WebTop’s new content transfer mechanism

LOL πŸ™‚

Alvaro de Andres' Blog

Yesterday I saw Webtop 6.8.2 was released, and as this was great news because this version was supposed to remove Java applets once and for all. While most of us though that removing applets would imply moving to HTML5, EMC has decided to implement an intermediate solution 😦

Webtop 6.8.2 will prompt users to install a browser extension first time you log in:

webtop-warning

In Firefox the extension will be installed, and in Chrome user will be redirected to the Chrome Web Store:

webtop-chrome-extension

After installing the extension, the first time users try to download something they’ll be prompted to install a local application that will handle the transfers (WebSockets I presume).

Good news: Now you don’t need to fight with Java/browser combination

Bad news: Users have to perform operations. Not the cleanest solution (IMHO).

Bonus: Now importing files is really not-user friendly:

  1. File -> import
  2. Ugly Java window will pop-up…

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2 thoughts on “WebTop’s new content transfer mechanism

  1. Is it possible for a Webtop developer to write a different extension?

    short answer is “No”, clarification requires additional blogpost πŸ™‚

    In IE, do they still use Java?

    Sure (because of webtop’s architecture), moreover “new content transfer mechanism” does not work properly in IE: I managed to run it in both Firefox and Chrome, but failed to run it in IE – EMC employees have no idea that Microsoft released 64-bit windows 10 years ago and still produce 32-bit extensions only πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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