Why Not? Limited API ? Code reuse could be difficult Slow ? Package Hell ! :( ???
GLUEScript G)lueing L)ibraries U)sing E)cma-Script http://gluescript.sourceforge.net SpiderMonkey + POCO (C++) + wxWidgets Windows / C++ focused Building on Linux hard – I couldnt get there Mac ? Not worth it yet – could be great when they get to apt-get install gluescript
Qt Quick Q)t UI C)reation K)it http://qt.nokia.com/qtquick/ QML – a JS- / CSS- like language Desktop and Web devices Access to the Qt Framework Can call JS files No Qt widgets??? Demo
Top Cube Node.js binding to WebKitGtk https://github.com/creationix/topcube Use HTML5 / CSS3 to build a GUI for Node apps Demo
For Phone Apps IOS: Nimblekit (http://nimblekit.com) et al. Cross-platform Titanium (http://appcelerator.com)
Summary The GTK tools seem clunky and broken Qt options need more investigation Node.js with a GUI – might be cool Stick with C++, Python etc bindings for desktop Use Java, C++, Objective-C or HTML5 for Phones The search continues...