Dartium: a version of Chromium compatible with the Dart language

Google presents a new edition of its Chrome browser or rather its open source Chromium branch offering compatibility with the Dart language.

Last October, at the GOTO Conference, Google introduced a new programming language for the web. Dart christened, it aims to extend the limits of JavaScript while providing better performance. Google explained for example that the JavaScript was relatively cumbersome to progressively developing a web application.

Last month, Brendan Eich, the inventor of JavaScript and CTO of Mozilla, had expressed some doubts about the popularity of Dart. “I do not think Dart is natively supported by other browsers, not in Safari, not in IE,” he declared at the summit Node. Do not worry, Google today introduced a first version of Chromium boarding virtual machine Dart and baptized Dartium. Developers will therefore in a position to run their applications.

The question is whether Google engineers will impose Dart face JavaScript. Dartium is available for Mac OS X and Linux (next to Windows). Visit this page for download. Note that this is an experimental version.

Edited on 12/07/2012 at 9:52

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