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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RE[2]: Oh God NO!
by Lennie on Tue 5th Feb 2013 15:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh God NO!"
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When you do a default install of Ubuntu, you get lightdm, which is written in Vala and it is slow as hell on a lot of less powerful systems.

So my guess is Vala might not be all that great either.

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