Seriously, @mozilla ?
Not only you went and implemented this DRM crap and now you're downloading non-free binaries behind our back???

bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrep

@mmu_man @mozilla
Hot take: Firefox may be open source but it's not free software any more than Google Chrome.

@jorin
* new kind of browsers needed *
time to replace js with lua
@mmu_man @mozilla

@hansbauer @jorin @mozilla I wonder if NetSurf would accept support for <script type="text/lua"> :D

@mmu_man @hansbauer @jorin @mozilla
tbh with JS to Lua transpilers kinda already existing, LuaJIT might be good enough for everyday browsing

but what if, What If!!! we just... don't put scripting into browsers.... and build better OSs instead

kinda what @Shamar is doing

@mmu_man @hansbauer @jorin @mozilla @Shamar

like, getting a new, majorly backwards incompatible technology accepted is always a big hurdle so why not fix the issue at the right level of abstraction and yeet the browser stack out the window together with bad kernels and userspaces?

@grainloom
if we always think about backward compatibility, we will be made eternal. slaves of the tech giants. better do something new and better.
@mmu_man @jorin @mozilla @Shamar

@Shamar
@grainloom @mmu_man
i certainly know all that. i was just suggesting to play around new scripting engines, new concepts of browsers, even new concepts of protocols. i didn't mean to solve actual problems with browsers as we have or operating systems at large. we are talking about different things here.

@hansbauer @grainloom @mmu_man

@alcinnz is hacking in this space: a that doesn't need to distribute , but use a more powerful markup language and more powerful style sheets.

For I'm hacking a file protocol, (I don't have much fantasy 🤣 ) that is simpler but more powerful and expressive than (and probably broken... but you know, you can't learn anything if you are afraid to fail) and will replace , and .

@Shamar
@grainloom @mmu_man @alcinnz
wow.. wish you luck in the efforts. i will keep an eye on both.

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