Knotview 0.1.0 / 0.2.0 RC2

Knotview is a crossing between a concept mapper, a wiki and a database.
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Philippe Gervais
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Knotview software is a crossing between a concept mapper, a wiki and a database. The main idea behind it is to split information into small chunks (knots) and make links between them.

Visual organisation is not enforced : links can be drawn arbitrarily. With Knotview, only the user decides how the information must be shown. Creating links pointing towards files or url is possible and make it very easy to gather scattered information into a single place. Knotview can be used as a powerful bookmark manager, a mind mapper, a small database, and much more.

What distinguishes Knotview from other concept- and mind-mapping software if the fact that it separates contents from appearance. A knot consist of a title, some arbitrary properties (e.g. urls) and an associated text. It is stored in a database (kdb) which does not include any displaying informations. Display is left to a client application, and saved in a separate file (kv).

This allows some useful behaviour, such as displaying several times the same knot, in the same application. Nothing preventsdoing the same with different applications : the same knot can be displayed in a graph, and simultaneously in a 'todo-list' software. This last feature is still planned, unfortunately. A very important feature of knotview is the ability to show the same information differently, depending on the users' needs. A todo-list will be shown in a list view widget, whereas a brainstorming needs a powerful graphical interface.

Each knot can be assigned one or more user-defined categories. This allows to set shorts of 'type' to knots. As for now, only displayed knot color is affected, but much more can be done with this. A good example where this is useful is a dictionary. Nouns, verbs, adjectives can be affected different categories. Other categories can be used to distinguish between feminine and masculine (if applicable).

More examples are given in the tutorials.



What's New in 0.2.0 RC2 Development Release:

A bug preventing knot creation in the kdb browser dialog has been fixed.
Some bugs have been fixed in knotdb as well.

Last updated on March 18th, 2008

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