[REBOL] Re: Windows publishing
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 11-Oct-2002 11:44
<< But to make the workflow really open and useful to people, I need my
application to be directly accessed in the menus of any other applications,
especially graphics ones. >>
Good luck. :) Surely it's not impossible to create things like shell
extensions with REBOL, but I think we'll want docs on the system port, and
it will probably not be easy. I haven't looked down that path, and I hadn't
really planned to.
I envision a somewhat different picture of integrating services in apps
versus extending them to call your *particular* service. I'm thinking that
apps will need to be more open and configurable in order to successfully
make use of outside services. For example, writing an add-in for Visual
Basic's IDE was a very specific process, requiring implementation of
specific COM interfaces. In the future, I think the lookup/discovery/join
approach where things need to go (though I have to say that I'm not a
WSDL/UDDI/"web services" guy given the current specs and popular definitions
of such). I hope for a much better solution than what is being hyped right
now, and I think REBOL is a good fit for that kind of solution.
<< I think this comes back to the thorny question of binary copy or lack of.
Plus the debate about Windows DLLs and operating specific system access. >>
I posted my Windows-specific binary clipboard stuff a short time back. It's
basic, to be sure, but works.