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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nothing new
by SeeM on Mon 4th Feb 2013 18:58 UTC
SeeM
Member since:
2011-09-10

Every single extension is JS, so it's standard already. Most of 3rd party useful apps are extensions:
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/111/calculator/
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/55/media-player-indicator/
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/120/system-monitor/
etc...

I never get tired of getting more.

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RE: nothing new
by YEPHENAS on Mon 4th Feb 2013 19:58 in reply to "nothing new"
YEPHENAS Member since:
2008-07-14

The shell extension mechanism is not meant to be an application platform.

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RE[2]: nothing new
by SeeM on Tue 5th Feb 2013 07:12 in reply to "RE: nothing new"
SeeM Member since:
2011-09-10

The shell extension mechanism is not meant to be an application platform.


It is now.

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