[CREATE] panel discussion (proposal): Web apps

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Tue Apr 27 10:45:40 PDT 2010

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 1:12 AM, Stani <spe.stani.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 1:57 AM, Schrijver <eric at authoritism.net> wrote:
>> Very good idea imho.
>> There is a shift from the desktop towards these web apps, especially since many of them are free—the irony :(
>> Though in the world of web apps free software already has the unique selling point that you can run many of the desktop programs headless on your webserver—try doing that with a commercial content creation program!
>> I’ve seen this done with fontforge a couple of times now; it powers the conversion engine for cufon, is used in osp’s Nancy. I think wikipedia used to use inkscape for converting svg, and I read of people using Open Office to generate pdf’s serverside.
>> But web apps with GUI’s are of course a bit of a tougher nut to crack…
>> Is there such a thing as a HTML+CSS+JS based port of GTK?
> Not AFAIK and it will be a hard nut to crack to port GTK or Qt to
> Ajax. There is appcelerator:
> "Appcelerator Titanium is open source software available through an
> Apache 2.0 license."
> http://www.appcelerator.com/
> I have never experimented with it.

Its very cool...using it a lot.


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