Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Sep 2011 20:52 UTC
GTK+ The latest version of GTk+, version 3.2, has been released. While this new release contains many smaller, less invasive changes, it also has experimental support for two very important new features. First, the ability to run Gtk+ applications inside a browser using HTML5. Second, initial support for the Wayland display server.
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Could be neat...
by yourpalal on Mon 26th Sep 2011 21:52 UTC
yourpalal
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2011-04-15

The browser support could be pretty cool, but I wonder how it's implemented. If it's simply drawing into a <canvas> and sending back the mouse/keyboard events, then this isn't that impressive really. If the GUI is being rendered with actual markup, that would be very impressive indeed. I suspect the truth might lie somewhere between these two possibilities. Anyway, I'd love a little technical insight into what's happening behind the scenes.

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RE: Could be neat...
by Delgarde on Mon 26th Sep 2011 22:48 in reply to "Could be neat..."
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2008-08-19

The browser support could be pretty cool, but I wonder how it's implemented. If it's simply drawing into a and sending back the mouse/keyboard events, then this isn't that impressive really. If the GUI is being rendered with actual markup, that would be very impressive indeed. I suspect the truth might lie somewhere between these two possibilities. Anyway, I'd love a little technical insight into what's happening behind the scenes.


It's the former - client-side code that communicates with the Gtk+ code running on the server, and renders to an HTML canvas. A nice trick, but you're right - not all that impressive.

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