Some good news from Adobe
I'm watching a presentation on Adobe Apollo -- their new platform forserving web content directly to the desktop. They've created a runtime(<5 Meg) that sits on the desktop that in effect blurs the linesbetween apps on the desktop and apps on the web. The runtime feelsalot like RCP and the delivery model feels alot like a Google Gadget,but they are doing some interesting things with it that I've not seen agadget ever do. Apps can be full screen, but totally clickthroughable. So an app can be interactive (a car driving around yourscreen that you can control for instance) but you can still work withanything on your desktop in the usual way.
They also mentioned that the JIT compiler for Apollo has been donated to Mozilla for inclusion into the next version of Firefox.
Perhapsmost notable part of this presentation is that they've removed therequirement for a server side component to serve this content. Wherethere used to be an expensive server product that had to be purchasedto deliver flex apps, that is no longer the case. Very smartchange IMHO.
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