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.
The HP Linux Common Operating Environment (LinuxCOE) is a global engineering program which facilitates provisioning and lifecycle support of Linux systems. Key deliverables are to increase reliability, availability, maintainability, and performance of global infrastructure and production environments by maintaining a minimum number of platform and component configurations.
Project-Builder is a tool that helps you build packages of your application (managed with a tar file or a configuration management system such as CVS, Subversion, Mercurial, or GIT). It is able to generate a build package skeleton for your project. With simple configuration files, it can generate for up to 20 different tuples of distributions (name, version, architecture), including Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, and Slackware. It is a good tool for doing continuous packaging.
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.
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.
NexentaStor is a unified storage solution that installs on standard hardware and provides enterprise class storage at a fraction of the cost of legacy, proprietary storage solutions. NexentaStor is particularly well suited for virtualized environments thanks to the ability of NexentaStor to eliminate duplication of primary data storage, to manage the storage for virtual environments from one interface, and to leverage SSDs to address the random I/O and boot storm issues with virtual environments.
BitNami RubyStack provides a fast, easy way to develop and deploy Ruby on Rails applications. It includes Ruby, Subversion, MySQL, SQLite, ImageMagick, and several Ruby Gems, and will optionally install Apache 2.2 with rewrite and proxy support. It supports Windows, Linux, and OS X, so you can share the same Rails environment on multiple platforms.
DrProject is a Web-based software project management portal that integrates a revision history viewer with issue tracking, mailing list management, a wiki, and other features. It is not a learning management system; instead, it is designed to introduce students to the tools that professional development teams use to coordinate their work. Unlike its industrial-strength cousins, SourceForge and CollabNet, DrProject is easy to install and administer. It has a very simple interface: students can learn all of its features in less than an hour. It provides a scripting interface that can be used to automate bulk or repetitive tasks.