finding revlet limits in a controlled environment
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Dec 7 12:40:34 EST 2009
> Phil Davis wrote:
>> 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
>> * load the plugin and do nothing
>> * create, read, rename, delete a file on the local HD
>> * get a web URL (google.com)
>> * run a shell command ("dir" or "ls")
>> * create, delete a stack in memory; get a stackfile from a web
>> * 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
> 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?
Sounds like a good argument for a standalone in this case.
Phil, what objections does this agency have to a standalone?
If it were net-savvy and auto-updated itself you could provide the
benefits of the browser plugin without the limitations or guesswork.
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