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[Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-math] axiom, browsers, and crystal

From: Marcus Better
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-math] axiom, browsers, and crystal
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 12:45:42 +0200
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> current browser technology won't allow us to "extend" it in various ways
> (such as making one of the tabs be an axiom shell session). it won't 
> read and write pamphlet files (inline latex, inline chunks). it won't
> allow drag-and-drop of pamphlets. it can't start or manage local programs.

Couldn't this be done within a desktop system like KDE or Gnome? These
desktops can be extended in various ways using IPC protocols and
component architectures like DCOP. Admittedly it is not (yet) portable
across desktop systems.

Marcus Better
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Stockholm University                           Fax +46 8 6126717
SE-106 91 Stockholm

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