Red5, first thoughts
As I promised myself, I started to spend some of the time in testing red5 since I've read the about the 0.6RC1 release.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to run it on my Windows Vista so I try it on an older Windows XP. Once unpacked the installer I first tested some of the example applications boundled, everything worked fine.. cool, nice, great project indeed!
But then I wanted to migrate one of my FCS2 projects to Red5 in order to test "the real world".
Ok, I need to write in Java? (there's Python support, but it's Jython) Cool.. I never seen Java, I thought it was a monster to eight heads :)
Got the first Java editor I found on the net, IntelliJIdea (what a wonderful editor indeed! much expensive, but really cool), and started with headache..
But at least, for a newbie like me, it seems to me like editing ActionScript3 files, so it wasn't so difficult to make things running.
I'm still "trying" to re-write the application (with minor changes also in the flash files) but I managed to make remote sharedobjects, streams and remote calls running like in the FCS2 original application and I'm so happy :)
I just encounter a couple of time a Windows blue screen error while getting webcam streams (I need to make a snapshot next time) and some human unreadable java exceptions (It's indeed a my fault) but I think it was a positive beginning after all.
Great great compliments to red5 developers!