PhET Progress Report

Sam Reid

Sept 20, 2007


An online version of this report is available here.

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



·         Several misc bugfixes & performance improvements with John



·         Latest Version

·         Added (optional) “brake” and “net” series to force and torque charts

·         Misc bugfixes

·         Remaining Work



·         All JNLP files referred to an online resource for the splash screen icon; this was a possible candidate for the problem Trish experienced.

·         Icons can only be GIF or JPG

·         All icons (splash screen and file application icon) have been removed until we decide what’s best here.

·         Recorded and posted new animated screenshot for Wave Interference



·         Removed bogus “Interlingue” translations

·         correct version of translations will appear on re-deploy (e.g. CCK + Japanese is broken)



·         CCK: reduced internal battery resistance by 4 or 5 orders of magnitude

·         Server: discussion about phet web traffic and solutions

·         States-of-matter: email discussion

·         Build-script: minor fixes


Upcoming Work

·         Rotation/Torque

·         CCK for upcoming study

·         Collaborate with John on States-Of-Matter

·         Licensing issues/Meet with Kate Tallman

·         GUI for translation system