For me it is about having options. I don't want the Electron-based SSB software to go away, I don't want to replace them. What I for people to have multiple options so that those who want to use non-Electron apps have something they can use.
It's an old argument @zelf !
Many nerds (fairly) make the "resource hog" argument, while other nerds make the "accessibility" argument. i.e. all good running a light client that run from the terminal, but that's not accessible enough for the people I'm trying to serve.
The sweet spot would be a way to make installers for all platforms (accessible), which just uses existing tools in the OS to allow you to interact (e.g. a web browser like firefox)
Electron is basically Chrome. Every Electron app you launch on your machine is the equivalent of opening another Chrome. Some people — named SoapDog — think this is too wasteful and would rather have something more nimble around.
Electron is very convenient for developers. It is really easy to use compared to the alternatives. It is just a hog on the end user machine (depending on the machine and the end user).
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