I never got to post it, but NASA Worldwind 1.4RC was released on December 23rd. I think Chad has been bugging me to post about it for a couple of days, but I’ve been kind of oblivious to his proding. ;)

Since we all love to know what is new, here is the “What’s New” list:

  • Plugin: Movie Recorder (added avi xport)
  • Plugin: Place Finder Loader (Supports more geocoders)
  • Plugin: Satellite Tracker
  • Plugin: Virtal Earth, downloads Microsoft local live data (must be loaded from the plugins menu, then activated by clicking the toolbar icon)
  • Plugin: Improved WMS browser with GetCapabilities support
  • Data: New NRL data
  • Data: WFS placenames and boundaries
  • Core: New accurate sunshading
  • Core: Support for 3D models
  • Core: Atmosphere (Improved with atmospheric scattering)
  • Core: Added widget support
  • Widget: New scalebar
  • Widget: Time controller
  • Widget: 3D compass widget
  • Installer: Removed background
  • Installer: Mars, Moon, SDSS icons removed
  • Installer: .Net 2.0 check
  • Installer: Added command line tags NODOTNET, /NODX, /NOMDX) to skip detection of .NET, DirectX 9.0c, and Managed DirectX, to skip checks respectively.

The bug list for RC2 is here.

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