fio is an I/O tool meant to be used both for benchmark and stress/hardware verification. It has support for 19 different types of I/O engines (sync, mmap, libaio, posixaio, SG v3, splice, null, network, syslet, guasi, solarisaio, and more), I/O priorities (for newer Linux kernels), rate I/O, forked or threaded jobs, and much more. It can work on block devices as well as files. fio accepts job descriptions in a simple-to-understand text format. Several example job files are included. fio displays all sorts of I/O performance information, including complete IO latencies and percentiles. Fio is in wide use in many places, for both benchmarking, QA, and verification purposes. It supports Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OS X, OpenSolaris, AIX, HP-UX, Android, and Windows.
hamsterdb Embedded Storage is an embedded database engine written in ANSI-C. It includes B+Trees with variable length keys and records. It supports in-memory databases and endian-independent files, database cursors, multiple databases in one file, "record number" databases, and duplicate keys. hamsterdb is very fast and highly configurable. It compiles and runs on Unix platforms, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Windows CE.
Dar is a shell command that makes backup of a directory tree and files. Its features include splitting archives over several files, DVD, CD, ZIP, or floppies, compression, full or differential backups, strong encryption, proper saving and restoration of hard links, extended attributes, file forks, Door inodes, and sparse files, remote backup using pipes and external commands (such as ssh), and rearrangement of the "slices" of an existing archive. It can run commands between slices, before and after saving some defined files or directories (for a proper database backup, for example), and quickly retrieve individual files from differential and full backups. Several external GUIs exist as alternatives to its CLI interface, like kdar, DarGUI, SaraB, etc.
The GNU Gatekeeper is a free H.323 gatekeeper based on the OpenH323 project. You can use it to manage a Voice-over-IP network and let endpoints (e.g., Netmeeting) communicate through symbolic names. It also has an external interface for billing and other applications. It runs on a number of Unix versions (including Linux and Solaris) and Windows.
Ndevinfo is an application which is used to control how lines and interfaces in a network environment are utilized. It can be also used as a provisioning tool in an ISP or telco company. The application is based on static analysis of the device configuration. Supported devices are currently only Cisco devices with IOS based configuration and synchronous controllers (E1, E3, STM-1 controllers). There is command line tool for analysis and a Web application for presenting results. Groups of devices are also supported.
Dream Diary is an encrypted diary application. It allows styled text with embedded images which the application can download from the Web. It indexes words to make it easy to search on words or phrases. It uses strong encryption (Blowfish) on all diary entries. Although it was originally designed for recording dreams, it can be used for any kind of diary or notebook.
PMS/PyPubSub (short for Python Message Service / Python based Publish Subscribe) is a framework for implementing a publish subscribe mechanism into a Python application. A python process somewhere in the network publishes one or more topics which consist of Python objects. Multiple processes in the network can subscribe to fresh updates of the published topics. A publisher and its subsribers are fully decoupled. The datatype of a topic can be freely defined and changed at runtime. New publishers and subscribers can easily be added at runtime.
Raggier is a plugin-based raytracer that supports XML format scenefiles, POV-Ray, and Polyray scenefiles. Other facilities planned include Lindermayer Systems (L-Systems), AVI/OGM (Ogg Vorbis)/Matroska animations, and a Perl/PHP Web interface. Raggier uses the Libtrace library, modified with various fixes to get it to compile using gcc 3.x and to improve the results. The modified version is called LibTraceMod and is available in the CVS.