[Sugar-devel] Browse and the move to WebKit

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Wed Jun 22 11:05:26 EDT 2011

On 15 June 2011 05:58, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
> There have been various discussions in the past suggesting a move from
> mozilla to webkit for the Browse activity and related components, but
> I've never really been convinced: there is always a cost to switching,
> and convincing-looking numbers from webkit supporters tended to be
> countered with convincing-looking numbers from mozilla supporters.
> But now I believe there is a new reason for the switch to WebKit: necessity.

Aside from just Web browsers, how about supporting HTML5/JS activities
more directly?

Karma[0] looks very cool[1], but unfortunately it looks like a dormant project.

I think we can create a lot of potential[2] by integrating WebKit into
Sugar, rather than just having a Web browser on top.


[0] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Karma
[1] http://karma.sugarlabs.org/
[2] http://www.dhanapalan.com/blog/2011/06/23/html5-in-sugar/

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