On 03/16/2010 03:50 AM, Zachary Uram wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 3:41 AM, John R. Dennison<jrd at gerdesas.com>  wrote:
>>         Good lord.
>>         Why?
> Maybe it would be effective way to target people wary of downloading
> and installing a client.
> Lots of kids use library computers and it doesn't let you download and
> run .EXE but I think
> they could run Flash.

In fact - a better question might be: If you were to re-write Netrek 
from scratch today - why WOULDN'T you use Flash?

I think people think of Flash as a complex animation suite. But, take a 
look at this:


Flex is somewhat like Adobe's re-write of Java mixed with rich user 
interface and rendering capabilities. That you can write a program in 
Flex and have it run in Flash, where Flash is generally available for 
most platforms and is often already installed on people's computers, 
makes it a great target.

Good lord. Why? Why *NOT*? :-)