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: Stack and Tile
by anevilyak on Wed 24th Feb 2010 17:25 UTC in reply to "Stack and Tile"
anevilyak
Member since:
2005-09-14

There's not really any benefit to doing that, Stack and Tile is more useful when you want to group together windows from different apps, it's not a complete or suitable substitute for tabs within a window of the same app in all cases.

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RE[2]: Stack and Tile
by geleto on Wed 24th Feb 2010 17:40 in reply to "RE: Stack and Tile"
geleto Member since:
2005-07-06

Why is it not suitable? It will be almost identical to the Google Chrome's tabs - you can do almost the same tab manipulations between Chrome windows/tabs as in the Stack&Tile video. The ability to group together windows from different apps will be an added bonus.

Edited 2010-02-24 17:44 UTC

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RE[3]: Stack and Tile
by anevilyak on Wed 24th Feb 2010 18:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Stack and Tile"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

The most notable problem is that Stack and Tile is strictly user-initiated, ergo creating a new window or whatnot wouldn't be automatically added to the existing tab group. The other problem is that the actual window tabs have to carry a lot more baggage than a regular tab view since they still need to have the close and resize widgets, and as such take a lot more space, meaning they're less usable in a case where you want a ton of tabs, which is typically the case with a browser. Also, not everyone necessarily agrees with Chrome's top-level tabs as they completely violate the UI standards of most OSes amongst other things.

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