After more than 4 years of active development the time has come for us to schedule CEF1's retirement. This decision has not been made lightly but is the inevitable result of progress in the Chromium and CEF communities. CEF3 is now a stable product in use by production-level applications from companies such as Adobe, Google and Intel to name just a few. Chromium is in the midst of significant re-factoring
related to Blink integration and we will soon loose test_shell
, our single-process WebKit API reference implementation.
Consequently we've decided that the 1453 branch
(Chromium 27) will be the last release branch of CEF1. Effective immediately all active development of CEF1, including bug fixes and feature enhancements, will move from trunk to the 1453 branch. Furthermore, we've chosen September 1, 2013 as the date when CEF1 will move from active development to bug-fix-only maintenance mode.
If you are currently using CEF1 and have not yet started a migration plan for CEF3 you are encouraged to do so at this time. CEF developers will be working over the next few months to implement the few remaining features
provided by CEF1 that are not yet available in CEF3.