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  • teolan@lemmy.worldtoLinuxCOSMIC Store Prototype
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    2 months ago

    I wasn’t thinking about applets but more about full-blown libcosmic applications.

    Gnome Circle bas a lot of very simple apps that do just 1 thing and weight a couple MB each at worst.

    With iced such an ecosystem would be at 20MB per app, so simple " don’t 1 thing and do it right" apps would be less scalable. And I doubt you would want to have all of gnome circle as a multicall binary.











  • teolan@lemmy.worldtoLinuxCOSMIC Store Prototype
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    3 months ago

    This is not relevant to this specific post but does anyone know how if the static linking used in Rust is an issue with cosmic?

    The last time I tried building a small app with Iced it was pretty bing (20MB) even though it didn’t do much. On the other hand a GTK app in rust easily fits within 5MB.

    Anyway I’m thrilled to try cosmic out as soon as it reached the Arch repos.




  • I love flatpaks and flathub. They’re amazing for GUI apps, though there are still a couple of wrinkles that needs to be ironed out.

    I would really love if it was better with regards to cli apps and developer tooling though. As someone that uses a lot of TUI apps that seriously limit how much I can use flatpak.



  • teolan@lemmy.worldtoThe Signal messenger and protocol.Signal changelog
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    4 months ago

    I’m not too bothered about what is being sent with user consent

    For an app to be private, it shouldn’t be about “consent”, but it should be about “demand”. Send something only if the user demands it, not if they agreed to it. This goes with the principle of least surprise and the idea that the app should only act for the interest of the user.

    the constant sending of identifiable and locatable data

    Have you ever used such feature? I don’t think you understand what is being asked. We’re not talking about constant background location sharing (like I think snapchat is doing). We are talking about live location sharing with a contact or a group, for a limited period of time.

    Here how it works in Facebook Messenger. The location is shared explicitly with a specific group of people for a limited time period, and the UI should make it pretty hard to forget, and deactivate automatically after a certain time.