1.) Call goals
Act as forum for quick communication/discussion of cobalt - an open
forum for community - try to foster faster development of cobalt to
get it to a the point where it is easier to use in K12 schools -
decide who will do what/assign responsibilities
2.) What technology should we use for the calls?
We will try adobe connect next week, and skype the week after with
the telephone conference bridge as a safety net/fallback. Longer term
we want to use Cobalt to host the calls.
3.) Cobalt defined
an application for metaverse creation
4.) Community-based open source development process
We have a mantis bug tracker and a monticello source code repository
Contributions of new features, bug fixes, graphics, etc, need to be
tracked in mantis (so that we don't lose them) and so that the
maintainers have one central place to find addition to the
application. So - to get code or content added to cobalt: report an
issue in mantis (note that mantis allows for file uploads). The
contributions area of monticello allows for uploads contributing
changesets. Please reference the monticello contribution in the
mantis bug tracker so that we can tie these together.
5.) For discussion/wiki we need something - several options were
proposed and Darius will research this and report back next week.
6.) frequency of these calls will be weekly for the time being
7.) What are the feature priorities in Cobalt? What do we need to
- make it easy to interconnect spaces and instance stored space
- NAT and firewall traversal
- working IM/chat
- authentication/assertion of identity
- XML-based scene description/persistence [peter moore/john dougan]
- rendering improvements [peter moore/john dougan]
8.) topics for next time:
forum for discussion/wiki
review the tutorials - if need to review them
how can we let others know we need help?