Apollo on Slashdot
If you haven’t noticed Apollo made it up on Slashdot. Its always a chore to read through all the posts/tangents. Some of the funny things I kept seeing where people calling it “Appolo”. Alot of posts of course where on parts of the EULA and licensing lock down paranoia.
Here are some random posts (there is a lot to help people understand):
I’m sure the player will be free, the SDK not so free.
by Red Flayer (890720) on Monday March 19, @04:05PM
In which way is this different from Java webstart? AFAIK that does about everything described above? Maybe it has more shiny graphics? PSSST, Adobe, hear this…. Make some software which makes it easier to develop forms on websites. Make it connect to and auto-update from your servers.
by spectrokid (660550) on Monday March 19, @04:32PM
i think the advantage over Mozilla’s XUL (with an X) is that it does flash… which essentially means that it’s more friendly to flash designer types who can’t code, but can create basic flash apps via point and click. I’d also imagine that it would be easier to create highly customized, complex interfaces (i.e. outside the standard button, etc. components).
all that being said, there’s good gui logic why you wouldn’t want to create extremely customized, complex interfaces. there’s also overwhelming good reasons why flash designer types who can’t code should be kept in arenas where they don’t code… and thus, XUL would probably be a better choice for 80% of applications requiring a cross platform runtime environment.
by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 19, @05:56PM
Thanks Adobe. Porting my viruses to Windows, OS X, Linux, *nix, *nix, *nix is such a pain in the ass.
Now I can do it in just one go! Oh sweet!
by BillGatesLoveChild (1046184) on Monday March 19, @05:49PM
Well go have fun responding to all the Slashdot responses, you could spend months over there trying (and probably only trying) to help people understand Apollo. People come up with their own ideas of what Apollo is and isn’t really quick.