Wednesday, April 30, 2008

== April 30 == Internim Report

Well this has been an interesting week. After lots of pain trying to get stuff running on cygwin, I made the switch to linux. The timing couldn't have been better; I just caught the new Ubuntu release as it was rolling out of the factory.

Spent several days I've been struggling configuring it and getting used to the new environment (I use linux at the university, just never had to install or configure anything there!), But finally I got the hang of it.

So far, I have set up the following:
-Java SDK
-Eclipse IDE (will do the development on it)
+ all the necessary packeges and tools needed to run the above.

I believe these are all the necessary tools needed to proceed with development and testing.

The next stage will be to start a git repository for the project, and figure out libtpproto-java (see what's there and what's missing on the 'low-level' client-server communication).

Afterwards I'll start work on completing any unfinished 'low-level' components in the libtpproto-java. Finally, to finish the initial stage of preparations, I'll develop a test-harness for the client. All of this should take an approximated 2-2.5 weeks.

Monday, April 21, 2008

==April 21== First Post

So, this is it. I spent a nerve-wrecking hour peeking in my inbox, and then the word arrived: "congratulations!". Thanks again to the TP mentors for the vote of confidence!

The following week I will be studying the libraries and tools relevant to my work, and have everything set up on my machine. More specifically, I intend to:
a) Finish configuring git, then make a first post to the TP repository.
b) Install the tpserver-cpp locally, and run games on it.
c) Start a project on Eclipse, using the existing classes in libtpproto-java as my starting point.

I'll keep this blog alive by posting a progress report on a weekly basis.