Applications & Utilities
PaletteMaker - optimal colour palettes
PaletteMaker is a professional tool to create optimal colour palettes from
a series of "True Color" images. The utility has many configuration options
and uses state-of-the art algorithms.
Termite - a simple RS232 terminal for Microsoft Windows
Termite is an RS232 terminal that is very easy to configure and use
(developers can pre-configure it too, so that it runs out of the box).
The SYLT Editor - create/edit synchronized lyrics
The SYLT Editor is a self-contained utility to create or modify SYLT frames
in an MP3 track (or, more accurately: a SYLT frame is inside an ID3 tag,
which in turn is prefixed to an MP3 track). A SYLT frame contains text
(e.g. the lyrics of a song) plus time-stamps attached to each line, word
or syllable. Versions of the SYLT Editor are available for Microsoft Windows
and for Linux.
SvnRev - a programmers' tool for Subversion and CVS/RCS
SvnRev is a little program that writes the current revision number of
project into a C/C++ header file or a Java package file. This revision
number is stored in constants (macros in the case of C/C++, both as a
number and as a string. SvnRev is specifically designed for the
Subversion version control system, but it can also be used with CVS and RCS.
Most recent update:
Support for the new "working copy" of Subversion 1.7; relaxed requirement
for RCS keywords in source files (on Subversion 1.7 working copies).
Spool - send print files directly to a Windows printer
Spool is a small Win32 console utility that sends the contents of a file
to the spooler of a Windows printer, bypassing the printer driver. The
purpose is to send a raw print file, such as one produced by the "print
to file" functionality of Windows and many DOS programs, to a printer.
REGDRV - instal kernel drivers in Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
Kernel drivers in Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista must be explicitly registered
to be active. This utility,modelled after REGSVR32 (which installs in-process
COM servers), is a simple program that does this. Its "silent mode" also
makes it convenient for installing drivers from a script or a setup program.
The .ZIP file contains a README with usage instructions.
Recent update: the utility is now Vista-compatible,
by adding a (self-signed) code certificate and privilege options in the
Palette Spy - view the system palette
The palette spy shows the current system palette. When running under Microsoft
Windows 9x/ME, it also shows how the currently active "logical" palette maps to
the system palette. This utility accompanies the article on the
Microsoft Windows Palette Manager.