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Posted: 11 March 2009 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Dear NUI community,

Four years after the publication of the TUIO specification, a growing community including many members of the NUI Group, has formed around the protocol and its various implementations such as tracker applications, client libraries and the TUIO client API. In order to coordinate the TUIO community process, I have created a dedicated domain and website “TUIO.org” that intends to provide a common playground primarily for core TUIO developers but also for users of the various tangible multi-touch interaction frameworks that support TUIO. This will also be the place to discuss the present and future of this emerging community standard.

While until today all the TUIO related information was scattered around various PDFs, Wikis, forums, and sometimes outdated web pages,
the new page provides the currently available information about TUIO and all related activities, in a structured way:

* the full protocol specification, with implementation notes
* an extensive list of TUIO enabled trackers, TUIO clients and other tools that support the protocol.
* a TUIO client API definition, that will be established with the next generation of the TUIO client reference implementation for C++, Java and C#
* a member section, that list all developers, individual as well as institutions that have been involved in the TUIO development during the past years
* finally you will also find a (still empty) forum and wiki section, that will be dedicated to TUIO specific topics

If you feel that you are missing anybody or you company on the member list, or if some of those who are there want to be removed, please let me know.
The software list has been growing to a quite impressive size in the recent past, but if you are also missing something there, let me know as well.
At the moment the site is still static, but in the future some dynamic pages, such as a TUIO framework showcase section could be added for example.
Needless to say that the site will be still changing a lot in the near future, and if you happen to find a typo, you can keep it of course ...

The new page is one of the first steps to deattach the TUIO protocol and framework a bit from the reacTIVision project, and while I am finishing my PhD dissertation on that topic I will try to guide the transition process to the new protocol generation, which will be hopefully more versatile for the development of new interactive surface applications. One of the following steps during the next days will be the publication of a TUIO roadmap, which will summarize most of the previous discussions we had within these forums and will define a few simple transition steps towards TUIO 2.0.

Personally I will of course continue to contribute to the NUI forums as far as I can, but I’d like to invite you to use the three new TUIO users, developers and specification forums to discuss all protocol and implementation specific issues with the other developers.

http://www.tuio.org/

have fun,
Martin.K

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Posted: 11 March 2009 10:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Nice job on the site.

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Posted: 11 March 2009 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks, I am still updating the site adding and fixing some of the content here and there ... I somehow stopped learning how to do web pages in the early 90ies wink
I’d like to repeat my invitation to all core developers (those who implement TUIO trackers or TUIO clients) that I did not yet contact personally or include in the software or member page, please get in touch with me so I can add your contribution to these listings. Also I’d like to add institutions, universities and businesses that actively support the TUIO protocol in their research or products to the member listing.
Finally I am also interested to learn more about other businesses in the “interactive installations” or “multitouch” sector, to eventually include them in an additional showcase listing.

cheers,
Martin.K

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Posted: 12 March 2009 12:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Great initiative Martin, as you noticed by now your works have been critical within the multi-touch community

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Posted: 12 March 2009 02:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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The site looks great Martin. I hope we can help get more people involved in the initiative. smile

If you’d like to add it, there’s also an AS3 Framework (paired with the TUIO client) at http://code.google.com/p/touchlib/source/browse/#svn/trunk/AS3 While it’s on the touchlib svn, we actually consider it the nuigroup AS3 framework.

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Posted: 12 March 2009 03:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks Seth, I think there are already quite a few people involved, it is just the forum which still looks a bit deserted :D
In any case I hope, that this will be the starting point for individuals and organisations that want to get involved, at least for the moment all the information needed for getting started is there. And I added the TUIO AS3 framework from touchlib to the “TUIO Applications and Frameworks” section, I already had the AS3 library in the TUIO client section.

cheers, Martin.K

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