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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Oh God NO!
by linux-lover on Mon 4th Feb 2013 20:47 UTC
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First everyone was writing all their apps with pygtk. Now it's javascript.

Watch as apps become increasingly unresponsive and sluggish just like they did with python.

Why can't you just write apps using native, compiled languages? If C or C++ is too much hassle for a small GUI app, why not use Vala or D? Hell, Vala was created by gnome! (afaik)

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