Marble 1.4 for Windows released

To all Marble fans on Windows: Marble 1.4 for Windows is out! Get it while it’s hot from Marble’s download page or follow the link directly.

Marble 1.4 running under Wine

Marble 1.4 for Windows running under Wine. The area around Tallin is shown using the OpenStreetMap theme. Some links to Wikipedia articles are also visible.

The Marble team didn’t only focus on bug fixing and stability improvements for the 1.4 release. Marble users who still use TangoGPS for recording their tracks will appreciate that Marble can now load its tracking files directly without having to convert them to the .gpx format first. Flightgear addicts are now able to visualize the course of their flight sessions in Marble.

Marble and Flightgear

Marble showing the course of a plane from Flightgrear. Screenshot by Christian Schmitt

As a technical side note, Marble for Windows was compiled under Linux using Wine. So although it is a Windows application, it has never seen a real Windows installation! I might provide the details in another blog post if there is interest.

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Marble 1.4 for Windows released”

  1. Christian Schmitt Says:

    Hi,

    while I like the fact that you use my Flightgear-Marble screenshot here, I would even more appreciate it if you fulfilled the license of the picure and gave appropriate attribution.

    Chris/papillon81

    • shentey Says:

      Sorry for that, I now mention you as the copyright holder. Please tell me if I should give you credit in some other way. I didn’t want to steal the credit from you, which is why I linked the screenshot to Flightgear’s wiki rather than to a big version.

  2. Troy Unrau Says:

    Very cool use of wine! It used to be that wine was the way to make windows apps work on linux (see WordPerfect)… now it’s the other way around :D

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