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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Comment by Chris_G
by Chris_G on Wed 6th Feb 2013 14:20 UTC
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It's about time. Apt-get is fine for open source projects, but for the Linux family of OS's (and not just one distro) to gain serious traction, you really need a convenient binary distribution system that does not depend on a given distro's choice of libraries and/or package managers.

Edited 2013-02-06 14:21 UTC

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