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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:57

Gnome moves to Javascript

Written by Nick Farrell



And the little people do a jig


The Gnome team have decided that Javascript is to be the default language for developing user facing applications.

Gnome is the graphical desktop environment for Linux and has not been so popular since Gnome 3 moved away from the desktop idea. However it is still pretty popular so the move to centre on Javascript is probably going to upset someone.  However the big problem was that developers were having to waste a lot of time supporting so many languages.

It was decided that since that no language is perfect and there will always be disagreement the Gnome team should focus on one. The team announced that it was not a decision to abandon any other language bindings. We will continue to distribute other bindings and documentation as we do now and compatibility for the other languages will continue to be developed as they are today by the developers involved with those modules.

However what it is doing is supporting JavaScript as the first class language for GNOME application development. This means that the team will continue to write documentation for other languages, but we will also prioritise JavaScript when deciding what to work on. It will encourage new applications be written in JavaScript.

The team will be working to optimise the developer workflow around JavaScript. For system libraries the language of choice is still C.

Nick Farrell

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