Re: Scripting in Gnome

On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 13:40, jamie wrote:
> > 
> 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
> suchlike.

Yes, that's why I was leaning towards SpiderMonkey.  It's small, easily
embedable, and gobs of people already know Javascript.

My belief is that my end results would only require a single shared
library in order to function properly (similar to the orignial intent
of those dreaded VBRUN.DLL files used by visual basic).  Luckily, *nix
shared objects are so much better than the DLL-HELL found in


                                                      Timothy E. Peoples
                                                   Have Camel, Will Code
                                                         tim toolman org

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