Cog is both an utility library (
cogcore) for developing applications which
embed the WPE WebKit web rendering engine and a reference
cog, a minimal browser) which is suitable to be used as a web
application container. Cog is released under the terms of the MIT/X11 license
Cog depends on the following libraries:
- GLib: A general-purpose utility library which provides useful data types, macros, string utilities, file utilities, a main loop abstraction, and so on. More information available on the GLib website.
- GObject: A library that provides a type system, a collection of fundamental types including an object type, and a signal system. More information available on the GObject website.
- WPE WebKit:
The Cog components are divided in three:
- Core library (
libcogcore): Contains most of the functionality provided by Cog in a reusable library.
- Programs: Reference implementation of a launcher (
cog) and a companion remote control tool (
- Platform modules: Loadable plug-ins which allow running Cog-based programs on different environments (Wayland, X11, etc.)