Flash -vs- Applets

Michael L Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Thu Nov 16 13:56:57 MST 2006


On Thu, 2006-11-16 at 13:00 -0700, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> That would be great.  I would combine it with Jython so I can finally 
> mess with the browser in Python. ;-)

http://www.jython.org/applets/index.html

Pretty cool.

> 
> > I know that Java 7 is getting a lot of Applet/JApplet attention, so
> > I'm sure they'll improve things beyond where they are today.  But most
> > of the things you're asking for are either outside of the control of
> > Java, or exist in the JRE today.
> 
> Correct, but nonetheless these are major obstacles to overcome before 
> developers will feel comfortable about developing Java applets.  With 
> Sun's Java going GPL, it seems like the chance of solving the problems 
> is higher than before.
> 
> Shane
> 
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