Wed 03 Sep 2008 01:03:21 PM PDT
Google Chrome does look like a cool project though. But it might make more sense, when stealing the ideas, to divide the loot between the desktop environment and the browser.
The idea of tabs being first class citizens makes a lot of sense, but why have a sub-window-manager that just manages browser windows in tabs, when you could have a tabbed window manager that can manage everything? I might want a browser and a spreadsheet to share a tab.
Here's an IRC chat on building Google Chrome for the first time. The good news is that there's a lot of cross-platform stuff in there. And Russell Coker suggests, "The use of multiple processes in Chrome is just begging to have SE Linux support added. Having tabs opened with different security contexts based on the contents of the site in question and also having multiple stores of cookie data and password caches labeled with different contexts is an obvious development."