The Web Desktop

Posted by: Miguel de Icaza, on 27 Nov 2005 | View original | Bookmarked: 0 time(s)

As a follow up to yesterday's web-based desktop communication engine, I wanted to comment on a few ideas that we have been bouncing around. Clearly the HTTP end-points on desktop applications would be useful to invoke an arbitrary set of methods on each application. I envision a system in which we can remotely manipulate desktop applications through HTTP. The same idea that I pitched a few years ago on top of CORBA. The difference this time is that writing the client code is trivial, unlike the...

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