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

A.J. Rossini rossini@u.washington.edu
09 Nov 2002 10:57:09 -0800

>>>>> "dirk" == Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> writes:

    dirk> 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.

    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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