@deshipu Java apps aren't native either (except on Android), Electron is just more popular these days

Requiring libc (or other libs, or a Python runtime, or even gjs) from the system is fine, that is how it should be! OTOH if a C program comes statically compiled against some libc and an alien toolkit, it's not native, too


@bugaevc @deshipu If a Python runtime on the host system is fine for your definition of cross-platform, then I fail to see how Electron apps (distributed essentially as .js files which use a separately packaged "electron" runtime to launch on Arch Linux) don't meet that definition.

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