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How stable is jdic

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Anonymous

Hi everyone,

I've just found your announcement on java.net - definitly the most
needed project for Java Desktop apps.

I'm the maintainer of Columba, a Java email-client found at
http://columba.sf.net

As you might imagine, there's an urgent need for a better html-viewer
component.

I'd like to know how stable the browser component is on Windows and
Linux. Would it be possible to add it to Columba next week, or should
one give you a couple of weeks to sort things out?

Also, I'd like to know how far you plan to support browser-specific
features. For example blocking of image downloads, proxy support, etc.
Projects like JRex (http://jrex.mozdev.org) support profiles and
preferences for this reason. Currently, you seem to aim just to implement
a simple viewer component.

Best regards,
Frederik

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kyleyuan
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jdic browser is as stable as many other embed browser, such as JRex, WebClient, epiphany. The most stability issues should come from browser itself.
It will be very simple to integrate jdic into Columba if current API set is suitable for your use. Some java projects, such as JavaHelp, have successfully integrated jdic in a very short period.
Our goal of jdic browser is making it as simple/smart as possible. We are not going to make it as a full featured web browser, so any support for browser-specific features won't be in the first priority.

Thorsten Laux

Just a quick comment here: the browser component is well tested and
should work fine. So it's stable in terms of _quality_. It's not
considered stable in terms of _APIs_. Depending on community
requirements we might well decide to add/change aspects. However if you
bundle JDIC you'll be shielded and since the APIs are so simple any
impact of changes on you should be minimal.

Thorsten

jdic@javadesktop.org wrote:
> jdic browser is as stable as many other embed browser, such as JRex, WebClient, epiphany. The most stability issues should come from browser itself.
> It will be very simple to integrate jdic into Columba if current API set is suitable for your use. Some java projects, such as JavaHelp, have successfully integrated jdic in a very short period.
> Our goal of jdic browser is making it as simple/smart as possible. We are not going to make it as a full featured web browser, so any support for browser-specific features won't be in the first priority.
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