SMX is a cross-platform dynamic HTML generation language. It is a high level language that is easier to learn than PHP or Perl, but is just as powerful for Web page creation. It was originally designed for developing financial reporting software, and is still uniquely suited for that sort of customer-driven Web development. It features builtin support for ODBC queries, preformatted HTML, linking to Perl or PHP, and much more. It supports Basic authentication and Digest authentication.
Shellac allows you to run powerful UNIX tools within Mac OS X Automator workflows. It includes cat, cut, grep, head, paste, sort, tail, uniq, wc, and more. Aqua controls can be used to tweak any setting of the tool. Plain-language descriptions may be read straight from the Automator interface, and tooltips are provided. Tools may be found by their UNIX names. Either explicit text, files, or folders are accepted as input. It is packaged as a self-contained application for easy installation.
SiSU (Structured information, Serialized Units) is a lightweight markup based, text structuring and publishing framework (that features granular search). With minimal markup of a plaintext file, it produces: plain-text, HTML, XHTML, XML, ODF, LaTeX, PDF, and populates an SQL database at an object/paragraph level for granular searches. Prepare documents using your text editor of choice, then use SiSU to generate the desired output formats. SiSU is controlled from the command line.
Nabu is a simple framework that extracts chunks of various types of information from documents written in simple text files (written with reStructuredText conventions, parsed with docutils) and that stores this information (including the document) in a remote database for later retrieval. The processing and extraction of the document is handled on a server, and there is a small and simple client that is used to push the files to the server for processing and storage. The client requires only Python to work. The presentation layer is left unspecified: you can use whichever Web application framework you like.
The Heirloom Documentation Tools provide troff, nroff, and related utilities to format manual pages and other documents for output on terminals and printers. They are portable and enhanced versions of the respective OpenSolaris utilities, which descend from ditroff and the historical Unix troff. troff provides advanced typographical features such as kerning, tracking, and hanging characters. It can access PostScript Type 1, OpenType, and TrueType fonts directly. Internationalized hyphenation, international paper sizes, and UTF-8 input are supported.
OOoPy is a Python library for modifying OpenOffice.org documents. It provides a set of transformations on the OOo XML format using the ElementTree XML Library. Transformations included are a mail merge application and the concatenation of documents with formatting intact. The framework supports easy creation of new transformations.
yodl implements a pre-document language and tools to process it. It lets you write a single document, then use a tool (e.g., yodl2html) to convert it to some final document language (HTML, man, LaTeX, etc.). Yodl's document language is easy to use and to expand. Predefined converters are available from Yodl to HTML, LaTeX, groff (manpages), text, and (experimentally) XML, but new converters can be added easily.