[webkit-dev] WebKit community release

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Apr 5 17:55:54 PDT 2006

On Apr 5, 2006, at 4:29 PM, Dan Wood wrote:

> I like the idea.  I don't know how it could be done logistically  
> with the repository, but I'm sure that is surmountable.

We are willing to let others maintain release branches for non-Apple  
releases. On the other hand, there are many technical difficulties  
with trying to do such a thing. For example, due to WebKit's reliance  
on OS internals, it's almost certain that such a release wouldn't run  
on future major OS releases from Apple. We are trying to reduce SPI  
reliance over time though.

>   I am assuming that there is some process in place at Apple  
> already that deals with stable builds; for instance, somehow the  
> build that is labeled 418 became part of 10.4.6, where as 417.9  
> (IIRC) was in 10.4.5.

We use a branch for our software updates.


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