Sunday, September 30, 2007

September 30 Planetary Society Mars Rover Update

Another great rover update by A.J.S Rayl at the Planetary Society:


Highlights: Teams hopes to have Spirit winter at Von Braun/Goddard
after investigating Home Plate. Opportunity will be at her present
location for some weeks, investigating the top of the bright layer
inside Victoria Crater. The bright layer actually has three distinct
layers, which will be named after influential sedimentologists and
stratigraphers, the top layer being named 'Steno'.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Version 2.0 Development Release 8

With the unofficial end of summer, comes the unofficial resumption of work on Midnight Mars Browser. My hope is to slowly add some more "polish" to the application, and finally get to an official "2.0" release.

Dev version 8 is a small step in that direction. I've upgraded the framework to Eclipse 3.3, which buys us a few nice features. In particular the popup views are very useful, once you've figured out how to use them.

I've also added some icons for the views. Right now these icons are "borrowed" from Eclipse and; I'll have to work on making some proper icons later.

Unfortunately the Update Software feature doesn't seem to be working for some reason, so if you want this one, you'll need to download it from here.