The Ape Base Compile System is a set of scripts that leverage ESP EPM and MREPO to maintain Red Hat based systems that require custom and secluded binaries. It achieves cross platform reproducible compiles applications like Apache HTTPD, MySQL, and PHP, supports a common --prefix parent directory to allow different versions of an application to be installed, provides an easy method to switch between application versions, places selected application binaries in a central "bin" directory, supports delivery via Yum and other common installers, and provides a method for non-compiled "skeleton" files to be included with installation and distribution.
PerlAutoInstaller (PAI) is a software deployment tool. You can use it to deploy a large range of applications silently for your users from a centrally managed server. The main advantages of PAI are automatic udapte of agents from the server, high security level using the HTTPS protocol, and a certificate authority to restrict software deployment to your company. PAI can manage a group of clients. No database backend is needed. All output from an installation attempt is returned to the server so that you can see why an installation failed.
Wine-doors is an application designed to make installing Windows software on Linux, Solaris, or other Unix systems easier. It is essentially a package management tool for Windows software on Unix systems. It is developed and styled to fit in with the GNOME desktop, but is fairly portable and a user interface could be developed for KDE. The main goals are to replace winetools, allow flexible application management, provide Queue processing capabilities, provide Application Database integration, avoid global native overrides, automatically add items to the desktop menus, and allow users to manage their Windows applications with profiles and bottles.
DYE is the Do-it-Yourself Embedded Environment Framework, a cross-development uClib-based toolchain and base system framework which is composed of the required source tarballs and patches and scripts to build the whole thing. The main goal is having total control about all pieces assembled for an embedded environment, starting from the toolchain and using a very easy and customizable set of Bash scripts to do everything.
Releaser is a set of scripts to automate and manage the tasks related to software package releases. It is designed to be modular and to make it easy to both select a particular set of actions associated with releases of a particular project (such as changelog generation, uploading of tarballs, posting announcements to mailing lists), and create new actions that integrate seamlessly into the process. Its status is still somewhat experimental, but the most basic functionality is there.
Rally is a software component with a user interface which allows a user to install, update, and remove packages on RPM based operating systems. Primary functions (downloading software packages from network repositories and their installation) may be performed in parallel. The user interface is split into two independent parts: a graphical one and a command line utility. The graphical interface contains package searching and category browsing functions. Rally assumes the Fedora project as a reference platform.
Repo-proxy is a package repository proxy. When a package manager is configured to use repo-proxy, all package requests will be copied and stored in a local cache directory for future use. If you have more than one machine on a local network, they can all share the same package download cache, saving bandwidth and lengthy download times. Repo-proxy can be run using several different methods to accept requests from clients (package managers such as apt-get or smart) for Release and/or Package files.