Hello Bob and any others working on swocket,
I just want to say hi and Thank you for your work, hopefully I'll be =
able to contribute as well before too long. I've just recently discoverd =
python, but I'm really enjoying it. I wish I knew about it five years =
ago, I would have started doing cgi things then.
I've done a good amount of Flash work and I'm hoping that with this new =
Mx version, it will be easier to create decent applications with Flash =
clients and Python servers. Swocket looks to be a great enabler of just =
Here's hoping goodness to reign.
It's more or less just me right now, if you could even say that much. I=20=
haven't had the chance to work on swocket in about 9 months, but I plan=20=
on bringing it up to speed in the next few weeks. It still works fine=20=
of course, but it could use some work in the examples, documentation,=20
etc department.. I'm also rethinking parts of the design, as I've done=20=
some large python projects since then and have learned some more about=20=
the language and organizational features it gives you. I'd also like to=20=
add support for timed events and some support for threading such that=20
you can do "heavy" operations (large calculations, database operations,=20=
etc) without sacrificing performance for other connected clients. The=20=
only "major" issue I'm aware of at the moment is that the XML parsing=20
module I'm using seems to be quirky about unicode, perhaps it has=20
something to do with the sockets or the library itself, but I never had=20=
time to fully explore why it didn't like anything in the 7bit ascii=20
realm (unless of course it was URL encoded or something stupid like=20
Unfortunately Flash MX doesn't make anything whole lot easier. It does=20=
give you more functionality though, you can finally create just about=20
any primitive using actionscript and you can also load images on the=20
fly.. both of which are very useful, especially in the XML Socket=20
arena. To my chagrin you still can't skew anything on the fly and you=20=
still can't access the transformation matrix primitives.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at 04:17 PM, Cortlandt Winters wrote:
> Hello Bob and any others working=A0on swocket,
> I just want to say hi and Thank you for your work, hopefully I'll be=20=
> able to contribute as well before too long. I've just recently=20
> discoverd python, but I'm really enjoying it. I wish I knew about it=20=
> five years ago, I would have started doing cgi things then.
> I've done a good amount of Flash work and I'm hoping that with this =
> Mx version, it will be easier to create decent applications with Flash=20=
> clients and Python servers. Swocket looks to be a great enabler of =
> Thanks again.
> Here's hoping goodness to reign.