Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 18:41 UTC
Gnome "At the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest in Brussels, the GNOME developer community has tackled the problem of specifying a canonical development language for writing applications for the GNOME desktop. According to a blog post by Collabora engineer and GNOME developer Travis Reitter, members of the GNOME team are often asked what tools should be used when writing an application for the desktop environment and, up until now, there has been no definitive answer. The team has now apparently decided to standardise on JavaScript for user-facing applications while still recommending C as the language to write system libraries in." Discuss.
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They are all mad, it's official
by dsmogor on Mon 4th Feb 2013 19:57 UTC
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In a way, they fully exploit the joys of irrelevance.
Of course unless they perceive only the very desktop extentions as "Gnome applications", leaving the actuall stuff user is supposed to use on a computer unspecified. Given the fiasco linux desktop standarization that could be considered realistic approach.

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