I was debating if I should start a separate thread for this, but I think I'll ask here first instead.
I wanted to know if anybody had an opinion of Electron
Here's the shorter description from the web site:
. So naturally a fully capable (what? HTML 5? A JS engine made after
And Electron is pretty new by the way. It's only about 18 months old and the 1.0 release was just in May of this year.
The first and/or most famous example of an Electron application is the ATOM text editor. From little I've used of it it seems really good/special. Only disadvantage, at least of ATOM anyway, is the file size: 90 MBs for a text editor? Is that really entirely necessary? How many text editors are 90MBs? I think it's because they have to include the native UI elements of different operating systems inside the installed package.
The other thing I would call a disadvantage (at least of atom) is the default install locaiton:
Is making my user profile that much larger really
necessary (this folder is 266MBs)? Sure it's common on Linux/etc and Mac OS X, but it's annoying-as-well just annoying in Windows.
I do have a few programs I have in mind that would be best written in via Electron. Hopefully to come in under 90MBs.
On what may or may not be a related note, I just published my first real working utility (albeit a batch file) to github. I'm kind of excited about this. And it practically works!