In case you haven't heard, we are slowly developing Git support for Wandora. It means, upcoming Wandora supports a small subset of Git operations. For example, Wandora user can clone and open a project from a remote Git repository using simple menu options in Wandora. Also, the user can commit and push her changes back to a remote repository using simple menu options. We have set up a public GitHub organization with a name topic-map-library (https://github.com/topic-maps-library) and are slowly creating sample project repositories under the organization. If you wish to contribute, drop a line. If you wish to take a test drive with the upcoming Git support, checkout the Wandora project in our main repository (https://github.com/wandora-team/wandora).
New Wandora release 2016-06-10 is available. The release adds subject locator preview for Sinclair ZX snapshots and Commodore 64 disk images. Both previews are pure emulations enabling ZX and C64 software execution. Structure of distribution packages has changed: Now Wandora's Java classes locate in a JAR instead of separate class files. Samples and extras folders have been removed from the Wandora application repository. Some older subject identifiers have been removed from Wandora's base ontologies.
New Wandora version has been released today (2016-03-08). The release adds Wandora support to MariaDB and PostgreSQL database topic maps. Wandora has now more stylish look, especially in Traditional topic map. The release fixes many known bugs.
We have been working to update and enhance Wandora's database topic maps. Upcoming Wandora support MariaDB and PostgreSQL databases addition to MySQL, SQLite and HSQLDB. The work has progressed to the test phase. We hope to release new Wandora version some time in the beginning of March.
Wandora 2015-11-13 fixes a lot of OS X related bugs. Release introduces enhanced subject locator previews for WWW resources, videos, images, audio files and interactive fiction (z-machine). The release has been compiled and tested in Java 8.
New Wandora version has been released today. New version contains upgraded Processing and Gate/Annie. The release features IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) extractor and exporter, and IoT (Internet of Things) Pinger. Also, Wandora's DataURI support and subject locator preview have been enhanced.
New Wandora application version is available. This version, 2015-04-20, is mainly a bug fix release but has also some new features.
New Wandora release is out. Version 2015-02-03 enhances Wandora's user interface. Wandora's View menu has been restructured and features new panels: Search, Tree, Layer info and Drop extractor. Yes, Drop extractor is back! The release contains also numerous smaller fixes and enhancements.
New Wandora release (2014-11-24) features Watson translation API support, Alchemy face detection API extractor, enhanced occurrence view in Traditional topic panel. The release adds Spanish, German and French as a default languages for topic occurrences and names. The release contains numerous smaller enhancements and fixes.
New version of Wandora application has been released today (2014-08-20). The released version features SameAs.org subject expander, Alchemy API image keyword extractor, ReKognition face detection extractor and Waiana service module, for example. See change log for details.
To make the Wandora development more transparent and to attract new developers, we have moved Wandora's master repository to the Github. Take a look and join us developing Wandora.
New Wandora release is available. This release features refactored embedded HTTP server. Now the internal services are built upon Wandora's modules framework introduced few releases ago. This change should ease the service transfer between Wandora application and Tomcat server framework and provide more advanced options for topic map based WWW application development. Also, this release updates Twitter extractor and contains many smaller enhancements and bugfixes.
From now on Wandora's download links (wandora.zip and wandora-src.zip) return date stamped packages. The date stamp is formatted as yyyymmdd and refers the version of the application. For example, at this time the wandora.zip returns a file wandora-20140513.zip as the latest Wandora version is 20140513. Similarly, the wandora-src.zip returns wandora-src-20140513.zip at this time. Thanks to Patrick for suggesting the date stamped distribution packages.
New Wandora version has been released today. The release fixes a serious bug in the application. The bug was in XTM2 parser and removed all removed all subject identifiers starting with a prefix http://wandora.org/si/temp while importing an XTM2 topic map or loading a Wandora project file. The bug broke Wandora's user interface and hid some associations and topics. The bug was recognized with the help of Damien S. Thank you.
We have today released a new Wandora version (2014-05-05). The release fixes bugs in selection extractors of embedded WWW browser. The release also enhances the topic map fragments generated by simple HTML list and HTML table extractors. The directory structure extractor has been rewritten and creates now hopefully more usable topic map fragments.
Due to increased network traffic we are changing Wandora's WWW server. The server is changed Tuesday 29th of April 2014. Although the change should have a minumum effect on the availability of Wandora's WWW site, the site may be unavailable short periods of time during Tuesday 29th of April 2014. We apologize the inconvenience.
It is over six months since last Wandora release. Now we are finally ready to publish new version with some very interesting new features. Release 2014-04-15 features TMQL support and embedded HTML browser, for example. TMQL is the topic map query language and Wandora allows the user to search, query and modify topics and associations with TMQL scripts. Embedded HTML browser expands Wandora's internal visualizations repertoire. Wandora's embedded HTTP server services are now available inside the Wandora application. See change log and documentation for more details.
Next Wandora version will be published 2014-04-15. Upcoming features include TMQL support and embedded HTML browser.
We are very proud to announce that The Art Collections of Finnish National Gallery website has been rebuilt using Wandora and Topic Maps. The website is based on Wandora's new server framework. The content of the site comes from a Wandora project file including four separate and merging topic maps. Used topic maps are master data dump of artwork and artists information, Iconclass vocabulary, audioguides and manually crafted base ontology with merge-topics. Frontend is generated using Velocity templates and is a responsive HTML5 site. Also, Wandora's new server framework provides an API to the artwork and artists information.
British Library released images and information from the 17th, 18th and 19th century books under a title "A million first steps". Wandora Team has converted the information into topic maps and releases the topic maps as public domain.
New Wandora version was released today (2013-09-15). Addition to numerous new features, new Wandora uses Java 7.
There is a lot of new Wandora features coming up: Seven genuine Excel extractors, Firefox bookmark extractor, Redit extractor, AngularJS topic map browser extra, etc. And the date to remember is 2013-09-15.
New Wandora release is available today 2013-07-15. Release improves interoperability between Wandora and R language environment.
New Wandora version has been released today (2013-06-28). New version features Tesseract OCR extractor, new topic panel Sketch grid and a Mediawiki resource uploader. Version contains also several smaller enhancements and fixes.
Extremely interesting blog posts by Geertjan Wielenga, a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group: Porting Wandora to the NetBeans Platform. This reminds me of our attempt in moving to Netbeans. At that time we finally decided to stick with the light-weight framework of Wandora application. Interesting to see how Geertjan proceeds.
Wandora Team is proud to announce that next Wandora version, including Sketch Grid, Tesseract OCR extractor and MediaWiki API uploader, will be published Friday 28th of June. Sketch Grid is an editable topic grid used to manage topic groups. Tesseract OCR extractor bridges separately installed Tesseract optical character regocnition system to Wandora where it can be used to extract raw text out of subject locator images, for example. MediaWiki API uploader allows Wandora user to upload media resources directly to MediaWiki's such as Wikipedia Commons.
Wandora is listed as an API implementation case study in Europeana professional. Wandora features the Europeana extractor which is a developer technology for professionals who want to use the Europeana as an information source. Wandora user can scratch information from the Europeana API (v2.0) and build her own applications on top of the information.
New version of Wandora application is available. Now Wandora user can undo and redo all topic map operations. Addition to the undo and redo, new version upgrades Twitter, Facebook and Europeana extractors, and contains numerous other fixes and enhancements.
We have been building Wandora an undo/redo feature for all topic map operations and have proceeded to a testing phase. As all looks great at the moment we are planning to release next Wandora version 2013-04-30. Be warned.
New Wandora version has been released today (2013-01-28). New version features dockable topic panels, Europeana extractor and a number of tiny fixes. Dockable topic panels allow the user to work simultaneously with several different topic views and editors, all synchronized.
New Wandora application release (2012-08-31) is available. New features include a Guardian open platform extractor, a Freebase extractor, a DOT graph format export and a topic map layer visualization based on D3. Moreover, graph panel views now occurrences and graph panel filter management is easier. Release contains fixes on LTM import and disables some deprecated extractors.
Finally our Topic Map Export module for Drupal 7 has been accepted as a self-standing project. If you use Drupal and wish to export some data out of Drupal in XTM 2 format, this module is just a right tool for you. Did I already say, it's free. Please, take a look and provide feedback if you decide to take a test drive. Yes, we are proud of it even though it has only a minor relation to Wandora application.
A MediaWiki installation has been Wandora's web site since day one. With a great pleasure we announce that you are now looking Wandora's new welcome page -- a more professional one, we hope. If you liked the old one, don't worry, WandoraWiki still plays an important role in Wandora's web presence as all documentation and download links locate there.
Some sharp-eyed visitors may have noticed Wandora's web site locates actually in Grip Studios Interactive's domain and server space. This has changed and Wandora site, including domains www.wandora.org and www.wandora.net, locate now in it's own server space. This change hopefully allows us to develop the Wandora's web presence further. Along the server change we have altered web addresses of the Wandora site. Most notable address change is the current absence of folder wandora. However, we have been careful and old web addresses should work too.
New Wandora release available. Release includes several interesting new features: Tool manager supports now JAR paths, Enhanced timeline visualization, iCal calendar format extractor, server modules for partition visualization, tree visualization and word cloud visualization, cylinder graph generator, lattice graph generator, New York Times Event API extractor, and a lot of bug fixes. See Change log.
Wandora Team is proud to present yet another Wandora version (2012-04-30). This version features an enhanced Processing Topic Panel, two completely new sample sketches for the Processing topic panel: Sphere3D and Euclidean3D, three server modules for Wandora's embedded server: timeline, googlemaps, and d3graph. Last but not least, new version features a New York Times Article Search API extractor.
Next Wandora version will be published 30th of April. Version features a navigable 3D graph visualization of a topic map (made with Processing topic panel) and server modules for timeline and geo-map visualizations.
Topic Map Export module for Drupal has been updated.
New Wandora version has been published today. See Change log. This release contains numerous bug fixes and few minor new features.
We plan to publish next version of Wandora application 29th of February. Release will be mainly a bug fix release.
Wandora Team is releasing a topic map conversion of The Service Map - Helsinki Region Public Services. This vast information package reviews Helsinki city region services and can be used as a knowledge component in services requiring such information. The topic map of Helsinki region services will be part of our Topic Map Library.
Wandora's Firefox and Thunderbird plugin has been updated and works now on Firefox 9. Download updated plugin here. Notice also that the plugin in Wandora application distribution packages has NOT been updated yet.
Season's greetings from all of us at Wandora Team!
Wandora software packages have been updated to fix a bug in Wandora's file dialog. Wandora team would like to apologize the trouble and thank all bug reports! At least some people are really using the software. As this was quite a rapid fix, we didn't remove features under development and the release adds some new features to Wandora. These features are XTM topic map service module, JTM topic map service module, GRAPHML service module, RDF service module, and Screencast service module. Also, user can now upload and download resource data occurrences to/from Pastebin online clipboard service.
New Wandora version is available. See Change log.
Next version of Wandora application will be released 19th of September. Release contains bug and usability fixes.
WandoraWiki's front page has been viewed for more than 200000 times. Meanwhile our statistics page tells there has been a total of 1806183 -- almost two millions -- page views in WandoraWiki. Thanks to all visitors!
New Wandora released today. New features include R language integration and uClassifier.
New tutorial videos in wandoratv. Flash plugin required.
Tiny teaser related to upcoming features: R language integration. Next version of Wandora application is released mid August.
Need a general purpose English thesaurus? Take a look at the Topic map conversion of Moby Thesaurus II.
Yet unofficial Topic Map Export module for Drupal is available!
New Wandora application release is available! New features include SPARQL extractor, JQuery Mobile based topic map browser, HelMet library data extractor, Microsoft Translator integration, Alchemy sentiment extractor and updated Drupal extras. See Change log for details.
Wandora Team participated an open-data-hackathon organized by a major Finnish news paper and media company Helsingin Sanomat. See what we did with Wandora.