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Roadmap

Robin Verhagen-Guest edited this page Mar 2, 2019 · 37 revisions

Client

  • Conceal/reveal
  • RTC onscreen WIP
  • Out-of-band server communication WIP
  • Progressive enhancements via telnet IAC DO NEW-ENVIRON negotiation (time, timezone) WIP
  • Logins
  • Telesoftware autolaunching
  • Status icons
  • Connection timeouts
  • Page retrieval timeouts
  • Partial frame rendering for multiple +IPD packets WIP
  • Network settings menu:
    • ESP connection wizard
    • ESP reset
    • ESP baudrate auto-sensing
    • ESP baudrate changing
  • Writing and sending mailbox messages
  • Receiving and viewing mailbox messages
  • Specify connect ID on commandline startup
  • Specify server and port on commandline startup
  • nxtel://www.xxx.yyy.zzz:port support
  • Help
  • * PageNo ENTER keyboard feedback at the top of the screen, like Teletext
  • Bufferedkeyboard entry mode between when * and ENTER are pressed, allowing for backspace before sending to server
  • Keyboard beep feedback (tritone depending on shift keys)
  • Move to .nex or .dotn app format, instead of .sna
  • Add special keys for FastText (Symbol+Caps+Colour, sends **Colour# where Colour is 0..7)
  • Next Page and Next Frame routing
  • Prestel character set as well as teletext
  • Terminate rendering work with NUL for variable size pages
  • Space trimming for small page size

Server

  • Out-of-band client communication WIP
  • RSS feed dynamic pages
  • Logins
  • User-specific content
  • Hidden flag. Allows secret pages like treasure hunts etc.
  • Plugin system for retrieving external content
  • Gateways:
    • Telstar
    • IRATA.ONLINE
    • MUFF
    • telnet
    • email
  • Implement Next Page and Next Frame checkboxes on page routes:
    1. If you were on page 123a, and 123b existed, Next Frame would go to 123b. But if Next Frame didn't exist it would go back to the main index (1a, which is specified in the app config file).
    2. If you were on page 123a..z, and 124a existed, Next Page would go to 124a. Otherwise to the main index.
    3. If both boxes were checked, from 123a it would try to go 123b first, then to 124a, then to main index.
  • Add FastText routes (**Colour# where Colour is 0..7)
  • Edit history comments, like github
  • Prestel character set for COMMSTAR compatibility
  • Terminate sent pages with NUL for variable size pages
  • Space trimming for small page size
  • Rolling carousel of pages. For specific functionality, or to support recording CEEFAX newsreel-style videos for demos WIP

Page Manager

  • User-specific content
  • Mailbox management
  • Page range responsibility for page editors
  • Published flag. Allows WIP to be hidden from other page managers.
  • Hidden flag. Allows secret pages like treasure hunts etc.
  • Writing and sending mailbox messages
  • Receiving and viewing mailbox messages
  • User directory and permissions system
  • Failover to .bin fallback
  • Add FastText routes (**Colour# where Colour is 0..7)
  • Filter page list to only show primary 'a' frames or not. Persist filter, which needs:
  • Per-user persistable options (key/value pairs) in the db
  • Markdown help pages, images and context-sensitive help on page manager pages
  • Automatically merge in help pages from the GitHub wiki
  • Persist session cookies after the browser is closed
  • Support strikethrough text in markdown help pages
  • Page fields to support rolling carousel of pages (enable and duration)

Tools

  • Encode pages for static content serving
  • Telesoftware network installer
  • Convert from:
    • URL to .tt8 file
    • .tt8 file to URL
    • URL to .tt7 file
    • .tt7 file to URL
    • .tt7 file to .tt8 file
    • .tt8 file to .tt7 file
    • Send any teletext file to NXtel, Edit-tf or ZXInfo in the browser
    • Compress .tt7 files with control codes
    • Add a teletext/prestel encoding option to the convertor

Docs

  • Running NXtel on an Emulator (wiki)
  • Connecting to NXtel from TELSTAR BBC BASIC client (wiki)
  • Page Manager Guide (wiki)
  • Add documentation as online NXtel pages
  • Hyperlinks on route entries to edit target page (calculated dynamically at time of clicking)
  • FAQ WIP
  • Running NXtel in the TELSTAR multiplatform client (wiki)

Infrastructure

  • URL Expander
  • HAProxy
  • HTTPS reverse proxy JUDITH->ELISE
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