[ANN] Lily, browser based visual programming language released

Jan 28, 2008 at 5:57am

[ANN] Lily, browser based visual programming language released

Hi All-

I’m happy to announce that the first beta release of Lily, a browser
based visual programming environment for Firefox/Mozilla, is now
available for download. Lily is a patcher interface to the
functionality of the Mozilla platform: svg graphics, html/xul UI,
networking, file system access, xml parsing/transformation & sqlite
data storage. It’s free, open-source & cross-platform. It’s also OSC
enabled, capable of interfacing with the Arduino I/O board and has a
processing compatible graphics api. And it’s written in Javascript.

Have a look at the music/graphics examples below to get a feel for
some of what it can do:

http://www.vimeo.com/625294
http://www.vimeo.com/625739
http://www.vimeo.com/625400

More information about Lily is available on the website: http://www.lilyapp.org/

thanks

-Bill

#35550
Jan 28, 2008 at 11:59am

i see on your page it says that Lilly apps can be installed as Firefox add-ons or run as standalone apps using XULrunner. Is it possible to make web apps on internet that people using safari or Internet explorer will be able to use/view? Looks great by the way!
Thanks,
Mike

#121313
Jan 28, 2008 at 4:16pm

hi bill,

congratulations for lily, i’ve been trying it for some times now… ( i
asked for the beta version 2 months ago)
it’s a really great app, i use it as a web tool, just what’s missing to max
actually…
i’ve linked some of my max patchs with lily over osc and possibilities are
huge !!

all the best,

g

2008/1/28, mHatsys :
>
>
> i see on your page it says that Lilly apps can be installed as Firefox
> add-ons or run as standalone apps using XULrunner. Is it possible to make
> web apps on internet that people using safari or Internet explorer will be
> able to use/view?
> Thanks,
> Mike
>

#121314
Jan 28, 2008 at 5:05pm

The best you can do at the moment is add a link to your patch on your
webpage and Lily users will have the option of opening the link in
Lily. Exporting a patch as a webpage is an option I’ve explored, but
browser security restrictions mean that only a small subset of the
features could be supported. Still, I might add this option at a
later date.

thanks

-Bill

On Jan 28, 2008, at 3:59 AM, mHatsys wrote:

>
> i see on your page it says that Lilly apps can be installed as
> Firefox add-ons or run as standalone apps using XULrunner. Is it
> possible to make web apps on internet that people using safari or
> Internet explorer will be able to use/view?
> Thanks,
> Mike
>

#121315

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