Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #webwork, 2013-03-06

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15:50 Paul_ Mike & Jason:
15:50 Paul_ On testcourses.maa.org, LiveGraphics3d is not working.
15:51 Paul_ I get an error "ClassNotFoundException" for "Live.class"
15:52 Paul_ I think that means that live.jar is not getting delivered to the client from the server, but that's just pure speculation.
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16:03 mgage yeah -- in fixing the images something funny happened with delivering the java -- different things seem to happen on different browsers (and caching also causes confusion)  -- I suspect some security issue that is going on with the various computers at the MAA site.
16:03 mgage java can get very fussy -- and the java applet reads in an html file
16:04 mgage there is also variation depending on which version of java you are using -- so I suspect they have tightened up security.  The sooner we can rewrite live.jar the better I'm afraid.
16:05 Paul_ Yeah, I was looking into THREE.js last night for a while.  Have you looked at it?
16:06 mgage not in detail -- too busy fighting fires such as this one on testcourses.
16:06 mgage :-)
16:06 Paul_ Ahh...the curse of things that are urgent.
16:06 mgage yep
16:07 mgage using safari on snow leopard machine the applet seems to work ok
16:08 mgage on mountain lion  -- not so much.
16:08 mgage on chrome -- forget java on the new computers -- chrome won't support java 7
16:09 Paul_ The applet was working for me just a few days ago.  Then it cut out and I noticed it yesterday.
16:16 mgage the browser doesn't want to let the applet load the .html file of data  as far as I can tell.
16:17 mgage possibly because of some interaction between the internal and external ip addresses of the computers (and all of that changed when they moved to a new computer) -- I'm afraid most of this is unix stuff that I don't understand very well.
16:18 Paul_ Bummer.  I'll try to spend a bit of time on THREE.js, but I can't promise any results...
16:19 mgage there is probably an off the shelf replacement already built -- or one that can be easily adapted.  -- meantime we (someone, not necessarily me) will try to figure out the configuration tweak that allows the java applet to work reasonably well on most browsers.
16:22 Paul_ I've looked but not found a direct replacement (i.e., off the shelf) for LiveGraphics3d.
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16:25 mgage we need a replacement for live.jar  -- then we can tweak LiveGraphics3d to handle it -- the last part won't be that hard (knock on wood)
16:26 mgage live.jar took mathematica output and displayed it so that it could be rotated.
16:27 Paul_ I know LiveGraphics3d well (I wrote several webwork macros to use it for graphing).
16:28 Paul_ I'm at the point with THREE.js where if I can figure out the syntax and commands to get it to make surfaces, line segments, vectors, etc., then I should be able to make it work with webwork.
16:29 mgage sounds good
16:30 Paul_ [everything sounds good in theory...]
18:32 mgage aubreyja: hi
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20:00 aubreyja Hi mgage - back
20:00 mgage hi Jason,
20:00 mgage thanks for setting up the lti -- we can explore why my method didn't work tomorrow.
20:01 mgage it looks like yours does work since I haven't seen any comment back from kat
20:02 mgage the outlying problems seem to be getting the Java to behave properly and getting the POD documentation back up.  The latter is probably easier.
20:02 mgage the former may have to wait until there is more time -- I'll work on it this evening if I can.
20:03 mgage I have changed testcourses so that it does not use lighttpd --- that hasn't fixed things but it's one less complication while we are trouble shooting.
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