Open Watcom consists of the famous Watcom C++ and WATFOR compilers -- now open source. Open Watcom is mainly used for developing embedded, DOS, and ncurses software. Open Watcom includes the C/C++/Fortran IDE from Watcom for DOS and a full set of command-line tools for compilation, including the superb Watcom debugger. Open Watcom emits easy-to-understand errors and warnings when things go wrong. Open Watcom generates small statically linked binaries for Linux, Win32, Win16, OS/2, QNX, NetWare, and MS-DOS real and protected mode, among other targets. However, Open Watcom is still only beta-quality on Linux and BSD. The two most serious issues are imperfect C++ template support and an inability to dynamically link with shared libraries built by GCC. Also, Open Watcom is released under the Sybase Open Watcom Public License, which is considered non-free by most Debian Linux developers. NOTE: Open Watcom binaries for Linux are not available anywhere. You must build it yourself. 1.5 has known build issues on Linux; use version 1.4 or the current daily build instead.
KernelDriver automates your Windows 2000/NT, Windows Me/98/95 and Linux device driver development by providing you with powerful tools for hardware debugging, driver code generation, and driver debugging. KernelDriver supports PCI / USB / ISA and EISA drivers. KernelDriver for Windows and Linux includes the powerful Driver Wizard. Using the Driver Wizard you can graphically debug your hardware by "peeking" and "poking" at it without writing a single line of code. After your hardware is diagnosed, use the Driver Wizard to generate a complete kernel mode device driver which will drive your hardware.
spim is a self-contained software simulator for running R2000/R3000 assembly language programs. It reads and can immediately execute files containing assembly language code. spim also provides a debugger and simple set of operating system services. spim provides both a simple, textual interface and a fancier, graphical interface. The package includes complete source code and documentation.
Setedit is a text editor specially designed for programmers. It has a nice interface with mouse support, menus and windows (text mode). The editor is a very good choice for people with DOS background, especially people accustomed to Worstar and Borland editors. The editor has overlapped windows so you can see more than one file at the same time, configurable syntax highlighting, macros, rectangular selection, block indentation, as well as customizable keyboard shortcuts and menus.