Last week Google integrated Native Client into the beta of Chrome 14. Native client lets you compile C/C++ code to run in the browser. It depends on a new plug-in API called Pepper. These are open source projects sponsored by Google and implemented in the Chrome browser, and therefore also likely to turn up in
…continue reading Google Native Client: browser apps unleashed, or misconceived and likely to fail?
Mozilla is facing an uncertain future. Its problem: basing a business (even a non-profit one) on being the alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is no longer sensible, given that Apple and Google are now doing this too, and even Microsoft is now investing in HTML 5. I discussed these issues in more detail here.
…continue reading Mozilla to take on the cross-platform app challenge
Vision Mobile has published a report on what it calls the Open Governance Index. The theory is that if you want to measure the extent to which an open source project is really open, you should look at its governance, rather than focusing on the license under which code is released:
The governance model used
…continue reading Android only 23% open says report; Linux, Eclipse win praise
Just one week after the final release of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9, and here comes another major browser, Mozilla Firefox 4.
…continue reading Browser wars heat up as Firefox 4 arrives
Today Google announced that Chrome for Mac and Linux is now fully released:
Since last December, we’ve been chipping away at bugs and building in new features to get the Mac and Linux versions caught up with the Windows version, and now we can finally announce that the Mac and Linux versions are
…continue reading Google Chrome Mac and Linux arrives – may hurt Firefox more than Safari