[REBOL] Re: AltME: Something new from our team.
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 21-Nov-2002 15:21
I know about the product for few days :-) I even sent some feedback
already. Please - be sure to fix some UI issues before you go for the
release. As the info is public now, I hope we can submit bug reports, etc.
>We are also working on something new, which will probably be of great
>interest to everyone here, because it is another product built 100% on
>The product is called AltME (Alternative Messaging Environment). It
>may look familiar to those of you using IOS. But we are building this
>backwards from IOS. Starting with just a very simple and clean
>messaging system, sort of like IRC. This is intended for the mass
>market. It has to be 1. Download, 2. Enter password, 3. Start using.
>Almost no learning curve. Over time, we will add more features.
now it sounds itneresting. What kind of protocol does AltME use
internally? Is it IOS RMP protocol? How does it sync? How will it scale?
As e.g. IOS is IMO suitable for smaller groups - let's say 10 - 30
active ppl is still comfort, but above 100, I am not sure ...
>In a nut shell, this product does a bunch of things ICQ does not, such as:
>You can create your own world and invite only the people that you want into
So you use central look-up server, right? So once you add file-sharing,
it is rather easy for music industry to turn whole AltME ned off? :-)
Just kidding ... but as I said - I am interested in underlying messaging
technology, if not secret of course ...
>Talk "privately" and "securely" to one person, or create a group and talk
>together privately and securely.
>Share checklists for work groups, or just reminders.
Will it be possible to "install" new apps/reblets into owned World? That
way it could grow into something really cool ...
>And two more great things...it is FREE. Yes, free. You can learn how
>and why on the site. And it runs on Linux. You can download your own
>version to play with from our new site www.SafeWorlds.com. Have fun.
I would be having fun, if I would know how to get it working from behind
the firewall. Why don't you allow proxy settings or why don't you use
http tunneling like IOS does, please?
Anyway - good work, nice docs!