I’ve just discovered Sweet Home 3D. So far, I have to say its one of the best applications I’ve used on Linux.
It’s Java powered and you just download the tar.gz file and unpack it. Once unpacked, run the SweetHome3D file and that’s it. You’re presented with a pretty straight forward interface if you’re used to 3D modelling.
Its logical though as opposed to some 3D modelling apps, right click, choose your tool then left click.
To add one of the many models available, simply drag and drop.
To change the properties of an item, double click on it and modify its properties.
Once you’ve happy you’ve put things where you want them, you can render a photo of the image:
You can download it from here: http://www.sweethome3d.eu/index.jsp
It’s cross platform too as it’s Java. Try it out.
The Ubuntu forum now has an announcement on its front page:
The Ubuntu Forums have grown tremendously over the years. While we regret that we are discontinuing our Other OS Talk category, this gives us an opportunity to help other Linux distributions grow by directing traffic to the websites of these distributions.
Here is a list of the official websites for the operating systems that used to have individual forums here. We hope you are able to find further assistance from there.
* Fedora/Red Hat
And finally, if you haven’t yet found what you are looking for, we suggest you look for information on the DistroWatch website or you might try the multi-distribution LinuxQuestions forum.
This makes sense, but some people may feel a little lost now as the Ubuntu Forums have often been heralded as a great source for support. Will this move more people over to Ubuntu?
I have a program in my head, but there is a problem. I’m not a programmer. I’m currently learning Python as I’ve heard its a good language to write applications quick, and that should keep my interest.
In the meantime, I’m looking for assistance or offers of assistance.
Now, the application. I work in a support environment, we have customers who require remote assistance, currently that is often offered by some means of VNC, normally a reverse connection. This however means interaction between a none technical user which doesn’t always go quite so simply.
So, my thought is why not have a middle man, or a gateway program. This program will be installed on customers machines and will provide a hook into the local VNC. It will connect to a web server and check to see if there have been any recent requests for connections, if there are it will forward that connection request onto the VNC service locally thus starting the connection without the need for user interaction.
I’d go into more detail but I think thats enough for now. If you are a developer, or maybe you would be interested in this application, drop me a comment and I’ll see what I can do regarding sorting out a project.