Rip the Guts Out of Chromium and Put them in Midori

Registered by Cassidy James Blaede on 2012-03-13

This would be a huge project, likely outside of the scope of Midori alone. However, let's take a look.

While WebKitGTK itself is working fine for the time being, Chrome/Chromium benefits from the V8 JavaScript renderer and likely other improvements. Rather than port the V8 engine into WebKitGTK or Midori, it could be possible to rip the WebKit/V8 guts out of Chromium and make them into a library, like WebKitGTK.

If this were to happen, we'd have the best rendering underneath the most native Linux browser, a double-plus good win.

Call me crazy, but it was DBO's idea. xD

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This is crazy but the more one thinks about it... flash will be pretty much dead in the water for any non-chrome browser in the future. Sure, it is a "dying" technology but still. And they are leveraging application technology into the web browser (see Bastion running on chrome). Crazy but still... --ottorobba

This idea is crazy but interesting at the same time. The Qt web engine will move to Chromium (Blink + V8) soon. Midori would definitely be one of the best browsers using Chromium. -- swizzle

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