[webkit-dev] JSCore patch question and wxWebCore

Kevin Ollivier kevino at theolliviers.com
Tue Jun 7 17:13:11 PDT 2005

Hi all,

First off, I wanted to say I'm really impressed with Apple's  
commitment to open source. IMHO, the actions you've taken go above  
and beyond the call of duty and show an openness that few companies  
are willing to risk. And I think in the end it will pay off big for  
anyone using WebCore or derivatives. In fact, as the developer of  
wxWebKitCtrl (a WebKit wrapper for wxMac), open sourcing this will  
hopefully help me track down a couple positioning bugs that have  
eluded me thus far. So thank you for doing this! :-)

However, I do have more to say than that. :-) Vaclav Slavik (the  
author of wxWidgets' wxHTML support, among many other things) and I  
have embarked on a rather ambitious project, which is the development  
of a wxWidgets implementation of WebCore. I do recall one of the  
developers saying they'd be open to/interested in a multi-platform  
WebCore. ;-) We'd also like to develop an ActiveX front end as well,  
so that apps outside of wxWidgets apps on Windows can take advantage  
of WebCore. We've been working on it for a couple weeks now and we  
have setup a SVN repository for it at:


We've still got a long ways to go, but we've gotten a fair amount of  
files compiling these past couple weeks (both on Mac and Linux) and  
hope within a month or so that we can move towards a basic prototype.  
Related to this project, I had a couple questions for WebKit developers:

1) We have a patch for JSCore 412 that includes some simple  
compilation fixes like added headers and such to get it to compile on  
Linux. Are you interested in this, and if so, do we just submit it to  
the WebKit bugzilla?

2) Is the WebKit site and mailing list going to be the primary  
discussion and project space for WebCore as well now? As WebKit is a  
superset, I wasn't sure if this was more appropriate here, or if  
WebCore's discussion forum was a more appropriate place.

Anyways, the newly open-sourced WebKit will definitely help us in our  
implementation, and I hope that our work can be useful to the WebKit  
development team as well. It will certainly be of great benefit to  
the wxWidgets project!

We welcome any feedback on the project, and will be happy to try and  
answer any questions you may have.



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