Re: CUSeeMe Web app for the Mac

martin stoufer (marty@nbn.com)
Tue, 27 Jun 1995 22:26:27 -0700


>Has anybody developed a MAC program that launches Cu-SeeMe from a web page?
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>If not, is this something that anybody on this list could/would create?
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>I do not have the programming skills to do this, but it seems to me that it
>would be a great contribution to the CU-SeeMe community.

A neat idear there Ed. It would require either CU being launched as
an external viewer for some MIME type media being sent over, or to be
started via an apple script. The problem is that all HTTP daemon servers
cannot support a continual pipe of data as a file transfer.
Sincea web browser and CU can run concurrently on the MAC, it may be
possible for some server script to send back a command to the mac client
causing an agreed upon apple script to run, causing CU to launch. This or
another script would then run some simple app. commands and instruct CU to
login to a passed thru reflector site. At this time the browser would fall
into the background, and CU would run. I believe this technology is still on
the drawing boards at Netscape for their server. If anyone has other
suggestions, lets here them, this is something we con do!
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