[Mono-dev] Mono 1.1.17 has been released.

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Wed Aug 30 06:56:32 EDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 10:20 +0100, Ben O'Steen wrote:
> > when i am talking "in a browser" i am talking about stuff that you can't
> > handle with asp.net, like a full fledged  arcade game (to take it to an
> > extreme), a video/audio playing client, the power to properly sync video
> > and audio, integrate with the local file system and other resources.
> > ASP.NET and AJAX don't even get you 1% of the way there, and even flash
> > is incredibly lacking in some of these areas.
> Whilst I haven't put an awful lot of thought into it, can there be a middle
> ground between 'ActiveX'-style browser apps and install-only apps?

Yes.  It's called ClickOnce deployment, requires Code Access Security,
and won't be happening with Mono anytime before 2.0 (iirc).

Also, it should be noted that .NET 1.0 allowed you to use SWF components
as if they were ActiveX controls.  I forget the details, but it only
required Internet Explorer and a .NET 1.0+ installation on the client.

 - Jon

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