The 9th Soul

Examining Chrome’s Source Code

Posted in internet news, Random, security by Fated Blue on September 13, 2008

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“Chrome is open source, and there’s clearly still some work to be done on it. In this article, Neil McAllister decided to take a peek under Chrome’s hood and view it through the eyes of the developers who will improve and maintain it in the coming years. It seems Google’s open source browser currently has much to offer prospective hackers — provided they use Windows. Quoting: ‘The Chromium site explains how to download the source code for Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows. Unfortunately, if you’re eagerly awaiting a Mac version of Chrome, you shouldn’t hold your breath. As the Mac OS X area of the Chromium developer site explains, “Right now, the Mac build is a work in progress that is much closer to the start than the finish.” In fact, according to the latest status report, the Chrome developers have yet to get even the browser core running under Mac OS X. Rendering actual Web pages is still a long way off, to say nothing of a usable Aqua GUI. Then again, the Linux version is in arguably even worse shape.'”

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