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Re: Changes I've been thinking of...

From: Derek Fawcus
Subject: Re: Changes I've been thinking of...
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:34:12 +0100
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On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 07:33:19PM +0200, Michael Thaler wrote:
> > Because of lack of developer resources. Browser is a huge and complex
> > project by itself. Second, it's really hard to implement such complex
> > project as web browser that based on incomplete and buggy application kit.
> You don't have to implement the whole browser yourself. Just take some 
> existing rendering engine and build a user interface around it. I guess 
> webkit 
> would be the obvious choice. There are projects doing this for KDE:
> http://rekonq.sourceforge.net/
> http://code.google.com/p/arora/
> I think at least rekonq is a hobby project of a single person. But you are 
> right, it is probably still a lot of work, especially because there is 
> nothing 
> like QtWebkit which these browsers use.

Or how about porting Camino (http://caminobrowser.org/)?

Which is a Cocoa wrapper around the mozilla (gecko) rendering engine; and since
the release version still supports OSX 10.3,  the necessary API burden is not
too great (the development branch requires OSX 10.4).


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