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Subject: [gopher] Re: progress on the Overbite AIR client
From: Dennis Schulmeister <dennis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2009 18:31:58 +0100
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Hi Cameron,

On Sun, 2009-02-08 at 07:53 -0800, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> The advantage of writing this in AIR is that it will run on Windows, Mac OS
> X and Linux as is (there is some platform dependent code in it, but otherwise
> it is essentially the same program). Plus, AIR is an Adobe product, so it has
> the stability of a large, well-known company maintaining it.

Judging from how unstable and even insecure Adobe's Flash can be on my
Linux box[1] I wouldn't give much about the creditability of a
well-known company. Far from it. Whenever possible I don't want to run
proprietary software with only the binaries released on my system at
all. IMHO it'd be better to rely on open-sourced, proven and truly
platform independent technologies like Python, Ruby, Java, you name it.

Just my two cents, though. Let me know if I can help with German
translations. :=)

Yours sincerely,
Dennis Schulmeister

[1] Flash is the only application which manages to freeze my whole
computer from time to time. A company like Adobe might be large but it
will never beat a vivid community at spotting and fixing bugs.

Dennis Schulmeister - Schifferstr. 1 - 76189 Karlsruhe - Germany
Tel: +49 721/5978883 - Mob: +49 152/01994400 - eMail: dennis@xxxxxxxxxxx

Now moved to the corridor: Hermes! (
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