Linked by David Adams on Sun 14th Aug 2011 22:37 UTC
Google Google has released Chrome 14 to the Chrome beta testing channel, which includes, among other new features, the initial beta release of Google's "Native Client" technology, first announced in 2010 . . . Native Client is a set of open source tools that allow Chrome to run compiled C and C++ code the same way the browser currently runs JavaScript or other common web programming languages. Native Code offers both a security sandbox and a set of interfaces that provide C and C++ bindings to the capabilities of HTML5. That means web application developers will be able to tap into desktop libraries to create faster, more powerful web apps.
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RE[3]: Hmmm ...
by Aragorn992 on Mon 15th Aug 2011 08:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm ..."
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Also it is architecture dependent

Huh? Not according to Ars:

The original implementation of NaCl suffered from some major technical problems that seemed difficult to overcome. In particular, the sandboxing mechanism relied on certain characteristics of the x86 architecture. That issue has since been addressed; it now has 64-bit support and experimental ARM compatibility.

Ah but probably I have misunderstood. I guess developers will compile for a specific architecture before distribution?

Edited 2011-08-15 08:14 UTC

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