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[REBOL] Groove?

From: woodward:shore at: 11-May-2001 13:22

Hey - 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