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Building Linux applications with JavaScript

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 5 years ago

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crankymonkey (666) writes "The GNOME desktop environment could soon gain support for building and extending applications with JavaScript thanks to an experimental new project called Seed. Ars Technica has written a detailed tutorial about Seed with several code examples. The article demonstrates how to make a GTK+ application for Linux with JavaScript and explains how Seed could influence the future of GNOME development. In some ways, it's an evolution of the strategy that was pioneered long ago by GNU with embedded Scheme. Ars Technica concludes: "The availability of a desktop-wide embeddable scripting language for application extension and plugin writing will enable users to add lots of rich new functionality to the environment. As this technology matures and it becomes more tightly integrated with other language frameworks such as Vala, it could change the way that GNOME programmers approach application development. JavaScript could be used as high-level glue for user interface manipulation and rapid prototyping while Vala or C are used for performance-sensitive tasks.""
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So a bit like Tcl/Tk then (1)

notamedic (1236734) | more than 5 years ago | (#26522707)

Tcl binds easily to C for lower level stuff and Tcl/Tk is fairly easy for gui stuff. I guess it was a wheel that actually did need reinventing though.

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