[Bf-committers] ActiveX code rewrite (or request for creating a branch)

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 15:47:58 CET 2008

+1 branch & get testing builds on graphicall.

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 1:08 AM, Marcelo Coraça de Freitas
<mfreitas at ydeasolutions.com.br> wrote:
> Hello there,
>     I've just received dev rights in subversion (WOOT! And thanks for the
> trust! Honestly! ). Time to start using it.
>     I've rewritten the ActiveX code from scratch for the web plugin. There
> are some limitations so far and it's not quite ready for use (mainly because
> it requires you to turn your security settings in internet explorer off to
> use the plugin in web pages ) but I'd like to put it in the subversion
> somewhere so the blender family can keep track on the changes.
>     So far I'm using our own (Ydea's) subversion as it's a completely
> independent code, but it depends on some changes in other areas of blender
> code (GPG_ghost, GPG_Application, GHOST_SystemWin32 and GHOST_WindowWin32
> and some python packages).
>     The plugin works fine thought (
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A_3bVONgSY ).
>     I'm in doubt in where to put this code. Wouldn't a branch be more
> appropriated?
>     Putting it in trunk would require not only those patches to be reviewed
> as some more patches as well (I know I'll have to change GPG_ghost again so
> I can remove that security issue). We will also require some major changes
> to allow scripting (both in Linux and Windows plugins). We'll require IPC
> for that and we've even though about using dbus (yes, in both platforms).
>     There is no code for OS X yet, but I believe those will also require
> some changes in other blender modules.
>     A branch would give us more flexibility to change things across the
> blender source in order to implement everything needed for the plugin to
> work (it's a quite big project). Other benefit of the branch is that, as
> it's insecure code for now, we wouldn't infect blender's trunk with insecure
> code.
>     Btw: in #blendercoders most devs seems to agree that the branch is the
> best option. And I tend to agree.
>     If the branch gets approved, may I create it?
>     Suggested branch name: webplugin.
> Regards,
> Marcelo Coraça de Freitas
> Gerente de TI
> Ydea Desenvolvimento de Software LTDA.
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- Campbell

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