HTML-based/Browser apps (was Re: anti-cheating)
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Tue Jan 13 05:01:27 EST 2009
Carlos Nazareno wrote:
> You can go with Processing (http://www.processing.org/) but Java is a
> bit problematic on the XO.
Heh, http://ejohn.org/blog/processingjs/ is the Processing language
running in a <canvas>. Works on XO, slowly. (I hope XULRunner 1.9.1
with the Tracemonkey JIT shows up in joyrunner builds.)
> Why put yourself through unnecessary pain with the
> to that the added headache of the standards fragmented browser
There is no fragmentation, the XO ships with XULRunner.
> Flash gets the job done, and gets it done easy.
I worked at Macromedia for 9 years, I know well of Flash's many
benefits, and many downsides for OLPC. Rather than debate it, if
there's Flash content relevant to OLPC's mission, mention it on the
wiki. A few days ago I added a brief mention of the SWF format to
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Image_file_formats before I noticed someone
had already put it under "List of objectionable formats" on the talk
page; I don't care deeply either way.
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