Flightdeck-UI is a project that utilizes the ideas in the design of aircraft controls and instruments for creating general purpose user interfaces. The project includes Flightdeck-UI Online (a Web-based monitoring system that works entirely through the browser), the Multi-Variable Monitor (MVM) application, and a Tkinter widget library. Flightdeck-UI Online is installed on a Web server. The MVM application provides a graphical editor with theme support for quickly creating Flightdeck-UI control panels. It is possible but not necessary to write code in order to use MVM.
FlightFeather's goal is "social networking for everyone". This means that anyone should have a chance to run a popular social networking site on minimal hardware, and without wasting bandwidth. Whenever the system's state changes, it generates static HTML pages. Pure read operations (usually about 90% of the total) do not require the application to run at all. Since conserving computing resources translates directly into conservation of physical resources (e.g. electricity use of large server farms), such "green software" can also benefit the environment. FlightFeather is already a functional system, and runs the "bosstats.com" site.
LinuxWorld Publishes an Article about FlightFeather
The LinuxWorld (http://www.linuxworld.com/) article, "BoSStats,
FlightFeather and the Relative Static Web", describes the design philosophy behind the project, and provides an overview of the technology.