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Re: Web browser developement using GNUstep

From: Ivan Vučica
Subject: Re: Web browser developement using GNUstep
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 22:24:26 +0200

I began typing a lengthy reply without looking closely into what SimpleWebKit really is. While skimming over the source tree of GNUstep, I was for some reason under the impression that it was a wrapper around WebKit.

Now I see it's a simple implementation of a rendering engine. Quite an interesting undertaking! However, perhaps a name change would be in order to avoid confusing people about what the purpose really is.

Also, on-topic, Berkellium can be used to render stuff into RGB arrays, so it might be used as a basis for a "real" engine. It uses Chromium internally, so it could probably be used to render stuff in GNUstep views.

Can you say a few words about Mozilla's decisions?

Personally, I prefer WebKit-based browsers due to perceived speed (problems fixed only in FF4), due to some problems I discovered when working on some complex CSS voodoo, and due to some problems with standards that I discovered (for example, with sessionStorage, that manifested themselves only on FF - some in FF3.5, and others in FF3.6)
On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 22:08, Riccardo Mottola <address@hidden> wrote:
well, I don't think they are comparable, aren't they? And even if people would help SWK more, they never will be... different things... different goals.
I'd love actually a Gecko engine more, but I read very sad news about decisions by the Mozilla foundation what will for example make Camino perhaps impossible...
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Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: Web browser developement using GNUstep

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 14:41, Gürkan Sengün <address@hidden> wrote:

Would it be possible to take the chromium project (kinda google chrome), which
exists for mac os x (cocoa) and make that a gnustep version?


Why would you do that? Doesn't SimpleWebkit work for you?

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