I’ve not blogged in a fair while, Intel have kept me very busy (and no complaints, it’s been great!). It’s the end of a tiring day, so cutting straight to the point; I’ve been working on a headless back-end for mozilla (bug #446591) and an accompanying Clutter library that uses it. I wanted to hold off a little longer and have things a bit more polished, but that’s a vicious cycle that could go on for a while, so here’s how it is today:
So, what’s the point in this? Well, with the headless back-end, you now have the power and compatibility of mozilla in just about anything that lets you go from bitmap data->screen. You could start using it in SDL apps, for example, or, theoretically, without X. If you’re a cool cat though, you’ll use it in Clutter .
The most important question, where’s the source? Well, the git repositories will be public ASAP (I’ll blog again when they are – currently we’re having troubles and I’ve been focusing on coding instead of setting up repositories (or responding to peoples’ e-mails asking for the details to setup repositories for me ). In the meantime, you can get (a very slightly out-of-date, but only by a day or so) patch from the above linked bug.