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Offline Zbig

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Web site to check whether an app is built with Electron?
« on: December 21, 2021, 12:58:16 pm »
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--- Strongly opinionated "Old man yells at cloud"-style rant begins here ---
I hate Electron "apps"*) with passion. Most of the times when I invest my time to research and try some new thing all the kids are raving about only to find out it's built with Electron, I consider it a time wasted and promptly uninstall the thing not to stink up the place for other real apps. If only I had known in advance... Is there a website somewhere made by some fellow mad hater to quickly look up an application and simply tell "Yup, it's Electron" or "It's clean"? And if not, should I consider making one? The list at https://www.electronjs.org/apps is not complete and I often find myself burned with stuff that's not listed there.

*) I use the term "app" here loosely as I refuse to acknowledge these artifacts as actual applications. These are websites with a desktop icon as far as I'm concerned.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2021, 01:03:58 pm by Zbig »
 

Offline AntiProtonBoy

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Re: Web site to check whether an app is built with Electron?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2021, 03:22:39 am »
Just download and run? You'll find out soon enough. But I totally understand your gripe with Electron apps.
 


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