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Is there an equivalent to the Electron JS that uses the Firefox engine instead of Chromium?

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When it comes to making cross platform apps, I know there's lots of solutions out there. However, It somewhat bugs me that the bulk of the ones that allow for the usage of Javascript/Typescript* for the frontend are based either on Google-developed tech (Electron, CEF, etc), or Facebook (React Native, etc).

Doing an internet search does not (easily) reveal of there are any initiatives to have something along the lines of "like Electron, but uses Quantum instead of Chromium".

Does such a project exist?

Thank you in advance!


  • Yes I know JS and TS are not as performant as C/C++/Rust/etc. That issue, (and whether to use technologies such as QT, GTK, etc.) is worthy of an entirely separate discussion that is out of scope for the purposes of this question.

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You'll probably have better luck using gecko than quantum.

Mozilla had one for a while, but discontinued it many years ago: https://github.com/mozilla/positron

Not sure what else is out there.

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