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]: QML
by vivainio on Mon 4th Feb 2013 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE: QML"
vivainio
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2008-12-26

By reinventing QML I mean creating the toolkit bindings and API's for their javascript engine. QML is more than just javascript.

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RE[3]: QML
by Hiev on Mon 4th Feb 2013 20:29 in reply to "RE[2]: QML"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

You are misinformed, GNOME started using javascript binding even before QML, the news is that it is now the official language, nothing else. And to dare to say that implementing javscript bindings is reinventing QML is an ignorant comment IMHO.

Edited 2013-02-04 20:30 UTC

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RE[4]: QML
by vivainio on Mon 4th Feb 2013 20:36 in reply to "RE[3]: QML"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

You are misinformed, GNOME started using javascript binding even before QML, the news is that it is now the official language, nothing else.


Back in the day, Gnome started using Clutter bindings to implement Gnome 3. I'm not aware of them switching from Gtk to Clutter for app development, that would be even bigger news.

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