AdityaGulati-Proposal1

Personal Information[edit]

Name Aditya Gulati
email adityagulatiadityagulati@gmail.com
IRC AdityaGulati
Phone Number +91 9996548714
Time Zone UTC +5:30

Background[edit]

I am a first year student studying in the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. I am pursuing my undergrad in Mathematics and Scientific Computing. My past projects include cryptography, compiler design, Data transfer protocols, Data analysis, Game designing, Quiz Website design and many more.

Project Details[edit]

Project title[edit]

Improvements in Online Geometry viewer

Project Details[edit]

This project is really an umbrella term under which I'll make different improvements to the OGV. The list of improvements are proposed as below:

Documentation[edit]

The OGV currently does have very good documentation. I am proposing to complete to the documentation for both the users and the developer. This would go on in the background through out the duration of the project. Once I get familiarised with the code, I would start to document when ever I see it useful.

Update meteor to latest version[edit]

I would install the latest of meteor to the project and along with it, its compatible dependencies. (I have already done this in a fork, Just working out some kinks is left).

Port three.js to latest version[edit]

Just like meteor, I would update three.js to its latest version and make the changes needed to make it work smoothly. ( I have finished this too but is causing the kinks I was taking about).

Data not found error[edit]

When you run meteor for first time you get an error that says "Couldn't find a template named "dataNotFound" or "dataNotFound". Are you sure you defined it?"This happens when brl-cad is not installed on server. I would change this error statement to state this exact problem. And change the template to one of the objects.

Email server error[edit]

Make a required setting that requires the admin to set up an email server before the signup/login begins.

Edit link not working[edit]

Currently the edit link redirects to 404. I would look into it and remove the error.

CSS code improvement[edit]

This is a nice one. I would break the main css file into small ones with complete documentation so they are easier to understand and implement.

No error if upload failed[edit]

f due to some reason upload of the model fails, there's no error indicating that it has failed. I would look into it and work towards fing it.

Upload progress[edit]

I would add an upload progress bar that shows the upload progress.

Mediawiki oAuth[edit]

I would implement a login with mediaWiki into the OGV system.

Auto-position[edit]

I would create a function such that it automatically positions the object in the center and zoomed just enough to be visible completely.

Timeline[edit]

Community bonding[edit]

I would get familiar with the code and along with that fix my errors for Meteor update and three.js update.

Week 1[edit]

I would work towards finishing the data not found error.

Week 2[edit]

I would work towards fixing the Email server error.

Week 3[edit]

I would work towards fixing the Edit link not working error.

Week 4-5[edit]

I would work towards the CSS code improvement.

Week 6[edit]

I would work towards showing error if upload failed.

Week 7-8[edit]

I would work towards making the upload progress bar.

Week 9[edit]

I would work towards Mediawiki Authentication.

Week 10[edit]

I would work towards the Auto-Position.

Week 11-12[edit]

Testing.

Time Availability[edit]

I can devote 50-60 hours a week for the first 10 weeks, since I don't have any other major commitments for the summer. For the last 2 weeks, I would be able to give 40-45 hrs a week.

Why me[edit]

I am really interested in doing this project and would give my complete effort for its completion. I have been contributing to open source communities for 5 years now(. I was a finalist for BRL-CAD in GCI 4 years ago. I am proficient C++, JavaScript and Meteor.js.