[Mono-dev] FireFox plugin/ClickOnce was: Mono 1.1.17 has been released.

Michael Schurter michael at synthesyssolutions.com
Wed Aug 30 12:31:37 EDT 2006

Sebastien Pouliot wrote:
> Hello Ted,
> On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 00:44 -0400, ted leslie wrote:
> ...
>> "write for any purpose, write once, run anywhere"
>> and unfortunately mono has not provided a means to use it as a browser
>> plugin like Java. For me i could go for just a plugin to Firefox (linux
>> and Win32), wouldnt even need it to support IE.
>> Until this can occur, a programmer still has to Java or (active x
>> plugin), to achieve  web page integration.
> Yes, this feature would be a nice one and, as Jon said in another email,
> ClickOnce [1] would too be a nice feature. And I can quickly think, even
> without caffeine, about a few more ;-)

I'm sorry if you've already been over this before: but does anyone 
actually use ClickOnce?

The only time I've even seen it mentioned (outside of this mailing list) 
was on Microsoft's site.  I was forced to use it to download some 
application, and I remember having so much trouble trying to get 
ClickOnce to work (even with IE on Windows) that I eventually gave up.

I understand how in-browser apps (like Flash & ActiveX) are appealing, 
but what is the use case for ClickOnce over the standard Click Twice it 
takes to run a normal application?  (First click download, second click 
to run.)

Michael Schurter
Synthesys Solutions

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