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  • #11
    It has been way, way to long to read some quality GTK/GNOME bash, hijacking a related news from the first post on. BlackStar, where are you?

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    • #12
      First off, there'll prolly be some security sandboxing stuff, who knows how intrusive/scary/confusing and (un)intuitive that's gonna be, second, that's prolly gonna be used by javascript, hence forget about all performance related apps like HandBrake, third Gnome 3 came a lot later than first planned - same could happen with this project, forth it only sounds plausible but it's likely just a toy project, and last but not least, who knows how the apis will (have to) be changed to take into account all the stuff that changes when you go from the desktop into the browser. It feels a lot like Chrome OS - overhyped as something new & cool but really just a toy that Google failed to deliver and when people try it they (finally) realize there's hardly serious reasons for non-techies to use it on a daily basis. Just my 0.04$ (0.04 because of inflation).

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      • #13
        Originally posted by cl333r View Post
        that's prolly gonna be used by javascript, hence forget about all performance related apps like HandBrake
        GDK handles the drawing (and window events,...) of a GTK application. With broadway, the application will still run on the server, not in the client's browser. So don't "forget about performance related apps like HandBrake".

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        • #14
          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
          It has been way, way to long to read some quality GTK/GNOME bash, hijacking a related news from the first post on. BlackStar, where are you?
          I'm watching from the shadows.

          First off, there'll prolly be some security sandboxing stuff, who knows how intrusive/scary/confusing and (un)intuitive that's gonna be, second, that's prolly gonna be used by javascript, hence forget about all performance related apps like HandBrake, third Gnome 3 came a lot later than first planned - same could happen with this project, forth it only sounds plausible but it's likely just a toy project, and last but not least, who knows how the apis will (have to) be changed to take into account all the stuff that changes when you go from the desktop into the browser. It feels a lot like Chrome OS - overhyped as something new & cool but really just a toy that Google failed to deliver and when people try it they (finally) realize there's hardly serious reasons for non-techies to use it on a daily basis. Just my 0.04$ (0.04 because of inflation).
          From the previous discussion on Phoronix, there's no sandboxing or anything. Everything is rendered on the server via vanilla GTK+ and then transferred to the HTML browser. In other words, this is equivalent to a VNC connection from inside the browser.

          It's still better than KDE4, anyway.

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          • #15
            What would clients need in order to display an app like that (Besides an HTML5-capable browser)?

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