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  • #11
    Originally posted by j2723 View Post
    Javascript? Why exactly Javascript?
    In my opinion it's a horrid language...

    Why not Python instead ?

    By chance, do they mean HTML+Javascript with "GNOME appliations", or actually Javascript as a stand-alone "program"?

    Related:
    wat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXEgk1Hdze0
    this is one gnome dev's take on "why not python"

    http://www.j5live.com/2013/02/04/gnome-and-languages/

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    • #12
      I want nothing to do with Javascript. Why not just use Qt? That's my favourite GUI framework; the most fully featured; cross-compile compatible; easy to learn and program; looks perfect in any desktop environment. After all, actual C++ code is more efficient than any scripting code.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by mmstick View Post
        I want nothing to do with Javascript. Why not just use Qt?
        Trolling much?

        After all, actual C++ code is more efficient than any scripting code.
        In this case I think the speedup gained from writing everything in C++ (or C, which is more common with GNOME) is more or less negligible.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by kigurai View Post
          In this case I think the speedup gained from writing everything in C++ (or C, which is more common with GNOME) is more or less negligible.
          i don't think so. we are not talking of extensions but of full featured standalone programs.

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          • #15
            Personally I hate Javascript. But now a days many new programmers are coming from web programming. Even in my country which is a 3rd world country, no of school students know web programming is increasing a lot. I know some people who only learns PHP + HTML + JS + CSS ,without any formal Computer Science/Engineering courses and now earning more then undergraduate engineers. JS(Olso QT's QML) will attract them to target desktop apps.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by cardboard View Post
              KDE is heading in this direction too. How does it compare with QML?
              Eh? No they're not, they're very much in the Qt/QML camp, have been for ages. Personally think it's unfortunate that GNOME decided to go this way just because of past (ideological) differences.
              They Would've been a great new member to the Qt/QML biosphere/code-base, one that would've become a highly respect contributor, & helped to propel the Qt platform faster & more forcefully.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by kigurai View Post
                Trolling much?
                Why do you think so? Don't you think gnome devs ego is an only thing that stops them from using Qt? I wonder how bloated and slow gnome will be with javascript.

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                • #18
                  The only reason for this must be that ~everyone can code in JS. But the truth is that if it has Java in the name, please skip it or you are asking for trouble down the road!

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by jalyst View Post
                    They ld've been a great new member to the Qt/QML biosphere/code-base, one that would've become a highly respect contributor, & helped to propel the Qt platform faster & more forcefully.
                    Qt needs fixing then. Remove the CLA, remove the open core business, remove the primary focus on non-linux platforms. GNOME has a million reasons to stay away not just because the freedom is totally flawed at Qt. Being Digias bitch is not an option.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by varikonniemi View Post
                      But the truth is that if it has Java in the name, please skip it or you are asking for trouble down the road!
                      I dont think that's necessarily true, people often confuse js with java, they're completely different things, the latter is what has had a infamous name in the past.

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