The WC interactive Flash navigation map

Zal

Spaceman
ChrisReid said:
I'm talking about the version you said you've been sitting on for the last six months or so. Will the site be updated with your progress?
First I'll use the space for testing and showing off different concepts. Then, after the final program will be finished, it will be the main domain for the Wing Commander implementation.
And actually I've only started working on the new program for about 2-3 weeks.
 

Zal

Spaceman
Nine days have passed and I have received no response from the CIC.
Does this mean they have refused my request ?

As for the project, I'm doing my best to keep progress at a constant level.
If I had any web-space I would show you some feature tests.
 

Zal

Spaceman
Should the program store data in XML files or in server side databases ?

XML files

Pros:
* can be opened in any text editor and parsed in many programs
* don't need any special software to be installed
* the downloadable version of the program would need no Internet connection
Cons:
* parsing them becomes very slow when they have many nodes
* can get cluttered
* insecure

Server side databases

Pros:
* they handle well small to large amounts of data (fast, well organized etc.)
* provide at least a minimum of security
Cons:
* they need special software installed on the server
* the downloadable version of the program would need an Internet connection

XML files could seem as a good short notice solution, but thinking in the future a server side solution would be better.

Please comment. Thank you.
 

Zal

Spaceman
Seeing as I keep getting ignored, I'll continue talking to myself.

After more tests I've decided in favor of XML files for the first release (server side database support will still be made available at a later time). My primary concern was that Flash would hang up while parsing medium large XML files, but it seams that it's not the case (it takes about 37 seconds to parse 6000 nodes of which half have 2 complete subitems).

As for the CIC account, I've send a clarification request e-mail a few days back, but have yet to receive a reply. To bad.

I wish you all a happy Easter.
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Zal said:
As for the CIC account, I've send a clarification request e-mail a few days back, but have yet to receive a reply. To bad.

Have you set up the site elsewhere in the mean time?
 

Zal

Spaceman
The last weeks of the scholar year have and are still keeping me busy.
The map project is still alive.
 

Peidu

Only an idiot.
Thats good to hear Zal... Just take your time, and get back to it when you're ready.
 
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