Daily Progress

Project Info

Project Name New Cross-Platform 3D Display Manager
Student Name Bogolin Simion Vlad
IRC nick vladbogo
Link to proposal


  • Embed Qt in Tk windows
  • Drawing
    • Line drawing
    • Text drawing
  • Keyboard and mouse integration
  • Embedding a framebuffer window


Community bonding

  • 30 May 2013:
    • Updated short description of the project on the melange page.
  • 1 June 2013:
    • A first step in implementing the qt display manager. Now it only prints logs similar to txt dm, but has some improvements
  • 4 June 2013:
  • 14 June 2013:

Week 1 (17 - 23 June)

  • Weekly milestone:
    • As I haven't worked with Qt before I will focus on getting more familiarized with it this week and also a more detailed look on the existing dm's code to be sure I will not miss anything.
  • 17 June 2013:
    • Created a first qt small application. It is not something complicated. I focused on the compilation procedure and how to integrate qt with cmake.
  • 18 June 2013:
    • I successfully built a qt project using cmake. I struggled with the difference between Qt4 and Qt5 but finally managed to make a cmake build.
  • 19 June 2013:
  • 20 June 2013:
    • Studied existing cmake files in order to complete integration of Qt with cmake.
    • Found out a FindQt.cmake implementation and tested it: does not work.
  • 21 June 2013:
    • Studied existing X-dm implementation, especially the open function.
  • 22 June 2013:
    • A short break so I didn't do much today but I've looked on the mged dm files (mged/dm-ogl.c).
  • 23 June 2013:
    • Studied some more detailed Qt projects that involve basic drawing.
  • Conclusion:
    • Overall it was a good week in which I think I've managed to accomplish the weekly milestone. I still have to clear out some things but I'm confident I can start implementing effectively.

Week 2

  • Weekly milestone:
    • Start implementing effectively and make progress in embedding Qt in Tk window.
  • 24 June 2013:
    • Committed the qt display manager patch. It only prints logs now.
    • Additional test to set BRLCAD_ENABLE_QT. Still needs to be improved because at the moment the path to Qt installation should be provided in the CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH.
  • 25 June 2013:
    • Integrated Qt in BRL-CAD's cmake build. Still needs to quiet warnings from Qt files.