There was a summer student project that made a viewer into the Self world (now called "Kansas")
You just type the URL into the browser, and *zang!* -- there you are in Kansas. It is of course a multi-user shared space, and you can see the other cursors out there, or the edges of their screen as users pan across the space.
Self (Kansas) is running on a central machine with a socket waiting for connections. The clients have browsers out there on the web somewhere, and they load an applet that connects to the socket.
Java objects that draw just like Self's "morphs" are downloaded through the socket into the client's browser. Users mouse and keyboard input as well as their navigational moves are also sent into the world so they can be reflected for all to see.
From email@example.com Mon Oct 14 07:19:50 1996 Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 16:09:11 +0300 From: Andrei Tcherepanov email@example.com Organization: Parametric Technology Corp. (Israel) X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.0 (X11; I; SunOS 5.4 sun4m) Mime-Version: 1.0 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Self + Java - what status is ? Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Some times ago Mario Wolczko wrote about "project this summer involving Self and Java"...
Middle of autumn ...
What Is status ( what's happend ), or it is "Top Secret" ?
Thanks, Andrei ( email@example.com )