Posted by demonduck
on November 3, 2008 at 9:12 AM PST
First, before I start my rant, the place holder image (splash screen) you use to show
where the applet was dragged from is absolutely gorgeous. Why don't you use that as
the Java splash screen instead of the orange gargoyle you threaten people with now?
I bet the person who approved that drives a Ford Taurus and wears fish ties.
But the dragable applet -- why did you even bother to waste time on that feature when
there are so many other pressing issues? I mean MP3 support would be nice. So
would faster startup times and Firefox 2 support or 64bit
support. But no, you have to spend the
man hours on dragging an applet out of a dragable window. Mysterious engineering!!!
And you didn't even do it right. Drag an applet out of the page; go to another URL; come
back to the applet page and get another copy of the same applet that is still running
on the desktop. How is an applet programmer supposed to program around that?
You never even follow your own guidelines for the use of init(); start(); stop(); destroy()
and now you add another complicated feature with no way for the applet programmer
to detect the use of and program for.