Hugin

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Hugin is an opensource graphical user interface (GUI) for Panorama tools.

Like other GUI front-ends, hugin provides an easy-to-use unified point-and-click interface to a whole range of other command-line tools including:

The Hugin project's mission is not only to provide a powerful GUI, but also to provide opensource replacements for the small number of closed source components of Panorama tools, especially PTStitcher. A PTStitcher replacement, called nona has been developed, supporting its most important features.

Among the many flexible Hugin workflow options, it is possible to use increased tonal range data in a 16bit workflow with hugin or work entirely with high dynamic range images such as floating-point TIFF from start to finish in a HDR workflow with hugin.

Contents

Hugin components

The following tools are part of the hugin suite:

More information, documentation and tutorials are available on the project website.

User interface

Development

Hugin is Open Source, and as such very much dependent on voluntary contributions of resources. If you have coding skills, you are welcome to look at the source code and contribute to it. Even if you don't have coding skills, you most likely have some skills that the project could use and you are more than welcome to contribute your time. The tasks requiring attention change frequently and so do the required skillset and resources. Join the hugin-ptx mailing list to find out what is going on at the moment and how you can help.

At the time of writing (29-October-2007) there is a major effort going on to document and automate the building process of hugin so that the project can release binaries more frequently. See Test Builds below.

Test Builds

Goal

an infrastructure for on-demand build and distribution of usable test-binaries for the most popular platforms. These builds are meant to enable users to test the newest features and report bugs. Ideally, on Pablo's demand all those who have a build chain will run it against the newest source code to produce the builds.

Process

  1. Experienced users will build the most current hugin and helpers (libpano, enblend, autopano, etc.) for the target platform of their choice, with support from coders.
  2. The build process will be documented for each of the supported platform.
  3. Users willing to spend some time learning how to build will reproduce the documented process.
  4. Power users will script and automate the building process.
  5. Users with packaging skills will package the builds for distribution (installers).
  6. The produced binaries/installers will be made available on the web.

Supported Platforms

  • If you don't find your preferred platform listed below and you are willing to contribute your time and skills to build hugin on it, feel free to add it to the table. We will accommodate any well supported platform in the regular release process.
  • The Build-Chain Responsibles listed below have access to a build chain on the selected platform and have agreed to run the build chain within 2 days of a request from Pablo. They will forward the resulting binary package to the Release Manager who will in turn put them up for download by the general public.
  • Redundancy is good. If you have access to one of the listed platforms, please try to run the documented process below and report success to hugin-ptx. If you think you could do this on a more regular basis, enter yourself in the Backup Build-Chain field.


Platform

Status

Process

Build-Chain Responsible

Credits

Backup Build-Chains

ubuntu 32bit

tbd

tbd

tbd

  • Sébastien Perez-Duarte

ubuntu 64bit

tbd

tbd

tbd

Fedora 32bit

tbd

tbd

tbd

  • Bruno Postle

Fedora 64bit

tbd

tbd

tbd

OSX IntelMac

tbd

draft

Peter A. Crowley

  • Ippei Ukai
  • JD Smith
  • Daniel M. German
  • Peter A. Crowley

OSX PPC

tbd

draft

Peter A. Crowley

Windows 32bit

tbd

draft

Tom Sharpless

  • Tom Sharpless
  • John Navas
  • Jean-Marc Paratte

all platforms

a big thank you to Pablo d'Angelo for supporting all of those building efforts.

Stati

Build Chain

  • tbd: looking for responsible
  • OK: mostly automated build process ready on request
  • unavailable: temporarily unavailable (e.g. responsible on holiday)
  • HW-broken: the hardware is temporarily unavailable
  • SW-broken: temporarily dysfunctional, working on a fix
  • broken: nobody is working on a fix
  • unsupported: has been dropped for lack of support

Process

  • tbd: status unknown
  • auto: work as documented and has been automated to a reasonable extent
  • OK: works as documented, could use automation / scripting
  • draft: documented, needs validation / testing / cleaning
  • incomplete: parts are missing (e.g. enblend, libpano)
  • outdated: worked in the past but needs an update
  • obsolete: nobody has the time to update

Publication

  • Release Manager: tbd
  • Download / Webspace: thank you Thomas Rauscher / panotools.org, links will be published soon

See also

  • hugin FAQ Frequently asked questions about hugin

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