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  • #16
    Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
    Maybe, in 10 years, we will only need a browser .
    Am I the only one around here that loves to run stuff outside the browser?

    or

    Yo dawg, I heard you love OS, so we've put an OS in your OS.

    or

    1. Build OS
    2. Build browser application
    3. Make browser application a second OS
    4. ???
    5. Profit!

    That's all I have to say ;-)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by droste View Post
      Am I the only one around here that loves to run stuff outside the browser?
      No, not really. But if browser standards become part of the core system libraries, used to run all the applications then your argument is m00t. Never said you always require an active internet connection or something.

      I just envision that the notion of different toolkits becomes only an issue for development. If everything is ran over HTML5 and friends, who cares what you use???

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
        If everything is ran over HTML5 and friends, who cares what you use???
        I'm totally ok with it, if the toolkits use HTML5 + HTML5 render engine to draw their UI (on a per application basis as a library). I'm not ok with it, if it is done inside one application and especially not if it's a full browser.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by droste View Post
          I'm totally ok with it, if the toolkits use HTML5 + HTML5 render engine to draw their UI (on a per application basis as a library). I'm not ok with it, if it is done inside one application and especially not if it's a full browser.
          You have a point. But vulnerability's also occur in library's, no matter how you use them. Not using an application and only using librarie's does not make a program more secure by definition.

          But, I also feel your point. Since browsers implementing pages as seperate processes is somewhat the same as an operating starting different processes. So why not use what the operating system has, and not go with the browser which is already very complex.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
            But vulnerability's also occur in library's, no matter how you use them. Not using an application and only using librarie's does not make a program more secure by definition.
            It's also about reliability not only security. If the browser crashes, everything is gone. You have a single point of failure and this is by definition bad. We already have that with the kernel so it's not a good idea to put another on top of it.

            /edit:
            Well we already have that with the kernel, the init process and Xorg, so it would be the 4th single point of failure ;-)
            Last edited by droste; 12-29-2012, 10:15 AM.

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            • #21
              If you are interested in HTML5 deep integration into the OS, look no further than Tizen. It does HTML5 on EFL, has al kinds of integration with features like your webcam, and even DRM, and what have you...

              It makes use of dbus as well (Like Rasterman said on his blog), but there are still issues with this distro.

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