Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 07:00 UTC, submitted by Ron
SuSE, openSUSE "Last week OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 was released, and in addition to including KDE 4.0, PulseAudio integration, and various package updates, Alpha 1 features improvements to the OpenSuSE installer. This installer uses Qt4 and is much improved, which warranted us taking a closer look."
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RE[2]: Looks good..
by Torsten Rahn on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Looks good.."
Torsten Rahn
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> Anyone know if the timezone selector is based
> on Marble?

No the map in the installer is not based on Marble (http://edu.kde.org/marble). However IMHO using it in an installer would be a perfect usecase given that:

- it shouldn't be an issue to strip Marble down to a 2 MB package including the required worldmap data
- Marble depends on Qt4 only
- Marble ships with a Qt-Designer plugin
- Marble doesn't require OpenGL
- Marble uses little physical memory compared to other virtual globes / zoomable maps
- Marble has a custom InputHandler interface
- Marble is themable through and through (including shading, colorization, label styles, etc.).

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