[Seaside] Multi-page updates : Comet? Asteroid? Others?

Lukas Renggli renggli at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 22:06:33 UTC 2008

> If I have a user with multiple pages open on some shared objects (or
> multiple users needing to see each others' updates), and I want to keep
> those pages updated on shared object changes:
> - Is Comet the best choice? other options?

It is as far as I know the only choice for Seaside.

> - Is Asteroid the starting point? other options?

This is not Seaside based.

> - Is it very complex to use?

Not really, I think. The examples are rather simple.

> - Is it integrated with Seaside+SU? If not, how hard might that integration
> be?

It is based on Scriptaculous, but it doesn't really depend on it.
Right now it uses PrototypeJS, but I guess this dependency could be
removed if necessary.

> If I can limit to single-user/multi-page, am I better off building a richer
> single page (panels, tabs etc.), rather than trying to manage multiple pages
> that need to be sync'ed?

I don't quite get your question. It is certainly easier for you and
your server to just sync from time to time, e.g. using a periodical
update ever couple of seconds. If you need instant updates (e.g. for a
chat room) then Comet is your choice.


Lukas Renggli

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