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Re: Web versions

From: Taylan Kammer
Subject: Re: Web versions
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2021 09:26:36 +0100
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On 06.03.2021 22:30, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:
> WebAssembly has access to POSIX APIs?

Of course not.  What made you think THAT?  As I said, a "little" more
machinery would be needed.

> If POSIX APIs are not available to WebAssembly, then there is no reason
> to even consider porting GNU software, unless Rohit is volunteering to
> write a WebAssembly-platform-specific kernel and the backend support for
> GCC?

Tadaa!  Just from the top Google result for "linux in browser."

No, I don't think anyone's volunteering right now to develop a
JS/WASM-based environment that's fully prepared to run GNU software
compiled to WASM, but it's certainly a cute idea.  Let people have their
fun with creative ideas.  You never know what comes out of it eventually.

As a software developer, I sometimes have to connect to a client's PC
with commercial remote support software and try to find out whether they
have something stupid going on in their network, or if it's really my
application that's misbehaving.  In times like that, I wish I had quick
access to some Unix-like environment with helpful tools like netcat and
nmap on the client's end.

If I could just open a browser on the client's PC and visit a website
that boots up a GNU/Linux with useful tools like that, it would be
pretty amazing.

- Taylan

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