Webapps for developers

Ryan Lerch rlerch at redhat.com
Fri Jan 23 19:26:09 UTC 2015

On 01/23/2015 02:18 PM, Peter Laursen wrote:
> I think focus for Fedora Desktop  is sliding when this talk about " .. 
> for developers" comes up.  Developers can figure out themselves how to 
> install whatever of that kind (with or without RPM packages) . I 
> thought focus of Fedora Desktop was "for ordinary computer users" and 
> not "for developers" primarily.
> What does *DESKTOP* mean? It is the one sitting 40 centimeters from 
> your nose, simply. Media, codecs, social networking apps etc. is what 
> it is about.  Forget about "webapps" in a "Desktop" edition (as a 
> default install at least).
> -- P eter

I think there is a little confusion on the definition of "Web App" in 
the context of this thread. We are *not* talking about, say installing 
Wordpress from the fedora repos so you can set up a wordpress instance 
on your machine. Web apps in this context means that you could install a 
package for "github" on your desktop, so it provides you a menu entry in 
GNOME Shell, and when opened it provides a stripped down web browser 
that just opens github.com. An added benefit of doing it this way is 
that it behaves as a "application" in the workstation, so you can 
alt-tab between other windows and "github".


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