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Sam Stone

09/06/2023, 8:23 PM
Will Compose replace Flutter? They seem to have the same pros, but Compose has less cons.
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eygraber

09/06/2023, 8:24 PM
Try asking in r/mAndroidDev they might have a different take 😝
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Casey Brooks

09/06/2023, 8:36 PM
Just my opinion, but I expect that one day (probably many years from now) Google will want to cut ties with Flutter and make Compose the single way to develop cross-platform apps. Google’s not exactly known for maintaining multiple competing projects, and Compose is much closer to the core Android platform than Flutter is so I I think that will be the one they’ll ultimately choose to keep. However, I don’t think Flutter will be going away anytime soon. It’s still fairly new and gaining a lot of popularity, and I fully expect it to just be handed over to the community or an organization like Apache, to maintain after Google is done with it.
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Francesc

09/06/2023, 8:41 PM
Google’s not exactly known for maintaining multiple competing projects
huh? Google are notorious for having 2 (or more) of everything. Chat apps?
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Casey Brooks

09/06/2023, 8:41 PM
Right, they create multiple versions of an app, then end up killing them off and keeping the most successful one
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Francesc

09/06/2023, 8:41 PM
Android, Fuchsia, Chrome OS, ...
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Casey Brooks

09/06/2023, 8:41 PM
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Francesc

09/06/2023, 8:42 PM
right, but on cue, before they kill Flutter, they will certainly release another framework (or two) 😄
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Casey Brooks

09/06/2023, 8:47 PM
Yeah, it’s not to say that Flutter isn’t successful. But they have also history of transferring large successful projects to their communities before, which continue to thrive (Kubernetes, SketchUp)
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Pablichjenkov

09/06/2023, 10:19 PM
Google has become more of an "investor in technology company" than a "technology company" itself. They are good at spinning new projects but not maintaining it. I also foresee a future separation of Flutter into its own organization, foundation, alliance whatever they call it.
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Sam Stone

09/07/2023, 11:29 PM
@Francesc may I point out that the whole idea of fuchsia was and is meant as a research project into token based authentication, not as a profitable product.
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Pablichjenkov

09/07/2023, 11:36 PM
Interesting 🤔
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Francesc

09/07/2023, 11:56 PM
I was not aware of the origins of Fuchsia, but I know it's replaced the cast-OS (yet another OS) that was used in some of the Nest Home devices