Proposal talk:Java applet support
The proposal will be altered, paying attention to comments that look reasonable.
This article has also been posted to Advogato at http://www.advogato.org/article/1017.html to discuss with the FOSS community. Who is interested, can follow the provided link to see the feedback there (feedbacks appear at the end of the article). There is also the Advogato project devoted to this idea.
Discussion also revealed some ideas how the browser security model can be modified to allow Java applets on community sites easier. These ideas are submitted to Sun as request 6898850.
- This summary of the prior discussion is, in my opinion, highly misrepresentative. A number of people expressed significant concerns related to this proposal which, at least in my view, were note adequately addressed. To have the primary proponent of this proposal bury these comments and replace them with a white-washed summary is offensive in the highest degree. I would encourage anyone here to look at and review the discussion page linked above. --Gmaxwell 14:01, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
- Some did, but hopefully you agree that not all. In the case of any doubts just read the discussion. It was sectioned purely because of technical reasons. AudriusA 22:57, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
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The Java page of One Laptop Per Child project actually looks good but from there it also looks that a lot of work can be done by people who would choose to contribute. In particular, the footprint of Java installation is much larger than it can be: archives are not compressed and it may include some tools that in the most cases would not be needed (CORBA tools, jar signer and so on). For applets we would only need runtime, compiler and zip archiver. People with some spare time may look for contributing possibilities there. However I do not think that applets on Wikipedia project should be tied strongly with OLPC decisions: hardware gets cheaper over time and any decisions based on disk space constraints are unlikely to persist for more than several years. The new version offers 1 GB of RAM - half of it was enough to build Java runtime, both system library and virtual machine, from the source in the past. And shipping of millions E-books seems showing that the most important may be to put teaching material and not just a software AudriusA 08:08, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Wikipedia desperately needs the ability to post portable logic and animation. Java is the only way to deliver that securely. 188.8.131.52 23:23, 13 November 2009 (UTC)