I only just found out about this
@Kickstarter to open source the Sciter HTML engine - it has <48 hours to go but I think we can do it! kickstarter.com/projects/c-smi

It’s not browser level (yet) but it’s usable on the desktop (think electron but 4.5MB), commercially used for more than a decade, and the author is in the middle of connecting it to quickjs, Fabrice Bellard’s MIT implementation of ES2020 bellard.org/quickjs/

It would not be right to say that this is a new browser engine, but a DOM/CSS/JS alternative that’s tiny, bog-standard C, and FLOSS would be an amazing tool to explore new GUIs, OSs and embedded experiments in a form familiar to a generations of coders.

Here’s the Hacker News discussion of it: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

“Sciter is a very nice engine with a solid API/SDK and rock solid engineering behind it.”

Using HTML/CSS as a way to develop GUI's is one thing, and quite interesting.

But much like node.js - I am concerned with the blurring line between browser and OS.

I would have thought people would be thinking more carefully these days about the terrible implications this has.


Bingo, bingo and bingo

As soon as we discovered what was about we saw the awful implications.

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