this is probably a little touchy to ask...
jrisom at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 08:17:51 UTC 2010
On 9/11/2010 1:10 AM, Polytropon wrote:
> Let me add another field: There are applicances like "all-in-one
> DSL modem telephone splitter router DHCP server NAT firewall boxes"
> that are very common in german households. Those usually use Java
> to present their control elements to the user; "Applet loading"
> is often seen when connected to that box in order to change some
> setting. I think the initial developers found it better to put
> a Java applet in there than some PHP generated HTML served by
> a little web server... they could have used an efficient and
> professional programming language, too, but that's something you
> won't find in home consumer crap devices.:-)
So to configure your router, you need a java enabled browser, and odds
are you get the jar file from the router, so it has an http server, and
probably another server just to process configuration requests? Now
your router has two servers running, one to get the jar, one to deal
with config, instead of one http server with one cgi script.
Java has/had its uses, but I don't recall the last time I ran something
using java. At the moment when it comes to the browser, flash is more
important and that's only for all the websites that want to stream
instead of give you a file like they used to.
I remember years and years ago starting to learn java. I got really
frustrated by spending a few hours going through documentation to find
the "proper" way to read a text file. Writing the gui seemed easy, the
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