Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Mar 2011 19:00 UTC, submitted by anonymous
GTK+ I've been ragging on GNOME a little bit lately, so let's balance things out by talking about something I found quite fascinating: the Gtk+ HTML back-end. This will enable you to run any Gtk+-application inside Firefox 4.0 (only Firefox 4.0 is supported at the moment).
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Comment by Redeeman
by Redeeman on Fri 18th Mar 2011 23:05 UTC
Redeeman
Member since:
2006-03-23

they should have made an X11-HTML5 bridge instead.. would be more useful

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oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

they should have made an X11-HTML5 bridge instead.. would be more useful


X11 to HTML5 bridges most likely will come into existence. But there are very good reason not to.

Application -> Toolkit -> X11 -> HTML5

Better is going to be. Application -> Toolkit -> HTML5 reason 1 less step. With the alterations for wayland/dri2 Toolkit can still render opengl localy and send image out on HTML5.

Also HTML5 could be used to implement some of the interface processing. Interface processing X11 currently would not be told. Like displaying a drop down box. The information could be complete in the webbrowser no need to send a request back to application on server for information.

Besides the really horrid already exists. http://guacamole.sourceforge.net/

applicaiton->toolkit->X11->VNC server->VNC client->HTML5

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

And the really, really horrible option is when the VNC-client in the browser is a java-applet. ;-)

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