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

William Lahti xfurious at gmail.com
Thu Aug 31 08:49:01 EDT 2006

Personally, I think it'd be better if CAS was done before something like
that was officially supported: that is, after all, the killer feature of
.NET on the web. However, it could take awhile to get all the fixings right
for such a plugin, so it could be better to start it soon and have it ready
(or close to it) for when CAS is fully functional. On a side note, won't it
be strange when malware targets .NET ClickOnce instead of native ActiveX? I
wonder what .NET malware written for Windows would do on a Linux box (heh,
probably not much).

I think the reason that Mono hasn't gone in this direction is (along with,
of course, the CAS prerequisite) is because the public use of client-side
.NET web applications is actually pretty small (not including
company-internal stuff)... so it's less of a need and more of a want.

If these oodles of contributors who are waiting for a plugin really exist, I
think they should help out with CAS, because that's what's holding back a
secure implementation.

On 8/30/06, Carlos J. Muentes <carlos at rockwithme.org> wrote:

>  We use ClickOnce internally and wouldn't roll without it; it rocks to say
> the least.
> On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 11:31 -0500, Michael Schurter wrote:
> 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.)
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