OpenVerse is similar to other graphical chat systems like Excite Chat and Microsoft Chat, with the main differences being that OpenVerse is open source software, has no advertisements, and also runs on a variety of systems including Windows, Unix, Macintosh, and just about anything else for which you can find a copy of TCL/TK.
Boxes is a text filter that can draw any kind of box around its input text. Box design choices range from simple boxes to complex ASCII art. A box can also be removed and repaired, even if it has been badly damaged by editing of the text inside. Since the generated boxes may be open on any side, the program can also be used to create regional comments in any programming language. New box designs of all sorts can easily be added and shared by appending to a free format configuration file. In addition to being a command line tool, Boxes integrates well with any text editor that supports filters.
tal aligns common characters at the ends of lines. This is especially useful for making long C macro definitions look nice or for repairing "broken" comment boxes. tal works on any kind of common ending, which it autodetects. Intended as, but not limited to being, a filter program ("plug-in") for text editors.
ds3, short for dialup service 3, is a modem sharing server for Linux/UNIX. It allows no direct access to the modem/ISDN-adapter. Instead it provides a text based interface which can be accessed via telnet or by a client. Currently a java client, a gtk based client and a small gnome applet are available. Features of ds3 include user authentification and scripts or programs may be lauched through events created by users or triggered by an interval.
The LinuxClassLibrary is a growing set of classes which everyone needs every day, that runs on all types of *nix and also on Win32. Currently it is a library that works in the background (non GUI). Current features are character handling, file descriptors (sockets, file, etc.), a database system (like the Perl DBI), an event system, template collection classes (set, heap, hash, etc.), IPC, protocols, plug-ins, and images.
Calendars for the Web provides a server based calendar and scheduling application. It allows unlimited users to share unlimted events per calendar. Calendars for the Web comes with a full-featured browser based interface, is completely customizable (sixteen different calendar view types), fully documented, and supports online administration.
VariCAD is a 3D/2D CAD system for mechanical engineering. In addition to standard tools for 3D modeling and 2D drafting, the CAD system provides tools for sheet metal unbending and crash tests, libraries of standard mechanical parts (ANSI, DIN) and symbols, mechanical part calculations, and tools for working with bills of materials (BOMs) and title blocks. VariCAD supports STEP, STL, IGES, DWG, and DXF file formats.
SffTools consists of SffToBmp, a little utility that converts Structured Fax Files to BMP, PBM, JPEG, or single- and multipage TIFF format, and SffView, a GUI viewer for those files. The tools should be especially useful to people who are faxing with ISDN cards because the CAPI interface of these cards generates such files. CAPI support for Linux is available for the active card AVM B1 and the passive card AVM Fritz!.