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ANN: Widget Tester 10.0

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  • Merlin
    In response to recently expressed concerns: Widget Tester by its very nature requires full access to the user s computer. Recent versions have had an option
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 11, 2011
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      In response to recently expressed concerns:

      "Widget Tester by its very nature requires full access to the user's computer.
      Recent versions have had an option to download and run the latest version of
      JSLint from the JSLint website. If the JSLint website or the Directory Name
      Service (DNS) were to be compromised, there would be a risk of running untrusted
      code. For that reason, Widget Tester now runs JSLint in a sandbox with only
      limited access to the user's file system.

      Widget Tester installs an auxiliary Widget, JSLint Sandbox, in the user's
      Widgets Folder. JSLint Sandbox is started automatically by Widget Tester."

      Widget Tester 10.0 can be downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/5unocx .

      Harry Whitfield aka Merlin.
    • Douglas Crockford
      ... JSLINT likes being in a sandbox. All it needs is a source text. It does not need, and should not be given, access to the network, the file system, or the
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 11, 2011
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        --- In jslint_com@yahoogroups.com, "Merlin" <g7awz@...> wrote:
        >
        > In response to recently expressed concerns:
        >
        > "Widget Tester by its very nature requires full access to the user's computer.
        > Recent versions have had an option to download and run the latest version of
        > JSLint from the JSLint website. If the JSLint website or the Directory Name
        > Service (DNS) were to be compromised, there would be a risk of running untrusted
        > code. For that reason, Widget Tester now runs JSLint in a sandbox with only
        > limited access to the user's file system.
        >
        > Widget Tester installs an auxiliary Widget, JSLint Sandbox, in the user's
        > Widgets Folder. JSLint Sandbox is started automatically by Widget Tester."
        >
        > Widget Tester 10.0 can be downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/5unocx .


        JSLINT likes being in a sandbox. All it needs is a source text. It does not need, and should not be given, access to the network, the file system, or the UI. JSLINT would be happy as a worker service.
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