Return to Topic Index


Will this work with OSX Server?

Wayne Richmond



wayne.richmond@lmpc.edu.au


10/22/01@14:46

I have only just found out about this program as we are about to change our web server over to OSX. Does anyone know whether it will work?
Brian Johnson


brj@u.washington.edu

10/23/01@16:58
This is a good question, with a fairly complex answer. It's a multipart answer....
  • ConferWeb is an AppleScript. The AppleScript system exists natively under OS-X. So far, so good.
  • ConferWeb depends on certain OSAXen to operate. So far as I know, none of these is OS-X compatible yet, but scripts can be written so that the OSAXen run in Classic, probably at some performance cost. OK, still doable. That is, it'll run.
  • Communication is another issue. ConferWeb receives apple-events from the web server. As near as I have been able to determine (or have been told by folks who should know)...
    • The Apache implementation in OS-X (not Server) does NOT support the WebStar style AppleEvents needed. BUMMER.
    • WebStar V probably does (I haven't tested). Good.
    • The Apache implementation in OS-X SERVER supposedly DOES support this form of communication. SO IT SHOULD WORK!
So, while I haven't tested it, I believe you could install the OSAXen in Classic, run the CGI in Classic, and talk to it from OS-X SERVER's web server. I would _love_ to find out if this is really true. If you try it, please let me know!
Brian Johnson




03/19/02@08:44
You may also want to read my posting in the Support Forum for the latest information.




Add Your Own Response!

Your Name:
Your Email: (optional)
Your Response:

in
HTML
or
Plain text


[Administration]