Ubuntu Light – the “7 seconds to web” Ubuntu experience targeted at netbooks that will use the Unity interface – will more likely than not feature some form of web-app type application support from the get go, but will it be using Chromium-based web-apps or Mozilla Prism web-apps?
OMG! reader Radel discovered, when poking around in GConf, that it seems Ubuntu Light will default to Chromium-based web apps, noting the following GConf key under desktop/unity’/launcher: -
“webapp use chromium” and the description says “Whether the launcher should create Chromium-based webapps. If this is False, Prism-based webapps will be created.”
A recent job listing by Canonical for the Ubuntu DX team also points towards Chromium involvement somewhere along the line, with the post description being: -
Should we expect some Jolicloud-esque web app and/or web app launcher in Ubuntu Light? Time, my friends, will tell…