|« April 2014|
For all practical purposes, ACAP is dead. Very few applications use it. Even if they did, organizations and ISPs couldn't be relied upon to maintain ACAP servers. Too bad. IM clients are the only apps that do a good job of ACAP-style preference storage, and they all use custom mechanisms.
I'm still finding all kinds of things I want to share between computers, though. Bookmarks. RSS feeds. Blog drafts. Notes and reminders. And I also sometimes want to easily share those with others. Not just as in "here's part of my bookmark list right now" -- rather, "here's access to a portion of my bookmark list; I'll continue to update it with new stuff that's relevant to our common interest."
I'm starting to see that there might be a better way to do this than the ACAP model. Less centralized, less integrated, and more flexible.