Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 12:29 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Gnome "Some GNOME developers are planning to implement an app format that allows developers to provide their Linux programs in distribution-independent files that can be installed as easily as smartphone apps. A sandbox model is supposed to isolate the apps from each other, and from the rest of the system, in a way that goes further than the isolation in current Linux distributions. Various developers worked to conceptualise such "Linux apps" at the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest, which was held in the run-up to FOSDEM 2013 in Brussels. At the hackfest, the GNOME developers also declared JavaScript as the de-facto standard for GNOME programming." Right, because they haven't alienated enough of their users.
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RE: Good in principal
by Soulbender on Thu 7th Feb 2013 09:21 UTC in reply to "Good in principal"
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I'd have more faith in their ideas were they not trying to use JavaScript for apps.

Come on, all the "cool kids" use JavaScript. GNOME is always hot for the latest fad (remember Corba?).

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