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Light Weight Open Source Browser

Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:47 PM

Hi Everyone,
Is there any light weight open source browser made from .Net Framework. If so post the name of the browser

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Re: Light Weight Open Source Browser

Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:49 PM

Can you define and refine "light weight"? Exactly what does that cover?
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Re: Light Weight Open Source Browser

Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:31 PM

dose this count?
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Re: Light Weight Open Source Browser

Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:04 AM

A resounding NO.

Ish, that "browser" is just a simple form wrapper around the "WebBrowser" component (which is basically an instance of IE), I'm sure you know that but for anyone else...

For the rest, no there's not a .NET browser, not one that actually has the rendering code included. At least, not one that's gotten popular.
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Re: Light Weight Open Source Browser

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:02 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 14 June 2011 - 08:49 PM, said:

Can you define and refine "light weight"? Exactly what does that cover?


It takes low computer resources.
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Re: Light Weight Open Source Browser

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:20 AM

That's not really a clear definition. "low" is totally relative. "low" compared to what? Compared to other, popular browsers? What kind of computer are we talking about? A 10 year old computer, or a modern server with massive resources?

See, that's why it's vague. To be more specific, Chrome on my system with 15 tabs open, and 5 addons loaded, is using over 600,000 KB of memory. But my system has 8 GB RAM, so that's lightweight for me.
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Re: Light Weight Open Source Browser

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:58 AM

.NET is quite a heavy framework, so no there is not a lightweight .net browser. There are many lightweight C++ open source browsers though.
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Re: Light Weight Open Source Browser

Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:19 AM

That's not completely true. The framework itself is heavy, but you don't load the entire framework for one application. Assemblies are loaded as necessary. There is a small overhead for the JIT, but it's not "huge".
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