Section: Software and Platforms


Participants : Pierre Caserta, Romarik Jodin, Olivier Zendra.

The aim of the VITRAIL operation is to provide tools for the advanced and immersive visualization of programs. Some of this work has been done with the University of Montréal, the University of Montpellier and to a lesser extent the Pareo team of Inria Nancy Grand Est.

Last years, in VITRAIL, we had developed software to instrument and trace Java programs at the bytecode level. We then had developed an analysis tool able to exploit these traces to compute relevant software metrics.

In 2013, we were able to restart developments on the VITRAIL platform.

We first explored a Linux port, toward which we progressed but were stopped by the fact we relied on Ogre3D, a library that calls some Windows specific APIs. We have identified those, and we believe that an OpenGL port would be a sensible path to OS portability.

We also ported our VITRAIL Vizualizer software to a new type of display, namely 3 interactive whiteboards placed so as to form a 3-side box.

Finally, we also successfully implemented a first prototype of interaction through a head-tracking system relying on two cameras. First experiments gave promising results.