[webkit-gtk] SeedKit library and SeedKit Viewer 0.1 Release Announcement

Alexandre Mazari scaroo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 09:08:29 PDT 2010

SeedKit library and SeedKit Viewer 0.1 Release

The SeedKit project is happy to announce the simultaneous releases of  
both the SeedKit library and viewer.
It is the first ever release of the SeedKit project.
SeedKit view's consumers, documentation writer, hybrid applications  
developers and contributors are welcome to test/modify/contribute. Any  
help gladly appreciated !

* This is unstable development release. While it has had
  a bit of testing, there are certainly plenty of bugs
  remaining to be found. This release should not be used
  in production.
* No API compatibility guarantee is provided. The interfaces are  
susceptible to change until the 1.0 release.
* to pre-release testers : the project was split recently and changed  
its license terms, please update your copy of the original repository  
and clone the viewer one (see bellow).

== What it does ? ==

With SeedKit, a developer can choose to define the user interface of a  
native application in pure web standard technologies (HTML/CSS/ 
Alternatively a developer of an existing GTK+ application can embed a  
SeedKit view within the current interface.

== What is it ? ==

The SeedKit project currently consists of two modules:

* SeedKit library: HTML view Gtk+ widget with access to lower-level  
libraries and systems within its Javascript environment. It is build  
around the Gtk+ port of WebKit [0] and Seed [1]. Licensed under the  
LGPL 3+[2] terms.
* SeedKit viewer: a simple command-line viewer/launcher for  
applications whose views are defined in pure web standard  
technologies, while accessing lower-level libraries and systems  
(hybrid applications). Licensed under the GPL 3+ [3] terms.

Examples of hybrid applications are provided in the examples/  
directory of the seedkit-viewer package.

== Download ==

SeedKit release packages are currently hosted on a personal public  
dropbox folder until a proper solution is found.
SeedKit library 0.1: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5746554/seedkit-releases/seedkit-0.1.tar.gz
SeedKit viewer 0.1: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5746554/seedkit-releases/seedkit-viewer-0.1.tar.gz

To follow the SeedKit development, you should clone the following  
repositories on Gitorious:

== Building and installing ==

The SeedKit library compilation depends on the presence of :
  * gtk-3.0 >= 2.90
  * webkit-3.0 >= 1.3.3
  * seed >= 2.31.5

The viewer only depends on the SeedKit library's presence.
Both can be compiled and install using the classic "./configure &&  
make && sudo make install" sequence.

== Contact ==

Concidering its low maturity, expect to experience bugs and  
misbehavior. Please report any issue, expectation or remark to the  
SeedKit mailing-list at seedkit-list at gnome.org [4] until a proper bug- 
tracker is be set or used (hello sysadmin team ;)
Of course, drop a mail on the list if you want to participate in the  
SeedKit development too !

[0] http://webkitgtk.org/
[1] http://live.gnome.org/Seed
[2] http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html
[3] http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
[4] http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/seedkit-list

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