|© 1999 Michael J. Hammel|
Colin Scott McDonald
Metro-X for Linux/x86 has been updated to include new support for Nvidia Riva TNT & Riva 128 Chipsets, Rendition V2x00 chipsets, as well as improved support for Permedia 2 based cards and Matrox G100/G200 chipsets. Current owners of Metro-X version 4.3 can download the newest patch for free, new customers can purchase Metro-X for $39.99.
For more information on Metro-X and our other products for Linux, please visit our website at http://www.metrolink.com
Available from: http://home-2.consunet.nl/~cb007736
Some highlights from this release:
You can now load a CSIM file that was saved by this plug-in. Files saved by other programs may cause problems. I haven't tested this yet.
Giram Is Really A Modeller (or at least will be). It is written in GTK+ v1.1.x (x>=7) and in an early stage of development. So far it can load and save simple Persistance of Vision Scenes and some basic modelling tools are already there. For now you can only use plane, sphere, box and csg objects, with simple enough textures.
tgif is a vector-based draw tool, with the additional benefit of being sort of a web-browser. That is, you can fetch drawings from a web server with it, and you can make objects in your picture into hotlinks to other parts of the drawing, or to other drawings accessible via http.
Changes: Various bugfixes,
better scrolling and zooming, new visible-grid function in slideshow.
Sketch is a drawing program similar to CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator. It is written almost completely in python with some modules written in C, thus combining the flexibility and power of Python with the speed of C. Advanced features include gradient fills, clip masks, text along a path, blend groups, convert text to curves, and more.
Changes: Rectangles may have
rounded corners now, an Illustrator export filter has been added and bezier
curves can be used as guides now.
KuickShow is a fast, comfortable and easy-to-use imagebrowser /-viewer for KDE. It is based on Imlib and loads many imageformats pretty fast. KuickShow has a nice interface, that allows you to browse large amounts of images in a short time. It can zoom, mirror, rotate images, adjust brightness, contrast and gamma, auto-resize-to-fit and can do a slideshow, of course.
Changes: Bugfixes, KDE 1.1
updates, stability improvements, and a few more filebrowser features.
wmtune-bttv is a radio tuner window maker applet for all TV/radio cards supported by the Linux bttv kernel driver. It includes presets, a timer for automatic switch on/off and mixer support. Supports wmtune and kradio config files
Changes: This is the initial
FREEdraft is a 2D mechanical cad project. It is being developed using Linux FREEdraft is likely to work on most any other Unix/X system.
Changes: Updated for compatibility
with current library versions, bug fixes, and creeping featureism.
GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a public-domain raster-based GIS, vector GIS, image processing system, graphics production system, and spatial modeling system.
Changes: GRASS 5.0beta represents
the first major change in GRASS functionality in several years, with the
most notable change being support for floating point and null values. GRASS
also now has a new and much easier to use windows interface based on Tcl/Tk.
C|Net report on work being done at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) related to vector graphic format proposals currently under consideration by that group.
The Flash Plugin is a Netscape
plugin that allows to view Flash files. Many commercial sites use this
format to make their site up. The Flash object also allows to navigate
through a site, therefore, without the right plugin it was impossible to
go further the "Get Shockwave" logo while running Netscape under Linux.
Stony Brook Video Server
is the distributed video server application that provides indexing, searching
and video streaming in a convenient way to clients over the network. The
client may browse the complete list of movies, search closed captions and
play selected video from the beginning or from the point matching search
PMCam is a program that allows
you to set up a webcam on a remote site through FTP and perl. It uses qcam
to grab the image, mogrify to do the conversion to JPEG, and Net::FTP in
perl to FTP the files to the server. The program's RC file should be configurable,
though to allow any camera or converison programs.
GILT is a vector drawing
program. It merges GIMP and openGL to be both usable and dependable. It
is currently in a pre alpha state, this means we are looking for programmers.
Current features multiple views and documents in one session layers and
guides-layers script and plugin-mechanisms planned and partially implemented
transparent object possible (due to openGL) Planed features loading of
postscript object database
Zope is a free, Open Source
web application platform used for building high-performance, dynamic web
sites. It contains a powerful and simple scripting object model and high-performance,
integrated object database.
gView is a GTK/ImLib image
viewer with an interface similar to ACDSee.
|© 1999 by Michael J. Hammel|