[lively-kernel] What is the Purpose of Lively?

Philip Weaver philmaker at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 04:42:50 CEST 2010

This topic deserves more discussion. Anyone else please discuss.


On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 1:33 PM, Steve Wart <steve at wart.ca> wrote:

One thing that Apple insists on when defining the user experience for a new
application is to come up with a clear statement of purpose. Not only what
it is its intended user base (casual, professional, etc.), but also what it
is explicitly not intended for. What *can't* Lively do?.

I've seen a couple of posts from Dan on his vision for Lively, but I still
wonder, is it an educational environment, or is it something people can use
to build commercial quality client-server applications?

Smalltalk evolved in rather unexpected ways I think. I don't think I'm
looking for Lively on Rails, but I am interested in applications that appeal
to mainstream development needs.


Philip: I'm creating a new thread because Steve and I didn't actually
appropriately discuss this topic in a similarly titled email. We hijacked.
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