I was trying to produce a Marble DMG for Mac OSX since February and as all of you know that OSX has its own banana skins to slip you off, especially when you have upgraded to OSX Mountain Lion ( the decision which I am already regretting ). But, finally I have succeeded in producing a Marble DMG. Henceforth, I would be privileged if all the KDE developers and users who use OSX gave a try to this DMG on their Macs.
How long had I been waiting for this to commence - every month, every week, every day passed so painfully slowly - it seemed like eternity. I sometimes felt like a little kid imagining weird things - imagining being in some limbo land where the clock just wouldn’t tick any further. And finally it happened on the 26th of November, 2012. The Google Code-in ‘rocket’ had launched from the lands of the ‘Google empire’ to many thousand homes where young developers were ready to explore the world of Open Source in the next 50 days of their life.
Marble has undergone many improvements during Google Code-in 2012. These range from extended KML support to plugin improvements. Following are the new features implemented in Marble : Sun Control Dialog: Marble shows the subsolar point on the globe which changes according to the time of the day. It is indicated by an icon. Previously the “Sun Control” dialog had only one option to “Show the Zenith”. This worked quite well but what happened was that with one checkbox, two operations were being handled, namely - showing the icon at the subsolar point and locking the view to the subsolar point.