[sword-devel] SWORD utils frontends

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Sun May 17 06:54:51 MST 2009

2009/5/16 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
> I'm wondering whether it might end up being simpler to create a Python
> (or whatever your chosen portable scripting language is) GUI wrapper for
> the SWORD utilities, that people run locally on their own machine,
> rather than a web UI for a central server?  Login authentication already
> exists on the user's machine, there is no need to move possibly large
> files back and forth, no worries about whose files they are, multiple
> users at once are handled by the users OS (on multi-user OSes only, of
> course), etc.

I guess we love python too much.... Cross-platform with correct
widgets toolkit it will look native on all platforms.

> Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
>> OpenId is quite neat. ...
> It is, but (unless something changed in the last few months) it has one
> drawback that is hindering its usefulness: for it to work well, you need
> to trust that the security of each OpenID provider you accept is solid.
>  And in the security world, the default is that no-one trusts anyone else!
> So what is happening is that everyone is an OpenID provider, and
> everyone accepts their own provider as being sufficiently secure... so
> it looks like their site is trendy and accepts OpenID.  However, many
> places do not accept other providers.  Or did not, when I tried it!
> At least last time I tried this, an OpenID created on LaunchPad was not
> accepted by SourceForge, for example.  Because of this, I just gave up
> and continue to remember and use about 50+ passwords!

Launchpad defaults to https: openID that indeed doesn't work on
SourceForge http://launchpad.net/~you does work on SourceForge ;-)

> Hmmm, I just tried again, and after a couple of odd things happening
> (like being asked to associate my OpenID with my SF account, doing so,
> and getting sent to a blank web page!), it now seems to be working :)
> So maybe things really are improving, or I just had back luck the first
> time I tried out OpenID?

Well that's the strange thing that a lot of them do ask you to
"associate" or "create" local account. But nonetheless openId is the
other method to login.

> Jonathan

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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