Since Meteor is receiving a new resurgence of funding and engineering backing, I think it’s time to discuss meteor-desktop. This project adds a desktop environment build target via Electron, similar to how Meteor uses Cordova for mobile targets.
The project is seriously impressive, but its support has dwindled and now it’s 5 major versions of Electron behind. You can no longer submit apps to the Mac App Store because it rejects apps built with older Electron versions. Critical security and performance fixes are only in newer versions. Community support for Electron v2 is pretty much nonexistant.
This stuff happens in open source and I don’t think the project maintainer is to blame here, but others are struggling to get access to help support the package and there are companies like mine who’s core business model depends on having support for a desktop build target. As a small startup focusing on building a product we simply don’t have enough time to dive in and take full ownership of the package ourselves.
Bringing full support to meteor-desktop
I would really love if this could be brought into the limelight and supported as a core build target, alongside iOS and Android. This could be a big marketing point for Meteor as the easiest way to get an Electron app codebase up and running while Electron continues to gain popularity as the easiest way to target cross-platform native applications, and it would be very much appreciated by community members like myself who heavily rely on the package.