© 2002-2004 by Remko Tronçon
- Version 0.3.1 released. Just a tiny bugfix release.
But i thought i might as well make it into a release, given my
huge inter-release time ;)
- Version 0.3 released. Finally! And on my birthday no less!
See the Changelog and Release Notes for more information. (21/1/2004)
- Spit is not dead yet. I admit i didn't put much time
in it lately,
and that by now i should be 4 releases further than i am now. But,
i'll use the same excuse everybody uses: i unfortunately have other
projects that keep me busy.
However, i'm currently working on changing the way Spit generates
HTML code. If all goes well, the next release should be very
easy to extend with your own HTML templates. But more on that later!
- Spit has appeared in
- Version 0.2 released. Bring it on! (09/10/2002)
- Version 0.1 released. And there was much rejoicing ...
Spit is a graphical picture indexing tool. It can be used to manage
pictures, and generate HTML pages for putting your pictures online. It is
designed for user-friendliness, portability and extensibility. It allows
quick & easy ordering, editing and adding captions for pictures.
The HTML pages are generated using
XSL transformations, which makes
it extremely easy to create your own templates. On the next pictures, you can
see some examples of pages generated with Spit:
Generated with the default template, Speek.
Generated with a slightly modified version
of the Speek template for better integration
with an existing website. (Andrew Wils)
Spit uses Qt, a cross platform
library for creating user interfaces. It has been compiled and run
succesfully under GNU/Linux (and other Unix systems), MacOS and
Microsoft Windows. If you want proof, here it is:
Spit running under KDE3 using Liquid
Bare-bones Spit under FVWM
Spit under MacOS X
Spit under Microsoft Windows 2000
(Note that these screenshots are a bit dated, and should be updated someday)
You can always contact me for bug reports & feature requests.
More information can be found on the
SourceForge project page.
Spit is released under the
GNU General Public License (with an additional
exception for non-commercial Qt versions), which basically means you can
download and use it for free. Mind you that Spit is still in an early
development stage, and there are still probably too much bugs and too less
features in it, but this will hopefully change in the near future.
- Debian GNU/Linux (Sid) packages:
- i386: spit_0.3.1-1_i386.deb
- You can add the following lines to your sources.list
to be able to apt-get the packages:
deb http://el-tramo.be/debian ./
deb http://pieter.barrezeele.be/home-made/debs/spit/ ./
- You can find the latest packaging files in the
spit/debian/ dir from the
- Red Hat packages: (thanks to Dries Verachtert)
- MacOS X 10.3: spit-0.3.dmg (thanks to Andrew Wils for helping me on this one)
- Windows: Due to the fact that the Qt library
has only been released under evaluation license for Windows,
i can't provide precompiled binaries for this platform. You will
have to compile Spit yourself if you want to use it there (and even
then you will only be able to use it for 31 days). See the
INSTALL file bundled with the source
package for instructions on how to compile & run Spit under
To get the latest version of Spit, get the CVS version from the
Here is the roadmap for Spit:
Of course, this roadmap might change in the future. Feel free to suggest some
other nifty features.
- Have a 'Preferences' dialog, where the user can place all its
- Better libxslt error messages
- Move general options such as 'editor' out of .ind files
- Automatic upgrading of old .ind files
- Some cleanup & finishing
- Support command-line operations (that don't need a display)
- Allow plugins for other HTML generators
- Have decent help, tooltips, ...
- Create XML Schema for config file
- Make translations
- Allow language selection in a dialog
- Heavy testing
- Support remote repositories, and allow to update the remote
- Add GPhoto import function