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Weekly Check-in #3

aravindm711
Published: 06/21/2021

Hello everyone!

1. What did I do this week?

I started my week by submitting my first PR so that my mentors could get an update on my work, before our weekly meeting on wednesday. The PR involves implementation of the connect window on which I’ve been working on, throughout the first week. Since, at this point, there were only some tweaks left to be done to the UI design, I had started merging MSUI and MSColab functionalities.

2. What is coming up next?

In the upcoming week, the target would be to implement the new profile page for the user. This new window provides the user with functionalities like setting the display picture (through gravatar), deleting accounts.

3. Did I get stuck anywhere?

I haven't faced any issues so far.
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Weekly Check-in #2 - Coding Phase Starts

aravindm711
Published: 06/14/2021

Hello everyone!

1. What did I do this week?

Keeping in mind all the suggestions given by my mentors, I have been working on UI design. Even though the design has not been finalised, some components of the new UI have been finalised, like the “Connect to MSColab” window. Hence, I have started developing the new connect window which lets the user connect, login, and register to a MSColab server. The connect window also handles the server authentication feature, which protects the server from user-creation spam.

2. What is coming up next?

In the upcoming week, the target would be to load and display projects from the server and display appropriate options based on the access level of the user. Also, work on implementing “create view” functionality for both local and shared flight tracks.

3. Did I get stuck anywhere?

I haven't faced any issues so far.
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Weekly Check-in #1

aravindm711
Published: 06/10/2021

Hello everyone! I am Aravind, The two major projects I'll be working on this summer are as follows:
- Design and development of a new GUI for MSS, combining two windows and adapting core functionalities.
- Design and Development of a new configuration editor.

1. What did I do during the Community Bonding period?

During the community bonding period, I've been working on updating my UI designs and discussing with my mentors for feedback and suggestions. Community bonding period also gave me time to dive deep into the codebase to understand various parts of the software. I have also spent time on setting up a development environment, fixing bugs, and working with the other contributors.

2. What is coming up next?

In the upcoming weeks, the target would be to discuss with my mentors and finalise the UI design and start with the development. I’m also planning to submit weekly Pull-requests to keep my mentors posted on the updates.

3. Did I get stuck anywhere?

I haven't faced any issues so far, because of the weekly meetings with our mentors, which has been really helpful for clearing up all my doubts and getting more suggestions.
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