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''This is the roadmap for summer 2011 and beyond''  
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''This is the roadmap and brainstorm for development''
  
==Before Spring 2011==
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==Assigned Tasks==
"These things are needed before undergrads start working with the system, may be as part of their independent study."
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* B scripter GUI (improvements to interface)
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* B/E V8 closures (fix storage of functions in v8 to save closure as well as function text)
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* E/J CDN support for music (serve music files as well as meshes)
  
* Scriptable UI
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==Ideas==
* placement UI
 
* application dev guide
 
* lang guide
 
* machines
 
** cassandra/CDN
 
** space servers
 
** OHs
 
** students
 
* emerson error reporting
 
* emerson rebooting objects
 
  
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===Deployment===
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* Backups of OH data
  
==Before Summer 2011==
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===Demo World===
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* Repository for world-specific scripts (avatar script, anything we expect to be in there by default).
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* Build a nice demo scene, large enough to require some exploration to see it all.
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* Scripts for building into package (i.e. all the data required to support [[Sirikata URIs]]
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* Get a few good, tested avatars on the CDN and get the default demo avatar to use these simple animations well
  
*mesh processing for rendering performace
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===System Features===
*mesh upload the complete pipeline
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* Space
*pycollada dev ( library for reading collada files)
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** Physics improvements -- get avatars on terrain working well
**file save
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** Generate collision event messages for objects, maybe based on subscription request
**filter pipelines
 
  
*OGRE render perf
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* CDN
*non CRAQ OSEG
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** Expose progressive meshes
*multi server deployment ( mostly testing)
 
**scripts
 
**monitoring
 
*Emerson runtime/compiler bugs (not memory leaks)
 
*Object storage
 
*allocate objects on remote OH
 
*Platform developers' guide
 
  
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* OH
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** Progressive mesh loading
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** Improve Emerson storage -- make it much easier to interface and get a persistent object
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** Improve object manipulation interface (could be in deployment specific code, i.e. under Demo World)
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** Object migration between OHs
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** Fix closures/provide full snapshotting (timers/register handlers/etc)
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** libmesh filters should not strip animations (eg. check if joints before collapsing two vertices).
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** Playing multiple animations at once (blend/interpolation)
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** Exposing physics collisions to Emerson.
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** Fix Gui isolation
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** Better OH connection failure handling
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** Reduce Emerson memory usage
  
==Nice to have in Summer 2011==
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===Documentation===
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* Storage tutorial
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* Sandbox tutorial
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* Getting started with demo, maybe just update getting started for users since a lot of steps can be avoided when someone provides the configuration for you.
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* Simple demo videos showing how to join and interact with the world/other users.
  
*Emerson Ajax feature
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==Long-term Goals & Research==
*animations
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* Add audio support (purely OH-based to support, e.g. simple sound effects and local voice chat, then consider adding mixing support to the space server).
*basic physics
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* Load balancing objects across object hosts
*stats service with web interface
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* Distributed physics -- extend physics to work with objects including boundaries
*scripting sessions
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* Mesh/object aggregation
*emerson regressions tests
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* Multicast
*transferring entities between OHs
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* New transport abstractions targeted at VWs (e.g. last reliable)
*Windows build
 
** buildbot restored to working order
 
** binary distribution
 
 
 
 
==Beyond summer 2011==
 
*Audio
 
*Animation
 
*Authentication
 
*Emerson memory issues
 
*migrate entities between spaces
 
*better aggregation approach (some implementation things)
 
*resource contraints on scripts
 
 
 
==Research Topics ==
 
 
 
*Distributed spatially mixed audio
 
*Distributed Physics
 
*Distributed PInto
 
*Pinto by num of objs
 
*Space Server Splitting
 
*Multicast
 
*Trasport protocols for VW
 
*Emerson/Language
 
*object storage -> migration etc
 
*better aggregation approach
 
 
 
 
 
== Rest ==
 
 
 
*Audio
 
*Animation
 
*Authentication
 
*Emerson memory issues
 
*migrate entities between spaces
 
*better aggregation approach (some implementation things)
 
*resource contraints on scripts
 

Latest revision as of 22:47, 2 June 2012

This is the roadmap and brainstorm for development

Assigned Tasks

  • B scripter GUI (improvements to interface)
  • B/E V8 closures (fix storage of functions in v8 to save closure as well as function text)
  • E/J CDN support for music (serve music files as well as meshes)

Ideas

Deployment

  • Backups of OH data

Demo World

  • Repository for world-specific scripts (avatar script, anything we expect to be in there by default).
  • Build a nice demo scene, large enough to require some exploration to see it all.
  • Scripts for building into package (i.e. all the data required to support Sirikata URIs
  • Get a few good, tested avatars on the CDN and get the default demo avatar to use these simple animations well

System Features

  • Space
    • Physics improvements -- get avatars on terrain working well
    • Generate collision event messages for objects, maybe based on subscription request
  • CDN
    • Expose progressive meshes
  • OH
    • Progressive mesh loading
    • Improve Emerson storage -- make it much easier to interface and get a persistent object
    • Improve object manipulation interface (could be in deployment specific code, i.e. under Demo World)
    • Object migration between OHs
    • Fix closures/provide full snapshotting (timers/register handlers/etc)
    • libmesh filters should not strip animations (eg. check if joints before collapsing two vertices).
    • Playing multiple animations at once (blend/interpolation)
    • Exposing physics collisions to Emerson.
    • Fix Gui isolation
    • Better OH connection failure handling
    • Reduce Emerson memory usage

Documentation

  • Storage tutorial
  • Sandbox tutorial
  • Getting started with demo, maybe just update getting started for users since a lot of steps can be avoided when someone provides the configuration for you.
  • Simple demo videos showing how to join and interact with the world/other users.

Long-term Goals & Research

  • Add audio support (purely OH-based to support, e.g. simple sound effects and local voice chat, then consider adding mixing support to the space server).
  • Load balancing objects across object hosts
  • Distributed physics -- extend physics to work with objects including boundaries
  • Mesh/object aggregation
  • Multicast
  • New transport abstractions targeted at VWs (e.g. last reliable)