Most wanted features
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Our current list of most wanted features
After users install the Oligo Desktop trayicon with the Mac or Windows installer, they must open the Install Oligo ABC menu to installer FireStorm viewer or Docker Desktop. Instead users should be asked to install FireStorm if the select the FireStorm viewer menu or asked to install Docker Desktop if the try to Start OpenSimulator.
The My Dashboard allows the teacher to load and save virtual world content in the OpenSimulator archive (OAR) format. The Dashboard only accept files named *.oar, but the free virtual world examples on Zadaroo can just be renamed from *.tgz to *.oar and then loaded. These free examples should all be renamed to *.oar and made available to my.oligo.academy.
The Docker OpenSimulator image is currently using the simple SQLite database with limited groups module. The Docker OpenSimulator image oligo_academy_opensim should accept argument to build with MySQL database for better performance and full groups module functionality.
The My Dashboard is not using secure HTTPS protocol, because it’s running on local network and no sensitive student information is used in the virtual world. For international school projects the Dashboard should run behind secure HTTPS using a reverse proxy like (Apache HTTP server) sending https://oligo.academy/dashboard to http://dashboard-server:9080. The Docker image could implement the same logic with a self signed certificate in a reverse proxy for better security, even though storing sensitive student information like their real names or email is not good practice.