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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: direction of forrest
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2007 06:30:06 GMT
On Mon, 2007-07-16 at 17:18 -0400, Tim Williams wrote:
> On 7/16/07, Thorsten Scherler <> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-07-16 at 08:16 -0400, Tim Williams wrote:
> > The one wonderful think that cocoon still is awesome at is that you are
> > not bind to ONE browser. Exhibit and similar project of the MIT are
> > bound to XUL.
> That's not right, they are cross-browser.  Most decent javascript
> libraries out there are also cross-browser.  As I said above though, I
> wasn't pointing to it as a "solution", more as a different way to
> solve problem, has lighter weight, mashup opportunities.  It has
> limits too, of course.

Ok, I must have mixed it up, but like you said the important thing is
"lighter weight". 

> > I personally starting to like xul but is cocoon really obsolete?
> As I indicate above, those are technically unbound topics, but I think
> the answer to the latter is slowly becoming  - yes, for our purposes.

IMO not only for our but as well in general.


> > The think we never really decided is which road to go.
> As you point out above, the options we have aren't necessarily at
> odds.  It's less about which new road to choose I reckon and more
> about us making the decision that a new road is indeed in Forrest's
> future.  No?

Exactly. It seems we do not want to make a decision because we are
scared of the consequences. 

Thorsten Scherler                       
Open Source Java                      consulting, training and solutions

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