mfinkle at mozilla.com
Sun Sep 1 18:21:21 PDT 2013
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> On 2013-09-01, at 18:13 , Mark Finkle < mfinkle at mozilla.com > wrote:
> > Work has been continuing on GeckoView, the Gecko rendering engine wrapped
> > in
> > an Android widget .
> So, let me start off by saying how excited I am about this work! I think it
> will likely be the basis of most of the Mobile Prototype add-ons I make, and
> will make those parts of my job quite a bit easier. :)
> > Some other ongoing work includes creating proper bindings/interfaces for
> > GeckoView so it's easy to use from a host application.
> I'm pretty happy with the interface you've described here. It seems
> consistent and makes sense to me. The only thing that I think would be
> useful that you're missing is something along the lines of
> prototype ( terrible diff here ) to notify the chrome of various in-content
> things happening. I think you could probably satisfy my use-cases with a
> generic extension to GeckoViewContent (something like "onReceivedEvent"?),
> if that seemed more like something you would want to implement.
> > The spirit of this structure is to not create a "Full Web Browser in a
> > Widget", but to push a lot of the management and 100% of the UI to the host
> > app. GeckoView should do the minimum amount of encapsulation.
> I don't know if the Addon-SDK people are reading this list, but I would be
> interested in hearing their comments on this interface, and whether it could
> help them implement parts of their API…
Thanks for the input Blake.
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