Forum OpenACS Q&A: The TCL Plug In
Some time ago a Netscape/IE plug in was developed to allow TCL 'applets' and so forth within a browser.
This plug in was (and still is to an extent) a neat little addition for all you TCL developers out there.
However, as time has gone by its not been updated all that much and needs some work to bring it up to date with current browsers. And the question is, should this community bring it 'on-board'.
Although for most websites you wouldn't want the user dependant on downloading this, many systems also have an Admin interface or a set of non-ordinary-user screens. These screens (CMS is probably a good example) are often required to be more complex and interactive that ordinary user screens. Furthermore, with such screens you usually have better control and a good idea of what browsers etc must be supported, and the env. in which they will work. Therefore in this case the plug in may add some real value to the offering.
Well, maintaining the plug in really
So what does everyone think? Its seems a real shame to let this useful little tool go wasted, and it may help to alleviate and ease the development of geneuinely usuable admin interfaces...
I would emphasise the community to take it on board as it could be a really good feature together with OACS. I could maybe volunteer in some aspects of further integration if we get some more interest!
Thanks Christian Eva
PS: I am just to start to use OACS for a first application.