Well, that was a harrowing few days. I was so worried that CalMap wouldn’t be usable by our midterm, but it looks like the great guys at InterAdvantage (our webhost) came through and solved the permissions problem. The routing service works great, and even the autocomplete is fun to look at (I imagine it is still buggy, though). For now, at the very least, you can input two or more locations into the box and you will get your route plotted. Let us know how it works for you!
I apologize to all the Mozilla-lovers out there, because for some reason, the app is not Gecko-compatible. (No Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, etc.) I don’t know why this is, because the Google Web Toolkit was supposed to take care of these cross-browser incompatibilities for us, but as it stands now you can try using Internet Explorer. Alternatively, you can use the Opera Web Browser, which works perfectly with it. (Ironic, because I myself use Opera exclusively.) Please don’t think this is some kind of conspiracy or something; it’s just a coincidence that it works best with my favorite browser. *Don’t shoot me, Firefox fanaticsâ€¦*
Woohoo! We’re deployed to Sybak, the University Town!
Although it is not exactly what I expected. It seems that there are differences between GWT hosted mode and GWT web mode, even though we all worked on this project expecting our hosted mode being a WYSIWYG version of the web mode. I guess this is why they still call GWT a “beta”? Anyway, we’ll need to take some time to figure out the nuances (with Firebug, perhaps) before we start spreading the word too widely.
I hope that the DNS propagation of http://calmap.sybak.com/ works for you now. Comments?
Today, Han and I presented our midterm demo. It was quite convenient that we tagged a working copy of our code on Sunday, because we actually did in fact revert to it in the late hours last night. Smart thinking, Max. (And curse the open-source Autocomplete for being so buggy.)
The demo went off quite well, with no one even standing up to tell us we were over time. Demo was smooth; that was thanks to CS 169 teaching us how to do demos effectively. Thanks to Han for putting so many features into the map modification mode, as I think that was what everyone was most impressed with. I heard a lot of praise for CalMap in the aftermath.
Now we will be reverting to our trunk revision, and continuing development. I’m also going to try to make a first deployment on this domain. Here are the instructions I’ll be following (of course, they’re by IBM). Ah, but I have a CS 162 project due on Friday…