"proof-of-concept" Revolution Online Open Dictionary at revcoders.org

Josh Mellicker josh at dvcreators.net
Fri Nov 2 12:50:22 EDT 2007


Hi Devin,

I have been talking with Björnke but my stack and system is not far  
enough along yet to merit any serious collaboration. Once I get some  
basic stuff nailed down, then absolutely!


On Nov 2, 2007, at 7:05 AM, Devin Asay wrote:

> Great work, Josh!
>
> But we seem to have two competing (and very similar) efforts going  
> on. There is Björnke's very nice BvG Docu stack that was recently  
> patched by Andre to allow web notes to be posted and displayed in  
> the stack. See <http://andregarzia.com/docuwebnotes.html>. I've  
> been using Andre's patched version, and it's really quite slick.
>
> Would there be a way to combine the best of both worlds, to let  
> Björnke/Andre's project work with your online database, Josh?  
> Björnke's stack, being older, is farther along than yours, and that  
> would free you up to concentrate on the web/backend pieces.
>
> Devin
>
> On Nov 2, 2007, at 2:21 AM, Josh Mellicker wrote:
>
>> I think this "proof-of-concept" experiment has now crossed the  
>> line into "no going back" :-)
>>
>>
>> I have uploaded a stack here:
>>
>> http://revcoders.org/resources/revcoders_db_api.rev.zip
>>
>>
>> It is a Revolution stack that:
>>
>>  - filters a list of Revolution dictionary terms with each  
>> character typed in a search box
>>
>>  - once a term is clicked on in the list, grabs the Revolution  
>> Open Access Dictionary term definition from the database along  
>> with all user-provided tips and code snippets for that term
>>
>>  - allows you to add your own helpful tip, code snippet, caveat or  
>> link to your stack or webpage relevant to that term
>>
>> (try one of the below, those are the ones with comments so far)
>>
>>     *  vScroll
>>     *  create folder
>>     *  binaryEncode
>>     *  binaryDecode
>>     *  pendingMessages
>>
>> ---------------------
>>
>> features:
>>
>>  - a scrolling group of groups
>>
>>  - a "live search" text box
>>
>>  - a smart scrollbar that turns on when needed
>>
>>  - a demonstration of seamless interaction with a remote database
>>
>> Hope you enjoy it.
>>
>> PLEASE take a moment and add just one helpful tip or nifty code  
>> snippet to a term, it would be a valuable experiment to see how  
>> this could work.
>>
>> There is plenty yet to be done... please reply if you have  
>> suggestions for next steps, or what could be done to make it more  
>> useful than what you're using now, or would like to help.
>
> On Oct. 27, 2007, at 06:54, Andre Garzia wrote :
>
>> Hello Friends,
>>
>> I've patched BvG Docu + Webnotes to work with my new server. Those
>> wanting to see this system working need to download again, my new
>> server uses a different scheme for the FTP users so the old login
>> can't be used.
>>
>> More info and download at: http://andregarzia.com/docuwebnotes.html
>>
>> Please take note that all the documentation stuff is done by BvG, I
>> just did the webnotes part. This system is naive, we could do
>> something better if we worked together.
>>
>> :-D
>>
>> anyway, it is a cool way to share information. There are some test
>> notes in there...
>>
>
> Devin Asay
> Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
> Brigham Young University
>
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