On Sat, 2011-11-19 at 11:53 -0800, Iain Duncan wrote:
Yeah, it's moving extremely fast. Frankly you have to be pretty blind
or stubborn to not realize that web tech is by far the safest UI
investment at this point.
That said, making something work in a browser is, at least for me (and
presumably many around here), dramatically less of a pain than having to
deal with Windows and Mac OS X directly.
There is, of course, the option of simply not caring about other
platforms and the irrelevance that comes with it, but the dramatically
increased user base is nice for those of us that desperately cling to
fantasies about getting enough donation money to survive off this libre
audio software thing :)
Given how easily and nicely you can stick webkit in anything these days,
nobody even has to know it's actually HTML under the hood anyway (though
for audio purposes, the remote control via tablet thing is too awesome
to not want to provide to people)
> What I'd like to see is something that fills the same role as the
Indeed. Like it or not, that's what the browser is finally becoming.
I wish the language was a bit less insane (I never look forward to the
nightmare of developing in anything without a decent type system), but
oh well. See above about user tangibles trumping petty developer
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