Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Except to run Adobe Air applications you needed to install/distribute the proprietary closed-source Adobe Air runtime.

Electron may be open source in theory, but it's developed by a fairly insular group that actively rejects improvements to portability. Getting FreeBSD patches merged back into Node was hard enough, the Electron crew simply rejects them.

Have you ever tried to build something like Electron of VS Code on FreeBSD? It's horrendous.

Applications are open for YC Winter 2020

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact