Re: Bug#574881: ITP: freewrl -- VRML browser for 3D contents works also as mozilla plugin
On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 10:08:51PM +0100, Philippe Coval wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Philippe Coval <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * Package name : freewrl
> Version : 1.22.5
> Upstream Author : John Stewart, Sarah Dumoulin ... <info-freewrl --at-- crc.ca>
> * URL : http://freewrl.sourceforge.net
> * License : LGPL
> Programming Lang: C
> Description : VRML browser for 3D contents works also as mozilla plugin
> It is written mostly in Perl with some C for library interfaces & rendering,
> and uses OpenGL (Mesa) for graphics.
> === Notes : ===
> * that vrml viewer was in debian long time ago but went away...
> * upstream is still active , and many efforts are done
> by my friend Michel of myosotis project
> to made it available to debian/ubuntu users also ...
> So I am trying to help and hope we (co-maintainers) can get it back
> into debian's main and ubuntu as well
> * I just set up a git repo on debian's alioth
> (pkg-multimedia team which IMHO fits best)
> , imported previous version and working on an current release...
> * Currently (20100320) latest release builds and runs on most arch ...
Just wondering, considering the current move *away* from VRML with new
standards like WebGL, is there a compelling reason to add yet another
VRML browser ?