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Ambulant; organization and status

[Ambulant Open SMIL Player -- concluded on 2007/12/31]

Several organizations are cooperating in the Ambulant Open SMIL Player project:

  • CWI, the Dutch National Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam. (Dick Bulterman, Jack Jansen, and Sjoerd Mullender)
  • Anadelta from Greece. (Kleanthis Kleanthous)

The initiator of the project is the CWI, but other institutes and companies take part in development.

  • 2007/10/03: Status report. Review of the final draft for SMIL 3.0, and implementation commences. more >>
  • 2007/07/20: Status report. Release of final draft for the SMIL 3.0 specification and initial implementation of the new features in Ambulant. more >>
  • 2006/12/13: Status report. Working on embedded distributions: content enrichment engine for interactive TV, and displaying books for the blind. more >>
  • 2005/12/14: Ambulant released version 1.6, with SMIL 2.1 support. more >>
  • 2005/06/09: Status report. Software release version 1.4. The software will be integrated into AMIS DTB: a multimedia player for blind users. Two presentations at the Holland Open Source conference. more >>
  • 2005/01/21: Ambulant released version 1.2, with syntax checker and plugin support. more >>
  • 2004/11/11: Development of Ambulant continues. The project plan voor Ambulant/NxG. .pdf (95kB)
  • 2004/07/21: Ambulant released version 1.0. more >>
  • 2004/10/11: Final report for the Ambulant Player Phase 1. .pdf (243kB)
  • 2004/04/23: "Ambulant/X Player" released. This distribution supports nearly the entire SMIL 2.0 specification and is available in source form for Linux, Linux/PDA, Mac OS X, Windows and WinCE distributions. Custom installers are available for Mac OSX, WIN32/Desktop and WinCE/PocketPC.
    The Ambulant team also release a set of six SMIL demonstrators that can be used to evaluate the Ambulant/X player (and other SMIL players).
  • 2003/10/30: "Ambulant/M Player" released.
  • 2003/04/15: Excerpts from the project plan. .pdf (74kB)

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