Re: [dev] Interesting post about X11

From: Paul O'Leary McCann <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:04:22 -0400

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 05:48:07PM -0700, Will Light wrote:
> man, it's no better in the web world! there's no "standard library",
> everybody's got a toolkit they prefer (that they built from scratch
> *on top of* JS/HTML/CSS). just off the top of my head, I can name
> jquery ui, sproutcore, ext.js, dijit (dojo), cappuccino (obj-J),
> closure (google), and those are just the big ones! even worse,
> remember that all of those are written in an interpreted language (JIT
> at best!), running inside a browser that has its own quirks and
> differences from other browsers, and then *that* gets run under your
> already-sub-par window system. the web on the desktop is *not* the
> solution, it just makes the problem worse.

But the reason it's successful (where "successful" means "popular") is
because it's offloaded the responsibility to get things working from the
end receiver to the developer, isn't it? -POLM
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