Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Farsight Hackin

Fran has been hacking away at Farsight all day. I'm starting to get a grasp of how it works. This doc is actually pretty helpful for understanding how Farsight works.

3000+ Downloads!!!

Open Video Chat has been downloaded from SugarLabs over 3000 times!!!!! Download it for your XO 1.5 here.

Monday, June 28, 2010

More researching

So Fran and I have begun banging our heads against the Farsight wall. As far as we can tell this is the best solution to our problems. Unfortunately we pretty much have to sift through uncommented example code and figure it out ourselves. Asking for help from Collabora has only gotten us snarky comments and limited help. That would be understandable if they had good documentation that we were ignoring like noobs. However when we start looking through their docs we find pages like this. So we're going to try this ourselves it seems. Hopefully we can find someone online with farsight experience that is willing to talk us through the API.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tech Symposium Wrapup

So we just finished at the Tech Symposium today. We got to show OVC to a whole lot of people. I had a great time and got to practice my ASL skills a lot. In the mean time we managed to get a good amount of response from the Boing Boing Article I posted earlier. It seems like we might get some help from the upstream so we can finally start hacking at OVC again.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tech Symposium Prep

We've been preparing for the NTID Technology Symposium today. Fran spent the day trying to write a script that would write Sugar on a Stick to pen drives while I worked on a poster and flyers.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wow so that took all day. I installed Fedora 13 and configured everything and then found out the Fedora 13 default partitioned my drive with only 4.8 gigs in my home directory. So after all that setup I had to reinstall and customize the partitions. After I got F13 running however, me and Fran we able to play with the demo client for Muji. It seems like a cool protocol. We may incorporate it into our project in the future after our primary goals have been reached.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

F13 here I come

So i've been playing with Muji today and run into some headaches. Muji requires the newest version of Empathy. Or at least newer than what's available on Fedora 12. I tried compiling from source but empathy requires all sorts of other dependencies that would also need to be compiled from source. /sigh

I guess I'm rolling cycles today to get Fedora 13 up and running.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

End of Day Mind Dump

So we found some example code http://pastebin.com/82HV2cAc and played with it a bit. Could be useful, we need to play more and get it working. It's already running Theora too :D

I just saw a cool development from Collabora. http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/wiki/MujiDemoClient

4 way capable open source video chat

I'm excited to crack open the code tomorrow and check it out.

Farsight Round 1

I'm cracking on some farsight example code today. My goal is to have it running by the end of the day. If we can get this running in an open video format then we can start wrapping it with a GUI and get this thing rolling.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Multi-platform Research

I've been looking up ways that we can take OVC multiplatform today. It looks like the best way may be using Farsight. Tomorrow I'm going to try to play with it and make some prototypes hopefully.

The Summer Research Luncheon was today. There was a huge turn out. I'd estimate fifty or more people came. Hopefully this will be a catalyst for the Center for Student Innovation to get a central server for all these students to open wikis and blogs on.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Week 1!!!!!

So we're back in the new and improved Foss Box. This week is just going to be the same old bootstrapping. The OVC team is pretty set but we're helping out the other teams that are new to RIT Storytelling and the Open Source ecosystem. Our first goal this week and next to to check out the RTP fix to Gstreamer. If this is fixed properly we should be able to do a lot of optimizing and add some features. The RTP bug has been a real bottleneck for us in the past. We have a research orientation meeting later today in the library. Should be interesting. Peace