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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by thebluesgnr on Wed 6th Feb 2013 16:54 UTC
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Right, because they haven't alienated enough of their users.

WTF?!? Could you please explain this comment. I would love to understand the thought process that leads a sane person to this conclusion.

It's been a well known problem with Linux desktops that there's no separation between system components and user applications.

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