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[REBOL] Re: REBOL, Flash and Browsers

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 11-Mar-2003 14:00

Joel Neely wrote:
>Hi, Sunanda, et al, > >[SunandaDH--aol--com] wrote: > >>Given that, increasingly, the browser *is* the platform these days, >>not integrating into a browser is a serious limiting factor into >>REBOL's reach. >> >> >> > >Not if Microsoft has their way. Latest rumor I'm hearing is that: > >- there's increasing pressure on sales/pricing of w'dows (t'm) from > Linux in public, private sectors, and >- one of the biggest topics of complaint by users of Big Packages > (e.g. SAP) is the user interface. >
Why? We have SAP here. Typical R3 has its own interface, maybe R3 version uses browser. SAP package is so huge, that is is really scary. But even for "old" R3, there is plenty of stuff to integrate with Word, Excel, etc. etc. I can assure you though, that Native SAP client does not provide you with any additional comfort to web browser solution. It is simply SAP architecture which forbids it - no active key-press checking, if you e.g. press tab, it is a typical button and request goes to server - all is validated on server side. So - I would like to know what was user's complaint about in regards to R3? Just curious :-)
>Consequently, the next version of Office (tm) (with rebranded >Office:Word (tm), Office:Excel (tm), etc. (tm)) will > >- have XML backends, and >- will be able to serve as the user interface to corporate software. >
Yes, it can be true, as "corporate sw" is thin (dumb) client, which takes 300 MB of your HD anyway :-) I assume no processing will be involved on client's side ....
>IOW, (per this rumor) usoft's pitch is "The browser is dead, and >Office (tm) is the platform!" > >Translated another way, increasing pressure on (and urgent need to >integrate with) the Little Guys. >
we will see - I have good feeling more and more users are using Mozilla (Gecko based browsers). Web will not so easily go away, it can't imo ... at least, not yet. Interesting perspectives anyway .... I wonder what requirements next wave of PDAs + cell-phones brings to table. That is not 95% of MS appliances, but also other OSes ... -pekr-