Talk:Interactive labs (Java applet)

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Broaden the scope?[edit source]

Can we broaden the scope of this project so that it includes any potential subject? Whatever is created for Mathematics and Physics could be used as a template for other subjects. My area of interest happens to be Java. Building applets for education seems to make perfect sense.

We sure can, I just needed to start with the obvious. Drawing force vectors and simulating motions is just such a straight forward lab, that I went for that, first. What else did you have in mind? Awolf002 15:39, 23 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
(PS: You should sign your posts, so it easier to follow the thread, just use ~~~~)
An applet is an applet is it not? If any applet runs others should unless they are broke or violate JVM security or resource policies. The real key is getting wikimedia server to send the files in response to the request. On other web sites this is done with an applet "container" such as Tomcat from the Apache Foundation. We run wikimedia software simultaneously with wikimedia software? Mirwin 06:45, 6 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Technical issues[edit source]

(following two comments moved to talk page by --Fasten 20:55, 7 March 2007 (UTC))[reply]

Might be better to enable the html that calls the applet. A lot of programmers and people around with knowledge of that two or three lines of code necessary and sufficient. It is documented in Sun's documentation. Why use our own unique reference language instead of standard html tags? Mirwin 06:55, 6 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

The JAR file contains precompiled class files and other support files. To keep the learner's computer safe from unwanted or detrimental software, the source for the class files need to be open to audits and the creation and upload of JAR files need to follow a trustworthy process. Additionally, the applets should be regarded as "untrusted" by the web browser, so that the restrictions of the Java sandbox are enforced.
Best it seems to upload source code, open for review and after approval build on the server side. That way it is easy to eliminate all tricks around signed applets. Signed applets are needed for many areas but they are not necessary for interactive demonstration. Audriusa 07:51, 17 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

OLPC[edit source]

The OLPC laptop will apparently not include a Java VM by default. This does, of course, not prevent anybody from adding a Java VM. [1] --Fasten 21:07, 7 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]

First encyclopedia must developed, only then shipping Java starts making sense. Audriusa 07:53, 17 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]