Dai Aku (stipe) wrote in lj_dev,
Dai Aku

Applet Client

Brad made a comment yesterday about a good feature of a Win32 client being that it can be a standalone .exe with no real dependencies. Dependencies are admittedly a problem with a Java client since you need to have at least the JRE installed for anything to work.

Something that hadn't occured to me before but does now is the possibility of modifying my Java client to run as an applet. As the client stands now, this should be pretty easy. I imagine users on their own computers would probably stick to the available native clients, but it might be a good alternative to the web interface for people on shared systems.

Do you think an applet client would be useful? Should I bother doing the conversion?

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