[1/2] from: jason::cunliffe::verizon::net at: 5-Jan-2004 19:26
> Is there any interest in resurrecting this stuff?
YES -- Easy-vid is a very cool and unique tool. I do not know of any other interactive notebook/environment which interprets code snips like that, except perhaps Mathematica's own fabulous notebook interface. Easy-Vid in my opinion makes a brilliant courseware base for Rebol as early programming language. I played with it some time ago. I was interested to generalize it further as a dynamic template structure for loading and linking easy-vid friendly documents, as well as enable a timed remote control to allow one load save edit and play easy-vid 'books' as well as record and annotate sequence page visits. In other words give it a simple remote control API which can load save scripts. I'm afraid I got side-tracked by the 10-zillion things, and then increasingly because I became more interested/involved with FlashMX programming than View. But Easy-Vid is full of potential like so much rebol, and just needs a nudge I think. Best of all would be to interface it cleanly with http://rebol.org and make it printable in some format. options to Load/Publish to rebol.org, to HTML, PDF and of course Share easy-vid sessions :-) I've tried to promote it in forums like edu-sig, but even when people are not prejudiced about Rebol itself, they just can't 'get it' until they try it. The direct wow factor is huge. What a shame the rebol browser plug-in is no more. Mine worked for a couple of days c.2001 and it was lovely... seems like a distant dream now -Jason
[2/2] from: maximo:meteorstudios at: 5-Jan-2004 19:58
> What a shame the rebol browser plug-in is no more. Mine > worked for a couple > of days c.2001 and it was lovely... seems like a distant dream now
yep, its not overly usefull for real applications some might say, but its a hell of a magnet for new users. It would let them install rebol in a relatively simple user hands-off manner (which, for some reason, lets many think that they are protected...from something...) Forget about piping the view stuff in the viewer through dhtml, just make it an installer which opens .r files on the web, like any media player would do it. It might just be a question of patents. Maybe MS has patented loading of scripts on web pages or something else obscenely vague. my 2 cents. -MAx