We have been considering not presenting the security dialog for Sun-signed binaries, as these are basically implicitly trusted. I have some reservations about this, as it should probably be the user's choice, but this would simplify deployment (even though in general you should only see the security dialog one time). What do you think?
that could be a solution. It's not clean&nice but..... Yes, I know you have to confirm only
once the dialog box, but that's enough to scare away users. Users not knowing what a
"certificate" is, just don't understand what's going on, they perceive it as something
"negative" and are scared by the site. When they navigate the web, they don't want to
confirm anything. This pop-up must be eliminated somehow. Considering that there's
no standard yet for 3d applications on the web, sun is missing a great opportunity
here (they already failed with the JMF, do they learn from errors?). Perhaps including
JOGL into the JRE as suggested by "cylab" could be a good solution. OpenGL is cross
platform and a modern graphics API, you just can do everything you could imagine of in 3d,
in an APPLET !!! And more: we recentrly included the mp4 player from http://mediaframe.org/
into an applet, that stuff just rocks, listen: you can map a video stream as texture onto
arbitrary 3d objects! The page mediaframe.org is pretty much dead, but there are more
recent versions from airlock. They are worting on RTP streaming of mpeg4 files...
Just imagine youtube done with all this stuff. It would be a 100 times better and the world
would be a better place (flash is closed source and steered by "evil" companies like Adobe,
their new video codec o2 is a secret... :-) So, sun: WAKE UP, take the opportunity,
don't let us down with flash! Hopefully somwbody hears me....