2 days ago

#VSCode cannot even render text at 60 FPS on my 2013 laptop. Any other program does, even games.

#Electron is a waste of resources. A high price to pay for the convenience of easy multiplatform applications.

But sure, just go ahead and buy new #hardware. Everyone has so much #money these days, right? Just chuck your old stuff in the bin. Just look how shiny this new device is!

#javascript #typescript #webdev #apps #dev

Astra Kernel :verified:
5 days ago

✨ Intro to Tauri: The Electron alternative

👉 Build cross-platform native applications using virtually any web framework and a Rust back end

#rustlang #electron #programming #javascript #sveltekit

via @TauriApps

Tauri app screenshot
1 week ago

I love the idea of #OrgMode instead of a heavy #Electron based #PKM (ahem #Logseq, #Obsidian, etc). But I need to also use it on #iOS.

Do any of you have a solution or recommendation for using orgmode on iOS devices? I know orgmode is just #PlainText, but typing on iOS is already a high friction point for me, let alone the extra formatting.

Do you use another app or system for capturing on iOS that funnels into your orgmode system? I'd love to hear about it!

FWIW, I'm using Logseq atm.

Jupiter Rowland
1 week ago
@f4grx Sebastien @DeepBlue V7.X I guess that may be because they're #Electron apps. They're written in #JavaScript, and they require pretty much an entire built-in #Chromium browser to run.

Even #HelloWorld would be close to 100MB in Electron.
Asahi 95 :linux:
1 week ago

@DeveloperMemes An app without #Electron is the best app

#YoutubeMusic #music #lytdybr

#открылДляСебя Youtube Music. Есть поток рекомендаций, в отличие от охуевшего #Яндекс​а; нет скробблинга в #LastFM. Но есть «десктопный» клиент на #Electron, который ресурсы жрет как не в себя (при этом скробблинг всё равно не работает).

Закрыл Youtube Music.

Ondine Bruch
2 weeks ago

Why it’s better not to use desktop versions of messengers such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal

"- All of them are built on the Electron framework, which means that the Chromium browser may be outdated and have security vulnerabilities.

- The encryption keys can be easily stolen unlike their mobile counterparts

-RATs represent threats against which desktop messenger clients are practically defenseless."

#cybersecurity #signal #whatsapp #electron #vulnerability #malware

2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago

En una hora lanzará un nuevo #Electron desde Wallops, Virginia.

Daniel Fischer
2 weeks ago

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility supported the successful launch of a #RocketLab #Electron rocket at 22:39 UTC March 16, from Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia: - the mission, named “Stronger Together,” carried two, 100-kilogram commercial satellites to low-Earth orbit for #CapellaSpace.

Picture provided by RocketLab
Daniel Fischer
2 weeks ago

Lift-off of the #Electron!

Daniel Fischer
2 weeks ago

T minus 5 minutes til the next #Electron launch from Wallops Island: webcast at

Mark Gardner ‍:sdf:
2 weeks ago

@gizmomathboy @ovid @mcgrew It’s that every #Electron app is its own #Chromium and #Node runtime and process. They don’t use a shared engine like the #WebOS apps likely did.

If you want to see the difference find some Electron apps that are also available in #PWA form and run them all via the same browser app.

Westport Observatory
2 weeks ago

Team #RocketLab has rescheduled the launch of an #Electron rocket from #Wallops to Wednesday. The company said the launch is scheduled for between 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and could be visible here 90 seconds or so after the launch. The Electron is carrying two radar imaging satellites for Capella Space.

AstroKiste 🏴
2 weeks ago

#measurement of the #specific #charge of the #electron.
with only rough #estimates of the measured values we calculated 1.65E-31 kg for the electron mass which is in the correct order of magnitude.

Rocky Carr
3 weeks ago

@JHunt I’ve been using #OnlyOffice for the modern interface, but it because it’s #Electron, there are a number of frustrations. I kind of wish that #LibreOffice had a “lite” version. I don’t need the mountain of features that it offers.

3 weeks ago

I HATE #electron apps...I know it makes cross-platform development easy or even easier on a single platform if all you have are web developers... but god, do they suck...slow and way too resource heavy.. even on a higher-end machine, they are painful to use.

3 weeks ago

发一个推特版简历 #Resume#Bytedance #小程序 #reactnative #工业软件 #CAD #TypeScript #NodeJS #Vue #React #Vite #Electron 然后二本软件工程。

@T0xF01AE @koma


Wee Germaan

True !
My one and only beloved #NimbusNotes is also #Electron based iirc :blobcatthinking:

3 weeks ago

@koma is a cool looking #website but it feels very much #WorkInProgress right now .

Btw I didn't know that foam was a thing that existed.

But I still feel like Obsidian is the more complete product.

Kind of wish that #Markdown #Notetaking apps weren't all built on #electron - but what can you do - a tool is a tool regardless of what #technology is used to create it.

#obsidianmd #Foam #zettelkasten

Mark Moxon
3 weeks ago

Brand new release for the Acorn Electron!

You can now play enhanced Elite, with:

* Flicker-free planets and ships
* Escape capsule animation
* High-fidelity planets
* Improved stardust


* Download as SSD or UEF:

* Technical information:

* Info about flicker-free Elite:

If anyone manages to run this on real hardware, let me know how it goes!


#Acorn #Electron #retrogaming #retrocomputing #8bit #bbcmicro

Hendrik Mans 🚀
3 weeks ago

I have an idea for a small cross-platform desktop app that I'd want to build using #Electron. I'm a complete Electron newb – what are my options for data persistence? Can I just plop a SQLite in there or something similar?

Brett Kosinski
3 weeks ago

So now that the #Teams desktop client is deprecated for Linux, I've installed the PWAsForFirefox extension, installed Teams as a #PWA, and now my experience is *so much better*.

First, all the features.

Second, #Firefox has first class Wayland support, so it looks great.

Third, screensharing is functional again thanks to Pipewire integration.

I'm now fully of the opinion that #Electron (and similar) should die and PWAs should be the way of the future for non-native desktop app experiences.

IT News
3 weeks ago

What Does an Electron Look Like? - In school, you probably learned that an atom was like a little solar system with t... - #electron #science

Mark Moxon
3 weeks ago

I've found some spare memory in the Acorn Electron version of Elite, and I've used this to improve the original game in four different ways.

This clip demonstrates all of them. Can you work out what I've improved?

#acorn #electron #retrogaming #retrocomputing #8bit #bbcmicro

Not a Wizard
4 weeks ago

Was watching an interview on Youtube with Tony Oakden (ABug 12 - How Acorn Electron games launched my career) when near the end they mentioned this book.

And then it dawned on me! Hey I own that! I had never even opened it.

haha how many times have you bought something, put it on a shelf to look at later, only to completely forget you ever got it?

Hm, that reminds me. I think I have a couple of recent(ish) Amiga books unopened too.

#acorn #bbcmicro #electron #retrocomputing #retrogaming

My hand holding up a copy of the book "Acorn - a world in pixels" published by Desine.

The cover image is a voxel version of the Acorn Computers logo with characters from various Acorn games climbing over or flying around it.
1 month ago

One of the fascinating things about discussing Electron as a way of delivering applications is that there are many people who don’t seem to be bothered by the lack of standard OS features in the platform.

There are many apps that I use specifically because I know I will want to use them as part of an automation workflow on my Mac. If I can’t do that then I won’t use the app.

Do other OSes not have that same uniformity of platform features?

#MacOS #Electron #Windows

Red Hot Rocket :verified:
1 month ago

Lets talk about recovery 🚁 or…. Rather 🛥️, they are making #electron more waterproof. It seems like they’re going to drop the helicopter and just fish the booster straight out of the ocean. Peter Beck has mentioned in the past that marine vessels are way more expensive than helicopters. So this decision might have an impact on the margins. Next recovery mission is somewhere in 1H 2023.

I just already tried the client #Whalebird which is based on #electron framework... and works fine, it's a good option for the desktop. here's the webpage:

Scientific Frontline
1 month ago

A #laser pulse surfing in the wake of an #electron beam pulse could get upshifted from visible to extreme #ultraviolet light, simulations done at the University of Michigan have shown.
#Engineering #Physics #Technology #sflorg

Jobs for Developers
1 month ago

Iron Fish is hiring Software Engineer

🔧 #javascript #rust #typescript #electron #react #node #cryptocurrency
🌎 Remote; San Francisco, United States
⏰ Full-time
💰 $90k - $210k (Estimate)
🏢 Iron Fish

Job details
#jobalert #jobsearch #hiring

#QuantumMechanics assumes that an electron remains as a particle inside an atom and there is a probability density function for the location of this particle inside an atom. Before quantum mechanics, some proposed that an #electron actually spread out as a charge cloud with a physical density function.

Both photons and electrons are extremely small. The chances of a photon hitting an electron and gets reflected is almost zero. Yet #light gets reflected by metal.

Particle physicists often compare an #electron that is kicked out of some matter to a #photon (#light) that is kicked out of some other matter. An electron carries a negative charge and has a mass. A photon has no mass. We know that metals conduct #electricity (flow of charges) mainly on its surface. Is the flow of charges due to the flow of electrons? I believe charges flow on their own. Is a #charge with no mass a matter? Is a photon a matter? Can matter exist without #mass or size?

1 month ago

New measurement of electron magnetic moment continues to agree with the Standard Model:
#electron #measurement #magnetic #particle #physics #StandardModel

katch wreck
1 month ago

"Here, we demonstrate a conceptually new type of scanning probe microscope—the quantum twisting microscope (QTM)...With the addition of a continuously scanned twist angle between the tip and sample, this microscope probes electrons along a line in momentum space similar to how a scanning tunnelling microscope probes electrons along a line in real space."

#microscope #quantumTunneling #graphene #coherence #interference #measurement #experiment #nanotechnology #electron

@d2i всего одно слово - #electron

1 month ago

New paper outlines Xray measurement technique and analysis procedure to make the best use of collected photons @EuropeanXFEL. The resulting data is close to the photon shot-noise limit. Review of set-up by Le Guyader et al, with @ProfCompMod, now in the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation:

#xfel #xray #free #electron #laser #spectroscopy

katch wreck
1 month ago

"as..temperature and channel widths are increased, the electron fluid flow undergoes a Knudsen-to-Gurzhi transition from the ballistic to the viscous regime characterized by a channel conductance that exceeds the ballistic limit, as well as suppressed charge accumulation against the barriers. Our results are well modeled by finite element simulations of two-dimensional viscous current flow, and they illustrate how Fermi liquid flow evolves",width%2C%20and%20temperature

#electron #graphene #fluidics

Hab mich da vor ein paar Monaten zum angucken registriert.
Alle mir angezeigten Personen sind aktuell nich über 1000km entfernt und wie es aussieht einige Fake-Accounts.
Soll aber kein negatives Fazit sein. Das kann ich von meiner nicht suchenden Warte aus gar nicht und wenn dann erst in ein paar Jahren, wenn es eine große Nutzerzahl gäbe.
Finde es jedenfalls ein super Projekt. :kissdp:

#dating #flatpak #electron #linux

1 month ago

Tinder für Hacker!?

Mit Alovoa gibt es eine Dating-App als Flatpak. Ein ungewöhnliches Genre in der Open-Source-Welt.

#Dating #Flatpak #Electron #Linux

Scientific Frontline
1 month ago

A new experiment was the first time to observe how the #hydrated #electron acts on the solution over its life.
#Chemistry #sflorg

Physics Magazine
1 month ago

The electron may be catching up to the muon in terms of its ability to test the standard model through "g-2" measurements.

And since I am sharing a g-2 story, I'm going to link to our cartoon about the so-called muon g-2 anomaly because it was our first cartoon and it was really good.

#physicsmagazine #sciencemastodon #physicsnews #sciencejournalism #sciencenews #physics #academicmastodon #g2 #muon #electron #fundamentalconstants #cartoon

2 months ago

@markmetz tooling to build desktop apps with JavaScript. But, unlike #electron, it's based on Rust and uses the native renderer...

R. L. Dane
2 months ago


Ahh, #Electron. Of course. That bloats everything.

Was the iOS version any slimmer?

Does anyone have experience to share making apps with Tauri? Looking for something that provides an easy way to develop cross-platform apps with slick UIs but also minimizes the security attack surface. Tauri looks like a promising option, but I don't know much about it.

#electron #tauri #code #software

David Runge
2 months ago

It's sad to see how terrible #electron is as a framework. I know of no stable desktop application using it. E.g. the #element #matrix client keeps on crashing randomly with a #SIGTRAP on one of my machines (with electron 21 and 22).

Mark Gardner ‍:sdf:
2 months ago

@davew @AbeEstrada @marcoarment It’s great for what it is, but the advantages of cross-platform abstraction diminish if and when you want more interop with the surrounding OS while maintaining feature parity. You write enough shims for native APIs, you might as well be writing native code.

And the processor, memory, and resulting energy suck is real. Users with many #Electron apps hate that.

Mark Gardner ‍:sdf:
2 months ago

@AbeEstrada @marcoarment @davew Sometimes there’s a difference, sometimes not. The software world is littered with examples of the dream of cross-platform lowest-common-denominator development via web technologies. #Electron #Cordova #ReactNative

Baloo Uriza
2 months ago

@jollyrogue Though this does also remind me that #AppImage is also a turd, especially when deb and RPM exist. And I'm going to have to call out #Facebook for making the #Mapillary uploader an #Electron toy wrapped in AppImage, which gives an end result that is both worse and clunkier than the web uploader they dropped or the command line tools they stopped maintaining.

Baloo Uriza
2 months ago

I feel like #Electron doesn't take anywhere nearly as much shit as it deserves to. #Android didn't need #WebView "apps that are just one-website browsers". We definitely didn't need to reheat that turd on the desktop.

2 months ago

Auftrag: Eine App mit #Angular 9 (aktuell 15), #Electron 4 (aktuell: 22) und diversen anderen Packages auf den aktuellen Stand bringen.

Wünscht mir Glück.

Luke Johnson (retro version)
2 months ago

#introduction time! By day, I'm a PhD student in biomedical engineering at #UBC in Vancouver, but by night I do interesting things with an #Acorn #Electron

At least, *I* think they're interesting things...

This is my flashy new retro-focused alt account. My boring daily account is

2 months ago

Context: if you follow #deltachat_desktop discussions on the #deltachat forum you might already know that we're planning to move #deltachat_desktop from #electron to #tauri in the future. But porting the desktop client is a big effort (our move to #jsonrpc was one step into this direction).
So I made this small sample project to check tauri out.
It's a nice side effect if the emoji picker is useful by itself, maybe we could even build a community for the emoji picker.

Mark Gardner ‍:sdf:
2 months ago

@trs Also #V8 is the modern #JVM, #NodeJS is the #JDK, and #Electron is #Java on the #desktop.

Well, I desoldered the socket from the Issue 6 #Acorn #Electron board, cleaned it up, fixed a couple of damaged traces and placed a PGA socket.

Turns out that with a replaced IC18 and a couple of repaired traces (and a cracked via filled with solder) it works just fine. The memory corruption and timing problems I saw with the Synertek gate array in the Issue 4 Electron don't seem to manifest.

I did replace the Rockwell #6502A with a Synertek one, just so it'd be in spec.

An Acorn Electron with its lid open and set back so that the mainboard is visible.  The machine is running the attract loop of Zalaga, Orlando's very fine clone of Galaga.

Goodness me... wrapping my head around context isolation and IPC in #Electron has been a pain, but I think I might have finally cracked it!

Collin Donnell
2 months ago

Mostly, I am just sick of all these stupid #Electron apps and wish there was something else.

Christopher Becke
2 months ago

This was Tuesday’s #RocketLab #Electron rocket launch from #NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginians Eastern shore. I was 80 miles away in Williamsburg VA.

First pic is a few 30 second exposures of the first stage.

Next is a composite of several thousand (underexposed) video frames showing the track of first and second stages along with star trails and planes.

Finally, zooming in, you can see the flashes of the falling fairing halves, which were naked eye visible.

Bright orange streak rising from trees in the horizon curving to the right in a darkening sky. Reflected in the water below.
Bright yellow streak rising from the horizon, turning orange and red, reflected in the water below. Streak ends, followed by dim white curving path of second stage. Star trails and airplane lights track in the sky.
Bright downward curve of the second stage with two dotted trails below, made of flashing reflections of the falling payload fairing halves.
Patrick H. Lauke
2 months ago

you know what immediately pulls me out of the illusion of "hey, it's a native app!" that just turns out to be an #electron app? when things like text/content selection on the UI elements, and general image and link drag'n'drop behaviour from regular browsers is not suppressed. makes the whole thing feel weirdly brittle, and the artifice is exposed...

2 months ago

The Flatpak repo for Signal has instructions for switching Electron to Wayland, but it's buggy in some annoying ways:

#wayland #flatpak #linuxdesktop #signal #electron

Sebastian :coffefied:
2 months ago

@GossiTheDog The entire #Microsoft #Teams app is a one big bug called #Electron / #Chromium…😂

the amount of missinformation on how browsers and toolkits like #Electron work is pretty incredible.

Newsflash: Embedded browsers have existed since waaaaaaaaaaaay before Electron and even the IE based ones worked fine most of the time. If you've played any MMOs in the 2000s to 2010s you'll know their IE embed based launchers very well.

And you don't need an embedded browser to fuck up themeing either, Java did that decades ago.

Thomas Adam
2 months ago

#x11cp #archaic #application

#xtt (XTimeTable) is an application written by Matt Chapman (of fame).

It's a simple application written in #x11 (using #libxpm) to display recurring events throughout the working week -- which in this case is a static timetable of university lectures.

The entries shown can be colour-coded (via X11 colour names - which would have been in rgb.txt).

The day's schedule is assumed to be static -- that is, one entry per hour, and a working day of 09:05 - 17:05 -- hence there can only ever be 9 entries per day at most.

I really like this application as it shows just how versatile this application could be - as well as it not being over-engineered to use #electron, which is precisely what many people writing something like this now would use.



Testing new feature in #Nozbe #Electron app. Multiple windows support 😍 Made by @radex 👏🏻

Coming soon in Nozbe for Windows and macOS 🤓

2 windows of Nozbe app on mac.
Mark Gardner ‍:sdf:
3 months ago

@supernovae @Migueldeicaza Right, but the OP was about desktop #Electron and the reply was about app stores which are mostly for mobile. There was a kerfuffle a few years back about #Apple rejecting Electron apps due to private API usage, but the framework and build process was fixed.

Mark Gardner ‍:sdf:
3 months ago

@supernovae @Migueldeicaza Bit of an #Apple to orange comparison there, as #Electron is a desktop framework

Mauve 👁💜
3 months ago

BTW, if anyone is looking for a #gig to get @agregore published across some of the major platforms, I'd love to chat.

Ideally you'll have published an Electron app to either Windows/Mac OS/Ubuntu/AUR.

Boosts appreciated.

#jobs #windows #mac #ubuntu #aur #electron

Ed Voncken
3 months ago

@coregaze @erikarn What a great #retrocomputing story - another #Acorn #Electron saved ;-) Perhaps some folks over at StarDot could use a similar fix for their aging Elks.

3 months ago

Can anyone recommend a *supported* embedded database for #nodejs that works well with #electron and can work with structured data?

The main recommendation seems to be SQLite, but that's a pain to use in Electron because it has native components. Many other options I've looked at haven't been updated in years, or else explicitly say they aren't maintained any more.

Westport Observatory
3 months ago

The #RocketLab crew will try again tonight, 12/18, at 6 pm to launch an #Electron rocket from #NASA's #Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. If it stays clear, you may see it soar above New England about 90 seconds after launch.

I do not like #Electron but I'm also not a fan of #Emacs. However, I appreciate the self-deprecating humor.

"We are not the same" meme with actor Giancarlo Esposito from breaking bad. He's in a gray suit posing for the camera adjusting his necktie with a casual "I don't care who you think you are" look.

Three lines of text are overlayed. The top text reads "Your text editor runs inside a web browser" with the logo of Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

The middle text reads "My web browsers runs inside a text editor" with the logo of GNU Emacs.

The bottom text reads "We are not the same".
Peter Sterne
4 months ago

As some of you know, I'm helping to build a free and open-source transcription app for journalists called Stage Whisper.

Unfortunately, our lead front-end dev had to step away from the project a bit, so right now we're looking for some more #Electron, #Reactjs and #javascript devs to contribute:

4 months ago

What client for #matrix are you using on your desktop (preferable #FreeBSD and #Linux )? #Element seems to be the standard but it's made with #electron and this is not acceptable. I am mostly using #nheko but the UI is not to my satifaction. In short, I don't like it.

Pulsar Edit
4 months ago

Hello, world! This is Pulsar Edit, the community led hackable text editor! We are a team of people that used Atom, and in our desire to keep our favorite editor around, we've come together under this new name! If you want to keep up with us there's a few ways to do that, that are in our bio. We could use all the support and feedback you can give us to help us now and into the future!

#opensource #texteditor #programming #community #javascript #electron #node #nodejs

4 months ago

it's going to be super bad for Mozilla's legacy if it turns out that Jack fucking Dorsey builds the alternative mobile OS that challenges the Apple/Google duopoly.

#Mozilla should've been all over projects like #Electron, #ChromeOS, #KaiOS and the #Framework laptop. Mozilla Foundation should've researched the future they wanted to build instead of dumping money into making Youtube (owned by their biggest competitor) slightly less fascist.

We should never forgive the the 2010s tech activism grift, flush with cash dedicated to making huge companies "less evil" despite a constant slide towards a barbaric technofuture. And for what? Who gives a shit about your design ethics when the whole thing can be wiped out in an instant by a strategic purchase.

Mozilla Corp and Foundation had access to talent, goodwill and community to be the leaders of a true alternative to FAANG.

Instead, the world's best browser is stagnant; infused with a featureless password manager, a resold third party VPN and a 'me too' email relay plugin.

The Foundation is busy attending to "trustworthy" AI, "re-imagining" web monetisation thru tech (a legislation issue) and trying to make their unaccountable competitors ethical. "New approaches to data stewardship," an absolute surrender to the violent status quo of the serialisation of everything.

Robin Berjon
4 months ago

In #Electron, has anyone built a `BrowserView` that tracks a (custom) element's size and position? The docs strongly encourage avoiding <webview> but embedding is hard to beat.