[REBOL] Re: CitrusWeb sample - so you want to edit?
From: ed:brittlestar at: 21-Mar-2004 9:03
> > Agreed. Although many would argue that requiring a browser plug-in at
> > a step backwards...
> in what way...
> I can now promote my application without even needing a user to know about
As a developer, I like that there is now a new option for deploying REBOL
apps. Despite the obvious benefits of the plug-in approach, however, there
are some potential problems:
- Users cannot view your browser-based Reblet until they download the
plug-in and lower their browser security. Many simply won't do this just for
- Browser-based applets/flash interfaces (esp. those that require
installation of a plug-in) are widely opposed by the Internet users. Java
and Flash first made their first forays in the browser, and the backlash
adversely impacted their adoption on the desktop.
- Plug-in versioning. This was one of the main headaches of using plug-ins
in the past.
I don't want to sound negative about the plug-in, because I really am happy
to have it available as an option. However, I expect announcements to the
various communities as well as the industry/press to be mostly indifferent.
Hopefully REBOLers will create some jaw-dropping apps that bring about a
broad-scale re-evaluation of REBOL's great capabilities.