They have a way to go to equal a good interpreter (Squeak does 11M sends, 525M ops on the same machine), but this is finally becoming a serious programming medium! Isn't it nice to have all the browser makers working for us!
>I noticed that the UI is quite slow in comparison to another JS
>based UIs like the one@<http://www.meebo.com>www.meebo.com
>Will it get better?
Hi, Jiri -
I sure hope so.
Now is the time for the SVG folks to start doing some of the same
Kernel could run *much* faster with just a bit of work. If no one
does this, eventually we will, but for now we'll keep holding a
carrot out there to see what others can do.
Our current priorities are
> Explore high-security variants (Caja etc)
> Experiment with end-user programming and easy wiki-like web content creation
> Explore possibilities of multi-user web pages (ie, collaboration)
> Build the ultimate power-user web programming tool
None of this is about performance... yet.
At any point we (or some of you out there in Lurky-Land) could work
on a faster Canvas model (but beware text), do a lively plugin (we
did this once already), or even link to native widgets. Right now,
though, our current strategy leaves the entire system much more
malleable, and therefore a better vehicle for these explorations.