[Baypiggies] native GUI vs. web browser
Andrew Akira Toulouse
andrew at atoulou.se
Wed Dec 16 19:37:59 CET 2009
I think Microsoft should make something competitive. Maybe call it
ActiveX! It'll be a great idea that will revolutionize computing!
That, or expose security holes and facilitate malware for years to
come, but really, what are the chances of that happening.
What? It's 2009? Oh.
As it turns out, Google appears to be doing something to address your
I think that Google has the advantage this time around of knowing a
lot more about web browsers than anyone else knew way back in the day,
and has the expertise (loads of smart people) necessary as well as the
lessons learned from ActiveX to do it right this time. After all, Java
has managed to do it, at least technologically - the user experience
for applets seems to be consistently poor. I'm hoping that in whatever
native solution comes out next (such as NaCl) there will be an easy
way to manipulate web page content so that, for example, you could
script web pages in Python. <script type="text/python"> would be
On Dec 16, 2009, at 9:59 AM, K. Richard Pixley wrote:
> Jason Lai wrote:
>> Browser-based doesn't always mean "in the cloud" any more. Google
>> Gears and HTML5 databases provide a means to store data locally.
>> Maybe in the future they'll allow users to load files from their
>> desktop without uploading it and manipulate the data using
> Transparently downloadable, runnable code that can also access your
> hard disk.
> Does this scare anyone else?
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