Making the move...

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 00:16:37 EST 2006


Marielle....

Wow. Thanks for all those cool pointers. I had no idea!


On 3/15/06, Marielle Lange <mlange at lexicall.org> wrote:
>
> Dan,
>
> Simple: "A method for outputting Java byte-codes equivalent to
> MetaCard scripts has been designed, but implementation has been
> delayed until the serious performance, compatibility, and
> functionality limitations in Java have been rectified."
> http://www.metacard.com/pi5.html
>
> Then, you  can have a multiple export format, to java file, java
> applet, standalone for mac windows, linux, exactly the way they do here:
> http://www.processing.org/
> On top, that's free. Their GUI is limited but that's only version
> Beta. They announce a contribution from http://www.thbbpt.net/
> interfascia/, to enhance their set of GUI elements. So you can expect
> it to improve in the future. I really invite you to have a try,
> that's a gem.
>
> Alternatively, you can convert hypertalk to javascript: http://
> lexnet.bravepages.com/HTMLJS.htm
>
> Alternatively, you can convert it to a mix of xml and embedded
> script, compatible with one of these:
> http://luxor-xul.sourceforge.net/
> http://www.simkin.co.uk/
>
> Or you can write an hypertalk interpreter in java: http://
> boredgamer.org/HyperJava/. There is another guy with a version a lot
> more advanced than that (no, not freecard), but that's not on the web.
>
> So many possibilities!
>
> Marielle
>
>
>
>
> > Richard.....
> >
> > I *certainly* don't disagree with your response, but I'm earnestly
> > seeking a
> > description of how you'd go about building an app in Rev that is
> > entirely
> > deliverable via a Web browser, which is, I submit, the definition
> > of a Web
> > application. I think that was the original point/question. Creating
> > thin-client Web appliances is amazingly easy with Rev. Creating
> > CGIs that
> > run on a server -- including back-end database access -- is also
> > feasible,
> > if somewhat limited in terms of performance (no FCGI support as far
> > as I
> > know).
> >
> > If this is possible, I'd sure like to know how to do it.
> >
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>
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