[RC5] Possiblities regarding a Java client?
Jim C. Nasby
nasbjim at charlie.cns.iit.edu
Sat Jun 13 02:49:37 EDT 1998
It has been discussed before. There is a java test client (there's a link to it at
www.distributed.net/rc5), and it is very, _VERY_ slow, so slow that it's honestly
not worth our time at this point. So, unless someone has a bunch of hardware java
machines, don't expect a java client soon.
Jeffrey Sorensen wrote:
> Has anyone considered developing an RC5/DES client for Java. While
> porting would probably be a pain and the performance would probably be
> abominable, there are many people who have Web access that cannot use
> any form of proxy. If all one needed to do to run this client was to
> leave their web browser open to a distributed.net web page, you might
> be able to attract many new participants.
> I apologize in advance if this issue has been raised before. I saw
> no obvious way of searching your mailing list archive.
> "Beware of first hand \ My monitor is so small, \ Jeff Sorensen (203) 888-6161
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