[Mono-list] will MONO support .NET applets ?

A Rafael D Teixeira rafael.teixeirabr@terra.com.br
Wed, 25 Feb 2004 11:44:53 -0300

On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 08:35, Goodman, Gareth wrote:
> Hi
> I've been experimenting with .NET applets using c#, deployed on XP.
> I've been keeping
> an eye on MONO's progress to date as it looks like the answer to many
> problems, and
> I would like to know if (for example) a MONO-enabled Linux machine
> will be capable of
> running .NET applets inside a browser on that machine. 

Not currently, because such feature have high demands on the security
area: Specially it needs to have a full implementation of CAS (Code
Acess Security) working, and we are just starting to implement it
(Sebastien correct me if needed please).

Nobody should give .NET Applets all the powers of a local application,
or it would be a feast for worms and trojan-horses writers. 

When you factor in all the limitations you have to impose in such
applets because of security concerns, their usefullness for some
enticing scenarios become nearly zero.

> please say yes :)

Sorry, not yet...

Also someone have to build a plugin for the browsers to recognize the
mime-type plus specific headers in the exes, and them make a container
for managed content. This plugin would start/embed mono.

Also .NET Applets are normally WinForms-based so as our WinForms
implementation is also incomplete, probably even if the other cited
pieces were in place you couldn't have it working.

Some things just take more time to implement and mature. Care to help us
into making it possible earlier than later...
> Regards,
> Gareth Goodman
> English Heritage UK

Best regards,

Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira 
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