Jupidator is a framework to automate the updating procedure of an application. It can be used on all major platforms. It makes it easy to integrate the self-update feature to any program in any language. It has various levels of file description granularity, and the developer can work with file groups or even single files, while keeping track of the change-log in a user friendly manner. It is based on XML for describing files and Swing or a console to display visuals.
Instant Boot Server allows you to set up a Debian GNU/Linux chroot environment and install a TFTP boot server onto it. Three "boot methods" are provided, one for providing the clients with the Debian Installer, one for providing an NFS root, and one for testing/playing with custom-built kernels and initrd images. The boot server is started and stopped on demand. The main program (shell script) is extensible, and may be used to serve as a platform for adding other server types.
Portable Linux is a tool that lets you create bootable USB and removable drives using popular Live CDs based on Casper (like the Ubuntu family of distributions). It sports some unique features. The live setups it creates let you use the remaining disk space on your USB drive to store and transport files between computers, as usual. If your distribution supports persistence, the files and settings you edit on your live Linux distribution are persisted across reboots. Finally, you can access the area used to store your files from within your Linux distribution.
Module::Build is a system for building, testing, and installing Perl modules. It is meant to be an alternative to ExtUtils::MakeMaker. Developers may alter the behavior of the module through subclassing in a much more straightforward way than with EU::MM. It also does not require a 'make' on your system: most of the Module::Build code is pure Perl and written in a very cross-platform way. In fact, you don't even need a shell, so even platforms like Mac OS (traditional) can use it fairly easily.
HAL/C++ is a library using dbusmm to access the HAL daemon. The library is not a wrapper around libhal and libhal-storage, but rather a reimplementation using dbusmm to communicate with the HAL daemon. Even though it is modeled after the official libhal and libhal-storage, it does not aim at complete adherance to the original API. The library is application-oriented, so for now, features that would only be useful to system-level applications or daemons, or HAL addons, are not being implemented. However, some of these features are mostly conveniences in the original libhal, and can be emulated even with the existing API.
The CPAN shell (and module) automates or at least simplifies the building and installation of Perl modules and extensions. It includes some primitive searching capabilities and knows how to use Net::FTP, LWP, and certain external download clients to fetch distributions from the Internet. Then it automatically tests and installs them and their dependencies.
Upgrader is a simple tool that enables Java developers to add software upgrade capability into their applications. An upgrade process typically involves replacing the old version of the binaries with a new version of the binaries and performing data upgrades. It may also need to perform changes to the directory structure. The data upgrade outlined above may involve changes to the configuration files or database. This tool provides a framework which application developers can use to keep track of changes to the application. Every time there is a change in the database schema or configuration files, the application developers can create a "patch" script and add it to the "patch list". The Upgrader tool may be bundled with the application and is typically invoked during the installation and upgrade processes. When it is invoked, it determines the current patch level of the system, determines the patch scripts that need to be executed, sequences the patch scripts, and applies them.
Jijawi (Jijawi Is Just Another Web Installer) is an easy way to distribute your PHP Web application to your users. It comes with a complete modular structure, which allows you to modify the installer as much as you want with the least possible effort. Jijawi supplies you with a system check and a MySQL module by default, so you can get the most common installer running in a few minutes.
Viper is a system for completely automated installation and configuration of Debian GNU/Linux-based systems. It uses a modern approach with debian-installer and puppet, works with existing Debian packages, and does not require any custom patching of either install media, client, or server. The basis of the whole system is an LDAP server containing all configuration data.