(PR#2275) Re: Bug#168259: r-base-core: help.start() assumes netscape is installed

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd@debian.org
Sat, 9 Nov 2002 11:55:18 -0600

On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 03:51:10PM +0000, ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> > To best of my knowledge, this R feature dates from a time when
> > Netscape was essentially the only browser out there. It also had
> > a most useful feature: you could attach new request (resulting in
> > a new "frame" in X11 / window manager parlance) to a running Netscape
> > making startup for this request /much/ faster than starting a new
> > Netscape executable.
> and netscape no longer allows multiple executables to run.

I just confirmed that mozilla does. E.g.
  mozilla http://bbc.com & sleep 3; mozilla -remote "openurl(http://cnn.com)"
happily switches the running session from the BBC to CNN.

Neither galeon [ a mozilla derivative ] nor konqueror [ different codebase ]
appear to support it.

Would there be interest in a solution based on mozilla?  Mozilla is
cross-platform [ I use it under NT and *love* the tabbing ] but not that


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