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Relationships between elements can be described using links. Unlike hypertext links, such as those found on web pages, links are presented in a visual fashion, allowing users to see both linked elements concurrently, and traverse the space in both directions.
Eventually, Shared Space 2.0 will be a networked peer2peer system, allowing users to transparently share information with other users.
Shared Space 2.0 is a free cross platform application for Mac OS and Windows. Developed on a Mac using Real Software's RealBasic, it is currently in Alpha development. All alpha and beta versions of the software will be available for public download.
The current version (Alpha 5) implements a small amount of the proposed feature set, but incorporates many of the tools users need to get started creating information spaces.
The aim of open alpha and beta releases is to find bugs in the software, as well as gather user's comments about current features and their ideas for future features.
What's new in this version:
- All new XML parser
- View import / export
- Directional links
- Improved speed
- Lots of bug fixes