[opensource-dev] Client-side scripting in Snowglobe

Tateru Nino tateru.nino at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 19:06:25 PST 2010

Okay, so which one of these is the Lab thinking about, then? That'll
settle a lot of debate right there.

On 20/02/2010 2:00 PM, Argent Stonecutter wrote:
> On 2010-02-19, at 01:16, Ricky wrote:
>> I suspect that there are two things being discussed here without  
>> distinction: Client scripting, and client extensions.  Confusing the  
>> two is easy.
>> Client-side scripting SHOULD be sandboxed, and in a controlled set  
>> of languages.  For a close example think of javascript in web  
>> browsers.
>> Client extensions, or alternatively named as "plugins", would be  
>> modules that can be plugged in and out of the client and run /as if/  
>> they were a part of the client.  Think of browser add-ons/plugins/ 
>> extensions.
>> Client side scripts could (read might be, could possibly, needs  
>> further thought, etc.) be given permission to be loaded in by worn  
>> items automatically.  Other objects would likely need to request  
>> permission via a security warning.
>> Client extensions would have to be downloaded and installed  
>> externally; not delivered in-world.  These would truly be programs  
>> on your computer, and should be treated as such.
>> Just my thoughts hoping for a clearer discussion.
> A very good summary. Thank you.
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