[haiku-development] Re: Who wants to help develop a Haiku native web browser?

  • From: Erik Hill <thepurr@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 20:52:01 -1000

AROS recently got a Origyn web browser port.  It's also ultimately
webkit based but seems to be easier to port in stages because it can
run under SDL.  Here's an entry on the porting process:


On the other hand, I really like the idea of Chrome on Haiku because
such careful thought has gone into it concerning how things are
threaded, which is a Haiku strength.

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 7:37 PM, Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 12:16 AM, Joseph Liu <froseph@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Isn't the rendering for Chrome Webkit?
> Yes.
>> Is there that much different between Webkit and Chrome?
> Yeah Chrome adds a lot of code. WebKit is just the rendering engine
> and the rest of Chrome is a lot of code, just like I imagine Safari is
> a lot of code. But we can start of with a much smaller feature set
> than Chrome, Safari or Firefox and hopefully have something out within
> a few months. But don't expect something amazing just yet. It should
> at least be fast and light on memory ;)
> Regards,
> Ryan

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