[sldev] Webmap API change

Philip Rosedale 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.

Philip

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.
>>
>> Rob
>>
>> 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
>>>     regularly-regenerated Javascript - ugh). This year, we want to do
>>>     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:
>>>     http://slurl.com/secondlife/Beaumont/42/218/35
>>>
>>>     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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