[Architecture] SP3 applications technical validation

Steven Githens swgithen at mtu.edu
Tue Jan 27 20:13:29 EST 2015


Great thanks.  You could also write a quick note as well even if you don’t have any problems, to know they are working.  ;)

-Steve

> On Jan 27, 2015, at 2:03 AM, Otilia Kocsis (bok) <okocsis at bok.gr> wrote:
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> Hi Steven,
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> Then I will follow the Pilot 3 instructions. I will let you know is I have any problems.
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> Best regards,
> Otilia
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> From: Steven Githens [mailto:swgithen at mtu.edu] 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:09 AM
> To: Otilia Kocsis (bok)
> Cc: architecture at lists.gpii.net
> Subject: Re: [Architecture] SP3 applications technical validation
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> Hi Otilia,
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> After looking through the instructions on the Pilot 3 page you’ve linked below, I would say you should follow those instructions, and quickly post back any feedback or problems you have.
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> I haven’t actually tried using Supernova with the GPII yet, so I can’t speak as to how it works.
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> I can say that, currently on master (which I assume the nightly build is using), you are going to run in to some issues with NVDA. Also killing the windows magnifier unless you run the GPII as administrator.  But these are both near blocker issues that we should be fixing soon.  
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> Hopefully that helps, please keep the feedback coming!
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> Cheers,
> Steve
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>> On Jan 26, 2015, at 7:09 AM, Otilia Kocsis (bok) <okocsis at bok.gr <mailto:okocsis at bok.gr>> wrote:
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>> Hi Steven,
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>> I will be using Windows 8, but I do not have a built-in NFC reader.
>> The reader I will use (still waiting for it to be delivered) it is, I suppose, the one you mention, used by most of the project people, I order it from Amazon: ACR122U USB NFC Tag Reader & Writer (http://www.amazon.com/ACR122U-GoToTags-Microsoft-Windows-Software/dp/B00OEB7U3G/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1422273641&sr=1-1 <http://www.amazon.com/ACR122U-GoToTags-Microsoft-Windows-Software/dp/B00OEB7U3G/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1422273641&sr=1-1>).
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>> I have selected this one because it is supposed to support windows, linux and mac computers and various types of NFC chips. I assumed it would be ok for the tests. However, my major aim during the tests is not to test the NFC reader part, but to verify that once the user logs in (in some way – url, usb, nfc), the gpii sends the correct messages to the SP3 application being tested at the time (i.e. Supernova), and the application does what it is supposed to, both at user login and at logout.
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>> What do you think, should I follow your instructions or rather get the ones that are being prepared for the Pilot 3 tests (http://wiki.gpii.net/w/Cloud4all_Pilot_3_-_Set_up_and_installation <http://wiki.gpii.net/w/Cloud4all_Pilot_3_-_Set_up_and_installation>)?
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>> Best regards,
>> Otilia
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>> Otilia Kocsis
>> Ph.D, Senior Researcher
>> Nirvana 24, Patras, Greece
>> E-mail:  okocsis at bok.gr <mailto:okocsis at bok.gr>
>> Phone:  +30 2610 438382
>> Mobile: +30 6976310508
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>> From: Steven Githens [mailto:swgithen at mtu.edu <mailto:swgithen at mtu.edu>] 
>> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 2:40 AM
>> To: Otilia Kocsis (bok); architecture at lists.gpii.net <mailto:architecture at lists.gpii.net> Architecture
>> Subject: Re: [Architecture] FW: SP3 applications technical validation
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>> Hi Otilia!
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>> Thanks for digging in to this stuff.  I’ll just comment a bit on bullet 3.
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>>> On Jan 23, 2015, at 8:20 AM, Otilia Kocsis (bok) <okocsis at bok.gr <mailto:okocsis at bok.gr>> wrote:
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>> [snip]
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>> 3.      From Monday (23rd of January 2015) I will start a new testing round, for which, for windows, I will work with a fresh install of the GPII following Steven Githens instructions as sent around on the 21st of January 2015 ( I suppose this would give me the most up-to-date and bug-free version of the gpii). If I noted down any problems in the test results file for your application and I haven’t contacted you to work it out could be because there was a know issue (i.e. gpii having problems with reading correctly xml configuration files after the last changes) I would appreciate if you could let me know if the issue has been solved. For the applications that I haven’t tested yet, please let me know if there are any known pending issues, and any workarounds. There are two special cases, the DTV and TVM, for which we need to arrange how and when to perform the tests (Jasmin and Thomas – I will send you separate e-mails).
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>> What version of Windows are you going to be testing with? Also what model of NFC Reader will you be using?
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>> The instructions I wrote the other day are fairly specific to Windows 8 machines that have a built-in NFC listener.  These built-in listeners implement the Windows 8 Proximity Device API’s, that work really well, but a lot of external readers don’t have drivers that support that API yet. ( And usually support just the regular PC/SC API ).  Notably, the ACR122 readers that I believe most of the folks on the project use, do not have drivers for the Windows 8 Proximity API (at least that I’ve been able to find yet).  There are some external devices, like some of Sony’s Felica readers which do seem to support. 
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>> I guess my point is that, if you have a Windows 8 machine with a built in tag reader, those instructions are probably spot on for the moment.  If your requirements are different we’ll need to tweak them.  And even with them, we should quickly get back to pulling from master once a few of the items are fixed. 
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>> I’m very interested in working with you to get our Windows game back together, with docs on the wiki, and updating the installer. (Which honestly I haven’t looked at post-fireball branch yet).
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>> Thanks much! :)
>> Steve
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>> If you need any further clarifications don’t hesitate to contact me if it is about the applications I mention at point 2 or Eleni for the mobile applications.
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>> Best regards,
>> Otilia
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>> Otilia Kocsis
>> Ph.D, Senior Researcher
>> Nirvana 24, Patras, Greece
>> E-mail:  okocsis at bok.gr <mailto:okocsis at bok.gr>
>> Phone:  +30 2610 438382
>> Mobile: +30 6976310508
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