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Rapid Photo Downloader For Linux Switches From GTK To Qt

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  • #31
    Originally posted by Degra View Post
    With all the Qt/GTK discussion going on,
    what's also cross-platform are web frameworks ported to a desktop app. i.e. Electron.
    Sure, Angular isn't native to both GTK as well as QT based DEs, but it can look really shiny and is super easy to port. On top of that Typescript is a much more convenient language than both C and C++.
    I am so totally in agreement with you. That is exactly the kind of Linux desktop environment needs to take off properly, I believe. Of course Electron is still a bit slow and has substantial overhead, but I think in time they will overcome some of the current performance issues or someone can always port electron to a leaner embedded browser with a more limited feature set. Using typescript for your desktop universal apps would be super awesome. Also I believe if much of the services and engines are available through micro-services, you can have a nice separation between your model/service and your front-end app (view), similar to the separation of content and presentation of HTML and CSS.