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[REBOL] Re: Windows publishing

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 12-Oct-2002 1:10

> I've no idea what you're up to but don't forget TCP/IP. For example, if it > is litterally a "publish" menu item you want to add, but your existing > application has "save to ftp" then could it be done with a save to FTP? Your > app appears like FTP, but in fact carries out the publish actions you need. > That sort of thing.
How do you suggest 'save to ftp' from any app? WEBDAV is a perhaps possibility.. I've not played with it since Zope a couple of years ago. My app is for sequencing and routing images and metadata in lovely ways, with easy flow between desktop and remote sites. REBOL will handle all the transport and metadata magic. The problem is simply that it depends in part on the wonderful basic functionality we've all had for 15 years using multimedia cutnpaste. Several applications open.. CTRL+C ALT+TAB CTRL+V done! Now if a Rebol app can catch the clipboard correctly, I won't even need to do more than perform the initial copy in some app. It will be easy to do all the rest. There are tons of 3rd party Windows clipboard tools out there which do cool and useful things, some with multiple clipboard buffers. In my case I want to end up with a *viewable* list/sequence in REBOL/View app of all the things I have copied elsewhere. Then edit/addmetada and zing-o-publish. Defaults and template stuff will make a lot of this automatic and run in the background. Rugby will no doubt be very useful but I have already been having great success with multi-part/form data over http. The clipboard is the obvious SIMPLE way to go. I want this to work on Windows, Mac and Linux in that order. I believe they all have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to use of clipboard. REBOL is lagging here painfully. I did get Gregg's %winclip partly going today. But alas it turns out image! is not yet supported by my version of Rebol/Command :-(( << ** Script Error: Invalid argument: image! ** Where: context ** Near: create-bitmap: make routine! [
He says the new View/Pro does though, so I guess Command will too. But when? It makes no sense for REBOL to neglect binary clipboard:// copy on the major graphics operating systems. It just kills a major market for developing REBOL apps. ./Jason