Curl debuts its RIA features for Ubuntu Linux

Installer enables Ubuntu desktop users to see Curl-enhanced online content

Curl Wednesday announced support for Ubuntu Linux, which will allow desktop Ubuntu users to easily see Curl-enhanced Web content on their computers without having to manually configure a player.

The rich Internet application (RIA) vendor said the Ubuntu Installer for its Curl 6.0 platform also provides tools for Web developers to create rich Internet content that will be viewable to Ubuntu users.

Bert Halstead, chief architect at the US-based company, said Ubuntu desktop users can download the Curl runtime environment for free to enable their computers to properly render the Curl enhanced code when viewing Web pages.

"It gives Ubuntu users the ability to see Curl content in the way it is meant to be seen," with enhanced features, Halstead said.

The new installer supports Ubuntu 7.10 and is expected to also work with the upcoming 8.04 release, he said.

Curl already has support for Red Hat 9 Linux, SUSE Enterprise Linux 9 and Turbolinux 10 and 11, as well as Microsoft XP and Vista. There are also beta versions for Mac OS X on PowerPC and Intel processors.

Curl's RIA platform competes with Adobe's AIR/Flex, Microsoft's Silverlight and Ajax. Richard Monson-Haefel, Curl's vice president of developer relations, said Curl allows developers to write their code once and then it is properly rendered for each operating system.

"Adding Ubuntu is a big step for us because Ubuntu is the biggest desktop Linux " in use, he said. Because Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux distribution, any other Debian-based Linux should also work with the Ubuntu installer, he said.

The product is free for most users but there are licensing fees for enterprise users who want to use it internally and for users who charge for their online content.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Todd R. Weiss

Computerworld

Comments

Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?