From: woodward:shore at: 11-May-2001 13:22
I'm sure some of you are already on the loop on this. But, have you all
had a chance to check out Groove? While it is Windows only (right now) I
would urge you all to try and take a look.
Groove software lets you create secure shared spaces wher you make
instant and direct online connections with others to share information and
get things done...
The Groove client and platform reside securely on the individual's PC,
not on a Web site or server, giving users control over how, when and with
whom they interact. The Groove client includes tools for voice, and
text-based communications, file sharing, and many other interactive
activities, while the Groove platform supports standard development
languages, built in security and an XML code base, making it easy to build
additional tools as needed...
In short, it's pretty slick. The entirety of a shared space (all files,
messages, pictures, sketchpads, notepads, outlines, etc) resides on the
hard-disk of every participant of the shared space. It is secure both
on-the-wire and on-disk (ie. encrypted). It uses the exchange of public
keys to enable secure, instant messaging - as well as the exchange of
changes to the shared space.
I have the sneaking suspicion that one could do some of this with
Rebol/View/Pro (encryption is a must). Groove is currently based on COM -
which despite their developer docs to the contrary - is still pretty much
a Windows only technology. Almost all of the "tools" in a space are built
around standard COM objects, or around the framework of COM objects that
Groove provides. So - like I said, some of this sort of thing could
certainly be done with Rebol/View/Pro; even more could be done if you
simply leveraged the COM objects they already provide - but then you would
loose most of the cross-platform capability that Rebol provides.
Please, everyone who is able - take a look at:
- Porter Woodward