Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 10:45 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives With Google Summer of Code underway for the Haiku project, the first results start coming in. The most exciting so far is the work being done on a native multi-process WebKit browser, worked on by Ryan Leavengood and GSoC student Maxime Simon. They've got an interface, and they've got most of WebKit to build.
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RE: Native browser
by demetrioussharpe on Wed 24th Jun 2009 23:52 UTC in reply to "Native browser"
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Native browser = doesn't use JVM or CLR or XUL and is fully compiled into native machine code. That is the only definition.
Anything else is stupid philosophical discussions.


In this context you're wrong. You're speaking as a hardware person who's talking about programming the machine. In the context that 'native' is used in with this case, the meaning is different. It means that the software uses the API's that are available in the operating system's environment (native) to solve problems. This refers to topics such as IPC, synchronization, etc. Obviously, native doesn't always refer to hardware & microcode. The processor isn't the only part of the computer that has an environment, the software has one too. You'd do well to be mindful of that.

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