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Oasis 2.17.0 / Oasis-Desktop 1.3.0

Hi all. Lots of time and energy has been put into these releases by lots of folks. Give them a shot. Please report bugs in the issue trackers!

Now: 4-day weekend!

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Big thanks to friends who contributed to this release:

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Voted # Oasis 2.17.0 / Oasis-Desktop 1.3.0 Hi all. Lots of time and energy has
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Stream of consciousness:

Please report bugs in the issue trackers!

^ Please! I'd love to keep technical convos on GitHub where they can be kept track of, that way I can just have fun and be social on SSB. I've noticed that I have a hard time getting excited about SSB when my mentions/inbox become a bug/feature tracker for projects I've contributed to.

I'm not sure what to do about folks that don't have a GitHub account -- maybe this thread is the right place? I want to fix problems, I just also want to be able to separate out fun social time and fun coding time. Dunno how to best do that.

Love y'all and having fun working on SSB stuff, just trying to figure out how to do it better. ❤

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Why does the oasis desktop app not throw up a window with the UI like patchwork does? Feels weird, i like it when things that feel like apps have their own windows.

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That's a great question. The first version of the desktop app did that, but it didn't have a back button. After looking through the feature requests, it seemed like we'd need to re-implement an entire browser:

  • back
  • forward
  • URL bar
  • history
  • bookmarks
  • extensions (vim shortcuts, custom colors/fonts/css, etc)

Instead, Oasis-Desktop is just a little GUI that spins up a website in the background that you can visit in your usual web browser. It'd probably be better if it just sat in your system tray instead of making a window, but some operating systems don't have system trays... 🙃

TL;DR: It's easier than making people learn the CLI and faster than re-implementing a web browser from scratch.

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