Re: [RT] Moving Piggy Bank forward...

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 18:46:14 -0700

Shashi Kant wrote:
> Stefano
> I would like to my 2 cents to this discussion...
> I know there are technical challenges to writing a plug-in application for
> Firefox...but I am a bit hesitant at considering a standalone application
> just for that reason alone. My guess is, a standalone app will pose an
> entirely new set of challenges and does not necessarily solve anything.


> Of course, we all know about the hesitancy of users to install yet another
> application onto their system.

True, but it really depends on what you give them and how easy it is to
install it. I'm not really afraid of that.

> How about considering a compromise solution..say like Mercora (the P2P music
> app) you can run it either from within the browser or standalone depending
> on your preference...I know this might mean extra work for all of us, but
> worth considering...

Yes. I don't plan to throw away the possibility of running PB inside the
browser, but I want to have the choice myself and, at the very least,
try both approaches and see which one works better for me.

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
Received on Mon Jul 25 2005 - 01:43:10 EDT

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