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Delivering Rich Web-based Applications with Mozilla

Wednesday December 4th, 2002

Andy Cavatorta writes: "Mozilla can be used to deliver rich stand-alone applications as easily as you can deliver documents. And I brought proof!

"My example is a client program that generates and manages a rich GUI, processes data, and communicates with the server in the background. There's even some server push and snap-in code libraries. And it's all W3C compliant. Proof of the power of the lizard!"

Andy's application is an email client called Nervemail which runs entirely in a browser. It allows you to set up multiple POP3 mail accounts and then access your messages through a Web-based GUI. A demo is available on the site. If you decide to set up an account, remember that the application is still in the alpha stage of development, so don't rely on it for anything important. You'll probably want to check the 'leave mail on server' box for each of your POP3 accounts (in Edit > Options) so that you can still collect your mail with your regular email client.


#14 How is this new?

by erik <erik@eae.net>

Thursday December 5th, 2002 12:43 PM

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First of all I'd like to say that Nervemail is pretty nice...

But things like these have been available for IE since 98. It is not until lately that Mozilla has become good enough for things like these to become a reality.

Similar applications:

Muse.net (MP3 media manager with clients for Moz and IE) HalfBrain (IE4+, bought by Blox.com, Spread sheet application, discontinued) OddPost.com (IE5+) WebOS.com (IE5+, discontinued) Outlook look alike proof of concept by Ed Bolzer (IE5+, <http://www.stedy.com/ieWi…webOutlook/webOutlook.htm>) probably tons more but you get the point

erik