I kinda get the complaints (e.g. https://andregarzia.com/2020/03/private-client-side-only-pwas-are-hard-but-now-apple-made-them-impossible.html) about Apple killing PWAs but I don't feel strongly about it, largely because I've stopped caring about the web as an application platform.
The web is great for static information pages and low-fi UI prototyping, but for everything else just use the native toolkit.
Conclusion: Fuck web apps, native GTK rules. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
@tbernard Its not even about the app distribution, there doesn't exist a commercial OS that isn't from a megacorp apart from Elementary OS
Like you could get android with fdroid or windows with 3rd party installers but do you trust the OS itself?
@tbernard 1000% agree, and found myself saying similar things yesterday!
I tend to find myself opposing PWAs, arguing that off you want to run arbitrary (peer-to-peer/clientside) cross-platform apps you should design a new suite of standards that is actually feasable to reimplement & secure! But I'd rather you use open standards to let me find or develop a nice app specifically for me & my choice of OS.
@tbernard If your target audience is people running a GNOME-based distro, then yeah!
I'm in this tiny niche and I am happy to get beautiful gtk apps. I hadn't realized there was much of crowd building gnu/linux-only apps on top of web views but what do I know.
On the other hand I am pretty sure the majority production software doing this web app thing end up there because they need to deliver it to as many users as they can with limited engineering resources.
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