Travis Reitter (developer of Empathy, Telepathy, Folks) points out some of the advantages of JS.
- Our language of choice needs to be dynamic and high level.
- There’s a lot of work going into the language to make it especially fast, embeddable, and framework-agnostic.
The most significant thing that changed is that GNOME finally choose -out of loud- a main technology for its platform.
Developer Hackfest Status
More cool things happened there like various improvements in GNOME Toolkits and further discussions for Applications bundles and Application Sandboxing. Although there are some working demos (like gclick2), these plans are at their first stage and we won’t see something soon.
If you want to learn more just follow developers posts!
2013 will be definitely a good year for GNOME ;)