Monthly Archives: December 2011

Phil 12.30.11

  • 8:30 – 4:30 VISIBILITY
    • Going through the LWJGL tutorials here.
    • Got a window test up and running with keyboard interaction and (fast!) animation.
    • Added Applet capability to the above. It runs in the Eclipse Applet viewer. Now I need to get it to run in Tomcat…
    • Sun/Oracles Applet development examples
    • Deploying with the LWJGL Applet Loader 1 – Basics
    • Success! Using basicapplet.html in Phil/applet/lwjgl folder. Need to look at how to send data between the wrapper and the 3D app, since it’s going through the lwjgl applet wrapper.
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Tom De Vito 12.29.2011

Objective:
1. Finish the AudioElement class

2. Test Data Dictionary changes

Start: 10:20

  • Added commands for the audio elements
  • Added command processing
  • Added responses(idle, executing, done)
  • Wrote a test to make sure that the Data Dictionary works with remote data.  Previously I was using a different method where this wasn’t handled by the actual dictionary.
  • The test was successful.
  • Made  a couple of changes to the Audio Master to reflect the elements they control.

End: 6:20

Mike 12.29.2011

  • Spent the beginning of last week working on a Demo of Appboard and Visibility
  • Then spent the rest of the week learning GWT stuff
  • Mon / Tuesday off for Christmas
  • Spent yesterday getting JebGL working with some sample WebGL stuff.
  • Took those samples in this morning to the customer site to test them, they did not work so WebGL will have to be tabled for now
  • Back to GWT stuff

Dong Shin 12.29.2011

  • working at home
  • nicer interface on upgraded blog!
  • working on Project Manager GWT
    • finally got the financial data displayed just like PPM
      • fetching all the data at once, getProjectDetails. This returns all Budget Centers, Budget Amounts, and Obligations/Outlays
    • NULL fields displaying 0.0, need to work on parsing data correctly
    • works really fast in compiled mode, unlike slow PPM
    • working on data formatting/editing

Phil 12.29.11

8:00 – 4:00 VISIBILITY

  • Working through the C3DL tutorials
  • Looking for a good tutorial on doing JavaScript with eclipse and not having the best of luck.
    • Neat, somewhat related tool: http://www.ixedit.com/
    • Eclipse is building a web-based IDE for JavaScript called Orion. We need to keep an eye on this.
  • Mike tried getting jebGl to work on site but only got a big scary core dump. After pondering, I’m thinking that a valid direction would be to have our charting running in Applets that handle J3D, and the user interface is all GWT. Applets and JavaScript can talk to each other, so the communication shouldn’t be a bif deal. It’s possible that we could put some declarative xml together that would allow GWT to feed a chart template to a general purpose applet, so we could have a high-lever interface defining the presentation and interaction. Next steps are:
    • A lightweight “Hello World” 3D Applet that we can attempt to deploy. We can use Applet rather than JApplet, since we won’t have any GUI overhead.
      • Probably going to use LWJGL, since it’s been good to me in the past.
    • A web page that has JavaScript talking to our applet

Tom DeVito 10.28.2011

Start: 10:10

  • Keep forgetting to write out my objectives at the beginning of the day.  Will try to remember tomorrow.
  • Made some more changes to the Data Dictionary to independently identify and send remote data.
  • Continued to work on the Audio Master.
  • Changed the sound controller class on the arduino side to AudioElement.  Working on changes to make it work with the Master.

end: 6:10

Thomas DeVito 12.27.2011

Approximately two hours were used to try to resolve our server issues.

Start: 10:20

  • Retooled the audio controller on the arduino side to work with the Audio Master on the pc side
  • Started working on the Audio Master.

End: 6:20

Kristi – 12.28.2011

Mike and I met with Tangie Hall today re: Visibility documentation for both the Project Assistant and Project Manager.

Tangie mentioned that she has been unable to use the Project Assistant as there was confusion about the splash page (i.e., the flashing buttons indicating that the page was down – avoided Tangie and her staff to use the page).  Suggestion was made to make the splash page appear more like a traditional logon/password page with a tutorial button.

Tangie is taking back a set of documentation for her to mark-up while she goes through the Project Assistant.

She also suggested that she would like a “print report” like option for both tools.

Overall the meeting was very productive – despite the inability for her team to use the tool to this date.  I am hopeful that we will work well together and accomplish much in the upcoming weeks.

Phil 12.28.2011

8:00 – 4:30 VISIBILITY

  • Watching the OReilly video OpenGL and 3D in HTML5. If you have an ACM membership, you can watch it from your Safari bookshelf. You do have your FGM-provided ACM membership, don’t you?
  • Looks like picking is going to be an issue, but we can do it old-school: http://www.khronos.org/message_boards/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=3336
    • If you use C3DL, picking is supported. Hmmm.
  • Learning WebGL cookbook
  • WebGL Cheat Sheet (API as of February 2010)
  • glMatrix (appears to be the fastest library?)
  • C3DL looks promising. It even explains why Mike’s firefox WebGL was turned off. Going to read this one tomorrow.
  • 11:00 meeting with Clif S. and his gang
    • Showed the various VISIBILITY apps. It looks like they should be useful
    • Discussed WebGL development option

Phil 12.27.11

8:00-4:00 VISIBILITY

  • It’s going to rain today and my new hardware aches. This “feeling the weather in the bines” thing might be real after all.
  • Working on a simple animated gwt app. I’m trying for this.
  • Having all kinds of problems with our server. Using vi on a 20 line file takes between 4 and 12 seconds to open. Tom is opening a ticket with Steadfast.net.
    • It appears that this is a problem with Steadfast. They are doing some hardware migration that is messing with us
  • I have the gwt app running in hosted mode, but I can’t get it running as a war file. I get an error saying that the app may need to be recompiled. Hmmm.
  • Did make contact with Clif – his folks are coming over Wednesday at 11:00. Didn’t get ahold of Tangie.