Customize your Cinnamon desktop with Javascript

Posted by LinuxCareer on Jan 24, 2012 8:19 AM EDT; By
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We've seen, in the last years at least, a big rise of the Web in everything we do and everywhere we do it. Now, lots of people need only a browser window for work or for fun, making lots of previously-used pieces of software obsolete. With the launch of the Gnome 3 desktop environment, the Web made it's way inside our installed software in a very smart way: parts of the UI are actually writen in Javascript, a Web language by excellence. Or...maybe not that much. Fabrice Bellard wrote a PC emulator in Javascript, and here's another example: a desktop environment having important parts written in this language. So if you're feeling hacky and have some knowledge of Javascript, or even general programming concepts, this article is for you.

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