[sword-devel] SWORD utils frontends

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at web.de
Sun May 17 08:02:18 MST 2009

Am 17.05.2009 um 14:54 schrieb Dmitrijs Ledkovs:

> 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.

There is no widget toolkit that really has a native look&feel on Mac  
except Cocoa.
Well, there is RubyCocoa or PythonCocoa bridge but using that means it  
is not cross-platform anymore.


>> 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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