I could explain to you what the usability issues with free software are but it’s an upstream issue.
@aral ... and an uphill battle. ;-) j/k
@aral Would that be an ID - ten - T user error?😂
@dpwiz @aral Its capitalism at its best. They don't want to spend writing clients passionately for multiple platforms as they really don't care about those platforms. They just want something quick and dirty which works everywhere.
Also look at some SDK's of the API's some services provide they only give ios, android and JS SDK. They don't really care about other platforms and these horrible apps are making their way to make our GNU/Linux experience horrible.
@dpwiz @aral If we look at proper free software projects, many of them want to diversify and write clients in whatever technology the developer likes it to be. For example though riot is the electron client from new vector for matrix, it came from venture capital. Nheko is a Qt based client, Fractal is for gnome. Not powerful as the JS one but still there are alternatives and proper free software projects encourage such alternatives to develop.
@pavi @aral Given the limited resources at everyone's disposal I'd bet the alternative for Electron apps would be "Linux commies can go fuck themselves", not a proper native app, even in one of the major toolkits.
Is this is that's killing free software, general availability of shitty proprietary apps?
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