finding revlet limits in a controlled environment

Andre Garzia andre at
Mon Dec 7 12:04:12 EST 2009


many of those commands might not work if the user do now click the "I allow"
dialog thinghy which might give false results for you. I don't know how
introspective rev can be, can revlets return if the user is allowing acces
to that kind of stuff or not?

On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 10:59 PM, Phil Davis <revdev at> wrote:

> Hello -
> My client wants to sell revlet-based software to his customers in a large
> US govt agency. If they are able to download & install the revweb plugin, we
> don't know what limitations to a revlet's capabilities might be enforced by
> IT in their computing environment. To answer this question, we've built a
> web site his customers can use in their world that steps them through a
> series of revlets that each try different kinds of activity. The activities
> include:
>   * load the plugin and do nothing
>   * create, read, rename, delete a file on the local HD
>   * get a web URL (
>   * run a shell command ("dir" or "ls")
>   * create, delete a stack in memory; get a stackfile from a web server
>   * print to their printer
> Those are all the tests so far. The test web site emails the revlet test
> results back to me.
> Now my question:
> Are we testing the right things? If not, what else should we test for?
> Thanks for any feedback.
> --
> Phil Davis
> PDS Labs
> Professional Software Development
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