Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Open Source Update Engine From Google - Runs On JavaScript !

Yesterday Google has announced its new open source application called Update Engine to update its various Mac products as well as Top Draw which is a drawing application used for editing and creating the images based on Javascript-based text files. Update Engine is not used for only updating the Google designed Mac apps, screensavers and preference panes but lets the users to update the random files and root-level kernel extensions. With its open source nature third party developers can adapt this Update Engine for their own products.


With sampled command-line programs users can update this Update Engine. This process called Engine Runner by Google which also provides more control.
With the help of Top Draw users can run JavaScript-like text files through a safe sandbox environment, Draw a picture based contents file using Apple’s Quartz and CoreImage rendering engines. Moreover Google supports for particle systems, Plasma Clouds, random noise and multi-layer compositing.



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