Progress Meeting: 20th July 1999
At: 2.00 pm 3.35 MVB
Present: Henk Muller, Mike McTernan, Michael Measures, Matthew
Baldwin, Paul Wood, Cliff Randell
Since the last meeting we have participated in two Summer Schools; given a briefing to
the Appliances Studio; and contributed to the departmental promotional video. There seems
to be lots of (welcome) interest in wearable computing at the moment.
- Mike McT. has dynamically linked the Event Manager and written a generic Event API.
Inverse support for the GPS Driver has been provided, and a Pinger Event Driver module
- Michael M has successfully installed the I-Browser (web browser) on the Nino,
implemented PPP and pushed pages to it from Tempest. After wasting time on WinCE sockets -
not implemented as documented - and non-syncing channels, he has demonstrated the
Shopping Application using web pages on the Nino.
- Matthew has been experimenting with lightweight versions of Linux and is getting
satisfactory results with Linux LEM (capable of supporting X-Windows on the 'Jacket). He
has also written a generic hash table ADT and is developing the Cron Event Module.
- Paul has got a job! well done! built the Quad Tree, parsed the EXIF files and is now
ready to build the application.
- Cliff is rebuilding the compass, has programmed the PIC(with controllable pulse lengths)
- and is awaiting delivery of more 418MHz transmitters so he can built a IP Pinger.
TDC have supplied software which has confirmed that the RadioBeacon dGPS has no data
output. It's being returned for repair.
- Henk to contact Phil regarding replacement 'phones (current phones expire on Saturday)
- Web Page format to be adopted for display purposes to replace postscript.
Incompatability of Footbridge and PPP to be addressed when duplex FootBridge delivered.
Worth talking to EE's to find out about their wireless modem design.
- Tempest proxy server to be retained to emulate shop addresses configured for wearable
use. Reaction Media (theVideo Shop server) can be used to illustrate how a site should be
- Mike McT will implement the GPSDriver to enable data to be read from it (don't worry he
says!). He will also be rebuilding the Tourist App using a Web Server to drive the Nino
(see quote of the week) - hacking needed.
- Matthew will continue to work with Mike McT on implementing Linux LEM, in particular
trying to run applications, enabling networking, testing the sound card, and implementing
PPP. Also to complete Cron Event Manager.
- Mike M carries on with Shopping Application interfacing it with EventMan.
- Paul ready to start work on building the Camera Application - needs to have time set
aside for hardware testing.
- Cliff will complete the rebuilding of the compass, and build and test an IP address
Quote of the Week
"I think it's completely impossible to understand at this meeting how we're going
to do this!" - Henk
Next Meeting : 10.30 a.m. 27th July Rm 3.35 MVB
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