From Tim’s post:
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing an interview on behalf of the InaSAFE project as part of the selection process for the Black Duck Software ‘open source rookies of the year’ competition. A week later we heard that we had made it into the top 10! The award is based on a selection or projects from the popular ohlog.net web site:
“Using data on open source projects from Ohloh.net and the Black Duck® KnowledgeBase™, Black Duck reviewed thousands of open source projects that were initiated in 2012 to select the fifth annual Open Source Rookies of the Year. Using a weighted scoring system, points were awarded based on project activity, commits pace, project team attributes and other factors. Black Duck determined the top 10 Rookie projects following an audit of its findings and normalization of scores.”
You can see all the winners listed at the official competition page here. We were also fortunate to be mentioned in Wired, DirectionsMag and various other places.
We have worked incredibly hard over the last year to make the InaSAFE plugin for QGIS, with a team of dedicated developers from AUSAID, WorldBank, Linfiniti, opengis.ch and a number of other developers and contributors, so it is really great to receive this acknowledgement! Here is looking to another great year of working on InaSAFE for 2013!
Past winners of the prestigious award include Twitter Bootstrap, Cloud Foundry, Mozilla Persona (formerly known as BrowserID), Red Hat OpenShift, Eclipse Orion, Apache Rave, Salt Stack, OpenStack, Diaspora and many other notable projects.
I’m really happy to be part of this team and I look forward to more hacking (in the original sense of course) together, Great job guys
So I’m finally back on working on QGIS for android. Currently thanks to
the QGIS usergroup Switzerland and norbit.de I’m porting python QGIS to
android. So stay tuned on that one.
On the side, due to a bug in the latest release of necessitas I
created a workaround version of qgis. the problem is that many people
install the latest release and miss al the menues. So today I decided to
upgrade the qgis installer and added the possibility of seamlessly
downloading the nightly builds and to clear the cache to save space on
the device. For the moment the nightly build is just the custom
workaround package but once the bug is gone I’ll restart pushing real
now I’d like to ask the translators if you can have a shot at updating
the installet strings (about 15) you can use github to edit xml and pull
request or .po files and pull request or just a plain email to me. here more infos on the translation process for the installer
Just stumbled upon this post by Pirmin, and he says Globe has been fixed. Cool, thanks Pirmin and Regione Umbria for sponsoring his work!
And here a demo of what the guys at Oslandia do with it:
PostGIS 3D demo from Oslandia on Vimeo.
Thanks to all reports on my last post I realised that I had forgotten to include some assets in the custom package. This new package fixes the problem. here is the file, be aware that I’m in a bad connection place, and the file is slowly uploading. So keep on checking back and see when it is ready.
Good news this time Instead of enjoying my weekend doing some wicked diving here in Indonesia, I decided to close myself indoor and get a (re)working vesion of qgis out. As some of you might have noticed or read in my previous post, the latest and greatest version of Qt for android breaks a fundamental part of QGIS, the second level menues.
So after some good nerdy-weekend hours here it is your shiny (again-) working qgis. There is nothing new code wise, it is still alpha7 but it works again
enjoy and for all those happy people that asked me to fix this, well you know how much a full Sunday with no diving is worth and where my donate button is
oh yes, and here is the file, you will have to uninstall the old qgis manually because I created this package on my laptop and not on the server, so it has a different signature. Please test this and let me know if it works for you and I’ll release it as alpha8.
You might have noticed that lately there has been a slight slowdown in posts about QGIS on android. There is a very good reason behind it. Since August I started working on a project called inaSAFE, a free software that produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities.
End October after a heavy development sprint, the InaSAFE team (which consists of developers from around the world, funded by AUSAID and The World Bank / GFDRR) released inaSAFE 1.0 at the AMCDRR, a high level conference for disaster risk reduction in Asia. During the same event, inaSAFE was even demonstrated to the President of Indonesia.
Here a description of AIFDR from Dr Trevor Dhu and here Trevor introducing Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono the President of Indonesia to InaSAFE (running in QGIS)
InaSAFE can be easly installed from QGIS by going in Plugins > Fetch Python Plugins, then type ‘inasfe’ in the filter box and select InaSAFE 1.0. InaSAFE is completely Free and Open Source (GPL v3) and you can get source code from our github project.
Hi all, it has been a while since my last post, and foremost QGIS on android release. I’m very sorry. I’ve been working hard on another project (inasafe.org) that toke up all my time since we just launched version 1.0.
So now to the real problem, necessitas (the android Qt port) has had a sweet update that adds a lot of nice things (like native look and feel) to Qt apps. The only problem is that it has a grave bug that makes the new shiny thing bad for QGIS. Basically there is no second level menu bars anymore. Yes exactly, every item like view>panels>gps can’t be selected. Basically all plugins, all panels and more can’t be selected with the new necessitas, So If QGIS is the only Qt app you have on your device, DON’T let ministro update it’s libraries.
I’ve of course already discussed with the maintainer of necessitas and he promised me to have this fixed in the next release. Meanwhile, I’m looking into making a temporary package that includes the old Qt libraries.
I’m sorry for the issue and really hope to solve this quickly but as everybody I need do do paid work as well to support my other developments, so if you can, give a nice poke to that donate button
MTP is probably the most annoying thing I encounter lately on tablets, why don’t I get a simple USB mass storage when I connect my tablet? here some hints on how to get (maybe) rid of mtp in ICS (android 4.0)
Just change the connection mode to Mass Storage or PTP instead of MTP, under Settings > Storage in the dropdown menu (or using the context menu button).
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Yesterday I had the possibility to present QGIS on Android at the QGIS Swiss user meeting 2012 held at the Bern University. In the morning I held this presentation and in the afternoon I leaded a small workshop where we discussed more in depth how qgis of android works. I’d like to thank the QGIS user group Switzerland for organizing and the sponsors for supporting such a nice event.
So, after a very succesful rainy weekend the long-standing project of a new website is finally reality. Thanks to this project I had the chance to check out with no client constrains what was out there to allow me doing what I wanted. After an in-depth review I decided to use WordPress with the customized Shell-lite theme and some plugins.
Now, to the why, well I really love the way WordPress has evolved from a simple blogging platform to a much more powerful CMS while keeping its super slick and easy admin panel. Simply great, possibly the best I know of.
The shell-lite theme is a GPLv3 parent theme that I liked from the beginning on for its slick typography and simple almost black and white design, kudos to the developers. I created a child theme to change some things in the home and in the archives pages and inserted a Featured articles widget with a custom theme to my new home.
What I still need to do Is to translate the site using wp-i18n and upload the new logo as soon as I get it. As well I want to see If I’m happy with wp-touch as a mobile front end or if I’ll implement a new theme for it. We’ll see.
In any case I think that it is pretty amazing to what result you can come in about 20 hours of development.
Enjoy and let me know if you find any issues.