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: What is a 'native browser'?
by geleto on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 13:18 UTC in reply to "What is a 'native browser'?"
geleto
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Native means that it will make an extensive use of the Haiku API.
Opening images, sending BMessages between processes, GUI/widgets, threading, networking - there are cross-platform APIs that can do all this. Or you can take the do-it-yourself path and implement your own GUI(like Mozilla did) or message passing between processes(like Chrome).
A true native Haiku browser should use the native APIs to implement these tasks - resulting in less bloat and better integration.

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