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Chrome OS

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - 2012-07-09

    Hello all.

    I'm thinking about buying a Google Chromebook fairly soon. The only
    application that I currently use that I can't find a Google Chrome (OS)
    extension for to run on the Chromebook is RSSOwl. Is there any chance that the
    folk at RSSOwl will be bringing out a Chrome extension version of the program?
    If that would be possible (or if there are any other alternatives for Chrome
    that can check feeds at an interval of 1 second) then that would mean I could
    buy a Chromebook straight away.

    Any help on this matter would be much appreciated.

  • genodeftest

    genodeftest - 2012-07-09


    I don't exactly know how Chrome OS / Chromium OS works. But this is required
    to run RSSOwl:

    • Any kind of Java SE 5.0 compatible JVM

    • SWT

    • XULRunner

    Afaik Chrome OS does not support either of them.

    There seems to be a port of a JVM to Chrome OS, so running Java should be

    Chrome OS seems to use GTK+, so using SWT should be possible if a JVM is
    available and you have a Chromebook with Intel processor.

    I don't know if it has everything required to run XULRunner.

    …it may be possible to run RSSOwl on that device. But it will be complicated –
    using a „real“ computer/Notebook/Netbook would be much easier, Google's Chrome
    OS is the big Problem.

    1. Which Chromebook do you have? (vendor, type, version)
    2. Have you ever used Linux or another Unix before?
    3. Have you ever used a compiler?
    4. Can you open a terminal on that Chromebook?
    5. Is there something like a package manager?

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