Re: [dev] [surf] Switching to webkit2 as default

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 12:42:02 +0100

On Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:52:54 +0100
Markus Teich <> wrote:

Hey Markus,

> yeah the web sucks and to conform to all those (non-)standards browser engines
> are growing bigger and bigger. Webkit also takes quite a while to build on
> laptops. The suckless browsers goal is to provide a suckless interface to a
> sucking necessity. You don't have to build CEF yourself, you can just use the
> binaries provided by google if you trust them.
> That being said, I experimented with CEF a year ago[0], but I did not have the
> time to continue the project. There is also a huge PR from autumn updating to
> the then latest CEF version, but I did not have the time to check that either.
> If someone wants to pick up the code, you're very welcome, I think a suckless
> interface to CEF would be a great thing that could distinguish the suckless
> browser from all the other simple browsers which are mostly based on webkit1.
> The point I struggled most with CEF is the low level graphical stuff. I did not
> know, if I want to use GTK or just plain X and had some trouble achieving
> keybindings passed correctly between the interface and the web page.

It would really be a distinction. It would make sense to maybe not
depend on X in this case and work with something different.
Given the low-level graphical stuff, we "may" have to look into



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