ANNOUNCEMENT: xfweb project

Jens Luedicke jens.luedicke at
Fri Apr 1 13:09:03 CEST 2005


will xfweb be part of the
new tio_parts (ThunarIO Parts) Architecture !?

Imagine a cross-multi-scripted browser-filemanager!


Jens ;)

On Fr, 1.04.2005, 11:35, Biju Chacko sagte:
> 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.
> thanks,
> -- b
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Jens Luedicke

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