LiveCodeOnline [Was: Re: Rev Online]
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
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.
More information about the Use-livecode