ANNOUNCEMENT: xfweb project

Biju Chacko botsie at
Fri Apr 1 11:56:06 CEST 2005

Heinrich Rebehn wrote:
> 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.
> Output of
> <html>
> <body>
> <H1>Sucker!</H1>
> </body>
> </html>
> Is this supposed to be an april fool's joke???

Party Pooper!

-- b

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