Happy to report that we released version 0.60 of Social Networks Visualizer (SocNetV) on May 27, 2009. This is a major release bringing:
- native support for GraphML (this becomes out default load/save format for networks),
- edge filtering by their weights,
- new node shapes,
- lots of bugfixes
- fresh iconset
- and a bit of geek cream on top: custom background images.
Don’t ask what’s the use of custom background images in a social networks visualization software. There will always be some personal but interesting touch (or shall I say sign?) for the accomplished researcher to add to his/her scientific paper. For instance, one could suggest something about the coming “European parliament elections”:
🙂 Anyway, this new functionality is accessible via menu View > Background Image.
Once more, SocNetV is available in source code and binary packages for major distros: Fedora 11, Debian Etch, Ubuntu 9.04, Mandriva Spring, and openSUSE 11.1 . The previous SocNetV v. 0.51 is now in Debian Sid repositories, thanks to Serafeim Zanikolas. Of course, Debian Sid users may prefer to manually install the new updated .DEB. Also, Markos Chandras swiftly updated the Gentoo package. Thanks, hwoarang!
Also, SocNetV is now a proud member of Eugene Pivnev’s new QtDesktop project. Last but not least, we moved bug tracking and project administration to Launchpad, although scm is still in SourceForge. Two bugs have been already reported in edge filtering and weight saving 🙂 Both have been resolved for next version 0.70, which will be released pretty soon, bringing new ‘fantastic features’ as usual 😛 Seriously, see our Blueprints.