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Will this work with OSX Server?

Wayne Richmond


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

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

You may also want to read my posting in the Support Forum for the latest information.

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