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 working on and with the hope to sell a replacement to the world looking for ... and to be honest I thought it was a good things until roughly 10 months ago... but the problem is that Rust or ... the whole architecture of the Web is broken.
You cannot use the same protocol to serve HyperTexts and Applications: there's no way it can be safe even if it barely works (and "works" is a huge concession).

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