I only just found out about this
@Kickstarter to open source the Sciter HTML engine - it has <48 hours to go but I think we can do it! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/c-smile/open-source-sciter-engine?ref=thanks-tweet
It would not be right to say that this is a new browser engine, but a DOM/CSS/JS alternative that’s tiny, bog-standard C, and FLOSS would be an amazing tool to explore new GUIs, OSs and embedded experiments in a form familiar to a generations of coders.
Here’s the Hacker News discussion of it: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24797423…
“Sciter is a very nice engine with a solid API/SDK and rock solid engineering behind it.”
there are not that many other reliable established native UI frameworks with proper tooling tbh:
QML with QtQuick
GTK+ with Gnome-Builder
SwiftUI with Xcode
Java Spring with Android Studio
dotNet with FormBuilder
HTML+CSS only need any text editor and any browser to be viable, and truly platform-agnostic/independent
@mala I'm more interested in its use of lua. it's ancient history but I was turned onto scite and sciter by a college, scite is basically the sciter text control spun off into a notepad code editor, but it's lua scriptable. The deal breaker for me was that it's windows only. I'll have to double check if that's true of sciter as well.
Regarless of if that's a deal breaker for me personally, having a solid gui framework like this for windows as open source would be a boon.
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