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I've been nominated to be the maintainer for the *lookat (xm, gtk and qt) sample programs that use the OpenVRML library. (mainly because no else stepped forward)

Decided the first thing that should be done for each is to make a quick release that brings each viewer up to date with the 0.11.2 release of OpenVRML. I released new versions of GtkLookat and XmLookat earlier this week and hope to get QtLookat out the door early next week (with lots of help from others).

Life is good right now...girlfriend has moved in...moving to a new apartment soon...still employed :-)

If only my investments weren't completely tanking...damn stock market!

6 Apr 2002 (updated 11 Apr 2002 at 02:15 UTC) »

Got my mark back for the CSC today. 83.5% overall! Not too bad considering that studying has been pretty low on my priority list.

I've gotten pretty deep into the Meyers (Effective C++ & Effective STL) books over the last few weeks. I'd highly recommend these to anyone. Filled with great tips for C++ coders.

Getting pretty excited about the NHL playoffs. Hopefully the Oilers will make it so I'll have someone to cheer for.

Woohoo! Just submitted my CSC assignment by email with 18 hours to spare! Definitely should not have left that until the last minute but it's done now and I'm sure I did enough to get a passing grade...

I'm going to try to get back to working on OpenVRML this week. Very interested to see how Braden's rearchitecture work is coming along and want to get back at the ScriptJDK code among other things.
CANADA! CANADA! CANADA!
Damn I love hockey...

Not going to get much of anything done for the next couple of weeks as I'm trying to finish the assignment for the Canadian Securities Course. Waited way to long to get started and now I've only got three weeks to finish it...

Slowly getting started on the conformance testing, updated results can be found here.
Not really surprised, but FreeWRL is much slower than OpenVRML when parsing larger worlds. ~3M PixelTexture world took more than 5 minutes to load in FreeWRL compared to less than a minute in OpenVRML. FreeWRL does have some pretty cool features though...

Work is a little crazy right now so I've been unable to devote much time working on OpenVRML lately.

With what little time I've had, I've been finishing up the JSAI code and trying to get us passing the conformance tests. Having some problems with SFNode right now but the rest of the SF* fields should work now.

I've also started running the NIST VTS against each of the open-source VRML browsers. I'll post a URL when I get a chance to put the page up. Initially I plan on concentrating on re-testing OpenVRML and testing FreeWRL (and possibly Tidarque)

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