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[2]: Good in principal
by Nelson on Wed 6th Feb 2013 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Good in principal"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Probably overkill.

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RE[3]: Good in principal
by moondevil on Wed 6th Feb 2013 20:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Good in principal"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Why?

Symbian and QNX are quite fast.

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RE[4]: Good in principal
by Nelson on Thu 7th Feb 2013 02:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Good in principal"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

While I love the idea of a Microkernel (and trust me, I do), you can accomplish sandboxing without it.

I'm admittedly not well versed eough on the subject though.

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