Alright, let's get right to it. In my initial post I gave the link to the article that summarizes this project, so I won't be repeating myself in future posts; folks with an interest should take a gander. So I'm just going to dive right in.
First up on the design agenda is to get the application to use plugins for each of the different mobile perspectives (such as Inspector, Field Operator, whatever). First problem, I need to have the application know who it's talking to. No problem you say, just have them log in. Not so fast bucko! I'm using Eclipse RCP, which establishes a starting editor window on boot up. So should I (as I'm doing at the moment) use the root editor window or figure some way to pop a dialog box prior to showing the main window? In which case how?
Second issue, logging. I thought log4j would just work straight-away as I always use it. Hah! Eclipse RCP doesn't seem to play nice without some kind of plug-in wrapper, which I now have to figure out (or else use a new project from LunaRCP on sourceforge.org https://sourceforge.net/projects/lunarcp/). I'll have to investigate some more.
Final problem, 4 year olds. They are rather intolerant of 'Da' spending time muttering at a screen as he works his way through the aforementioned problems. Don't think there is much of a solution for this one :-)
More as I figure out stuff.
DEADWOOD 2014-07-07 Working Green with a Mobile Workforce
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