Launching RR from a web page
Frank D. Engel, Jr.
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Thu Mar 24 12:06:35 CST 2005
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I have seen info about an X windows server which is written completely
in Java. You could probably use that in a web browser to connect to a
UNIX (Linux) version of a Rev standalone somewhere (correction: the
UNIX version of a Rev standalone would connect to the Java-based X
server, so yes you would need to make some arrangements for tunneling
through firewalls, etc; I don't know enough about that particular X
server to know if that is supported internally or not).
Maybe you could rig something with that.
BTW, this is another reason to keep the UNIX engines around: the
"network-transparent" X windows system...
You can do something similar with Squeak, I believe, but of course that
won't really help you to run a Rev app ;-)
On Mar 24, 2005, at 10:33 AM, Gordon Tillman wrote:
> Howdy Len,
> This is a very interesting problem, one that I would like to be able
> to implement as well.
> On Mar 24, 2005, at 08:40, Len Morgan wrote:
>> There was a thread about 3 years ago about having a RR that ran
>> within the browser and I'm wondering if anything came of that? The
>> reason I ask is I have a very good chance of getting a big
>> programming contract but one of the customer's top requirements is
>> that it be web based. He wants nothing to be installed on the
>> While I could send DHTML, I think we all agree that RR would give a
>> much better experience to the end user and frankly, would be much
>> easier on me. So, is there some way to launch a stand-alone from a
>> web page? I know I can "start using" a stack from a URL so I'd only
>> need a stand-alone to get the process going. I think his concerns
>> 1) The "java version problem." A lot of his users have their own
>> programs (by the way, we're talking about 500 connected users) that
>> use one version of java or another and if they upgrade it to be able
>> to use my code, it will break the applications they already have (by
>> the way, I have no intention of doing this in java - I'd rather loose
>> the contract).
>> 2) If changes need to be made, he doesn't want to have to go to 500
>> machines and install something.
>> With my own stand-alone, I wouldn't have to worry about versioning
>> problems since I would know when it changed. I could also check for
>> a new version of the stand-alone every time I start it up and get the
>> new version. Since my stand-alone would really do nothing more than
>> download a stack (with the REAL program on it), I doubt that I would
>> need to change it that often (the stacks on the other hand are a
>> different matter but since I can refer to a URL, he'd be ok with
>> that. It's just that I'm not sure how to get the stand-alone on the
>> user machine without looking like I'm installing something.
> Are your clients using Windows machines? The reason I ask is that
> there is no problem with having more than one version of Java
> installed on the machine, if you are concerned with breaking existing
> Java-based code. We do that all the time.
> I wonder if it would be possible to create a small signed applet whose
> sole purpose in life would be to download and run your RR startup
> application. The startup application would then be able to manage the
> acquisition and updating of the other application stacks required to
> do what you need it to do.
> I will experiment with this a bit and get back to you.
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Frank D. Engel, Jr. <fde101 at fjrhome.net>
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$ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
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