The parallel project allows for simple parallel and distributed processing from shell scripts. In particular, the programs accept lines of shell code on the standard input and run these lines in parallel. The parallelism can be either on the local machine or on a cluster, if a small amount of time is taken to set up SSH. Additionally, the distributed version includes a degree of fault tolerance.
Evergreen is a cross-platform development environment that tries to be lightweight and language-agnostic yet functional. It started as a project to reimplement Rob Pike's Acme editor for Plan 9 in Java, but has since evolved in directions that help it deal with large codebases and multiple projects/branches at once. Remaining similarities include the tiled windows and the Unix-like reliance on external programs rather than reinventing every wheel. The major philosophical differences include strong support for keyboard-based editing, language-specific functionality, and native platform UI conventions. There are also two new guiding principles: accepting regular expressions and output diffs.
The SMS Server Tools 3 is a SMS gateway that can send and receive short messages through GSM modems and mobile phones. Messages are sent by simply storing text files into a special spool directory. It also stores received messages into another directory as text files. Binary messages including Unicode text and ring tones are also supported, and it is possible to send WAP Push and system messages. The program can run scripts after events like the reception of a message, successful sending, and when the program detects a problem.
PropXX provides a property/configuration mechanism for C++ applications. Properties can be defined in files similar to but more flexible than Java properties. Property files are defined in a type-safe, modular way and offer the full expressiveness of the Lua scripting language. The design of PropXX combines flexibility with high performance for the C++ code that accesses property values. The property values are stored in objects of special property classes, which are automatically generated from the property set definitions. Performance-critical code can be inlined by the compiler, and a typical access to a property value is as cheap as reading a single variable from the memory. No costly data structures like hashes, balanced trees, etc. are involved.