[webkit-dev] Integrating the GTK port

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Feb 13 04:23:56 PST 2007

On Feb 13, 2007, at 2:55 AM, Juan Antonio Suarez Romero wrote:

> Hi all!
> In the WebKit homepage, one of the projects that people can contribute
> is to integrate the existing Gtk port into the source tree. I suppose
> the "existing Gtk port" is the Gtk-Webcore" port
> ( http://gtk-webcore.sourceforge.net/ ).

This is a pretty old comment and I think is now somewhat out of date.

> What is the relation between this port and the existing Gdk port?  
> Should
> the gtk port replace the current existing gdk stuff? Or both need  
> to be
> maintained?

If someone wanted a nice Gtk-based WebKit, I think the steps would be:

- Add a Gtk-based API layer on top of WebCore, like the mac WebKit or  
WebKitQt. Probably this would offer a GtkWidget that embeds HTML.

- Finish unfinished parts of Gdk port.

- Add a form control theme that matches Gtk to RenderTheme.

I don't know that the old Gtk-webcore code base would help that much.


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