[webkit-dev] API layer for GTK port in Web kit

Namaz namaz79 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 02:01:33 PDT 2007

Thanks Holger for your clear explanation. And I found multiple frames
started working in the latest release (some scrolling issues are there).
Good news for GTK port.

If I am correct, WebKitGtkPage is a class which is synonymous to WebView of
Mac. I think there are a lot of functions, signals, etc need to be added to
WebKitGtkPage to make it as a full fledged WebView.

Regarding image codec, for GTK port, I think we could use Gdk-pixbuf since
it supports many image types (BMP, XBM, PNG, GIF, JPEG, etc). I think the
only reason Gdk-Pixbuf is not used to make it work for (non GTK) Cairo or Qt
platforms. Is that right?

Best regards,

Holger Freyther-6 wrote:
> Am 13.08.2007 um 13:20 schrieb Namaz:
>> Hi All,
>>  There is an API layer in WebKit/Gtk folder (although it is not  
>> used by
>> GdkLauncher presently). It provides the GObject interfaces for
>> WebKitGtkFrame, WebKitGtkPage, etc. Great!
> GdkLauncher creates a WebKitGtkPage and is using that. So the API is  
> used by the GdkLauncher, the Openmoko RSS Reader, midori can use it  
> as well.
>> + Any idea, what are all the advantages of using these kind of  
>> GObjects
>> instead of C++ class interfaces (Frame, Page classes).
> Having a C/GObject API is great because you can easily bind it to  
> other languages (e.g. python)and it can be used by C Applications.  
> For some strange reasons most of the GNOME stack is still implemented  
> in C, so this is quite important.
>> + And what classes are going to be added in future into this API  
>> layer as
>> GObjects.
> We aim for implementing what WebView [1] on OS X is offering. So if  
> you have need some feature, we will take a look at WebView and  
> consider how to map it to the Gtk+/GObject world.
> z.
> [1] http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Reference/WebKit/ 
> Classes/WebView_Class/Reference/Reference.html
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