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reposting this old meme because I've been mad about it lately

@lunch@cybre.space 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:
blog.logrocket.com/why-use-ele

Unfortunately they're not widely used. But they should be. Also add to the fact that Electron is not libre as well.

@adnan360@mas.to @lunch@cybre.space even QT, known for being slow, is still many times more efficient

@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.

@Aistyrgue @lunch waiting for the fully fledged shadow attempt at making a browser based on the leaked presto 12.15 source code

@esi @lunch Discord and Slack logos are different now. Riot changed its logo and was renamed to Element. Twitch killed off its Curse-acquired chat app. Gitter was acquired by GitLab and then sold again to Vector, owners of Element, to be killed off.

@lunch waiting for the time everything comes back around and thwy make a browser in Electron.
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