reposting this old meme because I've been mad about it lately
@email@example.com would be kinda cool if chrome was used as a runtime, like each thing would work with this singular chrome and everything branched off of that.
or used something other than chrome.. yeah using something more basic and less ram-intensive would be cool.
this app called zello which is a walkie-talkie/messaging app, when minimized it only takes like 3MB of ram
why can't everything be like zello
@jessica just, qt or gtk pls
like you don't even have to package it for different platforms yourself, just give me the code I'll do it
@jessica @lunch There are lighter alternatives to Electron, such as NeutralinoJS and Tauri:
Unfortunately they're not widely used. But they should be. Also add to the fact that Electron is not libre as well.
@jessica @lunch Definitely. Native programs may be harder to develop, but they're 100 times more efficient and takes less resources. If I forget that it's nonfree to begin with maybe I'll put up with it for some program I use once a year, but running a web browser just to use a text editor for example, is an overkill. Why in the world would I want to run a web browser for each program? RAM is not unlimited.