[brailleblaster] Re: Some Thoughts

Hi,

I realize that.

However, I think that including a JDK might solve this.

Regards,
Alex,


On 2011-02-02, at 9:28 AM, Chris von See wrote:

> Java applications cannot be included in the Mac App Store.  Java is now 
> considered to be an "optional" technology on the Mac, according to Apple.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Feb 2, 2011, at 9:21 AM, Alex Jurgensen wrote:
> 
>> Hi John,
>> 
>> I was refering more to Chris' message about using STW's browser control as a 
>> UI. That would get us half way to having a web app, would it not.
>> 
>> Now, that depends on how we end up doing the UI.
>> 
>> About the auto updater, I am working on it because this is where I feel the 
>> most confident, creating a boot loader.
>> 
>> Here is my question.
>> 
>> How far along are we in the 2 year development cycle? The website does not 
>> list a date that the project was started on.
>> 
>> I have also been investigating the rules for submitting the application 
>> through Apple's Mac App Store.
>> 
>> I know it is a little early for this, but I have read about developers who 
>> wrote entire applications that got rejected because of something that was 
>> too difficult to change at the time of submission.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Alex,
>> 
>> 
>> On 2011-02-02, at 9:13 AM, John J. Boyer wrote:
>> 
>>> Alex,
>>> 
>>> Sorry about the need to modify your application bundle, but
>>> BrailleBlaster has always been written as one word.
>>> 
>>> I think you are getting ahead of us. It is too early to include
>>> auto-updatre, and a web application is a whold divverent project. We
>>> have to stick to what we are doing. After BrailleBlaster is working as a
>>> desktop  application we can consider a Web application.
>>> 
>>> John
>>> 
>>> On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 08:52:17AM -0800, Alex Jurgensen wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 
>>>> I suppose that the Mac issues should be resolved in any case. This would 
>>>> help the Mac community as a whole.
>>>> 
>>>> I've built my boot loader now, but I can't test it yet.
>>>> 
>>>> Did you get a chance to look at my mock up yet?
>>>> 
>>>> What do you think of it?
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Alex,
>>>> 
>>>> Alex Jurgensen,
>>>> VoiceOver Trainer,
>>>> 
>>>> Visit me on the web at: http://www.vipbc.org/
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On 2011-02-02, at 12:19 AM, John J. Boyer wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> I've read through all these messages, and I'm convinced we should stick
>>>>> with SWT. By the time BrailleBlaster is ready for use by anybody other
>>>>> than a developer the problems on the Mac may be resolved. We can add a
>>>>> little pressure to the Eclipse developers to help things along. The idea
>>>>> of using the SWT browser to present GUI content is interesting.
>>>>> 
>>>>> The classpaths specified in the ant build.xml file go iknto the manifest
>>>>> of the BrailleBlaster jar file. This makes callinng BrailleBlaster very
>>>>> convenient on my flavor of Linux and on Windows. We could make different
>>>>> versions of BrailleBlaster for different distros, but I think that is
>>>>> something for the early adapters who use these distros to worry about.
>>>>> They will know their own flavors. And many of them won't care about the
>>>>> standard locations.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Let's learn from Alex's experience in proting BrailleBlaster to the Mac.
>>>>> Concern about various Linux flavors at this time is a distraction.
>>>>> 
>>>>> As for me, I'm concentrating on getting BrailleBlaster to work with at
>>>>> least generic embossers. Then I'll make a simple text editor using a
>>>>> GUI. the experience in doing this will be necessary to make the real
>>>>> GUI. The text editor will remain as a BrailleBlaster feature to be used
>>>>> by advanced users.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Incidentally, BrailleBlaster is a single word.  It should not have a
>>>>> space.
>>>>> 
>>>>> John
>>>>> 
>>>>> -- 
>>>>> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
>>>>> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
>>>>> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
>>>>> Madison, Wisconsin USA
>>>>> Developing software for people with disabilities
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> ----- End forwarded message -----
>>>>> 
>>>>> -- 
>>>>> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
>>>>> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
>>>>> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
>>>>> Madison, Wisconsin USA
>>>>> Developing software for people with disabilities
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
>>> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
>>> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
>>> Madison, Wisconsin USA
>>> Developing software for people with disabilities
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
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