Beaker (web browser)

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Developer(s)Blue Link Labs.[1]
Initial release1 August 2017; 20 months ago (2017-08-01)
Stable release(s)
0.8.8 (April 2, 2019; 19 days ago (2019-04-02)[2]) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemLinux, Microsoft Windows, macOS
TypeOpen-source web browser
LicenseMIT License

Beaker is a free and open-source peer-to-peer web browser[3] currently in development by Blue Link Labs.[4][5] Beaker provides the user with tools for publishing and hosting websites directly from the browser; all files and websites are transferred using Dat, a hypermedia peer-to-peer protocol.[6] The browser also supports the HTTP protocol.[3]

Beaker is built using the Electron framework and therefore uses the Chromium browser as a renderer for webpages.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Beaker is a more powerful browser, for a more powerful Web". Beaker browser. Retrieved 24 Jul 2018.
  2. ^ "Beaker v0.8.8 is now available for download". Blue Link Labs. 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  3. ^ a b Faife, Corin (13 July 2017). "A New Browser Is Making Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting More User-Friendly". Vice.
  4. ^ "Blue Link Labs". Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. ^ "beakerbrowser/beaker". GitHub. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  6. ^ "Dat Protocol". Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  7. ^ "Project of the Week: Beaker Browser | Electron Blog". Retrieved 2018-07-27.