I've been hanging with the "good side" for a little while. It is even possible that your Linux box and your Mac, if you happen to have one, have my name on something. I would make a FreeBSD version of PolarView if there was sufficient demand
Granted, these things are not open source, primarily because I'd like one day to do only navigation software
, it's just way too much fun to work on.
Personally, I like the look of GTK-based Linux version the most (it's very shiny
), but dislike certain idiosyncrasies of GTK (such as inability to forcibly move focus between windows or the non-scalable way in which it processes events screen events
, though that may be more a problem with X11).
In any case Linux is not a "second hand" platform by any means. In principle they are all equal and my personal intent is to keep making things work as similarly as possible for all, so that people could concentrate on navigation
rather than deal with OS and software differences.
Originally Posted by idpnd
Sorry, it wasn't visible on the screenshots linked above. I like the way its done (purple semi-transparent)..
Actually had my first look around the site + spotted that it runs on Linux, good news
I will look into the Polarcom NMEA
instrument display and anchor alarm
in due course, two features currently lacking on the free software linux plotters.. Looks very pretty. Come to the good side of the force Brak?