Hey guys so I was testing out a Manjaro Forum desktop app which is powered by libelectron and it works very well so I thought it would be great for you guys to integrate into Manjaro for quick and convenient access when they need to ask questions,submit feedback etc. You could even add a quick access button it it from the Manjaro Hello application.
If you guys are interested in it than I can upload the code to my gitlab and make a AUR package which I can update and maintain
because this can be a integrated and convenient desktop application for users with a click away and apart of the system.
“A “Desktop App” as you say in this context, is nothing more as a fixed web-page that is opened using the default web-browser of the system already…”
Except it isn’t, it’s a application made for it, that would be more like me opening chrome and making a desktop shortcut, this isn’t the same or changes the coding I put into my desktop software to make it a lighter application made for each app.
Electron uses chrome/chromium, so it’s exactly the same as opening chrome, and very much the same ass opening another browser. So it’s not lighter. In fact, it’s actually heavier, seeing as it’s 100 odd M.B. of disk space that you don’t uses for the forum at the moment. And that’s for one (1) website. While you can access a lot more and do a lot more on as many websites as you want.
I’ve already tested this and it doesn’t, I made the switch from compiled due to the bloated nature of have multiple compiled apps on the system and was a concerning issue I heard from people so I eventually made the switch and now it’s the same software but now you save a looot more space. Again I have shown proof that even with multiple desktop apps I have made it’s lighter than Firefox with only 1 tab open currently.
it isn’t what it provides that the forum itself doesn’t, it provides a dedicated desktop app like Spotify or any other desktop app for a service for example but with this it can be more integrated into manjaros ecosystem as a official or unofficial app for it that people will have instant access too
It can be but with the way I programmed it and set up my package it doesn’t need to, unlike a desktop shortcut this application is not a web shortcut. It is coded my me and made for the dedicated task.
It is lighter in ram resources and with the way I have programmed it the applications are also smaller put together compared to simple browser while not being just a website shortcut.