(PR#2275) Re: Bug#168259: r-base-core: help.start() assumes netscape is installed
09 Nov 2002 10:57:09 -0800
>>>>> "dirk" == Dirk Eddelbuettel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
dirk> On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 03:51:10PM +0000, email@example.com 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.
dirk> I just confirmed that mozilla does. E.g. mozilla
dirk> http://bbc.com & sleep 3; mozilla -remote
dirk> "openurl(http://cnn.com)" happily switches the running
dirk> session from the BBC to CNN.
dirk> Neither galeon [ a mozilla derivative ] nor konqueror [
dirk> different codebase ] appear to support it.
Weird. Galeon can support both "adding a tab" as well as "separate
executable", apparently -- a few days ago, I was getting both from
different tools with "fetch a URL" features (mostly of the dockapps
Same with recent konquerors...
(however, Mozilla seems to be the most stable cross platform -- I'm
having weird errors on LinuxPPC with galeon/konq).
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