re: Building a Desktop App with Vue: Vuido VIEW POST


But that's the problem with Vue libraries -- the ecosystem is still frustratingly immature. I had a really hard time with Weex and NativeScript-Vue; so many hoops to jump through and so many errors that I gave it all up and decided to make apps in Java and Android Studio (me is Android-only guy). libui, now that I checked it, is also not maintained actively, and its future looks uncertain.

The framework itself has matured, I'd say, and can give React a run for its money. But for anybody wanting to use these other tools for serious work, please, please avoid them.

Trying to write a GUI in PHP or a game in Elixir sounds fun, but is really not for the long-term.


libui, now that I checked it, is also not maintained actively, and its future looks uncertain.

I don't have any plans on using Vuido and libui, but the latter just had a release on September 1st, 2 in August, several in May, isn't that active enough for you?


The whole status section on its Github doesn't inspire what I'd call confidence. Here's the first two lines:

It has come to my attention that I have not been particularly clear about how usable or feature-complete libui is, and that this has fooled many people into expecting more from libui right this moment than I have explicitly promised to make available. I apologize for not doing this sooner.

Also, sorry but "active enough" isn't what I'm looking for from a library. It needs to be mature and decently popular.


Well, one is free to explore to any extent; it's just that they should know the possible future pain.

like I said I have no plans to use either of them

To be honest, I don't understand how my comment had anything to do with you. 😂 I commented on the original post, and you jumped in on my comment (not that you're not welcome! 😛).

Anyway, what I'd like to say in conclusion is that I'm so tired of hype-driven, myopic promotion of libraries. Something allows you to display a button on the screen and integrates with something obscure and everyone starts jumping at it. I've been bitten in the arse before with this wild, pointless enthusiasm, and I'll continue to wage the holy war against it. 😊

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