[sword-devel] SWORD utils frontends
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sun May 17 08:10:48 MST 2009
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Manfred Bergmann <bergmannmd at web.de> wrote:
> 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
> Well, there is RubyCocoa or PythonCocoa bridge but using that means it is
> not cross-platform anymore.
You could perhaps make the framework in Python and then plug-in
PythonCocoa so someone else could plugin a PythonGTK or PythonQt
>>> 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
>>> 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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