New Externals...

Gordon Webster gwalias-rev at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 3 13:49:49 CST 2005


Dear Frank

I know about Mono and the like, but I said "going to
be cross platform" in the sense of it being a mature
technology for all platforms. 

I believe there are still some minor differences
between the Mono CLR and class libraries and the
"official" MS versions (mostly centered around the GUI
components I believe).

BTW: I think the MS team did a great job with C#,
which has a wonderfully clean, consistent and
uncluttered syntax. I have found that the only real
learning curve for C# (if you've programmed in Java or
C++) is in learning the new names of all the base
classes.

Best

Gordon



--- "Frank D. Engel, Jr." <fde101 at fjrhome.net> wrote:

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> "Going to be" cross-platform?  Check here:
> 
> http://www.mono-project.com/
> 
> 
> Hmm... what about a Rev runtime for .net?  I think
> .net will be 
> available for Windows Mobile soon (is it already?),
> so a .net runtime 
> version would automatically provide support for
> software on Windows 
> Mobile, Windows itself (2000+, correct?), and
> apparently Mono-supported 
> platforms as well (various flavors of Linux, plus OS
> X more or less -- 
> more soon, I hope) -- and possibly even future
> platforms which don't 
> even exist yet!
> 
> 
> On Feb 3, 2005, at 2:01 PM, Gordon Webster wrote:
> 
> > Dear Chipp
> >
> > An "externals external" would be great. Something
> that
> > could expose the functions and type requirements
> in
> > standard windows dlls or *nix .so shared library
> (and
> > their OSX equivalents).
> >
> > As is already the case in C#, Java or some of the
> > flavors of Basic, you could then import these
> > functions directly into transcript something like
> ...
> >
> >     externalHandle =
> altuitUseExternal("mylib.dll")
> >
> > IMHO runrev really needs a more accessible
> interface
> > to the vast wealth of shared libraries that exist
> out
> > there, without having to write wrappers for every
> new
> > library you want to use. I would love to be able
> to
> > use OpenGL from within rev for example and create
> > interactive 3D viewports on my rev stacks.
> >
> > OT: Wouldn't it be great to have .NET bindings for
> > rev, especially since it seems that .NET is going
> to
> > be a genuinely cross-platform runtime (please no
> Java
> > Vs. .NET flames or any other anti-MS invective -
> I'm
> > no great fan of MS, but it seems that they've
> finally
> > done something right with .NET)
> >
> > Best
> >
> > Gordon
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --- Chipp Walters <chipp at chipp.com> wrote:
> >
> >> The recent altBrowser bundle offering was a
> success
> >> thanks to RR users
> >> all over the world. A personal thank-you from
> Chris
> >> and I for all of
> >> your support. And thanks to RunRev for an
> excellent
> >> job of helping to
> >> get the word out.
> >>
> >> We're currently working on a free upgrade for
> >> altBrowser (both Mac and
> >> PC) which we hope will be out next week.
> >>
> >> So, this got Chris and I thinking about other
> >> externals. Before we
> >> started, we wanted to get some feedback from RR
> >> users as which externals
> >> you would like to see. Keep in mind, they need to
> be
> >> cross-platform, and
> >> they need to have some sort of mass market
> appeal.
> >>
> >> Here are a couple of ideas we have:
> >>
> >> 1) USB external support. That about says it all
> >> right there!
> >>
> >> 2) Image Effects library. The ability to
> >> import/export many different
> >> formats, apply special effects like dropped
> shadows,
> >> borders, sharpen
> >> and blur and more.
> >>
> >> If you have any other ideas, please let us know,
> >> either on this list or off.
> >>
> >> Thanks again!
> >>
> >> -Chipp Walters
> >> Altuit, Inc.
> >>
> >>
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