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Apr 29, 2013, 12:46 AM
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Panorama war

So the Macbook has ended up useful for testing programs that are too hard to get working on Linux. It's even easier than Windows. The mane program was Hugin. After a day of compiling it, the Linux one would always prove unusable. The Mac version showed it finally reached a barely useful point, after 14 years.

Some of the aerial panoramas can finally be stitched. With only 4GB of RAM, it takes many hours, but now you can finally begin to see what the original copter saw. The Linux boxes also have only 4GB, but run Hugin a lot faster.

It's an extremely clunky program. Most of the time, it can't align them. It doesn't render the images in the order it previews them, so you have to constantly test render. Dialog boxes don't close without manually killing processes.

There has been much debate about writing a simple panorama stitcher that works. It merely requires barrel distortion & rotation. Hugin is now written in a dozen scripting languages, depends on a dozen new frameworks, takes 1 GB to build, yet it's only slightly more useable than 14 years ago.
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