CMBview: Initial Announcement

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Jamie Portsmouth

CMBview: Initial Announcement

Post by Jamie Portsmouth » August 08 2005

This is to announce a new program for Mac OS X which may be of interest.

CMBview is a program to view HEALPix FITS files on an Open-GL rendered sphere.
Notable features include:
  • interactive rotating and zooming with the mouse
  • anti-aliased graphics
  • a histogram display and GUI for color remapping
The program should work fine on both Mac OS X Panther and Tiger.
CMBview is distributed under the GPL. The Xcode source is available at the website.
Please let me know if you have any comments,

Jamie Portsmouth

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CMBview: Initial Announcement

Post by Anze Slosar » August 08 2005

Does it rely on anything MAC OSX specific? Will it compile (with some massaging) on a linux box?

Jamie Portsmouth

CMBview: Initial Announcement

Post by Jamie Portsmouth » August 08 2005

No, it won't compile on Linux. It's written in Cocoa which is a Mac OS X API.

But on Linux there is GNUstep, which is quite similar to Cocoa, which might make a port do-able.

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Re: CMBview: Initial Announcement

Post by Michele Limon » August 09 2005

Jamie Portsmouth wrote:No, it won't compile on Linux. It's written in Cocoa which is a Mac OS X API.

But on Linux there is GNUstep, which is quite similar to Cocoa, which might make a port do-able.
Under Linux you can also use SkyViewer

By the the way I tested it under Panther (10.3.9) and it worked fine. Making the view window to large (~1200x1200) seems to prevent any further rotation of the sphere but resizing it down fixes the problem.

-Michele

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