[REBOL] Re: Portals?
From: cyphre:volny:cz at: 14-May-2001 15:02
> the only problem with this is that it would require lots of changes ...
> say you and me and others on this list try to create a working prototype
> this kind of system.. or if someone knows of such initiative in progress..
> would like to join there.
Hi Kinjal and all,
Since many of us are trying to formulate some ideas regarding the future of
REBOL apps and developers I decided to post my simple thoughts to disscuss:
I'm trying to develop universal system environment called SWIS (small
windowing system) to gather energy from different rebol apps into one
user-point but I'm still at the beginning. The idea of this system is to
give developers simple but powerfull API for making their aplications work
together and gain many advantages from the whole system environment. So you
can use this environment for making portals, custom-user-desktops,
inter/intranet standartized gui environment, e-biz, presentations, any kind
of remote-control board or even for creating internet games/entertainment
There are some basic features and ideas(which are more or less implemented):
-standardized but user fully customizable GUI for each application
-standard fully programmable desktop tools like:
*online bubble help
-multiuser system/system of user's rights/accesses
-system ports for each aplication(system friendly streaming/remote cotrol
-video connection between different desktops(user A can watch content of
desktop/app of user B)
-system programmable keyboard handler
-SWIS REBOL console emulator
-sound system for registered view/users only(I have to save some money for
/View key soon(-: )
-snapshoting of the system(you should "freeze" your desktop anytime you want
and saving the "system snapshot" for your future purposes
-pseudo-multitasking(threading) driven by system task/schedule priotity
manager (you don't have to run separate rebol interpreter for each
aplication-the whole system is just one rebol process!)
-detailed developer's docs (this is really very important thing (-;)
and many more...
Me and REBOLek also have in developement DID - an dynamic interface dialect
will be implemented as a part of SWIS in future and replace the oficial
static VID from RT. I hope this will give another dimension to the system...
Since I haven't almost any support for developing I'm making SWIS in my
free time so the speed of developing depends on that. I'm looking for
anyone who will support my efforts. If you know
how to support my work have any ideas, comments, criticism or want to join
the project please let me know ;-) Anyway, I'll still continue the
developing of SWIS in the future even just for my personal usage.
May the REBOL be with you ;-)
ps: I would thank to:
-Petr Krenzelok for his webhosting support, ideas(heya PeKr (-;)
-REBOLek for great Iconbay for SWIS and some ideas
-Magnus Hagerman for interest in making some new GFX for SWIS(hello
Magnus, have you any news?)
-all people who send me their comments regarding SWIS