Smitten differs from traditional media centres in three major ways. It contains no media playback at all, which makes it very small (and suitable for porting to embedded systems) and quick to initialize. It targets a TV display and interface, which means there's less information on any particular screen, and a much simpler control interface consisting of left, right, up, down, and select. No mouse is required. It is also highly skinnable, and cross-platform to most systems. Essentially, it provides an easy-to-use menu system that allows the user to navigate a hierarchy of files, and view them using an (external) tool.
Maven Integration for Eclipse makes it easy to use Maven in Eclipse. Features include: a form-based and XML editor for the Maven POM; a quick search in remote Maven repositories and integration with Nexus Maven repository manager; Maven-based dependency management and automatic downloading of required dependencies and sources; launching Maven from within Eclipse; creating new projects using Maven Archetypes; materializing projects using Maven metadata; integration with JDT, AJDT, and WTP; integration with Maven SCM, Subclipse, Subversive, and Team/CVS; and extension points and API for 3rd party integration.
class.EasyADSI.php can be used to query Microsoft's Active Directory. It can read the definition of fields to query from an XML file or programatically. Once the fields, the objects, and conditions are defined, the class can execute the query and retrieve the results, which are returned in arrays. The class uses COM objects to access Active Directory.
PhotoFlow Flash Gallery is a Flash component that allows you to use the famous streamline photo flow effect on your Web site. This effect is well known because of the cover flow gallery switching from Apple iTunes. The gallery contains several default color schemes, and you can create your own custom color schemes. It is available as either a component for Flash CS3 or as swf-xml. It features image captions, a slideshow mode, sound effects, and HTML links for images.
Apache's mod_rewrite provides methods to map values to attributes using the directive RewriteMap. One not so well known feature of mod_rewrite is to extend this functionality with internal functions, which can be defined in a seperate Apache module. mod_icpquery is an Apache-2.0/2.2 compatible module that extends mod_rewrite by internal RewriteMap functions. It sends out a request as a UDP query to a list of Unicast or multicast addresses. This query conforms to RFC 2186, also known as ICP, and can be handled by various HTTP-caching servers such as squid. A cache-server handling ICP should reply to an ICP query with an ICP response indicating if it holds the desired object in its cache or not. This information can be further processed by mod_rewrite using its superb regex rules.
Phacter is a Python port of facter, a tool included in Puppet. It provides an inventory of your system and, depending on how it is run, will return this data to stdout or as a Python dict. It is the first part of a project that aims to be a Python-based systems administration framework called Speed (ServersOnSpeed).