Oh Yes!!! Please, please. I am begging....
I am coming up to speed on Dart (seems one of the few "sane" client-side language/tool set options), but I find it hugely unsettling to see Google's own Dart support even for the Google Drive api at https://developers.google.com/drive/web/downloads
to be listed as "a set of third-party Dart libraries". What???? Meanwhile, Google officially supports Python api's and many other languages.
I like to be positive, but I get the same bad vibes when I see that the actual UI components of Polymer (now the official client side Dart UI after the Dart team ditched Web UI) are considered a "community project" - they have to be joking, right?
IMVHO, the Dart team needs an engineering/program management/product management adult. If Dart is intended for real corporations to write "real apps" - things like spreadsheets or specialized engineering apps or complex bioinformatics apps or whatever - this engineering/program/product management adult needs to take over this project.
Then, like the great software engineering teams at all of the great systems companies of yore, they will make a big list of all the "essential pieces" of libraries and tooling tools and features and language features that don't exist yet (which will include at least every service that Google now provides), write them down in a public "road map" that might well span a few years with alpha, beta and release implementation dates, take public responsibility for implementing this "road map" and commit to supporting this infrastructure more or less in perpetuity.
One such over Google commitment to the Dart platform will be to rewrite a few large, heavily used client-side Google apps in Dart using only these official libraries and tools. They will publicly eat their own dog food. Only at this point will Dart become 1) reasonably feature complete and 2) a reliable language and toolset for others to learn, use and rely upon for years to come.
"Piecemeal" loosey-goosey just doesn't work for hopelessly intertwingled languages/libraries/tooling systems that other big-boy operations are going to be banking on for years and years to come via expensive, precious software assets.
Maybe we should "crowd source" a small project to send every Dart team member a copy of "The Mythical Man Month and Other Essays"?
LOL... I REALLY like the idea of Dart + Dart Editor + Dartium and I'm sticking with it for now and deep diving (in part, because I don't see any credible alternatives - the JS language and "ecosystem" is truly insane). But really.... #dartlang