[OT ??] OpenXION

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 17:10:51 CDT 2011


On 06/21/2011 12:25 AM, Paul Dupuis wrote:
> On 6/20/2011 3:25 PM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>> http://code.google.com/p/openxion/
>>
>> "XION is an xTalk language similar to the ones used by HyperCard, 
>> SuperCard, and Runtime Revolution."
>>
>>
> I'd like to know if RunRev has any involvement with this Open Source 
> initiative or what their take on it is?
>

No, I'm sure they haven't.

OpenXION seems very odd indeed insofar as it is an xTalk dialect WITHOUT 
the objects and
the stacks on which those objects reside.

Rebecca Bettencourt [who has a long track record with this type of 
thing] seems to be the driving force
behind it; whether it will go the same way as her TileStack remains to 
be seen.

As there seems to be none of the visual paraphernalia (Home stack, 
Tools, etc.) I cannot, honestly,
see it as in any way a competitor for LiveCode or, even, Supercard. 
Devoid of objects it ends up
looking like an odd sort of BASIC; at which point I would start using a 
sort of BASIC that was BASIC
rather than something that falls between 2 stools.



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