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.
Paragon Drive Backup is a universal backup. It creates images of any partitions of the whole hard disk and places them on CD, DVD, or another partition or disk. It includes a bootable CD and an "undelete partition" function. It can be used to repartition, clone, or upgrade hard disk. It also includes Image Explorer, a tool to explore your backup images and restore only part of one of them. All versions of NTFS are supported, and fast processing is provided for FAT 16/32, NTFS, EXT2/3fs, and ReiserFs.
Pervasive.SQL is a high performance, low-TCO database server designed to be easily embedded in applications and devices targeted for Linux, Novell, and Windows environments. Pervasive delivers both transactional and relational access methods to the application in a single box. Based on this unique model, the developer can use the data access model most appropriate for a given task. This means high-transaction volume applications can exploit the performance-optimized transactional access method while reporting, statistical and other complex query tasks are easily addressed through the relational access method.
Pklinux-bigi is a Slackware derived distribution based on glibc 2.2 and Linux 2.4.0-test11. It can run on 386, 486, 586, and Pentium machines with only 4 MB of RAM. Builtin features include IP tunneling, firewalling, encapsulation, QOS(based on ipv4 RSVP), kernel debugging, loopback, network block device, and numerous filesystems (including ntfs and sysV). It contains Apache, proftpd, bind 9.0, syslogd, sendmail, iptables, iproute2, and gated. NAT configuration by iptables is included by default. It is a loopdisk based distribution which can be directly run from DOS, no hdd partitioning needed. This distribution is kept as minimal as possible and it can be useful in places where you want a low end computer to act as a firewall, webserver, mail server, router, or an alternative to zipslack.
Plasma EBG is an empire building game with an isometric view. It runs in multiple resolutions with graphics being displayed better for higher resolutions; hence, lower resolutions do not suffer from being too large, etc. In the future several viewing engines will be available, such as EBG-opengl and EBG-2d. There is a separate module called EBG-dev which features the latest AI-development, as well as a separate server module.
PopAsm is an assembler (an assembly language compiler) designed to support the syntaxes of TASM/MASM and NASM, gathering together the best features of each of them. It is intended that it will support all instructions from Intel compatible CPUs, including MMX, 3DNow!, and SSE extensions.