- Alpine Configuration Framework is a mvc-style application for configuring an Alpine Linux device. The primary focus is for a web interface - ACF's main goal is to be a light-weight MVC "webmin".
- Busybox is a utility that combines many common Linux tools into a single program. Most of the command-line tools in the core Alpine Linux distribution are part of Busybox.
- Linux Embedded Appliance Framework. Alpine Linux started as a fork of the LEAF project. A secure, feature-rich, customizable embedded Linux network appliance for use in a variety of network topologies. Although it can be used in other ways; it's primarily used as a Internet gateway, router, firewall, and wireless access point.
- The MVC design pattern is used in ACF to separate presentation information from control logic. By MVC we mean:
- Model - code that reads / writes a config file, starts / stops daemons, or does other work modifying the router.
- View - code that formats data for output
- Controller - code that glues the two together
- OpenRC is a dependency based universal init system that works with the system provided init program.
- uClibc (aka µClibc/pronounced yew-see-lib-see) is a C library for developing embedded Linux systems. It is much smaller than the GNU C Library, but nearly all applications supported by glibc also work perfectly with uClibc.