[MUD-Dev] Web vs. Java client

Mike Shaver shaver at off.net
Sat Nov 8 10:11:52 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


On Nov 07, Jeff Fuller wrote:

> You are much more likely to get people to download a plug-in for
> their current browser then you are to get them to choose a new
> browser.

That's something that requires some evangelism, then, because
installing a new JDK is _much_ more likely to break your existing IE
installation than is installing Firebird (which means "unpack the
zip file and run", since there's no registry-altering installer
required).  And if you don't like it, best of luck cleanly removing
that JDK!

You could even package up Firebird with a custom (MUD-specific)
start page, given a few hours of work, and they'd never have to know
it was a new browser at all.

Mike
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