[webkit-dev] Building on Linux

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Thu Feb 15 09:00:45 PST 2007

On Feb 15, 2007, at 3:42 AM, Jean-Charles VERDIE wrote:

> wtk32 a écrit :
>> Hi Jean-Charles
>>> It's really interesting since our refactoring is based upon a  
>>> clear split between what is really (from our point of view)  
>>> WebKit, and what is platform+OS dependent (font engine, graphic  
>>> context, threads, and so on).
>> This sounds most interesting. Will the results of this refactoring  
>> appear in the release you mentioned in a previous post?
> Sure. We even hope that (some of) them are accepted into the TOT :-)
> We will propose a "BAL" directory, including all the abstraction  
> factories, plus a minimal path to have WebCore/JSCore compile with  
> BAL. From our point of view, BAL is a replacement of "platform/"  
> but we'll see where to place it. It could also been seen as a  
> specific port of WebKit, and thus be included in platform/...

The platform/ directory is already supposed to be a browser  
abstraction layer. I'm not sure why a second layer of abstraction  
would be necessary. Anything additional that needs to be abstracted  
should just be added as new WebCore/platform or JavaScriptCore/wtf  


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