Gngr Begins Open-Sourcing Their Web Browser Code
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 1 December 2014 at 06:04 PM EST. 13 Comments
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Last month on Phoronix I wrote about the Gngr project, a web browser focused on the user's privacy that was written from scratch. Bits of this web browser are now starting to be open-sourced.

When Gngr was originally announced as a privacy-minded web browser, they said the code would be opened up after the initial release. In the past few days though, some of the Gngr components are being published on GitHub.

As of writing this article their UnoJar packaging solution, hierarchical tabs for Swing, and CSS AST + CSS DOM API bridge component have been open-sourced. All of this code is in Java. As explained in the original announcement, the browser is being written in Java for the Java Runtime's sandboxing abilities but ultimately the developers plan to switch to some other performant JVM-based language.

The open-sourcing details can be found at Gngr.info.
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