[thelist] JavaScript on the desktop: Apollo samples

liorean liorean at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 20:48:11 CDT 2007

On 23/03/07, John Dowdell <jdowdell at adobe.com> wrote:
> What is Apollo? The FAQ has this info and more:
>     "Apollo is the code name for a cross-operating system runtime being
> developed by Adobe that allows developers to leverage their existing web
> development skills (Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax) to build and
> deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) to the desktop."
> http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Apollo:DeveloperFAQ
> Bottom line: Your existing JavaScript skills can also be used
> beyond-the-browser, to create persistent desktop applications. Not every
> project will require offline abilities or local file access, but your
> current skillset has suddenly expanded its reach.

According to the FAQ the Apollo JavaScript engine is based on WebKit
(meaning JavaScriptCore, which is to my knowledge still interpreted
and not bytecode compiled). Is there a reason Adobe didn't choose to
use an engine building on the high performant Tamarin engine?
David "liorean" Andersson

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