It reminds me of "Linux" versions of proprietary programs of mid-2000s. Don't sweat it, just slap Wine on it, and ship it for Linux. I used to get angry at stuff like this. But Wine at least didn't hog as much resources as Electron.
Electron apps are not really apps, they are just web pages with rudimentary heavy-weight browsers included.
If you are about your users' well-being, please, don't use Electron in your project. Using more than 300 MB of RAM and slowing down the whole system just to edit a small text file or send a chat message is a sin.
Some people think and even more people say that Electron is being bashed because it's cross-platform, and this is supposed to rob the FOSS Unix ecosystem of its users because there will be no reason to use it then.
FOSS has always been OK with cross-platfom development, as far as I can remember. Moreover, it always has been FOSS' schtick: almost all significant Linux apps could be compiled for Windows - GIMP, Pidgin, Mozilla, just to name a few. We don't hoard our programs, cross-platformism is encouraged.
No. Electron gets bashed for whole different reason.
And not because it's lazy. Being lazy is a good thing in most cases.
Electron gets bashed because it's lazy AND bad. Because it assumes that everyone is rich enough to have the latest and greatest gear, that memory and CPU are cheap, and they are cheap everywhere, so they can be wasted on bullshit. Because it thinks that optimization is not necessary. Because it's careless with the users' resources.
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Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.
If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.
The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice
TIL – Using conditional entries in .gitconfig to automatically manage #git identities based on the working directory. Nice!
Tauschen gerade so die "Worst of Passwort"-Geschichten aus, die wir bei Kunden so mitbekommen haben.
Gewinner ist folgende Begebenheit:
Alle User einer Niederlassung hatten das Passwort "Hallo" - Sie konnten mit dem Begriff Anmeldung oder Login nichts anfangen. Für sie war der Vorgang der Anmeldung bekannt unter der Phrase: "Dem Computer Hallo sagen".
Given that some CI-Systems and IDS currently are significantly impacted by the US-Government-Shitdown, take a moment to think about this:
Imagine if Let's Encrypt were run by the US-Government…
The free certificate authority, which is the largest and most widely used cert provider in the world is a significant single point of failure for IT systems all over our planet.
As much as I endorse their services, we MUST build equivalent alternatives in the EU, Asia, Africa, Oceania. #Neuland
Krass... Akoholkonsum verursacht jährlich 40 Milliarden Euro Kosten für die Allgemeinheit. Von den Opfern nicht zu reden...
Fantastische Liste selbst-hostbarer Softwarealternativen zu proprietären Angeboten:
Ich hab Congress-Fernweh. Schlimm schlimm schlimm, wenn man ein Mal nicht hinfährt! #35c3
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