Kodi Is Working On Chromium CEF Integration
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 9 July 2015 at 10:42 AM EDT. 14 Comments
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A Kodi developer has started working on integrating Google's Chrome Embedded Framework (CEF) browser layout/rendering engine into Kodi. If successful in embedding this Chromium code into the Kodi HTPC software, new doors could be opened up and it would open up a lot of new possibilities.

Having this embedded web framework in Kodi could allow for HTML5-based addons, skins written in HTML/CSS, and other features. There's hope that having this CEF support could make Kodi a more appealing choice for vendors wishing to ship Smart TVs and other devices using this open-source stack.

As explained by Phoronix reader RockerC Harley who pointed out this work, he wrote, "Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) is an open source framework for embedding a web browser engine based on the Chromium core. It is a convenient way to add web browser control and implement an HTML5 based layout GUI in a desktop application or to provide web browser capabilities to an software application or game, and provides the infrastructure developers need to quickly add HTML renderer and JavaScript to a C++ project."

More details on this work can be found via this project site, Kodi-Web on GitHub, and other code-bases.
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