Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 26th Jun 2010 10:48 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft have released IE9 Platform Preview 3, an application that gives developers access to the IE9 rendering engine (it's not a full browser). In this update they have added hardware accelerated HTML5 Video, Canvas, Fonts (using WOFF) and big improvements in JavaScript with ES5, DOM Traversal, L2 and L3 events and 83/100 Acid3 score. It sits between Firefox and Chrome 6 on JavaScript speed, but outperforms every browser in real tests.
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RE[7]: Real tests
by Tuishimi on Sat 26th Jun 2010 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Real tests"
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

Then you design YOUR UI with wrapper code that is able to reference two different underlying libraries and rely on build scripts to know which to compile into the application. There are ways to do this on the developers' end and once the work is done it's done.

Hopefully you will have designed it with the future in mind and the ability to add to the API when needed and not to have to rewrite large chunks as things change underneath.

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RE[8]: Real tests
by looncraz on Sat 26th Jun 2010 17:02 in reply to "RE[7]: Real tests"
looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

Exactly what I wanted say, dear friend!

I think Mozilla may be going the wrong route.

They should have:

*nix[+haiku] / Windows

libmozui.so / mozui.dll

libmozOGL.so / mozd2d.dll
OR
libmozsoftrend.so / mozsoftrend.dll

Their products use MozUI, and MozUI uses whatever works for the platform, withe ability to fall back to a software rendering solution whenevr needed.

All my little cross-platform apps use LoonCAFE, which abstracts pretty much everything that isn't pure c/++. Well, that is the goal... God I need to win the lottery...

--The loon

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RE[9]: Real tests
by Tuishimi on Sat 26th Jun 2010 17:18 in reply to "RE[8]: Real tests"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

"God I need to win the lottery..."

:D

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