[sldev] Tip of the iceberg...

Harold Brown labrat.hb at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 15:37:50 PDT 2009

I just wanna see Hulu on a prim [?]

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 6:53 AM, Lawson English <lenglish5 at cox.net> wrote:

> Argent Stonecutter wrote:
> > I've been speculating about this for years, though not using the
> > parcel media, or the overhead of VNC. It should be possible to make SL
> > act as a window manager, and have local media textures (only visible
> > to and set within the viewer) render locally executing programs
> > without this kind of rigamarole.
> > _______________________________________________
> >
> Certainly possible with Squeak smalltalk since you can direct the
> rendering to an offscreen buffer if you want. Unfortunately, I'm not so
> hep on how to take the shared buffer created by the SL plugin  and pass
> it on to the squeak-side plugin. I guess just pass the address in with a
> POST to the localhost URL
> A more interesting situation will result when you start to manipulate
> packets via a gridproxy (or preferably an external event handler plugin
> so you can have more fine-grained control) and use a webpage or in-world
> GUI for the programming interface to an IDE.
> You can also use the same principle to feed a view-only stream to a
> regular media stream so that others can watch as you program (or combine
> things as Aimee suggests with a remote VNC server).
> For me, the ultimate prototyping/hacking SL plugin will be the combo I'm
> trying to work on: a seaside localhost webserver that can manipulate
> packets via gridproxy, and provide control surfaces for packet
> interfaces via localhost webpages and/or interactive Squeak windowing
> done through the media pliugin.
> http://www.seaside.st
> seaside is a smalltalk-based webserver that maintains server-side state
> for each webpage in a session, and comes bundled with all manner of
> goodies like blogs/wikis and of course squeak itself. Perfect for
> private database/blogging/diary/programming/asset managing/content
> creation/etc/etc stuff.
> And if you have a need to share your work with others, you can use
> smalltalk to provide P2P communications with other clients, or send
> whatever you want to share to an external media server for normal
> viewing via SL media URLs.
> Of course, other programming languages and IDEs could be used instead of
> squeak, but there's just this thing about "Croquet on a Prim" as a
> multi-media P2P IM system that appeals to me (not to mention that
> smalltalk is about the ultimate prototyping language if you don't need
> maximum speed since you can modify the entire system on the fly).
> Lawson
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