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From Shazron <shaz...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: using "Chrome Frame" for pre-IE9 support in cordova-windows?
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:52:24 GMT
Well, it's an interesting idea but I don't know if there will be enthusiasm
for supporting Vista/XP. In any case, you should file an enhancement
request so this can be evaluated and won't be forgotten:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB


On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Jared Albers <jalbers@mymail.mines.edu>wrote:

> Not sure who the right people to talk to about this is as I understand some
> Intel folks are the main contributors for the win32 portion of
> cordova-windows.
>
> I'm curious if anyone has looked at using Google's "Chrome Frame" plugin as
> a way to get support for pre-IE9 based windows systems. Although Chrome
> Frame won't work out of the box with embedded webviews according to
> here<
> http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/chrome-frame-getting-started/chrome-frame-faq#TOC-Does-Google-Chrome-Frame-support-.NET-WebBrowser-Maxthon-and-similar-browsers-
> >,
> it is open-source and under a BSD-style license.
>
> Chrome Frame feels like it would be a rather clever way to get win32
> support for setups that don't have IE9 or greater (or for web developers
> that don't want to rely on the trident rendering engine at all).
>
> Of course keeping app distributables small is also important since we
> wouldn't want to distribute a 30MB+ dependency with each app. To solve
> this, the integration could be designed such that the Chrome Frame
> framework was downloaded and installed silently in the background and only
> when needed/requested. Not the most desirable solution, but perhaps a
> necessary evil to gain Windows XP & Vista support.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> -Jared
>

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