[Sugar-devel] idea for GSoC project

Jameson Quinn jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 13:35:54 EDT 2009

I'm going to link this thread from the ideas page, so I wanted to copy from
the other thread:

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 4:14 AM, Bryan Berry <bryan at olenepal.org> wrote:
[Javascript+html5 dev tools] don't compare [with Flash] currently but they
are developing rapidly,
particularly aptana http://www.aptana.com. The great thing about aptana
is that there is for-profit company behind it that seems to do a good
job of sponsoring open-source development.

Also, Apple, Palm, and maybe Android are pushing for js+html5 for all
apps place of flash.

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 Jameson Quinn <jameson.quinn at gmail.com> wrote:
I think that for a GSoC project, we care less about development kits/IDEs
like aptana, than about desktop-apps-with-AJAX solutions like Appcelerator
Titanium, Mozilla Prism (and in closed-source world, Adobe AIR and Curl). I
think it would be a great project to take Titanium or Prism and make a
generic sugar-like hello-world which used Javascript to save to the journal,
set some tags, open a file, coexist with Rainbow, and have a sugary toolbar.
Whether you worked on that activity with Aptana or whatever is a separate

Disclaimer: I know nothing under the hood about any of the products
mentioned here, so I could be totally wrong.

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