[sword-devel] SWORD utils frontends
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.
With best regards
Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич
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