Bbb is a set of utilities for burning to CD-R and CD-RW media. It allows one to easily perform tasks such as burning the contents of a directory, burning an audio CD, burning a CD image, and copying CD media from the command line. Bbb is implemented as several simple tools, which may be used easily in standard UNIX pipelines.
Kupgrade.sh is a simple script which automates upgrading of a Linux kernel. The script saves the current and previous kernel build configuration files. Kupgrade.sh greatly eases maintainance of custom-built kernels for several non-homogeneous machines by maintaining .config files and building custom kernel RPM files. Kupgrade.sh also supports plugins for tasks such as compiling non-standard drivers and booting using the kernel's initrd interface.
The print_filter package contains a simple print filter which handles several file formats. Print_filter is designed to be as simple as possible, allowing one to easily modify or expand the source code. print_filter was originally written out of frustration with Red Hat's print filter, which is difficult to modify without using its GUI tools. print_filter is easy to work with on a console system.
Wife's Network Controller is a GNOME applet to control diald. The applet allows you to choose from three states: auto, on, and off. When using included scripts the auto state gives dial-up control to diald, the on state forces the dial-up link to come and stay up, and the off state closes the dial-up link.
Qtutils is a collection of command line programs for manipulating QuickTime videos. It includes, among other things, qtconv, which allows one to change the codec used by a QT file, qtsplit, which splits a QT file into several smaller QT files, and qtsg, which creates a QT slideshow from a series of images and a soundtrack. A script named vcdize also allows you to create VCDs or SVCDs out of QuickTime sources.
The Flyn Computing Template Kit (fctk) is a collection of new templates, XSLT templates, and project descriptions. These tools are used at Flyn Computing for development. The collection of templates use XML and the principle of not repeating oneself. For example, this description comes from an XML file and is used to generate the package's RPM specification file, man page, README, HTML description, etc. As another example, XSLT templates are included which allow one to generate getopt-related C code and portions of a man page from a single XML source.
The cryptoswap package supports creating an encrypted swap partition when a system boots. This may be necessary on systems that use encrypted filesystems because plaintext secrets may be written to disk when memory is swapped to disk. The project also includes the ability to build a Linux initrd that supports booting with an encrypted root filesystem.
Nautilus-thumbnailers provides scripts that generate thumbnails for several file formats commonly used in the GNOME environment. When used with the Nautilus file manager, for example, icons for PDF files will present the same appearance as the document itself. This has long been the case with images, but this package extends this technique to formats like PDF, PostScript, and GIMP XCF.
Libdmapsharing is a library you may use to access, share, and control the playback of media content using DMAP (DAAP, DPAP, & DACP). Libdmapsharing also detects audio AirPlay services; coupled with the AirPlay support in PulseAudio or GStreamer, this can allow an application to stream audio to an AirPlay device. The library presently supports Linux and other POSIX-based systems. It is written in C using GObject and libsoup. The DMAP family of protocols are used by products such as Apple iTunes, Apple iPhoto, and the Roku SoundBridge family to share media such as music and photos.
The Dmapd project provides a GObject-based implementation of DMAP sharing. Dmapd features support for both DAAP (iTunes) and DPAP (iPhoto), support for realtime transcoding of media formats not natively supported by clients, and support for many metadata formats, such as those associated with Ogg Vorbis and MP3 (e.g., ID3). It has been used on OpenWrt Linux-based systems with as little as 32MB of memory to serve music, video, and photograph libraries containing thousands of files.
lcdgrilo is a Grilo-based media player for use on a Raspberry Pi with a PiFace CAD. Because it is based on Grilo, it can play media from any Grilo audio source, including DMAP, Jamendo, and Magnatune. It makes use of the PiFace CAD for input and output through the use of a menu-based interface.