I often see people talking about the fact that they like a certain open-source application, but ‘it’s a shame it’s on Electron’; what does this mean? Is it a privacy thing or a resource thing?

Nathan John Cooper
2urte bat

So, I assume there’s not an Electron alternative that is able to port internet desktop applications without any privacy or resource issues?

5urte bat

There is Tauri which is very similar but claims to have a lower resource usage and be more secure.

There isn’t an alternative, Electron actually does its job well for what it is. It’s basically a slimmed down browser that’s customizable and runs on all systems, it’s just that it takes a ton of effort to optimize it, and for some reason most people using it aren’t very experienced.

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