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[REBOL] Re: View-Pro 1.1 available for more platforms

From: holger:rebol at: 19-Apr-2001 12:08

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 11:13:22PM +1200, Carl Read wrote:
> Now, with View1.1, it's the same with the Desktop, but launching a > program from the Desktop forces you to open a screen just for it. > Which is a bit overkill for the calculator or clock...
Yes, that's because custom screens in AmigaOS cannot be shared between applications. Use View with public screens instead.
> That said, even when running on Workbench you see 4megs of memory > dissapear by just launching the calculator - or anything for that > matter. This isn't ideal RT! Yes, I know you'd know it...
The alternative is to allow runnning scripts within the View environment used by the desktop, without launching a separate instance of View. We support that in /Link where scripts come from a trusted source, but not in /View, because the desktop environment requires more relaxed security settings (e.g. write access to the installation directory so preferences can be saved). Scripts are not supposed to have that kind of access, because that would make it too easy to write trojans. The real solution to this is having "modules" within View, but this will take some time... -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]