Mantis - Croquet
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|3280||Hedgehog||feature||always||03-09-06 22:03||03-09-06 22:03|
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|Summary:||0003280: overloaded use of snapshot -- use landmark?|
We use the term 'snapshot' for two very different purposes:
1. A user-visible designation of a postcard (a world/space/viewpoint combination), through which the user can observe the LIVE goings-on of the designated scene, and through which the user can jump to that scene.
2. An image of island memory at a frozen moment of time used for synching, caching, and potentially for out-of-Croquet storage.
We should use two different terms. I think the term "snapshot" is appropriate for 0000002, but doesn't really fit the dynamic nature of #1. The name 'landmark' has been suggested by our users for #1.
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|Additional Information:||At UW, we have two groups of actual users of Dormouse, which makes 0000002 apparent to end-users by giving them a chance to save a snapshot of a world to disk for offline use later, or to twin a world to work on privately. It was these users who complained to me about the overloading of the term snapshot.|
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