The Free&Alter Software Distribution offers a Free Software distribution downloadable for Solaris, HPUX, and IRIX. It contains 100 of the most popular Free Software applications used in research centers, like the GNU utilities, XEmacs, DDD, the GIMP, and Scilab. Unlike other distributions, it can be installed in the directory of your choice. The installation takes place in an intuitive GUI, and environment variables are easily managed by TkChoice.
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.
Almclk allows you to set an alarm on your terminal. It will send a message to your terminal when the alarm goes off, and will pop up a window if possible. If you are not logged in at the time, an e-mail message will be sent to you. You can customize the alarm by specifying a message of your choice. This message will be printed when the alarm goes off. Also, a 5-minute warning is sent to your terminal and popped up as a window if possible.
IControl interprets signals from Creative's RM-900 remote control and the accompanying IR LiveDrive! receiver unit. It is currently capable of sending input to various programs (including XMMS, Xine, XawTV, and XScreensaver), as well as circulating window stacking order (sending windows to the background), and changing input focus. It is completely configurable, allowing the user to map any key to any action the daemon supports. Support for other remote controls is planned.
mail2news-easy is a utility that converts mail to news and news to mail. This program is unique in that it needs less configuration and modifying files than other products; it needs only one file, containing the signature of the mailing-list sender and the news name to which it relates. It installs easily, suppressing 100 of 100 modifications in the first install, and 75 of 100 when upgrading.