Week 8: Approaching the Finish Line

Published: 08/09/2021

Hi there :)
Hope you all are doing well. While writing this blog, the finishing line has become apparently closer. But this wasn't a race for me at all for the races are a part of fast paces and I was walking down the lane steadily grasping a bundle of technical details and hence learning and growing from them. There is a lot to cherish, before and after, but the end has not arrived yet. There are a wholesome of hurdles to cross and a bucket of milestones to finish before reaching the final border. So, I want to be there in unison with the flow and get the things done as efficiently as I can.

What did I do this week?

I have automated the KML overlay tutorial of the topview this week. KML or Keyhole Markup Language is an XML based file for denoting geographical context. It overlays on top of the maps in topview and helps significantly in flight planning. In addition to that, I have also worked on the performance settings of table view creating it's automated tutorial. I have also tried to complete the mscolab tutorial but some parts are remaining in that section that needs to be completed.

What is coming up next?

Next, I am planning to create the text files which would be translated into speech that eventually would be embedded into the generated tutorial videos as their audio. It needs various technical details about what's being demonstrated in the videos to give the users a clear idea of how things are being performed in there.

Did I get stuck anywhere?

The current or dynamic position of the mouse pointer has been found by pyautogui. position() for the Screen Recorder class. It returns a tuple with x, y coordinates of the mouse pointer. But there was this error in Linux systems related with X11 display which made this function to throw a run-time error which was hard to decode. I discussed with my mentors and they helped me with a solution. It was to use a different kind of mouse highlighter that worked in all the systems.