Wednesday, April 20, 2005

In Boston ... again

I am working with David Reed to put together a simple TeaTime based system - no 3D, just a little counter that can handle replicated text enter events.

I am also working on the architecture of the new UI framework. The main thrust is a generalized UI builder - as opposed to a specific UI. This will make it much easier for people to develop new applications, and new ways to use Croquet. This is the main reason I asked David to factor out TeaTime from Croquet. Basically, I am making so many changes to the places where TeaTime and the UI meet that I decided it would be much better and cleaner for me to target the TeaTime architecture than to have David try to figure out how to make TeaTime work with the relatively arbitrary interface system I built.

Monday, April 18, 2005

I'm Back...

With a combination of travel, being sick, and having nothing much to write about (actually a lot of interesting things - just nothing I can really tell anyone) here I am again.

David Reed has factored out TeaTime into a standalone system. I am going to be making some significant changes to the UI design of Croquet, and since this is where Croquet has the most impact on TeaTime, it made sense for me to work with a blank slate - that is, bring Croquet to TeaTime instead of integrating TeaTime into Croquet. The end result should be a lot more robust and more in keeping with our overall goal of transforming the system around the TeaTime architecture.

I am starting with a very simple text example, which, once it works, I will be sharing here.