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Discussion on: Is there Webview that downloads Chromium if required, and install globally?

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt Author • Edited

I don't really understand why can't web engines be installed like Java Runtime Environment (JRE)? That is, global by default.

Maybe, breaking production is hell, but again, why not

{
  "dependencies": {
    "electron": "6"
  }
}

That is, pinned dependencies, but ok with minor version updates.

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Alex Lohr

But they are installed on virtually every operating system intended for end users: browsers. The power of the web is interoperability. Why don't we wield it anymore? What happened in the last decade that everyone now insists of only supporting one single version of one single rendering engine?

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