Flightdeck-UI MVM 0.1.2 + Library 0.1.5 released
*** The Flightdeck-UI project is looking for testers and user feedback *** on all platforms. If you come up with your own themes and control *** files, they may be included in the distribution. In addition, *** links to good screenshots can be added to the Flightdeck-UI site. *** The MVM application can also show your name, organization, URL and *** a brief description for any control file or theme that you create.
The goal of the Flightdeck-UI project is to apply ideas from aircraft instrumentation design to general purpose user interfaces.
New features added to MVM allow any numerical value published on almost any website to be monitored by the application. Example control files (supplied with the distribution) illustrate the monitoring of current outdoor temperatures in the U.S. and Europe.
MVM can be quickly configured to track data from several sources (for example your favorite stock, the local weather, the number of visits to your website, etc.). It will then sit in some corner of your desktop, allowing you to read this information with an occasional glance. MVM includes a graphical editor and theme support.
Go see the screenshots at "http://www.openlight.com/fdui/screens.html".
MVM is built on top of the Flightdeck-UI library, which provides widgets based on the basic instruments of flight. See the project homepage ("http://www.openlight.com/fdui/") to download the software, read more information on the current as well as future Flightdeck-UI widgets, learn the rationale behind the MVM monitoring approach, etc. The README files for both the application and the library, as well as two whitepapers are available from the project homepage.
MVM and the Flightdeck-UI library are both open source/free software. They have been tested under Linux (RedHat 7.2) and a little under Windows 95.
Questions can be emailed to originator of this message. Your ideas and participation will be appreciated!