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[5]: QML
by dragos.pop on Wed 6th Feb 2013 11:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: QML"
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I'm not aware of them switching from Gtk to Clutter for app development, that would be even bigger news.

That would be stupid, they do different things.
Clutter is a paint engine while GTK is a GUI library.
Clutter knows how to draw pixels (and lines, circles...) on a surface (like your screen).
GTK could use clutter to draw it's widgets (buttons & stuff), but it also handles mouse and keyboard input, has events...

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