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I would like to stop and genuinely thank the devs and anyone that contributed to NW.js for allowing users to work outside the sandbox. Fucking sandboxes these days make developing editors and tooling a bunch of bullshit hassle. I understand why, but it makes an entire class of software that much more difficult to develop.
And on a semirelated note, I decided to go with nw.js because unlike electron, I don't have to tell users "just install these two gigabytes of npm dependencies *from off the net after already downloading the main application*, dependencies that could break at any time at all for any reason."
Does anyone even bundle their dependencies any more or is this something only clinically insane people like myself do?
Because last I checked most users still don't know how to debug console autobarf when a single command goes awry due to something obscure like a version conflict between two brittle cogs in the organ grinder known as package management.
Edit: also, nw.js startup times and memory requirements are relatively sane compared to electron.3
Man... NW.js (node-webkit) apps are a piece of garbage on Ubuntu. After wake from sleep every app is using 100% CPU or hangs. Spotify, Slack, Postman, Jetbrains Toolbox.
I miss native apps... Or MacOS. I don't know anymore.3