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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Patented design?
by Dr-ROX on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 13:51 UTC
Dr-ROX
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2006-01-03

This may sound silly, but can Google patent their "multiprocess" web browser design?

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RE: Patented design?
by jonas.kirilla on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 18:36 in reply to "Patented design?"
jonas.kirilla Member since:
2005-07-11

Not knowing Chrome's internals, I venture a guess that there is little truly -new- about its multiprocess design, but merely application of good architectural concepts that have been around for a very long time, and thus little reason to grant a patent. There may be some prior art in the browser 'Voyager' included with QNX, and likely countless other software.

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