applib is a set of cross-platform application utilities that originated in the PyPM project at ActiveState. It contains the following modules:
sh: shell related operations including compression routines
textui: utilities for textual UI such as progress bar and column printing
log: log file rolling, exception-and-verbosity, sub commands, etc.
If you're interested in this module, please let me know - as that may motivate me to document it fully.