Posted Jul 29, 2010 10:01 UTC (Thu) by droundy
In reply to: Whoosh!
Parent article: GUADEC: Luis Villa points GNOME at the web
Is it because making everything a client server ajax app is going to be easier? Not bloody likely. Is it to make it network transparent? Uh, we have had that since day one with X.
I don't know if you've tried running an X application over the network recently. I ran emacs yesterday across the country, and let me tell you, it was painful! We're talking minutes of startup time and perhaps 10 seconds to refresh the screen. I'd be surprised if that's what's going to beat AJAX.
On the other hand, I don't look forward to the bloat of making everything run under the browser, either...
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