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[REBOL] Re: Groove?

From: jseq:mediaone at: 11-May-2001 14:34

I've been using Groove the application for about 6 months and find it invaluable to collaborate on projects with small teams. It's file sharing, chat, security and replication are so brain-dead simple that I've gotten many diverse groups and running very faster than you could spell Intranet. Thus inspired, I looked more into Groove the platform for P2P app delivery. Specifically, I looked into trying to write some code that would ride on top of their APIs so that I could deliver a better photo-sharing app to end-users. It wasn't a very straightforward process, and non-crossplatform COM is a major turn-off. A very approachable compromise would be to use Groove's file sharing to distribute Rebol scripts with embedded data. I started prototyping something like this to deliver a photo-browsing View application, embedding JPGs into my REBOL files (so I didn't have to deal with Groove's storage API). As much as I would like the architectural cleanliness of a REBOL-only solution, using Groove to bootstrap a subset of Link functionality was pretty attractive. I think under this scenario you'd only be on the hook for the View run-time licenses. Since it's not really clear how Groove will treat either small developers or alternate platforms in terms of pricing, licensing and development roadmap, I would hesitate to code anything that relies any more heavily on that platform. JS [johnseq--pobox--com] 5/11/01 1:22:51 PM, Porter Woodward <[woodward--shore--net]> wrote: