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The .NET Core Podcast

Jul 8, 2022

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Welcome to season 4 of the award-winning .NET Core Podcast! Check that link for proof. Hello everyone and welcome to The .NET Core Podcast is a podcast where we reach into the core of the .NET technology stack and, with the help of the .NET community, present you with the information that you need in order to grok the many moving parts of one of the biggest cross-platform, multi-application frameworks on the planet.

I am your host, Jamie "GaProgMan" Taylor. In this episode, I talked with Otto Dobretsberger about Photino: a lightweight open-source framework for building native, cross-platform desktop applications with Web UI technology. We talked about why you might decide to take an existing web app and use it with Photino to create a desktop application, why you might do that rather than provide Progressive Web App support, and some of the things which might be coming in a later release.

Along the way, we discuss some of the difficulties in creating cross-platform UI-based applications, and some of the things that Flatpack, AppImage, and Snap are trying to solve on the Linux desktop.

The full show notes, including links to some of the things we discussed and a full transcription of this episode, can be found at

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