Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Feb 2010 16:52 UTC, submitted by Michael Oliveira
BeOS & Derivatives This is news that makes me very, very happy. Stephan "stippi" Assmus has written a lengthy blog post detailing the progress made on Haiku's WebKit port, and they're quite far along. Thanks to the help of several community members, the test browser, enticingly named (euh...) HaikuLauncher, is already relatively stable, supports tabbed browsing, and a whole lot more.
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RE: Comment by agildehaus
by Kroc on Wed 24th Feb 2010 22:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by agildehaus"
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Depends. Safari does not have built-in video decoding, it hands all of that off to QuickTime (which makes <video> in Safari no better than a plugin, with all the z-index and CSS problems that creates). Google strapped a decoder to Chrome so that it plays OGG and H.264 (but nothing else).

I would hazard a guess that Haiku would have to connect WebKit to the native media playback in Haiku themselves. As long as it has the necessary codecs then there’s no real reason why HTML5 video shouldn’t work.

Edited 2010-02-24 22:14 UTC

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