Chrome for OSX still a long way to go

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by clevin, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006


  2. jeremybuff macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    Asheville, NC
    I'm not really in a hurry to get Chrome. It's nice and all for Windows, but Safari works just fine for me. When I need an additional browser I fire up Firefox. I don't see Chrome replacing Firefox any time soon, because I would still want the extras I have on Firefox, like Firebug. There's no need for 3 browsers on my Mac.
  3. torchwood04 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    Oh, that looks cool. Do you have any screens to share?
    EDIT: Never mind, found it..
  4. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
    Not concerned. Have used chrome and I was not overly impressed.
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I'm actually looking forward to the release of Safari 4 now rather than Google Chrome. I will try Google Chrome once it comes out though.
  6. torchwood04 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    May I make a suggestion about the Stainless website? The download, screencap, and dev links are kinda hard to read..
  7. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2005
    The more I use Safari 4, the more I'm liking it. Minus the lag on loading gifs.

    The feature that I like about Chrome, that Apple should adopt is making the url bar the search bar as well.
  8. clevin thread starter macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    I have no side to stand on this issue. Im just curious why its so difficult to port chrome to osx.
  9. jlpoore89 macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2009
    Beaumont, Texas
    I don't believe Google is porting Chrome to OS X. I think that they are actually rebuilding it from the ground up to work on OS X, just with the same features as the Windows version. But i am not an expert on this.
  10. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    No, they're definitely not doing that. Skia, their WebKit port, V8, etc... are all shared between OSs. It's just a large porting effort. Chrome's multi-process stuff (different from Stainless's) requires a lot of very OS-specific stuff, as does sandboxing, and of course all the UI parts need to have Cocoa versions written.

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