Portable Canvas/Releases

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File structure

The file structure of the current build can be found here: Portable Canvas File Structure

Work Planned


Released: Week of October 12


  • XULRunner package with a simple browser
  • Canvas3D extension and library pre-installed
  • default homepage pointed to C3DL demos

Download: mybrowser_v0.1.zip

Work Notes: Version 0.1


Released: n/a

Features: n/a

Download: mybrowser_v0.2.zip

Work Notes: Version 0.2


Released: Week of Dec 1


  • ability to run on Mac
  • playable local canvas files


Windows: Portable_Canvas_0.3w.zip

Mac: (incomplete)

Work Notes: Version 0.3

State as of end of DPS909

Windows side

The application works as planned! It is limited to browsing www.c3dl.org or your local machine, as per the project specs. It can display pages with Canvas elements properly, both from c3dl.org and from the local machine. I suspect some bugs with this side; not all local demos work properly, and it has been reported to not work "out of the box" on some machines.

Mac side

I have a running application, with most of the features working. It is unable to display the canvas elements properly though, because it is missing the Mac version of the Canvas 3d .dll file (which the Windows side uses).


Release: Week of Jan 18


  • official error page redirection when browsing outside of c3dl.org through Portable Canvas


  • tidy up bugs left from Version 0.3
  • find out which of the current Canvas 3d samples are *expected* to work; ignore the rest
  • confirm issues with "download and play", resolve as necessary
  • get Mac to display Canvas elements
  • create "official" error page on c3dl site

Work Notes: Version 0.4


Release: Week of Feb 2 Features:

  • organized wiki layout, based on usability rather than scribbled build notes


  • clean-up the wiki page
  • test the application on a wide range of machines

Work Notes: Version 0.5


Release: Week of Feb 16 Features:


  • clean-up/format Canvas element sample pages on c3dl.org so that they are downloadable

Work Notes: Version 0.6


Release: Week of Mar 9 Features:


  • allow web pages with Canvas elements to be downloaded locally and replayed

Work Notes: Version 0.7


Release: Week of Mar 23 Features:


  • learn how to use the Canvas library
  • start on an "official" demo that comes with Portable Canvas

Work Notes: Version 0.8


Release: Week of Apr 6 Features:


  • complete demo with technical feature tests of the library, such as collision detection

Work Notes: Version 0.9


Release: Week of Apr 20 Features:


  • create a tutorial for getting a canvas element demo from the web
  • create a tutorial for creating a basic local file with a canvas element in it

Work Notes: Version 1.0