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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] TouchGraph used on Langreiter.com

At 11:24 PM 12/13/01 -0800, you wrote:
>On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Alex Shapiro wrote:
> > Great news:  Christian Langreiter of http://www.langreiter.com has
> > integrated TouchGraph into his Vanilla Hypertext System
> > http://www.langreiter.com/space/vanilla-download
>This is really great news; congratulations, Alex!  I'll look forward to
>the day when TouchGraph is part of every Wiki implementation. :-)    (01)

Thanks Eugene :-)  I agree about Wiki's, TouchGraph really could be used to 
make them much easier to deal with, by making their structure visible.    (02)

Once dynamic DB access is worked out (with the main difficulty here being 
clearing nodes from memory before the graph gets too large), it seems that 
very little work would have to be done do visualize any Wiki.  I checked 
out the code for phpWiki on sourceforge 
http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpwiki/ , and was surprised to see how 
simple the database structure is.  Also, something that struck me is the TG 
visualization could be performed independently of the language that the 
wiki was written in, all that matters is that the database is accessible.    (03)

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>I actually attempted this before posting my original announcement, but
>couldn't do it in less than 15 minutes, and gave up. :-)  I do want to
>give this a shot myself when I do get a chance -- unless someone wants to
>beat me to it -- and will definitely take you up on your offer.  When's
>the ETA for the next release?
>-Eugene    (05)

Ah, the ETA for my next release... Well, I keep thinking that it will be 
soon, but then it turns out that something is harder to code then I 
thought, or I get off on a tangent adding some neat feature.  I am going to 
try to stay focused on releasing the next version though, so it should be 
out in a couple of weeks ... and definitely by the beginning of next year :)    (06)

--Alex    (07)

>+=== Eugene Eric Kim ===== eekim@eekim.com ===== http://www.eekim.com/ ===+
>|       "Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they        |
>+=====  can have an excuse to drink alcohol."  --Steve Martin  ===========+    (08)