PhET Progress Report

Sam Reid

May 8, 2009


An online version of this report is available here.

Here's a pie chart representation of the time distribution.



         Latest version 1.03.19

         Many improvements to game module

         Bugfixes for main tab

         Introduce new "Coordinate frame" tab

         Performance improvements


Cavendish Experiment

         Latest version 00.01.01

         Added a sun-earth module



         Bugfix for balloons (with John)

         Discussed outstanding IOM issues with team, still 17 IOM tickets to go

         Piccolo: investigate Mac slider rendering problem and identified a better workaround

         Sim Design: identified a better way than HashMaps for managing graphics

         Translation Deploy: identify problems pointed out by Marj and test fixes by JO

         Updated Java Version Checker (JVC) and started preliminary tests, see #776

         Recommended ending code freeze


Upcoming Work

         Remove buffering from PSwing for rendering improvements, speed improvements and to avoid mac rendering problems

         Ramp Simulation, fixes and updates, including charts

         Misc IOM issues as they arise (e.g. translation deploying, etc.)

         For details, See ticket report "Sam R: Report" here