SIMD-accelerated libjpeg-compatible JPEG codec library
libjpeg-turbo is a JPEG image codec that uses SIMD instructions (MMX, SSE2, NEON, AltiVec) to accelerate baseline JPEG compression and decompression on x86, x86-64, ARM, and PowerPC systems. On such systems, libjpeg-turbo is generally 2-6x as fast as libjpeg, all else being equal. On other types of systems, libjpeg-turbo can still outperform libjpeg by a significant amount, by virtue of its highly-optimized Huffman coding routines. In many cases, the performance of libjpeg-turbo rivals that of proprietary high-speed JPEG codecs. libjpeg-turbo implements both the traditional libjpeg API as well as the less powerful but more straightforward TurboJPEG API. libjpeg-turbo also features colorspace extensions that allow it to compress from/decompress to 32-bit and big-endian pixel buffers (RGBX, XBGR, etc.), as well as a full-featured Java interface.
A cross-platform library that gives apps easy access to USB devices
Library to enable user space application programs to communicate with USB devices
The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library is a simple tool that helps C/C++ developers initialize extensions and write portable applications. GLEW currently supports a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Darwin, Irix, and Solaris.
*NOTE* Migrated to http://github.com/cracklib/cracklib Next generation version of libCrack password checking library. As of Oct 2008 (reflected in 2.8.15 code release), licensed under LGPL.
Extra tools for OpenOffice under weak copyleft or other licenses
A space to store classic OOo dependencies that cannot be easily redistributed in Apache OpenOffice's SVN tree, Initially this was meant for copyleft tarballs only but it is also pretty handy to mirror other file dependencies.
This is the fast and Free (LGPL license) real time MPEG Audio Layer 1, 2 and 3 decoding library and console player. It uses floating point or integer math, along with several special optimizations (3DNow, SSE, ARM, ...) to make it most efficient.
Dlib is a C++ toolkit containing machine learning algorithms and tools for creating complex software in C++ to solve real world problems.
U++ is BSD licensed C++ cross-platform rapid application development framework focused on programmers productivity without sacrificing runtime performance. Based on strictly deterministic design it provides an alternative to GC collected platforms.
.NET C# USB library for WinUSB, LibUsb-Win32, and libusb-1.0. Using the common device classes, applications work with all operating systems and drivers without modification. Lots of example code. Open source software at sourceforge.net.
A project that has moved to GitHub
GLFW is an Open Source, multi-platform library for creating windows with OpenGL contexts and receiving input and events. It is easy to integrate into existing applications and does not lay claim to the main loop. GLFW has moved to GitHub: https://github.com/glfw
A multimedia framework based on Qt and FFmpeg
QtAV is a cross-platform and high performance multimedia playback framework based on Qt and FFmpeg. Features: timeline preview, gpu decoding etc
A real-time SoundFont software synthesizer
A real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications. It can be used for live audio synthesis of MIDI events or for rendering MIDI files to disk, using SoundFont instruments. It can also be embedded in other applications. This is not a application with a graphical user interface, however there are several GUI applications which utilize FluidSynth.
Automated integer factorization
YAFU (with assistance from other free software) uses the most powerful modern algorithms (and implementations of them) to factor input integers in a completely automated way. The automation within YAFU is state-of-the-art, combining factorization algorithms in an intelligent and adaptive methodology that minimizes the time to find the factors of arbitrary input integers. Most algorithm implementations are multi-threaded, allowing YAFU to fully utilize multi- or many-core processors (including SNFS, GNFS, SIQS, and ECM). YAFU is primarily a command-line driven tool. You provide the number to factor and, via screen output and log files, YAFU will provide you the factors. There is also an interactive environment similar to MATLAB or PARI/GP, where you can type commands and store results. YAFU is very customizable, through the optional use of many many command line parameters and a very capable expression interpreter.
Open source DKIM library, MTA filter implementation and associated tools.
Java wrapper for 7z archiver engine
Native (JNI) cross-platform library to extract (password protected, multi-part) 7z Zip Rar Tar Split Lzma Iso HFS GZip Cpio BZip2 Z Arj Chm Lhz Cab Nsis Deb Rpm Wim Udf archives and create 7z, Zip, Tar, GZip & BZip2 from Java.
Udis86 is an easy-to-use minimalistic disassembler library for the x86 and x86-64 instruction set architectures. The primary intent of the design and development of udis86 is to aid software development projects that entail binary code analysis.
PHP bindings for the cross-platform GUI library wxWidgets.
wxPHP is a php binding/wrapper for the cross-platform library wxWidgets, which gives you the ability to develop desktop applications using the php programming language. This applications can be executed on windows, linux and macosx using the same code base with a native look and feel. One of the ideas is that you can use your php web applications code base and logic to create native desktop applications that communicate to them transparently. This way you can give your users a seamless and native experience from the desktop while staying in sync with your web apps. There are many more use cases, but we invite you to download and try this project by your self. We hope everyone can enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed developing it.
JCurses, a java console windowing toolkit for Windows and Linux
The Java Curses Library (JCurses) is a library for developing text terminal based applications using Java programming language. It is implemented as a Windowing toolkit similar to AWT, but built upon the UNIX "curses" windowing system.
Cross-platform C++ libraries with a network/internet focus.
NOTE: Current source code as well as bugs/patches are on GitHub: https://github.com/pocoproject/poco/ C++ class libraries for network-centric, portable applications, integrated perfectly with the C++ Standard Library. Includes network protocols (Sockets, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, etc.), SQL database access and XML parsing. Licensed under Boost license.
A multi-format module player and library
xmp is a module player for Unix-like systems that plays over 90 mainstream and obscure module formats from Amiga, Atari, Acorn, Apple IIgs and PC, including Protracker (MOD), Scream Tracker 3 (S3M), Fast Tracker II (XM) and Impulse Tracker (IT) files.
Python module to build dialogs for terminal-based applications
This is a Python module for doing terminal-based user interaction. It wraps the dialog/Xdialog program, and provides a nice, object-oriented programming model.
quvi is a command line tool for parsing Adobe Flash media stream URLs. libquvi is a cross-platform library for parsing media stream URLs with C API.
Linear algebra and solver library using CUDA, OpenCL, and OpenMP
ViennaCL provides high level C++ interfaces for linear algebra routines on CPUs and GPUs using CUDA, OpenCL, and OpenMP. The focus is on generic implementations of iterative solvers often used for large linear systems and simple integration into existing projects.