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[[category: Summer of Code]]
 
 
This is the changelog for [http://more.brlcad.org more.brlcad.org] GSoC project. The project plan and specification is located [[User:EBautu | here]].
 
This is the changelog for [http://more.brlcad.org more.brlcad.org] GSoC project. The project plan and specification is located [[User:EBautu | here]].
  
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* July 6 - I fixed some bugs. I copied everything on more.brlcad.org and submited two models live for testing. I noticed some more bugs on more.brlcad.org (raytrace images are created in the wrong directory and title is not retrieved correctly). I fixed the later one.
 
* July 6 - I fixed some bugs. I copied everything on more.brlcad.org and submited two models live for testing. I noticed some more bugs on more.brlcad.org (raytrace images are created in the wrong directory and title is not retrieved correctly). I fixed the later one.
  
==July 7 - 31==
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==July 7 - Today==
 
* July 7 - I started looking at the other features that I have to implement: better browsing/search, better model theming, allow users to select the raytracing objects, multiple formats.
 
* July 7 - I started looking at the other features that I have to implement: better browsing/search, better model theming, allow users to select the raytracing objects, multiple formats.
* July 8 - Today had less time to work, but I focused on the model theming. Especially the teaser of the model should provide enough information to attract the user. This now includes the thumbnail image of the first (which should be more appropriate one, not just the top one).
 
* July 10 - Yesterday and today I did some experiments with multistep forms in order to allow users to select which object to show in the images. I'm not very happy with the solution I got so far, so I'll have to work some more on it. The main problem is that multistep submissions are not very easy to implement in drupal. I foresee the same problem (maybe harder) will arrise when implementing the multiple format upload and conversion.
 
* July 14 - Last two day I started to implement the object selection for raytracing. In order to do that, I had to reimplement the php-mged interface in order to support multiline outputs. I needed this feature in order to retrieve the list of the objects in the database (and their features). I'm also testing a rewrite of the raytracing feature because after some talks with ``Erik (he mentioned that for realy large databases, loading in mged can take a few minutes). If this works, metadata extraction and raytracing will be done by a single script, starting mged only once per database.
 
* July 17 - I finished implementing the new php-mged interface which allows to extract model metadata and create all raytracing of a model with a single call to mged. This should improve performance for raytracing large models or doing many raytraces on a single model.
 
* July 18 - I finished implementing object selection for rendering. The user can select which objects from the model file will be drawed before raytracing. In order to do this, I developed a new model that allows displaying multicolumn select lists. I also extended the filefield and imagefield modules to allow the use of the Node Id in the path. This will solve the problem of images being saved in a single directory.
 
* July 20-21 - I started working on conversion. According to initial chat with Starseeker and Brlcad, the original file that the user submitted should still be available after conversion. Also, another request is to make the conversion part of the off-line queue-based processing system. I created a new CCK filefield for the original submitted file and now I'm implementing the conversion and system.
 
* July 22-23 - I don't know what happened with the activity log for these two days. I'm pretty sure I submitted it and watched it show up, but now I don't see it anymore. Maybe I clicked preview instead of save and then I closed the browser. Basicly I worked on the conversion code.
 
* July 24 - Wow! I worked all day, did a lot of code cleanup, refactoring, and in the end, I implemented the conversion from/to BRLCAD file. Works really nice, I'll port it on the server on Monday.
 
* July 25 - I added automatic detection for supported file formats. Now, when you create a new file field named forma_file (where format is a supported BRLCAD format), models will be automatically converted to that field. I implemented a new script system and I added fivestar ratings. There is still work to do on the theme and site browsing.
 
* July 27-29 - I added various browsing features (by rating, popularity, etc). I implemented a very light download counter for model files, fixed some bugs in conversion code. I had to make some changes to the raytracing code because mged is starting rt in background (which creates problems with PHP IPC functions). I put everything live and started testing.
 
* July 30 - I got the cianotify module I developed during the application period and implemented more features and settings. I'll use it to provide feedback in irc about site activity.
 
* July 31 - I finished testing the cianotify module. I refined the model processing code so that new raytraced images are produces only if necesary. This reduces the reprocessing times with 80% on models of small-medium complexity.
 
 
== August 3-Today ==
 
* August 3-6 - I fixed a few bugs. I changed the licence from node to vocabulary because it's lighter and give more features (like tagcloud, models with the same licence), and changed the theming accordingly. I copied everything on production and setup CIA notify.
 
* August 7-15 - I posted more example models on the site to check test it some more. I removed the readonly option from mged so that the model titles get displayed correctly (the problem is in the BRL-CAD version installed on the server, but it was fixed in CVS). I added service links and link back code on the model pages so that users can link back to us easily and votes on social sites the models they like. The service links are not displayed for visitors right now (I don't know why, but I'll fix it after GSoC final evaluation, so that I don't break the "pencils down" rule).
 

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