A multi-platform HTML5 application wrapper.
Zephyros is a library/framework which provides a native application shell for HTML5 desktop apps.
Currently, Mac and Windows are supported. The Linux version still lacks implementation of some native features, but if you don't need them, you're good to go. (Please note, however, that the Linux version uses GTK3 and the default branch no longer builds on Linux because CEF introduced an incompatibility; for Linux, please use the
On Windows and Linux, the Chromium browser is used via the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF); on Mac you have the choice between CEF and the native WebView, which is based on Safari. Note that if you want to publish and sell your app on the Mac AppStore, you should use WebView (using CEF will most likely get the app rejected).
Another difference is that Zephyros is packaged as a library (a static library on Windows and a framework on Mac, against which you link your own app), so whenever Zephyros is updated you only need to update the library, not your source code. (In release 1 of Zephyros, this was different; Zephyros was the base on which you could build your app (just like brackets-shell). If you're looking for that, you can still find it in the "Release-1" branch.)
Using Zephyros for Your Own Apps
Please have a look at the Wiki for instructions how to create your Zephyros apps.
The project is licensend under the MIT license.
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