ANNOUNCEMENT: xfweb project

Heinrich Rebehn rebehn at
Fri Apr 1 11:47:25 CEST 2005

Biju Chacko wrote:
> Hi,
> I just wanted to announce the launching of the xfweb project. xfweb 
> seeks to build a web browser that integrates well with the xfce desktop.
> The project goals will be:
> 1) Provide integrated webbrowsing, email, calendar management and p2p 
> file sharing in a single lightweight application.
> 2) Extensibility with plugins written in easy scripting languages.
> 3) Ease of use as well as a high degree of configurability and 
> customisability.
> 4) Strict adherence to relevant standards with useful entensions where 
> necessary.
> 5) Planned toolkit: XFC
> 6) Planned render engine: khtml.
> The core of the new browser will be a high performance language neutral 
> scripting engine. All functionality will be implemented as either 
> scripts or extension libraries to this scripting engines. Existing 
> infrastructure like rendering engines and GUI toolkits will be 
> integrated using script engine extensions which wrap around libraries.
> The scripting engine will most likely be parrot although I'm also 
> evaluating how mono could be used. Initially Perl, Python and Lisp will 
> be targeted as supported scripting languages. Lisp, of course will be 
> the number one priority as that would open up a huge existing collection 
> of Emacs scripts that could be ported to the new browser.
> In version 2 we will be adding support for Ruby, PHP, Lua and BF as 
> scripting languages.
> Please note that xfweb is just an initial working title. Suggestions for 
> better names will be welcome.
> The xfweb project will be moving to it's own domain shortly. In the 
> meanwhile will contain news updates.
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Is this supposed to be an april fool's joke???

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