LiveCodeOnline [Was: Re: Rev Online]

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Tue Jun 19 20:01:12 EDT 2012


RevOnline has been effectively broken for a long time. Long enough that 
we should be able to predict that it won't be fixed any time soon.

And I think that's probably a good resource allocation decision for runrev.

revonline is basically a website to collect stacks and similar 
resources, and a search / download / upload mechanism within the IDE.  
In fact - it's even less than a website, because it doesn't need to 
handle html, css, etc. - it only needs to interface to a livecode 
thin-client.

Sounds to me like an ideal candidate for a community effort to build and 
maintain that, rather than use up scarce company resources doing it.

It shouldn't be beyond us as a community to design
  - a revserver based site to store stacks, descriptions, reviews, etc.
  - a simple but adequate protocol to talk to that site
  - one (or more) plugin to talk to it.

If there is any interest, I'd be happy to get involved in designing and 
building something. I can donate a domain / on-rev space to host the 
site, and would be willing to do some work on either the server side or 
the plugin. Let me know if you'd like to join in - or let me know if you 
think it's a bad idea to replicate something runrev is already doing.

-- Alex.




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