(PR#2275) Re: Bug#168259: r-base-core: help.start() assumes netscape is installed
Sat, 9 Nov 2002 14:50:13 -0600
On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 10:57:09AM -0800, A.J. Rossini wrote:
> >>>>> "dirk" == Dirk Eddelbuettel <email@example.com> writes:
> dirk> On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 03:51:10PM +0000, firstname.lastname@example.org 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...
Ah. I may be behind then as far as versions are concerned. Debian testing,
galeon 1.2.5, konqueror 2.2.2.
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