Broadway, GTK+ 3.x In The Web Browser, Progresses
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 7 April 2011 at 05:05 PM EDT. 10 Comments
Last November we reported on Broadway GTK+, which makes GTK+ programs accessible from the web-browser by taking advantage of HTML5 as a GTK+ back-end. The Broadway back-end will be merged in GTK+ 3.2 and the work continues to become more interesting.

Now that GNOME 3.0 / GTK+ 3.0 is out in the wild, work on GTK+ 3.2 is beginning to heat up. The latest updates to Broadway on GTK+ Git result in a much snappier experience with eliminating round-trip calls. There's also lots of bug fixes and support for new features, like in-process cut and paste support.

There's also now support for chrome-less browser windows with a canvas inside to support for real top-level windows. Below is a demo of this latest Broadway code.

All of this can be found in GTK+ 3.2 when released later in the year.

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