On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Peter W. Draper wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Mark Taylor wrote:
> > > Might do SoG now since the amount of additional work is probably small.
> > on which topic...
> > AstroGrid do want me to come up with a PLASTICification of a
> > WebStartable image viewer alternative to Aladin. Obviously, SoG sprang
> > to mind. However, I'm not sure what SoG offers on top of JSkyCat; since
> > clearly SoG is and is likely to remain an unfinished project, and I
> > presume that you don't want to offer any support for it now, it might
> > make both our lives easier if I worked on JSkyCat directly without
> > whatever enhancements SoG offers. Can you comment?
> Hi Mark,
> the things SoG brings into play are support for NDX/NDF (I guess who cares
> springs to mind), grid overlays, basic aperture photometry (not
> incorporated very well) and some remote control services. I think it's
> fair enough to declare it as dying, if not dead, as it didn't get far
> enough to be useful in its own right and switch to JSky(cat).
> Now for more bad news... The version of JSky in STARJAVA is very out of
> date, it's version 2.0 and the latest is 2.6. I seem to remember there was
> a biggish restructing job that needed doing in the middle of those, which
> is why I never got around to it.
Thanks Peter - looks like neither SoG nor the starjava/jsky packages
are good starting points for this then. If you want PLASTIC in SoG
I can add it (at least, take a look and do it if it's easy), but
unless you request it I probably won't bother.
Mark Taylor Astronomical Programmer Physics, Bristol University, UK
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