Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] Free Software Google Earth Alternative to Come in KDE 4.1

Hash: SHA1

KDE 4.1 Beta1: OpenStreetMap Support in KDE via Marble

,----[ Quote ]
| The hero of the current Marble KDE 4.1 Beta1 release is Jens-Michael 
| Hoffmann: He has successfully worked on getting OpenStreetMap integrated into 
| Marble and KDE 4.1!  
| This means that once you start our free software virtual globe and 
| select "OpenStreetMap" as a theme then Marble will directly start to download 
| OpenStreetMap tiles from the OpenStreetMap server...  


Looks impressive. Good candidate for AGPL because of SaaS freeloaders. Another
new AGPL migration just announced:

Medsphere Announces New Client/Server, Move to AGPL

,----[ Quote ]
| Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of Open Source healthcare 
| IT solutions, today announced the Open Source release of OpenVista Clinical 
| Information System (CIS) version 1.0 Beta and OpenVista Server version 
| 1.5.86. Available for immediate download at www.medsphere.org, these 
| applications compose Medsphere’s Open Source electronic health record (EHR) 
| system.     


Misys Open Source Solutions Launches Open Carbon World Portal


Marble's Secrets Part III: The Earth in a Download

,----[ Quote ]
| In Part III we'll look beyond Marble's offline mode: We'll get to know how 
| Marble fetches its data from the internet. 
| [...]
| Actually I've met a lot of people recently who weren't aware of the fact that 
| Marble downloads further texture data from the internet while browsing the 
| map. On one hand the reason for this misconception is maybe the fact that we 
| only provide very little additional online data right now (about 400 MB). On 
| the other hand the map download is done automatically and very seamlessly in 
| the background, so people will hardly notice.     


Marble's Secrets Part II - Walking In The Shoes Of Slartibartfast ...

,----[ Quote ]
| In Part I we have seen how easy it is to create your own maps for Marble. 
| We've also seen how this works down to the zoom level of aerial photos or 
| OpenStreetMap. Part II will show how Marble manages to provide the biggest 
| bang for the byte when it comes to providing map data. It outlines how we 
| managed to get the default map squeezed into the 10MB package that the 
| Marble-Qt version gets shipped with. We basically show ...     
| Why Marble is the perfect choice for Asus EeePC, OLPC & Co and some Embedded 
| Devices ...  


Marble's Secrets Part I: Behind the Scenes of Marble...

,----[ Quote ]
| If you've ever followed KDE 4 development then you've probably heard about 
| Marble. Marble is a virtual globe which displays the earth. So Marble can be 
| used as a nice digital replacement for your desktop globe at home where you 
| can look up places.   


KDE 4 rev 802150: Work in progress

,----[ Quote ]
| KWin with Wobbly Windows
| Kwin features a new visual effect known to most of you from Compiz: the 
| Wobbly Windows. Only a few days ago the settings panel for this effect had 
| tons of detailed options. Most of these options have been disabled now, the 
| only thing that can be configured is the window deformation level while in  
| motion. This seems more appropriate for a common user since the number of 
| configurable settings was overwhelming before. One minor flaw that I noticed 
| in KWin Wobble Windows is that the window shadow is not properly deformed (it 
| does not adjust to the current shape of the window).      


KDE 4 rev 790000: Better stability and performance

,----[ Quote ]
| This is another revision of the development version of KDE 4 environment. 
| Lots of you have asked why it took me so long to publish this article. Well, 
| I was just waiting for rev 790000, that’s all. I hope that your curiosity 
| will be satisfied since there’s been a lot of changes to describe this time. 
| I did my best.    


KDE 4.1: Visual Changelog (rev 783000)

,----[ Quote ]
| You don’t always see this in the official changelogs but the KDE 4 
| development is progressing in an extraordinary speed. After a deep look at 
| rev 777000 we are presenting you a new visual review of changes made to KDE 4 
| during the last couple of weeks.   

Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index