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post #1141 of 1143 (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 10:26 AM
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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:
Electron is an open source library developed by GitHub for building cross-platform desktop applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

I've been wanting to find more motivation for learning JavaScript and I already wrote a HTML/CSS/VBScript utility using Windows Script Host. So naturally a fully capable (what? HTML 5? A JS engine made after IE 8? Crazy talk) alternative appeals to me. Also JavaScript over VBScript probably not a bad idea.
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!
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Does anyone know imacros language for firefox in here?

i need some help asap
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Will anyone be able to explain to me how to handle second activity when using back button? I am working on remote directory app for couple of old android phones I have. Whenever I open second activity to certain phone, it will populate the folders/files in the listview just fine (the way I want it to), but If i have the back button and go to re open second activity it will be blank. I know I am receiving the file/folder names since thats what my log is showing me. Here is the source code, sorry for the mess, i was adding one liners here, and there to make sure I didn't overlook anything.

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