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JLM (Guest)
on 2006-01-13 13:46
Hi I have started using rails eg: rform and typo, but mostly I do flash
dev (I know you guys decided you did not want flash content and used the
name for something else!).  Anyway what experiments have people been
doing, anyone been Ajaxing flash content within rails application or
even just embedding in rails, I did not really find anything on using
flash in Typo, not that you can't probably just hack it in where you
want, but really it would be better if was fitted with rails structures
and since I am very much a newbie I wanted to gain some ideas from
experts and I was thinking really for just fairly static flash you would
want  a generic structure that replaced content that was not supported.

Also if I want to run rforum and typo on the same server is it difficult
and can I embed the rforum on typo page?

Anyone got any pointers ideas, read discussions after all no point in
clean ruby structures if we then just shove stuff in willy nilly.

Steven S. (Guest)
on 2006-01-13 16:16
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Here's one example that seems to work pretty well (includes code

Dirk B. (Guest)
on 2006-01-13 17:25
Steven S. wrote:
> Here's one example that seems to work pretty well (includes code
> snippets).
> flash-with-ruby-on-rails
> Steven

Hi there,

here is another aproach to integrate Flash with Rails:

Unfortunately this is the only resource about this topic (expect some
half year old blog entries). This looks really great, but I would like
to see more and have tutorial at least about the integration. Does
anybody knows something about this? I would really like to get my hands
on this.

JLM (Guest)
on 2006-01-13 19:19

Thanks good link.


I think that is Richard K.'s project I spent hours trying to get
somewhere with an earlier project of his 'alph' and gave up left
comments but never got any replies one or two sharp folk at 12stones
also tried to get 'alph' to work and couldn't due to lack of any proper
documentation or correct files etc... and he is mac based?  So I am
reluctant to chase that one - maybe I am wrong, I expect it works and is
good but I will not hold my breath for access! Sorry to be negative but
not heard of anyone else use 'alph' and I did look

Might be better to look at javascript to flash stuff using External API,
I lost the link right now but it was impressive what they could do but I
could not make much sense of how it all went together.

I was thinking rails maps ruby objects to database, well we need
something similar for the front end... the link steven posted does not
seem to be using the External API which I would think is the best way to
go for the future.  Alternatively I have seen some people communicating
with swish via javascript (gsb), craftymind has also done stuff on this
with flash and he did not seem overly impressed with the opensource
javascript integration kit but maybe it has changed.

Anyway I am interest in this area and want to get some discussions going
since flash is a hassle to database and a simple rail (typo)standard
hook up would be a good idea.

Dirk B. (Guest)
on 2006-01-13 19:37
I must agree with you Justin! I found nothing about that ActionStep and
Rails project that could help to get it work properly.

Stevens approach looks good, but I hadn't the time to have a deeper
look. Maybe you can find that link you mentioned, that would be great.
Anyhow, I'm also interested in this topic, because I have actually a
data visualization project. A flash viz would be surely great. If
anybody else have an idea about making this possible, don't be shy :-)

JLM (Guest)
on 2006-01-13 19:52

Link I was thinking of

I have done some Cd XML tweeny menus flash & games etc and am looking
for work, I do not know much RoR yet but... if you want details of my
flash let me know.  Otherwise might be good to try doing some shared
experiemental stuff I aim to have a mini forum with flash/swish/rails
on.  I have made classes that parse RSS that comes out of a rail apps
and it is obviously an interesting area but complex.

Mike P. (Guest)
on 2006-01-19 23:23
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