39Fwd: [Waterken-server] Sneak peek at next version of Waterken Server
- Aug 20 8:12 AMThe Waterken server is itself built in Joe-E and provides distributed
capability-based interaction for Joe-E objects via an https/json based
crypto capability protocol. This protocol uses URLs as capabilities,
which we call "webkeys". Waterken servers can talk to other Waterken
servers directly using this protocol. When a browser visits a webkey,
interact with local behavior wielding capabilities to remote objects.
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From: Tyler Close <tyler.close@...>
Date: Aug 8, 2007 7:04 PM
Subject: [Waterken-server] Sneak peek at next version of Waterken Server
I've uploaded the 4.8 release of the Waterken Server to SourceForge.
This version implements all the high level features of the Waterken
Server, but is not yet at all documented. I'm only putting out this
release so that those familiar with the software can look things over.
I'll make a wider announcement once we've got some documentation.
This version of the Waterken Server benefits from the security review
we did with Mark Miller, Dean Tribble, Adrian Mettler, David Wagner,
Marc Stiegler and myself. I think I've addressed all the issues we
found in that review, but I need to go through and do another review
pass myself before being confident of this.
The other major change in this version of the server is the move to
JSON. Instead of XML and urlencoded formats, all I/O is done in JSON.
of XSLT. I'm hoping a wider developer community will be able to work
this change, I've also implemented a ref_send equivalent library in
<http://www.squarefree.com/shell/>, we get an E-like read-eval loop
interpreter running inside the browser and communicating with our
persistent Java objects inside the Waterken Server. It's actually
provides a very E-like feel.
Feel free to pass around pointers to this release to friends, but
please also include a pointer to this email and don't post it to any
major forums yet.
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