[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
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.
5/11/01 1:22:51 PM, Porter Woodward <[woodward--shore--net]> wrote: