Archive for January, 2010

Osiva Morphology

Osiva is a windows program intended to show images as virtual pictures scattered across the screen. Osiva was begun in the late 1990′s and predates other virtual picture manipulation programs by several years.

The initial goal of Osiva was to sketch out the user interface behavior, so the program is rotten at the core. It is useless for more than a couple of full resolution images. It has an ancient approach to transparency — designed for Windows 3. ┬áIt has an idiotic approach to scaling, intended primarily to support the ancient approach to transparency.

So now it is time to fully redevelop Osiva, this time out in the open as an Open Source application, with complete Lab Notes describing all of the issues and decisions.

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