This section covers several open
source contributions posted by some of our team members. Some of them have
grown out of our work, others have been developed just for fun. Our aim is to
help improving the installed base of open source software by sharing knowledge.
With others following the same example we gain part of their knowledge thereby
helping us to improve our applications and vice versa. Please note, that the
following packages are provided as is and may be downloaded at no charge. In
case of questions, please contact the author.
Free software contributions by Norbert
Norbert has contributed patches to the RMI module of the GCC project.
These improve protocol compatibility between
Sun Java and GCJ, the java
compiler of the
GCC project. In addition he
has developed a little tool to trace RMI messages exchanged between endpoints.
Norbert also developed a tiny audio recording application called
radiocap, which he currently uses to record his favourite radio programs.
When working with Linux, you might have discovered the annoyance of
being unable to unmount certain resources such as the CD-ROM. Another tiny
utility by Norbert, wbumount helps you to reveal the processes, which block the
Too many desktops for one system ?
some routines and programms written by Norbert trying to get the holy GNOME and
KDE grails on common ground. Read more about the
Common main loop
Virtual File Systems are facing
the same problems,
Common VFS proposed a solution.
TinyVariant is a library for serialization and data
transport. It features loose datatypes, partial readable protocol elements, a
small memory footprint, asynchronous and synchronous RPCs. TinyVariant is
available for Java, C and PHP.
contributions by Christian Dombacher
From the collection of
Definity tools, AVAYA did never provide, Christian decided to release the Clear
Vector Script Generator for public free usage. This tiny Windows command line
application generates Terranova / ATE scripts, which allow you to clear a
predefined set of vectors. Program, documentation and sample file may be
Christian developed a lot of software tools for the little Commodore 64. Most
were published in the well known 64er or MD/GO magazines. Some remained
unpublished up today. One such utility is S3COMP, a cross packer for Intel
based PC platforms. It allows to compress CBM programs within seconds. S3COMP
is less than 2K in size and may be downloaded
here. The program is
accompanied by the original article with some comments (in German). Have
In case you encounter a broken link, please
contact us. If no link has been
provided, please follow the link to the related project as the contribution
will be part of