rdkbrowser2 is the browser application based on WPE, it is integrated with following components which enables it with new features compared with legacy rdkbrowser.
- pxcore-libnode : pxcore - Provides a lightweight Frame-buffer library, pxscene - 2D scene graph API library.
- wpe-webkit : WebKit porting which is used with Wayland.
- rdk-logger : Provides console and file level message logging feature to RDK component.
- westeros : Wayland compositor library that allows applications to create their own Wayland displays, which allows nesting and embedding of third party application
How to Launch rdkbrowser2 ?
rdkbrowser2 can be launched in two different ways:
Server Mode: --server - Launch the browser in a server(“tab”) mode
It could be directly launched as:
Also can launch _rdkbrowser2_server.sh, script file to run rdkbrowser2 as a server.
Standalone mode: --url <url> - Launch opening a specific URL
web pages could be launched using rdkbrowser2 by passing the URL.
/usr/bin/rdkbrowser2 --url http://www.google.com
Webkit : Thin layer to link against from the applications .
WebCore : Provides rendering, layout, network access, multimedia, accessibility support etc.
Platform : Provides platform-specific hooks to implement generic algorithms.
rdkbrowser2-control is an app for discovering RDKBrowser2 RtRemote Server Object and invoking its RtRemote based API.
Only works in conjunction with /usr/bin/rdkbrowser2.sh
start rdkbrowser2: /usr/bin/rdkbrowser2.sh 'about:blank'
start /usr/bin/rdkbrowser2-control in a separate shell
Sample control sequence: