Ultrastudio.org is an educational site built along the lines
of “encyclopedia that anyone can edit” with content
interactivity enhancements - currently Java applets but we
are also evaluating other platforms.
The ultimate goal is to have interactive components are
written and contributed the site users, same way as all
other content is contributed to portals of this kind.
To ensure the acceptable quality and suitability, all
contributed code is public and is subject to code review
before approval for testing and later for production use.
The site engine provides server site compilation with
consistency and security checks, easy ways to insert applet
into pages using Wiki markup, server side code adjustment
depending on the visiting browser and online reviewing
Recently we added the Java Web Start engine that allows to launch all our applets through Web Start. This allows to include them into any online educational material by simply including the web start link. We think, maybe Ultrastudio.org must be more integrated with other educational projects like Moodle.org.
We use href='http://kenai.com/projects/ultrastudio-org'>Project
Kenai for forum and Bugzilla. The project supports href='http://universaleditbutton.org/Universal_Edit_Button'>
Universal edit button.
The project currently has about 70 applets that are
collected from all corners of the web. Mostly we tried to
collect orphan or otherwise individual, little known
applets, as they are way more threatened and such approach
matches our mission much closer. In some cases a really huge
sites with tens of FOSS applets were discovered. We picked
only one or two applets from such sites as they seem doing
well enough on they own; the only thing they may need is to
link to them. It is getting difficult to say how many
applets do we currently have as some of them (especially
electronic circuit applets) show up completely differently
depending from they parameters and configuration files and
potentially could be counted multiple times.
This project is possible thanks to the OpenJDK and IceTea
Preliminar results of code analysis can be found href="http://kenai.com/projects/ultrastudio-
forum where it may be possible to discuss them.
License: Any FOSS (agregate project)
This project has the following developers:
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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