DIY E-Zine and Operating System
Read a blob from a path, returns a promise fulfilled with the blob object. The blob is annotated with the path i.e.: blob.path == path
read: (path) ->
Write a blob to a path, returns a promise that is fulfilled when the write succeeds.
write: (path, blob) ->
Delete a file at a path, returns a promise that is fulfilled when the delete succeeds.
delete: (path) ->
Returns a promise
list: (directoryPath) ->
path: size: type: updatedAt:
folder: true path:
Application objects are views (they have an element, usually a UI window).
element: DOMElement exit: -> # Exit the app and remove its element from the DOM send: -> Promise saved: -> Boolean
Apps can communicate with each other by sending messages via the
Since apps can be running inside iframes or other places all data needs to be
able to survive transit through the structured clone algorithm:
send returns a promise that is fulfilled with the result of the method or
rejected with an error. The first argument of send is the name of the method to
invoke in the application, the following arguments are the parameters to be
passed to that method.
exit gives the app a chance to respond and prompt to cancel to prevent losing
unsaved work. (TODO)
TODO: Add methods for binding/connecting observables. TODO: Add methods for connecting streams.
Apps should be able to read and write to the file system in a simple manner.
readFile: (path) -> readAsText: (path) -> readTree: (path) -> writeFile: (path, blob) -> deleteFile: (path) ->
The system provides easy ways to launch applications:
# TODO: Better name and arguments launchAppByAppData: (data) ->