To be removed from 1.4

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This is the list of plugins that are currently installed with WW. Please add opinions/reasoning on whether they should stay as part of the default install.

Plugins that aren't user-friendly stable or enough should be removed from the install. Ideally, anything that comes with WW by default shouldn't require research to use, regardless of how useful it might be.


Plugins currently installed and default load/unload status

Scalebar Legend (on at startup)

  • keep (withak)
  • keep (m_k)
  • keep (woodse)

NRLWeather loader (on at startup)

  • keep (withak)
  • keep (patrick)
  • keep (m_k)
  • keep (Guest_Jim_*)
  • keep (woodse)

Kml importer (on at startup)

  • keep (adam hill)

Bmng loader (on at startup)

  • required (withak)

Placefinder loader (on at startup)

  • required (withak)

Light controller (on at startup)

  • required (withak)

Joystick

Waving flags (on at startup)

  • switch off (m_k)

Atmosphere (on at startup)

  • keep (withak)
  • replace with sky gradient (m_k)

ShapefileLoader (on at startup)

  • switch off (m_k)

External Layer manager

Kill it

  • but why? it can be useful...
  • useful if you change the opacity of layers by having all of their properties together (Guest_Jim_*)

Movie recorder

  • remove, not user-friendly enough (withak)
  • remove, recommend user install (patrick)
  • I agree with withak and patrick, not needed with 1.4 install (Guest_Jim_*)
  • remove (adam hill)

Compass

  • remove (withak)

Stars 3d (on at startup)

  • keep (withak)

Dynamic clouds

  • remove (adam hill)

Overview form

  • remove or fix/replace (withak)
  • i think it was designed for multi-screen environments; could be replaced by http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Add-on:Globe_Icon (m_k)
    • Doesn't the Globe Icon need to be updated for 1.4? (Guest_Jim_*)
  • OF was written by Chris for the external globe company that has a display at NASA (adam hill)

MeasuretoolNG

  • remove (withak)

Time controller

  • required (withak)

Measure tool

  • keep (withak)
  • keep (m_k)
  • keep (who would consider removing it?) (Guest_Jim_*)

Compass 3d

  • keep, replaces old compass (bull)
  • keep, but get something nicer from Randy (adam hill)

Shapefile Info tool

  • is it doing anything useful? (m_k)
    • I think it just lets you browse the dbf table for a shapefile loaded in the layer manager. It's not something most people will use, but it works just fine and doesn't get in the way of anything else. (withak)

RSS earthquake

  • keep (withak)
  • keep (patrick)
  • keep (m_k)
  • definitely keep (Guest_Jim_*)

Historical earthquake query

  • keep (TomServo) - useful to educators and students
  • keep, user-friendly (withak)
  • keep (patrick)
  • switch off (m_k)
  • definitely keep (Guest_Jim_*)

Global clouds

  • keep (withak)

Image overlay

  • keep (adam hill)

Planetary rings

  • keep (withak)
  • remove, recommend user install (patrick)
  • keep (but only if there will be Saturn in 1.4 OOTB)
  • keep, doesn't seem to affect how World Wind runs and adds to the appearance just like the Stars 3D (Guest_Jim_*)
  • keep, wont affect any Earth only users (adam hill)

Satellite tracker

  • remove or fix, not user-friendly (withak)
  • remove, recommend user install (patrick)
  • remove, not needed (Guest_Jim_*)
  • remove (adam hill)

Virtual Earth

  • keep (withak)
  • remove, recommend user install (patrick)
  • keep (m_k)
  • doesn't it still have bugs? If so then remove (Guest_Jim_*)
  • remove (adam hill)

On screen clock

  • this was requested by the National Guard, recommend keeping this (patrick)
  • this is a part of the time controller (m_k)
  • keep, suggest it be given a keystroke or menu option to turn an and off, it is also part of the diagnostic display (Guest_Jim_*)
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