Monday, December 31, 2007

Recreate the cat videos, download now

The first alpha version of the iphone server/client has been uploaded to the SVN repository on sourceforge.

The projects source may be accessed via mmc-client
You can also browse the local repository here

Use test for both username and password.

This is the Apha release of the Iphone Client and mini server. With this version you can at least recreate the cat demos we posted to utube.

In testing we found that although functional the mini server does not provide the throughput needed for repeated xml requests, and safari will tend to hang.

From the client project we are involved in we have gained a great deal of knowledge on using Spring and hibernate with an icefaces client.

It is clear that this knowledge can be leveraged on the open source project.

Although some work may continue on the miniserver and javascript client the next series of ITB's will target SpringFramework and Tomcat 6.

The javascript client will be replaced either with a google web toolkit client or a client based on JSF with icefaces components.

The proposed release schedule is as follows.

January 1 2008 - Release of the mini server and client.
March - June 2008 Alpha/beta's itb's of the spring / tomcat server.
March - July alpha/beta itb's of the icefaces client
ongoing reseach GWT integration
August First deployment outside local network package

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Delayed but not forgotten....

What happened?

The whole team was assigned a client project that we just could not turn down. Its the client projects that pay the bills, as much as we love open source that is the reality.

We cannot disclose details on the project, but its a big one, some of us have spent as much as 18 hours connected to the client site via vpn developing code.

Its a sweet project, utilizing dwr and ajax technologies.

The project is still going on but the preliminary design / research is done. So we can actually start multitasking again. So we will over the coming week pick up were we left off with the following significant changes to the iphone/itouch client.

1) The code is being migrated from netbeans to eclipse so as to utilize eclipses superior cvs support. (eventually code will be moved to subversion, but this is NOT a priority. Eclipse will also allow us to standardize our development environment between client project and open source activities.

2) Weekly cvs loads will start next week, regardless of completion of the base.

3) The early betas will use the existing iui javascript but as we move closer to GA , gwt will become the dominant client side development tool.

4) We will continue to develop the standalone server we have been for the last several months but it is clear that more robust tomcat and .net clients will be needed.

A few more notes:

We have acquired 3 macs running the Leopard operating system, Leopard will be our target platform for Mac support.

A change in philosophy, This team has suffered some setbacks including lost of one of our beloved pets, we have decided that we are not going to let anyone control what we can and cannot do with the technology we develop.

Our primary emphasis is not allowing the streaming of copyrighted media outside a local subnet, but like similar products the client can in some cases be used for that. We are not going to be intimidated into curtailing features because our product can be used UNDER SOME CONDITIONS for illegal activity. If we can find a way to allow streaming outside the subnet WE WILL DO IT.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

We are official

The website is officially launched, this will remain the video site and the parent site is The CVS archieve will be available in about a week. Stay tuned

Monday, August 27, 2007

Developers Wiki added

Want to have a behind the scenes look at how our software works. We've justed added a new link to the sidebar called MooncatVentures Realm which will include links to our other pages and sites. The only link right now is to our developers wiki which has not been updated for the Iphone software. However the technologies used in both the bastet project and the mobile media client are similar.
Watch the sidebar in the future we will be adding a main discussion blog and some Gallery pages.

Software release still looks like its on track for a cvs only alpha in about a week, binaries a week or so after that. With a beta sometimes in October. No GA date has been set yet.

There will be additional youtube videos sometime next week.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Our recent videos

here are the most recent videos from youtube