Monthly Archives: September 2010

Dong Shin 09.30.2010

  • removed all the maven dependencies on PPM and built it with FlexMonkey configurations
    • works better, but some hickups – cannot get menu items selected
    • Create Project test ran successfully
      • with Create Project Panel open
      • some delays added between combo selections and database response
      • couldn’t get the buttons with same labels behave right, changed the buttons to have unique labels
    • Financial Data Entry not working properly….
    • tried RIATest
      • -include-libraries “/Applications/RIATest 3/agent/RIATestAgent3.swc” “${flexlib}/libs/automation.swc” “${flexlib}/libs/automation_agent.swc” “${flexlib}/libs/automation_dmv.swc”
      • works faster
      • special attention required on datagrids
  • returned PPM code back to where it was

Phil 9.30.2010

7:00 – 6:00 FP

  • Machining today. You can reach me at on my cell
    • Finger hinges are done. The U-channel is slightly less than 1/2 inch spacing, so I had to mill that out.
    • Built the base and connected it to the half-finished palm
    • added the finger hinges to the palm and discovered that the ring finger clevis was too close to the index. Moved it over a bit
    • Mounted the fingers
    • Had a fright that I had ordered the wrong hollow rod, but after measuring it and the motor, it looks good.
    • Class tonight.
    • Here’s progress for today:
  • Also filling out expense reports. Done

Phil 9.29.2010

8:00 – 4:00 VISIBILITY

  • Deployed the PPM Dong fixed yesterday
  • Need to determine the version(s) of the VISIBILITY applications we have and update the about window.
  • Jeremy is coming by for a beer at 3:30
  • Flex in a Week
    • Day 1 Episode 14
    • Day 1 Episode 15

Dong Shin 09.29.2010

  • additional compiler argument for FlexMonkey test
    • -locale en_US -include-libraries “/Users/dongshin/Projects/workspace.fgmdev/ProjPortfolioMgrClient/libs/automation_monkey3.x.swc” “${flexlib}/libs/automation.swc” “${flexlib}/libs/automation_agent.swc” “${flexlib}/libs/automation_dmv.swc”
  • getting weird error…..
    • TypeError: Error #2007: Parameter blendMode must be non-null
      at flash.display::DisplayObject/set blendMode()
      at mx.skins.halo::HaloFocusRect/updateDisplayList()[]
      at mx.skins::ProgrammaticSkin/validateDisplayList()[]
      at mx.managers::LayoutManager/validateDisplayList()[]
      at mx.managers::LayoutManager/doPhasedInstantiation()[]
      at Function/
      at mx.core::UIComponent/callLaterDispatcher2()[]
      at mx.core::UIComponent/callLaterDispatcher()[]
  • it looks like automation_monkey3.x.swc has been compile with Flex SDK 3.3 and cannot get it to work with 3.3 or 3.5?
  • tried to compile whole FlexMonkey package – no luck, too many missing, no clear instruction.
  • tried RIATest – same error?
    • compiled first time, but getting “Unable to resolve resouce bundle…” erros
  • all these Flex SDK set up messed up my Flex Builder, ugh!
  • reinstalled Flex Builder & plugins
  • tried using Flex SDK
    • built and ran without FlexMonkey
    • added libs/automation_monkey3.x.swc – ran fine
    • -include-libraries “../../../libs/automation_monkey3.x.swc” “${flexlib}/libs/automation.swc” “${flexlib}/libs/automation_agent.swc” “${flexlib}/libs/automation_dmv.swc” results in Unable to resolve resource bundle error
    • manually added automation_agent.swc and automation.swc to libs – didn’t work
  • created new project, moved all source over, set FlexMonkey configuration….
    • works!

Dong Shin 09.28.2010

  • AboutInfoWindow can be positioned using x and y properties, PopUpManager crashes on centerPopUp
  • a bug in Summary Data in Financial Data editor showing incorrect number of data tabs – fixed
  • created that extends CollapsiblePanel with HTML Title
    • set Appripriations to italic and Total Budget $ to blue on each FinancialDataPanel
  • FlexMonkey – Automated Flex UI Testing

Phil 9.28.2010

8:00 – 4:00 VISIBILITY

  • 10:30 PPM meeting. Meet Trish at 10:00. Nope cancelled until next week at the same time. End of FY crunch apparently.
  • Adding version box to Ingest Manager, Accounts Manager and Scripting Server. Done. Not sure what to do about the dashboard bug. It’s very difficult to replicate.
  • Back to Flex in a week
    • Day 1 Episode 11
    • Day 1 Episode 12 – The Network Monitor is a nice touch.
    • Day 1 Episode 13
  • Painted our fake conduit

Dong Shin 09.27.2010

  • looking into Apache HTTP/Tomcat integration – using single host to direct appropriate URL to Tomcat or HTTPD
  • reworked AboutInfoWindow.mxml so that all the app needs is single mxml tag
    • usage: <aboutFlexApp1:AboutInfoWindow  id=”aboutWindow” appName=”Project Portfolio Mgr” version=”{_version}” imgName=”./images/logo1.png”/>
    • somehow I can’t get this to pop up on center…
  • troubleshoot weird compile issues with Eclipse/Flex Builder
    • M2_REPO environment variable must be defined within a project!
  • finished up Self Evaluation and sent to Chas Sumser

Phil 9.27.2010

7:30 – 3:30 VISIBILITY

  • Deployed new PPM. Went through a quick sanity check with Trish, who had *no* suggestions/fixes. I think we’re ready for the demo. Be there tomorrow at 10:00
  • Discovered that Lou Ann is working with CMM. I sent her a hi! note and described VISIBILITY a bit. We’ll see what happens.
  • Looking into the role issue from Friday. Found it. Tables that the user can see are based on loaded tables. If you make a table and then use it in a dashboard, you won’t be able to use it until you log in again. Going to add to the tableList
  • Had to deal with some Eclipse 3.5.1 -> 3.6.0 eclipse issues. First, I forgot that M2_REPO had to be in the project’s link list. Then there were a few POM problems (version stuff mostly), and then there were some issues with access permissions on some files that the Ingest Manager server code was using. Seems to be working now.
  • Added Dong’s version popup to the Data Visualization app. Going to add it to the other apps in the suite as well.

Mike 9.24.2010

  • Looking for ways to improve the Python autocompletion system by learning Python, how novel
  • I think I may be able to come up with some kind of recursive system using the built in functions of type, dir, and getattr.  I will have to recurse back through variable definitions and function calls until getting to an imported module or built in function but it should be able to handle everything as opposed to only the most basic

Phil 9.24.2010

7:30 – 4:30VISIBILITY

  • Deployed new PPM swf. Looks like only a few things left to go
    • Fix the title of the PM Manager
    • Add subtotals and grand totals to Financial Request form. That should fix the addition check bug as well
  • Sat down with Masha M to walk through what she’s trying to do with SLA
    • Ingested a new data table and played around with it.
    • Tried to make a new dashboard with the table she loaded. It saved OK, but wouldn’t load in. Permission problem.
  • Working the autosave problem, but with interruptions. Hmmm. Seems to work here
  • Going to add in Dong’s “about” dialog, but on Monday, now that I’ve got everything checked out and running.
  • Talked to Anne. Meeting on Oct 4th(?) am


  • Finishing performance Eval. Done.


  • Fixing a few things and resubmitting the paper

Dong Shin 09.24.2010

  • changed color of appName in AboutInfoWindow to grey
  • more changes to PPM
    • removed Title from NSA PM Name field in Project Viewer
    • added Grand Total fro Reimbursable Amount and total of Direct Cites
    • added Direct Cite Total
    • Funding Request compares the grand total with Funding Amount
    • Activity Amount has comma applied
    • Financial Data Type tooltips changed
    • remove FMP (Financial Mitigation Plan) from FACTS type

Dong Shin 09.23.2010

  • new set of bugs/enhancement
    • names should be sorted on last name (Create Project and User Management) – done
    • Budget Center List on Funding Request must be unique – done
    • Use Different Tooltips for different types in Financial Data Entry
      • All – Amount entered must be cumulative
      • Reported Outlay – Amount entered must be cumulative in Service’s Financial System
      • PM Actural Outlay – Amount entered must be cumulative Invoiced Work – anything not reflected in Reported
    • remove FMP (Financial Mitigatino Plan) from PM Actuals Outlay $ – done
    • Funding Total in Funding Request generating incorrect warnings – done
    • Contract Numbers are now CB in Funding Request
    • Financial Data are in Year order, then by appropriation
    • rearranged Contracts grid in Financial Data Editor
    • manually set dataProvider data on itemEditEnd in Budget Center data of Funding Request

Phil 9.23.2010

7:30 – 3:30VISIBILITY

  • Meeting with Trish. I have screenshots of the following
    • Budget Center Management still has duplicate entries
    • Financial panels need to be sorted by date first, in ascending order
    • Incorrect inclusion of title on Financial Panel General data
    • Name lists should be sorted by last name. It looks like they are sorted by first
    • Funding request is throwing an amount mismatch warning incorrectly
    • All entry fields in Financial Entry should have “cumulative” tooltip. In addition, “Reported Outlay $” should have “(In Service’s Financial System)”, and PM Actual Outlay $ should have “(Invoiced Work – anything not reflected in Reported)”
    • There should not be a justification brought up for PM Actuals Outlay
    • A Contract Number dropdown in the “Add Fundings” dialog is desired.
  • Walked through Trish’s issues with Dong
  • Tested Dong’s fixes
  • Burned a disk


  • Tom got the sensors wired up and working
  • Rewrote sections of the paper to incorporate kinesthetic feedback
  • Resubmitted paper

Dong Shin 09.22.2010

  • added aboutFlexApp package to EdgeUtils
    • bug in downloaded from
      • (compilationDate.hours<11) line 146, changed < to <=
    • example
      • <aboutFlexApp1:CompilationDate id=”createdDate1″/>
      • var aboutWindow:AboutInfoWindow = AboutInfoWindow (PopUpManager.createPopUp(this, AboutInfoWindow, true));
        aboutWindow.createdDate1 = createdDate1;
        aboutWindow.logo = _appLogo; // embedded image class
        aboutWindow.appName = “Project Portfolio Manager”;
        aboutWindow.version = _version; // String
  • using aboutFlexApp in PPM, deployed
  • added progress.swf for Busy Cursor