Monday, January 31, 2011

My latex friend Texclipse

I think I tried it once already and it wasn't mature at that time, but now I am really glad to say that the project is really nice and usable: Texlipse.

Finally a way to write my latex documentation from within my favourite IDE. While under linux setting up latex is quite easy, in windows it needs a bit more love.

Antways the configuration instructions on the texlipse site are great, so not much more to say.

The only thing I found nasty, is the fact that I need the output pdf to be built in a different folder than my source files are in. For me this is due to the fact that otherwise every time I save and it builds, the pdf is uploaded on my dropbox.

As you can see in the screen, there is a setting that tells: "bin directory of tex distribution", which should give me the possibility to change the output folder. Well, in my install, that one is not only ignored, the textfield of the folder gets blanked out after I press APPLY or OK.

An easy workaround is to add the small option to the command -output-directory=:

Good stuff from the Texlipse guys, goooood stuff!

Oh yeah, and wait, a screenshot:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Geopaparazzi 2.1 released

Geopaparazzi 2.1.0 has been released to the android market.

Release notes for version 2.1.0

New features:

  • zoom bar on map view to choose the zoomlevel

  • compass view now links to the Gps Status Application


  • lots of enhancements on the data decimating and rendering performance, fixing crashes and freezes

  • .nomedia file in the maps cache folder to stop scanner from browsing it

As usual the updated docs are here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The last two steps of JGrass towards uDig

It is since the joining of the uDig community that we wanted to slowly migrate all of JGrass as smooth as possible into uDig. This process has been slow and effort consuming, but is now at a good point, as some of the previous posts here document.

I will now the most important proposal to the uDig community, hoping that it will be accepted. If you are interested in reading through the thing, just go for it.

Need a candy? Here you are:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

JGrass all-in-one bundle

We got requests from users to put the an all-in-one bundle of JGrass/BeeGIS downloadable on the net.

In 2010 we used one version for several courses. It is the one some of you know because it had working support for netcdfs in uDig.

Well, while waiting for the next version of uDig with much of JGrass integrated directly and while waiting for a complete merge of JGrass into uDig, we put the bundles at this page.

There are several presentations on slideshare of the courses that can be used both to get started with JGrass and also to do advanced hydrology with JGrass. Some of them can be found here, which is also the place were stuff will slowly appear as it is produced.