[Mono-list] Smart Clients?

Sebastien Pouliot sebastien.pouliot at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 19:37:08 EST 2006

Hello Andres,

On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 01:20 +0100, "Andrés G. Aragoneses" wrote:
> I have found (Google Caché: [1]) the following question in an old
> version of the Mono General FAQ [2]:
> "Will I be able to run my smart clients on systems powered by Mono?"
> "As long as your applications are 100% .NET and do not make use of
> P/Invoke to call Win32 functions, your smart client applications will
> run on Mono platforms."
> Why this question is no longer in the FAQ? Because Mono is no longer
> compatible with Smart Clients?

I don't know why, or when, this was removed but I do know that "smart
clients" is a very bad name ;-), i.e. too many definitions over time.

> Let me guess: because there is no Gecko (or other) plugin yet to embed
> Mono Smart Clients, the only way to run them would be using IE, so it is
> not interesting to leave this information there? Am I right?

Anyway they shouldn't be confused with "applets" (.net apps hosted
inside a web browser, like IE) or the newer (2.0) "click-once"

> Would it be very difficult to develop such a plugin?

Probably not (develop) but if you don't want to give the "applets" full
control of your computer then it gets not a difficult but a long process
to audit all the class library, the mono runtime, the plugin...

> Thanks in advance,
> 	Andrés	[ knocte ]
> [1]
> [2] http://www.mono-project.com/FAQ:_General
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