[REBOL] Re: IOS (was: Browser gripe)
From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 17-Mar-2002 22:53
Thanks. Yes your description helps.
I just went to check on rebol.com and delighted to discover they have a new
links to IOS articles
..at last some new press coverage. Spring must be here :-)
Funny RT didn't post an announce to the list, or did I miss something?
> I can publish things via IOS to a server. I can then go anywhere in the
> world and fire up the IOS/Link client on a clean machine, and everything
> I've published (or that anyone else has published on the server) is
> automatically sync'd. Now, lots of people on this list will undoubtedly
> think "Yeah, so what. I know of n other systems that do that too." The
> that makes IOS great, to me, is how simply, easily, and reliably it all
ok: A. synchronize distributed data easily
That something we all want the smallest possible headache to do?
Please can you clarify what "firing up" IOS/Link client on a clean machine
What is the cost per link client?
How easy to customize the look of the client?
> IOS doesn't provide everything you might ever want, but it's easy to
> For one project I'm working on, we're using a remote Rugby server along
> IOS to provide facilities that I don't yet know how to provide via IOS.
> I built the original app under /View, we installed IOS, published the
> scripts, and it ran under IOS without any changes. IOS becomes a simple
> deployment mechanism. I can have the Conference reblet fired up, and have
> people looking at the app. As they make suggestions, I can tweak it on the
> fly, re-publish it, and they can run it again to see the changes. If I
> to roll back to a previous version, IOS maintains a history of published
> versions for me automatically.
You mean you are tweaking your own /View scripts which are now distributed
and synchonrized [published] via IOS ?
The history function sounds nice, like the cool 'versions' thing in Zope.
Is 'publish' on a demand-basis?
If clients are on-line 24/7 like DSL how quickly are updates propagated?
Is this architecture like DNS?
Does IOS care what your Viewlets are?
Can non-Rebol/Link clients also access them [in non published mode] ?
Where is this stuff explained?
Are there docs?