Fed up with the web

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Fri May 26 02:05:00 UTC 2006

We are trying to do this with Sophie, building books you can interact  
with, then publishing to a http server, then reading the book from  
the http server in a Sophie authoring/reader application.

As pointed out you could do this in a browser plugin, but that's a  
more complicated solution since that environment is complex (plugin,  
vm, security etc) and  sometimes broken like on the macintel  
environment at the moment.

I'll point to some older movies we made, and at the moment we're  
quite busy gearing up for an alpha release.


Lastly, we noticed that via quicktime integration we can enter a URI  
for the quicktime readable media, local or remote and
get streaming video/audio which makes it feasible to playback movies/ 
audio from the server in a usable manner, quicktime and
a fast internet connection makes this quite transparent.

On 25-May-06, at 6:10 PM, Keith Hodges wrote:

> So... what would it take to simply take squeak and present it in  
> such a
> way as to be familiar to the average web browser user. Take a look a
> Tweak, Large fonts and we are almost there, some form of text layout
> engine, have text with inlined images and widgets. We are so close to
> having something useable but we never quite make it.
> thoughts anyone?
> Keith

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