ONSET is the server part of the Solace VR system. It combines with SOLACE (the client) to form Solace.

Short for: "Online Novel/SOLACE Environment Transport"

Named for Webster sense #2

Technical information:

  • Uses TCL as its scripting engine
  • Written in C++
  • Will eventually become multithreaded
  • Designed as a generic MUCK server, but with a few compelling features which will make it able to host non-realtime 3D games as well (and even have a mixture of graphical and textual clients interacting with one another)

On"set` (?), n. [On + set.]

1.

A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army.

Milton.

The onset and retire Of both your armies. Shak.

Who on that day the word of onset gave. Wordsworth.

2.

A setting about; a beginning.

[Obs.]

Shak.

There is surely no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things. Bacon.

3.

Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a useful appendage.

[Obs.]

Johnson.

 

© Webster 1913.


On"set`, v. t.

1.

To assault; to set upon.

[Obs.]

2.

To set about; to begin.

[Obs.]

Carew.

 

© Webster 1913.

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