Canonical Is Developing The Oxide Library, For Embedding Chrome-powered Webviews In QML Apps

The Canonical developers have announced Oxide, an open source library (based on Chromium) that allows the embedding of Chrome-powered webviews in QML apps, for providing good web-related experience. For now, it provides an API similar to QML QtWebkit.

Canonical Is Developing The Oxide Library, For Embedding Chrome-powered Webviews In QML Apps

The project is still under masive development, for now it has support for back, forward, reload, load URLs, incognito mode, user scripts and multiple webviews. For more information, see this blog post.

The Ubuntu developers aim to use the Oxide library at Ubuntu Touch’s default internet browser and hope to include it in Ubuntu 14.04, which will be a LTS version.

As a reminder, both Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Touch OS will be released on the 17th of October. While Mir will not be used as default on Ubuntu desktop, it will debut on Canonical’s mobile version of Ubuntu, replacing Android’s SurfaceFlinger.

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