Saturday, 21 April 2007

HoudahGeo 1.0 launched

Just a quick note to say that version 1.0 of HoudahGeo is now available for download - and three cheers to them for listening to comments from this blog about the beta version. More on this at a later date but the big news for GPS-CS1 owners is:

HoudahGeo now loads unconverted GPS-CS1 files - or any other NMEA files for that matter.
HoudahGeo also loads multiple GPS files, important for us as the GPS-CS1 writes a new file every time it's switched on.

There's a free download which is a fully working version limited to only export 3 images at a time, so give it a try. The unlimited version is currently $24.95 for a license for version 1.x, the price is due to go up from version 1.1 onwards.

Oh and good to know that version 1.1 and 1.2 are already planned - I encourage you to suggest features on the Houdah Software forum.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2007

GPS-CS1 for PPC Macs - way forward?

Apple have released the source code for Mac OS X 10.4.9. Now the source code for Intel and PPC versions of IOUSBMassStorageClass are the same for 10.4.8, so presumably the Intel source code for IOUSBMassStorageClass version 1.4.7 (part of 10.4.9) can be compiled on a Power PC Mac. If so it might be possible to install the executable as a custom kext (having backed up the original, obviously) and thereby add GPS-CS1 support.

Is there anyone out there with a Power PC and Xcode who's willing and able to try this out for us?