Contour consists of a viewer for bathymetric data. It displays a smattering of sample points (consisting of a latitude, longitude, and depth) which are transformed into a beautifully rendered 24-bit color surface representation. GPS support has been added using the gpsd library. It also has client installations on fishing and research vessels which will collect positional, bathymetric, and fish stock data and server nodes that will aggregate and provide analysis tools for the data collected by the clients. The client software will act as a wheelhouse position plotter and be integrated with various GPS and sounding machines. After each tow or set, data about the catch is collected by the system. At the end of each trip, the data is collected and merged into the central archive for analysis with a GIS system such as GRASS or ARC/INFO.
Virtual X68000 is a virtual machine that emulates a Sharp X68000 and optionally its DOS API. It will eventually run application programs for X68000 without any proprietary software including ROM BIOS, but currently lacks many key functions and is still in early development phase. Virtual X68000 is written in C++, and uses templates to implement instruction handlers.
SyncML is the common language for synchronizing all devices and applications over any network. SyncML leverages eXtensible Markup Language (XML), making SyncML a truly future-proof platform. With SyncML, networked information can be synchronized with any mobile device, and mobile information can be synchronized with any networked applications. SyncML is an open standard.