LiveCodeOnline [Was: Re: Rev Online]

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Wed Jun 20 01:58:25 EDT 2012

On 06/20/2012 03:01 AM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
> 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.

What a clever idea: I'm a company who sets up all sorts of support 
things for my customer base,
let the customers see how useful they are, and then let them drop so 
that the customers form a
community and do the work maintaining those things for us.

Perhaps I can get the kids at my school to teach themselves English.

> 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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