Soapbox is a preload (sandbox) library that allows restriction of processes to write only to those places you want. By preloading the Soapbox library (or using the provided soapbox-script), you can run programs and prevent certain modifications outside a safe path without necessarily ending those programs. Users would typically do a successful 'make install' to a safe path that doesn't break halfway and doesn't pollute their system. Soapbox is useful when building/installing packages and in case of build problems to report as much as possible of the cause.
Dwall is an all-purpose firewall tool to generate an iptables firewall out of a simple configuration. It contains about 80 predefined services and comes with a simple 3 zone firewall example. It is designed to be easy to configure and manage without being limited to a specific network setup. It can handle as many interfaces as desired and allows you to create firewall rules that are portable between several firewalls.
mrepo (formerly known as Yam) builds a local APT/Yum RPM repository from local ISO files, downloaded updates, and extra packages from RHN (Red Hat Network) and 3rd party repositories. It takes care of setting up the ISO files, downloading the RPMs, configuring HTTP access, and providing PXE/TFTP resources for remote installations. It was primarily intended for doing remote network installations of various distributions from a laptop without the need for CD media or floppies, but is equally suitable for an organization's centralized update server.
dstat is a versatile replacement for vmstat, iostat, netstat, nfsstat, and ifstat. It includes various counters (in separate plugins) and allows you to select and view all of your system resources instantly; you can, for example, compare disk usage in combination with interrupts from your IDE controller, or compare the network bandwidth numbers directly with the disk throughput (in the same interval).
Dconf is a tool to collect a system's hardware and software configuration. It allows you to take your system configuration with you and compare systems (like nodes in a cluster) to troubleshoot hardware or software problems. It can also be configured to send out configuration changes at given intervals to a group of people, or store a new snapshot when system changes happen.
footprint is a tool that makes it easier to create and manage kickstart files. It allows you to define systems, create profiles for systems, and macros per distribution. It can create kickstart files on the fly, make custom initrd (ramdisks), create custom bootfloppies, and can manage your DHCP and PXE configuration.
unoconv converts between any document formats that LibreOffice understands. It uses LibreOffice's UNO bindings for non-interactive conversion of documents. Supported document formats include Open Document Format (.odt), MS Word (.doc), MS Office Open/MS OOXML (.xml), Portable Document Format (.pdf), HTML, XHTML, RTF, Docbook (.xml), and more, but image, spreadsheet and presentation formats are also supported.
WAscii is a Web frontend intended to display an AsciiDoc documentation repository. It allows you to search and browse your documentation files and automatically converts AsciiDoc to HTML, PDF, and ODF documents. It is intended to work directly from a subversion repository containing your AsciiDoc files.
Wiipresent is a program that lets you use a Nintendo Wiimote as a cheap and reliable wireless presentation device. The various buttons are mapped to help you navigate through your presentation. The device rumbles to indicate how much time has passed and the LEDs gives you visual feedback on how much time you have left. You can also use your Wiimote's IR and tilting capabilities to move your mouse pointer on screen. Wiipresent was designed to be an off-the-shelf tool that can be used by anyone as long as you have a bluetooth receiver.
Re: Conversion from pdf to eps
> Any suggestion? I tried a lot of
> softwares for this converstion but I
> cant use them as I need to support Mac
> Os, Linux and window. One alternative is
> uses pdf2ps (in mac and linux) and then
> ps2epsi. --> need to get .bat file for
If you cannot convert by opening/importing the file in OpenOffice and saving/exporting it to the desired output format, then unoconv is of no help either.
unoconv is designed to provide command-line batch conversion of files using UNO (Open Office bindings).
Re: Always broken
> I have compiled this project five times
> and every single time I had to dig out
> stupid and sloppy mistakes. It never
> worked out of the box. After release 6 I
> gave up. I can strongly discrecommend
> this project to anyone.
> Don't waste your time on it.
I can understand your troubles building all the different dependencies yourself. It's not a task I would expect from pytone users, though.
For that reason I provide Red Hat and Fedora packages at:
Using apt, yum or smart you will pull in all dependencies. And this way you can complain to the person who made the packages (if something does not work) instead of Freshmeat :-)