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Re: A good set of generic questions...
[Why don't you people use real names for fks sake?!]
> >My recommendation would be to talk to Andy Wilson and work on creating
> >widgets for tkmoo, a client running under tk/tcl.
> tkmoo is nice, but tk is _not_ portable, no matter what sunlabs tell you.
Mmm, interesting observation.
> My preference is to do this stuff in Java, which is what I am doing. The
> key advantage is to be able to deliver the interface to the MOO via
> the net - secure Tcl/Tk is a long way off. Java security flaws pale
> into insignificance next to what unsolicited Tcl code can do.
> Starting from the ground up, Java is a nice way to build clients.
> DU-moo is nice, but it's a bit immature at the moment.. as soon as I'm
> done tidying some rough edges, I'll let you in on the client I'm
> using for CoSMOO - once the sysadmins let me have my machine back, I'll
> gladly demo it to people..
Just grab some screen shots and web it for us. Please.
> Then again, William of Ockham (Occam?) could use his razor on the
> unneccessarily complex MOO text editing interface (the major stumbling
> block for newbies, surely). Tell me hypertext is harder to use than MOO.
> No one will, because it simply isn't true.
What does the former statement have to to with the latter.
> > MOO is a textual interface. As such its dependency on graphics is
> > virtually nil.
> Again, this depends on the application. Teaching relies on engaging as
> many of the senses as possible. MOO objects cannot convey the richness
> of web documents, its time they are able to.
> I agree, which explains why the first thrust of my work has been to add
> simple markup to MOO - italics and bold text make a spectacular difference.
> I am certainly not suggesting going plug-in crazy. Java is here to stay,
> though, and could be ideal for the task. Anybody who shares my view,
> reply by mail or catch me (Grommit) on MediaMOO.
No, go plugin crazy, kill all this tf/emacs bullshit dead before
Netscape beats you to it. I would ;)
> Mike Houghton
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