[REBOL] Re: How to view presentation dialect without Rebol
From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 25-Apr-2002 12:14
> Hi, all nice ideas but I just need a file for dumb users: PDF or PowerPoint.
> fancy stuff yet as no one is used to these new things yet. Robert
Hmm. How about SWF [FLASH] ??
Flash has built-in in timeline [great for sequencing presentations], text,
vector + bitmap graphics, hyperlinks, buttons, action/events and much much more.
Oldes make-swf.r and examples are 100% REBOL and nicely presented.
The Flash Player is free and widely distributed and much smaller than PDF or
SVG. It can be included on CDROMS. Also a stand-alone .exe can be made for
Win32+Mac [but you need access to the authoring tool for that I believe, or one
of the 3rd party tools like FlashJester].
The fscommand() lets one call other local executables.
You can launch a stub player in Flash which starts rebol which in turn can
'browse' an HTML with FLASH. I just read that FlashMX allows communication
between desktop Flash movie and an SWF running in the web browser [I've not
For basic presentations it's a great. Plus there is much more now that FlashMX
is out for powerful REBOL/Flash interactions. Greatly improved object/event
structure lets one assign behaviors dynamically and remotely to buttons and
movies. Everything is an object. Shared libraries. Dynamic loading at runtime or
sounds and graphic. JPEGS can be loaded across the Internet into SWF. Thus
REBOL can generate VID graphics of itself and FlashMX can use and present these
from a generic REBOL-presenter movie.
Have to check with Oldes where is codes needs upgrade to support the special new