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Re: Boiling the Oceans [was Re: GNUstep Live on OSnews]


From: Ivan Vučica
Subject: Re: Boiling the Oceans [was Re: GNUstep Live on OSnews]
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:33:33 +0000

I'm not discarding, I'm saying that there is a lot of work.

If we are interested in non-steppy browsers, it's not hard to embed Chromium/Blink using CAF, nor is it hard to just be silly and reparent an X11 browser window. Or, well, just use a web engine inside its common host browser.

If we are discussing a port, presumably we see advantages to tight integration (themes, services, GS open/save dialogue, more?) and if so, we'd want something like a GS port of a browser.

WebKit is a good candidate, just, let's not present it as a lightweight project because it's anything but.

On Wed, Aug 2, 2017, 15:13 Liam Proven <address@hidden> wrote:
On 2 August 2017 at 15:42, Ivan Vučica <address@hidden> wrote:

> WebKit's Mac port uses loads of APIs that are available only under macOS,
> too. It should not come as a surprise that it heavily relies on Core
> Animation, for example, if you compare CA with some of the more recent
> additions to CSS (animations, transforms, etc).

All right, point.

But KHTML still survives, doesn't it? And Blink, which is the
Chrome/Chromium fork, so presumably not OS X-dependant?

This is not my area of knowledge, so sorry for stating what is
probably very obvious and has been examined and disregarded  for good
reasons.

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