[OT ??] OpenXION

Björnke von Gierke bvg at mac.com
Mon Jun 20 19:26:32 CDT 2011


Sure,  xion might not be much. But it could be an easy way to use on the server side, if the person making it wants to go that direction. Sure it's a one person project, and probably never going to be a replacement for livecode. But then, maybe it picks up, and that would be a benefit for Livecode too.

On 21 Jun 2011, at 00:37, Paul Dupuis wrote:

> On 6/20/2011 6:10 PM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>> 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.
>> 
> 
> Okay, from Richard's reply and yours, I can see that OpenXION is nothing I need to pay attention to. I feel compelled to mention why I was interested though.
> 
> As a company that develops our entire product line in LiveCode, I readily acknowledge we gain many many benefits from doing so - cross-platform deployment, rapid application development, etc. etc. - over using a traditional language like C++. One disadvantage though using almost any proprietary development system is if something happened to the vendor (RunRev). Now, for the record, I find that highly unlikely given current trends. I very much admire RunRev's accomplishments and growth over the last couple of years and consider it a very well managed company likely to be around for a long time. But I would be irresponsible to my own company, if I did not at least take note of developments which might lessen that tiny tiny risk, such as xTalk having a common, open "standard' like C++. Had XION, which I was unfamiliar with, turned out to be a broader initiative to settle on an open standard for xTalk, it would have been something worth following.
> 
> Thanks for the replies.
> 
> -- 
> Paul Dupuis
> Cofounder
> Researchware, Inc.
> http://www.researchware.com/
> 
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