[sldev] Webmap API change
philip at lindenlab.com
Sat Jan 24 20:39:12 PST 2009
We padded the subdirectory names to fixed length because it makes it
much easier to read when browsing directories.
SignpostMarv Martin wrote:
> Rob Lanphier wrote:
>> Well, at least I remember it now, and it looks like it was as I kinda
>> figured it was. Different team on an effort that I honestly don't know
>> what the outcome was.
>> Was there anything in particular you wanted to say on a technical level
>> about the new design, or is it just the possible process breakdown that
>> is of concern?
> Why the padded co-ordinate strings ?
> ~ Marv.
>> I'll do some poking around and see if I can shed light on this.
>> On 1/23/09 4:55 PM, Harold Brown wrote:
>>> Below is the text of the Initial E-Mail which was sent out on January
>>> 22, 2008 to the SLDev list.
>>> The meeting happened (I was not able to attend as I was at work RL)
>>> and a AWG was formed and then nothing after that was mentioned again.
>>> Since we released the new version of the webmap, we've never fully
>>> followed up with proper documentation as well as getting regular
>>> feedback. It was always part of the plan, but more urgent projects
>>> managed to sideline it. However, we'd like to start rectifying
>>> that now.
>>> (If you suspect that SignpostMarv Martin's recent mail has
>>> something to do with this, you're absolutely right. I'd also like
>>> to extend huge thanks to Harold Brown for his work on the wiki and
>>> his OpenLayers experimentation)
>>> The WebMap API consists of two separate components:
>>> The client side JS library was written by a contractor (in world
>>> as Jacquard Looming) and extends the Google Maps API. It was
>>> written with the aim of being API-compatible with the previous SL
>>> WebMapAPI, which has been *mostly* achieved though there are still
>>> a couple of functions missing (such as SLPoint() ).
>>> The services side (which SignpostMarv references at the beginning
>>> of his mail) consists of a handful of small functions which query
>>> and return region metadata. These were dashed out pretty quickly
>>> to support the new webmap (which, in its previous incarnation, was
>>> downloading the region metadata for the entire grid in 2MB of
>>> a LOT more work to provide useful outward-facing web services,
>>> including map-related ones. If there are potential map services
>>> that would greatly help your work, we want to know about it.
>>> Gulliver Linden is leading the charge here.
>>> To start with, we're going to hold an office-hour-style in-world
>>> meeting at 9:30AM SLT, at Meta Linden's place in Beaumont:
>>> Gulliver Linden, Jacquard Looming and I will be in attendance.
>>> Anyone who's interested in the webmap API is welcome. We look
>>> forward to seeing you there!
>>> -- Yoz Linden, Program Manager for Web & Internal Tools, Linden Lab
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