The Quark

Sciter’s Quark is officially published: https://quark.sciter.com/ Quark takes a folder with HTML/CSS/script/image resources and produces monolithic executable ready to run “as it is”: Quark is an application compiled by itself. Application produced by the Quark is a bundle that contains Sciter Engine and custom resources that describe UI and logic of the application. Therefore minimal…

“Styles 2.0” in Sciter and beyond

Major CSS implementation refactoring is happening in Sciter for 4.4.2.xx at the moment. Original CSS implementation architecture in H-SMILE core was established 14 years ago when CSS contained just handful of properties. Currently there are more than 300 of them defined in W3C spec and counting. My initial optimistic implementation was relied on hypothesis that…

Sciter and Sciter.Lite – universal UI solution

With the introduction of Sciter.Lite in v 4.4.0.2 the engine becomes an universal UI solution that covers: all active desktop OSes: Windows, MacOS, Linux, BSD, etc. mobile devices: Android, iOS, potentially on Tizen, and others that will come up; any embeddable device, like IoT or automotive display panels, that has graphical display attached; game alike…

Premake5 and Compilation of Sciter Engine.

Those famous “nightly builds”… Not a secret that compilation/build times are somehow critical for projects of Sciter’s scale. The fact: it takes from 4 to 6 hours to build Chrome/Chromium browser. And note – that is on dedicated build servers / farms, not on your work machine. So devops, as a desperate move, are forced to…

Robot Vasilii, progress report.

(that is continuation of my previous article about Vasilii the Robot ) Not too much progress actually as I am busy with Sciter. Behavior of the robot is still quite basic as you see: But at this stage I have finalized its on board framework with my async.hpp library – header only await/async primitives. async.hpp…

Sciter Chat

This month I was designing Chat module implementation. That is Skype, WhatsApp, Slack, etc. alike thing. Implementation is pretty simple and so greatly customizable. Let me know if you will need anything close to it.