Re: [dev] [ubase] Announcing release 0.1

From: Nick <>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 21:16:53 -0400

Quoth Christoph Lohmann:
> I was thinking of adding some »app mode« to surf. You run a website like
> inetd, use surf as a frontend and so allow the integration of all kinds
> of javascript libraries as a local application. The benefits are: The
> frontend is suckless, you can easily create new applications because now
> nearly everyone knows the web. BUT, this wastes a lot of RAM. For work‐
> ing on this issue surf might need to support multiple rendering engines.
> Simple websites use netsurf and bigger ones decide between gecko and we‐
> bkit.

Umm... What? Are you seriously suggesting that HTML+JS+CSS is a
reasonable framework to choose to build upon? Since when was this a
community that rolled over and said "well, alright, everyone else
does that, I suppose it must be the way to go then"? Perhaps you've
been spending too long dumbly clicking "hit me" on the web, and it
has been rotting your mind.

Granted, one of the main things I hate about the webification of
computing is pushing the code, and hence the control & power, out to
other people, away from you, which isn't related to what you're
talking about. But still, from a purely technical perspective, the
web stack sucks.
Received on Sat May 03 2014 - 03:16:53 CEST

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