Apollo on Slashdot

Posted on March 23, 2007 | 4 comments

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.

  • http://www.nodans.com Dan Wilson

    Yeah, the slashdot crowd always makes me laugh. I would have been severely disappointed if MS wasn’t mentioned somehow.

    Sometimes they are a little too predictable, you know?

    Although the comment about cross platform virii was very entertaining and the slashdot crowd did not disappoint.

    Dan Wilson

  • http://www.renaun.com Renaun Erickson

    There where some MS posts of course, interestingly though they referred to Mozilla XUL more often but that gained a lot of following in the last year.

  • http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd John Dowdell

    More of the Readers Digest version:

    (Motto: “We read ‘em so you don’t have to.” ;-)


  • http://www.flashcomguru.com Stefan Richter

    too funny, Slashdot lives up to its own stereotype every time.