Sunday, March 25, 2012

Migrating OVC

Well I haven't talked about Open Video Chat lately. The project has been pretty stagnant for a while. I'm picking it up again this quarter as part of an independent study. Expect weekly updates about the project.

The first order of business is to migrate the project to github. Fedora Hosted was nice but it simply doesn't compare to github for community involvement and collaboration tools. The new repo can be found here:

This quarter I would like to get OVC working with RTP. The current system uses UDP steaming 100% of the time. This means that more often than not the connection packets are dropped since the XO's have horrible connection reliability. RTP fixes this by using a hybrid of TCP and UDP. It uses TCP to ensure the connection is made, then UDP for fast media streaming.

After I complete the RTP conversion I want to focus on getting some more documentation and unit tests for OVC. Right now there is absolutely nothing. When I graduate in May there will no longer be any of the original collaborators at RIT. Providing docs and unit tests will make it easier for other students to pick this up when I'm gone.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet! Looking forward to hearing the updates, and mad props for getting a good project out of dormancy and thinking for its future survival. Hopefully I'll get to catch you at the end of this week when I'm up at RIT.