1. Fix apps from pointer experiments.
2. Add loading resource messages to apps that load alot of resources
3. Add screenshots to sample apps on web site
4. Add homepage fixes
5. Add team web page
Welcome to the official New I\O blog! New I\O is an network application browser, daemon, and programming library. The goal of the program is to make it easy for users to run appications across the Internet. I want the power of X Windows with the ease of use of a web browser. For more info see: http://www.newio.org
"The biggest problem is that Java is really slow."
"Write-once-run-anywhere. Ha. Hahahahaha."
In my opinion the latter is really the biggest problem. The whole reason for Java's existance is the latter.
Java as a network application environment has basically 2 parts:
1. Download portable byte code
2. Run portable byte code.
The first part is the network part and of course downloading is very simple, and this part works flawlessly, but in my opinion does not get you where you want to go.
The second part is the problem. Since Java can not control the execution environment (every computer is different) it fails in its mission to run everywhere. This is what John is talking about.
At work I have to have 5 different versions of Java installed on my PC, because each application was developed for a different version of Java, and (apparently) they can not run on a different version of Java. This does not even include trying to run on a computer with a totally different operating system, such as a Linux computer.
My New I/O system is simpler: run the application on a host (where you can control the environment), and display on the client. Since it is much simpler to display then to run a program, you you will be able to "write once, display anywhere", and in the case of New I/O it will really work.
P.S. Here is some more Java controvery.
Hello Chris Nystrom,
We're in the last step in fisl6.0's lecture selection process. We had a
high number of submitted proposals, all of high quality and,
unfortunatelly, we cannot accept them all in our program.
We inform you that your lecture proposal for fisl6.0, with title
"newio - an internet application environment",
have not entered this year program yet, but there's still a
possibility of it being accepted, depending on other factors.
Therefore, we ask you to wait: as soon as we can, we
will notify you of the final result.
Feel free to contact us to solve any doubts you may have by e-mail:
fisl6.0 Program Committee
Cool! I am still in the running! This would really be a big boost to my project to get some exposure like this.
I'm beginning to feel that all the disparate web service specs and fragmented standards activities are way out of control. Want proof? Ask one of your IT folks to define web services. Ask two others. They won't match. We asked folks around the room - it was pretty grim. It's either got to be simplified, or radically rethought.