Re-added several people dropped from CC, sorry
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Gui Iribarren email@example.com Date: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM Subject: Re: [Interop-dev] Web-based Visualisation Tool To: firstname.lastname@example.org
a precisation about nodeshot. Nodeshot does not really require the info about batman to be in an OLSR like format. It's just that the guys were lazy and outputted the topology data in an OLSR-like format because they didn't want to spend extra time developing another cron script that used another strategy. But it really only depends from a script that runs in a cronjob, so everyone can (and should with the current version) make its own script, infact some people in the US are working to make it work with another new thing called CJDNS (i don't know much about it). In the future version the approach will most likely be slightly different.
My only worry is that some of these solutions are quite new in the web-dev world so they should be approached with caution.
The idea of having a copy of the nodes locally is really cool.
It would be good to make it possible for different Node DB apps to communicate to one another through some JSON Api. So +1 for having thought about that, if you didn't know we have been talking about it for quite a while.
But i warn you, if we don't manage to lower our egos and agree to some compromises we'll risk to end up again with nothing done.
I agree, and apologize for the tone in my original email: I could have used much less hype; thanks a lot for the comprehension!
I think it's great you're experimenting with these solutions, please keep us updated and show us something working online when you have it ready.
Well, our idea was doing it the other way round :) first get an idea of current interoperability efforts of existing solutions, and then start to code
after the insightful discussions that went through the relevant threads, Nico came up with a working PoC (no auth or security at all yet, but draws nodes and links in realtime).
(it's ipv6 only)
It's been running since.. today! so bugs and erratic behaviour is expected.
It might be difficult to notice (given the stability of links) but all links are redrawn when updated. I was quite impressed to see a link blink at my browser, the moment a router sent its update.