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2016 HG: New Projects by category offered by Graham Mills. OSHG

New Projects by category offered by Graham Mills.   
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In response to proposals for future development of OpenSimulator/Hypergrid, Graham Mills suggested the need for a categorization of the proposals and, iKitely Forums, offered the following categories for a start.  

By Graham Mills » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:34 pm

I note that discussions are taking place at various locations about future developments and I wondered whether it might help to categorise them in terms of investment (short- and long-term), ease of delivery, effect on user experience (positive and negative). Some are based on innovation in the viewer, others in the server, some in both. I haven't worked out the detail and you may quibble with category assignment but I would suggest two things, 
  • firstly that we focus on Intermediate Projects (do they have a better name?) and 
  • secondly that we need more suggestions.
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Categories and suggestions by bGraham Mills 

Moonshot projects, e.g.

  • Web viewer. 
  • Investment: significant development costs
  • Ease of delivery: significant risk (several projects have started down this road)
  • Effect for user: potential broadening of user base but no new capability for existing users

Also

  • High accessibility viewer, e.g. for users with reduced vision, hearing, manual dexterity, although voice recognition would aid others, e.g. HMD users
  • Improved physics engine to facilitate vehicles
  • Pathfinding/Experience Engine
  • Bento
  • Avatar puppeteering

Intermediate projects, e.g.

  • HMD support (based on CtrlAltStudio)
  • Flexible mesh (suggested by Oz)
  • Mirrors (suggested by Mike)
  • OnLook configurable viewer
  • Leap Motion support
  • Improved travel/hypergrid experience integrated with viewer
  • Improved shopping experience integrated with viewer

Low-hanging fruit, e.g.

  • Varying chat distance (suggested by Don). Low cost but potentially disruptive
  • Extending mp3 duration (suggested by Constance and recently delivered)

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