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I wonder if this is in part driven by Flutter for Web?



I can't think of another reason for Google to pour in all those resources (Google apparently being the biggest sponsor and owner of Skia). This could also more generally help give native ChromeOS apps a much needed kick (instead of needing Android apps for so many things).


See the Skia/Flutter note below. Skia has been open-source since 2008 -- it's the wasm bit that's new.

https://skia.org/dev/flutter


Right, I just mean specifically the new web stuff in Flutter:

https://flutter.dev/web

Presumably having Skia available in the browser makes supporting the web platform easier.




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