib replaces those old-fashioned output methods with a powerful ASCII art renderer. The API is designed to be similar to other graphics libraries.
Sethi Search Utility is a simple command line utility to submit a search to Google, Yahoo!, or MSN and show the (text) results on standard output. Support for several search engines is included. It's currently in serious need of a re-write, especially to avoid scraping and become a good engine using the search APIs provided.
TN5250j is an AS400 Telnet 5250 written in Java. The emulator provides some of the more advance functions of the 5250 datastream such as edit masks, graphical windows, continued editing fields, etc. It includes a file transfer function to multiple formats such as Open Office and Excel via full SQL query statements, spool file exporting to text or PDF, the ability to email after transfer or export, scripting in Python via the jython language, and more.