This is the changelog for rmap. The current version is 1.1, and can be found at

March 17, 2000

I finally got this puppy to generate useful graphs, though there is too much data being displayed. Now, i'm going to refine that bit of the data and see if I can make it more useful.

March 19, 2000

I got this puppy finally generating proper images today, even though I had some of my friends visiting. Not long before this gets released.

March 20, 2000

I added support for city names to be be plotted. The data is from the xearth package thanks to Kirk Lauritz Johnson <>

March 23, 2000

Initial release, announced on freshmeat.

March 24, 2000

Fixed spelling of Category (from catagory). Thanks

March 26, 2000

Added support for user-defined colors as well as being able to choose in greater detail what to print and what not to print (configuration in the rmap.color file or ~/.rmaprc). Also changed the behaviour of the program such that if no --continent or --category is specified then the default is to set them both to 'all'. Released as version 1.1.

March 29, 2000

Added bit-flipping code (originally by Joe Dellinger) for people on big endian boxes. Also fixed a few bugs to Andreas Theofilu <> Version 1.2.

March 30, 2000

Modified the code that determines if a segemnt is to be viewed or not. It handles greater zoom, but something is still not right. Version 1.3.2

Early April sometime, 2000

Optimised the plotting routines so it woun't take so long if your zoom is set fairly low. I havn't done any benchmarks on this, but it should work in theory ;)

April 8,2000

Moved a bunch of functions around to make linking to perl easiser. Fixed a bug (in the colormap file, if you set the catagory/type out of range, but the color was set to none, it would break things). This was pointed out by Tye McQueen <> who helped me greatly trying to understand how to link this to perl.

April 16, 2000

Moved all the options to one struct to make passing data around simpler. Made more changes to accomodate for linking to other langs (i.e. perl).

May 4, 2000

Added the cityfile functionality which lets you have your own text file containing landmarks or cities that you're interested in to the map.


Reza Naima <>