Re: Scripting in Gnome

On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 19:20, Tim Peoples wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 12:59, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 13:55, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> > > Well how about this:
> > > 
> > >
> > > 
> > > Which is basicly allows those who are HTML and javascript coders write
> > > GNOME apps in JavaScript.  This might be what the initial poster had in
> > > mind.  From the site "SashXB weblications can currently run in a simple
> > > window, in a Glade-designed UI, in a GNOME panel, or even in a
> > > console-based scripting environment."   
> > > 
> > > I don't know how robust it is but it looks like a cool project.
> > 
> > Sash is, pretty much, just Yet Another Language Binding, with a few
> > nifty differences (like browser integration).  It is not a desktop-wide
> > scripting solution.
> That... and the fact that SashXB appears to be a "busy-project" for a
> summer intern at IBM that hasn't received much work of late.  Of course,
> I could be completely wrong about all that... its just how it appeared
> when I last looked at it (about 6 months ago).
It also has a dependancy on Mozilla and is a bit overkill for what I
intended. What I was proposing was a small lightweight *generic* script
engine to be integrated into Gnome (with no external dependencies other
than the official Gnome distribution). This would provide VBA style
functionality across the desktop and be embeddable in Gnome apps (via
bonbobo). There's no need for big heavyweights like python to do this
and we certainly don't want Gnome to have dependancies on python or

For XUL style functionality, you could replace python in GDesklets with
the integrated scripting and use lots of bonobo components (XUL makes
use of hundreds of XPCOM objects to make creating desktop apps easy).


> Tim.
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>                                                       Timothy E. Peoples
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