Swift bindings for the Chromium Embedded Framework.
Xcode 9.3, Swift 4.1 (see notes below)
Supported target platforms: macOS 10.9+
Required tools: jq, xcpretty, lxml
To set up your environment:
$ brew install jq $ gem install xcpretty $ pip install lxml
How to build
The easy way
You can now build CEF.swift using Carthage. Just add the following line to your
github "lvsti/CEF.swift" "<branch_specifier>"
branch_specifier, see the notes on branches below.)
Note that the bootstrap build will take quite some time as CEF.swift has to fetch and build external dependencies as well.
The oldschool way
- fetch this repo
- switch to the appropriate branch in CEF.swift to match the CEF distribution (see notes below)
scripts/setup.shfrom the repo root
- now you are ready to compile the CEF.swift framework
CEF is developed on multiple branches simultaneously, which differ in API and functionality (see Spotify OpenSource and ChromeStatus). CEF.swift aims at supporting the current stable release branch and a couple more of earlier releases. For any CEF branch
NNNN, the corresponding CEF.swift branch is named
Currently supported branches:
- 3440 (Chrome 68) - Swift 4.1
- 3396 (Chrome 67) - Swift 4.1
- 3359 (Chrome 66) - Swift 4.1
- 3325 (Chrome 65) - Swift 4.1
- 3282 (Chrome 64) - Swift 4.1
- 3239 (Chrome 63) - Swift 4.1
- 3202 (Chrome 62) - Swift 4.1
- 3163 (Chrome 61) - Swift 4.1
Archived branches (not maintained anymore):
- 3112, 3071, 3029, 2987, 2924, 2883, 2840, 2785, 2743, 2704 - Swift 3.0
- 2623, 2526, 2454, 2357 - Swift 2.3
Check out the (pretty skinny) CEFDemo app under
Samples/CEFDemo to get the basic idea of how a CEF-based app should look like.
The CEFDemo runs in multi-process mode. It will load google.com and then quickly changes to a string of JSON, to demostrate how to register Native API for JS.
For more inspiration, take a look at the
cefclient apps shipped with the CEF binary distribution.
This project is incomplete, untested, and most likely unstable, so use it at your own risk. Bug reports and suggestions are welcome though.