webr status / license

Hi.

I'm making a comparison table of languages that support generating to JavaScript.

And I wonder about MPS & Webr...

I've been looking at https://www.jetbrains.com/mps/docs/MPS_YouTrack_case_study.pdf where it says "At some point the set of languages we used to develop YouTrack will be released to the public, because we believe there are many teams and
projects out there who may greatly benefit from our innovatove approach to web application development."

What is the current status and what would be the license, if released?

Best Wishes,
Karol
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Hi Karol,

I'm afraid that the YouTrack team has abandoned the idea of polishing and publishing the web-development languages. The publicly available technologies for web development have been evolving rapidly and the edge that they were hoping that Webr had has been eliminated.

Vaclav
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Hi Vaclav.
Thank you for your reply.

That sounds sad...
But webr is still used internally for YouTrack, right?

Maybe the day will come, when MPS's power will be unleashed upon the world, and even the web world :).


Moving forward to a semi-related topic - would Kotlin's JavaScript generation seem like the way forward, if someone wants an advanced JVM language with the ability to run in the browser?

Best Wishes,
Karol
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Hi Karol,

the DNQ set of languages for database manipulation and querying as well as the Workflow console are still built with MPS. The web framework, however, is gradually being replaced, AFAIK.

My impression is that Kotlin could be a viable offering for in-browser applications at some point. You'd better ask the Kotlin guys directly so as to get the most up-to-date information, though.

Cheers,

Vaclav
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