General project description with introduction and overview
The MIND Project contractors, position titles, and tasks, as well as
links to homepages and email addresses
The contract to which the MIND Project contractors, clients, and boss have
Various scheduling aspects of the project. Includes charts,
weekly reports, and boss meetings.
The documentation for the MIND Project. This is the same
whether in the following online format or if taken in a
hard copy form.
Mail the Team
Send mail to the entire group.
Weekly Report - Week Ending 2/7
2/1 - Producer in VA
Producer had interview in VA in the morning, then had to drive
back that afternoon. Other members encouraged to bounce ideas
off one another (through mailing alias), read up on the CTN
documentation, and formulate questions.
2/2 - Meeting to replace missed Sunday one
Travis had begun work on charts and it is continued here.
Work breakdown finalized. Pert Chart almost completed. It shall be
completed over the next day or so by Casey and Travis. Gantt
Chart will be worked on from this. Gantt to be turned over
to Dave so he can do a screen capture and convert to a web
viewable image format. Begin thinking of the format for which
we want our user manual to take. Brian will take charge of this
and present something to the group at our Thursday meeting.
2/3 - No scheduled group meeting
Travis and Casey finalized the Pert chart. Converted to
Gantt and sent to Dave for image format conversion.
2/4 - Scheduled meeting at 9pm
CTN, the DICOM server we will be using, was set up on orbit,
by Jeff. Various utilities were provided with CTN and time was
spent trying out the ones that we will be most emulating in our
GUI development. Most important are dcm_x_disp, query_client,
simple_storage, and assoc_tool. These are the functionalities
to be implemented into our GUI. Brian presented a pre-version
of the documents for on-line use. Much like a Microsoft
Windowsesque thing with the arrows turning down and the like.
Various question arose with the first use of the current
software in use at the Radiology department as to our feelings
about what needed improving, what needed to be added, etc. These
shall be posed to Stephen at a meeting with him Monday. It was
decided that meetings with the client shall be on an as-needed
basis, with either the client or contractors initiating the
meeting. Like the server or client can communicate with each
other freely once an association is made in the DICOM standard.
Individuals asked to read up on the DUL-protocol section of
the CTN documentation due to the fact that this contains the
low-level mechanics for communicating with the DICOM server.
2/5 -- 2/6 - Nothing going on
It's the weekend, and we're going to enjoy it. Members are
expected to read over the documentation earlier in order to have
question which we might compose into a group for the Monday
meeting on Sunday night.
2/7 - Scheduled meeting
Fix up the contract which the boss so kindly tore to shreds :P.
Added glossary, clarified some points about what was to be
included in the end product. Various individuals learned how
to change the LD_LIBRARY_PATH in their .cshrc files (to remain
nameless) and source those files to make the changes
'instantaneous'. They then got to see some of the CTN utilities
running on their own accounts and interact with it themselves.
GUI begun designing. Early models are based to some extent
off of the old, but with added functionality. Some text areas to
be changed to selection menus, perhaps a configuration file to
be read in upon startup of the application. Questions are
finalized into a list of those we feel we need the answers to for
tomorrow's meeting. Dave should have the screen capture on the
gantt chart up and running by tomorrow, latest.
A fruitful week. People still seem to be on task at most times.
Though sometimes the conversation did distort into arguments over
the ability of the free software movements to continue to grow
as it has (see The Gimp and Linux). Already can
see people nodding heads as if they understand what you are saying
and yet they are thinking of something different. See the
original Gantt chart which only included estimates for a few
things. Overall, though I'd consider it successful.
End of week.