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Monday, October 09, 2006

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SignpostMarv Martin

Point 1) I've been bugging Steve Linden about getting external data into the XUI.

Point 2) Second Life uses uBrowser to render web documents, and Firefox supports extensions that allow Firefox to be a fully blown RSS reader (you could also run XSL + JS on the feed). Which basically means what Koz forsees is only a few SL Source Code commits away.....

Koz Farina

I don't know why the trackback didn;t seem to work, but here you go. Cheers!!!

http://kosso.wordpress.com/2006/10/09/official-second-life-blog-picks-up-rss-newsscreens-and-bloghud/

I believe that if be get the full pluginable browser on a HUD surface first, that would be a logical stepping stone for integrating things like Javascript calls to LSL scripts.

When we have this, the door's wide open.

Or will it be another black hole? ;)

Whatvever it is, it'll be *alive*! ;)

Koz

Koz Farina

also, I'm all for external XML data for the UI.

OPML is the perfect format to choose (with extensions and/or custom attributes)

K

Frans Charming

Man this is so 1.6 when quicktime integration came into SL. There was just hardly anyone interrested in this sort of thing back then.

Koz Farina

i'd love to see some examples of earlier attempts. I have been looking! ;)

Hamlet Au

Thing is, RSS feeds weren't nearly as prevalent when Quicktime streaming was introduced 1.5 years ago.

Torley

And in addition, there a bunch of very basic, most excellent things I haven't seen done with inworld QuickTime streaming yet: for example, using it to simulate moving scenery outside of a stationary train, creating an illusion of motion more longplaying than a mere animated texture. Or splitting up a QT movie into quadrants, and by way of texture offsets and repeats, coming up with 4 simultaneous visuals in a club.

Thx for using my ch00n, Jamlet!

I gotta check this out inworld nowz...

Torley

Ack, I just came back, and it said "LAST UPDATED" but didn't look like anything in particular was streaming. I didn't see any headlines... oh well, hmmm... this could be really versatile if Resis wanna showcase their blogs on their parcels! Or, even the Official Linden Blog. =)

Torley

O, I found out what was happening -- for anyone else who can't see it right, use this workaround:

http://blog.secondlife.com/2006/09/25/bugwatch-enabling-flash-in-quickime-713/

Felix

Why not check out a real RSS reader for Second Life? Its my SecondView... SLNN uses it, and its free. Just search classified...

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